Monday, 18 November 2019

MISSED A DAYS OOOOPS

I made myself a promise recently to blog every day,  I missed yesterday but I had a great excuse.

I spent the day down in Sydney, what a long day, I left home just after 5.00am and got back after 7.00pm but it was worth every second.

I spent the day with about 600 other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators at the Sydney International Convention Centre at OnStage.

OnStage is a kind of convention, Stampin' Up! hold them twice a year in several parts of the world, it's where demonstrators come together for crafting, inspiration, friendship and lots of fun.

We are given a copy of the  upcoming catalogue, get to play with some of the new products and get very spoilt with gifts.

I'll fill you in more in my next blog but for the time being I'll give you a peek at the of the new Catalogue, cover only, we aren't allowed to show you the inside pages until the Catalogue goes live in January, 2020, but trust me the products are gorgeous.

If you can't wait until January, 2020, by joining Stampin' Up! you are able to pre-order all the products from 1st December, 2019 drop me a note to sueallensimplycraft@bigpond.com for more information.



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Take care, talk soon


Sue x

Saturday, 16 November 2019

ONE MORE SLEEP TO ONSTAGE

When you are the sort of person who leaves things to the last minute, don't you regret it when you have lots to do?

Tomorrow is OnStage, an event the Stampni' Up! currently has twice a year in April and November, and it coincides with the release of the Annual Catalogue (April) and the Occasions  Catalogue and Sale-a-Brations Catalogue (November)

  
Onstage events are for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators only and are held in various places around the world on the same day. I'm attending the Sydney one which is being held in the International Convention Centre, I haven't been in the new building since it replaced the old Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, so Iam really looking forward to seeing it.

At Onstage, demonstrators come together to swap projects, ideas, business  tips (if they are running a Stampin' Up! business)  not only will we be getting our hands on the new Occasions  and sale-a-Brations Catalogues, we will be able to pre-order a selection of the new products. We are also spoilt with gifts.  

I meant to have my swaps ready weeks ago but still haven't quite finished but I've gone from this 




to this



So almost there. keep a look out next week, I'll give you some sneak peeks.


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Take care, talk soon


Sue x

Thursday, 14 November 2019

STAMPIN' DREAMS BLOG HOP NOVEMBER, 2019





Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. This month's theme is Christmas You are currently visiting Sue Allen from Australia. I hope you enjoy my very simple card.























The Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series paper is just gorgeous and can give even the simplest card a lot of WOW.


Using the Layered Oval Dies I cut the window and then popped the punched out Christmas tree up on dimensionals, so simple.

The whole Wrapped in Plaid Suite is just beautiful but I must admit my sentiment came from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp set as I needed something small.

I hope you like this card and don't miss any of the projects on todays' hop, you are currently visiting Sue Allen, please continue through the list and enjoy. 




Here's  sneak peek of our November, Stamping Around the World Tutorial Bundle this is free with any purchase from our online stores, or can be puchased for A$20, please email me at sueallensimplycraft@bigpond.com for more information or to order.


Please subscribe to my Newsletter by adding your email address to the subscription box on the right-hand side and then you will  receive a free tutorial.

Take care, talk soon

Sue x


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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

COLOUR COMBO BLOG HOP NOVEMBER, 2019




Hi and welcome to my blog, today I'm joining the Colour Combo Blog Hop and to say its a challenge is an understatement.

This month's colours are Sahara Sand, Pineapple Punch and Highland Heather, not my most favourite colours but that's the challenge.

I decided to case a card I actually made and blogged earlier this week.

Like all my cards it's very simple and quick,



The Floral Essence stamp set is adorable, I have used it so many times for so many different occasions, the sentiments are gorgeous, the one i used is With friendly thoughts and best wishes today and every day, how sweet.

Details of products used are below, thank you so much for stopping by, grab a coffee and please continue through  the Blog Hop and see how everyone has dealt with t his challenge.

You are currently with me - Sue Allen,  you can either click the next button to head over to the next project or see the list below to see who is next in the hop.



  1. Elisabeth Pirolt - Little Lizzy’s Crafts (AT)
  2. Sue McDonald (UK)
  3. Caroline Peck - Sparkle And Stamp (USA)
  4. Tanja Klingler-Selinger (AT)
  5. Tricia Butts (US)
  6. Angélique Nederpel - de Stempelkeuken (NL)
  7. Katie Johnson (US)
  8. Birgit Heßdörfer
  9. Sue Allen- Australia
  10. Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
  11. Pia Gerhardt - Scraproomboom (DE)

Please subscribe to my Newsletter by adding your email address to the subscription box on the right-hand side and then you will  receive a free tutorial.

Here's  sneak peak of our November, Stamping Around the World Tutorial Bundle this is free with any purchase from our online stores, or can be puchased for A$20, please email me at sueallensimplycraft@bigpond.com for more information or to order.



Take care, talk soon

Sue x
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STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD BLOG HOP NOVEMBER, 2019



Welcome to our second last Blog Hop for the year.

Earlier this year a group of us got together to produce a monthly tutorial bundle of 12 designs which is available in a PDF file, then later in the month using the same stamp set we make another project to be included in this Blog Hop. This gives another option of using the set.

For my card, I used the Wrapped in Plaid Suite, it makes my job easy as the range almost designs the card itself.



The variety of designs in the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper is gorgeous, they work so well together. The sentiment comes from the Greatest Part of Christmas Stamp Set which is an exclusive host only stamp set.

All the products used in this project can be found below, if you would like to purchase any of them please click the photograph. 

To follow the hop around and check out the other projects, please click on the name..



1. Stefanie Pletscher - The Crafty Medic  
2. Jo Anne Hewins  
3. Sue Allen - Australia  
4. Jenny Hayward - Australia  
5. Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams  
6. Margriet Siekman - Creatief Marsie  

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Here's a sneak peak to our November Tutorial Bundle, this can be yours free with any order with any purchase from my store or without an order you can purchase it for A$20 by contacting me at sueallensimplycraft@bigpond.com.

Please continue with the hop and visit the very talented

Take care, Talk soon


Sue x



Tuesday, 12 November 2019

KYLIE'S DEMONSTRATOR TRAINING PROGRAM MONTHLY TEAM BLOG HOP NOVEMBER, 2019



You maybe are starting here or coming to me from another blog either way, welcome to my blog.

One of the outstanding products in Stampin' Up!'s  Holiday catalogue is the Brightly Gleaning Specialty DSP, the papers are just gorgeous, for a quick and simple card I just cut paper in two and used both sides, each design works so well with the others. 

I think this is a great card, especially when you are in a hurry and need multiples.

I added a tree for the Perfectly Plaid Stamp set and the sentiment is from the    Greatest Part of Christmas stamp set with is an exclusive host only set.

I hope you like this little card, links to the products are down below if you would like to purchase any of them.

Thank you for stopping by, please enjoy the rest of the hop.



Take care, talk soon


Sue x


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MISSED A DAYS OOOOPS

I made myself a promise recently to blog every day,  I missed yesterday but I had a great excuse. I spent the day down in Sydney, what a l...