Sweet 16th

When I saw the Number of Years bundle in the Occasions Catalogue I knew I had to have the set. It’s so lovely to be able to celebrate the number for special occasions and make something special to mark the event like my niece’s Sweet 16th Birthday.

I made the card here for my niece Rebecca who is turning 16 in February. I think it’s sweet while also being a bit grown up, after all you’re not a child once you’re 16!

I’m going to use this set for other birthday’s, anniversaries, even new home cards. I’m sure you will come up with more uses as well, what would you use this set for, tell me in the comments below?


It’s so lovely to be able to celebrate the number for special occasions and make something special to mark the event like my niece’s Sweet 16th Birthday. #handmadecard #confettidesign #stampinup #numberofyears

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Don’t forget if you place an order of NZ$110.00 value before shipping until 31 March you can choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue! To find out more click here or email me.

If you don’t have the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogues and would like me to send them to you then click here.

Happy Stamping!

Posting from the Rail Trail

Hi from Central Otago!

I’m in Wedderburn, the 3rd night of our Rail Trail adventure. We have all the worst hills behind us and we’re ready for the downhill to Middlemarch, sadly just 2 days to go. It’s been amazing so far, beautiful scenery, wonderful local people, amazing food and the adventure of cycling from place to place.

Rail Trail


So while I’ve been cycling Stampin’ Up!® have announced the products that will be retired when the new catalogue is released on 2 June. Follow the links below to check out the list and the discounts, yes that’s right the retiring products are all discounted from now until 2 June or while stocks last. So make sure you get in quick for some bargains!

Retiring List 2015 pdf

Shop Retiring Products

*Note: Why are these products retiring on 2 June? Since all catalogue launches will now be aligned globally, the current 2014–2015 annual catalogue will end when the new annual catalogue launches on 2 June 2015, rather than its original end date of 30 June 2015. This includes retiring product within the catalogues, as well as the print catalogues themselves.

Auckland Extravaganza

We had a fantastic turn out to our Auckland Extravaganza on Saturday, everyone really enjoyed the projects and many people said they had learnt something new which is what it’s all about! To find out about these events simply subscribe to my newsletter and it will always be announced in there or follow me on Facebook.

So here are the projects;

Auckland Extravaganza March 2015 - Elegant Butterfly

My group presented this embossed resist technique card using the Butterfly Basics stamps and Elegant Eggplant Ink

Auckland Extravaganza March 2015 - Notecards

Lovely set of Notecards depicting the 4 seasons

Birthday Card with matching gift box

Birthday Card with matching gift box

Also using the Butterfly Basics set but with watercolour technique

Also using the Butterfly Basics set but with watercolour technique

Colourful Diorama card using Painted Petals Stamps, Wild Wasabi and Island Indigo Ink

Diorama card using Painted Petals Stamps, Wild Wasabi and Island Indigo Ink



New Year, New Classes

Hi everyone,

Is it just me or are the years speeding up? The summer seemed to go on for ever when I was growing up, now we’re speeding towards the end of January already! Some lucky people are still away on holiday but I’m saving mine for later in the year.

Anyway as it’s the start of the year it’s also Sale-a-Bration time at Stampin’ Up!® This is such an amazing promotion, for every $110 you spend (excl shipping) you can choose a free product from a special catalogue that’s only available until 31 March 2015. I will give you the catalogue when you attend a class so don’t worry, you won’t miss out on this amazing offer. If you can’t get to class and would like a catalogue please just send me an email.

I have just booked a lovely room with amazing natural light at Onehunga Community House for classes. The first class will be on Thursday February 5th at 7pm. Please visit my Class and Event Calendar page for all the class descriptions and prices. I have designed classes up until May and will add more as we go. Make sure you know when the classes are on by subscribing to my newsletter on the right of this page.

These classes are in addition to the monthly class that I host at my home in Onehunga so if you can’t make one then you have another option.

Speaking of classes, the first one for 2015 at my place was last weekend. It was a small group as so many of you are away but we had a great afternoon together. Another change this year is that I will give you more details about projects that I post here. Rather than just a pretty picture I will give you details so you know the colours, stamps and accessories used and you can recreate the same project at home. So here we go …

Birthday Balloon Card









I love the simplicity and soft colour combination of this birthday card made using a new set of stamps and framelits sold as a bundle in the Occasions Catalogue.

  • The base card is 14.8 x 10.5cm Pistachio Pudding folded in half
  • The Whisper White layer measures 14.1 cm x 9.9cm.
  • The Pistachio Pudding balloon was stamped on a small piece of Whisper White in Pistachio Pudding with the Pear Pizzazz dots added afterwards
  • The Balloon was cut using the framelit and the Big Shot, then it was attached using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • The Soft Sky balloons have the cute bunting stamped in Coastal Cabana
  • The tails of the balloons are stamped in Soft Sky
  • Happy was stamped in Coastal Cabana and Birthday was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black

See below for the full list of supplies and you can click them to be taken to my store to order.

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Don’t forget you earn a FREE SaleABration product of your choice with every $110 you purchase from the main catalogue and/or the occasions catalogue !  I’d love to be your demonstrator!



All is Calm

It’s been a hectic few weeks here with lots happening with classes, markets and also work keeping me busy. Anyway hopefully things will settle down now just in time for the madness of Christmas 🙂

It was class today for my regular group and a small group this month so I got out the Blendabilities! Everyone loved how easy they were to use and the wonderful effect of blending the different shades together.

Here are the projects we made

Projects Confetti Design Class 23 November 2014


Some Christmas along with a birthday card and a thinking of you card, with only 3 people the class finished earlier than usual and everyone was happy to have an extra hour or so in their weekend. The cards were cased as follows, Blended Bloom card Paula Dobson, Traveler card Lisa Curcio, Star Helen at H2Designs, Tag my own design and Gift Card Holder Julie Davidson.

I hope you enjoy these projects. My next class is a Stamp-a-Stack on 7 December. It works like this…we will make 4 different designs of Christmas Cards and we will make 3 of each design. This class will cost $25 and as well as a fun afternoon you go home with 12 handmade Christmas Cards to give to family and friends! Click here to register.