Thursday, September 1, 2011

It's New Catalogue Time!

Well its that fabulous time again when we say hello to a brand new catalogue. I am having a launch party on Sunday 11th September at 2pm if you would love to come along and have a play with some new products, do a make & take, afternoon tea, give-aways and prizes. Cost is $10 which includes your copy of the new catalogue! If you can't get there then please drop me a line if you would love your very own copy and I can either drop off if you live locally or pop one in the post for you.

I also have a great deal for you if you have thought about joining as a Stampin' Up demonstrator. Now is the time. You can purchase this mini starter kit for just $169 and get started as a demonstrator! Click on the above link to learn more or alternatively drop me a line at

Happy Stamping,


Monday, August 8, 2011

Custom Mades

I have been making quite a few custom made cards for my customers and thought I would share a few with you here. If you would like to see more make sure you come on over and like my Hipporiffic Happenings page on facebook!

The first card was using the Baby Tees Jumbo Wheel which I simply rolled out then cut them out. The second one is using a retired stamp but was a special horse request. If there is anything you would like to ask about these then please let me know.


Its Retirement Time!

It's that time of year when some old favourites leave us to make way for some exciting new products. There are some great discounts of 25-40% on some products so get on over to the Stampin' Up! website to check them out!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

A couple of Challenges

Hi there although I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front I have been creating up a storm. Here is a card I made this week for a couple of challenges and is for my niece's 12th birthday.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: On Your Birthday

Paper: Kraft, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla, Elegant Soiree DSP

Ink: Rose Red

Other: Big Shot, Elegant Lines EF, Rose Red Ribbon (retried), Circle Scissor Plus, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Non SU - Magnolia Stamp, Copic Markers

Thanks for popping in and remember only a few weeks to get your free goodies with every order of $100.

Happy Stamping,


Sunday, July 3, 2011

July Specials

For this month enjoy and extra special bonus bundle when you spend $100. This exclusive ribbon and button bundle is valued at $31.95 and can be yours. Here is what you get:

To place your order email me today at or phone: 0413 563 637 - Australian residents only.

Happy Stamping,


Monday, June 6, 2011

Custom Made Thank You's

Well I hadn't inked up this set yet so thought it was about time!

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Because I Care (Hostess)

Paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala DSP

Ink: Baja Breeze

Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Big-Shot, Oval Die, Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch

Non-SU Products: Copics, Taffetta Ribbon

I was asked to make some thank you cards and looked to a challenge to help me out. I used Mojo Monday 193 (but posted a bit late to make the link!). I made two cards using the same sketch.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Bliss (retired) French Foliage, Because I Care (hostess)

Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, Retired DSP (sorry don't know the name)

Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Accessories: Label Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Brad, Twill Tape, Dimensionals

Thanks for popping by,


Friday, June 3, 2011

Special Blessing

Hi all - long time no see (as usual)! I haven't been too creative of late as I got kicked out of my craft room again! So after much spending of the money at Ikea I am re-established. I have taken over the formal lounge/dining room which gives me more room but now I can't just shut the door on the mess I have to stay tidy eeekkk! I have created something to show you though - spoiler alert Susan Byers if you are reading this don't go any further! This is for my niece's upcoming confirmation.

I cased the popped up cross idea from this card by the fabulous Silke Ledlow (aka sparklegirl). Love her designs :). This was also sketch challenge #71 over on Inkspirations but alas I was too late as usual to enter! Although this set is retired I think it will still get a lot of ink from me as I love it! Here is what I used:

Stamps: Special Blessings (retired)

Paper: Almost Amethyst (retired), Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Non-SU DP

Ink: Almost Amethyst (retired), Certainly Celery

Accessories: Big-Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Certainly Celery Ribbon (retired), Dimensionals, Rhinestone

Hope you are having inky fun,


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

Well in keeping with the mad May its my dads birthday today. It is also my little bundle of love Archer's 1st birthday! Can't believe he is 1 already when did that happen. Now he is having a very special 1st birthday party on Saturday so there will be more to come on that but for now here is the card I made for my dad. It is the same sketch as the previous post but I liked the layout and paper but just changed the stamp.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Sail Away, Vintage Labels (retired)

Paper: Basic Grey, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Elegant Soiree DSP

Ink: Basic Grey, Soft Suede

Accessories: Crimper, 1" Circle Punch, Dimensionals. Crochet Thread, Eyelets

Happy stamping,


Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Father-In-Law

Its mad May in our house. We have so many birthdays this month and Mother's day that I find it hard to keep up! Today is my Father-In-Laws birthday and this is the card I made for him.

This is using one of the fabulous new a la carte stamps from the Autumn/Winter Mini. These are great stamps when you just want one image and I seriously lack for male themed stamps and the two in the mini are fab. I also used sketch challenge 330 from Splitcoaststampers Here is what I used:

Stamps: Motorcycle, Vintage Labels (retired)

Paper: Basic Gray, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Elegant Soiree DSP

Ink: Basic Gray, Soft Suede

Accessories: Crimper, 1" Circle Punch, Crochet Thread, Metal Key, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber

Hope he likes it!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Deals of the Week

This month at Stampin' Up! we have some great deals every week! It is a great time to take advantage of some super specials.

Page 37 Tag Alongs Wood-Mount Set - Was $31.95 Now $19.17
Page 59 More Monkey Accessories Clear-Mount Set - Was $23.95 Now $14.37
Page 59 More Monkey Accessories Wood-Mount Set - Was 29.95 Now $17.97
Page 75 Cottage Garden Clear-Mount Set - Was $24.95 Now $14.97
Page 75 Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set - Was $32.95 Now $19.77
Page 98 Compliments to the Chef Wood-Mount Set - Was $35.95 Now $21.57

This first deal ends May 10th** (or when the allocated stock runs out.)

Some important notes from the Stampin' Up website.

"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 . . . forever!

**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. "

So the idea is to get in quick to get the deal you really want! Please email me your order ASAP so you don't miss out and remember stay tuned for next weeks deal!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue

I am so behind the eight ball at the moment. Apologies but it has been over a month of constant sickness in our house. Hopefully it is all behind us!

So the new Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue started on the 1st April and boy oh boy does it have some beautiful products. I think I have just about purchased one of everything - just need the time to make some gorgeous stuff to show you now! If you would like your very own personal copy drop me a line or just click on the link in the side bar or above to see now online.

There are also some carryover products from the Summer Mini still available so if you loved them but missed out don't worry they are still available. Here is what you can still purchase. Mini Vintage Trinkets (12) 118763 $6.95Vintage Trinkets (48) Antique Gold, Antique Brass, Pewter (48) 118764 $10.95

Square Lattice Embossing Folder 119976 $15.95

Scallop Square Bigz Die 115950 $42.95Pinking Hearts Corner Punch 118072 $19.95Pinking Hearts Border Punch 117649 $30.95Island Floral Bigz Die 118871 $42.95

Bitty Buttons (64) 118761 $7.95Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack 118309 $30.952-3/8" Scallop Circle Extra Large PunchSmooch Spritz Gold Glow 118770 $7.95 Smooch Spritz Silver Foil 118771 $7.95

Color Catcher 121093 $10.501/2" Chantilly Crochet Trim 118480 $13.95

5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim 118481 $13.95

Well that is just a quick update hope to get back on here soon with some projects using all the fantastic new rubber I have!

Happy Stamping,


Monday, March 14, 2011

Inkspiration Challenge

Hi there! Hope you have had a lovely day. It was a long weekend here in SA and just perfect weather so it was a great day. Here is a card for a beautiful friend who lives in QLD and I miss her lots. I used Inkspiration sketch challenge #61 and it is also a sneek peak of some more new rubber!

Here is what I used:
Stamps: Eat Chocolate
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Sage Shadow, The Linen Closet Stack DCWV DP
Ink: Sage Shadow
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Big Shot, Button #5 Sizzlit, Circles #2 Die, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Twill Tape, Crochet Thread, Dimensionals
Really makes me want a chocolate right now but no must be good have finally started to do something about the waistline 6.1kg and counting!
Happy stamping,

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Paper Scraps

So like any good crafter I have buckets of scraps lying around begging to be used. I came across this idea in Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft Magazine Vole 16 No 12. I made two different versions and even pulled out the old sewing maching for a bit of interest on the butterfly.
Here is what I used:
Stamps: So Happy For You (Sale-A-Bration set)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Greenhouse Gala DSP, Subtles DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Rhinestones, Big Shot & Bigz Beautiful Butterflies Die, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Daffodil Delight Ribbon
These were super easy to do just get a scrap of cardstock and strips of leftover DSP to make your desired pattern. Add some interest with punched edges and sewing then run the cardstock through your Big Shot with the butterfly die and voila instant jazzy butterflies! This is great for using up all those bits lying around and is a new look too.
Hope you are having a creative day,

Friday, March 11, 2011

New Rubber!

I got my pre-order for the Autumn/Winter mini starting next month so wanted to ink some up straight away. This is a new a la carte stamp called Sail Away. I really lack masculine stamps so decided this was a must for my addiction ahem collection. This was using the sketch SC323 over on Splitcoasters as well.

Here is what I used:
Stamps: Sail Away, Vintage Labels (retired)
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Elegant Soiree DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals

Happy stamping


Birthday Bakery Delight

Apologies for not blogging in soooooo long but life has definitely got in the way and to be honest I haven't really felt very creative in such a long time. This is a card I made ages ago using a sketch challenge (sorry can't remember which one). This set is a hostess level 1 set so if you like it you need to hold a demo or get $300 in orders together and it can be yours!

Here is what I used:
Stamps: Birthday Bakery
Paper: Marina Mist, So Saffron, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink DSP
Ink: Staz-on Black & assorted Markers
Accessories: Rhinestones, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Marina Mist Satin Ribbon, Button from stash, Crochet Thread, Big Shot & Lots of Tags Sizzlit

I have been doing some creating so hopefully will be back with something for you soon!

Monday, March 7, 2011

March Technique Class

This months technique class will be making 3 fun projects using baby wipes. If you are in the Northern suburbs of Adelaide and would love to come along here are the deets:

When: Friday 18th March
Time: 7pm
Where: My house (u get the address when you RSVP)
Cost: $15 or $12 if you byo adhesive
RSVP: 16/3/11
Phone: 0413 563 637 or
Promise to be back with some creations soon!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Flood Appeal

We all know how devestating the floods have been throughout Queensland, NSW and Victoria. Stampin' Up! is doing their part to help those affected.

As flood waters continue to inundate Australia in what has been described as the worst flooding in 37 years, we express our deepest sympathies to those who have lost loved ones and homes and to those whose lives have been changed forever. We, like so many of you, feel a compelling need to lend support to all those who have been affected.
Stampin' Up! demonstrators have a long history of making a difference in the lives of others--especially when disaster strikes and the need is greatest. Nearly two years ago, we watched another tragedy unfold in Australia. Our hearts were touched as demonstrators, customers and friends joined together in support of the Bushfire Appeal. We've done it before and we can certainly do it again!
Please join with us by supporting the Australia Flood Appeal--a cause in which Stampin' Up! will donate $2 AUD of the retail value of sales from any stamp set (with a retail value of $30 or more) sold in Australia and New Zealand from 15 January through 15 February to the State Emergency Services in Queensland.
Please help us make a difference by placing an order today. If there is something you have wanted for a while then this is the perfect time to order as you will not only be getting that fantastic product but helping others at the same time!
Happy stamping,

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Clean and Simple Cards

I liked the sketch 121 on Clean & Simple so decided to pull out one of my favourite sets that hasn't seen much ink of late. I got on such a roll I made a whole set of 8 using all the stamps and the same sketch. Here they are:

I embossed the images with black EP onto watercolour paper and then coloured using my markers and an aquapainter. I won't list everything I used but it is all 99% SU and most of the DSP is retired but if there is anything you would like to know then drop me a line. That's all from me today - got a bit of a fuzzy head after last nights festivities. I'm getting too old for this!
Happy new year,