We have come to the last in my series of Craft Fairs now.  Today I am going to share with you the cards I made to sell.  You have to have cards to sell now don’t you????  Time was limited so I couldn’t spend too much time on them.  I had a number of Christmas cards from past classes so they were fine but I wanted some Different Occasions cards. I ordered a couple of packs of Notecards and Envelopes.  With only 5 days to go from when I received the order I knew they needed to be simple and quick so I kept them to one layer cards.  Well, I managed to create 40 cards in under 3 hours.  Here they are.  I have added full-size images so you can see them clearly.

I used the Butterfly Bigz die to cut some Butterflies from DSP.  Some I added some Pearls but others I just kept plain.  I added a sentiment with Black Staz On.  (I use Black Stazon as I find it stamps better than the Basic Black inkpad).


Using DSP I punched out some birds with the 2-step Bird Punch and added a sentiment at the bottom again.


I created some simple cards with ‘Timeless Talk’ and various sentiments.


I went all out with colour on these ones.  Here I have used the set ‘World Treasures’.  I inked up Peacock in Daffodil Delight and then sponged randomly with Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise. Each one of these turned out differently.  It’s funny how you got various colours when they mixed together.  You know what they say: Blue and Yellow make green!! These were my favourite cards.


Here is a close-up.


So there you are.  What has been your favourite project that I have showed you this week??  Maybe there are some great ideas for your next fair/market or even as gifts for a special occasion.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing them.  I am glad I have finally got to share them.  If you are after more ideas check this post out that I did some time ago for another fete/fair that I went to.

Now I can go back to sharing some projects I have been making with products from the new catalogues coming out NEXT WEEK!! I am so excited for these.

Come back and visit me soon,


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In today’s post  on Craft Fairs I thought I would show you some Gift Ideas that I made to sell.

Firstly, some little notebooks.  I found these at a local discount shop.  I was going to cover them but time was running out.  I think this was one week out to the Craft Fair! The notebooks had a plastic type plain cover so I decided just to stamp directly on them.  They are not as exciting as I could have done BUT ……


I used Black Staz On and stamped images from ‘Timeless Talk’.  They were simple but cute!

Next I made some Whiteboard Frames.  Another idea from my Internet travels.



For these, I just grabbed some photo frames and you can use whiteboard markers to write directly on the glass.  For the insert inside I used different pieces of DSP that I had.  I created the heading using MDS and printed this on Whisper White card.  I added a trim from card punched with the Scallop Border punch.  I cut some butterflies using the Butterfly Bigz die and and Beautiful Wings Embosslits and adhered them to the front.  They make really nice gifts in no time.

Some more projects tomorrow so come back and visit.


PS. One more Week to Sale-A-Bration and the new Occasions Catalogue starts.  I am mailing out the catalogues now. Drop me a message if you want them mailed out to you.



Recently I showed you a number of cards using the Butterfly Collection wheel.  With the Blog Hop last week I never got to show you another one I had made.  Here it is.  I have to say this card didn’t end up how I started but I think it is OK!


I was going for a shabby/vintage look.  I think I realised when I was making this that I just don’t do vintage all that well.   I used some of the gorgeous Venetian Romance DSP.  This is just beautiful paper.  This was layered on to a Pistachio Pudding card base.  Before adding the paper I adhered some Pistachio Pudding Ruffled ribbon under the Lace and wrapped it around the paper.  I cut a Labels  framelit from Pumpkin Pie and then embossed it with the stripes  Embossing Folder.  The Butterfly wheel was rolled over some Very Vanilla Card and then cut with the Butterfly Bigz Die. I layered a butterfly punched with the Elegant Butterfly punch and added a Clear button and a Whisper White twine bow.  The greeting flag was stamped from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set and cut with the Bitty Banners Die.  The end result was Ok.  Not sure if it is vintage enough though.  I love the softness of Pistachio Pudding.  I think it is my new favourite colour.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards with the Butterfly Collection Wheel.  If you missed the other cards  I have made with this wheel, then head back a couple of posts to catch them.

Thanks for visiting today,


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You can tell how far behind I am with blog posts with this project.  I created these before Christmas for some special people.  It has just taken some time to get them up here!   These are fridge magnets created with the Butterfly Bigz Die.

Here are just some of them.  I made various colour combinations.   I will show you a close-up of one.

I first cut a scallop circle with the Big Shot.  I stamped the swirl from ‘Elements of Style’ and sponged the edges.  The butterfly was cut with the Butterfly Bigz Die and then ran through the Big Shot again with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  I adhered this to the scallop circle.  I stamped on a greeting.  This one is from ‘Tiny Tags’.  I added co-ordinating ribbon and a mini calendar.  On the back I added a magnet.  These were fun to make – and give!!

Have a lovely weekend.  If you’re on the East Coast of Australia.  I hope you stay dry.  We have had a lot of rain and still a lot to come apparently!  Great weather to stay indoors and stamp. 🙂

Till next time,


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I created this card as the Make and Take for a workshop a couple of weeks ago. (Thanks again Deb).  I am only just getting around to showing you now!

This card was inspired by a card our team leader Ness had created.  I used the ‘Elements of Style’ swirl stamped in Lucky Limeade.  The greeting is from ‘Fabulous Phrases’.  I don’t know if there is a particular name for this technique.  I cut strips of the patterned paper from the Everyday Enchantment DSP, (love that paper!) and adhered these to a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock.  When they dried I cut them out using the Butterfly Bigz die and then embossed it using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  It just gives it a little more texture Embossing it.  After sponging the edges in Soft Suede, adding some organza ribbon and pearls (I did add 3 pearls to this later.  It is better balanced that way!!),   I then adhered the butterfly to the Very Vanila card.  I punched the edge with the Scallop Trim Border Punch and adhered this to a Calypso Coral card base.

While creating this one I made another one.

The butterfly was created the same way but using the largest Die.   I wanted to create this one vintage style.  On the vanilla card I stamped the flower image from ‘Elements of Style’ and then spritzed the card with Crumb Cake marker. Then I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  The dots are from ‘Create A Cupcake’.  I curled the top right corner over several times, distressing it so the card separated in 2.  This adds just a big more distressing.  The greeting is from ‘Fabulous Phrases’ and stamped in Lucky Limeade.

The Vanilla Card was adhered to a Soft Suede mat  and then Lucky Limeade base.  I added a bow from organza ribbon as well as a Lucky Limeade Brad to the butterfly and adhered it to the card front.

Thanks for looking,

Have a good week,

Jenny x



I am so far behind in my blogging.  To try and catch up a little I am going to hit you with a lot at once.  Apologies in advance for this 🙂  A couple of weeks ago I had a lovely time with my stamping buddy, Leonie N.  It was a great little overnight visit and we accomplished a lot in 24 hours.  It’s amazing what you can achieve when you don’t have interruptions like cooking dinner or picking kids up from school!!!

I thought I might spread these out over a few days but time is getting on.  I won’t be giving long descriptions on them, but really they are so simple.  I’m sure you can work them out.  After all, we worked them out even at unearthly hours in the morning!!  Who needs sleep when you can stamp!

Here you go!

This was a card inspired by a few similar I had seen around.  (Ok, well Leonie did it first then I CASED her!)

A Scallop circle card I created for a private class I did recently.  Stamp set is “Flower Fest”.

CASED from Kim here.  I love her style.

This card was CASED from Chris here.  I used the flower from “Language of Friendship”  This was stamped first and then ran through the Square Lattice EF.  Colours are Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive – always a nice combination!

CASED from Joanna here using “Just Believe”.  This was a set I haven’t used for a while.  It was good to give it a stamp up!

I CASED this from Leonie.  I wasn’t really taken with this set “Open Sea” from the Summer Mini but it is growing on me.  The DSP is Nautical Expedition also from the Mini.

Well that about covers most of the cards we did on our stamping day.  It was a fun time and I don’t think I have made so many cards at one time.

Thanks for looking.  See you again soon.

Jenny x