5 December, 2009

It may not snow here in Brissie, however I still love snowglobes! Maybe it helps me cool down in this humid, windless, heat. Here’s my take on a snowglobe. Just add some dazzling diamonds and water and using acetate as the backing, voila! my very own snowglobe.



Star Ornaments

3 December, 2009

Here’s a really quick idea to create your own Christmas Ornaments.



1. Copy out a star shape onto CS. Cut the image out. Trace a 1 1/4″ circle onto the back of the CS and carefully cut out the circle.

2. Decorate the front of the star using swirl stamps and dazzling diamonds (adhere with two-way glue pen).

3. Add treats into the sweet treat cup and adhere acetate to the back of the sweet treat cup. You can add some string and string it onto your Christmas tree – if they last that long…

Here’s a few more that I made… I used Skittles for the treats. Hopefully these will last until Xmas before getting eaten!


Snowman Poop… Reindeer Poop…

2 December, 2009

I just love the cute little poems about snowman poop and reindeer poop. There’s a few versions out there, some are a little longer than others. I wanted to keep them nice and short. Hope you can read them on the cards that I made.


Stamps – Trendy Trees (arms)
Ink – Chocolate Chip Classic ink, Real Red ink, Whisper White Craft Ink, Real Red marker, Basic Gray marker
Paper –CS in Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Accessories – sponges, 1 3/4″ circle punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, 1″ circle punch, large oval punch, small oval punch, curly label punch, Red Gingham ribbon, Sweet Treat Cup

And here’s the reindeer card with the poop poem…


Stamps – A Holly Jolly Christmas, Snow Swirled
Ink – Versamark, Chocolate Chip Classic ink, Real Red Marker
Paper –CS in NighReal Red, Kraft, Whisper White
Accessories – sponges, 1 3/4″ circle punch, scallop oval punch, 1 1/4″ Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Sweet Treat Cup

ESAD Summer Mini Catalogue Blog Hop

1 December, 2009

Welcome to the first ever ESAD blog hop. So what is ESAD? It’s a yahoo group created for Extremely Special Aussie and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators. It’s a fabulous group where demonstrators can share ideas and questions. It’s a great place where we share and encourage others in inspiring, creating and sharing what we love to you. If you’re a demonstrator, find out more or join this fantastic yahoo group by clicking here

Leave a comment on every blog to be in the draw to win some gorgeous blog candy donated by some of the demonstrators on this blog hop – don’t forget you must make a comment on all 30 blogs on this Blog Hop. Once you’ve finished, send an email to Leonie the organiser to let her know to put your name in the draw.

Here is a Gumball card that I’ve made using the new Sweet Treat Cups and the matching stamp set Something Sweet. Considering how big these ‘gumballs’ are, they’re the mega jaw breakers that I’ve seen when I was younger (nearly as big as a tennis ball ). I remember trying to fit one into my mouth – unfortunately it was too big.  I had to lick it like a lollipop – I love to chew my lollies and so it was so frustrating that I couldn’t get this thing between my teeth to chomp – well even when it was finally small enough to fit in my mouth – I couldn’t do any chomping since they were rock solid – hence the name – Jaw Breakers!  So here you go … here’s a jaw breaking card for you!


Stamps – Something Sweet
Ink – Real Red, Green Galore, Summer Sun Markers
Paper –CS in Summer Sun, Whisper White, Kaleidoscope DSP,
Accessories – 1 3/4″ circle punch, 3/4″ polka dot real red grosgrain ribbon, stampin’ dimensionals


1. Attach 3 pieces of the polka dot ribbon across the Kaleidoscope DSP. Then adhere to the Summer Sun base card.

2. Using markers, ink the gumball machine stamps and stamp on Whisper White CS. Cut around them. Punch a 1 3/4″ circle in the Whisper White CS and then position the top and bottom of the gumball cut outs using stampin dimensionals.

3. Fill the sweet treat cup and enclose it with an acetate cover. Put it through the circle and attach the piece to a Summer Sun mat, before adhering the centre piece to the DSP.

Here’s another item that I made, it’s a sunflower!


Stamps – Something Sweet
Ink – Summer Sun and More Mustard Classic Ink
Paper –CS in Summer Sun and Whisper White
Accessories –sweet treat cup, 1 3/4″ circle punch, stamp-a-ma-jig, Certainly Celery 5/8” grosgrain ribbon, acetate, bamboo skewer, circle scissors


1. Using the new 1 3/4″ circle punch, punch a circle in whisper white CS. Then using the stamp-a-ma-jig, align the petal stamp around the circle using Summer Sun. Carefully cut around the petals.

2. Using the circle scissors and a pencil, draw a circle of approximately 2 1/4″ circle on Summer Sun CS. Aligning the cutout petals onto the Summer Sun CS, add a mark to show where the ‘middle’ of the petal will be placed.

3. Place the cutout petals aside and again with the stamp-a-ma-jig, stamp the petals in More Mustard around the large circle positioning the middle of the petal along the marks made in pencil. There will be gaps between the petals – as it’s a larger circle. Cut around the petals.

4. Layer and adhere the petal pieces together and then punch a 1 3/4″ circle in the Summer Sun card (turn the punch over to see where the first circle was punched out and repunch the same circle.

5. With the sweet treat cup, fill it with Sunflower seeds and then sealed it with an acetate sheet with a little flap (the size of a petal). Using tombow adhesive, adhere the sweet treat cup to the sunflower. Add a bamboo skewer covered in certain celery ribbon for the stem.

Similar to the sunflower, I gave my downline a Pretty in Pink Flower at the Brisbane Regional Training event. I love how easy these sweet treat cups are to use (not to mention – they’re a bargain at $6.50 for 12). I use acetate on the back of most of my sweet treat cups with a little flap so the recipient can pull back the acetate to access the goodies without destroying the card/flower.


Here’s a sneak peek at other things that I’ve made with the sweet treat cups that I will be sharing with you later… come back and visit my blog to see what other items you can make – perfect for Christmas, just around the corner.


Click here to go over to Madonna Dunn’s blog to find out what she has created with the new stamp set For Everything.

Thank  you for stopping by.

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New Summer Mini Catalogue

1 December, 2009

There’s a new Summer Mini Catalogue out. I am so loving the butterfly punch and co-ordinating stamp set (it also fits the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set!). The Sweet Treat Cups are a favourite. You’ll see in the following few days some of the projects that I’ve created using the sweet treat cups. They’re so easy to use and they give such a WOW factor. Not to mention the yummy delights that it holds. I’ll be updating my blog to include other projects created with some of the fantastic products from the Summer Mini.

Click on the side image to download your copy of the Summer Mini. Contact me to place your order.

Summer Mini