Friday, May 25, 2012

Hello baby boy & class date change

Hi my stamping friends :)

I hope you are all well out there in blogland! Before I get onto sharing my card with you, I need to let you know about a date change for my May stamping class. This month is "Children's cards" and we will be making a baby boy card, a boy or girl birthday card (you decide) and a girly birthday card. The class is $10 for all 3 cards and will now be held on Tuesday May 29th at 7:30pm in Cairns. If you would like to come along please let me know by this Sunday May 27th. clairedaunceysu @

So, to the card... this is one of the cards we'll be making at our class - it's a cute baby boy card (I just love those owls!) but I think this one could almost stretch to a first birthday card if you used a different sentiment.

The colours are Marina mist, Pear pizzazz and whisper white and I have used the cute Nursery nest papers (which I have bought to scrapbook with for my own babies!) with some grosgrain ribbon in Marina mist and also used the polkadot embossing folder on the Pear pizzazz cardstock. It's a nice, quick and easy card :)

There is also only a few days left to take advantage of our paper party offer! If you purchase 3 packs of  designer series papers you will receive a fourth pack for free! Also if you sign up as a demonstrator by purchasing our fully customisable starter kit you will receive a free pack of desinger series paper every month until December this year! Purchasing our starter kit has no strings attached but lots of opportunities to either start your own business or to increase your stamping supplies.

Please contact me if you have any questions at all!
Happy stamping!
Love, Claire

Monday, May 21, 2012

My sister, the newlywed

Hi my friends!

So much to share with you all! I have had an amazing week away with my two little sisters in Thailand as Laura (my middle sister) tied the knot with her man, Joel! My youngest sister, Olivia and I were bridesmaids with three of Laura's close friends.

My favourite photo from the trip. (L-R Olivia, Laura and me!)
Of course, I had to make the lovely couple a card and with the wedding colours being a lovely grey and yellow combo I could not resist following this theme in my card.
I used the cute little stamp set, You are loved, and heat embossed it using Clear embossing powder and versamark with Daffodil delight ink. This made the heart image pop and look a bit more special. The best way to do this with our inks is to ink up your stamp in versamark, then on top of that ink up with the colour of choice (here, daffodil delight). Then once you have stamped your image, sprinkle on the clear embossing powder and heat set. Simple! :)
The greeting is from my favourite greetings set, Teeny tiny Sentiments. For a little bit of extra texture and bling I have used the hearts embossing folders from the new Adorning accents embossing folders set (In the current mini catalogue) and some stick on rhinestones.
The colours are Basic grey and Daffodil delight on Whisper white.

Then, as a gift for the lovely couple I saw this idea on another blog and thought it was perfect as they were having a destination wedding! I thought it might be a nice little picture to hang up in their home somewhere. I decided to stick with the wedding colours again as I decorated it. They ended up putting the picture up on their guest book table at the wedding which was totally unexpected but I was blessed to see that they liked it :)

Close up, the maps are printed from Google maps and cut out freehand.
The guest book table at the wedding. Laura had a gorgeous photo book printed up in black and white which all the guests signed in silver pen! A lovely idea as a momento from their day.
Thanks for looking everyone! I hope this has brightened your day... and maybe given you an idea for a wedding or anniversary gift, or even a gift for your other half perhaps?
Happy stamping!
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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Child's play!

Hi my stamping friends!

Just a little teaser here for you all... A sneak peak of three little children's cards that we will be making at my May card making class.
We'll be having a play with some old favourite stamp sets and also some new items from Stampin' up!s Autumn-Winter mini catalogue.
The class will be at my house in Cairns on Thursday May 31st at 7.30pm. We will be making a girly birthday card, a generic birthday card (by changing the colours could be boy/girl) and a baby boy card. Cost is $10 for all supplies, please BYO adhesive if you have it.
RSVP by email or on my facebook page please.


Also don't forget our wonderful paper party offer at the moment - buy three packs and get one free. Or if you sign up as a demonstrator or purchase our fabulous starter pack during May you will receive a free pack of patterned paper (valued at $18.95) every month til the end of 2012 - a total value of $132.65! That's a lot of paper :) !
Happy Stamping!
Love, Claire
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Free patterned paper!

Hi friends!

Who loves freebies? I know I do!

I'm so excited about Stampin' up!'s promotion for May!! It's a paper party and there are three ways you can be a part of it!

My lovely Customers:
Purchase 3 packs of Designer series paper and receive the third pack for free!

New demonstrators:
 Sign up with Stampin' up!s fabulous new starter kit (For only $169 you receive $235 of products of your choice plus an $80 business starter kit for free!) and you will receive a free pack of Designer series paper every month until December 2012! Amazing!

My current beautiful team members:
If you have someone purchase a starter kit through you then you also receive a free pack of Designer series paper every month until December 2012!

Papers available in this special offer:

Page Item Description
129 122354 Pocketful of Posies
129 122357 Beau Ch√Ęteau
129 122367 Paisley Petals
129 122355 Domestic Goddess
129 124339 Just Add Cake
129 122351 Frightful Sight
129 122352 Timeless Portrait
129 122350 Berry Blossoms
129 122359 Well-Worn
130 122347 Nursery Nest
130 122349 Letters to Santa
130 122348 Big Top Birthday
13** 125406 Twitterpated
17** 125407 Attic Boutique

If you would like to be a part of the paper party please send me an email ( or message me on facebook!

Happy stamping!
Love, Claire
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