Happy Birthday

Today’s card is one we are creating in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class this morning.  I hope 20170322_112448_resizedblogthe ladies like it!

I started by caseing the card from the 2017 SAB Catalogue but it sort of went off on its own.  I then found a card on Pinterest that I loved so I ended finishing my card by caseing it.  Thank you so much for your inspiration.

I’m loving my Blender Pen at the moment as the new smooth & improved Watercolour Pencils make it so very easy to use.  I also want the class to play with them as they are very interested in different techniques, so look out class, we will be doing lots of lovely techniques in our future classes.

Don’t forget that we only have 7 days until SAB ends for another year.  Grab your Free items when you spend $AUD90.00.  You can place your order by shopping Online or contacting me.  SU! have been very generous once again & added 8 new items to the list for the last 2 weeks.

You can download your FREE Tutorial by clicking on the link below.  The Tutorial includes a List of Supplies used to create the card as well as the Measurements (Metric & Imperial).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


202. Happy Birthday – Tasty Trucks


Technique Treats #14

This month we are playing with the great techniques of Chalkboard & Shadow Stamping.  If you haven’t had a play with these techniques over the years, this is the perfect time to do so.  This month we have played with our format & made it a little easier for you.

We stuck with the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & teamed the techniques up with the lovely “Carousel BirthdayStamp Set which reminds me so much of the local show with the Ferris Wheel & when the circus came to town with the tent & that gorgeous horse.  In fact, we were always at the grounds of the circus every arvo after school so much so, that they gave us jobs feeding & cleaning the animals.

All 4 cards may be used for Female, Male or for the Kids.

Measurements for all Treats are in Metric & Imperial.  Yep, we cater for everyone no matter where you are in the world.  Supply List includes all Product used to create our cards along with the Item #.

Our Technique Treats are perfect if you want to create in the comfort of your home or if you are a SU! Demonstrator who would love to teach a Technique Class – all the work is done for you!  Just head over to the Technique Treats Page to purchase your Treat.

We would love to hear what you think of the Treats.

Kay (USA) says –  “Thank you so much for making such wonderful tutorials!!!”

Kris (Brisbane) – “Great card and the Technique Treats are really great”.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



Happy Birthday

With the school holidays being on, I decided to hold a couple of classes each week until school returns at the end of the month & then we will be doing the adult classes once again.

Much to my surprise they loved it.  The kids were lovely & so happy to be playing with stamps, inks, papers, punches & of course the Big Shot.  I had 1 little girl say all she wanted was her cupcake to pop up like her Aunty……  She squealed with delight when we popped her cake up & just about fell over with excitement & couldn’t wait to show it to her Aunty.  The kids even had the names that they were going to give their cards too.

I saw this card on the internet sometime ago & thought it perfect for them to create.  A little bit of everything.  Unfortunately I am unable to find it again to link back, so a huge thank you for your inspiration.

The card may look a lot to create but breaking it down, you will have it created in no time.

To download your FREE Tutorial, click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’







Catalogues are Here

Today is the day you have all been waiting for.  Yep, it is “Catalogue Day” as both the Occasions & SAB go live.  This means ordering product from either the new Occasions or the Annual for a total of $AUD90.00 will earn you FREE product from the SAB Catalogue.  Spend $180.00 will get you 2 FREE products, etc (excludes P&H).

I thought I would share with you a cheeky little card I created from my FREE stamp set “Hey, Chick“.  When I first saw this set, it didn’t do anything for me, but I love it.  So many ideas going around in my head, so many cool creations on Pinterest.  I also used the lovely new Watercolour Pencils now available in the Occasions Catalogue.  Believe me, you will want these.  They are so smooth & very easy to blend.

If you live in the Frasier Coast area, please contact me for your FREE Catalogues or you can click on the Catalogues at the right hand side to download a copy of each.  Don’t forget to use your Hostess Code when placing your order online

By clicking on the link below, you will be able to download your Free Tutorial to create your own card.  Tutorial includes Products used & the Measurements (Metric & Imperial).

Until next time, Enjoy!






Happy Birthday

I thought I would share a sneak peek at one of the fun Stamp Sets available while SAB 2017 is on.  Don’t forget this starts 4 January through to 31 March 2017.  All you have to do is blog-insidespend $90.00 (excluding P&H) & receive any of the products available in the SAB 2017 Catalogue for FREE.  Of course, the more you spend, the more FREE products you receive.

You may recognise the card, as it is the one on the cover of the Catalogue.  Yep, I’ve cased it.  Sometimes, doing this helps me to get ideas on how to use certain Stamp Sets or products.  You could always chop & change to suit yourself.

I am so happy that SU! now have Watercolour Pencils – I have missed them.  Yep, they will be available for purchase in the new 2017 Occasions Catalogue.  Use them with your Blender Pen or Aqua Painter.

Be sure to stop by in a couple of days, as I have a stepped up version of the card.

By clicking on the link below, you are able to download your FREE Tutorial which includes all the Products used, Measurements (Imperial & Metric) & the Tutorial to create your card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




Happy Birthday

A quick post & card for you today which uses one of my favourite & very versatile stamp Sets – “Sprinkles of Life“.  I must admit I did this some time ago & has been sitting waiting

To grab your Free Tutorial, please click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’





Pretty Pattern Papers

As our next lot of “Pretty Pattern Papers ” Tutorial is coming up this Saturday, I thought I would share with you a card created from one of the sketches.

Pretty Pattern Papers is all about using that stash of DSP you have hiding in the back of your cupboard or sitting on your shelves just waiting to be used but your afraid to cut into it.

Let’s face it, we all have heaps of DSP in our stash just waiting to be used.  Some of us are 1.2  Aprilnot sure how to use it, but we love it!  Others of us just don’t want to cut into it, we love it too much!  The result – even though we keep buying it because it is just so pretty & we have to have it, it goes into that pile in the cupboard for a “rainy day”, never to be used or to see the light of day!

Well, Pretty Pattern Papers is what will help you to use that DSP Stash.  In the middle of each month, we release Pretty Pattern Papers  showcasing a sketch & 3 cards created from the sketch, all using your one lot of DSP.   The tutorial includes Measurements – Imperil & Metric plus Measurements for all 3 cards.  The sketches are able to be used over & over.

My card uses product from this year’s SAB – Wildflower Fields – BUT you are able to change it out with one of the new DSP from the current catalogue.  In fact, if you check back in a couple of days, you will see the same card created with different Papers.

For more information, be sure to check out our Pretty Pattern Papers Page.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



Cute as Bug…

I made this card sometime ago for a birthday, so some of the colours used will now be retired by Stampin’ Up!®.  Although there is nothing to say that the colours can’t be replaced!  This stamp set is as it says “Cute as a Bug”.
Card Front –
Layer 2 –
Layer 3 –
Layer 4-
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Bugs & Kisses
Inks – Real Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black
Cardstock – Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories – Snail Glue, Grosgrain Ribbon – Real Red, Brads – Old Olive

So Hoppy for you…

Another challenge, another card…..  This time a Colour Challenge….

My first instinct was to go for “Inspired by Nature” Stamp Set & of course, seeing the frog there, I had to include that too, which is where “Hoppy for You” comes into it!  A great Stamp Set for kids!

I also included the Technique “Sponged Clouds”

My Card –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Inspired by Nature, Hoppy for You
Inks – Not Quiet Navy, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss
Cardstock – Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip
Punches – Small Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Horizontal Slot
Accessories – Crystal Effects, Uni Ball Gel Pen, Grosgrain Ribbon – Not Quiet Navy
Tip – Did you know Crystal Effects is great for sticking/gluing down anything which goes onto ribbon?
Until next time, Enjoy!

Boy’s Card…

Warning – Sunglasses required!!!!!!!!!!!

Go on over & have a go at the great challenge they have – details below –

“This week our challenge is to create a card for the special men in our lives, and it’s always a good thing to have a card or two in our stash to celebrate their special day! Your challenge this week is to make a masculine birthday card. No tricks or a recipe to follow… Simply create a card for that special guy in your life to celebrate his birthday.”
Supplies –
Ink – Brilliant Blue, Basic Black
Cardstock – Real Red, YoYo Yellow, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White
Stamp Set – Birthday Whimsy – Retired
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – Real Red, Watercolour Pencils
Non-SU – Stamp

Until next time, Enjoy!