Creative Escape

Creative Escape is a one day event held in Pennant Hills in Sydney. It is for the crafty person that just needs to take some time out to be creative and chat with other like minded crafty people.

My little stamping business is almost 15 years old. I have held classes in my home however they haven’t grown and I feel they have become a bit stale. So they always say “A change is as good as a holiday” so my change is that I’ll be running the Creative Escape.

The day will be 6 hours of Crafting, Creativity and FUN! It is on Saturday, 11th March from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. The cost is $105 including lunch, however if you have any food intolerances or allergies, please bring your own lunch and the cost will only be $95.
Your fee includes:
*A $50.00 Goody Bag
*A half a 6 foot table for you to work on all day
*15 Make n Takes
* 3 Gifts throughout the day
*Snacks and lollies
*Coffee, Tea and Water
*Use of my supplies

Creative Escape Optional Classes

If you’d like to choose an add on class which is optional, there are two choices or you can choose both. This can also add to your fun & creativity on the day!

Add On Optional Bundles

You can also choose to add on either or both of the two bundles that we will be working with on the day at an extra discounted price for attending.
**He’s all that Bundle $72 (normally $79)
**Brewed for You Bundle $60 (normally $66.50)

*Adhesive, kits and retired items will be available for sale on the day


RSVP no later than February 28th. Payment due by 2nd March
Sharon Wilson:
0417 046 920

**Please bring your own Basic tool kit including paper trimmer with score blade, bone folder, paper snips and adhesives.

Friendly Gnomes

The Friendly Gnomes stamp set coordinate with the Gnomes Dies from the Holiday Mini Catalogue and you can still purchase the dies if you haven’t already. The dies were originally bundled with the Kindest Gnomes stamp set and you can see what I created with these last year at this post.

This bundle is so super cute and I love all the cards that we made. The original designs of 5 of the cards are by Ronda Wade, however I did change up the sizing for some of the cards to utilise our A4 card stock size. The last card is my design and I’m really happy with how it turned out.

I chose to create a fancy fold with a card inside a card. It is something a bit different which is why I like it so much. What do you think? The Country Gingham Designer Series Paper 6×6″ paper stack works really well with this stamp set.

Friendly Gnomes cards - set of 6.  The cards also showcase the Country Gingham designer Series Papers.
Friendly Gnomes Stamp Set and coordinating Dies

This is my long video from my Facebook Live on the Friendly Gnomes.

Product List
Friendly Gnomes Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
Gnomes Dies
Framed Florets Dies
Stylish Shapes Dies
Something Fancy Dies
Timber 3 D Embossing Folder
Stripes & Splatters 3 D Embossing Folders
Country Gingham 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Balmy Blue A4 Cardstock
Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Mint Macaron A4 Cardstock
Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Petal Pink A4 Cardstock
Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Sweet Sorbet A4 Cardstock
Sweet Sorbet Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Sweet Sorbet Classic Stampin' Pad
Night Of Navy A4 Card Stock
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
Crumb Cake A4 Card Stock
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Night Of Navy Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Calypso Coral A4 Card Stock
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Night Of Navy 3/8" (1 Cm) Bordered Ribbon
Linen Thread
Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
Basic White A4 Cardstock

Forever Fern

Today I decided to create some more Christmas cards with the Forever Fern and the Christmas to Remember stamp sets. I wanted to show you how you can create lots of cards in a short amount of time. With Christmas only 44 days, we need to get our cards made and sent out.

So I return to the 4 Square technique creating 4 cards quickly and simply. I also created a set of 5 cards.


Product List
Forever Fern Cling Stamp Set (English)
Christmas To Remember Cling Stamp Set (English)
Cherry Cobbler A4 Card Stock
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Succulent A4 Cardstock
Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad
Evening Evergreen A4 Cardstock
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
Very Vanilla A4 Card Stock
Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad
Paper Trimmer
Stampin' Seal

Sunny Splash

Today on my Facebook Live I was creating with the Sunny Splash stamp set by Stampin’ Up! This stamp set was not on my wishlist at all till about 2 weeks ago. I saw a number of projects that people had made and thought, yes it is a cute set, maybe I should add it to my order, so I did.

I received the stamp set just yesterday and I an say I love it. It is so cute and adds a bit of whimsy and who doesn’t love whimsy? The weather outside today is overcast and not so pleasant so what better set to use than one that is for summer?

I am loving this Sunny Splash Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!

The Sunny Splash stamp set by Stampin' Up! can be used in so many different ways.  I love the bright colours I have used.

I did some quick searching for what others had created using this stamp set and I found a few that I was just drawn to. A couple of these cards were original designs by Another of the cards was created by Nancy Stamps and the final card I took inspiration from Notes from Patience.

You can check out my really quick video at this link
Product List
Sunny Splash Cling Stamp Set (English)
Basic White A4 Thick Cardstock
Basic White A4 Cardstock
Slimline Envelopes
2022–2024 In Color Baker's Twine Pack
2022 2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots
2022–2024 In Color A4 Cardstock
2022–2024 In Color Classic Stampin' Pads
2022–2024 In Color™ 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Simply Shammy
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin' Dimensionals

National Conference

This week has been a very busy one. We have been at the Christian Venues Association National Conference at CYC Phillip Island Adventure Resort. It has been a phenomenal week of sharing, being well fed, catching up with friends near and far and meeting new friends in the Christian Camping industry, which my husband and I have a heart for.

I had the opportunity to run two workshops which gave some attendees a chance to craft with me. In one of my classes I had kids and adults. So I needed to create a class for both which can be difficult. I decided to go for some colouring for the kids and some stamping for the adults.

My husband and I support this ministry in various ways as Ministry of Tech. We like to have some fun at the National Conference. And we like to find fun ways to get everyone to interact and this year was no exception. We organised a giant game of scrabble for all the delegates. Many people didn’t play, but those that did were very competitive. At the end of the allotted time there were 100 plays and over 100 words.

Our eldest flew down by herself on the Monday after we arrived. So we just had our youngest with us and we had a bit of fun when we were setting up the AV gear.

Blackberry Beauty

Join me for an online Card Class using the gorgeous papers from the Blackberry Beauty Suite, play some bingo & win some prizes. The class will be held online on Saturday 4th December at 10.30am-12.30pm.

Cost is $90 and RSVP is by the 15th November to allow for the products to come in and to allow me to get them to you.In your kit you’ll receive
*Blackberry Beauty Paper
*Gold Shimmer Vellum
*Gold Shimmer Ribbon
*Gold Fine Art Ribbon
*Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack
*Pre-cut card to make your cards
*Shipping to your door
*Online Zoom meeting to show you how to create the cards

You’ll need your own ink & your choice of sayings.
But I have used the following ink & stamps and you can add on any of these items when you book in for the class.
147092 Blackberry Bliss Ink Pad
151595 Peaceful Moment Stamp
154452 Enjoy the Moment Stamp

RSVP by 15th November (payment by 20th November)

Product List

Turtle Friends

Turtle Friends Online Class for World Card Making Day

Join me on World Card Making Day to create some lovely cards using the Turtle Friends stamp and punch bundle, play some bingo & win some prizes. The original design for these cards are by Ronda Wade in the US.

World Card Making Day is on Saturday 2nd October and my class will be held from 10.30am-12.30pm

Cost is $110 and RSVP is required by the 15th September to allow for the products to come in and to allow me to get them out to you.
In your kit you’ll receive
*Turtle Friends Stamp Set
*Turtle Punch
*Brights Paper Pack
*Playful Pets Ribbon Combo
*In Color Gems
*Pre-cut card to make your cards
*FREE Item (chosen randomly)
*Shipping to your door
*Online Zoom meeting to show you how to create the cards

You’ll need your own ink. But if you don’t have many and you’d like to use the ones I use, then here is the list of inks I’ve used. You can add these onto your order if you’d like to.
132708 Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
147095 Granny Apple Green Ink Pad
154885 Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends
147051 Melon Mambo Ink Pad
147093 Mango Melody Ink Pad
154884 Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends
147097 Coastal Cabana Ink Pad
154883 Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends
147098 Pacific Point Ink Pad
147084 Real Red Ink Pad
154894 Pool Party Stampin’ Blends
154892 Old Olive Stampin’ Blends
147090 Old Olive Ink Pad
RSVP by 15th September (payment by 20th September)

Product List
Turtle Punch