Friday, September 27, 2013

September end of quarter specials!

We had a fun night at the launch party and I forgot to share with you the launch week specials that we always have after these events.
Here they are available only until the end of September (4 days):

Purchase $50 worth of product and get a free pack of Pretty presents Designer tags (value $4.50) on p.36 of the holiday caty.
Spend $60 and get two silver foil sheets (value $6.95) p.28 
Spend $80 and get a roll of silver ribbon (value $8.95) p.28
Spend $90 and get 3 rolls of washi tape season of style. P.25
Spend $100 and get a FREE pack of 12 Frosted finishes embellishments (value $11.95).

You don't have to have come to my launch party to qualify for these specials. 
It's my last order for the month and also the end of a Stampin' up quarter, so I am putting in an order on Monday 30th.
Remember you can order anything from the annual catalogue to qualify for these specials.
Don't forget the butterfly punch and pappilon potpourri 15% off special also ends this month.
Need to add something to your order - I am getting the large Christmas star it's on my order already.
Any questions just call me on 0468877125 and email your order by monday morning.
Have a great weekend. Nerida

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Launch party projects

It's school holidays here at our place which means sleeping in till wow 7am and then doing what we please until the day gets going around ten.
I try to take a break from the usual routine so please excuse me if I post a little late or eratically.
On that, here are some pics from the holiday catalogue launch.
I love the many variations of cards using the Mosaic Madnes stampset and matching punch.
There were some really creative ideas on the display tables. We are certainly a prolific group of ladies when it comes to making cards.
Seeing a stampset used in a catalogue and seeing it made in real life, well there 's no comparison. Here's the three projects we made.
We made three projects including two cards and a decorated canvas bag with a tag, washi tape and a silver star. I put a bag of jaffas in mine but would be great for soaps, scented candles and jewellery gifts and even a gift card. Why not?
The idea for these came from page 15 of the holiday catalogue. I loved the gold dots stamped with a sponge dauber and combined this with the goodie gear simply created kit. P.32.
Our square card was a bit more of a challenge, lining up those gorgeous on trend hexagons with the silver merry. I quite like how you can use both the positive and negative of this thinlits die to show the cherry cobbler cardstock behind it. And the star of the card has to be the Frosted finishes embellishment. I am going to be ordering some more of these. 12 for $11.95 bargain for something this sparkly!
Oh, and another photo of the lovely ladies at our table. If you couldn't make it (cause I know it is school hols and a Saturday night) lets set a date for a make and take at your place.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Holiday catalogue launch party this Saturday

I still have a few spots left at my holiday catalogue launch table on Saturday night.
You are welcome to bring a friend, your mum or your next door neighbour. . .
Here is one of the cards we will be making.
A kind of sneak peek if you like. I will be doing all the cutting and everything is provided to make up your card projects.
We will be making three projects all with a holiday/Christmas theme using lots of new product and tools from the new catalogue. We have lucky door prize and prize patrols all night.
If you would like to come on Saturday just email me at OR send an SMS to 0468877125.
I'd love to see you there! Nerida

Friday, September 20, 2013

Pansy punch on Pinterest Friday?

Any day can be pinterest creating day, I am never short for inspiration since I discovered this wonderful online resource.
Today's card is an almost direct case of one I found on Pinterest by Catherine Carroll
It is such a simple card using the new Pansy punch and the Flower Shop stamp set.
I am loving this colour combo - Elegant Eggplant for the stamping and Coastal Cabana polka dot patterned paper from "Afternoon Picnic" designer series paper.
And you have to love the rhinestones for flower centres.
Like to make one of these? 
Come to my next stamping class or why not have a stamping up card making party at your place.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Silver foil Merry and frosted finished embellies!

A square Christmas card is a little bit different to what I usually make.
This one measures 15cm x 15cm (6"x6").
It is a little bit like a scrapbook page with lots of room for a big word and several embellishments.
My card is made with mostly new Stampin' Up! Products from the Holiday Catalogue.
Cherry Cobbler textured cardstock 12"x12" , 24 sheets, $22.95
Silver foil sheets (2) $6.95 
Pretty Print Textured embossing folder $13.95
Frosted Finishes embellishments - 12 pieces $11.95 
Silver ribbon 1.9m $8.95
The stamp set I've used is the six sided sampler and its matching Hexagon-shaped punch from the annual catalogue.
Christmas is a from the "wishing you" stamp set $20.95 clear mount.

Launch party

With the start of every new Holiday Catalogue catalogue comes a
"Catalogue launch party"!
Would you love to come and play with all the new stamps and products in it?
This is a great night to be creative, have fun with friends and as a bonus you'll go home with 3 holiday projects, door prizes, supper and all materials provided.
Narara Valley Baptist Church Hall 
127 Narara Valley Drive,Narara 

The Cost is $15
Bring a friend and please book early if you want me to hold your place.

I would love to see you there so phone or text me - Nerida 0468 877 125.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Single Stamps released for Christmas


A new, holiday-themed collection of single stamps is now available! 

Christmas will be here before you know it, and these single stamps may be just what the budget-conscious stamper needs. There are eight different stamps to choose from, six of which coordinate with Framelits dies or punches.

These stamps are only available until 31 January, 2014.  


  • These won’t be sent in our usual cases or packaging; they’ll be packaged in cello bags. 
  • If you’d like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won’t come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you’ll need to buy a block separately if you don’t already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyer.
  • There’s no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • only available through 31 January, 2014, so get them while you can!
Never released before stamps! Let me know if you wish to add any of these to your order. Send your order to me by email or try out my online store.

Tag It !

Recently I have been making cards for Ronald McDonald Family Room at Gosford on the Central coast  and they have very graciously sent me a certificate of Appreciation. Which I think is really nice. 
They also sent a letter of appreciation to our team of Stampers the insomniac s for the 170 cards we made and donated at a Team event at West Gosford.
Stampin' Up is a financial supporter of RMHC and you will see on the last page of your catalogue that $3 from every "tag it " stampset is donated.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Wishing You - A colour challenge - PPA171

It is always a good thing when you can use a stamp set for more than one type of occasion.
Wishing you is obviously a Christmas stamp set, and yet these gift boxes are perfect as the image for a birthday card.

These three colours go very well together I think.

 Add some ribbon and 3 punched butterflies - Perfect! 
I almost forgot to mention the Stampin' Up! special this month - buy the Itty Bitty butterfly punch and matching papillon potpourri stamp set as a bundle and get 15% off the price.

Wishing You Vanilla

We had a fun card making session on Friday at Claus Manor cafe.
We made two cards and learned a new technique while having a cup of coffee or two.
This card is a very simple design and easy to create at home. The only thing you might not have is the 6.4 cm circle punch and the background piece could be substituted with patterned paper or background stamping.
Technique - markers to rubber
Card Recipe:
Stampsett -  "Wishing you" $20.95 clear mount, or $25.95 wood mounted.
Stampin' write Markers - in colour 2012-14 Gumball green, Raspberry Ripple and summer star fruit. (5 markers for $25.95)
Ink pad - Baked Brown sugar $9.95
Washi tape- season of style $8.95 (3rolls) page 25 of the seasonal catalogue.
Ribbon - Seam binding - very vanilla (9.1m) $11.95
Rhinestone jewels - $8.95 
Big shot embossing folder $13.95 p.24 of the seasonal catalogue.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A little bit more Christmas card class

Come and make this card with me on Friday... 13 September.
It's called a star burst card.
I am running a Christmas card class this Friday from 10.30am at Claus Manor, Wyoming.
I CASED (copy and share everything) this idea from page 110 of the stampin' up! annual catalogue.
Modified somewhat to make it easy to make in mass numbers. We will be using this new stampset "Wishing You".
The patterned paper is from the Seasonal catalogue " Winter Frost" paper stack ($11.95 for 48 double sided card-front-sized sheets.) 
Call or SMS me on 0468877125 if you would like to come.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Modern medley meets papillon potpourri ... And its Fabulous!

I absolutely love this patterned paper. Its called Modern Medley and it is black and vanilla with music notes, chevrons, polka dots, every style of pattern that is in at the moment.
I've added some itty bitty butterfly punch shapes, stamped in Coastal cabana ink.
How stylish does this stamp look in this font?
The perfect sentiment for thank yous to a friend, just a random act of kindness kind of card, birthday card, or note of appreciation.
It is fabulous for adding some rhinestones and bling with to make your card just a little bit more ... Fabulous! 
Card Recipe:
Modern medley designer series paper pack p.154
Stampsets: Million and One, Page 161. $22.95 clear mount. $28.95 wood.
Papillon potpourri, page 90.
Itty bitty butterfly punch p.183.  (get these as a bundle for 15% off)
Circle punches p.182
Sponge dauber (12 for $18.95) $1.57 each!
Glimmer paper - red 
Heart punch p.183 $9.95
Ink: coastal cabana p.141 $9.95

Friday, September 06, 2013

Simply Sketched and a colour challenge.

Another gorgeous warm Spring day happening here!
I went out for coffee and cake this morning, did some shopping and created a card for the Pals Paper Arts challenge.

A colour challenge - using Midnight Muse, Crushed Curry and Early Espresso.
I was inspired by this lovely spring weather to use my "Simply Sketched" stamp set. Previously untouched by ink or paper... 
It is a way simple card made on whisper white cardstock, with the "tape it!" Stamp as a yellowish background and flowers stamped in Midnight Muse, with a touch of water colouring for emphasis.
Happy birthday wishes is stamped in Early Espresso Ink.
Not bad for a 5 minute card ...  I have actually used Summer star fruit not crushed curry... Don't tell anyone OK?
Come stamp with me!
I run stamping and card making classes on Friday fortnights on the Central Coast ... Interested?
Give Me a call or text Nerida 0468 877 125 and I'll send you the details of our next one.
Can't make it during the daytime, we can do a party for you at your place.