Saturday 25 April 2015

ANZAC Day 2015

100 years
Remembering those that fought for our freedom today.
#ANZAC Day #gosfordpoppyproject

30000 poppies still look amazing even after the dreadful week of weather we have had. 

My poppy on my work uniform. Hand made using red wool felt. The petals were made using a heart shape with the bottom point cut off. I then did a running stitch with double tread along all 4 petals to join them together. Pull the running stitch tight, knot off then join the first and last petal together, stitch them tight. I did stitch up each petal about 1cm to make them sit where I wanted. Attach a black button for the center. This one I pinned to my top but a broach back finding would have been good.

Thursday 23 April 2015

Retirement list specials

The retirement list is up - it hit the Internet at the same time as my home got hit with a whoppa of a storm. I sitting at the loca club after 3 days without power, water, phone or Internet. We charged our devices at a friends each night as they fed watered and let us shower. The coming together of neighbours has been a blessing. 

I got all my swaps finished by torchlight for the up coming convention and will reveal them then (it's to wet to even get a decent photo outside) 
Here is a little sneak peak.

The retirement list, weekly specials and all Stampin Up goodies can be found here.

A few picks from my yard.

This would normall have me stressed out but not last night - power up my lovelies!

Sunday 19 April 2015

Convention prep and excitement

As we get closer to the end of the catalogue year, Stampin' Up! is getting ready to retire stamps and accessories from the 2014-2015 annual catalogue. Don't worry, though you will have the opportunity to order retiring products at discounted prices (up to 50 percent off retail) before they're gone. Start evaluating your current inventory and get ready as the retired list goes live on 21 April. I will be home after lunch as I am on canteen duty so will post the list then. You can pop into the online store earlier if you don't want to miss out on anything as once they are gone that's it. My suggestion create your list now, go to the store and create an account  so all you have to do on the day is sign in and shop.


Just prior to the new yearly catalogue coming out we have the Stampin' up! Convention one of the things we do are swaps. Swaps are a card from or 3D item made with all current product (however many you want in this case) that you make to swap with the other Demos so that you can get some inspiration. It is fun chatting to everyone about their sws and a great way to meet new people.

This bundle of flowers looks like a beautiful example of some DSP but it's not each flower has been stamped, punched and sponged. 
The stamp set this beauty is from is called Beautiful Bunch and they are stamped in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla Cardstock. 
Choosing my colours was assisted by my Color Coach.

More photos to come so check back soon. 
Happy stamping. 

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Beautiful butterflies

Just a quick pop in and share of a butterfly card this week. 
It seems that Bermuda Bay is the colour I go to most.
Here it is again. I cut the scallop thinlit in vellum and used it as a mask to colour the background just a little.

Thursday 9 April 2015

A perfect week.

Just popped in to show my followers the weekly deals this week. Why is that so important well the magnetic platform is on the weekly deals list. 25% off that is a bargain! Teamed up with some great framelits and punches this week is great.
I made this with Shrinky Dinks and the fun flower punch on this weeks specials. The baby onesies and toy are from the Something for Baby Framelits.

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I have a hostess code for April as well so before you check out please check your cart and pop the code in the bottom it will say I'm the hostess but I am planning on doing a mystery hostess thingy if I get to $400 in sales. Code RG4PZ7D9. 

If you want to take part in the mystery hostess event please do not hit the no contact button - it makes it so I cant send you your goodies if you are drawn out.

Here is a card to share that uses the wedding set 'Your Perfect Day' used to make a baby card. Just because stamp sets are made for a particular occasion doesn't mean that's all they can be used for. 

Happy crafting

Thursday 2 April 2015

Bonus bundles

What's better than finding coordinating products? That's right-getting coordinating products at a discount! We're offering five bonus bundles at 15 percent off retail, only available 1 April-17 April. You will love these hand-selected products, and it's undeniable that they simply belong together. Plus, they're perfect for making creativity easy and fun, but hurry! Remember these amazing bundles won't be around forever.

Dates: 1 April-17 April 2015

. Phone: 5:20 PM (AEST) Friday, 17 April 2015
. OEX: 11:50 PM (AEST) Friday,17 April 2015