Thursday, November 5, 2015


Those who know me, know how I love butterflies.  This video is great as it explains the difference between thinlets, framelits and how to use them with the big shot.  My only other suggestion is to prime each of the thinlets first (fine detailed dies) with running them through on a dryer sheet and plain paper between the plates.  The plain photo copy paper prevents the film from the dryer sheet getting onto your cutting plate.  Once primed it puts a film on the thinlet and this makes it so easy to fall off the card when cutting butterflies out.    This can be used on any of the fine detail dies.   If your die does not pop out easily with the fine pieces just add a sheet of paper or card.  This is called a shim.   You put this on the outside on the top of the cutting plate.  It can be used over and over and it adds thickness to the sandwich of plates going through and the added pressure will cut the detail better and allow it to easily poke out.  Hope this helps but if you want help let me know.

Sunday, September 13, 2015


We had a fabulous day at team training on Saturday 12th.  Photo above some of the team and front row on the right is Jacque whose team I belong to and beside her is Emma our NZ Country Manager, it was such a great time we spent together.   Below is part of an awesome presentation of Sarajane's who is in our team.  Very talented and creative and newly engaged.   Such a great day.  If you would like to be part of our team and have such fun, please email me and I can send you the information.   You can join as a business or simply to get discount on your own product.  You just need to maintain purchases each month of $175 minimum and you can join in all the fun.  You can make a business of it too and run classes but that is entirely your choice.  I am keen to grow my team and would love to hear from you.  I will be there to help you along the way

Friday, June 19, 2015


This bag is so cute.  You can make many variations once you get the bag making off pat you can scor a line on the top instead of making holes and fold the top part of the bag out making a nice trim, put handles on with card and brads instead of the ribbon, have ribbon but as handles, decorate the bags with flowers, leaves, bows etc.  Such a handy tool for NZD $39.   Even found a way of making boxes with a lid with this bag maker.  It is awesome

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


This video is by the very talented Deb Valder who I give total credit for this. Deb explains really well how to make a perfect bow.  As a lot of customers struggle with making bows I thought I would put this up for you to watch.   Thanks so much Deb, you do make some great videos.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


This is an awesome kit, which allows you to enter birthdays throughout the year and never forget them.  It lasts for years as it has no year on it, unless you wish to write that as a birthdate by the birthday.   It has a month per page and you can decorate it, makes a great gift for a friend who is crafty to make themselves, or make it up for them and gift it.  comes in a gift box so it makes that very easy.  Price is NZ$32.95.  There is a co-ordinating stamp set with months, splotches to decorate but if you choose to caligraphy the months and use other stamps you have you can decorate and there are stickers and letters, ribbon and allsorts to decorate as well.  WOW it is fabulous.  

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

This video is showing how to use our adoreable mini treat bag from the new occasions catalogue that went live 6 January.   It is super cute and useful.  Remember also that Sale-a-bration started at the same time and you can get lots of free products.  For every $110 in purchases you can choose a sale-a-bration item.  Stamp sets, ribbon and buttons, designer paper, blendability sets, so much.  Let me know if you would like me to send you a catalogue.  Classes are 16th and 30th January.  Bookings are being taken now.

Friday, November 21, 2014


Sincere thanks to Brenda Quintana for her awesome  helpful tip on how to use the gift box punch board  and her hot tip see the image below on how to make the closure even easier to work