Stampin’ By the Sea…part 1


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How’s that for a view for a relaxing Stamping weekend with some gorgeous old friends and some new ones I hadn’t met yet!! It was soooooo relaxing to head to Victor Harbour for three nights of much needed “me” time!  There were seven ladies all together for the weekend and stamping got started on Friday night!

Here’s the first card I made for the weekend.  Can I say, it was probably one of my favourites.  I love yellow chevron!! (Did you guess??)



Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Real Red, Crushed Curry
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Four You, Chevron Background
I’m getting the blogging on peeps so stay tuned for the next few weeks while I share the rest of the Stamping By the Sea cards and some other things I’ve been working on. I’m happy to say I’ve been feeling very creative and you will all get the benefits of that!!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!

Hello Lovelies!

Hello again!!  I don’t know what is actually going on with the whole continuous blogging thing but lets just roll with it and see where it goes!!  Last weekend I went to the lovely picturesque town of Victor Harbour where I spent several days stamping by the sea.  Those pictures will be uploaded over the next few days as I still need to clear a space off my table and get out the camera.  So the blogging will continue for a while!!

But! In the meantime here’s a card that I made with one of my downline a couple of weeks ago.  We set each other the challenge of our least favourite colours.  Blech.  Wisteria Wonder is mine!!  The trusty New Colour Coach told me it went with Soft Sky and Sahara Sand.  So this is what I made:

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I used the Hello Lovely stamps along with the Beautifully Baroque stamp. I’ve also used the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder.  Considering I detest Wisteria Wondering I was quite happy with this!

See you tomorrow…or the next day….best not get ahead of myself!! lol

Happy Stamping!


MDS Monday….On a Tuesday…

I know it’s Tuesday and technically if I were participating in MDS Monday I *should* have had my sample up yesterday….but that’s not how I rolled this week!!

Don’t know what MDS Monday is??  It’s where every other week Nicole Derendorf posts a challenge up on her blog and those of you with My Digital Studio™, Stampin’ Up!’s digital design program, can play along.  Hey, even if you don’t have MDS you can use the sketches or colour challenges to play with paper.

Anyway, this weeks challenge is a Technique!! A good basic technique to learn how to Crop Stamps.  Head on over to Nicole’s Blog to watch the video and post your challenge entry if you fancy.  Here is mine:

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This is a scrap page of Katelin’s 11th Birthday.  Can I also say, that cake was Ahhhmazing!! Yes, thank you, I did make it. Nom nom. Scrapping this page made me hungry for cake!! It was a very quick and easy layout to put together.  The cropping is on the “You’re how Old?” stamp.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.  If you are in Brisbane, you can attend the MDS Make a Statement Digital Tour on the 17th of August to learn more about the awesome program!!! Email me!!!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!!

Oh my Giddy Aunt!! I’m here again!!!

Don’t faint or fall down.  THREE DAYS IN A ROW!!! It’s scary huh???  Don’t worry, I won’t be making it four days as i’m heading down south for a lovely few days with my stamping friend Nicole Derendorf. Yay!!

But before I go!!! Here are some more lovelies to feast your eyeballs upon!!!

_MG_8311 (Copy)This one was made using my cutter and I just took out the square from the middle…you could just use a square framelit in the position you wanted and get the same effect.  The little chevrons are from the HEXAGON PUNCH!!! Oh yes. That’s right!! The Hexagon punch. I love that thing!!!

_MG_8297 (Copy)This card came about from another demonstrator who had posted a Black, White and Yellow card.  I really need to get an alignment tool for my bling though huh???  Didn’t look so bad…until I took a picture!! LOL

And so there you have it!!  A couple of cards to tide you over!! I’m hoping to get VERY creative in the next few days so here’s to some more blogging next week!!!

Until then,
Happy sunshiney stamping!!!



But wait…there’s more!

I can’t promise you a free set of steak knives, but I do have more cards I’ve made!!  Does that make you happy on the inside??? lol

I can’t tell you how much I love some of the new stamps and punches and elements from the New Catalogue.  I am very much in love with a lot of it!!!  Here are some more cards using new stamps etc.


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This is using the Six Sided Sampler set with the matching Hexagon punch (LOVE). I’ve also used the Notable Notions stamp set that I won at convention!!  Base card stock is Baked Brown Sugar and I’ve teamed it with Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana.


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The next card uses Tape It and , Hello Lovely.  Two of my new favourite stamps. I’ve just stamped them all in a kind of chevron pattern. I love Chevrons too!! lol

I’ve had heaps of fun getting inky with the new products and If you want to get your hands on some don’t forget you can shop online with me HERE ~>  Just click on the big Shop Now Button.

Hope you’ve enjoyed a post TWO DAYS IN A ROW!!! That’s a record lately huh?!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!!
Madonna x

July! Already?!

How can it be July already???!! The year is flying by and my resolution to post regularly has flown away with it.  Whoops.  Lucky, I’m sure, that no-one is coming in here on a regular basis, hanging around by themselves!! LOL.  You can find me more regularly on Facebook ———> See over to the right there, click on over and catch up with me there a bit more.  It does seem to be a bit easier to post stuff there!!


I *have* been creating!!!  I had the New Stampin’ Up! Catalogue launch last week and the ladies got to make some cards and have a play with lovely new products!!  Want to see some of what we did?? All right!! lol

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This card was made with the lovely new In Colours – Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar. Nom.  Makes me hungry!!! I also used the Chalk Talk Stamp set and framelits and the new Clay and molds to create the flower. The embossing folder is the new Modern Mosaic. Lovely isn’t it?

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The next card uses the gorgeous Sketched Birthday set.  Again I’ve used the Framelits from the Chalk talk bundle (tag behind the cake image) and I’ve used the Banner framelits as well.  The designer series paper is new and is called Birthday Basics.  I love it. It’s got some awesome patterns and colours!!!

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The next card the lovely ladies made uses a few different new sets.  Firstly the sentiment is from the Label Love set.  It has a great co-ordinating Punch called the Artisan label punch.  You can purchase the stamps and punch as a great bundle as well and save yourself 15%!!  The other stamps used are the Mosaic Madness and Gorgeous Grunge stamps.  The ribbon is the new and delicious 3/4″ Chevron in Crushed Curry.

So there you have it.  Even though you may not “see” me posting in here, I have been stamping!!!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!

Just Add Ink #168

Hi! It’s a miserable wet and grey day here in Brisbane today.  I put the call out on one of my online forums for a good challenge to give me something interesting to do and Christine Blain suggested the Just Add Ink Challenge for this week.  It’s a sketch, and it’s a doozy!! lol.  I’ve used My Digital Studio ™ to create something bright and happy to make this day not so grey!!!

Here is the Sketch:



And here is my digital card:

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I’ve mostly used elements from the Hello There Digital Kit.  Which you can find HERE in my online store. Or to browse designs go to, hit the SHOP NOW button at the bottom and check it all out.  I love My Digital Studio™ and if you have a play you might too!! Don’t forget you can get a 30 free trial version!!

Feel free to send me an email if you have any questions!!

Happy creating people & I hope your week brings sunshine!!!




Stampin’ Up! Convention 2013

Wow!!  Last week I was lucky enough to go to the 2013 Stampin’ Up! ® “Be The Difference” Convention.  It was fantastic!! Not only did I get to have a sneaky peak at the next catalogue, I got to spend several days with some of the best people on earth!!

Every time SU! holds an event like this I try to do Swaps.  This year I decided to incorporate My Digital Studio™ into my swaps.  I created little “Art Quotes” to be framed or even just tacked to a noticeboard.  There were two different designs.  I mounted them onto DSP and put a small strip of matting behind each to “lift” it.  I didn’t take pics of the finished products but here are the quotes for you.



Both quotes were found on the internet and I just used a variety of different fonts to create the look I was after.  If you want more information feel free to email me!

Hope you’re all well and happy!!!
Until next time,
Happy Creating!!!


The Artfull Stampers Seasonal Catty Blog Hop!!!


How great are all the fantastic products you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration??? Well, you’ve had a couple of weeks to recover from that. Take a deep breath and check out the most fantastic Seasonal Catalogue. It’s another 39 pages of deliciousness  The Artfull Stampers have been stamping up a storm again and we’re celebrating the launch of our new catalogue with another Blog Hop!! I’m 1 on the hop (again! eek!!). You may have come here from Kathryn’s blog.

Today I’m showing you some of the fantastic things you can do with the Sunshine & Sprinkles Suite of products.  I’m using the Cloudy Day Textured impressions folders, the Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP, the Oh, Whale! & Rain or Shine stamps along wiht the Happy Whale Clearlits.  All these products are so bright and happy and I just love them!!! Today I’ve made three cards to show you.

First up is the little whale from Oh, Whale! along with the matching Clearlits Die.  They are super cute to stamp and very easy to use the Clearlits.  I’ve also used the Cloudy Day Impressions Embossing folder.

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Next card is using the embossing folder again with the Rain or Shine stamps.The sun is just made from pieces of the Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP cut into long triangles.  The circle is cut from the 1 3/4″ circle punch.

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And last card was made using the Pursuit of Happiness stamps along with the Rain or Shine umbrella again. I’m a bit partial to a polka-dotty umbrella!! You might also notice the super-sized rhinestones.  You can get those in the Seasonal Catty too. Nice to have some mega bling choice!!!

_MG_7533 (Copy)I hope you liked the three cards I made for the Hop.  Feel free to leave some comment love along the way as you hop along.  Next stop on the hop is Alisa Tilsner. If you get lost along the way you can come back here and the full list is below.

Happy Stamping!!



1. Madonna Dunn -
2. Alisa Tilsner -
3. Anna -
4. Michelle Bartholomaeus -
5. Tamsin Adams -
6. Karlie -
7.Nicole Derendorf:
8. Melissa -
9.Alison Barclay -
. Kathryn Carr -

The Artful Stampers Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop!!!

It’s SALE A BRATION time!!! It is our Annual party and it’s where you get the presents!!! You can earn free products by hosting a party, purchasing products or joining to become a Demonstrator yourself. Email or telephone me to find out more details!!

To whet your appetite for all the goodies you can earn it’s time for another Artfull Stampers Blog Hop!! You may have hopped here from Caroline’s Blog.  I’m stop #1 on the Hop and I’m glad you’re here sharing in the fun!!

Today I’m showing you some of the things you can do with the very cute Pretty Petites stamp set.  What is even *better* about this set is that it comes with a matching punch!!!! And we loves our matching punches, don’t we???

First up I made a set of four cards.  I used the Sycamore Street (also a SAB freebie) DSP along with Whisper White, Crumb Cake and some accents using Rich Razzlebery Cardstock.  Very easy to do, super cute to co-ordinate.  See below:

And I was pleased. BUT.  I was having fun with the stamps and the punching and the general loveliness of the Sycamore Street DSP that I wanted more. (We always want more don’t we?) So I kept going and made some very little 3×3 note cards that will be super quick to pop on top of a gift.

And they had to have matching Envelopes. And then they *had* to have a box to go into!! Because, really???!!! How CUTE will this be as a gift??? 6 cute little cards and envelopes!! Perfect to have on hand for a forgotten birthday or even a hostess thank you with a bottle of wine (I drink white or red, just incase you’re invited over!! Lol).


So once I’d made up the box for the 3×3 cards and decorated it I thought it needed to be wrapped and ready to go as a little gift.


So as you can see it was super easy and quick to whip up a few little cards using scraps and leftovers from the big cards. A few hours work and I’ve restocked the card box times 4 and also added a little 3D gift for easy giving.  The Sale-A-Bration papers, ribbons, buttons & Stamps are gorgeous as always!!

What are you waiting for? Email me if you would like to place an order of if you don’t have a catalogue!!

Now click on the link to Melissa’s Blog for the next stop on our Hop. I am sure you will find lots of wonderful ideas at Beedivinedesigns to inspire you. And in case you get lost or there are broken links just pop back here for the full list of stampers taking part in this hop.

Don’t forget to leave comment love as you trip along the hop from blog to blog. We like to know what you think about the things we’ve been doing!!

  1. Madonna Dunn -
  2. Melissa Davies -
  3. Anna -
  4. Tamsin Adams -
  5. Alison Barclay -
  6. Nicole Derendorf
  7. Kirraleigh Brooks
  8. Michelle Bartholomaeus
  9. Stamping with Karlie
  10. Caroline Bennie -

Until next time stampers!!!

Happy Stamping!!!