Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What have I been doing?

Well the calving season is well behind me now and AB has finished, and now I am out of the cowshed YEA!!!!! I have found time to stamp and I even took attend a class where I was a participant and it was great. I teach a card class once a month and I was fortunate to be able to attend a craft morning with these wonderful ladies. We did what is called a reversed canvas, really easy loads of fun and very messy ink, glue everywhere.
I also entered some paper crafts into the local A & P show and got 1st, 2nd and 3rds, in 3 catergories which was fab. Also took out the Banana Cake competition. Alexander my nearly 7 yr old has been busy also at the A&P show coming 1st with his cupcakes and also took his lambs Harry and Hermione. Harry was a laugh, but Hermione was the winner on the day coming 3rd Best Pet Land and 3rd Best (fancy) dressed, the theme was recycling. I will place some photos of Alex and Hermione on here soon.

December Frenzy!!!!

December is a great month at Stampin' Up! check out the items on sale below (some up to 50% off)...

Retail Price
Sale Price
A Little Treat Wood-Mount Stamp Set
A Little Treat Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Tote-Ally Tess Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Daisy Dash Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel
Baby Bundle Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Autumn Days Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Pendant Park Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Tart & Tangy Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Fresh Cuts Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Wonderful Favorites Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Heard from the Heart Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Teeny Tiny Sentiments Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker
Certainly Celery Stampin’ Write Marker
Pretty in Pink Stampin’ Write Marker
So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker
Bashful Blue Stampin’ Write Marker
Regal Rose Stampin’ Write Marker
Bravo Burgundy Stampin’ Write Marker
Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker
Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
Small Cello Bags
Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware
Circle Scissor Plus
Kind Heart Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Some of the items are a HUGE 50% off the normal price so get in quick these specials only last until December 29th. If you would like to order any of these great specials give me a call on 06 2788397 or email me Yvonne.

December is here!!!!

Well it has been a while since I last posted and I have been very busy in these past few weeks. But I have some very exciting news for you all we have 2 great promotions for you this December wit the launch of the NEW MINI CATALOUE!!!! and DECEMBER FRENZY these are both going to be great and sooo much fun. The Mini runs from 1 December 2010 - 31 March 2011, so we have all the time in the world to but some of the FANTASTIC products that Stampin Up have put in there.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

What have I been Up too?

Well I know that I have been a bit slack with blogging lately but I have been busy still on the farm. Here are two cards that we did at my monthly card class with a wonderful group of ladies. I love the Manhatten flower embossing folder and Artistic Etchings stamp set is one of my favourites.

I have made a promise to myself that I will start blogging every week, so keep your eyes out for more to come.

Dress Up Christmas Promotion

Well it's getting to that time of the year when we all go crazy, and spend way too much on Christmas presents, wrapping paper, etc etc.

Well Stampin' Up! have a great promotion that is running from 16th October - 30th November.

Dress Up Christmas Promotion

There are two ways to get FREE product:

  • Get a free spool of ribbon when you purchase a Christmas Gift-giving bundle OR
  • A free spool of ribbon when you host a $600 workshop

Go check out the flyer and see what ribbon you want for free. To order or book a workshop contact me today yvonne or phone 06 2788397.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cavles and lambs

Well for all you wonderful friends on Ustamp who have been waiting for photos here are some of the last calves that I have left in the barn, also the next two photo's are of Hermione and Harry our pet lambs.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Little Things GIVEAWAY!!

I have just been on my Debbie's blog, and she has seen a great giveaway if you are into quilting so I went to have a look. And OH MY the fabric's are georgous and I must learn how to quilt so hop on over to Sarah Fielke's blog and have a look at what she is giving away. Just leave a comment and then Tweet, blog or facebook.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Because I Care

Just a quick post today as I have to go to Alex's Asembly, as he is getting a certificate today. I have finally got my first, taste of the new in colours today and Concord Crush is gonna be an absolute favourite. The new in colours are great and so glad that they are going to stay around for 2 years.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

New Catalogue

Well its finally here the new 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue, and it's great. It offers an amazing range of stamp sets and LOADS of new Accessories in new modern colours. If you would like your own copy just send me an email or call me on (06) 2788397


We all love to get things for FREE!!! And that's just what Stampin' Up! are doing for the month of September. If you join as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in the month of September you will receive FREE In-colours.

Yes you heard me correctly you will get a COMPLETE set of In Colours (values at $100.90) - that's Classic Stampin' Pads, Stampin' Write Markers and an assortment of card stock. This pack will come FREE with your Starter Kit.

The Starter Kit has over $590 worth of stamping and business supplies for the great value of $339.00.

So if this appeals to you give me a rine on (06) 2788397 or email me at

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Artistic Etchings

Artistic Etchings is going to be one of my FAVOURITE'S this year, here is a card that I did for Ustamp. Only 1 day to go for the 2010-2011 Catty comes out.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Apple Blossoms

Only 2 days left until the new 2010-2011 Idea book and Catalogue comes out and are you going to drool for hours over it. If you are anything like me you will be making a WISH list straight away then changing and adding to it all the time.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


It was with regret that I had to get our 16 yr old cat Rambo put down today. He all of a sudden couldn't use his back legs so I rushed him to the vet's, they said that a blood clot had gone through his heart and was in an artery going to his legs. No recovery so I made the decision to have him rest with Blackie forever.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Last Chance List

Well its here the 2010 Last Chance (retirement) List. You only have until August 31st to get your orders to me to receive some of these amazing products.
The PDF is quite long but have a look here and see what you like, just remember to get those orders to me by August 31st.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Do the Two-Step!!

Stampin' Up's! Two-Step Stampin' sets allow you to quickly and easily atake your creativity to the next level. And from July 1st-31st, you'll get 20% off select Two-Stepo Stampin' sets from our current catalogues - no limit, no minimun purchase required!!!

If you want any of these great bargins just email me at or phone me.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Stampin' Up! has a special offer for you to become part of our Stampin' Up! family.

For a limited time only join for ONLY $299 saving you 20% ends 31st July 2010, you would normally pay $379.00 (total value of kit $655.00).

In your Starter Kit you get a wide variety of products:

Stamp sets:

  • Basic Phrases*
  • Fun & Fast Notes*
  • Big Bold Birthday*
  • Eastern Blooms*
  • Fast Flowers Wheel*


  • Stampin' Around Handle (standard)
  • Ink Cartridge (standard)
  • Stampin Pastels
  • Assorted Colour Card Stock A4*
  • Whisper White Card Stock A4*(recommended)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Craft & Rubber Sissors
  • Stampin' Scrub
  • Stampin' Mist
  • VersaMark Pad
  • Blender Pens
  • Classic Stampin' Pad basic Black
  • Classic Stampin' Pad Real Red*
  • Classic Stampin' Pad Brilliant Blue*
  • Classic Stampin' Pad Green Galore*
  • Classic Stampin' Pad Pixie Pink*

Then you have a variety of Business Supplies to get you going:

  • Getting Started Guide
  • Getting Started DVD
  • Stampin' Techniques booklet
  • Guest Invitation postcards (100)
  • Idea Book & Catalogue (8)
  • To My Hostess Envelope (10)
  • Recruit Brochure (10)
  • Customer Order Form (50)
  • Hostess Benefits Form (10)

For an EXTRA $90 you can get the Stampin' Memories Add-on Kit (total value $163.00):

  • Assorted Colour Cardstock (12x12) Bold Brights*
  • Schoolbook Serif Alphabet*
  • Simply Scrappin Petal Party*
  • Stampin Write Journaler Basic Black
  • Craft Stampin' Pad Whisper White*

All items marked with a * are able to be changed for same or lower priced items out of the Idea Book & Catalogue.

So just give me a call on 06 2788397 or email me

Deal NO #4

Well I have been very busy lately and haven't got any of the Deals of the WEEK onto my blog, but better late than never. So here goes:

Deal No#4

  • Square Ice Rhinestone Brads were $23.50 NOW $14.10
  • Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads were $23.50 NOW $14.10
  • Square Fire Rhinestone Brads were $23.50 NOW $14.10
  • Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched Grosgrain Ribbon was $23.50 NOW $12.93
  • Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon was $17.95 NOW $10.77

Hurry as these deals run out on 30th June so if you are wanting to stock up at these fabulous prices ring me on 06 2788397 or e-mail .

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Time for a Renovation - A Colour Renovation

Well this is a little late in coming but two posts in one day. Stampin Up have announced world wide that BIG changes are afoot in the Colour Families, and they have allowed us to share this great news with all of you. With these changes Stampin Up are striving to stay up to date with all trends that are out there.

Our new colour palette will consist of four colour collestions: Subtles, Brights, Neutrals and Regals.

Here's how it will all work:

25 of our current core colours will stay

10 of the current and past In-colours will now become core colours - (Melon Mambo, rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, River Rock, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze and Wild Wasabi)

5 brand new colours will become core colours - (Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, and Marina Mist)

New In Colour Programme

As part of the Colour Renovation, Stampin' Up! are also making some changes to the In-colour's. Each year we will have 5 NEW In-colours, and they will remian for two years (instead of the current 1 year), this will give us all more time to enjoy the colours that we grow to love. So in September we are getting 5 new In-colours that will last until 2012, and in september 2011 we will have another 5 new incolours. That means that this year we will have 5 In-colours, but every year afterthat we will have 10 In-colours to choose from ( the previous year's plus the new one's).

As we make way for some exciting times we also have to say goodbye to some old favourties, we have 30 colours that are going to be retired. But if you need to stock up on any of this cardstock please e-mail me and I can place an order for you.

I hope that you are as excited about this as I am.

A Rose Is A Rose

This is a beautiful Stamp set and you can do just about any colour combination you could think of for the roses. I have made a beautiful slider box with 4 small cards inside courtsey of Jenny Moors in the UK.
If you like this keep an eye out for another A Rose is a Roase gift box coming soon, and check out Jenny's website:

Stamps: A rose is a rose
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Urban Garden Designer Paper, Old Olive Ribbon

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Go Green - Recycle

Well I've left it until the last minute to do the "Green" challenge on Swap sisters. The challenge was to alter a recycled item, be it an egg carton or anything that we could astamp on. The possibilities are endless but my DH gave me a box that had recently been emptied of its small alochol bottles and I thought this has potential. So I covered it, sponged it, stamped it and then added punched butterflys to it. Then I thought it just need something else so what do we have alot of in the house at the moment but added an EASTER EGG and of course CHOCOLATE.

STAMPS: Vintage Vogue, Butterfly Prints
CARDSTOCK: Very Vanilla
INKS: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Old Olive
ACCESSORIES: Butterfly Punch, Recycled box, and CHOCOLATE

I really enjoyed taking up this challenge and if you would like to join Swap Sisters just send me an e-mail
and I can invite you. Once you have seen the things on Swap Sisters you will have no other place to hang out.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ustamp - Spring Soiree

I have finally got around to do some stamping and the second of the Ustamp projects. Ustamp Spring Soiree 2010 and so has the fun, projects and meeting up with all my friends and having some hilarious chats.
If you want to get in on all the fun go to just click the link on my blog and join Ustamp Dawn and Friends. Its alot of fun and very easy to get hooked.
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Vintage Labels
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede
Accessories: Eyelet border punch, Oval Punch, Cottage Wall Designer Paper, Two-step Bird Punch
Did you notice the new colours and stamps?? If you want to see all of these new products and more then book a workshop for April.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Stationary Box

Well I'm a bit late but I have made the Stationary Box designed by Penny for Ustamp with LOVE I have made this a double project as I have used the colours from the Swap Sisters Challenge.

Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Regal Rose and Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Eyelet border Punch, Heart Punch

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thinking outside the Square - Just Add Ink challenge

Well here I am again haven't blogged in a few days but here goes. I have just completed another challenge for Just Add Ink which this week was an Altered Item, well I had a christmas container and it was UGLY so I have given it a new lease on Life.

Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Bella Rose Designer paper
Punches: Butterfly and Small Tag Punch

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ustamp Secret Sister Swap

Hi well I have receive some beautiful cards from my sister swap int the States and they are great so here is two of the fabulous cards that she sent me:
Deb has used the I {heart} Hearts stamp set $49.95 which is a beautiful set and if you purchase this set at the moment Stampin' Up will donate $2 to the Haiti relief fund. Because Deb lives in the US some of the designer papers and stamp sets are not available here YET. But if you guys can hang on a little longer new BIG things are coming April 1st.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Inkspirations Challenge - 17

I was at my friends house on Saturday and she asked me if I had ever done one of these challenges before and I said no. So here goes for my first Inkspirations Challenge and I had alot of fun doing it.

Cameo Coral is one of those colours that you don't know what to do with but I think the combination is great and I love it.

Cardstock: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Very Vanilla
Inks: Chocolate chip, Versamark
Accessories: So Safron Designer paper, Chocolate chip & So Saffron markers

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Just Add Ink

Do you like a CHALLENGE well I have the site for you. Just Add Ink is a new challenge website for Demo's and customers. The design team is made up of Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up! Demonstrator's who love to share and inspire others.

Here is the first colour challenge - what are you waiting for go ahead and create, and inspire.

Sale - A - Bration

This is an exciting and most popular promotion of the year and it all starts on MONDAY! Yes SALE - A - BRATION is back and you can earn FREE stamps.

From Janurary 25 - March 31 you can earn free stamps in 3 different ways:

  • Spend $120 and earn one FREE Sale-A-Bration set of your choice

  • Host a workshop of at least $700 and earn 1 FREE Sale-A-Bration set in addition to the generous hostess benefits

  • Join Stampin Up during Sale-A-Bration and choose a FREE stamp set from the Idea Book and Catalogue valued up to $93.95.

The possibilities are endless and you have 4 different sets to choose from they are better than ever before. Come Back on Monday to see what they are

Haiti Relief and Stampin Up

On Janurary 12 Haiti ws hit with a devestating 7.0 earthquake. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world and Stampin Up wants to help.

From now until Feburary 28th if you purchase the I {Hearts} Hearts stamp set $49.95 Stampin up will donate $2 to the American Red Cross haiti Relief and Development Fund. This is a worth while cause so please take advantage of this. You will be getting a great stamp set that has numerous possibilities. We also have two great punches that can be used in conjunction with this set.

In the past Stampin Up has donated to other disasters such as the Tsunami in Indonesia, and the Australian Wild fires. So the more sets we can sell, the more relief aid we can send.