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Happy Watercolor – beautiful blue Congratulations

I was a bit chuffed with myself on this one – a card I made for one of my lovely team members Catherine who promoted in Stampin’ Up! last month. Congratulations Catherine. Yay!! My team is happy and fast growing so if you’d like to join in the fun or at least find out what the fuss is about, email me and I’ll send you some information in the post. Easy-peasy lemon squeeze.

I used the beautiful stamp set Happy Watercolor again from Stampin’ Up! Australia’s Occasions Catalogue- and this time in blues and silvers. Lots of sponging on this too – softens up the card and gives it some depth. I personally love Stampin’ Up!’s Sponge Daubers but you could also use our Sponges for a bolder effect.

Remember that Sale-A-Bration is now in it’s last month. Don’t miss out on getting your free product from the Sale-A-Bration range when you purchase $90 worth of Stampin’ Up! goodies. Head to my online store or email me with your order.



Lots of fun things happening this week – so make sure you stay tuned and also head on over and ‘like’ my Facebook page too – I love to chat over there and get to know you all.

Card in a box – are you on trend or like me?

Are you the sort of person that has to follow the latest trend? Did you buy bubblegum jeans or hypercolour t-shirts 5 mins after they arrived on the shop? You’re always so cool and on-trend, right? OR are you like me and fight the good fight about NOT being a conformist …….but then end up joining in anyways…. usually when the trend is on the way out?  Yep that’s usually me – but not any more!!!!! Today I’m bringing you the latest trend in the paper craft world now – when it’s HOT – that’s right -Card in a box. IMG_5120So how cute? It folds down for easy postage and then pops up and reveals something really special.


Next time I’ll make sure the sentiment is a little smaller so it doesn’t hang over the edge when folded.

Here’s a few of the items I used to make this little cutie:

Stamp Set:

Flower Shop # 130939 Wood mount #130942 Clear mount

Happy Congratulations # 133044 Wood mount #133047 Clear mount

Card Stock: Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper (free with purchase of $90 or more) #133521  Sweet Sorbet 

Email if you have any questions about any other items used 🙂



I was thinking this was going to be a really challenging card to make but guess what? Easypeasy. I followed this tutorial from UK Demonstrator Monica Gale who is simply amazing and an all round sweet heart. (If you’re not following her blog you totally should.) Here we are at last years Stampin’ Up! Grand Vacation in Utah showing the love.


So this card is actually for my beautiful niece Courtney and her wonderful new fiancée Michael who are starting out their lives together and who got engaged on New Years eve. I wanted to make her something special and therefore this card has taken a little longer then expected (*yikes*) but it is now on it’s way to her in the mail – along with a little gift. 😉 Congratulations Hon!!

Remember it’s Sale-A-Bration time.. any order of $90 or more will earn you a FREE product from the exclusive Sale-A-Bration range. You can either order by emailing me or just head on over to my online store and order there. 


Now, I’m off to buy those bubblegum jeans and a hypercolour t-shirt- they’re still trendy aren’t they???? LOL.

x Carolyn




Pedal Presents

It’s been a really busy week and it looks like things are only going to get busier.  Aside from my very ‘pink’ card making classes on Thursday (looking forward to seeing all the gals!!), it’s my second little boys’ 5th birthday on Friday!! Wow…. I can’t believe he is going to be 5. Of course I’ve totally gone crazy and decided to hold a ‘In doors camping party’ for him and 13 of his friends and brothers. Yep, I know what you’re thinking…. she’s crazy. I suppose I am. But look here is my thought process…. with a ‘In door camping party’ you a/ don’t have to worry about cleaning the house as it’s held in the dark and we’re moving out all the furniture in the living room anyways, b/ food is easy – hot dogs c/ and finally HOW MUCH FUN!!!!!!!????? I can’t actually work out who is more excited….. me or the kids. Now don’t panic… it’s not a sleep over, I’m not insane. I’ll let you know how it all goes…and of course the very important birthday card.

Then the following week I’m off to Stampin’ Up! Convention with a couple of my downlines Lisa and Nat. It’s their first Convention and I’m really excited for them – and I’m just super excited about Convention anyways. It’s going to be cold in Canberra though (where it’s held this year), so I’ve been off today buying new leather gloves and a very cute hat. Even Chris confirmed the hat looked good on me…. so I’ll hear nothing bad about the hat peoples.

Now onto the card today. As soon as I saw that bicycle stamp in the Autumn/Winter mini I knew I must have it. Oh yes, it will be mine, oh yes it will be mine! It’s the Hostess set called ‘Pedal Presents’ which means you’re only eligible to purchase this set if you put in a qualifying hostess with an order of $300 or more. That seem a lot?? Maybe you can hold a Catalogue Party where you gather orders from you and your crafting buddies and then as you’re the one doing the organising, you get to keep the $50 of free products – just of taking orders!!! The Hostess sets are at a special reduced Hostess $ price, so you get more bang for your buck. Email me on to find out more info on this.

I got direct inspiration from casing a card I found on line from this site: I’ve then used the Stampin’ Up! punches, Bakers twine and Stamp Sets to make it work for me. Of course heart Crumb Cake card stock…. and I’m feeling back into my groove with Crumb Cake.

Now on other exciting news, I’ve been giving my Facebook business page a bit of a overhaul …. I’ve got lots going on there and some challenges and give aways planned in the next little while.. so if you haven’t already LIKED my Facebook page, head on over there and join in the fun. This is how you find me… the page name is Carolyn Bennie – Card Making, Stamping and Scrapbooking. The address is: The more Likes I get the more give aways I’ll be able to do …. so tell your friends.

Until next time,

Happy Stamping,

x C

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