2016 Sale-a-Bration!

2016 Sale-a-Bration has started!! This is such an exciting time of year for me as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, with soooo many gorgeous new goodies to share, and lots of free things for you to earn as well, all of them gorgeous, of course!
So, without further ado, here are the new catalogues.  Feel free to click on them to view them online, or if you would like a hard copy, just send me an email or leave a comment, and I will send one out to you (Australia only, please).

The new Occasions Catalogue has too many gorgeous goodies in it…….

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And then, when you buy just $90 from either the new Occasions, or the Annual catalogue, you get to choose free yummy stuff from the Sale-a-Bration Catalogue.

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You can choose a free item for every $90 order that you place, so trust me, with all the gorgeous stuff in the Occasions catalogue, it won’t take you long to get hold of all the Sale-a-Bration freebies.

To make the most of this years Sale-a-Bration, contact me to book a time for a free stamping get together, class, party, workshop…. whatever you would like to call it.  Or, get together some of your crafty friends, work out a group order between you and earn the benefits. Or thirdly, talk to me about joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator, whether that’s as a business or hobby, you will get heaps of benefits.
And, of course, if you would like to place an order, just send me an email.
Enjoy browsing the catalogues, and happy stamping!
Chris

Something Old, Something New

The new challenge from Crafty Boots Challenges is “Something Old, Something New”, which is just in time for the release of not just the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalogue, but also this years Sale-a-Bration, both of which start tomorrow (5th Jan 2016).
So for my project, you get a bit of a sneak peek of some new goodies!

My card uses some of the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Papers as a background, from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  Then from the new Occasions catalogue, there is some gorgeous new Baker’s Twine, and the balloons are from the Balloon Celebration stamp set and Balloon Bouquet punch.  That covers the “New” side.
And for the “Old” I have used the Hello You Thinlits dies, and Crazy About You stamp set for the sentiment.
I am loving this colour combination too, the pretty Blushing Bride pink combines beautifully with the Mint Macaron, but looks fantastic with the pop of bright colour of the Rich Razzleberry.  Yum scrum!!
Tomorrow I will pop up links to the new catalogues, and some more inspiration.
And why not join in with this challenge at Crafty Boots.

Happy stamping!
Chris

Snow and Sparkle Challenge

A very quick reminder to join us at Crafty Boots Challenges for the Snow and Sparkle challenge.

I made this card for my son for Christmas.
Here is the inside of the card:


Hoping each and every one of you had a wonderful Christmas.  Ours was quiet, just the three of us and our fur babies at home, and playing with new toys!! :)
I’ll be back in the New Year for our next challenge.  In the meantime.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Christmas Tags

At Crafty Boots Challenges, we need to add some sparkle or snow to our projects for the next fortnight’s challenge.  I have to admit that I am not feeling all that sparkly at the moment, and since we don’t have snow at Christmas in Australia, I tend to stay away from snow scenes on my Christmas cards.  Having said that, I just couldn’t resist the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies, they are just too cute!!

So I made a couple of Christmas tags using them with some glittery cardstock to add just a little sparkle :) and the stamped image at the top is from the Cozy Christmas stamp set.

Happy stamping!
Chris

A Crafty Boots Christmas

Our current challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is, of course, Christmas!
That leaves it wide open for you, you must have heaps of Crafty Christmas stuff you have done by now :)

My card features the cute Santa, which has been fussy cut out of a piece of the Home For Christmas Designer Series Papers.  And the lovely sentiment is from the Cozy Christmas stamp set, which I have coloured using markers.
Make sure you share your Christmas craft projects with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Let’s try that again….

So much for my plans of posting up a Christmas card a day in December…..
For those of you who haven’t heard my sad news, my beautiful niece Jacqui, passed away suddenly on the morning of the 3rd of December.  Jacqui was only a couple of years younger than me, we grew up together, were like sisters but perhaps even closer because we weren’t sisters and didn’t live together.  We have shared so much over the years, supported each other through the hard times and shared the laughter.  I am finding it incredibly hard to believe she is no longer with us.  However, one thing I do know, is that Jacqui would want us to go on enjoying life, living with a smile, having fun and heaps of laughter, and to make sure Christmas is a happy occasion for us all, even in the circumstances.
Here is a photo of the two of us together.


So, I am back with more Christmas cards! :) Just one for now, and another a little later.

Again I am featuring those gorgeous baubles from the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits dies, along with some cute Santa paper from the Home For Christmas DSP.  The photo is not the greatest, but I am sure you can see it well enough.  I have kept this card fairly simple, those baubles don’t need a lot of extras to make a special card.
I am going to enter this card into the current SUO Challenge (Stampin’ Up! Only) – Cards for Children.  I am sure this one would be lovely for a child, with the cute Santa paper, although who doesn’t love Santa :)
Happy stamping!
Chris

The Male Room wishes you a Merry Christmas

Today we have a Christmas challenge at The Male Room, and a special message to wish all of you a Merry Christmas.


I have two cards that I made up for this challenge, both using some of the music print from the Home for Christmas Designer Series Papers, along with some of those gorgeous baubles from the Delicate Ornament Thinlits dies.  I love this combination for masculine cards, the gold and black together are quite striking.
I do hope you will share you Christmas projects with us at The Male Room, and look forward to a whole new year of challenges in 2016.
Merry Christmas,
Chris