Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Onstage April 2018 - Presentation & Display Board Showcase

Welcome to our little blog hop featuring Presenters and Display Board stampers at this Aprils Onstage. I was lucky to be a Display Board Stamper in Perth Western Australia.

You have hopped on over from my friend and amazing crafty creator Jackie.
(Who funnily enough was placed above my samples at onstage see pic below!)

Where do I start? I had lots of goodies in my secret squirrel box including the Animal Outing Stampset (yes I am lucky I now have two) and the matching Animal Friends Thinlits Dies alongside the Frames Elements and Leaf Ribbon.
Here are the projects I made with this set.

 This is by far my most favourite project and from what I could see it was the most photographed on the day.

This giraffe is super cute too, great for a notecard.

I really am loving that there are little Aussie animals in this great set so I do love the Kangaroo with the Koala peering out his pouch!

Next Up was the controversially named Rooted in Nature Set which is very similar to our Lovely as a Tree. I also had a bag of the Tropical Elements accents and the new Glitter enamel dots which I used on a couple of cards here.

I have actually never purchased Lovely as a tree and never been much of a fan of the tree style stamps so this was a little bit of a challenge for me. I loved creating these cards!

The hostess set named Hand Delivered was the last stampset in my box. I teamed it up with some current product as well as the 6x6 in colour designer series paper and some of the ruffled ribbon that is also in the upcoming Annual catalogue.

The last item in my box was the Tropical Thinlits and as you can see from the samples above (Rooted in Nature and Animal Outings) it went well with both of these sets.
Here are further small samples with the thinlits on their own and lastly a scrapping page. 

I thoroughly enjoy doing this.
I had a chance back in 2016 in Brisbane (as well as presenting) and I hope that one day I get the chance to do it again.

Next Up on this amazing hop is Tanja Kolar

Here is a full list of participants

6. Nicole Wilson - You are Here!

Monday, 16 April 2018

What Will You Stamp 164? WWYS164?

What Will you Stamp Challenge number 164.
I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.
I hope more of you join in with these great stampset challenges as they are fun!

I am really pushing it fine this week as I have been a little unwell and it is now school holidays so I need to find something to occupy the kiddies while I create.
I hope you enjoy my creation using Petal Palette and the framelits as well as the paper and framelits  that go with this beautiful set.

I am still loving the Stampin' Blends and I know that they are still unavailable at the moment due to high demand but believe me when they come back in stock I will be purchasing more! They are so easy to use and look amazing too.

Pull out this set from your stash too and get creating. I can't wait to see what you make with it!

  • Stamps: Petal Palette (Happy Birthday is from an upcoming stampset in the new annual catalogue called Detailed with Love)
  • Ink:  Memento Black and Rich Razzleberry
  • Card: Whisper White, Glimmer paper from Myths and Magic and Petal Passion DSP
  • Tools: Petals and More Thinlits as well as the stitched framelits with the Big Shot, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie,  and Old Olive Stampin' Blends
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals 

To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to

Friday, 13 April 2018

Onstage Local Perth April 2018

Wow Where do I start?
I have just had a wonderful weekend at Scarborough with some of my Inkypinks Team.

It started off (on my darling husbands birthday on the Friday after an amazing lunch with him) my hubby dropped me off at the hotel where I was staying with fellow team member Rachael..

The view was amazing from our room.

I then got ready and went on down stairs to centrestage where we had an amazing dinner and some business training.

 The group of us at dinner

left - Ann Gerlach, Debbie Blake and Me                            Right Melissa Gifford, Kelly Kent and Me

I couldn't sleep that night very well being in a different place with different noises and not feeling the best (hadn't for a week before and still have whatever it is now :-( ) and the excitement of receiving a new catalogue at dinner. Finally I managed a few hours sleep and we were up and ready for a full on day at Onstage. I am not going to give a full blow by blow on the day but I will put up some pics of the display boards and my display board stamper board. ( I am in a blog hop on Wednesday which will showcase my creations)

My Board (at the bottom) with my lovely friend Jackie Aitkens above.

I am going to put a card in here to show what I was halfway through finishing the week before onstage. I was really unwell and didn't finish it until after the event but here it is.

So just a little sneak peek for what is to come Wednesday!
Check back at 6pm Perth time to check out my other projects.

 Our table (nice one Rach)

Presenters and display board stamper samples.

Three of us from the Colour INKspiration Team.
Myself, Kelly Kent & Jackie Aitken

Then proud team leader moment my friend and downline Rachael from My Stampin Haven got to present for the first time! Well done Rach you did amazingly.

After the excitement of the day a whole heap of us went out for dinner at the Wild Fig organised by my amazing friend Denise. The food was awesome and the service was exceptional!

 My Risotto was amazing!

 These girls are not in my direct team but have embraced me with open arms, they are wonderful, I love them to bits and I am so glad I found them through my love of creating with Stampin' Up!

Finally my haul from the event

I love this company and all of its products!