ESAD 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop



Hi everyone, well the new catalogue is here, and I love it.  I am sure you will too when you get your copy, but over in ESAD we wanted to show you some of the products we have already played with.

Here is mine and I am using the lovely you bundle, and the flowers for every season memories and more kit, proving you only need a few supplies to make a gorgeous card.




This is great opportunity to get to know some demonstrators, to follow their blogs so if ever you need inspiration it will be there at the click of a button.  So for now just click on the green arrow and in the links below to see the amazing blogs.

Have a lovely weekend crafty mermaids.

Love Lynsey xxx


All blog hop participants:

Bronwyn Eastley

Rebecca Scurr

Kayla McCreadie

Sharon Dalton

Monique Fielder

Sharni Haines

Maria Henderson

Jenny Hayward

Narelle Fasulo

Lauren Hannah Meiklejohn

Libby Dyson

Denise Butler

Lou Kitzelman

Nicole Wilson

Cathy Pinchbeck

Melissa Gifford

Kelly Kent

Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue


Hi everyone,

It has been a while since my last post but I have not been idle lol, I have been planning the next few months of classes now that we are up and running again.

All class attendees get their catalogue during classes but if you are unable to attend pop me a message and I can post one out to you.

I look forward to sharing some fabulous new ideas for you soon.

Lynsey xxx

ESAD – See Ya Later Blog hop


Favourite Retiring Products – Blog hop

Hi everyone, today I am taking part in a blog hop by the Facebook group Extra Special Australasian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators (ESAD).  We are showing off our cards made with one of our favourite stamps that is retiring and mine is the Painted Harvest set.




I have created these cards using a bokeh technique and I have made 2 different types.  The one on the left was stamped first and then the technique added over the top and the card on the right was the other way around.

There is no right or wrong way to do this as both shoe the effect on the flowers.  I have used the same colours to sponge the backgrounds but have changed the intensity of how much I have sponged.

I hope you enjoy the blog hop and here are the links for all the other fabulous demonstrators who have participated….

Have a lovely day my friends, Lynsey xx

Bronwyn Eastley





Here are a list of all the blog participants:

1. Kelly Kent

2. Nicole Wilson

3. Denise Buetler

4. Sue Vine 

5. Melissa Gifford

6. Mae Collins

7. Sharni Haines

8. Lou Kitzelman

9. Rebecca Scurr

10. Libby Dyson

11. Narelle Fasulo

12. Cathy Pinchbeck

13. Lynsey McCord

14. Bronwyn Eastley

15. Jenny Hayward

16. Mandy Depiazzi











Tropical Oasis Suite


Just in case you have not noticed by now, I love the beach.  I have been saving this set for a class but the mini catalogue will have finished by the time classes are up and running again so I thought I would share anyway.



The cards are made using the Tropical Oasis Suite which you can get Here!

These cards were used with the memories and more card pack so the only stampin I did was on the inside.  I have added a few gems and one of the trinkets to the above card.  How many cards can I keep for myself 😉

Tropical Oasis Suite Bundle (English) 153941
Price: $202.75
Click here to look!
Add a pop of paradise to your crafting with lush foliage and tropical images. The Tropical Oasis Suite Bundle features retro tropical images and glorious colours to make a statement on your projects. It’s just another day in papercrafting paradise when you use the stamps and dies to create your own dreamy designs. Invoke a touch of the tropics with bronze-finish trinkets including a pineapple, hibiscus, ukulele, and palm leaves. When you’re all done, hold the project to your ear and listen for the waves gently crashing onto the shoreline. This suite bundle is also available in French and German.

The Tropical Oasis Suite Bundle includes
* Timeless Tropical Cling Stamp Set (10% off)
* In the Tropics Dies (10% off)
* Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper
* Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder
* Tropical Oasis Trinkets
* Saddle Brown Stazon Ink Pad and Refill
* Timeless Tropical Memories & More Card Pack
* 5/16″ (8 mm) Braided Burlap Trim

Product colours: Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Grapefruit Grove, Mango Melody, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Real Red, Seaside Spray, Shaded Spruce, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Terracotta Tile

Add ink, cardstock, and adhesive to complete your projects.


Have a look and I hope this set makes you as happy as looking at it makes me.  Dreaming of beach days.

Have a good weekend everyone,




Window Shop Card – Dressed to Impress bundle

Hi everyone, I hope you are all keeping well during these crazy times.  Today I’m sharing a card I have made last week, I’m having issues with listing the products used so this will follow on.

I have used window sheets to make a shop front card, you lift the window and reveal a message inside then the card opens up as a normal card for handwritten messages.

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I have added a quick video on my page and in my Craft by the Ocean – Crafty Mermaid groups which you can see if you click on the link in the above tabs.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Love Lynsey




Today we talk about Project Kits


Hi everyone, today we are continuing the topic of Kits, this will be the focus for the next few posts while most of us are unable to run classes and workshops.

Yesterday we spoke about All-inclusive kits, today its projects kits.  These are designed for the crafter who either has a All-inclusive kit, so has a ink pad, block and adhesive or has some supplies at home.  All the extra required is the same as mentioned above.  But for any crafter you can add as much as you like to make the kits personal to you.

All kits come with a worksheet with suggestions but most of us do personalise them to suit ourselves.

Seriously the Best Project Kit


This has been an incredibly popular kit, as pretty much any sentiment would fit the theme, birthday, anniversary, male or female…wedding anything that you have the sentiments for you can stamp, if not you can always pick up a pen and write your own.  As always with Stampin’ Up! products below is a list of matching supplies to help you get the most out of your projects.

Seriously The Best Project Kit 151307
Price: $52.00
Purchase here
Truly, the name says it all: Seriously the Best Project Kit. Create cards for you to use, or create the cards and package the completed cards in the designer box to give as a gift. This is one of our semi-inclusive project kits. Everything you need comes in semi-inclusive kits except stamps, ink, and adhesive. These kits are great for gatherings like craft nights because you and your friends can each buy a kit and then share stamps, ink, and adhesive.

* Makes 16 cards: 4 each of 4 designs
* Folded card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
* Includes 6″ x 4-3/4″ x 1-13/16″ (15.2 x 12.1 x 4.6 cm) printed designer box
* Stamps, ink, and adhesive sold separately
* Recommended products to complete the kit: Seriously the Best Stamp Set, Pretty Peacock and Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ pads, SNAIL Adhesive, and Stampin’ Dimensionals

Product colours: Balmy Blue, gold, Mango Melody, Mint Macaron, Pretty Peacock, Terracotta Tile

For The Love of Felt Project Kit


As you can see from this picture this is a divine little kit with felt embellishments.  It certainly has a more feminine appeal but would be great for any gardner.  Stampin’ Up! have made this little video as well so you can everything thats included.

Video for for the love of felt

For The Love Of Felt Project Kit 149650
Price: $52.00
Purchase here
Fun felt flowers and layers add texture and dimension to the cards you can make using the For the Love of Felt Project Kit. Makes 12 cards; folded card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm). Stamp set and ink sold separately. Complete using your choice of adhesive.

Kit includes:
* 12 card bases: 4 each of 3 designs
* 12 printed envelopes
* Embellishments

Product colours: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lovely Lipstick, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Shaded Spruce, white

My next post will focus on project medleys and I will also talk about embellishments kits.  Please don’t let your social distances from stop you using your craft as your emotional outlet.  Its what keeps me sane with 2 teens at home.

Have a great day everyone,

Hugs Lynsey xxx


Kits for lockdown or isolation – Don’t stop Crafting!!!

Hi everyone, I just wanted to say hello to you all and see how everyone is going?  Are you all crafting away if your in lockdown and isolation.  I have been busy in the craft room but still working as nurse.  My in house classes are now kit classes and will be doing some more videos and Facebook lives.

Today I saw a post in a card making group of a lady who is staying with her Mother and all her craft supplies at home.  I asked her if she could get a kit delivered to her Mother’s house that was reasonably priced and had everything included.  I was thinking about how some of my ladies who come to class don’t have craft supplies at home so I wanted to share a kit that is on the clearance rack.  All you need is a pen after purchasing the kit.  Totally fabulous for someone to take on the go as well.  It is on sale for $12.40 so a absolute bargain, to make 16 cards.


Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit 146857
Price: $31.00 Reduced to $12.40

Purchase here

Learn modern script calligraphy while creating a selection of hand-lettered cards.

* Makes 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs
* Folded card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Kit includes:
* 16 printed card bases and 16 printed envelopes
* 8 sheets of laser-cut labels
* 13 calligraphy practice sheets
* 50 adhesive-backed sequins.

Coordinating colours: Coastal Cabana, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Pear Pizzazz

Available while stocks last



Stampin’ Up! has so many kits to suit all crafting levels and now is the time to stock up.   The-Incisive kits are the ones that come with everything you need to make the cards, you do not need a die cutting machine or anything other than what is included.

A project kit is aimed at crafters who have maybe one or more ink pads and blocks.  So perfect for a second purchase after the all-inclusive. I will show some of these tomorrow.

A product Medley is a whole design of matching products aimed at someone who already has supplies, and again will go into further detail in the next few days.

Three Cheers for you

My favourite at the moment because I am the biggest seaside spray girl is the Three cheers for you…everything you need in one kit.


Three Cheers For You Card Kit (English) 151304
Price: $47.00
Purchase it here
Create beautiful all-occasion cards in minutes using the Three Cheers for You Card Kit. This kit is perfect for new crafters, busy crafters, or crafters on the go. It’s one of our all-inclusive project kits, so everything you need is inside the box!** This fun DIY card kit makes a great gift for crafters or aspiring crafters. This kit is also available in French and German. **Complete using your choice of adhesive.

* Kit includes the Three Cheers for You Stamp Set
* Makes 12 cards: 3 each of 4 designs
* Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
* Includes 6″ x 4-3/4″ x 1-13/16″ (15.2 x 12.1 x 4.6 cm) printed designer box
* Complete using your choice of adhesive

Product colours: Copper, kraft, Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, Terracotta Tile, white

Notes of Kindness Kit

Another all inclusive kit is the Notes of Kindness kit, as you can see there is so much product provided with this kit.  Again you do not need to add anything extra but if you wish you always can.


Notes Of Kindness Card Kit 148266
Price: $61.00
Purchase here
This kit makes it easy to create and send your heartfelt greetings.

* Makes 20 cards: 5 each of 4 designs
* Folded card size: 3.5″ x 5″ (8.9 x 12.7 cm)

Kit Includes:
* Set of 6 photopolymer stamps
* Clear stamp block
* 20 printed card bases and coordinating printed envelopes
* Giftable kraft box
* Die-cut stickers and accents
* Archival Basic Black Ink Stampin’ Spot
* Baker’s Twine
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
* Adhesive-backed pearls

Coordinating colours: Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sea Foam

Lots of Happy Kit

This kit is just so striking, a must for people who like to colour, the bold black against the crumb cake backgrounds is just beautiful.


Watch the video on this product

Lots Of Happy Card Kit 146388
Price: $61.00
Purchase here
There’s lots to love in this all-inclusive card kit. Create all-occasion cards, then add your own colour using the included Watercolour Pencils.

* Makes 20 cards, 4 each of 5 designs, using the included Lots of Happy Stamp Set
* Folded card sizes: 2″ x 3-1/2″, 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″, 4″ x 3-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (5.1 x 8.9 cm, 6.4 x 11.4 cm, 10.2 x 8.9 cm, 10.8 x 14 cm)
* Includes set of 7 photopolymer stamps
* Clear stamp block
* 20 printed card bases and coordinating envelopes
* Giftable kraft box
* Printed, gold foil, white, and vellum die-cut accents
* White/gold foil labels
* Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Spot
* Full-size Watercolour Pencils in Flirty Flamingo, green, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry
* Stampin’ Dimensionals

Coordinating colours: Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand

Looking up Kit

This next kit is fabulous for making Male or Female cards.  Again if you have supplies at home you can extent and personalise the kit, but if not it has everything you need included.


Looking Up Card Kit 149651
Price: $47.00
Purchase here
Create beautiful all-occasion cards in minutes using the Looking Up Card Kit. Perfect for new crafters, busy crafters or crafters on the go. Makes 15 cards; folded card size: 4” x 6” (10.2 x 15.2 cm). Kit includes the Looking Up Stamp Set. Complete using your choice of adhesive. Also available in French and German.

Kit includes:
* Set of 7 photopolymer stamps and a clear acrylic block
* 15 card bases: 3 each of 5 designs
* 15 printed envelopes
* Ink spot and embellishments

Product colours: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Lovely Lipstick, Petal Pink, Pool Party

Tomorrow I will show you how the product medleys are aimed at the crafter who has a few supplies but I always think its important to understand that one little kit can give you the confidence to become a fabulous card maker.

Hope this post brings you a few ideas as well, as usual the images from Stampin’ Up! are always so beautifully presented.   You can also keep an eye on the Clearance rack  to start building up some more supplies.

Happy crafting everyone,

Hugs Lynsey xxx




Hello baby elephant cards


Hi everyone, how are you today?  Im wanting to show you a few cards I have been making for new borns.  I was supposed to be doing a market but in the environment we live in it has been postponed to November, then we will make it Christmas market.  I need some baby cards and just love this little elephant.

For the first card I made a wobble using the same technique I used for the Birthday Bonanza toggle.  I chose natural colours for this card and then went onto do some coloured ones pictured below.  I stuck to a pastel theme and as soon as Ive finished blogging I will be making them in all colours.


How cute are the adorable Twins ❤


Seaside Spray and whisper white, very classic baby colours.


Purple posy and whisper white again super sweet colours for new borns.

I just want to reach out and say if anyone wants some fabulous craft interaction at this time, come and see me on Facebook, we have our group which is mainly class people but we do a lot of sharing and advice.

Thanks for stopping by the look at my cards, click on the images below if you wish to purchase something or even just clicking will take you to other ideas.

Have a lovely day everyone,

Hugs Lynsey xx


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Easter 2020

I utterly love Flirty Flamingo the beautiful rich colour of the pink and especially against the blue.  How are you all doing in this awful pandemic.  I hope your all keeping safe.  If you like me and work in health then keep up the fabulous work my fellow crafty health care workers.
My in house classes are suspended until further notice, I posted a video on my Facebook page explaining my personal reasons but I haven’t stopped creating.   I have seen these bunnies online but I haven’t been able to work out the original source to give credit too.   I have used a couple of retired products and I am encouraging everyone in my group to show me your creations using what ever you want.
I hope you all stay safe, and remember its the last week of sale-a-bration so if you want to receive some free products head over here  to have a look at the specials or drop me a line.
Have a good weekend and stay safe everyone.
Hugs Lynsey

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Pleased as Punch DSP and Timeless Tulips Punch

Hi everyone,
This is another card we made this week using the products listed below, it is so simple to do just punch out DSP tulips and sick it all together.  A massive spray with shimmer mist paint mixed with isocol and you get the fabulous sparkle which you can’t really see in the picture.
Below the images are showing you the gorgous DSP which is available until the 31st of March 2020.

If you wish to purchase any of these products don’t forget to quote your host code for march 3QXJJNCU.

Timeless Tulips Bundle (English)153793  Price:$55.75The Timeless Tulips Bundle includes the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set and the Tulip Builder Punch. This bundle is also available in French, German, and Dutch.

Celebrate spring and life with the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set. It includes a variety of greetings to celebrate Mother’s Day, birthdays, Easter, and spring and to create sympathy and get well cards.
* 15 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, d, h
* Distinktive

Create tulip paper shapes using the Tulip Builder Punch. The tulip craft punch includes two shapes: a basic tulip base and a petal piece that can be layered on the base to create fuller and more dynamic flowers. Pair with the coordinating Timeless Tulip Stamp Set to quickly cut out stamped images from the set. Ask your demonstrator about coordinating stamps.
*Largest punched image: 1-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ (3.2 x 4.4 cm)

Our craft bundles make coordination easy. Stamp & tool bundles help you quickly cut out stamped images for a single project or create multiples of the same project with ease.


Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper 153558
Price: $20.00
Dress up your paper crafts with the flowers, hearts, raindrops and other patterns from the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper. Great card making paper, scrapbooking paper and more. Ask your demonstrator about coordinating stamps, punches and other products.

* 12 sheets of patterned paper: 3 each of 4 double-sided designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Product colours: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Whisper White

Below are a list of products I have used to create my card.  Have a lovely weekend everyone.
Lynsey xx

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