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Tuesday 19 January 2016

Crafty News: Tuesday 19th January 2016

Hi There My Crafty Friends,

Sorry to say that this week is a short week.
I am heading out of town Thursday 6am, to catch the 9am Ferry to Wellington, then driving to Napier, with the WHOLE family, for my cousins wedding.
Then coming back Monday arvo on the same ferry crossing as my brother Peter, and his family {3 kids}, fingers and toes x'ed we don"t get seasick!
My cousin Bevan Cook is marring a lovely lady called Kate Bevin, + she is keeping her maiden name!!
How quirky is that?!!!
Therefore this week we will not be having Thursday's "Create With Kathe" Craft Classes.

A big welcome to Aleisha, who has come on board with a home shopping account with Stampin' Up!
For $189, Aleisha got to choose $355 worth of Stampin' Up! product of her choice, + it was FREE shipping!
Congrats Aleisha.
If you would like to do the same, please ask me, as I am here as your Creative Coach.

Blog News: I have now received the Watermark for my photos, which I am rapt with ...

For this past weeks Blog updates …

Ø  “Jewellery Storage, Oh My ...”, please click here 
The new Occasions Catty and a new Sale-A-Bration Catty are going really well ...


What is Sale-A-Bration you ask?

Here’s the deal: for every $110 you spend {before shipping and handling} you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $450 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $45 more Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a Home Shopper/Demonstrator yourself

It’s the best time of the year to join Stampin’ Up!
During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a Home Shopper/Demonstrator for just $189 and choose $70 more of FREE products for your Started Kit
That means you will receive $355 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice for only $189!!!
Plus the Kit ships for free!

To view the Sale-A-Bration Catty, please click here
To view the Occasions Catty, please click here

“Create With Kathe” Craft Classes Tuesday only this week …
If a Class time does not suit, then I can accommodate another day/time, as long as there are at least 2 of you craftin' 
"Create With Kathe” Craft Classes are:
“Create With Kathe” Tuesday 1pm>3pm

Cost is only $10, and bookings essential as I make up kits - thanks 

Please check out my Facebook page, as I tend to load photographs and interesting tidbits every day ...

Sending paper-hugs your way.

Monday 18 January 2016

Storage Ideas With Kathe: Jewellery Storage, Oh My …

Jewellery Storage, Oh My …

So I have been searching in vain recently for my {lost} set Jewellery Pliers.
After spending many hours sitting on the floor of my Craft Room searching, I decided the only option I had left was to buy another set …
Little did I know that this would set me back $24.95!!!

So recently I shopped at my favourite store, Jacqui e, and boy did I get some bargains, like a Belt for $1.30, down from $25, and Scarfs for $3.50 down from $40!!!
I also purchased a new Necklace and Bracelet set.
The Necklace was $19.95, down from $39.95, and the Bracelet was $12.95, down from $24.95

Whenever I purchase a new set of costume jewellery, I always purchase 2 Bracelets, that way I can pull apart {or deconstruct} the 2nd Bracelet, and make a pair of Earrings {or two}!

So yesterday I set to in my Craft Room making some Jewellery, and this is the result …

While I was making some jewellery, I thought you may be interested to see how I store my rather large collection …

The Necklaces hanging are hung on double hooks, which I designed myself. They are stored in my Closet/Wardrobe, that way you can’t see them if you were a burglar looking in through my bedroom window!

I have a rather large collection of Rings, which I store in a container on my Dresser, along with my Earring collection.

Please bear {beer/bare???} in mind that this is 20 years of collecting jewellery, I hate to show you my MakeUp collection!!!

Have I inspired you to try and make some jewellery too?!!

Sending paper-hugs your way,

Saturday 9 January 2016

Happy New Year! I Finally Got My Craft On ...

Happy New Year!
I finally got my craft on yesterday afternoon, and whipped up this little number …

It was for my bestie Megan’s Birthday, and what a birthday she had!!!
Meges had lunch out with her 3 daughters, and then in the evening, a whole bunch of us went out to dinner to celebrate!
We had dinner at “Poppy Thai” in Richmond, and there were approximately 12 of us dolls that were able to make it, AND I was the only blonde {except for Anna}!
We must have made a bit of noise because we had so much fun.
You know me, I am a foodie, but forgot to take a photo of my Starter, which was “Poh Pieh Puck”, eight vegetarian spring rolls with vermicelli and vegetables, served with sweet sauce.
For my Main, I had “Pad Priew Wan” Poppy Thais’ sweet and sour sauce home made to perfection then stir fried with fresh seasonal vegetables with Chicken ...

And of course I had to have Dessert, which was “Chocolate Lava Cake”, served with Ice Cream, Strawberries and a Passionfruit Coulis … oh yum!!! ...

Now back to the gorgeous card…

I have been wanting to try out my new set of Dies, the “Sizzix Gatefold with Jar Pop-Up”, and this was the perfect occasion.

I also got to try out some of my new stamps sets from the new Occasions Catty,  ”Birthday Blooms”, “Grateful Bunch”, and “Timeless Textures”. 
The "Timeless Textures" stamp set is great for layering images, here I stamped firstly in Sahara Sand, then overlaid the next stamp in Tip Top Taupe ...

I added a belly band to the card, as it sat better with it.   As you can imagine, the card was very full in textures with all those flowers!

I also added a Tag, so Megan can also use this as a Bookmark later on!

All in all, I was very pleased with the way this card turned out.
And of course the pressie was wrapped in re-purposed Stampin’ Up! packing paper, with a belly band that has been embossed, and some colour co-ordinated butterflies with my signature Pearls added! 

Hmmmm … what shall I make tomorrow?!!!
The “Sky Is The Limit”!!!

Sending paperhugs your way,

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Tuesday 5 January 2016

Sale-A-Bration 2016

Here's the deal: for every $110 NZD you spend (before shipping and handling), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it's the perfect time to purchase those products you've had your eye on while earning more products for free. 

Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $450 NZD in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you'll earn $45 NZD more Stampin' Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin' Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself! 

It's the best time of year to join Stampin' Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $189 NZD and choose $70 NZD more of FREE products for your Starter Kit. 
That means you will receive $355 in Stampin' Up! product of your choice for only $189!!!
Plus, the kit ships for free!

To view the Sale-A-Bration Catty online, please click here

Now here's some ideas, for ways to use your new Sale-A-Bration items ...

Happy shopping!

Sending paper-hugs your way,

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