Your handmade masterpiece

I’m wild about you!

And helping you to create your own handmade masterpiece. When I give a handmade card it carries with it the thought and love that went into making it, my friends and relatives have drawers full as they can’t bear to throw them out!

I know all the reasons why you’re not making cards and I’ve been there, I just know that once you’re here, you’ll love it just as much as me! Why not come along and give it a try?

Wild about flowers too

I’m just starting a new love, flowers. There are so many lovely handmade cards on Pinterest using flowers that I am falling in love with them. I’ve never been that ‘flowery’ and haven’t invested in these type of stamp images or framelits but that’s about to change. So any of you flower lovers that have found them sadly missing from my repertoire can relax, the flowers are coming!

I have used a few in the past, remember Sweet 16 and Choose Happiness but I feel a real flower fetish coming on! You may have seen flower card images all over Pinterest well there are more to come as the new Stampin’ Up!® annual catalogue goes live on 1 June. Flowers can be colourful, playful and fun like the card below or somber, moody and subdued like in a background. Flowers are found in the background of many of the vintage images I love so I’m going to bring them out into the light, out in front and celebrate them.

My Handmade Masterpiece

The card below is made using Wild about Flowers which is available now so if you just can’t wait to get started then visit my online shop.

I'm wild about you! And helping you to create your own little handmade masterpiece. Meet my new love, flowers. Lots of new flowery lovelies available in the latest catalogue from 1 June. Book in to class and get your free copy.

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Autumn leaves and vintage cars – Monthly classes review

Autumn is here in Auckland, there is a nip in the air morning and night and the days are getting shorter. Although I’m sad to see summer leaving it’s also a good time to think about some different colour combinations to match the season. Both monthly classes are finished now for April so here’s a wrap of the projects we made.


Handmade pop up card using Sheltering Tree Card Inside. See the front of the card on the blog post along with the other cards from this classes this month. #handmadecard #shelteringtree #stampinup

Pop Up Sheltering Tree Card

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Inspired to finish

I’ve been inspired to finish an old project – I’m sure you can all relate to this, I started this journal about 2 years ago and got it so far and then ran out of ideas, time, embellishments, what ever it was the project was stalled. Then last week I was sent a link to a vintage journal given to a lovely lady here in New Zealand by her very creative friend. And this wasn’t any ordinary journal, wow!! blow your socks off amazing!! Not only was I inspired to finish but my closest stamping family were all inspired too and we all started collecting for the journals we’re going to make. I now have a box where I’m putting all the trimmings, embellishments, and bits and pieces I’m collecting.

Just inspired to finished cover of my vintage inspired mini album. Find images of the pages and free printables in the blog post.

Treasure box for trimmings, embellishments collection for my next journal

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Bring Back Birthday Cards


By now you’ve probably have heard about the #imbringingbirthdaysback campaign started by Shannon West from Stampin’ Up!®. Shannon has been sending cards to anyone who asks for one with the hashtag #imbringbirthdaysback on the envelope. Now, so many people love the idea that Stampin’ Up! is releasing a stamp of the hashtag. Wow, this is huge!

We all love receiving birthday wishes from family and friends on our special day but the number of cards we send and receive is dwindling as people take to social media to send the well wishes. It takes a bit more planning and thought to send a card and that’s what this campaign is about, putting the love back in. Receiving a birthday card in the post is way more personal and something everyone loves to open.

I thought it would be a good idea to help the campaign along by sending handmade birthday cards to the first 100 people who send me their details. It’s my birthday this month (2 more sleeps) so I’m in the celebrating mood.

Simply fill in your details here and I’ll send you a good ol’ fashioned, handmade birthday card via snail mail!

Once you receive your card you can bring it to a class and receive the class for free, a bonus gift for you!  Oh, and if you’ve already celebrated your birthday this year, no worries I’ll be sending a full 12 months of cards out! So that’s it – email me your birthday and then just sit back and wait for your card to arrive in the mail!

(Cards will be sent within New Zealand only, card redeemable for one class only, valid only for 3 months from birth date all classes are in Onehunga, Auckland)

Register for your card now and then plan ahead and send a birthday card instead of a quick post for the next one of your friends celebrating a birthday.

Make yourself at home


You are welcome to visit and make some cards using product from the new Occasions Catalogue. Click here to register then drop in anytime between 1.30pm – 5pm on Saturday 13th February.
Projects will be on different tables so you choose what you want to make, choose 1 or choose them all totally up to you and how much time you have. There will be refreshments, catalogues, class schedules and specials.
You won’t want to miss this opportunity to discover your creativity and meet other like minded people in a relaxed friendly setting. Plenty of getting started ideas and expert advice.

The first 5 people to register will receive a free gift on the day.
A great opportunity to introduce a friend to Stampin’ Up!® or try it for yourself.

Date: Saturday 13th February
Where: My home in Onehunga (when you register the address is provided).
Time: 1.30 – 5pm
Cost: $Free

So don’t delay register now, registrations close 10th February.