Monday, 30 March 2020


Before I start, just a little bit of housekeeping, there is only just over 48 hours left for the 2020 Sale-A-Bration, the three months have gone very quickly , here in Australia we've had fire, floods and now the coronavirus, its been horrific. For many of us, our saving grace has been crafting.

This is a  quick reminder that if you want to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration either getting free product or taking up the amazing deal to join my team, you don't have much time left.

Just click the following links:

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In my blog on Wednesday 25th March, I told you all about re-activating my Facebook Group Buzy Hands Crafters, to try and bring card makers together.

Each Monday I will post a challenge which I hope you will join in with, I'm kicking it off today, with a One Sheet Wonder Challenge, for those of you who are unfamiliar with this, basically it is making a number of cards using one sheet of Designer Series Paper following a template.

So the challenge is to use a piece of 6" x 6" paper, follow the template for the cutting and then make six cards using the pieces, as you will see from the template which pieces are needed for which card.

I have done a series of samples and I thought it was a great way to use up some of my scrap pieces. Apart from the white card bases, everything else came out of my scrap box.

This is the template:                                       These are my cut pieces:


Here is a close up look at each of my cards:

I really hope  you like these cards and will take up the challenge, you don't have to follow my designs thought you can if you would like to and then post your cards to BUZY HANDS CRAFTERS FACEBOOK GROUP by Sunday 5th April, 2020. Everyone is welcome to join in.

If you have any questions please contact me at

Talk soon, stay safe

Sue x

Sunday, 29 March 2020


Welcome to my part of this months Blog Hop, I love this months theme, "Lets Hear it for the Boys" its about time the boys got a look in.

The card I made today is one I cased on Pinterest, unfortunately the name of the designer wasn't on there, so sorry if you see this and I can't acknowledge you, but thank you for the inspiration.

I love the Sailing Home stamp set and I'm very happy how it turned out.

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

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Please use this code with orders under $250.

Take care, talk soon

Sue x

Thursday, 26 March 2020


Welcome to my part of this months' Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop,  the theme for February is "Easter/Seasonal"

Here in Australia Easter falls in our Autumn but most of my family are in England and for them it is Spring, so my card this month is for one of them.

One of my favourite products in the Mini Catalogue is the Timeless Tulips, which is a distinktive stamp, which has a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a single step. In this card I have teamed the tulips with the Parisian Blossom Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Hope you like this little card, now it's time to sit back and enjoy the designs of our other team members.

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Our Stamping Around the World Tutorial Bundle  for March, 2020 is available, it comes in PDF form and  you have two ways of getting hold of it.  It is free if you place an order at my online store or you can purchase it direct from me for $20. Click HERE  to contact me for more information.

Here's a sneak peek. 

If you would like to receive my weekly Newsletter, please complete the subscription form  and as a thank you I will send you a free tutorial to a card project.

Please use this code with orders under $250.

If you would like to receive my weekly Newsletter, please complete the subscription form and as a thank you I will send you a free tutorial to a card project.

Take care, talk soon

Sue x

Wednesday, 25 March 2020


Each day this world gets crazier, so we need to support each other more than ever.

A while back I set up a group for swaps and challenges, we got quite a few members but not a lot of participation so I eventually archived the page.

I have decided to reopen it and I hope you will all join.

I craft for therapy, It’s a well know fact that craft is one of greatest medical aids, from children to the elderly.

The world is going through a horrific time and who thought a week ago we would all be housebound, my plan is to declutter my house, do all the Spring (Autumn) cleaning, but I know I need more than that and that’s were my crafting comes in. I have a few plans and will probably come up with more as the time goes on.

The crafting community is already amazing but there is more that can be done, many people are isolated, live alone, are at home because of school closures etc. we need to support each other, so please join the Facebook group Buzy Hands Crafters.

What I would like to see:

1.   Your projects, show off your work, post your projects to the page and inspire others.

2.   Comment (politely) on other members posts, make new friends.

3.   Each Monday I will post a cardmaking challenge, this could be a colour challenge, subject challenge, sketch challenge, every now and then we may have a prize. You may have some challenge suggestions, please send them to me.

4.   For those of us who are Demonstrators, you may have some ideas of what we can do for our customers during this time.

5.   This really can be for anything you like (legally and within reason)

Earlier this year I started a Group asking for people to make and donate cards to support Coasties Drought Aid, I will add my post for that to the file section, if you are interested in helping please join that group as well. Cards for Coasties Drought Aid

Sadly due to the current crisis Coasties Drought Aid has suspended its services for the immediate future, however when this passes and it will and we are all back to our normal lives (as normal as we can) I would like to have cards ready to send out, so please read the file and if you can make some cards, put the aside for when we need them.

There are other options for the cards you make at the moment, Random Act of Kindness cards can be sent to nursing home residents, essential service workers who are doing it tough at the moment, the medical profession, there are lots of people out there that need to know they are supported and cared for.

Some people who are not used to being at home may need some suggestions as to what they can do for the coming weeks, ok I’m decluttering but that’s not going to take 100% of my time. Let’s give people some ideas.

Some of you may think this is a stupid post, but I personally know some people who needs this sort of contact , we need to support and encourage each other, so I’m giving it a go and I hope you will come on board.

Please follow the Government warnings take very good care, talk soon.



Tuesday, 24 March 2020


Click on this link to see products available from today's 3rd release…/1TROtg-bAySb09vVh7kZrp1pj9…/view…
Also, a few reasons why you should consider joining the Stampin' Up! family
What a great opportunity to get your hands on a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit.
For no other reason, you will get $235 worth of product for only $169 (with free postage)

But there are loads of other reasons

* you will receive 20% discount off all your future purchases

* there is no obligation to sell, no lock in Contracts to sign, to retain the discount, requires a minimum purchase of approximately $440 every three months ($117 per month). This can be your own purchases or if you have someone order with you, this contributes to the quarterly minimum.

* there are no penalties if you do not reach your quarterly minimum, you
no longer will be eligible to receive the discount. Nothing to lose but lots to gain

*be part of a Reward Program and earn Flex Points which can be redeemed for a variety of items such as Stampin’ Up! product credits, catalogues and the
incentive trip

*as a Demonstrator you are able to purchase new products one months before they are released to customers

*become part of my Happy Inkers Team, enjoy our Facebook page and you will also be invited to join my upline's team page

Stampin’ Up! offers everything you need to make amazing cards and scrapbook pages; the colour range is amazing and all the products co-ordinate

During Sale-A-Bration  as an added bonus you will receive the Mini Paper Cutter, a sample packet of 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper and a Stamp Set of your choice. (The Paper Trimmer is fabulous but is not currently available for purchase, so you should miss out on getting one).

Contact me at with any queries.

For any orders placed online under $250, please use this HOST CODE 3KHQBJ4J

During this horrific period we are all going through please take extra care and stay safe.

Sue x


Welcome to this months Blog Hop, our theme is "I've Got Spring Fever" well I don't actually as here in Australia we are in...