Category Archives: Christmas

Anything to do with Christmas

Santa’s Sleigh Z Fold Card

Santa’s Sleigh Z Fold Card for Christmas This is another project from my Christmas Extravaganza Creative Class.   It is a CASE from Kelly Kent.  Sorry that this card was not posted in time for Christmas but there was a glitch in the scheduling  of the post.  The Santa’s Sleigh is on the carry-over list… Read More »

Cookie Cutter Christmas never-ending card

Cookie Cutter Christmas the most popular bundle in the 2016 Holiday Catalogue As you know I have been away on holidays these last few weeks. When I arrived home, I had received some fabulous handmade Christmas cards. One of my favourites was by Astrid Bealing, a member of my team of demonstrators, the Crafty Paper Bees.… Read More »

Warmth & Cheer Treat bags

I am away on holidays so thought I would post this cute as treat bag tutorial.  I will be making a few of these when I get back. Stampin’ Up! Product List For further information for the products used in today’s project, just click on the items below to view in my Online Store.  I… Read More »

An easy handmade Christmas Gift – Floral Boutique Calendar Note Holder

Looking for an easy handmade gift this Christmas I am always looking for an easy handmade Christmas gift to make at this time of the year.  But they have to be easy to make, not cost too much and be popular.  Well, this gift fits all those criteria.  You won’t believe how easy it is… Read More »

Santa’s Sleigh Christmas Sampler

Santa’s Sleigh Christmas Sampler I love creating framed samplers and if it is a Christmas sampler it is even more fun.  I designed this framed sampler for my Christmas Extravaganza Creative Class, an all day event which gave us plenty of time to make it.  I think it was the most popular project for the event.… Read More »

It is time for a Christmas Day at the Beach

Day at the Beach shared overseas I couldn’t wait to share this card with you cause there are not a lot of Aussie Christmas cards out there.  I had to wait until the recipient received it.  It is a special card.  Remember when my friend, Christine, a demonstrator in the USA, sent me a  Stampin’ Up!… Read More »

Onstage Stampin Up 2016 Brisbane Swaps

OnStage Stampin’ Up! is over for another year Sadly, OnStage is over for another year.  I just remembered that I have yet to post my swaps.  Swaps are an important of OnStage and also are part of the Stampin’ Up! culture.  So why do we do swaps?  It is the opportunity to meet other demonstrators,… Read More »

Handmade Christmas gifts – my Christmas Extravaganza is here

Looking for fabulous handmade Christmas gifts, this is the solution These projects are so good that you won’t want to part with them.  But if you are strong, after this creative class you will have the following to share: Christmas Sampler featuring Santa’s Sleigh bundle (made to fit the 9x 9″ Ikea frame) ‘Z’ fold… Read More »

DIY gift for Christmas

Looking for that DIY gift for Christmas At this time of the year I am always on the lookout for fabulous and easy DIY gift ideas to share (and of course, to use myself).  This emery board holder was inspired by one created by Kerstin Kreis.  What I love about it most, is how easy it… Read More »

Making a Difference the Stampin’ Up! way

Crafty Paper Bees making a difference! Twice a year, the Crafty Paper Bees (my team of demonstrators) support a worthy cause.  This year it was beyondblue.  There is always a lot of hard work involved in hosting a Charity Day – but then again, nothing that is that worthwhile is going to come easy.  In preparation,… Read More »

Merry Mice come alive for Christmas!

Merry Mice Better than Hallmark/Just Cards Creative Class Time: 10am-12md Friday 21 October 2016 ($16) and 7pm- 9pm  ($16 as a special offer, free with a qualifying order night class only)     Location: my studio workshop, Salisbury   Required: basic kit# Projects:  Two cards featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Merry Mice Stamp Set – featured techniques – colouring with… Read More »

In a card sketch, simplicity is the king

Can simple be a big winner in a card sketch? I love a good card sketch – and these are fabulous.  They are super simple and use Stampin’ Up!’s fabulous Designer Series Paper (double sided patterned paper).   These can be used to create multiple cards in no time at all. You may have noticed that I have been… Read More »

Simple handmade cards can still wow!

Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue Launch I am now heading into the busiest part of the Stampin’ Up! season. There is lots to do as I try to share as much as I can to inspire everyone in the leadup to Christmas.  Last Saturday and Sunday were my Christmas launches.  They were so much fun and… Read More »

I am back – Santa’s Sleigh is coming to town!

Santa’s Sleigh Christmas Card Yes, I am back crafting – more on that in another post.  I just love this card featuring the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and coordinating Framelits.  I had this design in my head and the card actually turned out like I pictured it (in the middle of the night – need more sleep, me… Read More »

Crafty Paper Bees Christmas Charity Workshop proudly supporting beyondblue

Christmas Charity Card Workshop proudly supporting beyondblue Every year my team of demonstrators  host a fundraising event to raise much needed funds for a worthwhile charity.  This year we are proudly supporting beyondblue, another cause very close to my heart.  Three million Australians are living with depression or anxiety. The Crafty Paper Bees Christmas Charity Workshop  is… Read More »