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Today I have a number of great FREE resources for you that I hope might help you in your creating. I mentioned it in this week’s video.

So help yourself.

Head to the link I have shared and download them to your computer ready for you to refer to often. Or you can PIN these images to Pinterest for later.

2021-2023 Incolor Comparison Chart

See how the new 2021 Incolors compare with other current colours.

Check them out -> HERE.

Colour Co-ordination Charts

A great resource to help you with some colour co-ordinating when you create your next project. Head -> HERE

Paper, Ink, Marker Chart

They are available for all the colour Collections. Print the chart off and mark off the colours you have so you can keep a track of what you have. It’s a great way to see them at a glance having the chart.

Head -> HERE.

Project Tutorials

I have a large number of Projects and Techniques on this blog for you to access. Many you will find under the tab at the top of the page under ‘Free Tutorials’. Some I have still to update so also click on the TAG in the right hand column of Techniques or 3D or Fun Folds. Whatever you would like to see.

Blog and Newsletter

Don’t forget to subscribe or follow along on my blog here to be updated when I post.


And also Subscribe to my newsletter list to receive a project tutorial each week to help inspire you in your creating.

Facebook crafting group

Come and join my ‘A Stamping Journey’ Facebook group where we share what we have been doing and occasionally have a challenge. Head -> HERE.

Happy creating now with lots of colour inspiration,



In Australia? Shop in my store 24/7 -> HERE

or Contact me directly on 0439 844574

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I think one of my new favourite bundles is the Flowers of Friendship. And to think I dismissed it several times going through the catalogue!

It is such a sweet set and I love the versatility of the punch. For this card though I have just used the stamp and coloured it with the Stampin’ Blends.

The paper strip is from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper. Add a little twine and a little pearl to finish. It’s just a sweet card.

To Shop for the sweet Flowers of Friendship or other of the beautiful products head to my store now -> HERE. (Australian residents only). Please use the host code: R3RKJZNW

OR contact me directly on 0439 844574

Don’t forget the Last Chance items that are leaving VERY SOON. There are some amazing discounts.

Have a great day,


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What more do you need really when you make a card? Some pretty paper and a sentiment.

The paper from the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper with lots of fluttering dragonflies makes for a very quick card. I added some strips of the striped paper behind it for added contrast. Just use strips too. Don’t use a whole piece of the paper behind it as it is wasted.

I added some loops of the Midnight Muse Twine behind the sentiment with a small punched Bumblebee dragonfly.

The Dandy Garden paper is retiring and leaving VERY SOON. It is reduced too. 🙂

Grab it in my store now -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: R3RKJZNW

Or contact me directly on 0439 844574

Happy Stamping,


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The 2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue begins on May 4th. I’m so excited to share all these wonderful new products coming.


What’s that??

It’s all the Cute, the Colours and a fun time Crafting.

Early Bird Registration ends this Friday so be sure to reserve your seat and save $5.

It’s going to be such a great time together. A time for you to escape.

If you are local come and join in the fun of my Catalogue Kick-Off. If you are too far or can’t make the time you can still take part.

Be sure to reserve your place ASAP.

Friday 7th May 10am
Friday 7th May 7pm
OR Saturday 8th May 2pm

All in my Studio in East Corrimal.

Can’t make it?

Still register and your card kit and some fun goodies will be mailed out to you to create your own projects later.

Early Bird reply by 30th April $15
After that until Wednesday 5th $20

Wednesday 5th  By reply email at jghayward@yahoo.com or text on 0439 844574

Let me know soon.


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Wednesday’s WOW! #121. Sharing a tip for you on masking your sentiment area. This creates an “edge” for your surrounding stamping and creates a white space for your sentiment that helps it stand out without even raising it on a separate punch or diecut. It creates such a cool effect.

We created this card in my Retiring Class last week. I love the Beautiful Friendship stamp set and I’m so sad it is leaving. This card is not my original idea. I saw it on Pinterest by Nancy Ferb.

I have used the Mango Melody for the card base and Terracotta Tile for the card mat.

You create the mask for your sentiment area by adding a Sticky Note on the white card. I have shown it below. You can place it anywhere you like. Then stamp around the Sticky Note. When you are done remove it and then you have a “block” area to add the sentiment.

Sadly this stamp set is no longer available. 😦 They go quick when they are retiring.

Don’t miss out on any other of the Retiring Items. Only 2 weeks left. Check it out -> HERE.

Check out the Clearance Rack too for some huge discounted items. See it -> HERE.

With your orders I’m sending out some of my Hand-made cards. I have lots to give away. That’s in addition to the other little gifts I send out.

Happy Stamping,


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Are you a Wollongong local? Come and join us at our fun Card Classes.

This week we are having our last play with some retiring products. I’m so sad about some of these going.

Check out the sneak peek of 2 cards We will be making 3 cards in total.

WHEN: Friday 16th 10am or Saturday 17th 2pm.

Can’t make it? Grab the Class by Mail.

Let me know by this Thursday.

COST: $20 or Free with an order over $35.

See you then. 

CLASS BY MAIL: $20 Includes all card kits and diecuts but no stamped images. You can substitute with what you have if you like. Also includes general instructions. Let me know by Thursday. 

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I have a lot of cards – and I mean A LOT. I have been sending many cards out over the past few months to lovely people BUT I still have A LOT! Get the idea. 🙂

So I am giving them away this month.

Every order will receive at least one card.

Under $50 receive 1 card

Over $50 receive 3 cards

Over $100 receive 8 cards

Over $150 receive 15 cards

The Retirement List for the current Annual Catalogue has been released and you could grab some great bargains in the Last Chance Sale.

TO ORDER: (Australian residents only)

Contact me directly on 0439 844574

OR Shop in my store -> HERE Please use the Host Code: 3VUEXM63

Happy Shopping,


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Have to share with you 2 of the projects we made at our Easter Class last week. Add a little bunny from the Wildly Happy stamp set and it works out just cute for Easter.

We made another gift box too which I might show at another time.

The bunnies were coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. The paper is from the Sale-A-Bration Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper Pack. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings set.

This long Gift box you can make for yourself. I found it HERE on Sarah’s Blog.

Happy Stamping,


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I love the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper but I will say some of the prints are quite “strong” can I say. What do you do when you have such a strong paper? You can use small strips which is what I do often or with this print with the Dandelions I used it as a background.

This was one of the cards we made in a recent Dragonfly class.

The white card was cut with one of the Stitched Rectangles Dies and the daisies stamped on the card. You can add a touch of colour on them too if you like. Some did in the class.

The dragonfly was stamped on white card and the “solid” stamp was stamped in Calypso Coral to add some colour. Before you add this piece and the Designer Series Paper piece to the white card base tie some Mossy Meadow trim around the paper.

If you are in the Wollongong area come and join in my classes. They are on each fortnight. But I always have the option by mail too. So no matter where you are in Australia you can take part.

Hope your weekend has some creating in it.


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This is one of the cards we made in today’s Butterfly Brilliance class.

This card really showcases many of the products in the Butterfly Brilliance Collection. The gorgeous Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and the details in the Butterfly Wings dies. You can see on the white card the embossed “hatching” lines created with one of the dies and the small white square has the “dots” background. They create really cool effects for your projects.

Have you got any of these products yet? They are so lovely. I’m sure you have butterfly dies BUT have you got those cool embossed type dies?

In Australia? You can find them -> HERE in my store. Please use the Host Code: 4WESFNXP.

OR you can contact me directly on 0439 844574.

AND don’t forget this month you can extend your Sale-A-Bration bonuses. Grab one of my extra stamps or papers when you order over $90.

Happy Stamping,