Sunday, September 04, 2011

Join for just $169

Join for just $169

During September, you can join the Stampin’ Up!® family as a demonstrator for only $169! The limited-time mini Starter Kit—valued at over $310—comes with the high-quality products listed below.
• Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
• Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
• Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
• A4 Smooth Card Stock Assortment
• Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
• Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
• Notes Cards (20)
• Clear-Mount Block C
• Blender Pen (1)
• SNAIL Adhesive®
• Business supplies
Want the full Starter Kit? Get it 20% off during September only!

So if you have ever considered taking the opportunity to purchase your own supplies at a 20% discount, being able to prepurchase new products or to start your own business contact me now to take advantage of this limited time offer

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Join Me!

hi everyone,

Today is an exciting day... it is the first day of the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue!!  Yipee.  But wait that's not all!  Today is also the first day of their new promotion where you can join up for only $169!  Now that's a double Yipee! All the details are here and if you would like to go for it then please email me (madebymadgeatyahoodotcomdotau) and come join the crafting fun!


Monday, August 01, 2011


Not mine though!  

It's time to say goodbye! Hundreds of products from the Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue are retiring, and now is the time for you to get them before they're gone.

The full list can be found here.  These items are only available until the end of the month or before if sold out. There's some fabulous savings of 25 - 40% off some of the products as well, which is a lovely idea isn't it?!

If there is anything you like the look of, just email me your order, or give me a call and I can order it for you.

This part is really exciting...

I am now taking orders for the 2011/2012 Idea Book and Catalogue! 

These will be distributed when preordered copies arrive during August. For the special price of $16.00 including postage during August, I will mail your catalogue to you anywhere in Australia.  Or you can pop out and pick it up for $9.  Just email me or call me to place your catalogue order.

Happy Crafting

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Gingerbread House

Hello again,
It's been a very long time since I've been here and lots has happened!
Today I had a few friends around and we made Gingerbread Houses - took a while but the results were good.  Loved the efforts of the 12 year old - she put snow on her roof and curtains in her windows - the creative mind of a child is so beautiful.

The little box is a candy wrapper... very simple and great for a xmas table or even birthdays or weddings.
Even though we have the mini milk carton die, I chose to hand cut this gingerbread house using the template found here

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

new craft room

I have finally sorted myself out into a new craft room and if I may say so it is now my happy place!  I think it's important to have a happy place, don't you?

I have a few different ways of storing ribbon. One way is in this tool box.  My sons love looking in this box.

This is the view from our bedroom.  It's so peaceful to wake up to this every morning.

  Another storage system for ribbons - these are all my Stampin' Up! ribbons.  Having them in this box makes them easy to cart around to parties.

And yet another ribbon storage system - all the offcuts go in here.  I love looking at the colours. These bottles (with the lids) once belonged to Jack's great great grandmother and was used in her cafe.
And here are my Stampin' Up ink pads.  My refills are missing!  I think they are on top and out of shot.  The cupboard beside this one houses my envelopes and projects on the go. And yes, there are my beautiful watercolour crayons - having lots of fun at the moment with those.

this was my valentine's present to DH - a magic box of love!

These are my fat / quilters quarters. My stepmother owns a fabric and craft shop in Tassie and sent me these for you! If you would like to buy them they are only $2 (plain), $4 and $6 (patterned) a quarter.

As you can see I now have a happy place for my creativity.


family time

We took some guests over to the Blowering Dam on the last day of Jack's school holidays.  Had a great time in the lovely warm water.  


Sunday, January 16, 2011


some photos of our family christmas

Caitlin, Noel, Liam, Me and Jack, Noddy, Shirley, Bruce and Anne.  John and Paul were behind the lens.

 My beautiful friend, Janet, came to visit us with her family.

John and Dave and kids.
 Sammy!  and Mr Blue of course.

Caitlin and Liam conversing on the benefits of sunscreen.

 Christmas morning, pre excitement.

 Jack singing at the Batlow Carols by Candlelight. 

 Two of my beautiful boys, Liam and Jack... having a bit of fun on the tires at the Dam. Then they discovered the water!

Caitlin and Paul setting up the picnic at Blowering Dam.

Hope you had a merry christmas and wishing you a safe new year. 
We finished moving Bruce and Shirley into their new home, downsizing 52 years of memories into a one bedroom flat, putting in new carpet and rearranging furniture and memories, adding a lovely deck with a veiw that looks out over the farm.  I think they are happy.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Big House

after 2 weeks of sifting, sorting and moving, we have Shirley and Bruce settled in their new home... the granny flat at the end of their old house.  Now it's our turn to sift, sort and move our home into The Big House.  I must say that it was an enormous task to pack away 52 years of memories, and it would not have been done except with the help of Anne and Noel.  Noel built a beautiful new deck onto the granny flat where they can sit in the sunshine and watch the activities around them. Anne sifted and sorted and packed and moved... and I helped!  Jack and Liam were wonderful - such good boys.

Noel has now officially worked in ALL weather - sun, rain, sleet, hail, floods and snow.  We had torrential rain here last week and Adelong, Tumbarumba and Tumut were flooded and some parts evacuated.  Only Batlow survived.  Adelong was declared a natural disaster.  The day after the flooding, we woke up to snow!  Today was a frost... crazy!