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September 2016

October and November Class Dates

Santa thinlit Santa 2Keen to catch a class in October and November and try out some of the fabulous new products in the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalogue? 


I hold regular classes in Avondale Heights (in Melbourne's west.)  Here's the dates of upcoming classes.


We will be making 3 projects - 2 Christmas cards and 1 other card. 

Wednesday 19th  October: 7.30 – 9.30pm     Booked Out (Ask to go on the waiting list)

Friday 21st October: 10am – 12      6 spots left

Thursday 27th October: 7.30 – 9.30pm    4 spots left

Friday 28th October:  10am – 12    3 spots left

Class Fee: $25


We will be making 3 projects - 2 Christmas cards and 1 other card. 

Wednesday 16th November:  7.30 – 9.30pm            5 spots left

Thursday 17th November: 7.30 – 9.30pm            Booked Out (Ask to go on the waiting list)

Thursday 24th November:  7.30 – 9.30pm            5 spots left

Friday 25th November: 10am – 12             Booked Out (Ask to go on the waiting list.)

Class Fee: $25


For more details check out my class page here.

Hope to see you there.

Cheers, Sue

Star Of Light Card

Hello all.  We're back from soaking up the sun on Hamilton Island for a week with the family.  What a fun week. I've popped a couple of pics below.  Lots of swimming, snorkeling, hiking, paddleboarding, kayaking plus plenty of time to relax and recharge the batteries.  I managed to squeeze in 3 novels - bliss.  Home again now and excited to share some more cards with you.  (Would you believe my craft desk is still tidy and organised so I can actually work at it - what a miracle!) 

Here's my favourite Christmas card so far and one of the ones we made at September card classes.  (October/November dates coming very soon.) 


Tips and Techniques:  This is officially my favourite set at the moment from our Holiday Catalogue.  I LOVE the Star of Light stamp set and coordinating Starlight Thinlit Dies.  This was a pretty quick and easy card to put together but I love how it looks.  Base card is Dapper Denim.  I've stamped the greeting and stars onto Shimmery White card using Dapper Denim ink.  Hint: I found it easiest to start with the greeting then you could work the positioning of the swoosh of stars to fit with that.  Tried it the other way around and it was hard to fit the greeting in.  (Love that greeting by the way - what a nice message to send to our loves.) 

Next up cut a star from Gold Foil Card then cut one of the detailed ones from Gold Glimmer Paper.  The glimmer paper can be a little tricky to cut. I found it helped to peel off the backing layer, or to put the thinlit on the backing side so it cuts through that first.  I had to poke the little bits out with a paper piercer (or poky thing as we call it at class) - the die brush didn't quite seem to be as effective on this particular combo of glimmer/thinlit.  Well worth a few minutes poking out the little pieces for such a lovely result.  We used glue dots squished a little (just roll them) to attach the glimmer layer to the gold layer.  One of the metallic enamel shapes was a nice finishing touch in the centre.  One of my September class ladies used a pearl and that looked good too. 


To finish I've used some of the gold satin ribbon with some of the narrow gold ribbon tied around it. 

 I can't wait to try some more cards with this bundle.  There are so many lovely things you can make with it. 

PS: Here's a couple of travel pics from our week in the sun.  Loved the snorkeling and we splurged on a helicopter trip over the reef which was a real highlight of the trip. 



We were very lucky with the weather as it had been raining for 3 weeks apparently before we got there.  Our garden got a nice old soaking by the sounds of it while we were away.  I hope none of you were affected by the floods about the place. 

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue


Here's the list of what I used on this card if you'd like to make one at home.  Shop online anytime or phone/email if you'd prefer.

Product List

September Classes This Week

Keen to catch a September card class and have a go of some of the snazzy new things in the Holiday Catalogue.   Classes are a bit earlier this month before we head off to get some sunshine.  I've got space left on this Thursday evening (8th Sept) starting at 7.30pm.  We'll be making 3 Christmas cards plus a tag from the Tin Of Tags kit.  Wednesday 7th and Friday 9th are full but ask to go on the waiting list. 

Classes are held at my place in Avondale Heights.  More info here:  Sue's Card Classes


Cheers, Sue

Stampin' Up Holiday Catalogue 2016

The Stampin' Up Holiday Catalogue 2016 has officially gone live and we can now place orders for products for that Christmas creating. 


There are such a lot of fabulous things inside.  Took me ages to work out my list with this one.  What grabbed your eye? 


If you'd like to make a purchase, just head along to my online store, or phone/email your order details through and I'll be happy to help.

If you need a catalogue posted - get in touch and I'll pop one in the post.

Placing a large order?  If your order is over $250 you'll earn yourself some Stampin' Rewards.  You can use these on any current product, or on the exclusive stamp sets in the back of the annual catalogue and in the front of the Holiday catalogue.  I love these cute Christmas owls from Cozy Critters.  (If you're ordering online - choose your Stampin' Rewards before you click submit on your order.)


Here's a little video to give you a closer look at one of the cute kits in this catalogue - the tin of tags project kit.  I just love the little tin. (I'm a bit of a sucker for anything in a cute container!) 


Ooh I nearly forgot!  There's some extra specials on this month - a new batch of products at 25% off each week through until Sept 21st (while stocks last.)  Here's the first lot.



Have a wonderful weekend.

Cheers, Sue