Sale-a-bration Update

Three more gorgeous Sale-a-bration goodies are available from today.  We have two new stamps sets and THE most yummiest glimmer paper pack ever. Just take a look.

Sale-a-bration – 2nd release

So these new items are available the same way all other Sale-a-bration items are – for every $90 (AUD) on any current product purchase you can choose one SAB item for free. These additional items are only while stocks last.

This is the time I stock up on my crafting necessities I know I’ll use throughout the year – things like all the different types of adhesives I like to use, Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock to stamp on, envelopes to go with my cards and of course blingy bits!! You can earn a SAB item or two and you’ve stocked up on your basics.

Here is a little card I made with my class students this month where we used two of the new items.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses. Stampin' Up!, Detailed Dragonflies thinlits

Using the gorgeous little group of dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly thinlit dies set we punched out a set from the Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper. They dressed up this card beautifully and we finished them off with a little bit more bling – a little rhinestone in the centre of each one.

The sentiment is from the Reverse Words stamp set. Here we inked up the Cheers stamp in Soft sky ink then using a sponge dauber we added some Bermuda Bay ink to the edges to create a circular ombre look. It’s a bit like the rock and roll technique. However with these stamps being an odd shape, applying the darker ink with a dauber allows you to apply it evenly around all the edges.

Want a close look at the new items? Download the flyer here.

Australian residents – Shop online here at my store and select your free item when you spend $90. Or you can contact me with your order and I’ll help you with it. As mentioned earlier these additional items are available while stocks last or until the end of Sale-a-bration, which is March 31st.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour Challenge – CYCI#147

So how did you like the Facebook entries for the Can You Case It? challenge last fortnight – so much easier to enter now isn’t it? We had a great response and hope this week will be even better with this next lot of amazing colours.

Here they are, a lovely selection from Kim of Red, Pink, Black and Silver.


I kind of feel, these colours are very Valentinesy. Given that we just celebrated the day last week. Here is my card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! So Detailed thinlits

I used the ever amazing So Detailed thinlit dies. I just love these intricate dies and the little tabs they have. It makes it so easy to wrap around cardstock, making it just that bit easier to fix them on securely to your project. But they are designed that way to make it super easy creating belly bands.

Here I have used the largest of the dies in that set on real red cardstock. I wrapped it around some Pink Pirouette and stuck them both to a Basic Black card base.

I created a little medallion using silver, red and black cardstock and those gorgeous Stitched Shapes Framelit dies. The sentiment “love” is from the Sunshine Wishes thinlit die set. I finished off with a couple of those gorgeous little Metallic Enamel shapes – I used two of the hearts in the centre of the flowers.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! So Detailed thinlits

Visit the Can You Case I? Website for some creative inspiration from the amazing Design team. Then head over to the Facebook Challenge Group (Click “join group” if you haven’t already) and upload a photo of your project directly into the Album for this fortnights challenge. Or you can load a link to your blog or pinterest board or Instagram post.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Happy belated Valentine’s Day

So I have a quick little share today. Yesterday was Valentine’s Day here in the land down under, but I couldn’t post this until today as I didn’t want to spoil the surprises. Yes – surprises – plural.

I organised a stamp session with my hubby and his mates, so that they could all make a card for their lovely wives. Valentine’s Day here in Australia is a little different from other parts of the world. It tends to be celebration more reserved for those with a significant other. Whereas other countries celebrate it with all their special loved ones. Interesting huh?

Anyway, here is the card they made.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Sunshine Wishes

It was a simple card, I didn’t want to overwhelm them for their first go. I helped with the die cutting using the heart from the Sunshine Wishes thinlit die set. Mind you a couple of them where quite fascinated with the dies and Big Shot – LOL!

We finished off with a little bow – which they were none too happy about tying – and a touch of stamping – which can I say, they all did perfectly!!

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Sunshine Wishes

Now… I may have bribed them with some beers, and potentially forgotten to mention what they would be doing, when I invited them over, but I think you can see by most of their smiles, all turned out well.


Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Simple Balloon card

It’s been a little while since I’ve played along at a sketch challenge… or any challenge for that matter…. I need to do this more, they are so much fun. I like to play along with different ones to help get the creativity flowing.

Today, it’s about the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches – Love their simple clean elements, which helps me along as I can over do the layering at times.


You might recognise this sketch, I used this to help inspire the creation for this fortnights Design team inspiration at Can You Case It? colour challenge.


Today it’s the reverse, I have used these colours to inspire this creation. Here is my card for the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Balloon Adventure

I used three different colours of card stock in the layer format of the sketch then overlayed a balloon to create a fun little card. Whilst this card is clean and simple (love that!!) I wanted some detail to add interest but not take over.

First, I wanted some detail on my coloured panels in the background. After adhering them to my cardbase, I stamped them with VersaMark ink. This allowed me to match the pattern across all three pieces, but in a soft way. I also added a little bow and some bling to the bottom of my balloon, for a touch of detail.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Balloon Adventure

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour INKspiration – #001


Welcome to the first Colour INKspiration challenge blog hop. I’m delighted to be part of the Crew bringing you lovely inspiration using these wonderful colour palettes.

If you have hopped over from the lovely Rebecca’s blog… welcome. If you are joining me here… welcome to you also, you are in for a real treat.

So what is Colour INKspiration?

We are a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.

And just how does this work exactly?

Colour INKspiration is based around a Facebook group. Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.

This is where you come into it!

As a member of the group, you can join the Colour INKspiration ‘Challenge’ by uploading photos of your projects directly into the Facebook group or you can link back to your personal blog if you have one.

Join the Colour INKspiration group here. Be sure to add the group to your favourites and join us each fortnight for the teams hop and challenge. I can’t wait to see what you create!

On to the challenge….

Here is colour palette for #CI01:


Don’t they look yummy enough to eat!

Here is my INKspiration:

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Carousel Birthday, Birthday blast

Of the six colours, I focussed on three – Peekaboo Peach, Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride.

This card features those adorable carousel horses. They are from the Carousel Birthday stamp set, new in the Occasions Catalogue. I loved them the minute I saw them. I think they just instantly transport you back your childhood dreams of riding Unicorns and having ponies. There is just something magical about them, don’t you think?

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Carousel Birthday, Birthday blast

Also featured is that lovely large stamp the from Birthday Blast stamp set, I’ve used in the background. Those little star accent are punched out using the coordinating Star Blast edgelit. This is the negative space from the edgelit detail.

So now it’s your turn… create a project and upload it to the facebook group using these wonderful colours. Entries close Monday, 23 January (AEDT) at 7pm.

So next in line to share some more INKspiration is the very talented Jackie Noble.


Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration time!


This is the most wonderful time of the year. I just love it when we get new catalogues and this one is great, as the start is coupled with the best Stampin’ Up! promotion of the year… Sale-a-bration!

You might recall I’ve been sharing sneak peak projects over month, well now you can get them for yourself – the Occasions catalogue is now live. Check out the Occasions catalogue here or check out the products in my online store here.

Here is one of my favourite products from the catalogue – the new Balloon Pop-Up thinlit dies. Check out all the videos on Stampin’ Up!’s You Tube channel.


Oh and I mentioned it was Sale-a-bration time too didn’t I?!

I love this promotion the most because this is where you get extra freebies for simply shopping, hosting a party or joining my team!

Here’s how it works:

  • SHOP: For every $90 you spend on products you get to choose one of this years Sale-a-bration exclusive gifts. There are no limits either, so collect as many freebies as you would like.

    There are a range of lovely products on offer, from cute or elegant stamp sets, through awesome paper collections to gorgeous embellishments like Metallic Ribbon and my favourite the Card Tin!!

  • HOST: Host a workshop with me during this time and receive an additional $40 of your choice of products, when your party sales reach $400 or more. Taking your total of FREE products to minimum of $80 just like that!

    Check out my “available dates” here. Look for the purple dots.

  • JOIN: If you’ve been thinking of joining Stampin’ Up!, it’s even better now as you get an additional TWO stamp sets included for free in your starter kit.

    Talk to me today about all the cool things joining Stampin’ Up! means.


Stay tuned for some exciting projects using these new products coming up in blog posts really soon.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,


New Stitched Shapes Framelits


Like most people, I love a sneak peak at new things!  Here is one for you… it’s the Stitched Shapes Framelits, that will be coming in the new 2017-18 Annual Catalogue.

But the best part is that you don’t have to wait until then to get them –

See them in action:

And… another great thing is that during November, Stampin’ Up! have selected stamps that coordinate with these framelits, ON SALE! You can get up to 25% off.

View the stamps on sale and shop online here, at my store.
Purchasing is only available through me if you live Australia-wide.

I’m looking forward to bringing you some lovely and creative projects using these new framelits. So be sure to stay tuned.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,


Banners for Christmas

As soon as I saw that large Candy Cane stamp in the Banners for Christmas stamp set in the Holiday Catalogue I knew I had to have it. Don’t you find there is always one stamp, maybe two, in a set that grab your imagination?

It’s a large stamp so it commands the centre of attention. Just like the way I used here:

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Banners for Christmas

The banner and sentiment are also part of that same set so it makes for a complete set. Plus, there are two banner stamps in the set which coordinate with the Bunch of Banners framelits. What I really like about some of the sentiments in this set is the stamps are shaped to fit the banner, making it really easy to fit them together!

There is also a large mistletoe stamp in the set and here I’ve used just part of it to dress up the top of the banner on my card.


Using the sketch challenge over at
Freshly Made Sketches [FMS256]
this week formed the base of my design.

It’s nice, clean and simple… and having a few
of these designs in our Christmas cardmaking season,
I find is always a blessing.

I think the cane would also make a great background design too. Stay tuned for that design inspiration…

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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:( Farewell for now :(

Normally at this time, my post for the Can You Case It? Design team goes live with another great challenge, packed full of wonderful inspiration from the talented design team.

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Can You Case It? has decided to call it a day. At least for the time being anyway.

Sad, I know 😦

I really enjoyed my time, with the Can You Case It? Design team. It was really well organised with great challenges and a talented and creative team who always inspired me. I’m really hoping they will relaunch again in the future and I will be invited back to be part of the team once again. Special thanks must go to Eva, for her patience and guidance in teach us the ropes in the beginning – very much appreciated.

Until then, I wish all the team members all the creative and crafty best in their Papercraft journeys. Inky hugs to all.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a new creative post to help inspire your crafting projects.

Until then… Stamp Creatively,

Happy World Carkmaking Day

To celebrate this special day dedicated to us crafters, Stampin’ Up! have two great offers starting today – One for this week and one for this month!

Cardmaking essentials sale


For the next 5 days you can receive up to 25% off on these items:

Buy Fast Fuse adhesive and receive a Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill for FREE:

These specials are available until 11pm on October 5. See details on How to Shop below.

Designer Series Paper is on Sale.


You know how great Stampin’ Up!’s  Designer Series Paper (DSP) is – great designs and great colours that coordinate with stamps and accessories. It all helps to give your projects that professional finish. Stock up now for all your projects for Christmas and the next few months… and no… you can never have too much paper!

This month when you buy 3 packs of these specially selected paper packs you get the fourth one for FREE!! Check them out:

This offer is available throughout October, finishing at 11pm on October 31.

How to Shop

Personal contact:
Contact me directly and I can help order all that you need. Be sure to check closing dates to ensure you get all the supplies on your wishlist.

Shop Online:
You can Shop online here and when you do that, use this months’ Mystery Host Rewards code (listed below) for your chance to win some free Stampin’ Up! products.

The code is: 373DRXFB.
Enter it at checkout and you’re in the draw it’s that simple.

By shopping online with me and entering this months code, you go into the running to win FREE Products* through Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Rewards program. These start from $25 of free products. The winner will be drawn randomly.
*Your personal order can be any amount, however combined sales must reach $250 or more for prize to be drawn. You must enter the code into the Hostess Code section when prompted during checkout to be eligible to enter. Winner drawn randomly.

I will be back soon with some creative ideas using all that yummy paper.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,