FAREWELL ‘CELEBRATE TODAY’!

Since there is just over one week left of this  current catalogue and our retiring list I thought I would say a last Farewell to some of the products.

Today it is the Celebrate Today stamp set.

I have made lots of fun cards with this set but here are some favourites.

This one has been very popular and has been repinned on Pinterest nearly 650 times.  Check the original post HERE. 

What about a Fold Flat card? Check the original post HERE. 

It’s a great one for Christmas too.  This one we made at a Stamp A Stack a few years ago.  See how versatile it is!

This stamp set is reduced on the retiring list too.  Grab the Photopolymer set for $38.25 AUS.  Here in store.  Don’t forget the matching framelits too you can grab for $29 AUS.

Please use the HOST CODE: 2WNURG3N

         

Have a happy day,

Jenny

FAVOURITE CARDS FOR 2016!

It’s been a big year of creating.  I thought we would take a little recap of some of the favourite cards from this year.  Perhaps you have missed them or would like to see them again. 🙂

If you click on the title of the card you can head directly to that post to find out more details.

Rose Wonder 

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Something For Baby

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Card in a Box for a 2 year old.

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Swirly Bird Pinwheels  This card amazes me.  It is just a simple funky card that I was playing around with one day with the Swirly Bird set. It has had a huge reaction on Pinterest with it being repinned 5,400 times!!

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Ombre Detailed Floral Thinlits

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Z-fold with Cookie Cutter

Cookie Cutter Tag.

I realised I had never posted this tag.  I made this tag the same time I made the Z-Fold card above. It was just a simple tag and I didn’t bother sharing it. I shared it on a group I am on though and someone Pinned it to Pinterest. It has now been repinned 5,700 times!  Sorry you missed out on seeing it. 🙂

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Birthday Fiesta Llama.  This guy just makes me smile.  I had to share him again. 🙂

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Star of Light Christmas

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I am looking forward to another exciting year ahead of creating and sharing with you.

Be safe for the New Year.

Jenny

SOME SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CARDS!

I hope you all have had a lovely Christmas??  We received some lovely cards over Christmas both store-bought and hand-made.  I like both let me say. 🙂 I thought I would show you the hand-made cards as it is all about sharing here.  There were some beautiful cards from family and friends.  Maybe they will inspire you.

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Thanks for those of you who have sent us cards.

Enjoy the rest of the festive season and the New Year celebrations but please keep safe.

Jenny

AN AUSSIE MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!

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I just wanted to stop by and wish you all a very Happy Christmas.  I hope that it is a time surrounded by all the special people in your lives.  It is a time of celebrating the love, joy and peace of the season.  I know though that for some this is a very hard time of year. So my love and prayers go out with you.  I hope that you do find some love and joy in this season.

Thank you for following along in my creative pursuits over this past year.  I love that you visit me.  I know that I have visitors from all over the world and I thank you for stopping by.  I wish you a very Happy Aussie Christmas.

I look forward to creating and sharing more with you over the coming year.

So to a Happy, Crafty 2017!

Jenny x

CHRISTMAS GIFT BOX WITH HOME SWEET HOME!

Not a lot of time left to get everything done for Christmas.  If you still need some quick treat boxes and you have the Home Sweet Home Thinlits then I have a very speedy box for you.

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I cut 2 pieces of the house Framelits shape from the Candy Cane Lane DSP.  It was then simply adhered together by folding on the score lines and placing your adhesive on the side tab and the bottom tabs to assemble.  I used Fast Fuse for this as it is strong.  Punch 2 holes in the top section and then you can thread some Real Red Baker’s Twine to close it.

I had a left-over detailed tag in the Merry Tags Framelits cut from Red Glimmer Paper. I could then quickly stamp a ’25’in Real Red from the Merriest Wishes set and I cut that out along with a circle from Early Espresso.  These were raised up off the box with Dimensionals.

You could easily make a few of these  in no time.  They might make nice place settings at your Christmas Dinner Table.

Jenny

STAMPIN’ UP! CHRISTMAS GIFT CARDS!

How is the Christmas shopping going?  Are you stuck for ideas for some special people OR are others unsure what to get you?? Maybe a Stampin’ Up! Gift Card is the answer. Saves joining in the crazy Christmas traffic and the crowds.

If you are local there is still time to grab one from me OR you can contact me and I will email one to you if you are not in the area.  Posting by snail mail this week it may not arrive in time. 🙂

Here they are nicely decorated and ready to go for you.  Just choose the amount.

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Now this will be a great idea for perhaps a partner or family member to get you.  You know saves them the worry thinking about what to get.  We need to help them out. 😉

Contact me ASAP though.

Jenny

TEAM CHRISTMAS PARTY!

Wednesday night was the last Team meeting of the year with a Christmas Party.  This is the larger Inky Fingers Team I am in with Vanessa Webb.  We are a funny bunch! 😉

Each month we get to share swaps although not everyone gets around to it.  (I know I don’t!) I think being the last meeting and our Christmas party most people made a special effort.

These are the tags I made for a swap.  I was pressed for time for anything too complicated. They are based on some tags I made recently and shared here.  These use the ‘Holly Jolly Greetings’ set and some scraps of the Candy Cane Lane DSP.  So quick to make. 🙂

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These are most of the swaps I received in return.

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What a fantastic selection of cards and little treat holders. (Oops! I forgot your gift bag Katie!). Look at that gorgeous Dragonfly card given to me by Vanessa.  That’s a beautiful stamps and dies set coming out soon. 😉

Here are some of the crazy Inky Fingers Team.  It is a very creative bunch of people.

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I have to show you the little make and take we made.  I have been wanting to make one of these for ages but haven’t had a chance to.  Barbara surprised us all in getting us to make it.  So cute! Just the size for a little Ferrero Chocolate or a Lindt ball.  Something nice to add to a table setting or as a simple gift.

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Thanks for visiting.  How are your Christmas celebrations going?  It has been a little crazy this end.  I think we are now at the end of the end of year activities and presentations, classes have finished and cards have been sent out.  Still to put up the tree and finish shopping.  I feel it is never going to end!  Never mind.  We still have a week.  🙂

Have a wonderful day and stay sane,

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HOLLY JOLLY LAYERS CHRISTMAS!

Some quick cards using the Holly Jolly Layers stamp set (which is a Hostess set from the Holiday Catalogue).  I made them a few weeks ago and used one of the versions for a Stamp-A-Stack.

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I kept the layout the same on both and used different stamps in the set. On both of the cards the base is Real Red. Then a Crumb Cake mat on which I stamped the string of lights down the bottom in Crumb Cake. The piece was then run through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Once adhered to the card base I added a strip of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.

TO STAMP THE IMAGES.

For the card on the Left: I stamped the greeting in Real Red and cut the piece with the Layering Squares Framelits.  A larger square in Chocolate Chip was cut with the next size up square in the Framelits and then a Scallop Square from the Layering Squares was cut from Real Red Glimmer Paper. They were all adhered together and then raised off the base card with Dimensionals.

For the card on the Right: I stamped the circle greeting in Real Red and cut this out with  a Scallop Framelit from the Layering Circles Framelits.  After cleaning the stamp then ink it up with Garden Green BUT BEFORE stamping use your Blender Pen to wipe off the “berries”in the centre of the holly.  This is done by wiping off the ink on the stamp and then wiping the tip of the Blender pen on to scrap paper to take off excess ink. It might take a couple of goes. Once it is clean you can use your Real Red Marker to colour in the berries.   THEN, you can stamp the image on to Whisper White card and cut it out with (I think) the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. (Just check the size.  It could have been the 1 3/8” Circle punch.  It was some time ago that I made it).

These pieces were then adhered together with Dimensionals in between and then using Dimensionals to raise it up off the card.

Hope all your plans are coming together for Christmas.

See you again soon,

Jenny

JOYFUL NATIVITY IN CHERRY COBBLER!

I made this card a couple of months ago and can’t believe I haven’t shown you.  With all the excitement of the Holiday Catalogue it is easy to forget the great Christmas sets we have in the Annual Catalogue.  This card uses the set ‘Joyful Nativity’ which is just lovely.

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The card base is Cherry Cobbler.  I used retired white Paper Doilies on this one as I was waiting on the new ones to arrive at the time.  The sentiment is cut with the Project Life Framelits.

I thought the small images were just the size for smaller squares.  I considered layering them on to some Gold Foil scallop mats but I went for White card in the end.  I am sure Gold would look very classy!  These squares were cut with the Layering Squares Framelits but wouldn’t they look nice with the Stitched Shapes Framelits?

Here is the set if you have missed it.  It is on p 35 of the Annual Catalogue and is $30AUS (Photopolymer).

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Christmas is getting way too close don’t you think?? But hey! I still have 2 weeks to shop and wrap and get Christmas cards written and mailed out and put up the tree… All good! 🙂  In all the frantic busyness let’s not lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas celebrating the birth of this baby that would change the world.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

IT’S A SHINY CHRISTMAS!

Our next class is all shiny – Silver, Gold and Copper!

It will be our last class for the year.

Let’s celebrate the year by making some special ‘Christmas cards’ with lots of fun and Christmas cheer.  Let’s make it “shine”.

WHEN: Saturday 3rd December at 2pm.
We will make one of each of these “shiny” cards.

COST: $25 – $5 discount with own adhesives.

Please RSVP by Thursday 1st December