Happy NEW Catalogue Gorgeous!

Unless you live under a rock you will already know that Stampin’ Up!’s NEW 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue launched yesterday – exciting times, and I may have already placed more than 1 order for new goodies ;)  I thought I would share some of my favourite products from the new catalogue as well as a fun project that we created at my launch party last weekend!

It’s always so exciting introducing a new Annual Catalogue to you all!  I know everyone will love this year’s offering as there are just so many lovely products (& projects) to inspire your own crafting!

Here are a few of my absolute ‘must have’ new products:

2017-2019 In Colours – I know I have already given you a sneak peek of these 5 new shades, but they are worth sharing again!  So many possibilities with these bright, vibrant colours!
Looking for some creative colour combinations using this years In Colours? Download this great resource 2017 In Colour Combinations

Love Today Planner Kit – This fabulous planner will keep you on schedule and give you a creative outlet as well!  Coordinates with our Memories & More pocket page protectors too, so you can schedule it and then remember it!

Foil Frenzy Suite – Gorgeous foiled Speciatly Designer Series Paper, versatile Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set & striking Happy Birthday Thinlits Die, this suite has it all!

Memories & More – Our new Memories & More product line is perfect for memory keeping and so much!  It works with the pocket page protectors and albums you are already familiar with, but with even bigger coordination to our other products! Card packs are perfect for cardmaking, memory keeping, or any other project you can dream of!

Glitter Enamel Dots – Sparkly adhesive dots in a range of colours to coordinate with any project.  Once you start using them you won’t be able to stop!

View the full 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue Online HERE!

Here’s a nice bright Birthday card using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set from the Foil Frenzy Suite.

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I LOVE the new Lemon Lime Twist – perfect for happy, fun occasions like birthdays.  This card is cased from the catalogue itself (can you tell which card), and with just some small changes to colours you could have a completely different look!

Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Cardstock: Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Melon Mambo
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies, Balloon Punch, Rhinestones, White Bakers Twine


Behind Every Door!

Hello!  What a fabulous time on Saturday at my Annual Catalogue launch party – so much crafting & chatting, it was just great!  And now I can get back to blogging and sharing all the new projects I have created with you all.  First of all though, you still have until midnight tonight to get everything you wanted from the Retirement List – there are still loads of great bargains to be had so why not head over to my online store and take one last look to make sure you have everything you wanted before they are gone!  You can check them out HERE

Of course the new catalogue goes live tomorrow and I know we are all excited about that (can’t wait to get my hands on that gorgeous planner) so I thought I would share a fun project featuring one of the new bundles, At Home With You.  This cute frame is CASE’d from one of the demonstrator resources that Stampin’ Up! provided us – as soon as I saw it I knew I just had to recreate it for the little table in my entryway:

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I just love all the images in this set – there is the door of course, but also wreaths & garlands, lanterns, gifts & flowers as well as a raft of great sentiments, so it covers everything from birthdays to Christmas!  Plus the coordinating dies make them all so easy to cut out and assemble – your door can even stay closed, or pop open to reveal and extra message – CUTE!At Home-Frame Close_Magpiecreates
I have combined the door image with several of the papers from the Wood Textures DSP Stack which is SO VERSATILE – I have almost used up an entire pack of this paper already!

I will be placing an order for new catalogue products as soon as I can tomorrow morning, so if you already have a huge wish list and just can’t wait to get some of the items on it, get your order to me before 7am tomorrow morning.

Stamps: At Home With You
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wood Textures DSP Stack
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Basic Black, Pool Party, Stampin’ Write Markers – Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo
Other: Big Shot, At Home Framelits Dies


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Last Chance for these great products – ends Midnight tonight!


Come & Craft with me this Saturday!

Sorry if you have found the website down the last few days – there was some kind of issue with my website hosting talking to the domain name…or something like that…..but my IT guy (aka my husband) got it all sorted for us yesterday so YAY!

Just thought I would pop in and let you all know that there are still some places available for my Catalogue Launch Party this Saturday!  Come and join us for a fun afternoon of creativity.  Here is a sneak peek at the make n takes everyone will be making:

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I have been a busy little crafter for the last few weeks creating LOADS of projects to display so that you can go home with dozens of new ideas! Here are all the details if you don’t already have them:

Saturday 27 May
Lower Hutt

Be sure to let me know if you are coming so I can prepare a make n take pack & goodie bag for you! Email sharlene@magpiecreates.com


Colour Your World May Blog Hop!


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Woohoo – it’s already time for another Colour Your World Blog Hop!  I have been crafting up an absolute storm this month with loads of new gorgeous products from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.  I can’t wait to share them all with you, so I thought I would use a new set for this months hop!  First things first though, here is this months colour scheme:


I have to admit that this scheme didn’t really call out to me so I really had to push myself to come up with something – always good to step out of your comfort zone every now and again!  In the end it was a completely random array of cardstock scraps on my desk, and then the scissors stamp from the new Crafting Forever Stamp Set accidentally falling on top at just the right angle that inspired this card!

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It’s another really simple card, but they seem to be calling my name at the moment – I think all of the spatial design study I am doing is rubbing off on my crafting!  Here’s a closer look at those cute scissors – just like Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Snips!!

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Did you know YOU can now join in our colour challenge each month?  Head over and check out our Colour Your World Challenge Group here, and then get creating – we would love to see what you create with this months scheme!

Well that’s it for me this month – be sure to hop around the world and check out all of the other great projects to inspire your crafting.  You can start with the lovely Sam Hammond in the UK.

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Alison Solven – Canada
Alisa Tilsner – Australia
Patsy Mullen Waggoner – USA
Sophie Prestrelle – France
Sharlene Meyer - New Zealand   <<——- You Are Here
Sam Hammond – UK
Barbara Meyer – Austria
Anna Sposato – Germany

Stamps: Crafting Forever
Ink: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Cardstock: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Other: Blender Pen


2017-2018 In Colour Sneak Peek

Are you ready for the first sneak peek from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue?  Let’s kick off with the new In Colours!

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Aren’t they awesome!  I especially LOVE the Lemon Lime Twist & Berry Burst!  I have teamed the colours up with the awesome new Eastern Beauty stamp set & coordinating Eastern Medallions Thinlit Dies – such great products with endless uses and variations!  Here’s a closer look at each card:

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I love how you can layer up the stamps with the die cuts or use them completely independently!  Did you know that you can already get your hands on THREE of these new In-Colours as well as the Eastern Beauty stamps & Eastern Medallion Dies?  They are available in 2 exclusive bundles which also include a FREE gift!  Check them out here

Stamps: Eastern Beauty
Cardstock: Curmb Cake, Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink, Basic Black
Other: Big Shot, Eastern Medallions Thinlit Dies