Friday, 15 September 2017


Hey, hey, hey It's Friday.

Welcome to my blog and to the Crazy Crafters Friday Team Project Highlights, where we have our blog post for today linked to Mama Kylie Bertucci's Blog. 7:00pm  the Blog opens for voting.

I have been super busy this week, making many cards with the beautiful Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (144147) Page 89 in the Annual Stampin' Up! Using the motto, #LoveitChopIt I have certainly made sure this is what I am doing with the DSP, no more hoarding it. Time to use it.

I love Fridays as I can enter my cards and have it sitting next to my very talented team members than inspire me so. 

The card I am entering tonight, is a card I have CASEd from the most Inspiring Lisa Curcio. At lisa's Stamp Studio

 This is the wonderful Lisa Curcio

 I am not quite sure if she placed her card on the Demonstrators Facebook Page or Forum Facebook page as I am quite sure Lisa did not do a Tutorial, anyway, Lisa inspired me, not to just CASE her card but to make another 7 styles of cards with different sentiments, so yeah I have been on a roll this week.

Here is the card I am entering today, I hope you like it. Please if you do, would you be kind enough to go over to Kylie Bertucci's Blog and vote for my card.

Just click on the Link for Kylie's Blog and turn the Grey Heart Red on my card image. Thanks 💖

Thank you for Stopping by!
If you live in Australia, and you would like to know more about Stampin'Up!® in relation to becoming a part of a wonderful team, and of course the company
I'm just a comment away. 
Fancy doing Stamping or Scrapbooking or 3D Paper crafting with the
magnificent array of products that Coordinate perfectly that Stampin'Up! has to offer and you have not already a Stampin'up! Independent Demonstrator of your own, again please do not hesitate in contacting me, as I would love your business.

See You Again Soon
God Bless 

Friday, 1 September 2017


Hi All

Like you all, I have been busy getting things in place for the new Holiday Catalogue for 2017.

I have been making many Cards from the Annual Catalogue, and Client order of 50 Party Invitations to celebrate a 60th Birthday.  All this and I have managed to blog not about a card this week made from a product from the Holiday Catalogue, It is more of a project.

A Super Sexy Mouse Pad

It was super quick and easy to make, BUT the finished product gives a huge WOW factor look.

All you require are 4 products to maker this project.

1. An new or old  Computer Mouse Pad

2. A 12" x 12" DSP of your choice  I used the gorgeous -

(YEAR OR CHEER SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER) 144640  Page 37 New Holiday Catalogue - Available 1st September 2017 - 2 January 2018

3. Multipurpose Liquid (Tombow) Glue  - 110755 Page 202 Annual Catalogue

4. Scissors -  Paper Snips  103579 Page 204 Annual Catalogue

I simply placed the Mouse Pad into a corner and married up two sides of the DSP drew a pencil line around the Mouse Pad.

Then I simply Cut the pattern out carefully on the pencil line with my Scissors.

Lastly I added a fair amount of Tombow Adhesive onto the Mouse Pad and stuck the DSP onto the Pad.

Voila...  One Awesome Looking Updated Mouse Pad.

If you think this is an awesome idea, please pop over to Kylie Bertucci's Blog and Vote for me. There will be a little grey heart in the top right corner of the photo of the Mouse Pad. Click on it and the heart will turn Red. I would appreciate your kindness.
Here is the link, just click on it and it will take you straight there Cheers Christine ;)

The Holiday Catalogue available
 Friday 1 September 2017 - 2 January 2018



Just think how your family and friends will feel when they open the envelope and there before them is a card just for them made by you. It will sure put a smile on their face and give them that warm fuzzy feeling of love.

                            Thank you for Popping By!
                                    Happy Stamping!

Friday, 28 July 2017

Crazy Crafters - Team Project Highlights


Hi Everyone,

I'm Back in the swing of things again. Wow, it seems like forever since I have blogged along with you all.
My card tonight is Unfortunately a Sympathy Card. Our dear friend had to say his final goodbyes to his Mother yesterday at her funeral. Wow, it was the hardest thing to do, Go to the funeral after such a sort time since we did this with my Mum.
But we all leave this planet Earth when are the body is of no use to us anymore and whether Religious or Spiritual we hope or believe there is something else for us up there way past the stars we see at night.

With the passing of this lovely lady again who was in her 8th decade, I decided to make a card in Pinks to celebrate her Life instead of dark gloomy colours to represent the hurt and death of her passing.

My card is not an original design, I saw it a while ago when I was searching SplitCoastStampers, I fell in love with the design the moment I laid eyes on it; So I CASed the card below the designer is RAZLDAZL here is where you go to see it:-

Isn't it just beautiful


So Here is my Card Difficulty I would say would be 2 out of 5 - Showing the Techniques of Masking and Heat Powder Embossing.

So here is what I needed to use to made the A6 card

The Card: -    Whisper White Thick Cardstock. 21cm x 14.9cm
The Layer: -   Gold Foil Cardstock. 14.4cm x 10cm
The Design: - Whisper White Thin Cardstock. 14cm x 9.5cm

Inks: - In Color : 2017/2019 Powder Pink #1 on Left
            In Color :2016/2018 Flirty Flamingo #2 on Right
            Subtle's    : Blushing Bride #3 on Bottom

Versamark Ink
Embossing Buddy
Heat Tool
Fast Fuse
#4 of the Layering Circle Framelits Dies (141705)
The Big Shot
a Scrap piece of Cardstock to make the Masking Layer.

Stamp Set: Lovely As a Tree (128655) Wood Mount
Stamp Set: Flourishing Phrases (141534) Clear Mount

Woohoo Look at that Embossing Powder Shine..

Would you like to vote for my card this week if so here is the link to do just that

Thanks for Looking have a Wonderful, Happy and Safe Weekend, and I will be here with another new card same time next Friday Evening.

Keep Smiling and Happy Stamping.💖

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Kylie's International Blog Highlight June 2017 - BABY THEME

Hello Welcome and thank you for joining me today in this very exciting blog hop. Each month Kylie Bertucci holds an International Blog Highlight on her own blog and asks her team the Crazy Crafters to join in the fun with other very talented people around the world.

It is so much fun for us as well as you looking at all the cards or projects made each month.
This month - June 2017 the Theme is BABY, how this works is Kylie gives us a brief or theme and we make a card or 3D project for that theme; we must us all current Stampin' Up! products.

You as an onlooker can join in on the fun too - I reckon this is the best bit - YOU get to vote for your Top Favorites. I do hope mine will be one you vote for.

Vote for Me Here

Don't forget your fun - My Card is No. 48

Vote by clicking the Heart in the top right of the picture of the card you like the best. ' Oh I do hope it is mine'.

This came to me in the 11th hour so to speak, I was struggling to do something different for me. I wanted something easy to do, this time no stamping, I wanted to use the New 2017-2019 In Colors and the In Love DSP, I am a real hoarder of the DSP (Designer Specialty Paper). I asked my team members just this week how do they cut their DSP so I can stop this hoarding and use it. Kylie has a hashtag (#loveitchopit) I need to practise this myself.

I have heard so many times, "I cannot make a card, I don't have a creative bone in my body" with my card this shows YES you can. With the use of a wonderful Framelits Dies Set, the magical Big Shot that puts a smile on everyone's face each time they use it, Cardstock, DSP, Glue and the new Mini Stampin' Dimensionals you have the makings of a Great Card, Simple but Attractive.

I hope I have inspired you with my card today, there are so many more techniques I could add to this card, or change its appearance with different colours, papers, letters the mind boggles. just let it go free and the world becomes your oyster in the land of card making.  

The Recipe

1.  21 cm x 14.9 cm In Colors Fresh Fig Cardstock scored at 10.5 cm The Base Card
1. 14.5 cm x 10 cm In Colors Berry Burst Cardstock Layer
1. 14.5 cm x 10 cm Bundle of Love DSP Layer
2. 13.9 cm x 9.5 cm In Colors Powder Pink Cardstock Layers
1 2.5 cm x 9.0 cm In Love DSP

1 of each Letter T,W,I,N,S in the In Colors Berry Burst Cardstock
1 of each Letter T,W,I,N,S in Bundle of Love DSP 

The Method

With the Fresh Fig Base Card, fold onto the score and turn it to landscape.
Glue the 14.5 cm x 10 cm  In Colour Berry Burst  Cardstock layer to the card base, then
Glue one of the 13.9 cm x 9.5 cm In Color Powder Pink cardstock layer to the card, here you now have two layers of card with a 5 cm framework. This Powder Pink layer is where you will place the Die Cut Letters T,W,I,N,S. but first you are to glue the letters of the Bundle of Love DSP to the In Colors Berry Burst  letters with a slight overhang to form a shadow, remember to make sure you glue the shadows the same way for all the Letters. Let them Dry.

Now for inside the card, glue the 14.5 cm x 10 cm In Love DSP layer, then on top of this glue the In Colors Powder Pink cardstock layer. 
To add a little extra to the inside of the card, glue the 2.5 cm x 9.0 cm  Bundle of Love layer strip at the bottom with an equal amount of In Colors Powder Pink cardstock showing on the two sides and the bottom edge, once again the inside of the card has layers with a 5 cm framework.

Now go back to the front of the card and adhere the Letters with the new Stampin' Up! Mini Dimensionals and to add a little bling ( for me Bling is a must have) I chose the new Stampin' Up!  Glitter Dots.


Please click on the link below to take you to see all the wonderful creations the Crazy Crafters and other Stampers have designed from around the world.

Vote for Me Here

Don't forget your fun - My Card is No. 48

Vote by clicking the Heart in the top right of the picture of the card you like the best. ' Oh I do hope it is mine'.

Have a great  HUMP DAY  Wednesday 
Keep on Smiling 

Christine 💕

Friday, 2 June 2017

Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights - Friday 02 June 2017

Hello Everyone, Welcome to my Blog.

Yeah, It's Friday... Friday means a 'Project Highlights Blog Hop for the Crazy Crafters', woohoo, luckily for me, I am a team member of the Crazy Crafters, so I am fortunate to hop along with the many super talented Craft Sisters and Craft Gentlemen in this Team..

Tonight I have entered a card for the Team Project Highlights, that  I made for the Sneak Peek of the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue Blog Hop we had earlier this week. This is okay to do as it is a Highlights Blog, so this means I do not need to make card exclusively for this blog.

The Card is a special Thank you Card! I am to make 30 of them in total for all the people who attended my darling sweet mothers funeral 3 weeks ago, wow time just moves on so fast.

I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart,  who commented on the Sneak Peek Blog:  with so many beautiful, caring , loving thoughts and prayers said for myself, for mum and for all my family. Thank you so much.
I feel so blessed, so loved and so comforted by you all, It surely has helped, during this sad time.

So tonight is the start of a new me. A promise I made to myself and to Mum, To have time to do things that 'I love to do', so I am going to make time for myself from now on and God willing, blog every Friday with the Crazy Crafters. 

I hope I can inspire you as much as the other Super Talented Members of the Crazy Crafters.

Double Z Fold Card

Using the New $1 Million Dollar Sales Stamp Set
Inspired by

The Products I used to make this card:-

Whisper White Thick Cardstock
Elegant Eggplant Cardstock
Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Sassy Hearts Framelits
Jewels Basic Rhinestones
Tombow Glue
Stampin' Dimensionals
Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set

The Double Z Fold Card was inspired by two very talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.

  The wonderful  Amanda - at The Craft Spa 
Northern Yorkshire United Kingdom

With the directions in a tutorial


Jenny Hayward - A fellow local Demonstrator NSW Australia
Inspiration to make this style of card after seeing Jenny's beautiful creations

Thank you for visiting

I hope you have been inspired, this Stamp Set is Amazing and don't forget it has a Framelits Dies Set
to match

You can buy both these from
the New Annual 2017 -2018 Stampin' Up! Catalogue

Just Click onto the "Shop Now
" Button on this page 

          Ribbons of Courage Stamp Set   (143852)   Wood    $47.00
Ribbons of Courage Stamp  Set
  (143855)   Clear     $33.00
          Support Ribbons of  Courage Framelits  (143749)                   $38.00

Please Vote for Me by clicking the heart on the Image of my Card by clicking on the link below.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Patty Bennetts - Million Dollars US Sales - Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set.

Hi Everyone, thank you for visiting my blog today. Today is a super special and very memorable blog hop. As some of my followers may have known, that my darling mother was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer on New Years Eve 2016. Yeah what a way to bring in the New Year? BUT!!! We knew we had a job to do and that was to give Mum the best 6 months of what life she had left with the Doctors saying this was the approximate amount of life span she had left.

So after a few tears, a little anger, and the grieving Mum and I decided to life live the best we she could, with lots of Prayer, Singing, Remembering memories and making new ones for me to live with after she passed away.

Mum always so proud of me, with my crafty ways  would not miss any opportunity to tell people about how lovely my cards are...
"Gotta love a Mothers Pride".

In fortunately my darling sweet mother lost her battle with Cancer at 9:25pm, Saturday 13 May 2017, she took a little breath with so much dignity and went to Heaven to live in Eternal Life with the Lord; my daughter Ebony and I were by her side, Ebony holding her hands, and I gently touching her face. 
Such a blessed moment, such an honour to be involved in her final journey

This Photo was taken by me, at her 80th Birthday 29 January 2017

Love you forever, Forever with me, In my Heart

30 Jan 1937 - 13 May 2017

     Mum with my beautiful Children,

Daughter Ebony and Son Reece.

Mum with my darling husband Ray and Me.

This Blog Hop with the beautiful Crazy Crafters, showing what we can do with New Stamp Sets from the 1 June 2017-31 May 2018, that we were either allowed to pre purchase from attending the Stampin' Up! "On Stage Local" Event in April, venue  Luna Park Sydney, Stamps Sets that were won there or the Perks of being a Demonstrator.

The Stamp Set I am using today is called 
This beautiful stamp set was designed by Patty Bennett a wonderful, vert talented and an awesome demonstrator in her business with Sales in excess of over One Million Dollars US.

I was so fortunate to WIN this stamp Set at the On Stage Local event in April 2017. There was so many circumstances about me getting to this event, I said to my darling Team Leader Nicole Bonar, this just has to be mine, its perfect for the Thank You cards I will need to make for Mums Funeral.
Yep it happened, I won it.

PURPLE is the colour for PANCREATIC CANCER, and the Month of  NOVEMBER is Pancreatic Cancer AWARENESS MONTH.

Double Z Fold

Tutorial for this card from "The Craft Spa"

Inspiration to making this style of card was from a fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Jenny Hayward

What I used!

Whisper White Thick Cardstock
Elegant Eggplant Cardstock
Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Sassy Hearts Dies
 Jewels Basic Rhinestones
Tombow Glue
Stampin' Dimensionals
Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set

Thank you once again for visiting, please follow my very talented team members by clicking on the persons name in the below list of names.
We hope we have inspired you, as we have had so much fun Blog  Hopping.


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

International Blog Hop - THEME - WEDDING...

Hi and Hello Everyone, My name is Christine I am a Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator from the South Coast of New South Wales in Australia.
As the heading says, this is an international Blog Hop, so with demonstrators from around the Globe are taking part in the Hop that Kylie Bertucci has painstakingly put together.
The International Hops are a great way to get to know the demonstrators far and wide. Not to mention it is awesome fun!

The theme for this Blop Hop for the month April 2017 is - "Weddings"
We all love a good Wedding, they make us forget the gruesome events which are constantly happening all around our world, and they give us a time to Love.

 A Wedding makes us realise there is hope for the World yet, as there is nothing better than seeing two people who love each other with all their heart and soul reciting their vows  with such emotion of pure love. Oh I am such a Softie a real Romantic at Heart.

I have not One but Three Cards for you to look at in this Blog today.

Why Three you may ask?

On Friday 31 March 2017
Our Gorgeous Niece married the love of her life and I was asked to make a Very Special Card for the Parents of the Bride 
I was also asked to make a Very Special Card for the Godmother of the Bride and since it was our Niece that was getting married, and I make cards I was obviously going to make a card for her. (I mean surely you didn't think I would go to the shop and buy a card). 

So here I am honoured but now worried I am not going to pull this off. You all know how much we put into one card, but three (3) Cards for the same Wedding and its Family.
The Heat was on!!!

So here are the three Cards

CARD #1 - For the Bride's Parents to give to their 
Daughter and new Son-in-Law on their Wedding Day

 In this picture you can also see what the Wedding Invitation looked like. I asked for a brief and all I was given. All White but if you want to make the card in colour could it be something like the Wedding Invitation, I will leave it up to you as You are the best one to know what to do. I will leave it in your hands. Such lovely kind words but Arrrgh Think Christine Think and don't forget this is 
ONLY card #1 there are TWO more to design, create, make...

This is an A5 size Card, so twice the size of Australian / UK A6 cards


Thick Whisper White Cardstock  140490
Bermuda Bay Cardstock  131286 
Crushed Curry Cardstock   131288
Gold Foil Sheets  132622
The Botanical Builders Framelits  14062 (Retiring 31 May 2017)
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Tear & Tape  138995

Big Shot  143263
Magnetic Platform   130658

CARD #2 - For the Godmother to give to the Bride and her Groom on their Wedding Day...

The Brief was short and sweet for this Card. All White with Silver, I sure did give a big sigh of relief when I was told this, as in an instant I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

This is an A5 size Card, so twice the size of Australian / UK A6 cards


Thick Whisper White Cardstock  140490
Silver Foil Sheets   132178
So Detailed Thinlits Dies  142751 (Retiring 31 May 2017)
Pearl Basic Jewels 119247 (Retiring 31 May 2017) New Style 1 June 2017
Stitched Shapes Framelits OVAL 145372
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Tear & Tape  138995
Stampin' Emboss Powder - Silver  109131

I also used a Retired Background Stamp called En Francais but in the New Annual Catalogue there are Background stamps that would go great with this style of card.

Big Shot  143263
Magnetic Platform   130658
Heat Tool  129056

CARD #3 The Wedding Card I made for our gorgeous
 Niece and her Groom on their Wedding Day

I decided to make a Fun Style Wedding Card, I have seen many Owl Couples looking so Love Lust over on Pintrest and thought how cute they looked so this was my take on the Cute Owl Couple.

So once again this Card
is an A5 size Card, so twice the size of Australian / UK A6 Cards

Thick Whisper White Cardstock  140490
Black Cardstock  121688
Sahara Sand Cardstock  121695
Blushing Bride Cardstock  131287
Emerald Envy Cardstock  141420
Gold Foil Sheets  132622
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Tear & Tape  138995
Tombow Glue  110755
Flourish Thinlit Dies  141478
Owl Punch 118074 (Retiring 31 May 2017)
Enamel Shapes Hearts - Brights  141680 (Retiring 31 May 2017)
Softly Falling TIEF  139672

Big Shot  143263
Magnetic Platform   130658


I do realise this is not a Stampin' Up! Product, but I like to use this Technique on my Special Occasion A5 Cards.  

I do hope you like them as you can vote for me, all you have to do is click on this link under this blue button.

The top Ten demonstrators that receive the most votes will get to take part in an International Blog Hop with Kylie in the future with other very talented and successful demonstrators from all over the world. 
Now How To Vote - Once you have clicked onto the link above, this will take you to where you will see every entry. Now if you are voting for me all you do click on the heart in the top right hand side of the picture showing my Card. 
I would love for you to vote for my entry, as it would be a real buzz to win the status of being in the Top Ten Internationally for this Blog Hop.

Now How About You?

These Blog Hops are so much fun! Would you like to take part in one of these Blog Hops in the near future? You can you know...

Just think all you have to do is sign up to become a demonstrator of your own.
You don't want to go out selling, you say. Don't worry about  that, there is no pressure there, be like me and be a Hobbyist Demonstrator, reap the rewards of a minimum 20% discount on Stampin' Up! products, fully supportive sisterhood from the team constant training as much or as little as you want or need, Incentive Trips the list goes on be part of the #1 Team The Crazy Crafters in Australia; plus The Infinity Stampers Team too. 

Thank you so much for visiting my Blog today.
Please make your way over to Kylie Bertucci's Blog to vote for my Wedding Card(s)

Tat Tar for Now
Happy Stamping
Happy life