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August 2020

Craft Desk Tidy Up

With all the time inside lately I've been gradually chipping away at getting my craft desk less cluttered, more functional and also a bit prettier.  I'm spending so much more time in this room - time to get it looking like a nice place to create.  

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Very happy with how my desk is looking after a big almost spring cleaning session.  I've moved lots of things off the desk surface and I've tried to have everything that I use most often in easy reach.  The things I use less frequently I moved to a nearby bookcase.  I might tweak this in the coming weeks as I made some more cards and see what is best to put where.  


All clear and ready for me to get those inks and papers out and get creative.  My ipad/phone stand is what I use for my video shooting, and it is handy for some Netflix or youtube on at the side while I'm having a craft session.  

I've made a nice old mess of course in a few other spaces so hopefully this spring sorting burst of energy lasts long enough for me to get through some more of those piles!  I've got a bad habit of starting ten different decluttering projects and not quite getting to the finish.  :-)  

Have you been tackling any sorting out projects lately?  

Happy creating. 

Cheers, Sue

Gnome Christmas Card and Two Hello Cards

In today's video I'm sharing some of the latest creations from my craft desk - one cute Christmas card featuring those gorgeous gnomes plus two simple hello cards.  Such a year isn't it for sending a card in the mail to someone to check on how they are going and just to make that connection.  

I hope you're staying well and warm this weekend.  I posted some funny memes on our Madex family facebook group and wrote 'Sunday funnies.'  TOTALLY thought it was Sunday so now I'm rather stoked as it means I just 'gained' an extra day in my weekend - ha ha.  

Have a fab weekend everyone and happy stamping.

Cheers, Sue

Snowflake Wishes Bundle: Christmas Cards

Snowflake cards (2)

With our hot summer Christmases here in Australia, snowflakes for Christmas cards can be a bit of a love/hate.  I personally LOVE them and this current bundle is a favourite.  What about you?  Are you a snowflake fan?  

So many snowflakes

The dies with this bundle cut out the outline of the stamps plus some cut beautiful embossed snowflakes.  I really love the stitched shape with the snowflake detail - isn't it pretty.

Snowflake wishes bundle

Gold snowflakes

If you'd like to add some snowflake products to your crafting collection, you can find them here:   Snowflake Wishes Bundle


Did you earn a Bonus Days coupon with an order over $90 in July - don't forget to use your coupon/s before the end of this month.


How are you going?  I hope you are navigating through this bonkers 2020 as best as possible.  It is certainly testing us all isn't it.  I seem to be alternating between faffing about getting nothing done one day and having a productive burst the next.  In my energetic bursts I'm working on a mountain of paperwork sorting, reorganising our filing cabinet and getting some boxes of junk under control.  The sentimental stuff is the bit that always slows me up - but I'm finding some great treasures along the way.  Have you got any projects on the go?  I hope you're finding some things to enjoy while we all spend some more time at home this year.  

Take care and happy creating,


Wishes and Wonder Bundle: Christmas Cards

Keen to get cracking on making a batch of Christmas cards this year?  The Wishes and Wonder bundle is a very versatile set. 

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Great for those who love traditional style Christmas cards and the elements look lovely all layered up.

Wishes and wonder card

Wishes and wonder bundle

Those circle and tags dies are so handy for other projects too.   If you're a scrapbooker - this bundle is a lovely one for creating those festive layouts to record your Christmas memories. 


Find more details or shop for this bundle here:   Wishes and Wonder Bundle 

Happy creating everyone.  Have a great weekend.  (I have to stop and really think these days to remember what day it is - I was emailing someone on Tuesday and nearly wrote 'have a good weekend' - ha ha.)  

Take care, Sue

Paper Pumpkin Make At Home Card Kit: Box Of Sunshine

Keen for some crafts to do at home?  Today (and while supplies last) we've got the Paper Pumpkin Card Kit: Box Of Sunshine. 

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Everything you need is in the box (aside from an acrylic block.  Size D will work if you don't have one in your stash.)  

In this make at home card kit you get supplies to put together these 8 cheerful cards - 2 each of 4 designs.  Perfect to mail a little sunshine to someone and brighten their day.  

Paper pumpkin sunshine 2

The box makes a bright and happy gift package too - fill it with yellow themed yummy treats and give it to someone who needs a bit of a surprise in their day.

Paper pumpkin sunshine 4

If you're looking for some crafty projects to do at home for yourself or your family - you can find it here:  Sunshine Card Kit

This kit is only available while stocks last.  

Happy creating!

Cheers, Sue

Making Christmas Cards: Poinsettia Bundle

Final 13

Here's a card using non traditional colours for you today - I love blues and purples for some alternative Christmas cards. 

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For this card I've used just the dies from the bundle.  I love how they cut and also have some embossing for the petals.  Those pearl centres are so so pretty.  More details of the products used below.  

Fgif meI hope you are keeping well.   I've taken a few days off creating to get stuck into some big time sorting and purging at my place.  I'm part way through attacking my email inbox.  Read a method somewhere that I'm trying - I've moved everything except July/Aug to another 'to sort' folder and now I've sorted that into 'from' category and am working my way through deleting and sorting the ones I need to hang onto into a few folders.  I'm up to M - wish me luck!  Are you a tidy inbox person or a complete mess like me? 

We've also got piles and boxes and more piles and more boxes of assorted paperwork, memorabilia and junk here from the study and assorted other spots.  I was hunting through it all to try to find a travel journal I'd kept on a London/Paris holiday a few years ago so I could use it for some scrapbooking.  The amount of mess to sort through is a bit overwhelming - aagghh!  So decided it was way overdue to stop procrastinating and just dig in and grab a pile.   Starting is one of the biggest steps isn't it.   Found a few treasures along the way that brought a smile to the day.  

Good luck with any projects you've got on the go at the moment.  I seem to alternate every few days between getting nothing productive done at all, and having a burst of energy.  Trying to just go with the flow and make the most of the bursts of energy when they happen.  I hope you are keeping well and staying in good spirits.  

Take care,  Sue

Product List: Click to browse or shop online for any of these supplies from anywhere in Australia.

Happy New Aug - Dec Mini Catalogue Day


New catalogue day today - a nice welcome distraction from everything.  Have you had a browse through all the Christmas creating products?   I'd love to hear your favourites.  

Here's the new catalogue section of my online store if you'd like a squiz or are doing some shopping.  I'm expecting deliveries may be a little slowed in Vic this month.    New Products Section

If you'd like a closer look at some of my favourites I've put together a little video here:

New host code for August is WJBJDRCT.  Pop that on if you're ordering online and your total is under $250.  You get 10% Stampin' Rewards $$ to spend if your order is over $250.  Claim your rewards before you check out.  (Contact me if you get stuck.)  

Don't forget to use your Bonus Days $9 coupons if you earned any last month.  

Final 11

Here's my first Christmas creation of the year - featuring the Poinsettia Petals Bundle.  Aren't those pearl centres just gorgeous.  I've got 3 packets of those and am fast going through them!  So pretty.  

Happy creating.  Very nice to have an inside hobby while we're all spending time cosying up at home.  Sending love to anyone finding this year a little lonely, or dealing with health or economic harshness.  What a year! 

Take care and stay well,