To celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Birthday they are having a 15% off sale ONLY FOR 24 HOURS.

There are so many to mention.  You WILL want to check it out.

My favourite, OK I have a few favourites:

Vertical Greetings (I love that the sentiments on these are vertical for a different option for your cards), One For All (with the funky Happy Birthday and the whimsical girl on a bike), One Wild Ride (For the boys – you need this cool set),  Swirly Frames (add a frame to your images or your sentiments for a fun effect).  Do you get the idea – there are lots you will want. 🙂

Check the list out Here ->  FLYER_BirthdayStampSale_SP (Click on the red text on that page for the flyer)

You will be able to view the full list with images tomorrow (Tuesday) on my website.  Check in ->HERE then.

Here is a taste of some of the sets. 


**(Please order by 9pm so I can finalise all the orders in time).

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Thank you in advance for your orders and I do send out a card and a little something to thank you for your orders so watch the mail. 🙂


A couple of weeks ago for my Week 1 of 12 Weeks of Christmas I showed how quickly your Christmas cards can be made using the lovely Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!. (Head back a few posts if you missed it).

Today I have another Christmas card for you using Designer Series Paper.  This one uses the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.

The sentiment from the Farmhouse Christmas set is stamped in Old Olive on Granny Apple Green and cut with one of the Layering Circles Framelits.  It was stamped again in Real Red on white and cut with the Stitched sentiment label die in the Farmhouse Framelits dies.  Before they were raised up off the card I added a couple of leaves punched from the Sprig Punch from Real Red and vellum.  I finished the sentiment off with a double bow from Linen Thread.  The base card is Old Olive and the Real Red.  I have to say the colour in the paper is actually Cherry Cobbler but it worked with red.  I don’t know why I used that but I think because I was making the other card that I had shared at the same time and just used the same colours.  I have to say you don’t notice it though.

So there is another quick Christmas card for your collection.

Thanks for stopping by,



Wednesday’s come around so quickly but I love sharing little tips and videos with you on Wednesday’s.  Do you like them?

Today’s Wednesday’s WOW! #42 is what I hope will be a helpful little chart.  Which Ink and which paper to use when you are colouring.  I often get asked this question in classes so maybe you are wondering too.

I think the chart is self-explanatory but it goes through different colouring mediums – the Aquapainter or Blender Pens with the Inkpads,  Watercolour Pencils and Stampin’ Blends and which ink and paper to use with these.  It really makes a difference to the finished result with what you use.  Next time you come to watercolour I hope that you find this useful to refer to.

Hope that is helpful.



With a long weekend last weekend I had a little extra time.  So I got to play along with this week’s Colour Inkspirations Challenge #42.

Here are the colours. How pretty!

This is the card I came up with.  I have to say I took note of the colours and then went and made the card.  Afterwards I realised it was Copper Foil not just Copper. Just as well I added the Copper Foil mat at the end. Phew!  This was the card I was showing in yesterday’s Wednesday’s WOW! video too with showing how to apply the Copper.

As I showed in the video I swiped some Copper Shimmer with a Sponge Dauber across the Mint Macaron card mat that I had embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.  On the white card I stamped the leafy spray from Wishing You Well in Mint Macaron and added some “dots” from the Timeless Textures set.   For the bow I daubered over some Copper Shimmer and then hand-cut it out.  This was raised up with Dimensionals.  I adhered the white card to the Copper Foil mat.  (TIP: to save your foil cut a square out from the centre to use on a different project.  You don’t notice it under the card piece).

For the sentiment I heat embossed that with white Embossing Powder on black card and it was cut with the small banner in the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Of course more copper with some Copper Thread loops under the banner.  Lots of Copper on this card.  To finish I added a Mint pearl from the Artisan Pearls. 

Thanks for visiting today,




If you are a Wollongong local then this coming Saturday let’s get together with a fun Crafternoon Tea as we celebrate World Cardmaking Day. 

There will be creating and laughs and fun – and a few surprises along the way. 🙂

WHEN: Saturday 6th October at 2pm
In my studio in East Corrimal

COST: $15  (extra $5 to use my adhesives).

BYO: Scissors and adhesives.

PLEASE RSVP: Thursday 4th October.  Places are limited so be quick.

I look forward to seeing you there.  



To celebrate all week Stampin’ Up! have announced some select products at 10% off. 

These are just some of the reduced products.  Check the full list below

OR see them in store now -> HERE.

148266 Notes of Kindness Card Kit  $61.00  = $54.90
145466 Soft Sayings Card Kit $61.00 = $54.90
146388 Lots of Happy Card Kit $61.00 = $54.90
146857 Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit  $31.00 = $27.90
146582 Ready to Layer Photopolymer  $30.00 = $27.00
147464 Around the Corner Photopolymer  $28.00 = $25.20
145785 Petal Palette Wood  $82.00 =  $73.80
145788 Petal Palette Clear  $61.00 =  $54.90
146513 P.SYou’re the Best Wood $49.00 = $44.10
146516 P.S. You’re the Best Clear $35.00 = $31.50
146780 Calligraphy Essentials Wood-Mount  $47.00 =  $42.30
146783 Calligraphy Essentials Clear-Mount $33.00 =  $29.70
144239 12×12 Very Vanilla Cardstock  $13.50 =  $12.15
124302 12×12 Whisper White Cardstock  $13.50 = $12.15
144236 Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes $11.25 =  $10.13
131527 Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes  $11.25 =  $10.13
145583 Whisper White Narrow Note Cards And Envelopes $14.00 = $12.60
146911 Delightfully Detailed Note Cards And Envelopes  $16.50 = $14.85
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals  $6.00=  $5.40
144108 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals  $6.00 = $5.40
141825 Foam Adhesive Strips  $6.00 = $5.40
138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive  $14.00 = $12.60


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Order Online -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code this week: SGXSEFMS

Be sure to not mark your online Orders Anonymous as I won’t be able to send you a Thank You Gift. 😦

Thanks in advance,



Until 31st December there is the option for the Ready, Set, Starter Kit.  All ready to go with set products PLUS a $50 credit voucher to use in the first month, Plus a Stampin’ Up! apron and a collapsible bin.  All this for $169.

Here is what you will receive.

NB: -There is still the customizable Starter Kit available to create your own choice but this doesn’t include the additional options.

      – The Ready, Set, Starter Kit is only available in the South Pacific Market.


–  You will get a minimum 20% off all your orders once you join.
– See the products before anyone else sees them or has access to them.
– Access to a quarterly Stampin’ Up! magazine full of inspiration.
– Access to an exclusive Demonstrator Facebook group and website.
– Opportunity to attend Demonstrator only events.
– You will have me to support you whether you choose to build a business or enjoy your hobby and get the discount all the way.

** I need to know more ->  Email me at
** I am ready to go NOW -> Head straight HERE to my Website.

I look forward to welcoming you to my JEN’s INK Team.


This is another card from our Shoebox Swap a few weeks ago.  This is using the Feathers and Frost stamp set from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.  I don’t have this set as yet so it was good to create with it. This was created by Roz in our Inky Fingers team.

The Real Red card is embossed with the Tufted Embossing Folder.  The wreath was stamped in Shaded Spruce and then watercoloured with the Real Red and the Shaded Spruce inkpad and the Aquapainter.  The Shaded Spruce square card was embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder.  On my card I stamped the bird separately on white card in Soft Suede and then coloured it with the Aquapainter.  I cut that with scissors and raised it up. To finish I added some Real Red Solid RIbbon.

It’s a lovely Christmas-sy Card don’t you think? Thanks Roz. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,



Christmas for us here is warm – well often hot, so we don’t think of snow let alone blizzards.  So while the weather is a little cooler for us at the moment as Spring warms up I thought for Wednesday’s WOW! #41 we would look at the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle.  I think it is a lovely one.

You can find this on page 39 of the Holiday Catalogue.  It has some sweet images and I really love the Blizzard Thinlits Die.  This is a one piece die and is very versatile.  With the Die you can create a background by cutting the die on a single piece of card, Or use it as a mask to sponge over.  Why not use the individual snowflakes to add to a card?  Here are some samples for you.

For these ones the snowflakes are diecut and adhered to the card.  Check the gold ones out that have been daubered with Gold Shimmer.

Look closely at the Mint Macaron strip on the bag.  The Blizzard Thinlits die were dry embossed on to the card using the Embossing Mat.  This is a very cool effect.

Here are some more Beautiful Blizzard samples from Stampin’ Up! artists.  Very pretty ways of using the stamps and dies too.

This is the lovely Beautiful Blizzards Bundle.

If you want to see a video on working with this bundle check the Youtube video below.  It shows some great ways to use it including how they have made the cards shown above.

You can order this in my store now -> HERE.  Clear Mount is $80.  Wood Mount is $92.50. Please use the Host Code:  SGXSEFMS   Thank You and be sure not to mark your online order anonymous or I can’t send you your Thank You Gift. 🙂  You can order directly from me too if you prefer by emailing me or dropping me a comment and I will contact you with the details.

I don’t want to wish you a Blizzard for Christmas.  That would not be fun.  I do hope it is filled with the Beautiful Blizzard though. 🙂



Since I am sharing cards with the Wishing You Well set lately I thought I should show you this one.  This card was one of the cards we made at my Holiday Catalogue Launch a few weeks ago.  Everyone liked making this card even though it is fairly simple.  We made this on the weekend at a private class too.  They all liked it there also. 🙂  (BTW: If you can’t make a class you can book a Private class with me with a couple of friends. They are always a fun time).

The layout is based on the Freshly Made Sketches #352 – you can see that here. 

There was the option to stamp the bow on scrap white paper and cut it out (no Framelits or punch for that sorry!).  This was raised up with Dimensionals and that looked good too. The strip of paper is from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment stamped on Crushed Curry was cut with the Bunch of Banners Framelits and we trimmed off one of the ends of the banner. We added a few loops of Silver Thread behind it.  To add some colour to the white space the “dots” from Timeless Textures was stamped in several places in Mint Macaron.

I made another similar card to this in Christmas colours.  Check that out in tomorrow’s post.

Thanks for stopping by today,