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Monday, January 24, 2011


It is SALE-A-BRATION time.

Everyone can benifit from Sale-A-Bration

Every $100 you spend you get a free stamp set (selected from Sale-a-bration catalogue. 4 to choose from, NO LIMIT, click on picture below to view all 4 stamp sets) Available from 25th January to 31st March 2011.
If you would like to host a workshop or just do a a catalogue order please contact me on 0418 944 705 or

For all those wondering what is happening with us, currently we are in Denmark WA looking for a rental and we take over Denmark Mechanical Repairs on 18th February 2011 :) all nervous but extremely excited!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

A few cards before I leave

Today is the last day I am going to be allowed to play in the craftroom for a while as tomorrow is the beginning of our BIG move from Northern Territory, Australia to Western Australia. Tomorrow we go into transit accommodation.

Anyway, I really should be getting my A into G and pack my suitcase, my sons suitcase, make sure we have stuff ready for the dog (and make sure hubby has everything he needs).
Here are a few cards I have made over the past week, I don't have time for details but I hope you enjoy looking at them all.
This first card is for a little 1 year gorgeous girl, I hadn't yet used this stamp set so thought what a great opportunity for it to see some ink:


This card is for my sisters 1st year wedding anniversary, I tried to make it cute and loveie but still a little manly:


Here is a baby card for a little new girl:


Here is a boy and girl version for a new baby, I got the inspiration for this designed from Helen Williams and if you check out her blog you will see she got the inspiration from somebody else:

Saturday, January 1, 2011





I have just received a lovely email from my new craft friend Lynda Shrimpton (click here to check out blog).

Lynda and I have met through a Chat Room during the We Stamp for Lara fundraiser. She has been such a wonderful person to chat to, encouraging with my paper craft projects and always has something for me to have a giggle about. The world is always a better place if you have a good giggle daily LOL.

Anyway she has sent me a fabo 'Stylish Blog Award' ... Whoop whoop, how lovely of her!!!

Now as with most awards, this comes with conditions and these are....
# thank and link the person(s) who gave it to me (done)

# share 8 things about myself (below)

# pass it on to 8 others (see bottom of this post)

# let them know about the award (check)


8 things about myself:

Where do I start???

1. I have been married for 3.5yrs and everyday I love my Stevie more and more (I can all hear you going ohhhhh LOL)

2. We have a 2.5yr old son, who HATES to sleep!!! He is terrible and that is the main reason why there is only currently 1 child.

3. I grew up in South West WA but have lived in Perth, Port Hedland and now currently Nhulunbuy NT.

4. I have travelled most of Australia including Tassie but not really seen QLD just Cairns and the Daintree. We have done Uluru and had Champange on the roofrack while watching the sunset - magical!!!

5. I have been overseas to a few places, NZ, Bali, England, Vanuatu, Thailand. Would love to do more overseas exploring including New York just before Christmas too see all the decortations and hype!

6. My Husband and I (and son) are about to embark on the BIGGEST adventure of our lives. We are buying our own business, Denmark Mechanical Repairs in Denmark, WA. We move from NT in 7days but don't take the business over until 18th Feburary. We are both really looking forward to it but wish it was tomorrow, hate the waiting game.

7. I am currently at the fattest I have ever been YUCK, but am hoping to change that once settled into the business (and had the 9 nights in Bali*smiles*).

8. I have got my Certificate 3 in Child Services (Child Care), my Certificate 3 in Business (Administration) and am currently studying my Advanced Diploma in Accounting but have had to put it on hold since I have been so sleep deprived ... once all the children (that is if we have more) are at school I hope to finish it off and then maybe look at setting up my own book keeping business but that will all depend on the Mechanical Business and of course the Children :0)

Well I hope that has given you a bit of an insight into ME!!!


Now 8 people to pass this onto:

1. Lisa Jansen, (my wonderful Stampin' Up! upline)

2. Belinda Greenhalgh (Part of Lisa's downline and a stampin' buddy)

3. Madonna Dunn (We Stamp for Lara was such an awesome advent!!!)

4. Alisa Tilsner (for all the wonderful incentives and encouragement to keep my Stampin' Up! business plodding along)

5. Kylie Bertucci (A blog follower who also has wonderful creations)

6. Danielle Daws (Just Add Ink, I love the challenges and the hard work the girls put in)

7. Amanda Reddicliffe (Just Add Ink, I love the challenges and hard work the girls put in)

8. Bronwyn Eastley (on the Design team at Just Add Ink but I love her work)

I hope you are all having a wonderful New Year, and just for laughs I thought I would show you the start to 2011 for us. My Son playing in the monsoonal down pour in the back yard...what are we going to do when we move down to the very cold weather and he wants to run outside naked when it is raining???

Christmas Happy Mail

Oh I have been very lucky (actually I should say the family has been very lucky) to receive so many lovely Christmas cards wishing us the very best for Christmas and the New Year. Thank-you all for your wonderful thoughts
I would love to share with you some of the gorgeous homemade cards that we have received
This first card has been made by my 'new' craft friend, we met in a chat room during the fundraiser "We Stamp For Lara". It was a great fundraiser and I 'met' so many other lovely ladies that maybe one day we will be able to meet in real life but for now just have to catch up via all our blogs to find out what each other have been up to.
Take a bow: Lynda Shrimpton, and why not visit her blog, and you can also get all the card details:
I love the simplicity of the card and the little bling on Rudolph's nose just makes it looks so classy.

This next card is by my wonderful older sister (and a fellow Stampin' Up! Demo).
We had a little competition on who could make a Black/White/Red Christmas card.... She won, hands down, I really didn't like the card I made (if you really want to see it scroll down to all my Christmas cards). I didn't even send her that one, actually I can't remember the one I sent to her.
Take a bow: Kylie Clarke ... unfortunately no Blog yet but hopefully we will get one up and happening as soon as I am living back near her which is VERY soon!!!
I love all of this card but the best bit is she has used a gold shimmer pen and outlined the tree and words with it, so nice a shimmery.


The third card is by a lovely friend and also a Stampin' Up! Demo. We met awhile back, actually at Our Wedding, funny story, Steve and I got married and as we lived so far away from all our friends and family neither of us really knew each others friends.

Take a bow: Zara Borrell ... Zara has a blog but is yet to use it so I won't put it on here but the day she does a post I will pop up the link.

Oh I do love Crumb Cake and Old Olive plus what a great idea using dazzling diamonds on the stars in the tree. Gorgeous.


Lastly here is a card by my Sister-in-Law - well you can all guess how we met!!!

Take a bow: Julie Ridden ... Julie is very crafty and does all sorts of craft. The one (and only one) that I can compete with is card making. Sewing, Knitting, Cross Stitched I put in the too hard basket LOL.

What a great non traditional card using the blue. I also love both the dry embossing panel down the side (can't quite see it in the photo RH side) and the heat embossing of the tree and the words. Great card!!!


Oh just because I made this a little thank-you I thought I would tack it onto the end of this post. Just a wine bottle with a homemade tag.