For you, with love

With the My Little Valentine offer from Stampin’ Up! you can make beautiful handmade cards for your loved ones for Valentines Day (and other special occasions).  Purchase the “My Little Valentine” Stamp Set  and receive the “Sealed with Love” Simply Sent Kit FREE

Offer valid from Jan 3 – Jan 21, 2013



Fathers Day

I had a lovely time on Roster at Kindy yesterday making Fathers Day Cards. Some very eager little people had fun, stamping the background of the card and either stamping the Motorbike image or adding the stars…. oh yes and then there was the glue stick. They all love glue sticks so those feature panels are not going anywhere.

The children then got to write their names on the inside and draw a picture for their dad.

Here comes the bride

Cards don’t need to be difficult to be effective.  When a friend asked me to make a wedding card for her, it was my perfect opportunity to use the new Love & Laughter set from the gorgeous Autumn-Winter mini catalogue.

Here comes the Bride

By layering Whisper White Card stock, adding dry embossing and silver embossing powder, with a little bling here and there the end result is an elegant Wedding card.  Simple yet effective.

Share a Cup – Class

Date:      Friday 28th October 2011

Time:      7:15pm for a 7:30pm start

Location:     Manly Qld
Please contact me for specific venue details

Includes:             Share a Cup Stamp & materials to complete a
Scallop Note Box and 6 Gift Cards

Cost:   $15.00

BYO:    Adhesive, and basic kit
if you would like to use my adhesive, please add additional $5 to class cost.

RSVP:   by 15 Oct. 2011
to Fiona Dunlop –  Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Mbl: 0438 057 498 |  Email:
Places are strictly limited so bookings are essential.

Dasher – Christmas Card Class

Dasher is here to stay!


If you are interested in creating your own had made Christmas Cards using Stampin’ Up’s! A’ la carte “Dasher” stamp then I have the class for you.

Create 8 cards in total (4 different cards and 2 of each design), Using Dasher and Jolly Holiday DSP.

Date:       Friday 9th September 2011

Time:       7:15pm for 7:30pm start

Location:    Manly, Qld
Contact me for specific Venue details.

Cost: $25

Included:  Dasher (wood mount) Stamp & a Quarter Pack  Jolly Holiday DSP, all card stock and embellishments to complete the 8 cards.  And, a light supper

BYO: Adhesive,
if you would like to use my adhesive, please add additional $5 to class cost.

RSVP:   by 1st Sept. 2011
to Fiona Dunlop –  Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!
Mbl: 0438 057 498 |  Email:
Places are strictly limited so bookings are essential.

Turning One

Our little man turned 1 last week.  Hard to believe but it is so.  I could hardly let him celebrate his Birthday without a handmade card.  As I had gone to the effort of making an Elmo cake, then it was only fitting that he received and Elmo Birthday card. A very simple design, fitting in with “Elmo” Theme.

While I was at it I decided to make another card using “Choo Choo”.   Originally I thought I would make this card for Master 1, however decided as his cake was an Elmo cake then his card should also be an Elmo card.  I might use Choo Choo for his 2nd Birthday as I found some great silicone cake molds in the shape of a train engine and carriages (post birthday).

Birthday Wishes

We all need Birthday Cards especially bright and cheery cards.  The following cards were created with the same colour scheme of Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and Real Red (all from the Brights Collection) along with Whisper White.  They also include the greeting from the very versatile stamp set “So Happy for you” (from 2011 Sale-a-bration).  The heart is from “I {heart} Hearts” stamp set and the Balloon from the  “Party this way” stamp set.    The card itself has been created using the Big Shot Square Scallop Die.

** All stampsets  and accessories (with the exception of the Sale-a-bration Set) are available in the current Stampin Up Idea’s Book & Catalogue  (IBC) refer links for access to the complete IBC.

Strength & Hope

Available unitl July 31 ( in the current Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue), the “Strength & Hope” Stamp Set provides inspiration for many of us.  We all know or know of someone who has been touched by breast cancer.   In the past two years, both my mother and mother in-law have both been treated for breast cancer.  Mum’s Breast Cancer journey can be seen here :

This is truly a lovely stamp set with endless possibilities.  The elements can be used together to create a wonderful inspirational card or scrap page or independently. It is both a beautiful and elegant stamp set and for many reasons it is one I will reach for often.

The card below has been created using:  Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla card stock.  Pink Pirouette & Crumb Cake Inkpads and the Scallop Square Punch.  A single Rhinestone has also been used

**$2 from the sale of every Strength & Hope Stamp Set will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation by Stampin’ Up!. **

Christmas Cards

Despite our move I managed to get a couple of Christmas Card Designs completed. Both were relatively easy to complete. Using Kiwi Kiss, Red Riding Hood and Whisper White along with one of my favourite Christmas stamp sets Snow Swirled as well as  Perfect Punches.