Stampin' Up! Flash Sale


Time to act quickly!

All your favourite red rubber Cling Stamps are on sale 15% off today ONLY!

Click on the stamp sale image above to go direct to the sale page in my online store.

What are some of my favourite sets?

One I have used a lot lately is Artistically Inked.

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We love it so much, we even devoted our whole September tutorial bundle to the Product Suite!  See the stamp set in the online shop by clicking on the photo.

Get your 15% off stamp sets in my online shop today and if you spend $50 or more you will receive the October tutorial bundle pdf via email free. 

BONUS! If you order Artistically Inked stamp set, I will also send you the September tutorial bundle free!

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Don't forget, the 15% off sale ends at midnight tonight. 

Stampin' Up! in October

Happy October!

What is new this month at Stampin' Up?

Love Santa TagsThe very cute Love, Santa Tag Kit has just come into the online shop. Self-contained kit with all the supplies to make 12 tags, includes a stamp set.

Item code : Love Santa Tags 2

Did you also see the cute Christmas Whimsy Card Kits which came on board during September?

Whimsical Christmas cards

Christmas Whimsy

Just a reminder that anyone placing a $50 order with me each month will receive my monthly bundle of cardmaking and papercraft tutorials.

This month the 7 tutorials are all about beautiful springtime blooms!

Creative Wow Tut Front Page-for web-October 2021Get it free when you order - or buy it via paypal for $12 anytime.


See you soon with ink on your fingers!


World Card Making Day is coming up fast!

I am planning a day of supercharging my batch of Christmas cards ready to send out this year. I will be using the gorgeous Tidings of Christmas bundle which is in our Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

I invite you to play along with me. I will be stamping on Zoom from 11am on World Card Making Day until around 5pm and you are welcome to pop in anytime and say hi and check out what I am doing. I will also be sharing progress images and instructions on Facebook as I go. I have a suspicion that this stamp-a-stack is going to take me a lot longer than 1 day, so I will schedule other catch up times later (working around my uni assignments).

Click on the images below to see more info on my Stampin' Up! website and be taken to the Shopping Cart with all required items.

WCMD Tidings of Christmas


Anyone purchasing the product suite before the end of September will qualify for Sale-a-bration rewards, (one free Sale-a-bration item with each $90 retail order) and will receive my September bundle of tutorials via email.

I can't wait to get all Christmassy next weekend! I hope you'll join me in some way.


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Expressions in Ink Stampin' Up! Tutorials

Our beautiful monthly bundle of tutorials is available to buy now. This month we have featured the gorgeous Expressions in Ink product suite from Stampin' Up!. The seven tutorials all show you unique ways to use the Artistic Expressions stamp set, Artistic Dies, Expressions in Ink Designer Series paper and other coordinating products from the Stampin' Up! current catalogues.

There is a range of papercraft projects and techniques - not just cards.

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August Stamping Time

Hey folks!

How are you surviving?

There's a lot going on at Stampin' Up! during August, including a mini mid-year Sale-a-bration. A bit like Christmas in July, only a week too late LOL.

SAB AugClicking on the picture will take you to my Sale-a-bration page on my online shop.

There is also a joining special - so if you have ever thought of joining the Stampin' Up! family - or perhaps you were a demonstrator once before and have considered topping up your stash again, by means of the Starter Kit, this month you can get a full extra bundle of products in your starter kit  at no extra cost - what a bargain that makes the Starter Kit.

Read about it by clicking on the photo below.


And, it that's all too much for you and you just want to create products and use up your stash, then I have some beautiful projects for you in my July and August tutorial bundles which are now available to purchase over on my tutorials page.

August AWH ad

If you do happen to order $50 of product this month, you will receive the August bundle free.


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Talk soon!


Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper

Paper Sale and Tutorial Bundle

Hi Strangers!

Well, the first semester of 2021 was crazy and I'm so glad to be on a tiny bit of a break now for just a couple of weeks - so I can catch up with everything Stampin' Up! (and do my tax LOL).

For those of you who were cheering me on for going back to uni - thank you so much for your support - you'll be please to know that I got really high marks (in the 90s) for several of my assignments. Got to be happy with that kind of result for your effort!

So, what has been happening in the stamping world?

1)   We have a new Annual Catalogue. It started last month and has some really lovely stamp sets, dies and papers.

Catalog_ac21_au_0521See the catalogue online by clicking on the picture.


2)   For the month of July we have a small sale on our beautiful Designer Series Paper Packs.

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3)   I have a brand new tutorial bundle available - first one since March!

You can receive the bundle of seven (7) papercraft tutorials as a thank you gift when you purchase $50 of Stampin' Up! supplies via my online shop.  OR you can buy the bundle of tutorials on my Tutorial Page here.

AWH Creative Tutorial Web Advert-July 2021The July tutorials feature projects with a masculine theme and include cards, techniques, fancy folds and a gift package suitable for male recipients. Several of the projects also include the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers which are on sale this month to give you some inspiration for using them.

4)   Do you follow my Facebook Business page? Over the next week or 2 I hope to do a couple of FB live presentations showing a couple of the new Kit Collections and a Stamp-a-stack which also uses up your paper stash.

Icon FBClick on the image to find my FB page.


I hope to see you soon with ink on your fingers!



Stampin' Up! Colour Discovery - Purple Posy

Hey everyone,

I am a little late posting my Colour Discovery tonight. I have been away for 6 days Farm-Sitting for a family member and even though I got home last night, today Meeowie had her annual vet check and I had a uni class in the afternoon AND I also made time to have snuggles with a very gorgeous baby boy! So special!

So, no, you haven't gone crazy, it is already after 10pm instead of my usual 8pm . . . !

This week I have such a sweet colour for you - and talking of babies, this colour is heavenly for a soft baby card. 

What colour is it?

It's Purple Posy!


I've deliberately left a space on this card for the greeting, because while it would make a beautiful baby card, I think it would also be lovely for a little girl's birthday card and there is room for a large number - a 1, 2 or 3 - which I would stamp and die-cut and pop up with Dimensionals, as well as more than enough space for a rectangular greeting panel layered partially over the trim.


This is such a simple, yet versatile design, using various stitched rectangles and squares and limiting the colour palette to just Purple Posy, Basic White and Crumb Cake. 

Purple Posy is one of the In Colors which will retire this year - I think I need to stock up on Stampin' Blends and that beautiful trim, as this is such a dear colour!

If you would like to see here  what some of my lovely stamping friends have created with Purple Posy, I invite you to visit lovely Cathy's blog here she has the links to each of their projects.

See you soon!

Kathryn Ruddick

Stampin' Up! Colour Discovery - Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie is one of my MOST used colours - it goes with everything! It's warm, friendly and versatile.

Today I have taken a card sample from page 75 of the mini catalogue and transformed it by switching out the colour for Pumpkin Pie. This gives the card a whole new look.

Here is the original in the catalogue.

Kangaroo & Company

I have switched the Pool Party base cards and heart for Pumpkin Pie, and also swapped the stamped pink hearts for the image of the bunch of flowers in the stamp set. I inked the stamp using the Pumpkin Pie and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Write Markers. They are so good for multi-coloured images.

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I selected a piece of striped background paper from the Ice Cream Sorbet Designer Series Paper and have included a strip of that on the inside of the card too, with an extra Pumpkin Pie heart. The hearts are die-cut - there is a tiny heart die in the coordinating Kangaroo Dies.

Kangaroo & Company Stampin' Up Colour Discovery - Pumpkin Pie (3)

I love using the card layouts in the catalogues for inspiration, and I love it even better when they come out looking so good using different colours and patterns!

Kangaroo & Company Stampin' Up Colour Discovery - Pumpkin Pie (1)

Some of my dear stamping friends are also exploring Pumpkin Pie this week over on the Colour Creations Showcase. If you would like to see what they have created, please pop over to Cathy's blog where she has links to all their pages. 

You'll be glad to know that first week back at uni is going well, very hectic, but so far I am in LOVE with my classes - even though we are just online this week . . .  It's good to be back into it!

Well, I hope you'll leave me a comment, and I hope that you go and visit my friends and see what they have created with Pumpkin Pie,

Talk soon!

Kathryn Ruddick


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Stampin' Up! Colour Discovery - Pretty Peacock

Hi there,

This week I have been frantically preparing for uni to start next week - I even went into RMIT today to collect a stack of gorgeous materials (hey, all art and craft materials are gorgeous, right??) for my Wednesday class. While the majority of our learning will still be online this year, I am SO excited to start back as the class descriptions this year are AWESOME!!

So, with tomato harvest coming to the fore this week, and the inundation of emails and class schedules for uni, I really lost time to create any new cards for my weekly exploration of the Stampin' Up! colours.

However, that doesn't mean I haven't got anything to share with you!


This week's colour is the beautiful, rich Pretty Peacock and I found this lovely card and matching envelope on which is Mary Fish's blog. I love her style. This card can easily be re-created with our current Pretty Peacock Designer Series Paper and the beautiful "Posted for You" bundle which includes a postage stamp punch - WHO doesn't need one of those in their life?

I also found this beautiful card.


This shows how lovely Pretty Peacock is as a bold background, with beautiful Gold Foil Card cut with the Detailed Bands dies to form a frame for a white embossed sentiment. I think the different layers in this card are just exquisite and I am so glad Stampin' Up! has talented concept artists to share such lovely ideas with us.


I also fell in love this cute card. The In The Pines bundle is no longer available, but we have a lot of different pine tree stamps in various stamp sets, so this card can easily be re-created with a slightly different pine tree stamp. How beautiful is that Pretty Peacock sky with the watered down Craft White Ink spattered over it? I love it!

I have some dear friends who have been working with Pretty Peacock this week. If you'd like to see what they created, all of their links are over on Cathy's blog here

See you soon!

Kathryn Ruddick


Stampin' Up! Colour Discovery - Poppy Parade

Hi! It's Kathryn here and for 36 weeks some of my dear stamping friends and I have been bringing you an alphabetical journey through the Stampin' Up! colours. This week I would like to share with you the brilliant, bright red, Poppy Parade.

Stampin' Up! Colour Discovery

I have chosen to use the Stampin' Blends to colour some of our lovely Designer Series Paper which is a black and white design and is perfect for colouring.

True Love DSP

This patterned paper pack is called True Love Designer Series Paper, and it's in our January to June mini catalogue. There are 12 sheets, 12"x 12", beautiful florals on one side and versatile patterns on the reverse.


True Love Stampin' Up cards (1)

I chose the Poppy Parade Blends Duo, Old Olive Blends Duo, Dark Daffodil Delight and Light Cherry Cobbler Blends to colour the rose images.

True Love Stampin' Up cards (3)

If you have never used Alcohol markers before and have been a bit intimidated by the massive range of colours on the market, the Stampin' Blends are the perfect place to start, to learn how to blend and to have perfectly coordinating dark and light shades, that also match with your Stampin' Up! inks and cardstock.

I have teamed my coloured panel with a Poppy Parade base card and Basic Black card for mats.

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The sentiment is from Pretty Parasol stamp set and is stamped in Memento Black ink on Basic White card.  I attached an extra strip of the paper to a Poppy Parade mat and added it to the white layer inside the card.

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I am always hesitant to use Poppy Parade because it is such a bright colour . . . but in real life, this card looks amazing! I love how well the Blends have worked on the DSP. I was going to post this card to someone straight away, but I might need to leave it on my bedside table for a few days! LOL

I know my dear stamping friends have been using Poppy Parade this week too, so if you would like to see some more clever creations using this fabulous bold colour, I invite you to pop over to Cathy's blog where she has a list of links to each of the talented stampers and you can check out what they have done with Poppy Parade.

See you again soon!

Kathryn Ruddick


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