Sneak peek – Stampin Up Occasions catalogue

After spending a long time tidying up my craft room from all the Christmas crafting and markets, I rewarded myself by playing with some new goodies. These will be available from January 4th.

This stamp set is called Lift Me Up and it was one of the first sets on my wish list for versatility – both female and male cards and lots of sentiment to cover many different occasions. It also has a coordinating thinlit set called Up and Away which can be purchased as a bundle to save even more. 

Best of all though is the awesome designer series paper (DSP) called Carried Away which could be yours for FREE with any $90 purchase from any catalogue between January 4th and March 31st. This paper does a lot of the work for you by creating a backdrop to the images. 


The two longer cards are actually money holders. I found the idea on a fellow demonstrator’s blog –  Mel Pagano, My Paper Oasis. Quick and easy for those last minute gifts. The ideas for the cards came from Pinterest. 

More sneak peeks to come! 

Happy Stampin’

Melissa x 

Merry Christmas.

Thank you to all my wonderful customers, friends and family for your ongoing love and support this year. I hope you enjoy your Christmas break. 

Here is a treat for you from me 🎅🏼


I am taking a break for a few days as we celebrate with family and friends but I’ll be back with some sneak peaks from the new catalogue. 

I hope you get a chance to get inky and creative 😀

Happy Stampin!

Melissa x 

Christmas table favours 

I have been making Christmas table favours for years now and  I love the challenge of coming up with something different each time. It’s all about the packaging rather than the contents but chocolate seems to always be a hit with both males and females.

These cute bags hold Lindt chocolate balls. Don’t you love Rudolph’s nose? I had a slight panic when I realised that I had run out of red coloured enamel dots until I realised that I could use the clear rhinestones instead Did you know you can colour them with sharpie pens to change the colour?  Make sure you try it sometime! 

These gifts are for the kids table. The Popcorn box is a great size to fill with some Cadbury favourites chocolates. 

This gold and silver bag was one we did in a class in November. I saw this idea originally on a blog but I cannot find it now to give the original person credit. I will add it as soon as I find it again! This particular bag was a gift for my hairdresser yesterday. It’s hard to see in the photo but the white cardstock is Fancy Frost specialty paper in the Holiday catalogue. It has a white-on-white texture and is really stunning. 

The cute reindeer is from the Santas Sleigh bundle was a late purchase for me but one I just love. A simple way to jazz up a cellophane bag is with some designer series paper (dsp) and a cute cutout. See how the a simple change of colours totally changes the look. Match the colours to the chocolates or gift inside and you’re done!  

How are your Christmas preparations going? Hopefully there is something crafty on your Christmas table too? 

Happy Stampin! 

Melissa x 
Product List

New product spotlight – watercolor pencils

Did you know that Stampin Up have their own YouTube channel? There are a heap of videos showcasing NEW items in the Occassions Catalogue. Make sure you subscribe to their channel to be the first to see what’s new.

Some new items include water color pencils in many of the Stampin Up colours – perfect for colouring with blender pens or aqua painter pens or use them on their own.

Make sure you ask Santa for some cash this Christmas as there are so many goodies you will NEED come January 4th!

Also, there is a fantastic joining offer if you want to purchase Stampin Up products at 20% discount. Join during sale-a-bration and get 2 FREE STAMP SETS!

Happy Stampin’

Melissa x

New catalogues are in the house! 

Hello all, I have received a stack of brand new Occasions catalogues AND the sale-a-bration catalogues. These go on sale January 4th 2017. I will be sending a copy out to all my customers but if you would love one for yourself and dont currently have a Stampin Up demonstrator, I would love to send you one too. 

One of the perks of being a demonstrator is getting to do a preorder so my parcel of new goodies is on its way, just in time for Christmas! There are some truely gorgeous items, you won’t be disappointed! 

I will share some samples soon!

Happy Stampin

Melissa x