Friday, December 02, 2016

Welcome Walker

Baby Screen Card

My cousin and his wife welcomed a beautiful baby boy Walker recently and as I love screen cards I knew I just had to make one for him. I think it turned out great. I finally got to meet him this weekend and he is so gorgeous, made me clucky again - thank goodness it only lasted a few hours hahaha.

For any of the Stampin Up products below or suplies you made me need or a copy of our Annual Catalogue or Holiday Catalogue then please email me at

Have a wonderful day

Cheers Nic!

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourite Products Blog Hop

Welcome to my part of the ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Favourite Products Blog Hop. If you have been following the trail of blogs then I am sure you have come from Renee's page and wasn't it fabulous. If you havent been to Renee's yet make sure you go and take a look, you wont be disappointed.

This is the first time I have participated in a blog hop and to say I am nervous is an understatement. I do hope you enjoy taking a look and that I manage to inspire you at least a little.

There’s nothing that says Christmas more than Santa, his sleigh and Reindeer right! So, with that in mind I set about making one of my all-time favourite cards. I just love the stamps and dies I have used today and love that I have bought two of my favourites from the Holiday Catalogue together to make the one card. 

Using Santa’s Sleigh Thinlit Dies I cut out his sleigh using Cherry Cobbler Cardstock. Once that was cut out I stamped my reindeer using Santa’s Sleigh Stamp set with Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock. Lets not forget that a Reindeer isn't complete without his bell! These cute mini jingle bells come in red and silver and are a great addition and best of all they even make noise!!! Attach this around Rudolph’s neck by using our linen thread.

Once that was all completed I then started on my background. To create the dark night sky, I sponged Dapper Denim Ink in layers to get the desired darkness. Once I was happy with the look I added a stamped off Whisper White Ink snow effect. I still felt though that it wasn’t quite enough so using one of my favourite sets from the annual catalogue I stamped one of the trees from Lovely as a Tree Stamp set.

For the ground using a combination of heat and stick and dazzling diamonds I managed to create a snow-covered road that Santa’s Sleigh could land on.  I also managed to make the tree glisten with snow.

I then started on my second set Father Christmas. I just love this set. The fine lines on the stamp make it so that you can either stamp the set alone or you can go one step further and colour in (and who doesn’t love a little colouring in). Using Black StazOn I stamped both Santa and his Toy Sack. Once dried I then set about colouring in using a combination of our Markers (Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Strawberry Slush, Crumb Cake and Basic Black) and our Blender Pen with Real Red Inkpad and adding a touch of Wink a Stella Glitter Brush on his beard and white parts of his suit.

Finally, the Sentiment. This is from another of our cute stamp sets called Cookie Cutter Christmas Stampset. I wanted something small and simple and this was perfect.

Then came time to put it all together. Using a combination of Glue dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin Dimensional and Tear and Tape I adhered all the different parts together.
I just love how it turned out and I hope that you do too. 

So that’s it from me this time round. Thanks for visiting. I hope that you will continue your journey thru the rest of the Blogs. Next up is Amity and I just know you are going to love her creation.
Have a great day and a Very Merry Christmas to you all.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mini Sewing Kits

Mini Sewing Kits

Recently I attended On Stage Stampin Up Convention in Brisbane Qld, where we were lucky to preview new items coming up in January. It was such an amazing atmosphere getting together in one place with so many other peope that love Stampin Up too. Part of Convention is called Swaps where you make something to take along to swap with other demonstrators. I made this cute little sewing kit and holder. Perfect for your hadbag for those little emergencies.

Items used were:
2016-2018 In colour Cardstock 12x12 inch (141434)
2016-2018 In colour Designer Series Paper (141408)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
Mini sewing kit (not available thru Stampin Up)

For instructions or to order any Stampin Up products contact me at

Happy crafting everyone :)

Cheers Nic!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Get In Quick


Stampin Up Online Extravaganza is happening from 21 -28th November!!!!!

Up to 40% off lots of goodies this week, the perfect time to grab a wonderful Christmas present for that special craft orientated person in your life or to get yourself a bargain.
There are some retiring items so they are only available while stocks last and some specials are only for 24 hours so if you see something you like then get in quick as no one can say how long they will be available.

Have fun browsing and dont forget if you want to order something then either go to my online shop or send me an email at 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Santa Claus is coming to town

Ho Ho Ho!

Last week I attended a card making class that my Upline Chloe Evans ( held to make this wonderful Sleigh card. When I saw her card weeks ago I just knew I had to know how to make it. Thankfully she decided to run a class and I couldn't wait to attend.

The effect was amazing with the background sponged in different shades of blues.

Then once I got home I decided to give it another go. As I didn't have the same tree stamp I used a different one but I think it worked well too, I also added Santa to this one too. I just love these cards. I know I have to give them away I just really don't want to as I think they are my most favourite cards EVER.

Stampin Up products used are:

Santa Sleigh Stamp Set (142057) Holiday Catalogue
Santa Sleigh Thinlits (140278) Holiday Catalogue
Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamps (142043) Holiday Catalogue
Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (140396) Holiday Catalogue
Lovely as a tree Stamp set (127793) Annual Catalogue
Mini Jingle bells (142002) Holiday Catalogue
Crumb Cake cardstock - Annual Catalogue
Whisper White cardstock - Annual Catalogue
Gold Glimmer Paper - Annual Catalogue
Red Glimmer Paper - Annual Catalogue
Gold Foil Sheet - Annual Catalogue
Copper Foil Sheet - Holiday Catalogue
Crumb Cake Ink - Annual Catalogue
Denim Dapper Ink - Annual Catalogue
Glue Dots - Annual Catalogue

For any of the above mentioned products, place an order for any Stampin Up products or to become a demonstator with this amazing company then please email me at

Have a great weekend!

Cheers Nic :)