Jul 20, 2017

My Crafty Kids

Hi Everyone,

Over the school holidays, my kids and I got a bit crafty and made some cards.... On one day we actually had 4 generations stamping and crafting togther as my mum, sister, niece and nana all came over.

This is my proud mumy brag time as my girls made these cards by themselves - I didn't have anything to do with the layouts, just helped with some of the punching or trimming (mainly to reduce any wastage, they both love my Stampin' Up! trimmer and can easily use it).

Cards by Miss 9

Cards by Miss 10
What do you think? I'm a bit biased, but I'm proud of their work.

Jul 14, 2017

Some customer orders...

Hi Everyone,

Today I thought I'd share some of the custom orders I've done recently:

Colours: Real Red, Crumb Cake & Whisper White
Standard C6 card

Colours: Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight & Whisper White
Larger A5 card
Colours: Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White and Silver Glimmer Paper
Larger A5 Card so lots of people could sign inside the card

Colours: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Real Red & Whisper White
Larger A5 card
This was for a work colleague who has a sense of humor & worked in the furniture department

Custom orders are available anytime and a massive range of colours, styles etc! And it can be more than cards, I can do invites, personalised scrapbooking pages, journals, anything that could be paper or card related.

Have a great day!

Jul 12, 2017

Current Stampin' Up! Promotions!

Hi Everyone,

So you probably know by now that the new 2017-18 Idea Book and Catalogue has been released! However, I am a little late in letting you know about some promotions that are now available!

Firstly - BONUS DAYS! I love this offer that was first introduced in Australia last year - for every $90 you spend, you will receive a $9 coupon to use on your August order.

For the full flyer, please click here.

We also have a sneak peek release of a stamp & die set from the Holiday Catalogue, you can view the full flyer here


And if you have ever thought about joining Stampin' Up!, during July, you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack, which includes Paper Snips, Grid Paper, 2x D Blocks, Snail adhesive & a bone folder! (total value: $86) AND you will also receive the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (as featured above) for FREE (that's an extra $35 worth of product)!!

If you would like to know more about joining my team, please email me, or have a look at my Join my team page!

Jul 11, 2017

July School Holiday Class

Hi Everyone,

Last week, I held a kids' card making class and this is what we made:

Puppy punch art - Circle punches, scalloped oval (retired), oval (retired), heart (retired) 

I didn't get photos of all the cards the kids made of the second card, I've only got my sample but the kids were able to choose a different colour for the Happy Birthday sentiment and the stars, everyone kept the layout the same (although I did notice some punched some extra stars and adhere them inside their card.

Happy Birthday Thinlit, Star punch (retired)
We also tested some double sided adhesive paper, and whilst it was thick to run through big shot , it was fantastic having the adhesive already on the back of the sentiment once it was diecut!

Jul 9, 2017

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017-17 Catalogue Favourites

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to an ESAD Blog Hop - this time it's based on our favourites from the newly released 2017-18 Idea Book and Catalogue. If you are already on the hop, you will have just seen Megan's creations! And if you are just joining the hop, there's 25 Aussie and New Zealand Stampin' Up! demonstrators showing you their new catalogue favourties! 

I have a few favourites, and quite a long wishlist, but I did manage to narrow it down to create these cards for you today.

So starting with my favourite stamp set - Fairy Celebration:

Cardstock & Markers used: Whisper White (standand and thick), Garden Green, Pink Pirouette & Wisteria Wonder.
Ink: Black Archival Ink

For my next card, I remembered a technique called Inset Embossing... You punch out some shapes, in this case, 1" & 1/2"circles, glue them onto your base, let it dry and then run through the Big Shot with your choice of embossing folders (this one is called Softly Falling).

Cardstock & Markers: Whisper White (standard and thick), Wisteria Wonder & Elegant Eggplant

Then this card, I used the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die and the same technique for the background. I used the Balloon Punch and the Seaside embossing folder. 

Notice the new In Colors, they are Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist and Powder Pink - I totally loved these new colours as soon as I saw them!

And just in case you are wondering, this is what ESAD is all about:

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Now it's time to continue the hop, off to Carly's Blog.

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And in case you are doing the hop in segments or get lost, here's the whole list of participants:

Jul 7, 2017

Fairy Latch Cards

Hi Everyone, 

A quick play with my Fairy Celebrations stamp set and some leftover kits from a class resulted in these cards:

This was a leftover Christmas card! Although I did add a doily:

A short and basic post from me today, I need to take full advantage of having the house to myself for a few hours as it's smack bang in the middle of our school holidays!

Thanks for looking,

Jun 2, 2017

YAY! - The 2017-18 Idea Book and Catalogue is now available!!!

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday, whilst my family and I were travelling home from our holiday in Phuket and Singapore, Stampin' Up! released the new 2017-18 Idea Book and Catalogue!! And get ready to be inspired! There's loads of new products, 5 new In Colors, new embellishments and a whole new line of scrapbooking called Memories and More

The new catalogue looks like this and if you click on the image, you can download or view a copy! If you would like an actual paper copy, please let me know.

On the Stampin' Up! youtube channel, there's some videos showcasing some of the new products - http://www.youtube.com/stampinup

My card making class is on next Friday night too! Book Friday 9th June @ 7.30pm into  your diary if you haven't already and we'll be making cards using some of the new stamps! RSVP is essential via email (stampingwithrichelle@iinet.net.au) or phone 0407 262 452. My address will be provided on rsvp, but I live in Canning Vale, WA for anyone wondering ;)

Thanks for looking,

May 31, 2017

Kelly's Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Celebrating 5 years (Wed Group)

Hi Everyone,

Today I'm taking part in Kelly's Stamping Friends Blog Hop as she's proudly celebrating her 5th stampaversary with Stampin' Up! Big congrats by the way Kelly!! If you are following the hop, you will have come from Sylvia's blog, if you are just starting here, then welcome!

We were asked to share things that make us happy.... Now I can't exactly show you every card I make but heres a copule of recent cards where I was just crafting for me and that made me very happy! 

The cards I've made feature some of the colour your own paper from Sale-abration this year and the new Ribbon of Courage stamp set.

I've sat at my eldest daughters' gymnastic class and coloured each of these whilst I was waiting. A relaxing and constructiive use of my time and it fits the blog hop theme of "happy"! :)

Please continue the hop and visit Chloe's blog.....

May 28, 2017

ESAD 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Blog Hop

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the ESAD 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek Blog Hop! I love the anticipation and excitement surrounding the release of a new annual catalogue and I'm pleased to be 1 of 25 demonstrators taking you on a sneak peek tour today! I hope you have enjoyed the hop so far if you are already hopping on from Cathy's blog, however if you are just startingthe hop, you are in for a treat!!!

I decided to share 2 cards made with the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, but funnily enough, I'm not actually using the ribbon stamp!

As you can see, I've focused on the heart and one of the sentiments - I thought they make nice "thinking of you" cards but could also work well as a sympathy card or just about any occasion.

Now Patty Bennett is the co-designer of this stamp set! She is a US demonstrator who reached the Million Dollar Sales and as a reward, she was able to visit Stampin' Up! Head Office and design a stamp! How amazing is that! She has a story  behind her inspiration of course.

Here's our little ESAD blurb, and please email me if you'd like to know more.

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Please continue the hop to Maree's blog to see some more sneak peeks!

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Thanks for looking,

Edit: you can find a full list of the participants here

May 26, 2017

May Class - a last farewell to some retiring products!

Hi Everyone, 

My class this month focussed on a whole host of retiring products.... One of the saddest departures is the Owl Punch! I'm going to miss this punch and the myriad of creatures you can create with it!

Well just a short post from me today, I'll be back with 2 blog hops before the end of the month!

Thanks for looking,