Come and join us this week if you are in the Wollongong area. I think you will love this class.

It’s a Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp A Stack.  


Here are the details.

We will make 6 cards.  (3 each of 2 designs)

When: Friday October 28th at 10am or 7.30pm at my place in East Corrimal.

Cost: $20.  $5 discount if you bring your own adhesives.

Please RSVP by Wednesday 26th. Can’t make it?? Let’s make a special time for you and maybe a few friends.  Let me know.

I hope you can come.  Can’t make it?? Let’s make a special time for you and maybe a few friends.  Let me know.


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This is another project I made on our stamping weekend.  Originally I stamped and coloured this Fairy from Fairy Celebration for the Panel card I showed a few posts back but I thought it was a little detailed to go on the card.  So I created another card to put this on.


The fairy is stamped on to Watercolor card and coloured with the Aquapainter.  (Don’t look too closely at the colouring.  I have a bit to work on with that).  I did finish it with the Clear Wink of Stella Brush but you can’t quite see the sparkle unfortunately. The sentiment is stamped on a strip of the Watercolor card.

I wanted the rest of the card to be kept simple so I adhered a piece of the Playful Palette DSP on to  the Peekaboo Peach base card and then could assemble the coloured piece and the sentiment.  It was finished off with a White Baker’s Twine bow and some Rhinestones. I thought the sentiment was a bit bare so I cut a small flower from Blushing Bride from the little flower in the Flourish Thinlits. 

I hope you like this one.  It was the first time I have played with this set.

Thanks for visiting


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All of a sudden it is Thursday!  Where has this week gone to?  I have had every intention of getting back here to share our exciting weekend at the Craft Alive Fair but there has been so much happening.  So here we are today.

Craft Alive is a big Fair of papercraft and needlework exhibitors held in various large centres on the East Coast of Australia.  I am so excited it has now come to Wollongong AND we got to have a stand there this year.  I thought you might like to see our little display.  It was such fun to share in this with my stamping sisters Leonie and Vanessa.

This was set up day.  It took 5 hours to put together.  Such a huge day but we were so pleased with the final display.


We had so many positive comments about our stand which was nice. We added stars on the space near the tree which I think just finished it off.


We had 6 Lucky Draw prizes over the weekend which some lucky visitors received a stamp set and some lovely embellishments. Of course you have to have them under the tree.




This photo was courtesy of the Craft Alive Facebook page.  We were kept busy having a card for the visitors to make.


The Make and Take card was very popular so I thought I would show you.  Everyone loved the Cookie Cutter set.  This card was Cased from Jillstamps.


Thanks for sharing in this with me. I still have more cards from our stamping weekend.  I might have to hit you hard with them all next week to catch up so stay tuned.


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I have been wanting to try one of these Panel Fold cards for some time and finally got a chance to on our stamping weekend.  Here is the final result.



It can fold flat for postage which is good.  They are so quick to make.

I also got to play with this ‘Sweet Cupcake’ stamp set.  This is a great 2 step stamp set in which you can build on the layers to get the dimension effect. It also has matching dies too to cut these sweet cupcakes out.

There are a number of different tutorials for these Panel Cards on the internet.  You can find the one I used HERE. For mine I teamed it with the Playful Palette DSP stack.  It needed something in the corner so I cut a little “flower” shape from the Flourish Thinlits in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and added a Rhinestone in the centre of it.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day,


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Here is another card from our Stamping Weekend.  This one uses the Detailed Floral Thinlits.  It has been a little while since I have used these so it was good to give these gorgeous Thinlits a whirl again.


Colouring your card:

For this card take 2 pieces of Whisper White card just slightly smaller than your card base. My card base is Dapper Denim.  On one of the pieces of Whisper White cut the Detailed Floral Thinlits in the top and bottom of the card.

On your other piece of Whisper White you will colour the card. You can watercolour it (if you have used Shimmery White or Thick Whisper White), roll it or sponge it.  I sponged mine in similar tones.  This creates a graduation of colours known as Ombre. I used Soft Sky at the top, Marina Mist in the middle and Dapper Denim at the bottom.

Assembling your card:

Adhere your diecut piece over the sponged piece of Whisper White and adhere these to your base card.  It’s that simple. I then diecut the “HELLO” from Hello You Thinlits and adhered this down. I went over the word with Wink of Stella to give it some sparkle.

I thought it needed something else and added a butterfly from Papillon Potpourri.  I am still not sure on that addition What do you think?  It does have a little sparkle with Wink of Stella but it is hard to see.

Thanks for visiting.  I have lots more to share with you so come back soon.  Or why not subscribe to get my emails to your inbox or your reader so you don’t miss anything.

If you need to order any of these products then you can head to my store (link in the side column).

Have a great day,


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Today I indulged and made a card just because I wanted to.  Well it was my birthday so I thought I could …..

I saw the Freshly Made Sketches for this week so wanted to try something out for that. Firstly here is the sketch.


Here is my card.


Let me tell you how I made it:

Butterfly – To create the butterfly I firstly washed over some Shimmery White card with the Aquapainter and water.  Then using the Aquapainter I picked up some ink from the ink pad and brushed over the card in patches.  The first colour was Watermelon Wonder. Here it is to show you.


Wipe off your Aquapainter on scrap paper before picking up the next colour and brush over in patches again.  I have used Cucumber Crush.  The third colour was Delightful Dijon. You can fill in areas at the end with any of the colours or go over some.  See how it looks.  Well what you have at the end really is …… a mess!!! It is pretty ugly isn’t it? But don’t despair.  Something beautiful will emerge.🙂


From this I cut the large Butterfly Thinlits.

Just as an aside; When I cut the butterfly and rolled over the back of the die with the Die Brush, this is what was left when I lifted the die.  I thought it looked really pretty.  Just had to show you.🙂


This was the finished butterfly.  See persevere with the ugly mess and it is pretty.


Now for the card: On a piece of the Moroccan DSP I stamped the fern leaf from the Butterfly Basics set and the “splodges” are from Timeless Textures. I sponged around the edges of the paper. This piece was adhered to some Copper Foil sheet and adhered to a Crumb Cake base. What you might not be able to see in the  photo is the sparkle from the Wink of Stella.  It does sparkle really!

The sentiment is from Badges and Banners.  I finished off the card with some pearls.

That was lengthy.  Sorry about that.  Thanks for visiting though. You can visit the Freshly Made Sketches blog HERE and play along.

See you again soon,


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I have another card to show you from our stamping weekend.  I don’t have this set ‘Bella and Friends’ but when I saw Leonie’s card I had to CASE it. I made mine in Peekaboo Peach.  It is very cute.🙂


It is a very simple card.  The ‘Stylized Birthday’ stamp was stamped directly on to the Peekaboo Peach card base.  You can be very nervous doing that in case it doesn’t stamp right but hey! it is only card right.  Just do it again!  Which I ended up doing anyway but this was the first one I stamped and it was better.

I cut a strip of the ‘Playful Palette’ DSP Paper Stack and punched it with the Banner Punch on the end.  Then I cut a scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits from Watercolor paper after I stamped Miss Bella on it.  This cute puppy was coloured with the Aquapainters and inkpads and I coloured the small sections with the markers.

When I was colouring the background I placed the Scalloped Circle Framelit back on the piece. Then I coloured the area with a light wash using the Aquapainters and inkpads again. I had seen this around my blog travels and was keen to try it.  I was pleased with the look and it seems like it is layered but it isn’t.

The piece was then adhered to the card with Dimensionals and all finished with a White Baker’s Twine bow and a little bling with a Rhinestone on her collar.

What do you think of Miss Bella??

Thanks for visiting me.  See you soon with some more projects.


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The Holiday Catalogue has been out for a month now and we have had the Annual Catalogue out for a few months. How is that Wish List going? Still adding to it?

There is so much to love isn’t there?

I am so grateful that I get a discount whenever I order anything. (Even a few freebies doesn’t hurt either!).🙂


So what would it mean for YOU to get a discount on what you order?

Perhaps it will enable you to buy a few extra craft things you couldn’t get, or use that savings on your grocery bill? Why do we have to eat right, or clean the house for that matter!

You love stamping.  You love the Stampin’ Up! products – and you want it all!

Have you considered Joining Stampin’ Up! to get your own Discount?

OK before you start hyperventilating. I know you are thinking I can’t do parties and classes.  (I am sure that you could show a couple of friends your amazing cards.  You might even do that already. It doesn’t have to be anything formal or fancy).

You don’t have to do Classes or Parties.  It is entirely up to you.  You can sit at your table and craft away – but save money in the process.

What is involved in joining Stampin’ Up!?

You choose $235 of products from any of the current catalogues and Pay only $169.  You don’t even pay for the shipping.  How is that!   That is a huge saving!

Check out this example below to see how it works.  Here you could save $75.91 just by joining Stampin’ Up!


I am sure you have more than $169 on your own wish list right?

To remain active with Stampin’ Up! you do have a quota to put in each quarter which is approximately $450 AUS. I think your wish list will keep you going for a while though. You might have friends (or new-found friends) who will order from you.

You can stay as long as you want.  All the time enjoying a minimum of 20% discount.

What you will get out of it?

  • You will receive a minimum 20% discount and that can increase.
  • You will even receive a few free items along the way!
  • Each week you receive an email from Stampin’ Up! with a cute project.
  • A quarterly magazine from Stampin’ Up! with easy to create projects and you can read about other Demonstrators from around the world.
  • Access to an online Forum with literally thousands of projects to inspire you.
  • But best of all, the friendships. I have made so many friends locally and now globally and we all share in this fun hobby of stamping.

Now you are thinking “You are too far away from me to support me!” Isn’t technology wonderful with emails, texts, phones and even Skype! As long as you are an Australian resident, you can join with me.  I help you all the way.

Want to know more?

Head to my ‘Join my Team’ Page HERE where I list 10 reasons why you need to be a part of this wonderful family (and my Team).

Still not sure?

Ask me to send you my “Thinking About It” package, which includes some information sheets – and a blank card for you to send on to someone.

Ready to join already?

Yes, I want that discount.

You can join my lovely team the JEN’s INK. right now on my website HERE.

I help you along the way whatever you want to do.

I have been a Demonstrator for over 8 years now.  I have loved so much about it.  My only regret is that I didn’t join sooner.  So don’t have the same regrets as me.

So contact me for more information, or head right to my website now to join the family.  I look forward to welcoming you.



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Did you even realise there was a day celebrating Cardmaking??  Why wouldn’t there be with such a wonderful hobby that brings so much joy to others.  You just have to celebrate it. Also it’s a day to remind everyone that the age-old giving of cards is not gone out the window with all the technology we have.

Yes, it is easy to drop an email or a text but isn’t it nice to say it with a card.🙂

Are you going to make a card this weekend?? It’s a long weekend here so I am hoping to make a card – or 2🙂

Stampin’ Up! are celebrating today with some special offers available for the next 5 days. These offers are up to 25% off.  They will certainly help with your creative projects.  Check them out.


Great savings on that cardstock.  If you haven’t got an Envelope Punch Board yet why not grab one at 25% off.  They are great not just for envelopes but for gift boxes and treat holders.  The Tin of Cards project kit is really gorgeous and at 25% off you will love it.

This is the Tin of Cards kit.  All you need to do is provide the adhesives and the stamps and ink of your choice.




Not only do we have great specials for World Cardmaking Day but there is a fantastic special on Designer Series Paper for the whole month.

Buy 3 Packs of Designer Series Paper and you can choose one FREE!!!


Here are the choices.


So how to order any of these delectable bargains.

You can order directly from me by emailing/phoning me or by stopping by my store HERE.  If you do Shop Online please use the HOST CODE: HTNCJWUH

 Now off you go and check out these specials.


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I showed you the little beach house yesterday. I have to show you this house though. When I started making these houses I thought they were cute but it would be good to be a little bigger. So the house underwent an extension.

Here is my extended version. I will explain the “how-to” below.


On this house I cut the house in Thick Whisper White and stamped the Hardwood Background stamp in Smoky Slate.  The roof is Mint Macaron and the windows and door frames are in Basic Gray.

I did cut the door out but I think next time I won’t worry about this.  It tends not to stay shut but then you could sneak one of those Hershey Kisses out! This size actually fits 24 Kisses in.


Side View


Back View.


1. Cut 2 house pieces from the Home Sweet Home Thinlits.  To save card you will only need to cut the front/back of the house section so the one with the peak leaving a small tab around each side. With the same colour card you will need 2 pieces cut at 10cm x 6cm (4″x 2 3/8″).  Score at 1cm and 7cm (Score at 3/8″ and 2 3/4″)


2. Stamp or decorate your pieces as you like before assembling.  Also, cut your door and windows. TIP: Before cutting your windows, mark a line in pencil across the card piece then line up the bottom edge of your window Framelit on the pencil line to be sure that the pieces are level.


3. Fold on all the score lines and assemble together. Consider where you want to be able to open your house to get the treats.  On mine although I had the door cut I had the bottom open.  I just used Glue dots to stick it together temporarily.

To assemble add your adhesive on the side tabs of the front and back of the house. I used Fast Fuse but you can use Tear and Tape or other adhesive. Adhere one side wall piece to the tab on the front of the house piece and one side wall to the other tab on the front of the house. Do this by lining up the top score line of the side of the house to the top of the tab piece if that makes sense. The bottom score line should line up with the bottom of the front tab.

Adhere the back of the house to the other wall piece.  If you wish to have the back opening then just add adhesive to only one tab.

4.  For the roof: Cut your card to 7 cm x 9cm.  Score 4.5cm. (2 3/4″x 3 1/2″ Score at 1 3/4″)

Emboss your piece with the Brick Embossing Folder checking that the “bricks” line up the right way on your card.  That is that they run across.  Line up the score line of the card with an edge of the brick wall.

Place adhesive to the top tabs of the front/back house piece and also on the top tab on the side walls.  Line up the “roof” piece with the top of the house and adhere together.

5.  Now decorate to your little hearts content.  :)  The options are endless really.  With this size you can fit so many treats.  As I had mentioned I was able to fit 24 Hershey Kisses. Unfortunately I didn’t have any Ferrero Rochers on hand.  That would be interesting to see how many can fit.  That’s for another day.🙂

Have you been making Tiny Houses?  I would love to see them.  Why not drop me a comment with a link for us all to check out.

Thanks for visiting.

Have a great weekend.  It’s a long weekend here so I am not sure what is in store.



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