The Christmas Table 2017

25 December 2017

The Global Design Project have a fabulous theme this week - Home for the Holidays. It could be that you are at a different 'home' - possibly making your celebrations at your 'holiday home'? We would love you to play along and this challenge will run for two weeks.

Merry Christmas. I spent the morning unwrapping gifts with kids followed by breakfast at my Mums with my brothers and their families then lunch at my place - needless to say that I am currently experiencing a food coma!!

The Christmas Table brings fond memories for me. When I was young our family celebrated Christmas at my Grandparents home and my Nan was always the most gracious host. Her cooking was filled with love and we tasted it with every mouthful. As I got older Christmas was hosted by my Mum and she too always put a lot of effort into making us feel loved - and full! 

For the past two years I have had the opportunity to prepare the Christmas table - which, as you know I LOVE to do! This year I was inspired by the Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon...I have rolls of it (because I love it so much) and I figured it needed to be used. The blue and white theme with a hint of gold and some beachy elements - I was going for an Aussie/Hamptons-style Christmas. 
Stampin' Up! do such an amazing job of knowing what we need don't they? I mean, the creative designers must have known I would need Green Sprigs (page 12 Holiday Catalogue) for the napkins! And if you don't already own the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set, then you should. I use the 'Merry Christmas' sentiment every year and the stamp set is so versatile with sentiments for every occasion. The personalised monogrammed-style favours were made using the Letters for You stamp set and coordinating Large Letter Framelits. I used the holly from the Cheery Chirps stamp set (page 41 from the Holiday Catalogue), watercoloured them and used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to give them some shine....yes it was a little tedious to cut them out - but sooo worth it! 

Below is the Australian themed Christmas table from last year - Click Here to see more. 

A massive THANK YOU to all my customers, family, friends and blog followers. You make my heart full and I am so grateful for all your love and support. Merry Christmas to you and your families.  xo 

Tons of love,
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Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop - Merry Cafe

15 December 2017

Welcome to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. You may have just arrived here from my lovely friend Kimberly Van Diepen from the US, who I simply adore! 

Today the Artisan Design Team are highlighting the Merry Cafe stamp set. This is a really fun set and a great addition to your Christmas stamp collection - not only because it is super cute, but it's also really versatile and can be used for other seasonal events too. 
I used a combination of different stamps to create the sentiment. By colouring the stamp with a Stampin' Write Marker it's really easy to just use part of the stamp.

I made this card for a lovely girl at our local coffee shop who has made my (*very lame) 1/4 strength almond latte for the past 20 months since we moved here. She is moving away for a new chapter of her life and will be sorely missed by many locals - including me!  

Next on the hop is my talented friend Maike Beimler from Germany. I love her whimsical style and she seems to add certain soft touch to everything she creates.  

Tanya Boser

...AND IT'S A WRAP! This is the last hop for me as a 2017 Artisan. I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute and have felt so honoured to be part of such an amazing, beautiful and talented team. A HUGE THANK YOU for all your support and love over the past year.  I am still pinching myself - did that really just happen? I've added some of my projects from the past year - yep it happened!! LOL 

This past year has been loads of fun and I know next years Artisan's will blow you away with their incredible paper crafting talents. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE all of these ladies and I am looking forward to stalking following them on their Artisan journey next year! 


United States
Lauren Alaird
Charlet Mallett
Connie Collins
Elizabeth Price

Cathy Caines
Kim McGillis

United Kingdom
Emma Goddard
Rhoda MacPherson

Sarah Lancaster

Linda van Wely-Zwolle

Sylwia Schreck
Jenni Pauli

Jessica Winter

New Zealand
Susan Wong

Jennifer Frost
Kayla MacAulay

If you live in Australia I would love to be your demonstrator. You can click on any of the items below and purchase them from my ONLINE SHOP.

Loads of Love,
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Stampin' Up Artisan Blog Hop

01 December 2017

Welcome to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. You may have just arrived here from my lovely friend Kimberly Van Diepen from the US.

Today I am highlighting the awesome new Color Me Happy Project Kit and Stamp Set. I have used elements from the kit and the new Stampin' Blends to make a pretty floral card.

Color Me Happy Kit
Kit includes enough supplies for 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs. Ink and adhesive sold separately. 

Stampin' Blends
These high-quality, alcohol-based, dual-tip markers come in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours. Each colour comes in 2 shades to give you the best blending experience out there.

Thanks for hopping by,
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