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Update and an observation ....

I'm really missing blogging. Much more than I thought I would! I'm thinking through some ways at my own pace to get back to basics and have room for the 'just because' sharing again. I miss just putting my thoughts 'out there', sharing my 'just because creations' and I miss participating in the challenges. Watch this space OK?

We started Josh's therapy this week. The first session went really well. He was really engaged with his therapist, had heaps of fun and I felt so relieved we are FINALLY moving forward. I've been baking and shopping and reading and gardening. My garden is going to be a burst of colour in spring with bulbs and annuals!

Be back again :) In the meantime I am just off now to add some more pictures to my Autumn Winter Mini Gallery.

Claire xx

Stampin' Up! Australia Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue - The Big Shot is here!

Stampin Up Australia Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue

So excited to finally be able to say Stampin' Up! now sell the Sizzix Big Shot in Australia. You'll find the Big Shot along with some other great surprises such as a choice of cling rubber stamps or wood mount stamps in many new stamp sets, and a fabulous new punch design, in the brand new Stampin' Up! Autumn Winter Mini Catalogueavailable from today. To view the catalogue online, just click the catalogue cover in the top of the left hand column. Here's what I am loving about this exciting new catalogue:

The Big Shot (at a FABULOUS price, with EXCLUSIVE Stampin' Up! Dies)

Stampin Up Australia Sizzix Big Shot

You'll just love this awesomely versatile die cutting machine that cuts through over 50 different materials. It's a universal die cutting machine, which means it can cut dies from other manual die cutting systems, but you are already spoilt for choice with the fabulous selection of dies, including the exclusive Stampin' Up! range. I'm really looking forward to bringing you lots of exciting new projects featuring die cutting over the coming months.

If you'd like a demonstration of the Big Shot and a play, make sure you register for my new catalogue launch (details of launch at bottom of this post).

A Choice of Cling or Wood Mounted Rubber Stamps

How exciting - you can now have the choice of cling rubber in many of our new stamp designs!

Stampin Up Australia Clear mount stamps picture

This is exactly the same rubber used on the wood mounted stamps (so the same awesome image quality) but it's mounted to cling foam to enable it to be used with clear acrylic blocks. This assists in stamp positioning, and is also great for storage as each set comes in it's own labeled DVD holder. We are also now stocking great quality acrylic blocks with smooth grooved sides, for that same wood block feel. You'll get to play with this option at my mini catalogue launches (details at bend of post) and see how you like it. Please note this doesn't mean we are getting rid of our wood mounted stamps - just adding another great option for you.

Here's another picture, showing you how the optional label (yes this clings to the acrylic block!) assists in stamp positioning.

Stampin Up Australia Clear Mount Stamps

Gorgeous New Punches in 3 sizes with a NEW punch design

Stampin' Up punches will now be available in a slim line design which can lock into place for ease of storage.

Stampin Up Australia New punch design pics

There are now 3 great sizes available and each punch has an image on the side and end so you can see which punch you are grabbing no matter which way you store them! There are 3 new punches available in this mini catalogue, including the beautiful two step bird punch.

Stampin Up Australia Bird Punch

3 Gorgeous New Stampin' Up! Australia In Colours

You will love the beautiful new In-colours, Rich Razzelberry, Melon Mambo and Soft Suede. These colours are available in A4 cardstock, polka dot ribbon (ribbon share available), Classic Ink Pad and Classic Ink Refill. Here's a chart to show you how the new In Colours compare with some of our colour favourites. The In Colours have an asterisk next to their name, and hopefully the comparison with the other existing colours gives you an idea of the new shades.


Rich Razzleberry

Stampin Up Australia Colours


Soft Suede

Stampin Up Australia Colours

Melon Mambo
Stampin Up Australia Colours
Ribbon Share of Polka Dot In Colour Ribbons - Over 4.4m of each for just $20!
To give you an opportunity to get some of each ribbon, I am offering a ribbon share where you can get over 4.4m of each polka dot In Colour ribbon for $20 including postage. This is available up to and including 16th April. Ribbon will then be ordered and cut and packaged and posted to you which takes about 7-10 days all up.
Place an Order Online or By Phone Today
Now you have seen the fabulous new products, I know you will be itching to get your hands on them. To place an order, just email me and I will contact you regarding payment (payment can be made via direct deposit or credit card over the phone). I usually place orders the day I receive payment and will be available over easter and school holidays to place orders. You can also phone through orders on 03 97352946. 

Phew - that's a big post isn't it! You might need to grab yourself a cuppa now just to recover. While you are enjoying that cuppa, enjoy flicking through the new mini and have a fabulous day,

Claire xx