Friday, 19 April 2019


On the 3rd June, the new annual catalogue for 2019-2020, from Stampin' Up! goes live.

Having already seen the catalogue I have to say it's gorgeous. full of beautiful products and sensational ideas and inspirations.

The catalogue will be available early May, if you live in Australia, don't already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and would like to pre-order a copy, please register your details by clicking on the photo of the catalogue and it will take you to the relevant form.

Alternatively, you could email me at

Talk soon

Sue x

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Simple Stamping meets Flourishing Phrases.

It's time for our April Blog Hop, as you know I am part of the Stamping Around the World team, we got together to collaborate on an exclusive monthly tutorial bundle, then we follow up with this Blog Hop by posting a project using the same stamp set.

We are a small group this month, if you are following the hop you would have come to me from Jo Anne, I haven't seen her project yet but I am sure it will be beautiful. 

I love quick  and simple cards but I must admit, I am having trouble getting my head around the 'Simply Stamping " concept,  the times I have tried, it looks like a mess on the page, but there is nothing like perseverance so I've had another go at it.

Flourishing Phrases  has to be one of my favourites, thankfully it has been carried  over into the new catalogue

It is such a versatile Bundle (yes dies are available to) , Birthdays, Weddings, Sympathy etc. and works with various techniques.

To purchase either the Stamp Set, Dies or Bundle just click here to go to my 24 hour store, not forgetting to use the Hostess Code for April, MTUJTVXS.

Thank you for visiting my blog, now I will hand you over to Stefanie, enjoy your visit.


Product List

The Tutorial Bundle will be available until the end of April, with a purchase of A$78 you will receive a free copy of the Stamping Around the World Tutorial Bundle which comes in PDF form.

There are 12 designs in total, with 2 guest designers

A copy can be purchased by contacting me for A$20

Talk soon

Sue x

Tuesday, 16 April 2019


This time of year gets very exciting with anticipation of the coming of the new Annual Catalogue from Stampin' up!. Obviously to launch new products some old favourites must be retired, but I got a hell of a shock this morning when I first saw the announcement of the retiring products, it was huge. 

Not being a morning person, i wasn't awake enough at the time to realise that the list included stamps that had previously been available in wood mount or clear mount,  many of which will be carried over in the the new catalogue but as cling stamps. 

For those of you who haven't heard of cling stamps, they are classic red rubber stamps by Stampin’ Up! with a new style of image label with adhesive that will cling like crazy to your acrylic blocks or Stamparatus plates every time you use them.  This little video will explain more.

Now, back to 

If you click on the about poster, you will be redirected to my 24 hour store and will be able to see which products are retiring. These products will only be available until 3rd June, 2019 or until supplies run out.

Though on the list, the following products will carry over in the cling mount format.:

Pop of Petals Rooted in Nature
Label Me Pretty Country Road
Special Celebrations Lilypad Lake
Itty Bitty Greetings First Frost
Botanical Bliss Crafting Forever
This Little Piggy Artisan Textures
Flourishing Phrases          Bokeh Dots
Stitched All Around Sorry for Everything
Hold on to Hope Gallery Grunge
Heartland Tropical Chic
Peaceful Place Sea of Textures
Accented Blooms Beautiful Day
Birthday Backgrounds Little Twinkle
Perennial Birthday Animal Outing
Dashing Deer                  Painted Glass
Winter Woods                 Beautiful You
Little Elephant                  Kindness & Compassion
Dandelion Wishes Healing Hugs
Love You to Pieces Bee Thankful

I'll be back later in the week with more news from Stampin' up! there are lots of exciting things coming.

Talk soon

Sue x

Tuesday, 9 April 2019


Recently, I was asked to guess which Stampin' Up! products could be retired at the end of May. As much as we don't like the thought of any product retiring, it's obviously some have to, to make room for all the new lovely items coming soon in the new catelogue.

So I thought I would use this Training Blog Hop to make my prediction public.

One that I think might go is the Daisy Delight Stamp Set, it has been available for two years now so it's time may be up.

It's a set that I have used several times and will continue to use, it is so versatile, especially having a matching punch, not that I have used it on this card.

Only a few days to go before I know if I have guessed correctly.

Details of the products used are listed below, if you would like to purchase any on them, click right here to go to my 24 hour online store.please use the Hostess Code for April MTUJ7VXS with orders under $250.

But first, coffee in hand and I am going to have a look at the other creations in this Blog Hop.

We are a group of Stampin’ Up ! Independent Demonstrators who are taking part in a training program with Kylie Bertucci. The training is aimed at helping us  build our own Stampin’ Up! businesses and includes people from various part of the world. Please click on the next link and enjoy.

Talk soon

Sue x

Product List

With a purchase of A$78 you will receive a free copy of the Stamping Around the World Tutorial Bundle which comes in PDF form.

There are 12 designs in total, with 2 guest designers joining our team.

A copy can be purchased by contacting me for A$20

Tuesday, 2 April 2019


The beginning of a new months comes around very quickly and I missed it yesterday, a new month brings many things, two of them are the release of the latest Stamping Around the World Tutorial Bundle and the new Hostess Code.

This month our design team has been joined by two guest designers, so this month there are twelve tutorials on offer.

Here's a sneak peak

The bundle comes in PDF form and you can get yours free with any order of A$78 or a copy can be purchased by contacting me for A$20
To place an order please click on the sign, not forgetting the Hostess Code for April (only use this code for orders under $250)


On behalf of the design team and myself I hope enjoy each design. 

Talk soon

Sue x


Stepping out of my comfort zone again, this time joining in Kylie's International Blog Highlight for April, 2019. I'm not very confident and certainly not competitive, so to actually put something out there and ask people to vote on it, it is nerve racking for me.

I found this card on Pinterest, unfortunately it had been pinned by someone else so I have no idea of the designer, if this is your design and you happen to see this blog, thank you.

One of my favourite Stamp sets is Beautiful You, I didn't like it when it first came out and I have no idea why I bought it, but now I love it and have used it so many times.

I chose Pool Party for the colour, silly me didn't check if I had any Pool Party Cardstock, nope, so instead of having a card layer of the colour , I sponged around the edges, I am very happy how it has turned out. I think it will be one I will make a few of and have on hand.

Now here comes the hard part for me, if you like this card would you please vote for me by clicking here. I would be most grateful. Also, you will be able to have a look at the other  incredible projects from other Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world 

Talk soon

Sue x

Product List

Sunday, 31 March 2019


I wish I was more au fait with technology.

I recently got a message from Blogger to say that all blogs using Google comments will be reverted back to using Blogger comments, silly me didn't know exactly what that meant, I do now, apparently my profile has disappeared. 

So I will have to start again:

Hi I’m Sue Allen, Stampin’ up! Demonstrator  from Gorokan on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW. I’m married to Graham, no children but we do have a four legged fur baby, Max, a Wheaton Terrier and  feather baby George a Cockatiel , both very cute and very spoilt. 

I've been loving Stampin' Up! products for almost 4 years, became a hobby demonstrator 18 months ago and over the last few months became a full demonstrator to help spread my love and enthusiasm for the products Stampin' Up! has a wonderful family community that I am so happy to be a small part of.

Now to try and add this to the other side of my blog.

Talks soon

Sue x 


On the 3rd June, the new annual catalogue for 2019-2020, from Stampin' Up! goes live. Having already seen the catalogue I have to s...