24 Hour Stamp Bonanza

Woohooo!!  Who doesn't love a Flash Sale when it involves stamp sets!!!


Starting shortly (midnight), Stampin' Up! are having a 24 hour sale which includes 50 of their stamp sets at 15% off - and to celebrate my last week of classes at univeristy for the year, I am offering Free postage to anyone whose order reaches $100 in product! But you need to let me know as soon as possible as the sale is tomorrow! (Wednesday 23rd)

Which stamp sets?

Click on any of these thumbnails for a closer look.  (Prices shown are current Annual Catalogue Prices. Discount will be applied once the sale starts


Product List

The Fine Print : Stamps will remain discounted even if they go on backorder.  If stamp sets reach their back order limit they will be switched off and when stock is refilled, it will be at regular catalogue prices not the sale price.


If you have selected over $100 worth of stamp sets, please contact me so I can apply your free postage manually. This can't be done on the Online shop. All other orders can be placed on the online shop.

I hope you find a stamp set you love on the discounted list! Have a great day!


Christmas Card-making

Happy New Holiday Catalogue!


The gorgeous new Holiday Catalogue starts today - and boy oh boy are there some gorgeous projects and stamping products in there!

I have just submitted Assignment 1 for Uni semester 2 and now I am looking forward to really getting creative with Christmassy themes over the next couple of days.

I hope you can come and have a look at all this gorgeousness! I am planning on being in my stamping room in Croydon North from 10am until 1pm this Friday 6th September. Come and have a cuppa, make a card or some tags, pick up your hard copy of the Holiday Catalogue, and check out the beautiful products!

Send me a text message on 0418 361 931 if you need the address.

2019_AC_P080_B_2WRAPPED IN PLAID Product Suite incorporates traditional Christmas colours in timeless tartan with a fantastic versatile 13 piece photopolymer stamp set, Pine Tree Punch, Specialty Designer Series Paper, beautiful ribbon, bells and gold mini pizza boxes.


Pages 36-39 contain the Joy of Giving Tag Kit, Christmas Countdown Project Kit (advent calendar box drawers) and the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley. These kits make a beautiful gift for someone else, or if you are busy and on the go, they are the perfect quick project to start your Christmas Crafting.

Experienced stampers can assemble the Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar in a morning session and have it ready to fill with surprises for December. 


The Joy of Giving Tag Kit includes everything you need - a 17 piece stamp set, Poppy Parade Stampin' Spot, and all the die-cut pieces required for 30 deluxe gift tags in a designer box. This kit suits beginners through to advance stampers.


For those who like to create using their imagination, the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley doesn't come with instructions, but it does come with a massive stack of products for you to create dozens of coordinating Christmas projects. I will be putting together a pdf of beautiful Project Ideas for all those advanced stampers who purchase this medley from me or via my online shop.




Come and see some of the products in real life and have a cuppa this Friday morning 6th September, 10am-1pm.

And also look out for World Card Making Day activities at the end of this month and into early October. World Card Making Day is Saturday October 5th.


Product List

Stampin' Up! Bundles

Designed to COORDINATE 

Designed to give you a discount!

Stampin' Up! bundles are great for your crafting collection, as you get beautiful coordinated products - making your projects quicker and easier, and when you buy the items as a bundle, you get a 10% discount.

And who doesn't like that!

BUT!! I'm having a snap sale! And you get an EXTRA 10% discount on bundles from now until 11.50pm tomorrow - Saturday 31st August!

SU Bundles

SU Bundles 2With 12 beautiful product suites to choose from, there is something for everyone!

Take a closer look at them HERE

Then email, phone or message me your order and Credit card details for payment before the end of the day tomorrow.

(Orders must be placed direct through me, as the discount has to be applied manually and isn't able to be applied on the online store).

Email: kathryn@katlodesigns.com

Phone: 0418 361 931


A Little Simple Stamping Blog Hop

Art With Heart Simple StampingThis week I am joining in on an Art With Heart Team blog hop showing you how simple stamping can be!

We are sharing creative projects featuring Simple Stamping, which means our projects feature only paper, stamps and ink. It’s a great way to create a quick and easy card for new stampers or for when you need a card at short notice. These projects highlight how Stampin’ Up! inks, paper and card stock co-ordinate perfectly.

If you would like a copy of the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalogue, or the Holiday Catalogue (we're ordering them now) contact any of the girls on the blog hop and we will get in touch with you.

20190726_084845I've chosen To A Wild Rose stamp set - because if you are not fond of Colouring In, this stamp set does it for you!

Yes, this is a two step (or even a 3 step) stamp set which has outline stamps, and also more solid images to fill in the colour.


For the first card I've stamped the outline of the rose in Merry Merlot ink, then stamped the "infill" stamps one with Rococo Rose and the second one with Merry Merlot, but stamped off on scrap paper first.  The leaf outlines were stamped with Pretty Peacock, then the infill stamp was also stamped with Pretty Peacock stamped off first.

This simple layer was then adhered to a Rococo Rose base card.


For a slightly stepped up version of this card, I stamped the rose and leaf outlines with Momento Black ink, then the "infill" colours with Rococo Rose, Merry Merlot and Pretty Peacock. What lovely colour combinations!

I added an extra layer of card to this one with a fine border of Pretty Peacock under the white layer, before adhering to the Rococo Rose base. I hope you like them!

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Rebecca Jacovou

Art With Heart July 2017 Next

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Tina Gillespie

Kathryn Ruddick

Rebecca Jacovou

Rachel Woollard

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Christina Barnes

Kate Morgan

Rachel Palmieri

Ros Davidson

Catherine Proctor


Since the middle of April we have been seeing A LOT of projects with the new Bird Ballad bundle from Stampin' Up!

Demonstrators who went to On Stage events could order it early - and it seems like they ALL did! Clearly it's a much loved stamp set with beautiful coordinating Designer Series Paper.

One of my team members asked if we could make a little bird house at Team Night as she had seen some online. Definitely! Too cute!

Do you have in your stash of cutting dies, the Baker's Box Die which was in our catalogue a couple of years ago? That is what we used for the box - only we stretched to give us a taller bird house.


I would pop a piece of acetate inside the front of the box then fill it with chocolates or maybe a beautiful soy candle for someone special!

The Free as Bird Stamp set can be purchased individually, or as part of the Free as a Bird bundle with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, or as part of the much bigger Bird Ballad Suite which has such gorgeous products in it.

Bird Ballad

July is Bonus Days month and by ordering this suite you could earn a coupon voucher for a credit to use on an August order. For every $90 you spend in July, receive a $9 voucher for August (multiples allowed).

OR if you are keen to make some of the projects I have been showing you - maybe you'd like to come along to Team Night as a member of my little stamping family?  The Stampin' Up! starter kit is only $169 - you select $280 of products for only $169, and you also get a $16 voucher the following month to apply to your first order.  And you can come to team night!

Send me a message to tee up a time for coffee and a chat about it!



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Daisies are such cheerful flowers - all sorts of daisies are my favourites!

So I was VERY happy to see the new Daisy Lane stamp set and a medium size daisy punch come in our new annual catalogue last month, to coordinate with the Daisy Delight stamp set and Large Daisy punch we already have in our range.

Daisy Lane

Daisy Delight

You know sometimes you receive a new stamp set and it seems like forever before you use it?  Well, not this time! I have already used the Daisy Lane bundle heaps - and I've only had it a couple of weeks!

I went for some non-traditional colours, including Seaside Spray, Basic Gray and Gray Granite for this little project.



This gorgeous seaweed design paper is from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper pack - I've sliced a sheet up and sponged the edges with Basic Gray.


Initially I planned the card as a landscape format, but once I'd gotten this far, I discovered it looked much better as a portrait card with the spray of daisies in the top left hand corner.


Isn't it so soft and lovely with the Seaside Spray blue and all the grey tones and that touch of dramatic black? I'm really pleased with it! Probably all I would do differently is maybe add some form of bling to the centres of the daisies. Haven't decided on those yet!

For the month of July I am giving away an encyclopedia of projects using the Daisy Lane bundle - a 25 page pdf with 11 full tutorials in it - to anyone who purchases the Daisy Lane bundle. Pdf will be emailed to you after the order is finalised. Order online or message me about it today!

Daisy Lane Tutorial Ad

Talk soon,



Don't you just LOVE a good rose stamp set? The newest one in my collection is from the Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 catalogue and is a 3 step stamp set called TO A WILD ROSE.  It's beautiful, and a dream to stamp with the Stamparatus.


And even better?

It has a coordinating set of dies to make cutting out easy!

To A Wild Rose Bundle

Recently, many of us have been making "Floating Frames" cards using Glad Press'n'Seal - which in Australia we buy at Costco. It's a really wow factor technique and not that difficult, so long as you select bigger images, with matching dies and you have a bit of time up your sleeve for stamping and cutting and then arranging your layout.

I love the effect - and here's two cards I created using the one sample piece.  When you cut the "window" you end up with a second smaller piece you can put in the centre of a new card.


I'm looking forward to trying a new technique using the Press'n'Seal at next week's team night. What other kitchen products do you use in your stamping?



20% off Rosy Kit and Stampin' Up! Sale


Stampin' Up! just announced that some of the Retiring (Last Chance ) Items will be on sale tomorrow for between 10% up to 25% off!  That's awesome news!

And secretly - I think it means they are trying to make room in the warehouse for the new catalogue products!! - Let's help them out with that!!

Here's the list!

Discounted Annual Catalogue ItemsAnd in the Occasions Catalogue there are a couple of items discounted too :

Discounted Occasions Catalogue Items

I realise they might be a little hard to read on here - that's what happens when you take a screen shot of a pdf file LOL

The discounted items will be highlighted in the online store as off 4am tomorrow.  You'll be able to see them then, and order them.  There are a lot of sets of our beautiful dies on sale. See them here now.


Tomorrow is also the final day for ordering the Everything is Rosy product suite.  This is such a gorgeous suite - I am sure you have all seen the dozens of samples on Pinterest and your craft groups.

Alles-wunderbare-stampin-up Silwia SchreckSilwia Schreck from the Artisan Design Team made these beautiful projects.

61394228_2746711172037246_1840397068338724864_nThe concept artist at Stampin' Up! made this lovely layout.

Stesha Bloodhart cards Stesha Bloodhart cards 2Stesha Bloodhart from the Artisan Design Team made the 8 gorgeous cards above.

Here's another look at some of the products in the suite.

Everything-is-Rosy-Product-Photo-Foil - Stesha Bloodhart

Everything-is-Rosy-Product-Photo-Designer-Series-Paper SB
Everything-is-Rosy-Product-Photo-Stamps-and-Dies SBThere are also beautiful ribbons, die cut card stock printed flowers, Rose Gold embellishments and Rose Gold Shimmer Paint in the product suite.  Thank you so much to all of the Artisan Design team members for their beautiful projects and photos.

As tomorrow is the very last day to order this product suite, I am offering 20% off in a one day May Madness sale!  This is not a Stampin' Up! sale, I am doing this off my own bat, because I think everyone should have a chance to own this gorgeous product suite, and with only one day left, why not celebrate it with a special price!

The product suite is normally $137, plus $6.85 postage.  Save yourself $27.40 by ordering through me before 10pm Friday night (tomorrow). 

To get this divine product suite for only $116.45 including postage, you need to contact me to order for you - if you order via the online shop there is no way of applying the discount. I will order for you and have the items sent direct to your preferred address. Payment by credit card.

Why not combine your order with discounted Retiring products too for further savings?

Send me a text message on 0418 361 931 or email me kathryn@katlodesigns.com to confirm your order items and payment details and I will get them ordered for your tomorrow and posted direct to you!

Talk soon, and thanks so much for your support while I've been enjoying my very first semester as a uni student!

Kathryn R. xx

Hugs from Shelli - Paper Pumpkin in Australia


Many of you know of the Paper Pumpkin subscription kits that have been available to North American Stampin' Up! customers for many years but have not been available in Australia.

Exciting news!!

Although we are not getting the subscription option at this time, a very special limited release Paper Pumpkin kit WILL be available globally to order this coming Wednesday 15th May.


Stampin' Up! Co-founder and Board Chair Shelli Gardner has been personally involved in the design of this beautiful kit and if you love her vintage style, you are going to adore this kit.

May PP

The kit will be $37.00 (Australia) and will only be available while stocks last.  Now, the next point is important. This kit was announced at On Stage Events back at the start of April, where demonstrators got to make the above card as their Make & Take project. Everyone loved it, Everyone is dying to buy it. People will be logging in at midnight to order their kits and those for their customers. This kit is expected to sell out super fast.


If you NEED this kit in your collection (and you know you do!!) you will need to  do one of 2 things.

1). You will need to be online at midnight when the item goes live in the online shop to order it for yourself.

2). If you don't do online ordering, you will need to have your payment to me by 10pm Tuesday so I can order it for you. That doesn't mean doing a bank transfer at 10pm Tuesday, that means doing a bank transfer before 4pm today so it appears in my bank on Tuesday, so I can stay up late and order for you tomorrow night.  If I have your credit card details saved on file, then you are covered.

About the kit??

It's a fully self-contained card kit, containing colour coordintated ink spots, card bases, embellishments, a great stamp set, ribbon and 4 different designs of cards with instruction sheets. It would make a beautiful Christmas gift for a new stamper as it has everything needed to complete the cards.

For more experienced stampers, you will want it because it's just so darn cute, the stamp set is very versatile and the designs coordinate with the beautiful new Bird Ballad product suite in the upcoming new Annual Catalogue. So as an avid stamper, you are going to get a lot more bang for your buck!!

Hugs from Shelli

Look at that deliciousness in stock just waiting for midnight Tuesday to tick over!!

Don't hesitate - if you need me to get it for you, I need your payment confirmation or permission to charge your credit card before 10pm Tuesday, or if you are going to order it for yourself, pop a calendar reminder in your phone now so you don't miss out!



Wow! I can't believe I haven't posted on my blog since the middle of March - where did that time go?

If you've missed me - don't worry! EVERYTHING IS ROSY!

Did you know I started a 3 year university degree this year? It's amazing that we have only had 2 and half months of classes - I feel like I've been going for 6 months already!

Where does this leave my stamping?

Well, when I can I am still making cards! I had my lovely team night last Thursday where we tried the amazing Floating Frames technique using Press'n'Seal - a kitchen supply item.

How beautiful do these cards look?

Floating Frames Technique Stampin Up

I've used the First Frost Stamp Set and Frosted Bouquet Framelit dies which were in the Holiday Catalogue but carried over and are still available. You can see all of the carryover items here.

Next week I also have my monthly Stamp Club. If its something you've been thinking of doing, our new time is 10am-12noon Friday 17th May.

In the meantime, Stampin' Up! have been running some amazing product promotions for us. Have you seen the EVERYTHING IS ROSY Product Medley?


This is not a kit. It's a range of luxurious coordinating products for you to create your own projects - cards, scrapbook layouts, 3D and off the page projects.

Everything Is Rosy Product Medley - item code 150059
Medley includes these exclusive products:
* Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c
* Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1" (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
* 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 6" x 6" rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
* Printed die cuts—2 sheets
* Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
* Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4" (6.4 mm)
* Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
* Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
* Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

Creativity comes easy when you've got amazing coordinating products. Coordination is one of Stampin' Up!s strong points. The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is a perfect example. Products in this medley are exclusive to this medley and cannot be purchased anywhere else. You'll love the happy, rosy feeling you get as you create with these fun and flowery products. Available for a limited time. Get them while you can!

I've compared them to similar products in our Annual Catalogue which would cost you around $180.00, and having to enter a dozen items codes, but for one single Item Code, you can get this beautiful product medley for just $139.00.

Here is the Stampin' Up! Youtube video of these great products.  VIDEO

And here is where you can buy the lovely product medley online and have it delivered straight to your door.  BUY HERE

Anyone who purchases the Everything is Rosy product medley through me this month will receive a pdf at the end of the month with sample projects and instructions for cute Everything is Rosy projects.

Stampin' Up! is also putting out another amazing, very exciting product this coming Wednesday 15th May. Check back on my blog tomorrow to learn all about that!

Do you follow my Facebook or Instagram pages?

I post on my FB business page several times each week. Follow it here. https://www.facebook.com/katlodesigns/

And I post quite regularly on Instragram too.  https://www.instagram.com/kathrynruddick/

Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see what other beautiful product is coming on Wednesday, and in the meantime, check out lots of photos of projects made with the  Everything is Rosy Product Medley on my Pinterest board here.