Thursday, November 8, 2012

6 Months!!!!

6 MONTHS?!?!?!?!?!

Its been 6 months since I late updated this blog??? Is there anyone left out there?!?!?! :) :) :)

It has been a crazy 12 months - moving to the Gold Coast Hinterland, now moving to Mount Cotton, 4 kids, 4 kids and 4 kids. Gaaah! I am tired!

But - I have been able to squeeze in a little craft lately...

Last Saturday I headed down to Mudgeeraba to have a stall at Mamma's Market - sooo much fun.

Here are some picks from the day...

Some cute little Candy Wrapper boxes filled with fantails or mini mentos,

Gorgeous little owl Pillow Boxes, filled with mini mentos,

and some photo's of the display table. I love these greens and blues for Christmas, totally my favourite ever...both JOY blocks are $35 - let me know if you'd like your very own ;)

Gorgeous NOEL blocks, $25 per set - I can make these up for anyone that would like a set,

Gorgeous little coasters - great for teachers gifts - $10

And another shot up close. I love love love this 'peace' frame - $35 for anyone that must have it!
So excited for Christmas!!!! I have a number of custom orders under way and am desperate to work out some Christmas card classes, so stay tuned!!! :) :) :)
Thanks for stopping by!!
Adele xxx

Monday, June 18, 2012

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

Have you seen the Simply Scored tool in the Autumn/Winter mini catalogue??? I have been waiting for Stampin' Up! to release one of these for ages, and am so so excited that they now have.

And what a nice surprise today when I found out they are releasing a Diagonal Plate to go with it!!!!

A PERFECT addition - perfect for creating envelopes, boxes and more! And for only $20.95 it is a steal!!!

It is available from the 1st of July and I so can't wait to share it with my customers.

Want a sneak peek before then? Book your own workshop or craft class and I will bring it along and we'll have a fun night creating all kinds of amazing things!

Have a fantabulous week and can't wait to share more crafting goodness with you soon!


Adele xxx

Friday, June 15, 2012

Starter's Pack

Want to begin crafting but have no idea where to start?
Why not try this Starter's Pack? It contains everything you need to begin your card making journey.

40 A5 sheets of Whisper White Cardstock  $7.97

24 A5 sheets of Cardstock in your choice of Colour Collection (p120-124) $6.97

Multipurpose Glue/Anywhere Glue Sticks (p144)  $7.50

Dimensionals (p144)  $7.50

Ink Spots in your choice of Colour Collection (p120-124)  $37.95

Sponge (p147)  $2.16

Your choice of $40 stamp set

Total: $110.05

But wait - as a special price to help you on your way you can have this pack at 10% off! ($99.05).

Add $5.95 postage and your total comes to $105

Some optional additions you might like to think about include...

Idea Book & Catalogue ($12.95)
Paper Snips  ($18.95)
Paper Cutter ($39.95)
Punches, many of which co-ordinate with our stamp sets ($11.50-$44.95)
Ribbon ($10.95-$19.95)
Bone Folder ($11.95)
Stampin' Scrub ($28.95)

And of course, don't forget the 'Reason to Smile' promotion that is running for this month - spend $125 and receive a Stamp Set for FREE!!!!! Click here to see more details...

Thanks so much for stopping by, and let me know if you want to get your 'craft' on!


Adele xxx

Friday, June 8, 2012

We {Heart} Our Hostesses

Another amazing promotion running through June and July - what an awesome couple of months stamping lovers can have!!!!

Through June-July Stampin' Up! are offering their lovely hostesses an additonal $90 worth of free product when you host your own qualifying Stampin' Up! Workshop.

How exciting is that!!!!!!! I am super excited! I love love love building my stamping supplies and what an incredibly easy way to do it - just have a few friends around, enjoy an evening trying out the amazing products, and you could earn yourself up to $190 worth or free product!!!


Visit here if you can't read the info on the picture about

You can contact me for more information if you like on or or 0403 545 602.

Can't wait to hear from you!!!


Adele xxx

Your Kit, Your Way

Did you know you can now join Stampin' Up! for as little as $169????? That is AMAZING!!!!!!

And what's even better - you get to choose your own $235 worth or product, and shipping is free! So much stamping goodness...

Once you have joined Stampin' Up! you get to enjoy lots of support and join a community of truly beautiful people, many of whom will become your closest friends.

You can be a business demonstrator, and run your own workshops and classes, or you are free to enjoy the benefits of being a hobby demonstrator and get your products at cost price. Either way, you get to play with some of the best crafting products on the market . Its a decision I don't think you will ever regret.

Visit HERE if you can't read the above picture...

If you are interested in learning more you can contact me on or on Facebook at or on 0403 545 602.

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Adele xxx

Reason To Smile

Once again, Stampin' Up! are running a truly awesome promotion - spend $125 in product and receive a stamp set - FOR FREE!!!!!

And isn't it a cutie!

Look out over the next few weeks for some examples of how to use this set - I promise I'll be back! :)

Visit HERE if you can't see the above photo clearly...

Thanks for stopping by,


Adele xxx

Friday, May 25, 2012

New Work

Hasn't it been a while! I can't believe how quickly time flies!

Let me catch you up...;)

A couple of weekends ago I was lucky enough to be able to participate in a Kindy Fundraiser Market. It was SO.MUCH.FUN! The sales weren't fantastic as our market was fairly small, but it was a fantastic experience making and crafting again and setting up and selling a few items.

Here is a photo of our table/stall...

My friend had this gorgeous white tree which we used to hang our sets of Lovenotes. It looked really cute...

These are some of the blocks I had for sale - the red set sold - I've used the lovely Enchantment DSP from Sale-a-bration on both the LOVE set and the SWEET set - I so wish I had more of that paper!!!

In the background there is a basket of peg magnets - these were the best seller for the day???

These are my butterfly frames - the large one has sold but the small ones are still available!!!! :)

There were also some spiral bound notebooks in the front and more blocks...

I love love love these butterfly frames - especially the green and blue - I'm quite happy if this one never sells as it will work in my bedroom perfectly!!! hehehehe.

I have just set up a Facebook Business page which can be found at so pop on over and 'like' if you'd like to! :)

Thanks for stopping by (if there are any of you out there left!?!? :) I have just started doing card classes up here in Beechmont so hopefully posting will become a little more regular too! :)

Have a great day!


Adele xxx

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A card!! A card!!! I made a card! I used the gorgeous Everyday Enchantment paper from Sale-a-bration (you can earn a whole pack of it for free! see this post) and LOVED it!

I needed a special card for a very special friend and so loved working with this paper - it is just stunning and I'm trying to earn a few more packs for free before SAB ends! :)

I've done a tri-fold card and used some new Papertrey Ink die cuts to accessorise.

Sorry about the photo's - my camera hasn't seen the light of day since getting a new mobile phone :( will have to remedy that! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Adele xxx

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Its HERE!!!!! The most exciting time of the year - its SALE-A-BRATION!!!!!!!!!

Same deal as always - SPEND $100 and you get to choose a free product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

HOST your own Stampin' Up! get-together and you can earn your very Sale-A-Bration set for free as well!!!

Or - JOIN!!!!  Stampin' Up! are offering our starter kit for the reduced price of $249 and you also get a free Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set!!!!! This kit contains everything you need to get your stamping adventure started, and at that price, with free product, why wouldn't you! :)

There are some beauties in there this year - the paper is my absolute favourite (!!!!!) and I am hoping hoping hoping to be able to earn a few packets of this.

Just remember, these products are only available during Sale-A-Bration - they will never be seen again, so if you like them, contact me with your $100 order/Party date/joining date and let me know what you'd like for free!

And as always, hostess rules apply as well - SO - if you get together a $300 order you would get 3 free Sale-A-Bration products plus your $50 hostess voucher to purchase any Stamping products of your choice, including exclusive Hostess stamp sets. AWESOME hey!!!

You can email me at with your order, or any questions you might have.

Hope to hear from you soon!!! :) :)


Adele xxx

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Last But Not Least!

So i have one final Christmas card to share with you - almost a month after the fact! :)

I really love the 'Dasher' stamp - and I've combined some of the elements from my other Christmas cards to create this one (ie. vellum and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder). And of course the yummy Glass Glitter - don't you just love it!

And one last close up of 'Dasher'. I've stamped him once in Crumb Cake and then again in Soft Suede slightly off centre onto a circular piece of Vellum and then stuck that over a cirlce of Whisper White that's been run over with the Musical Notes Standard Wheel. Once that was adhered together I've drawn a line of glue (with the 2-Way Glue Pen) around the outside and dipped it in the Glass Glitter.

Its very hard to see in the photo's but I have used the snowflake images from Snow Swirled on the back panel in Whisper White - just a nice subtle touch.

Thanks for stopping by, come again soon!!!! School starts next week so hopefully some craft time will present itself more regularly once the little munchkins are away!!!! :)


Adele xxx

Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year friends!!!!!!! I can't believe how quickly the Christmas holidays have come and gone - only one more week and the kids are back at school! We have son no.2 starting prep this year - he's much shy-er than his older brother and not so excited about this new stage in his life, so we'll have to see how he goes? :)

I thought I'd finally get around to posting the last few Christmas cards I made for our friends this year - I fell IN LOVE with the Smashed Glass Glitter - so so pretty and even though it does make a bit of a mess, its much easier to clean up then the fine glitter! :)

All fairly self explanatory - I have absolutley LOVED Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler this year - makes for a great tradtional christmas card. I took inspiration for these cards from Tina White who presented at November's Brisbane Regionals - I LOVED her card and have cased the feature panel from it...

And a close up shot of that yummy yummy cherry cobbler embossing powder! How scrumptious is it!

And on a Crumb Cake background. I've used the Music Notes Wheel on the background of both card bases.

And of course the Seam Binding Ribbon. This stuff is so simple and easy to use - I LOVE it!.

Inside each card we also included a photo of our family with this lovely quote written across the top -

"From home to home, from heart to heart, from one place to another, the warmth and joy of Christmas brings us closer to each other."

I have one more Christmas card to show you in the next couple of days and then hopefully I'll be back in routine and have more fun craft to share with you.

See you again soon!!! :)


Adele xxx

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Matching Card - Of Course

Well, I had to make matching cards for my Christmas gifts (look here) didn't I.

I can't (or at least I HATE to) give a card that doesn't match the gift.

Especially if its a home made gift.

So here are the cards I made to go with my Embellishment Folders...

Very simple I know - I had about 30 minutes to make 3 cards and I was starting from scratch with no ideas other than the colour scheme (ie. it had to match the gifts).

I remembered a card from Kirsty Brown's blog (AGAIN) and took my inspiration from there...

I love the Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake together, and absolutely LOVE those snowflakes - I use them every year! (from Snow Swirled).

I have also used the new Embossing Folders 'Designer Frames' - LOVE - these are gorgeous. Though I am finding when I use mine they leave a ridge on my card stock that I'm not liking - I'm trying to figure out a way to eliminate this...

As I said, very simple and very quick. I am thinking I might make these as my Christmas Cards this year, so I might have another play and see if I can step them up at all - you know, a cards not a card unless its taken hours to create - hehehehhe. Only joking. I think this ones pretty effective in its simplicity.

Its those snowflakes.

Those snowflakes make me happy! :) :) :)

Thanks for stopping by,


Adele xxx

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Specials!!!

Wow - you will never believe it, but Stampin' Up! have just put out a list of stamps and accessories that are up to 50% off!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

You can link to the list here and let me know if there's anything I can get you - the perfect time to buy a gift for that creative person in your life, or just simply stock up your supplies.

You can contact me on if I can help you in any way!

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Adele xxx


'Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!'

I am so excited this year. Normally Christmas isn't something I'm that into - but this year I haven't been able to wait.

So it was so exciting that my sister and her family were able to travel up from NSW so we could celebrate Christmas together as a family - 11 kids and 8 adults in my parents house - it was awesome!!!!

I decided a little earlier in the week to 'make' some gifts for my sisters (Kylie, Estelle and Lisa) adn procrastinated till the day before (why oh why do I do this to myself???) and made these little folders.

I saw the original idea for these gorgeous things on Amy's Blog in  a 2009 post (can't find it now for the life of me??) and thought they would be perfect!

Aliessa also made one of these - here is her version...just scroll down to the bottom of the post...

Amy did have a template for it which she was lovely enough to share - go to to find it...

For mine, I actually just scored 2 pieces of A4 cardstock at 8cm then again at 9cm twice, and trimmed the end a little so that I had an overlap of 2cm, and then glued the 2cm pieces together - probably a little longer than the one in the template so I could fit more stuff in!

Then you just use some acetate (mine were OHT sheets) and Crystal Effects to adhere the die-cuts - I had already put Dimensionals on them all and the Crystal Effects on the bottom of the Dimensional - so they should just come off really easily...

Then I followed Amy's idea in filling this little folder with pre-made die-cuts! How awesome is that! I would LOVE to have a gift like this - things that you can just pull off and whip onto a card - how quick would that be. 

I'm really hoping they get some use out of them..

So what crafty things are you making for your gifts this year?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Kirsty Brown Case

Hello lovelies - back again with a CASE this time - I love Kirsty Brown's craft and find her so super inspiring, and when I saw THIS card I just knew I had to have a go at making one myself...

So here is my version...

I love Marina Mist and have used Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, So Saffron and Peach Parfait to compliment.

Its a dreary, rainy day here today - the perfect day to CRAFT!!!!!

Hoping you're finding some time of your own to make beautiful things.

Come again soon,


Adele xxx

Monday, November 21, 2011


Just another quick little post to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my lovely lovely friend and partner in all things paper-crafty - LISA!!!!!!

Really really hope you have a lovely birthday today my friend - I am so grateful to have someone close by that understands my crazy love for paper and glue - I LOVE sharing it with you!!! You are just the best - so wonderfully inspiring, and your 3D projects especially blow me away.

Big hugs, kisses and birthday wishes!!!!!

Adele xxx :)

Christmas Crafts

I have a fun little project to share with you today - this idea kind of just hit me out of the blue and I'm so glad it did because I LOVE how its turned out!!!! :)

I started with a pile of wood looking like this...

and ended up with them looking like this!

I have been holding onto some remnants of Christmas DSP from two years ago for the perfect project and thank goodness I had enough to do this - they have been my fav set of Stampin' Up! Christmas papers ever so I'm so so happy that I'll be able to look at them every year from now on! hehehhe

So the idea with this Advent Calendar is that under each block is attached an activity for the day. Once we've completed the activity for the day the block can just be turned around so just the paper is showing. I'm still undecided whether to leave them lined up in order like this or to make them a little random and all over the place. It will probably depend on where I decide to place it - its where it is at the moment just until I decide what to do with it - oh - and waiting till the first of December would probably be a good idea too!!!! hehehhe

I'm so excited for Christmas this year and have so many ideas floating around in my mind of things to make - so hopefully I'll have more to show you over the next couple of weeks.

And here are just some close up shots of some of my favourite blocks...

I can't actually tell you where this wordy paper comes from - it was just in my stash but is one of my absolute favourites!!!! I love blue in Christmas things...

How gorgeous is this sparkly green design - yum yum yum!!!

And here's a row of some of the papers all together - they just co-ordinate so perfectly. I LOVE it!!!

The blocks are all slightly different sizes which I am loving too - it all adds to the random-ness of the project.

And just to end I thought I'd pop on a little photo of my sleeping beauty - getting so chubby now and just so much fun with the smiling and little chats we have sometimes. We are so blessed with such a gorgeous gorgeous baby girl...I love her to bits!!! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by, and come again soon! :)

Have the best day!


Adele xxx

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Old Craft

Well, in an effort to be a more regular blogger I thought I'd share with you some craft I made a little while ago.

One of my closest friends was celebrating her 30th birthday and I wanted something a little special to give her, and had heard of the idea of a money tree where you give a $1 for every year of their life. So I set about making my own version...

I could NOT figure out a way to photograph it - this was the best I could do!

Basically a tree branch stuck in a pot of clay and made to look pretty. I did my very best to make it look as pretty as possible though. :) I made these little pouches to slip the coins in using the heart punch and some ribbon, and hung them on the branches...and made lots of these little flowers as well.

And this was the matching card - a CASE from the IB&C with my own take on it.

A rather impractical gift perhaps - really just fancy packaging, but lots of love went into it and it was fun to make, and most importantly pretty to look at! :)

My husband is away on Senior Camp this week so I am looking forward to less housework and more crafting!!!!!! While the cat's away the mouse will play right! :) :) :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week!!!


Adele xxx

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Ok - I PROMISE that I will be a better blogger here on out!!!! This year we have been SHOCKING and it has to stop! hehehehhe.

And to start the ball rolling I thought I'd show you some photo's of the swap card I made for the Brisbane Regionals last weekend...

Really bad photo's I know - I still haven't sorted out a good place for taking photo's...

Anyway - this is the green version - I've used Always Artichoke - and can I say I LOVE this green for Christmas - so lovely and deep and subdued. Paired with Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla - I really really like this colour combo.

So - its a Always Artichoke base. I've added an embossed layer and then used the new Log Cabin Smooch Spritz on the background - on the green it looks more like the spritzer tool, but on the red the lovely glittery-ness really shows through.

To that I've added a Top Note using the new First Edition DSP (LOVE!!!!) on which I have stamped the family image from 'Season of Joy' and then I have glued over the top a Vellum Top Note onto which I have stamped the wreath image from the same stamp set. I have used a pen to colour in the little berries. I really really liked the effect - just nice and soft. Finish it off with some flowers and that yummy yummy seam binding ribbon and I was done.

And here's the red version...

I did alternate the colour of the sentiments but other than that the two are exactly the same. I made 40 of these and was thoroughly sick of them by the end. :)

And this is the only action shot I got on the day - Lisa will KILL me for sharing it but it was the only one! :) Lisa took lots herself so hopefully she'll be able to share a few soon. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and I PROMISE to be back again soon!

Have a great weeks end!


Adele xxx