Today is a very special post, for a very special little girl called Lara.  Most of us know of our valued demonstrator and member Madonna Dunn and her beautiful daughter Lara.  For those who don’t know Lara, she has Microcephaly (small head/brain), Cortical Vision impairment, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy and decreased respiratory function. She is non-verbal (sounds but not words) and non-mobile.

As a team, along with other demonstrators and coordinated by Teneale William with help from Jacqui Crouch we have gotten together to help with a fundraiser to assist the Dunn Family to purchase a mobility access vehicle to make life easier for Lara and the whole family.

This is going to be an awesome event and anyone in Australia, or anywhere in the world can join in.  Note only do you have the opportunity to help Lara and the Dunn family but for your participation you will receive 31 days of Stamping Tutorials (all using Stampin’ Up! product).

These tutorials will only be available when you participate in this fundraiser (they won’t be posted anywhere else).

It’s easy to sign up.  Just check out the flyer below and come and join us in helping make Lara’s life a little easier…Thanks again for your participation..just click this “Sign Up” to register

NOTE:  If you sign up in February you get the early bird special of $35 (that’s just over $1 a tutorial, bargain!!!)

Thanks so much for your support and thanks for stopping by x




Valentines Day

My share today with you is my second card to go with my Berry Basket for your special Valentines Day gift.  Using the left over “negative” from the hearts on the berry basket, I have added this, along with some gold glimmer to add a little texture.  This card is great to do as a class as it has a few interesting elements but still quick and easy to produce.  Hope you like it!

Sheltering Tree and itty bitty accent punch

The items used in this card are listed below for you.  If you would like to order any of these products, simply click on the item and it will take you directly to my online store and you can order them 24/7 and have them sent directly to your front door.

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Painted Bloom Hearts

Been having major internet issues this week and although I loaded and posted this project….for some reason it never posted.  So here it is, better late than never lol.  This is one of the matching cards to go with my Berry Basket that I made for my hubby as a little Valentine treat.

Heart Framelits and Painted Blood wmkd

Quite a few of my favourites are in this card.  I love the new Painted Blooms DSP (designer series paper) and I love the stamp set used for the sentiment called Sheltering Tree.

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Stampin Up Berry Basket Valentines Day gift

Hi Everyone,

Today I had some fun playing around with the new Berry Basket die.  Such a versatile die and you can blend it to any occasion as a gorgeous little gift.  I just made a sweet heart design today, not to blingy, (though more to come lol).  I add the decorations with two or our great new punches.  It is a great project for a class, hope you like it.

Berry Basket wmkd

Forgot to let you see the “after” shot (filled with my husbands “Favourites”!!!

Berry Basket for Valentines Day wmkd

Tomorrow I will share the cards I made to match this basket.  They make a perfect gift to give to someone special in your life.  Thanks again for stopping by and don’t forget you can order any of the products used in this berry basket by clicking on the items below.  They will be delivered straight to your door anywhere in Australia….it doesn’t get much better than that!!

Supplies used to make this basket


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Hi Everyone,

I have a really simple, quick and easy card for you today.  I have made this one before but it was lost in cyber space so I have reposted it for you.  You only need cardstock, washi tape, stamp and embossing powder for this one….super simple, super quick and simply gorgeous (even if I do say so myself lol)

Another Thank You wmkd


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Hi Everyone, I just love this cute stamp set, isn’t it just the cutest?? So many uses, it makes the perfect birthday card, baby card, baby shower invitation and so many more.  Hope you like it, would love to hear what you think of it….so leave me a comment.

Zoo Babies wmkd


I stamped and cut out the animals and I also brayered the background of the stamp and added a punched out circle to resemble water.  Here is the list of products I used to make this card.


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Hello You framelits

Hi Everyone, I had another little play with the Hello You thinlits using the bohke technique.  This time I tried another set of re-inker colours.  This is so much fun to play around with….have you had a play yet?  Don’t forget it you want to place an order for your Stampin’ Up products now is a great time to do it.  For every $90 you spend you get a free gift of your choice from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  If you haven’t seen the catalogue or would like to see what is available just click the images on the right hand side of my blog and you can download or look at all the catalogues.  To place an order, simply click on my shop online button at the top of my blog and it will take you to my 24/7 online shop.  Login in or create an account if you are a new customer,  and shop to your hearts content….Happy Shopping!!!

Hello You thinlets

If you have any questions or would like help with any of my projects you can leave a comment or email me.

Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by.

Here are the supplies I used for this card:



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Hey, Valentine!

Hi! today I had a play with one of the new stamps in our Occasions Catalogue called Hey, Valentine!  He is such a cutie, don’t you think?  I have entered this card into the CTC Challenge

Hey Valentine

Here is how I made the card.   Firstly, I cut out two circles (6th & 7th circle) from the Circles Collection Framelits.  Then using the word window punch cut out four pieces.   Fold and cut in half,



Now taking your woodgrain embossing folder place the largest circle and the 8 halves of the word window pieces into the embossing folder.   Make sure you put the word window pieces on an angle to get a different “woodgrain” look and then run it through your Big Shot.


Take the pieces out of the embossing folder and with a sponge gently colour using your crumb cake ink pad.  I added a bit of definition by using a dab of early espresso.

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When you have coloured in all the pieces, adhere them to the circle (I used multi purpose glue) in the shape of a ship’s wheel.  Next, take the remaining circle cut out and stamp  your image onto it using memento ink.



NOTE:  You will notice that there is the word “Valentine” at the top of the sentiment, which I chose not to use.  To do this I placed a spare word window cut out over the word to stop the ink from adhering to it and just ran the ink pad over the rest of the stamp and then stamped it.  Now colour the image using blendabilities ( a list of all the colours I used are shown below).  Finally, to add a little “bling” to my treasure chest I used the tiniest pearl embellishments and some gold glitz for the coins.

Hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial, don’t forget to leave me a comment, or,  if you have any questions just let me know.

Thanks again for stopping by, hope you have a great day!

Products you will need to make this card are:

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I love this new stamp from the Occasions Catalogue (page 32).  I decided to jazz it up a little and add some 3D effects to make it “pop”.  Today is the start of Stampin’ Up’s Sale-a-bration which means that for every $90 you spend you get a FREE gift from the SAB (sale-a-bration) catalogue.  There are so many cute things in there this year.  If you, haven’t received your SAB catalogue yet, you can check it out on the right side panel on my blog, along with the Occasions Catalogue and the Annual catalogue.  To order any of the products seen on this card just click on the items below the card and you can order and have them delivered straight to your door….How cool is that???

SU Love is Kindness wmkd



I added black twine to the newspaper and some of the flowers to give it a 3D effect.

Items used to make this card are as follows:

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Only  a few more sleeps and the launch of the new Occasions Catalogue 2015 with be here.  You are going to love the new stamps, kits and projects in this new catalogue.  Yes, I know, you think I say this all the time, but I promise, you will love it.  The gorgeous bunch of flowers on the cover, well that’s one of the new kits you can purchase and make.  Remember that Sale-a-bration also starts on 6th January so as an added bonus for ever $90 you spend you get a free product!!  Now that could tick a few items off your wish list!!!


Ocacasions catalogue screenshot

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