Happy Birthday to Me

I had a birthday a couple of days ago and I wanted to share some of the hand made love I received. These are the birthday cards I received. Aren’t they lovely?


My lovely daughter also made me a magnificent Black Forrest Cake.

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And my special birthday plant put on a show just for me as it does every year on my birthday. It’s called an Orchid Cactus or Epiphyllum hybrid. I was given a cutting over 30 years ago and I still love it.

I really had a lovely birthday. I got some good pressies, lots of phone calls, texts, facebook messages, flowers and dinner with my family. What more could I want? Feeling very blessed!

That’s it for me, hope you enjoyed my birthday share………..till next time,

Netty xx

Coffee and A Card – Something Different

I recently decided to try something that other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators around the globe have been doing for some time.

It’s called Coffee and A Card. In a nutshell, it is an opportunity for people who have never stamped before to try it out in a social setting. So, they will make one very simple card, have a coffee and, perhaps, meet up with some new people in their community. Perfect for people who are interested but time poor, or who don’t want to commit themselves in advance and another advantage is that there is no need to purchase any thing or have prior experience.

I have a lovely cafe near where I live and I approached the proprietor about the idea and she agreed to give it a try. The aim is to run these sessions regularly and keep them very simple.

Here is the flyer I created


If you’re interested, give me a bell, flick me an email, or just turn up!

Thanks for stopping by ………………………………………………………………til next time,

Netty xx

Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper

A customer of mine ordered this paper when the Holiday Catalogue was first released. When I saw it I knew I had to have it, and it hasn’t disappointed. The only problem is that I should have purchased the coordinating Stamp Set and Punches at the same time. Luckily, this paper is so beautiful and rich that it works well with very little help.


You can see the beautiful Copper-foiling which is featured on this Pretty Peacock sheet, and on every sheet in this paper pack.

Supplies used:

Stamp Set: – Merry Christmas to All

Card: – Very Vanilla, Brightly Gleaming SDSP, Shaded Spruce, Poppy Parade

Ink : – Pretty Peacock

Tools: – Sprig Punch, Frosted Bouquet Dies

Accessories: – Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements, Noble Peacock Rhinestones

All the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here.

If you live in Australia and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, I would be delighted to have you join me. Click “Contact Me” above to get the conversation started. Thanks!

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! products at a discount and/or run your own business I would love to have you join my team of demonstrators. Click “Contact Me” above. I would love to hear from you.

That’s it for now, thanks for hopping by………………………..til next time

Netty xx

Look at this Wedding Cake


I recently shared with you a pic of the card I made for my nephew’s steampunk-styled wedding. This is the cake which was made by the bridegroom’s Mum, with a little help from her friends. Isn’t it amazing?

Notice the details on the top; the little top hat, compass, feathers and cogs! The actual cake was chocolate mud cake. It had been wrapped in fabric, after being placed in a plastic ring. Check out the beads and the lace and the filagree cake stand. WOW!!

I’ll share some more amazing pics with you later, I just need to clear it with those who appear in the pics.

That’s it from me for now.

Thanks for popping by……………………………………………………………till next time

Netty xx

Christmas Time is Here – Suite available for limited time only.


The Christmastime is Here Suite of products will be available while stocks last, from November 1.

The products coordinate beautifully. Below is a list of details of all the products in the suite


Check out the images below to give you a better idea of what the products are.


You can see from the photos in the flyer that you can make some gorgeous Christmas projects with effortless coordination. Here is a closer look at one of the projects.


Don’t you love it? You can order all or any of the individual products , or the bundle of stamps and dies, through my online store by following the link here (don’t forget to use the host code in the side bar menu). I can place an order for you if you prefer. If so, contact me by phone or email

Well, sorry I’ve been missing in action around here. I hope to do better from here on.

Thanks for stopping by………………………………………………………………….till next time,

Netty xx