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Monday, December 5, 2011

December frenzy sale - 40-50% off!!

the below are absolute bargains!!

Item Page Description Discount Retail Price Sale Price
120597 22 Welcome Christmas Clear-Mount Set 50% WAS $39.95 NOW $19.98
121584 22 Welcome Christmas Wood-Mount Set 50% WAS $49.95 NOW $24.98
117715 28 I {Heart} Hearts Wood-Mount Set 40% WAS $42.95 NOW $25.77
121528 35 Got Treats Wood-Mount Set 40% WAS $40.95 NOW $24.57
117699 42 Something Sweet Wood-Mount Set 40% WAS $44.95 NOW $26.97
116686 46 For Everything Wood-Mount Set 40% WAS $47.95 NOW $28.77
119163 67 Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set 50% WAS $32.95 NOW $16.48
121508 72 Every Moment Wood-Mount Set 40% WAS $31.95 NOW $19.17
121480 74 Awash with Flowers Wood-Mount Set 40% WAS $71.95 NOW $43.17
121522 75 Friends Never Fade Wood-Mount Set 50% WAS $31.95 NOW $15.98
120618 75 Friends Never Fade Clear-Mount Set 40% WAS $25.95 NOW $15.57
121600 75 Ornate Blossom Wood-Mount Set 40% WAS $19.95 NOW $11.97
123551 88 Clearly For You Wood-Mount Set 40% WAS $47.95 NOW $28.77
123848 96 Chloe Stampin Around Builder Wheel 40% WAS $9.95 NOW $5.97
116911 126 Padded Envelopes (3) 40% WAS $6.50 NOW $3.90
119263 138 Poppy Parade 1/2'' Stitched-Poly Ribbon 30% WAS $16.95 NOW $11.87
119267 138 Blushing Bride 1/2'' Stitched-Poly Ribbon 30% WAS $16.95 NOW $11.87
119731 143 Regals Flower Brads 30% WAS $16.95 NOW $11.87
119730 143 Neutrals Flower Brads 30% WAS $16.95 NOW $11.87
118762 146 Distressing Essentials 30% WAS $37.95 NOW $26.57
103179 149 Craft & Rubber Scissors 30% WAS $37.95 NOW $26.57
112531 149 Circle Scissor Plus Glass Mat 30% WAS NOW$37.95 $26.57

Contact me to place your order

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Simply Stockings Promotion

During October, purchase this pair of coordinating Christmas products early--before the debut of the 2011 Summer Mini Catalogue:
• Stitched Stocking Set
• Stocking Tag Punch

OR Get them both for FREE when you host a $450 workshop OR place a group or individual order for $450!

This stamp set and co-ordinating punch are perfect for making quick tags, cards and gifts for Christmas.

If you would like to book a workshop or order the stamp set or punch, just email me

125798 Stitched Stocking Wood-Mount Set $53.95
123784 Stitched Stocking Clear-Mount Set $42.95
124095 Stocking Tag Punch $33.95

But hurry....this offer is valid from 1st-31st October only!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I've actually created!

These are the first creations I have made with items from the new catalogue! I've been so busy and a little lost in the 'mojo' department. But I realised last night that I had 2 birthdays that i needed to post cards off for - TOMORROW (which is now today). SO I had to sit and create then and there.
This first one was inspired by a card by Marelle Taylor.
Cardstock: marina mist, black and whisper white. Stamps: Delicate doilies, happiest birthday wishes (hostess set). Inks: marina mist and rich razzleberry. Punch: lace ribbon border,decorative label
I love this new ribbon border punch so much!!

This next card for my friends birthday uses hostess stamps: array of sunshine and happiest birthday wishes. Colours, certain celery, marina mist and pumpkin pie. Punch: scallop trim border punch.
and a close up of the main layered flower

Thanks for looking

Monday, September 5, 2011

New catalogue/card share/ demo info

Well the fantastic new catalogue is finally here and orders can now be taken. Click on the catalogue in the left bar to view the catalogue online.
Here is a card I made for my friends bridal shower. I love this colour combo. I have used the big shot to create most of this card. Embossed background with the perfect polka dots folder. Blossom party flower dies and the stamp set: well scripted.

Ever thought about joining Stampin' Up! ??? If you already have lots of Stampin' Up! products or have been a Demonstrator before then this Mini Starter Kit is perfect for you. It's valued at over $310 and you can see all the details HERE. You can purchase the kit purely for personal use and not be a demonstrator and still get products at 20% off (for the first quarter). Then after that time you still get to keep all the items.

If you would prefer to get the Full Starter Kit, it is also 20% off this month. The full Starter Kit is even better value with over $610 worth of products and business supplies for just $231.20.

The kits are both customisable, so most of the products can be substituted for alternative selections (of stamp sets, colours, etc). The Business Supplies also include 8 copies of the catalogue, rrp of $12.95 each! There is no shipping charge on the kit either, so there are no hidden costs.

You no longer need an ABN, so in just a few short minutes you can join my team. Just email me and I will send you the required forms.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

giveaway winners!

I have just announced over on my facebook group, the winners for the giveaway. 1st prize, winning the paper pack and stamp set was Leonie Sargeant. 2nd prize, winning a Stampin Up! sample pack of papers, ribbons and punch-outs was Lesley Leonard.

Thankyou to Aleta and Liz for managing to get their comments published on my blog (others had problems) and thankyou to everyone else for joining in.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Do you want to win?

Over on my facebook page I have been announcing that I will do a giveaway when I reached 80 'likers'. Well that time is NOW!!! Here is the prize pack of Jolly Holiday Designer paper pack and the stamp set 'Hello again'.

To be in the running all you need to do is leave a comment here and be a liker of the facebook page(which can be found in the left sidebar) - for an extra entry all you need to do is 'share' the facebook giveaway with your friends on their home page and leave a message on there.

So once again here is what to do:
1 - leave a comment here about the giveaway
2 - be a liker of the facebook page
3 - an extra entry for sharing the giveaway on your friends home pages (and then comment on the facebook page)

I will announce the random winner next Wednesday 31st August (for Australian residents only).
Thanks and good luck

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Head on over to my facebook group page (see left sidebar- Donna's stamping and scrapbooking creations) and become a 'liker' for your chance to win a Stampin' Up! Prize. I only need two more 'likers' before I announce the giveaway (open to Australian Residents only).

Also, don't forget that I have gift certificates available (minimum $20), perfect for birthdays or other gifts. So contact me for more information.

Lastly, Stampin Ups retiring list is starting to sell out of some items. Head over to and view the list in full and place orders before the end of August.

Thanks for looking, and dont forget about the facebook page!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Coaches card

I created this card for my daughters athletics coach as a thankyou for all the time he has put in with her training over the past few months. We really appreciate it and it has really helped her this year. Well, she did make it to STATE for the first time with her school cross country!!!! So I think that says it all! We are also very proud of her achievements.

Items used on this card were: whisper white cardstock, DSP - newsprint and celebrations, stamp set was a retired hostess set-picture this.

Thanks for looking

Friday, August 5, 2011

Feeling un-inspired????

If you are anything like me, somedays you just feel so un-inspired and have real difficulty in designing the 'right' card. Thats when its a great idea to grab your Stampin' Up! idea book and catalogue. Its there for you to use and take inspiration from and its so full of fantastic ideas, you'll be sure to find the right design to use.

Thats exactly what I have done today with this card. I have been a bit lost, (or I've lost my mojo) with cardmaking lately. I have found it again thanks to the brand new catalogue which is about to be released! Its absolutely amazing!! Cant wait for everyone to see it (it wont be long, its released on Sept 1st). But I found this design for a stamp set I already have and it was quite easy to do. I love the end result and its certainly better than what I had in mind.

So don't sit there pondering on a design, just grab your catalogue and flick through and you'll be sure to find the perfect card.

thanks for looking
Stamp set used: baroque motifs

Monday, August 1, 2011

Retiring list out now!!

You can view the list here

Dont miss the opportunity to grab some oldies but goodies in the final sale of these products.

Lots of stamps, scrapbooking items, accessories and more. Some of which have been reduced by between 25 and 40%

So have a look and email me at to place an order.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

last chance!

Sunday 31st July sees the end of the winter mini catalogue, so if you want something for your stash from this catalogue, NOW IS THE TIME TO ORDER!!!

Next Monday (1st August) we will have our retiring list available. This is basically a list of products from the current idea book and catalogue that will no longer be included in the new catalogue. Lots of these items will be reduced in price. So you have a perfect opportunity to grab some lovely stamp sets or scrapbooking items at a discounted rate.

But!!! (theres always a but)these items won't last long! Once they sell out on the retiring list THATS IT, they are gone forever. So get in quick or you will miss out.

September 1st sees the release of the new Stampin Up idea book and catalogue which is going to contain lots of great new items which I'm sure lots of you will love!!!



Friday, July 1, 2011

free gift with purchase

Spend $100 on any product and receive a fantastic colourful bundle of ribbon and buttons. From 1-31 July only!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

70th birthday invites

I was asked by a friend if I would make some birthday invitations for her mothers 70th. She only needed 10, so I said yes. It was quite challenging. Colours had to be navy, red, white - so this is what i designed. Something simple yet classy.
Stamp sets used: priceless and circle circus (my fave)

thanks for looking

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Eastern blooms

Thought I'd share this card which we created at a recent in-home workshop. I really love these colours together and am loving this stamp set - Eastern blooms.
Items used: scallop trim border punch, DSP, Eastern blooms stamp set and vintage vogue, inks and cardstock: rich razzleberry, marina mist, whisper white, melon mambo and soft suede. Have also used some kindy glitz for some added sparkle to the centre of the flowers and of course the rich razzleberry ribbon for the finishing touch.

thanks for looking

Thursday, June 16, 2011

simple chocolate decoration

One good thing about having friends with the same interests as you, is sharing your supplies. I have been borrowing a friends punches lately (ones which I have yet to buy) to help with my workshops, so I bought her some Ferrero Rochers, and decorated them very simply with some SU punches and ribbon and a classic brown paper wrapping.

A little nicer than just handing over the box of chocolates!

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

candle art

I wanted to make something a little this is what I came up with. A little votive candle decorated with Stampin' Up items and a beautiful little flower. These are all held on to the candle with mini brads.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Want a BONUS $70???

Are you interested in hosting a workshop where you receive a BONUS $70?? Stampin' Up! have announced that until the end of June, all orders or workshops with a value of $450 or more, you not only receive your level 1 hostess set and $40 to spend on any item, but you will also receive a BONUS $70 - taking your total to $110 of free product. What a great deal!!

If you are interested in taking up this offer, contact me to find a date that suits you.


Punched inchies

I have a workshop this week where there will be a few scrapbookers. I was asked by the hostess to try and make some little 'inchies' that could then be used on scrapbooking pages or on cards as embellishments. So I bundled together a few Stampin' Up! punches and came up with these 3 inchies. So when I was out last Friday night, I created this layout to show how they can be used to embellish a page. I am definitely going to make some more as I love the versatility of them. I hope they like making and using them.

punches used: various sized circles, fancy flower, 2 step bird, scallop circle, scallop trim border.
I have also used the Beautiful wings embosslit dies.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Deal of the week - WEEK 4

If you would like to take advantage of this weeks May Special deals, just email me. You have until next Tuesday to order.
this week we have Rub-ons and Stampin' Around wheels.

113838 pg: 62
Right on Track Stampin' Around Wheel
WAS: $11.95 NOW: $8.37

115619 PG: 68
Retro Remix Stampin Around Wheel
WAS: $11.95 NOW: $8.37

119975 Pg: 134
Vintage Type Rub-Ons
WAS: $15.95 NOW: $11.17

118760 Pg: 134
Play Date Rub-Ons
WAS: $16.95 NOW: $11.87

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Deal of the week - WEEK 3

This week sees wek 3 of Stampin' Ups! deals. Ribbon and rhinestones - every girls favourite!!
Dont forget you can order as many as you like but this must be done before next Tuesday.

119750 pg- 137
Daffodil Delight 5/8'' (1.6 cm) Satin Ribbon
WAS:$16.95 NOW: $11.87

119963 pg- 137
Certainly Celery 3/8'' (1 cm) Taffeta Ribbon
WAS: $12.95 NOW: $9.07

109112 pg- 139
Square Fire Rhinestone Brads
WAS: $19.95 NOW: $13.97

109113 pg - 139
Square Ice Rhinestone Brads
WAS: $19.95 NOW: $13.97

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Deal of the week - WEEK 2

This weeks specials are some of the big shot dies as well as our colouring chalks.
Dont forget that you only have till next Tuesday evening to order any of these specials. You can contact me right here.

Pg 142 Stampin Pastels New Color Kit (19)
WAS: $28.50 NOW: $22.80

pg 151 Thanks Embosslits Die
WAS: $21.95 NOW: $17.56

Pg 151 Sweetest Stem Embosslits Die
WAS: $21.95 NOW: $17.56

Pg 155
Pennant Bigz XL Die
WAS: $74.95 NOW: $59.96

Monday, May 2, 2011


Throughout the month of May, Stampin' Up! will be offering Deals of the Week. The deals will be announced every Wednesday throughout May. Each week there is a new deal, and each deal only lasts for a you must get in quick!!
Deal Number 1 - stamps!
Until next Tuesday, 10th May, you can take 40% off these stamps:

121578 p.37 Tag Alongs Wood-Mount Set $31.95 NOW $19.17
120468 p.59 More Monkey Accessories Wood-Mount Set WAS $29.95 NOW $17.97
120003 p.75 Cottage Garden Clear-Mount Set WAS $24.95 NOW $14.97
119163 p.75 Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set WAS $32.95 NOW $19.77 121494
p.98 Compliments to the Chef Wood-Mount Set WAS $35.95 NOW $21.57

Be sure to hurry and purchase each week's deals early on so you don't miss out! When the new week's deals start up each Wednesday at midnight, the last week's deals are over.
*There is no limit to the number of Deals of the Week items you may purchase. However, if we run low on product we will return the product to full catalogue price before the end of the week. If this happens, we will announce it on the Stampin' Up! website homepage.

Please email me at: if you would like to take advantage of one of these offers before they run out.
Stay tuned for more deals of the week next week.


Make a Monster Birthday cards

A quick share of 2 similar birthday cards (for my son and nephew) using the Make a Monster stamp set. I love this set because you can create many different Monsters from the one pack - perfect for boys. I have used all new Stampin' Up! products and a misc woven label for the greeting.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter gifts and Promotion

Thought I would share these cute little Easter gifts I made for my mother and Mother in law. I got the idea from Tammys blog. Arent they just the cutest little things!! I am so glad I had a go at making them, now I want to try some more.

On a more personal note, I just got some Stampin' Up! Mail and was overwhelmed to find a certificate of promotion inside!! In my first 6 months at Stampin' Up! I have been promoted to Senior Associate!! It also came with a little gold Stampin Up pin. I am very excited!! Thanks to everyone who has helped to get me to this position - greatly appreciate it.

Thanks for looking


Friday, April 22, 2011

New Mothers day example

Here is another Mothers Day card example, this time using the Big Shot. I have used the blossom party Die and a misc background embossing folder. I have lightly inked over the embossed background image to make it stand out even more.
Thanks for looking

Mothers Day cards

I have been busy making some mothers day cards (some of which my friend is selling in her beauty salon - (Beauty on the boulevarde at Seven Hills).
I will also make any cards to order for $4 each (if postage is needed its just an extra 60 cents) I have many different ideas and styles, so if you are interested just email and let me know. This also applies to any occasion cards!!!

Thanks for looking

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Update on ornament punch

For those of you that were interested in the Ornament punch, good news!! Its available again for purchase!!!

Autumn/Winter Mini release

Today sees the release of Stampin' Ups! new mini catalogue for Autumn/Winter. Its full of lots of new, current trend items and as always, lots of ideas. You can view it in my left sidebar.
Take a look and let me know if you are interested in anything.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, March 26, 2011

ORANGE - not my normal colour choice

ORANGE is not normally a colour I use very often. But, my cousin was getting married on the weekend and they were having a sunrise beach wedding with a Balinese feel. So, I decided ORANGE was the colour to use for their wedding card. I cased this card from Teneale Williams
I am more than happy with the final result and just hope the newly married couple like it too.
Items used: cardstock:peach parfait, whisper white, ink: peach parfait, soft suede and versamark. Stamps: Bliss,well scripted, fun and fast notes. and misc lace, pearls,pins.

This next one is for SOMEONE (Who I cant name yet). So i decided to give orange another go. I used the Bliss stamp set from the Sale-a-bration set again as well as the level 1 hostess set: punch pot pourri. Same inks and cardstock as above, misc lace and the scallop trim border punch.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Love Letter DSP scrap page

The March Scrapgirls retreat was held last weekend and what a great weekend it was!
The demo I did went well and the ladies created some beautiful surprise cards (if you created one you can email me the pic and I will share on my blog!)
I just wanted to share this page I did using the Love Letter DSP range. I absolutely love this pack, the colours of red,black and white just go so well with black and white photos. If you havent got a pack, I highly recommend this DSP pack!!

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Special News

Just a quick post today to announce something special. I will be doing a demo at the March retreat for Scrap Girls!! I am very excited about this and if you are coming along I will be showing you how to make the below 'surprise card'. Its a fantastic idea, one that I have also made again for a workshop this weekend. Its quite simple and you'll be please you tried it. Let me know if you'll be on this retreat and hope to see you there.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Top Note 'surprise'

I am super proud that I managed to create this with no dramas!! You could say that this is my first 'off the page' item. I got this idea from Marelle Taylor and decided to give it a go as it looked fantastic. This is the end result for me and it was super easy to make and only took about 15 minutes.
The outside is created using Stampin' Ups! top note big shot die, and the flower also with the blossom party die, (The stamp is a retired stamp) and stampin' Up ribbon and smooch spritz.
Inside I have placed chocolates in little pouches (see below). These chocolates are a mini variety from Aldi and you get about 5 chocolates per pack for around $2.
I created this as a thankyou for my workshop host 'Nikki' and she was quite happy with it too.

And this is a view of the inside. I have used half a sheet of the 'love letter' DSP and folded the bottom up slightly to create the pocket for the chocolates. I used the sticky strip to hold to the top note cardstock front.

If you would like to know more just message me.
Thanks for looking

Thursday, February 17, 2011

2nd Birthday card

My little man is going to a birthday get-together tomorrow, so I made this card for him to give to her. This card was inspired by Nicole Stalker's congratulations card. I just changed the colours and images and was happy with the bright result.

items used:
stamp sets: well scripted (summer mini catalogue), fun and fast notes (pg 46 of current catalogue).
DSP - DSP patterns stack (pg 127)
white satin ribbon, cardstock and watercolouring was using the 'in colours' range
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Stampin' Start kit

When I signed onto Stampin' Up! back in October i decided to play around with some items I received in my start up kit as well as some I already had. I decided to cover a white gift box I had, and turn it into my sewing box (as I am not a sewer by any means, can only do the very basic repairs etc, and dont have many things to put in the box).
So, I used the DSP paper stack that came with the kit ans some of the cardstock. I used some ribbon for the edges which I already had and the same with the leftover chipboard pieces. Inked up the chipboard, stamped the DSP on front and sides and created this funky flower with the scallop circle punch and topped it off with an antique brad.
I am very happy with the bright result, and now when i want to find some cotton, they are all there together and I dont have to rummage through the cupboard.
Thanks for looking, (apologies if the photos are slightly off colour)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Smooch Spritz challenge

Here are a few cards that I have made for birthdays that are coming up. I have also entered them over at Stampin up in Oz for the smooch spritz challenge.
All 3 cards are using the Big Shot die:Blossom Party. Its a very versatile die and I love using it with the smooch spritz.

And here is a close up of the big shot flowers with the smooch spritz

Don't forget to add yourself as a follower of this blog over on the lefthand side!!
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Dont forget that Stampin' Up! is currently running the Sale-a-bration promotion. For every $100 you spend you will receive a free set of stamps. Click here to see what you can receive.
Contact me for further information and to book your workshop where you can receive extra bonuses as well as this!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

another 40th card

Just a quick post to share this card I made for hubbys 40th birthday on Australia Day. I love bright colours and try to incorporate a bit of my scrapping style into my cards. And being Aussie day, I used more blue.
items used: stamps - playful pieces, DSP, designer series paper stack, newsprint, foam dimensional tape, certainly celery ribbon, inks: pumpkin pie, marina mist, pear pizzazz, elegant eggplant

thanks for looking

Monday, January 24, 2011

challenge page

I have just signed up to a challenge blog for Stampin' Up! lovers. The group is called Stampin' Up in Oz. The current challenge is to use the new Stampin' Up smooch spritz. This is my creation which serves a dual purpose, as I am also entering it to Scrapbooking Memories for a sibling page. I have used the silver smooch spritz over the background for a bit of shimmer and splatter.(although it doesnt show up very well in the photo)

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

40th Birthday card

Have been neglecting my blog a bit, so time to catch up. We had to go to a friends 40th lunch the other week, so I pulled out some stamps and came up with this.

items used: stamps - perfect punches and playful pieces (hostess set), inks-chocolate chip, pear pizzazz, poppy parade, pumpkin pie. DSP - newsprint (for the number 40) and the designer series paper stack, hemp twine.

Hope you like it, was a nice easy one to make.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Scrapbooking again

Here is another page using mostly Stampin' Up! products (everything except letters and cardstock)
Its a photo taken of me and my friend Melissa (Saa) while we were on a Scrap Girls retreat last March. We had such a fantastic weekend (I am going again this coming March)
Items used: older Stampin' Up! papers plus the current Newsprint DSP (Pg 127 of catalogue), inks: old olive, choc chip, peach parfait, real red and marina mist ink refill, misc older chipboard pieces,stamp set: playful pieces (hostess set) scallop trim border punch, gold smooch spritz (summer mini catalogue), champagne shimmer paint (pg 143 current catalogue) this paint is so much fun to use. It gives a very glittery effect when mixed with inks or used on its own. There are 3 different strengths to choose from. Contact me if you would like to order and try for yourself.
Thanks for looking