To celebrate the launch of the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue I had cake and coffee at my house on 1 April. Yes I know there were a number who couldn't come because of Easter, but because of the school holidays and the April workshops it was that date or nothing! However, the few that came had a play with the new products and shared ideas over cake and coffee. It was a fun night.

... welcome Vintage Vogue and Scallop Envelope! Yes, the Summer Mini and Sale-a-bration are over for another year. The excitement is now about the new Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue which was released today!

For Easter this year I have created four of these great Easter door hangers, one for each of the four kids that will be with us over that period. Each box has the initial of the child that it is for. I hope to surprise them on Easter Sunday morning, a bit like Santa Claus at Christmas!

If you haven't tried the Stampin' Up! envelopes, you must. They are high quality and are also lovely to stamp on (what else would you do with them!). Not only that, they will match any card you make, as they come in Whisper White and Very Vanilla. You will find them on page 131 of the Idea Book & Catalogue.

These cute little note cards are my tribute to some of the out-going stamp sets and accessories...

This month in our workshops we made Secret Message Cards, where you open the card and the inside image changes. I found instructions on how to make these cards in the Australian Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft Magazine (Vol 15 No 7).

As I have heard from a number of people on different occasions - cards for men are difficult. This post is designed to inspire your creativity for men's cards. This first card I made a while ago for a 90th birthday:

I created this card when I made the name tags for the ladies who attended the Hamilton Extravaganza. Like the name tags, it uses the For Everything stamp set, the Crayon-Resist technique and colours drawn from the Pink Flamingo DSP. In fact, a piece of that DSP is intricately cut out and adhered in front of the stamping create depth.