Bonus Days & Christmas In July!

Earn in July. Spend in August!
Has your wishlist grown since the new catalogue came out? 
Then treat yourself to Bonus Days: for every $110 you spend 1-31 July(before shipping and handling), you’ll get an $11 Bonus Days coupon that you can use 1-31 August. 
There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month!

An email address is required to receive Bonus Days coupon codes. 


That’s a $145 NZD value! With so many crafting basics included in the Essentials Gift Pack, you can start crafting with your friends faster than ever.



Hugs & Kisses

Happy Monday – I can’t believe we are into to July already! We had such a nice weekend just relaxing and enjoying some time at home after a busy few months.  Everyone in the family has been home with colds at some point over the last week so it was nice just to be able to rest and get everyone back to full health for the last week of term.  I taught my monthly technique class on Saturday afternoon and the ladies who came loved getting messy with the fun shaving foam technique!  There is still time to book into the mid-week session of this class – it’s this Thursday at 10am.  Email me if you would like to book a spot!

I am just loving the new Lovely Words thinlits & Lovely Inside & Out Stamp Set.  It is really easy to overlook this versatile bundle in the catalogue, but I have found myself using it over and over – either the bundle as a whole or the stamps & dies separately.  On today’s card I have used the full bundle, but it’s really the thinlits that are the star of the show!

I used the Lovely Words thinlits to cut the window into my card front and then added a Night of Navy Mat on the inside of the card to really make the ‘hug’ POP!  To further accentuate the window I added a circle frame using my Stitched Shapes & Circles Collection Framelits – I love how all of the sizes coordinate and work together!  The stamp set then provided a bit of background and the rest of the sentiment.  This is such a sweet card and I suspect it will find its way into one of my daughters lunchboxes one day soon!

Stamps: Lovely Inside & Out
Cardstock: Powder Pink, Night of navy, So Saffron, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Powder Pink, So Saffron
Other: Big Shot, Lovely Words Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits


A Whole Lot of Lovely!

Is it a peach? Orange? Apricot? I really don’t know but I love this image from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper – it is so good for fussy cutting and layering.  This card was the make n take at a lovely party I did in Kapiti last weekend – it’s simple and easy but that lovely fruit image makes it look really WOW!

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I used the Orange Blossom stamp set as well on this card, which works really well with the paper’s images.

Stamps: Orange Blossom
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, A Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black
Other: Gold Mini Sequin Trim, White Bakers Twine


Guest Artist – Mary-Jane

Today I’m sharing another of the fabulous Shoe Box Swaps my team created at a recent gathering.  This pretty design is by the lovely Mary-Jane – I love it for it’s pretty simplicity!

Isn’t the colour combo so bright and refreshing? Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry & Garden Green.  Thanks for the lovely project Mary-Jane!

Stamps: Garden in Bloom
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Basic Black

Last chance to book for class this Saturday! Book now!
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Stepped Up Birthday Memories

Phew, we have made it to Monday, and that means we have survived jazz exam season for my daughters!  It is so great to see them working hard towards a goal and enjoying themselves along the way – we are really proud of how they both danced. I won’t however miss all of the extra weekend practices – it has certainly made our lives very full the last few months! We get a breather for several weeks before it all starts again for Miss 10’s ballet exams!

A couple of weeks ago I shared this make n take from our OnStage event, and promised I would share a stepped up version of the same card – well, here it is:

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Extra layers, more stamping, the addition of enamel shapes – it all adds up to a more layered, and interesting card.

Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White, Colour Theory DSP, Birthday Memories DSP
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Enamel Shapes, Ticket Tear Border Punch