26 April 2010

New Products

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Wow, it's been a while since I've showed you anything crafty. I've been at home with the flu, so I decided to try out my new big shot.

It's amazing putting in a plain piece of cardstock, cranking the handle and watching a transformed piece of cardstock come out of the other side. It's so much fun and so easy. This is the first card I made and it will be one of the cards we make at my next stamp-a-stack.

Cardstock: Basic Black, Pixie Pink (retiring in August), Soft Suede (a brand new colour debuting in the Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue);
Ink: Soft Suede;
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions, Sizzlits 4-Pack Dies;
Stamp Set: Picture This (Hostess Level 1 Set - Mini);
Wheel: Very Vintage (Mini)
Punch: Word Window;
Other: Gel Pen

10 April 2010

Just Cruising

Just before Easter, my husband Ben and I went on a cruise on Sydney's newest ship, Pacific Jewel. The cruise was eight nights long and we stopped three times: Noumea, Isle of Pines and Emerald Bay.

The scenery started changing immediately as we left Circular Quay. Here is me on one of the decks looking out on one of Sydney's most famous landmarks, the Sydney Opera House, with a ferry sailing past.

We sailed for three nights until we reached New Caledonia. The ocean was quite rough, but it soon calmed down as we drew closer to land. When we reached Noumea, we went on a City Highlights tour. This is the view from one of the mountains. You can see the ship waiting for us. We spent the whole day there.

Our next stop was my favourite of the three, the Isle of Pines. There were a couple of beautiful beaches there and we were very lucky to have fabulous weather. The water is too shallow for the ship to get close enough to shore, so we took tenders (small boats) from the ship to the beach. When we arrived, some locals welcomed us with a traditional dance.

On our way back to Sydney, we had a cocktail evening. This is Ben and I in cocktail dress having dinner in one of the ship's many restaurants, the Waterfront.

We arrived back in Sydney the week before Easter at about 5.30 in the morning. Of course, it was still quite dark, so taking photos on a moving ship was quite difficult. This is probably the clearest shot I have of that morning, ending where we started, near the front of the Sydney Opera House.

02 April 2010

New Mini - Big Shot, Clear Stamps, New Colours

A new mini catalogue has just become available and it is the best yet. Click here to start your journey. You will find new hostess sets, the Big Shot, original and exclusive Stampin' Up! dies, clear repositionable stamps (great space savers), new punches, gorgeous new stamp sets, 3 fabulous new colours - including ribbon, card stock and ink, rub-ons and Designer Series Paper as well as great new embellishments.

If you'd like your very own free copy or would like to place an order, contact me.


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