Saleabration 2020 and Jan - Jun Mini Catalogue

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The Stampin' Up! Jan - Jun Mini Catalogue has officially started.  Let me know if you need a copy. 

You can find all the lovely new range here:  Jan - Jun Products

If you're ordering online pop in the latest host code:  VS2EAAKN

If you'd prefer to order by phone/email just send through the details and I'd be happy to help.  

Also starting now is the Saleabration special where you get to choose a freebie (or several) with every $90 or $180 purchase.  Check out all the things you can choose from here:  Saleabration Items 2020

Also - just letting you know that there's going to be some snazzy coordinating dies coming out on the 4th Feb to go with some of those Saleabration stamp sets which makes them even more versatile.  

Coordination products

Joining promotionSaleabration is a great time to join if you've ever been tempted.  

As well as getting to choose $235 of current products for just $169 - you'll also receive

  • *  a stamp set of your choice,
  • *  a 6" x 6" DSP patterned paper sampler pack
  • *  plus the cutest little guillotine cutter ever.  

Demonstrators got to grab one of the cutters in December and it is very cute.  Perfect for trimming little matting pieces or photos.  Great to throw in the craft tote if you're heading off on a craft day.  

To join, just make a list of your favourite current products totalling $235 and head over here to join my crew:  Join Sue's Team



What are your favourites from our new range of all occasion products?  


Bees have been on our minds at our place the last few weeks.  We dearly love them in our garden but we recently have some that seem very very interested in moving in to the walls of our house.  We've managed to seal up quite a few gaps and have less buzzing visitors the last few days.  Hoping they've found a better alternative somewhere else.  

Lovely to have some rain here today and I hope it is also falling in the eastern areas of our country where it is so needed.  

Happy creating and take care,



How are you going?  I can't take my eyes away from the screens at the moment - feels like so much of our country is on fire - native animals and bushland and rural towns under threat.  Smoky skies widespread.  

Haven't known a summer before where so many people I know are impacted directly or indirectly. Just sending out heartfelt best wishes to anyone affected by the fires or smoky skies or worry for friends and family, and also to all those firefighters/emergency service crews and families who must be so so tired. xx 

We all feel helpless.  Here are some ways to help ...... 

Donations pages for some of our fire services

NSW Fire Service donations link

Victorian CFA donations link

For organisations helping our poor animals

NSW WIRES  (Wildlife Information, Rescue and Information Services) 

Port Macquarie Koala Hospital (sharing funds with other organisations)

RSPCA Bushfire Appeal

Animal Rescue Collective

Charitable and support organisations

Salvos (or donate at Woolies checkouts) 

Red Cross


Givit (matches specific needs to help avoid unwanted donations of goods that can be hard to manage) 

Foodbank (delivering emergency relief and water to East Gippsland)

Lions Clubs

Rotary Australia

For those crafters amongst us with knitting/sewing skills

Making pouches for orphaned joeys and other native animals

Rescue Craft Co - their page has details of things needed

Animal Rescue Craft Guild


Let's hope for some kinder weather or rains to help in the effort to contain these fires.  

Take care, Sue

New Stampin' Up! Catalogue Time Jan 3rd

I just LOVE this time of year - that quiet part between Christmas and New Years.  Perfect for curling up with a holiday read.  Get any good books under the tree that you'd recommend?   


We had a lovely 2 day festival of feasting over Christmas - starting at our place with John's side of the family and then Boxing Day at my sister's house with my side.  I think it'll be 5 ways with lettuce for me for a few days now - still digesting all the yummy!   It was lovely to spend time with all the extended family.  

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Christmas tent

Now I'm up to contemplating what my One Little Word is going to be for 2020.  (You can read about Ali Edwards' One Little Word Project here.)  I like the process of thinking about what word resonates for my plans for the coming year.  Are you a 'New Years' Resolutions' person?  

If you've got creativity time on your list for 2020, we've got a new mini catalogue going live on Jan 3rd full of projects and pics to inspire you.  Here's a couple of sneak peeks.  



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If you've made a purchase from me this year your catalogue went into the post before Christmas so should either have arrived or be getting there very soon (depending on how busy the Christmas posties were.)  If you don't have a current demonstrator and would like a copy - get in touch and I'll pop one in the post in my next mail out.  If you're one of my customers but I haven't heard from you for a while - let me know that you'd like some catalogue mail and I'll get one postal for you.  

Have a lovely week.  Happy stamping!  

Cheers, Sue

Wishing You A Merry Christmas

Tree cards

Just taking a moment before I head to the supermarket for the big pre Christmas shop to duck in here and share a few Christmas cards I made at a recent craft retreat. 

I feel very lucky to be part of the small group that heads off a few times a year to this beautiful craft retreat in Lancefield.  Leanne and Jenn that organise it all do an amazing job of the theme, little gifts and decorating - and of course the yummy food.  With my craft room out of action for a fair chunk of 2019 it has been nice to get away to get stuck into some creating.  

Brightly gleaming cards

I hope your lead up to Christmas is all going smoothly.  Things ticked off those lists, presents wrapped, food preparations going well, some smiles for the busy retail workers.  We are hosting John's side of the family this year and I'm making a couple of new dishes.  Had a trial run last week and they were very yummy.  This salmon roulade was delicious and I can make it the day before - bonus.  And also from Georgia from Well Nourished this yummy dairy free dessert.  (We have a few non dairy family members so thought this would be a handy addition.)  This keeps really well in the freezer so making that one today.  

Wishing all of my lovely customers, class regulars, blog and newsletter readers and fellow crafters a very merry Christmas and all the very best for the New Year.  May it bring health and happiness and of course lots of time to pursue passions and get creative.  

First frost cards

Merry Christmas,

Love Sue xx


PS: If you've placed an order this year your new catalogues went into the post last week (midweek) so should be arriving soon.  With the Christmas post things can take a little longer so they may not arrive until after all the rush.  Let me know when yours arrives - I always worry a bit they'll go AWOL in the mail somewhere.  Host code goodies in the same envelope for those who used the host code in recent months.  Happy browsing everyone - the new catalogue and Saleabration starts January 3rd.  Customers and any craft lovers without a demonstrator - I'll do another mail out after Christmas so give a holler if you'd like a copy.  

Free Shipping Today and Cutting Plates Back In Store

Free shipping

Have you heard?  We've got free shipping for Wednesday 11th December with orders of $45 or more.  Shop online here or phone/email details through if you've got some wish list items left and would like to take advantage of the free shipping today.  

Also - have had a few enquiries in recent months about replacement cutting plates for the Big Shot.   Happy to say we've got those back in store again.  


Find them here:  Replacement cutting plates

OK - I'm off to do some chopping and parceling up.  If you're waiting on your host code gift it'll be on its way later today so keep an eye on that post box.  

Ordering online?  Use the new host code V2HJQECM

My new Jan - June mini catalogues should be arriving any day now so if you've placed an order this year - your complimentary copy will be in my first batch to be mailed.  Enjoy a good browse with a cuppa.  Goes live in store on Jan 3rd.  

Here's a little peek.  This set was first on my list - perfect for some encouragement cards for my year 12 Ms H next year.  Plus champagne rhinestones - yum! 


Have a terrific week.   

Cheers, Sue

Year End Closeout Sale On Now

Year end close out sale

Our Year-End Closeout event is on now. You’ll get discounts on some of our retiring Stampin’ Up! products and surplus items, including holiday catalogue items and stamp sets. Shop early for the best selection! And don’t forget: This offer is while supplies last only.
New host code if you're ordering online is V2HJQECM
Click the link below to see the PDF file with the full list of year end closeout items. This shows all the items from our current Holiday Catalogue that will be retiring. The last columns highlight the items on sale. 
Note: For the bundles - if it is marked with a *** the items in these bundles are not retiring, but they will no longer be available in a discounted bundle after January 2, 2020.
This next list is the carryover list that details the items from the Holiday Catalogue that will be carrying over to next year's Holiday Catalogue.
Note: *Items marked with an * will not be orderable until the 2020 Holiday Catalogue
Get in touch if you've got any questions.  You can order online here:   Sue's Store
Or contact me if you'd prefer to order by phone/email. 
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Happy browsing and give a holler if I can help with anything.
Cheers, Sue