cards, Stampin' Up!


This was a a fun card I made a couple of weeks ago at our stamping weekend – and using ‘Sprinkles of Life’. ¬†I couldn’t wait to show you it.


Do you like lots of scoops on your ice-cream?? ūüôā

How about some more!


Hehe!! The card lifts up. Look at all those colourful ice-cream scoops. ¬†I don’t really know what you call this type of fold – Fold out top card??? I found the idea for it on Pinterest and thought the ‘Sprinkles of Life’ set would be great for this.

It is very simple to make. ¬†Cut your sheet of card in half vertically and score in half and then on one side¬†score in half again. ¬†Then fold on the score lines so a “v” shape is at the top – if that makes sense. I hope I have explained it clearly. Then you can decorate the card how you like. ¬†When assembling the card I didn’t really know how many “scoops” I would need and how many colours so I just kept adding to it. ¬†I layed them all out without sticking them down and rearranged them several times. ¬†I didn’t want to have 2 of the same colour when you fold it up. Once I had that sorted it gently slid¬†them off the card and stamped around the edge with the “sprinkles” and then adhered each scoop¬†on top of¬†the icecream cone.

Of course we had to have the bling. ¬†I used Dazzling Diamonds with 2 way glue on each scoop. What a sparkly mess that was! ¬†The sentiments were stamped and then cut with the ‘Lots of Labels’ Framelits. I added a Dazzling Diamond label underneath each of the sentiment labels. Then finished it off with adhesive rhinestones.

You could try this type of card with lots of different images.  See how you go.

Have a great day,





Last Friday’s class we celebrated the awesome Sale-A-Bration Catalogue¬† and Summer Mini Catalogue that has just ended, and we welcomed in the Autumn Mini Catalogue that began today.¬† Below is the card we created with lots of goodies from the new Mini.¬† Notice the stamp set, the pleated satin ribbon (just gorgeous and so much easier than pleating your own!!!)¬† and the edgelits for the Big Shot.

I cased this card from Allison here.  I changed the colours slightly.  Here is a close-up of the flower.

See the sparkle???¬† On the card that Allison created she used the Adhesive sheets with the Big Shot to adhere her Dazzling Diamonds.¬† On the card above I used a mixture of Heat and Stick and Dazzling Diamonds.¬† I have a tutorial for this technique here.¬† I first stamped the flower and then punched it out and then applied the Dazzling Diamonds as in the tutorial.¬† After this was¬†done I adhered it to the base card with¬†dimensionals¬† and then stamped the centre of the flower in Baja Breeze and this was punched out with the 1″ circle punch.¬† I added an Adhesive pearl¬†for some elegance.

If you would like to see some more projects from the Autumn Mini Catalogue why not join in on the ESAD Blog Hop.¬† You can start here at Tanya’s blog.¬† There are 25 blogs showcasing some awesome projects.¬† I was very impressed!

Stay tuned for some more projects with products from this Mini Catalogue.  I have been busy creating!

You can view the Mini by clicking on the link in the right hand column.¬† If you would like me to send one out to you in the mail then drop me an email.¬† They always make good bed-time reading don’t they??

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny x

cards, Techniques, Tutorials


This post has been a while in the making.¬† I¬†can explain and you might understand!!¬† A couple of weeks ago I had my ‘Christmas Bling Class’ and we did some fun cards¬†using bling in different ways.¬† Christmas is a great time to go overboard with the ‘bling’.¬† I might show you some of the cards we did later, but this particular card got some attention.¬† This is a card I had as a sample but everyone wanted to know how I did it.¬† As time is running out to fit in another class, I promised them all I would do a tutorial on my blog AND now you can all benefit too.¬† So, finally here it is.¬† Now what has taken so long is that I needed to recreate the card to get some step-by-step photos.¬† Well, as what normally happens, it just wasn’t coming together right.¬† So I have had to redo the card AGAIN.¬† So ladies, I hope you appreciate this ūüėČ

This is the original card. It is hard to see the sparkle in this photo but the whole tree panel is all sparkly!  Read on to find out more.

This glitter panel is created with Heat and Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds.  This really adds an impact РI think!  I am going to outline how to do this technique if you are not familiar with this.   Now I am a bit of a lazy stamper so I will also let you know a cheat step at the end.

Before you start here are some helpful tips:

Make sure you have a sticky versamark pad.  It really makes a difference.  That was where I went wrong when I first recreated this card.  I realised I was using an old Versamark pad and it was a bit dry.  Also, have your powder and Dazzling Diamonds ready to go so you can apply them straight away.

So, here you go:


You will need:  Your stamped image, A versamark stamp pad, Heat and Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Heat tool.

1. Swipe your card firmly with your stamped image with the Versamark Pad.¬† Be careful to just touch the sides of your card with your fingers so you don’t wipe off any versamark from the card.

2. Pour over your Heat and Stick.  Yes, you want a good coverage!

Tip off the excess and tip the extra back into your container.  Heat the Heat and Stick with the Heating Tool to melt the powder.

3. While the Heat and Stick is still hot and melted pour over your Dazzling Diamonds.

Pour off the excess back into the container and Heat set again with the Heat Tool.

4.  The glittery panel is done.


Sometimes I cheat a bit to save time.  You can combine the Heat and Stick and Dazzling Diamonds in a container about equal amounts.  After you swipe your card with versamark then tip the mix over your card and heat it all in one go.  It does work although it may not be as sparkly!

And so for the finished card:

Psst! See the dark green behind the card.¬† That is my wall in my craft room.¬† It is a bit darker than in real life.¬†¬†I have just taken photos of my craft room when I tidied up recently so I am going to post those soon.¬† We all like to spy on other stamping areas don’t we? So stay tuned for those very soon!

Anyway, here is a close up of the finished card.

Oooh! Sparkly!!!!

Now it is your turn.¬† Why not have a go at this technique yourself.¬† Send me a photo of your card.¬† I might show them off here.¬† I look forward to seeing them.¬† Maybe I will have to dig up some blog candy!! ūüôā

See you soon,

Jenny x

cards, Challenges, Tutorials


I’ve been a bad blogger this week!¬† Sorry about that.¬† I have been very busy creating, but they are for upcoming classes so I can’t show you them yet.¬† I just realised though that I hadn’t shown you this card.¬† On our team forum we had a challenge last month.¬† To make a card with purple, blue and green AND to have butterflies and bling!¬† How to combine all that on a card????

I wasn’t sure where to start.¬† I had borrowed the “Priceless” set and wanted to use that, and¬†I have been wanting to try a triple panel card too. So, I¬†played around with that.

Here is a close up of the BLING!!

I used Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace and Certainly Celery.¬† I don’t usually use¬†the Soft Subtles colours but I liked these together.

Stamps: Priceless, Best Wishes and More.

Card: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace, Whisper White.

Ink:  Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery,  Lavender Lace. (Ink pad and markers).

Other: Corner Rounder Punch, 1 1/4″ square punch (notches on the end of the text), 2 way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Sponge, mounting tape, Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon.

Here are the dimensions for the panels so you can make one up yourself.¬† I apologise in advance for the “exactness” of the measurements.¬† I like to have a 2mm border around my card edges, so working down from the base card it can get a bit “precise”.¬† You change it to how you like.

Base Card: 29.6cmx10.5cm   (Australian standard card size), scored at 14.8cm.   (Lavender Lace)

Mat: 14.4cmx10.1cm    (Bashful Blue)

2nd Mat: 14cmx9.7cm (Certainly Celery)

Panel Card: 13.2cmx9.3cm (Whisper White).  Stamp image first before cutting.  Cut card at 4.4cm and 8.8cm.

Got all that!!!¬† Why don’t you try one yourself! I’m off to do more creating.¬†

Don’t forget to get your¬†FREE stamps for Sale-A-Bration.¬†You have until the end of March to place an order for $100 and then choose your Sale-A-Bration set.¬† Easy as that!¬† Now is the good time to stock up on your inkpads and cardstock.¬† If you don’t have your own Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator then you can email me your order and I can have it sent directly to you anywhere in Australia.¬† You can click on the link in the right hand side bar to check out the catalogues.

Happy Stamping!! ūüôā



As promised here are the other cards from my Christmas Card Buffet.

Card 3.


This was the most popular card of the day. The baubles were stamped first on the card in More Mustard and then on scrap Whisper White card in Ruby Red.  These ones were cut out and mounted over the More Mustard baubles.  I added some 2 way glue on the intersecting points on the baubles and sprinkled over some Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  Gotta love bling for Christmas!!!!

Card 4


I added the 2 way glue and dazzling diamonds on the stars on top of the trees but you just can’t see that in the photo.

Card 5


This one I stamped the “Jingle all the Way” on the Whisper White in Real Red and then again on scrap Whisper White.¬† I cut the bell out and mounted it on with mounting tape, adding some more bling.¬† It’s a shame you can’t see the sparkle on these cards!!!¬†

Here is the recipes for them all:

  All measurements are in centimetres.

BASE Night of Navy Night of Navy Ruby Red Ruby Red Kraft
OTHER Baja Breeze 8×10.5Rose Red 10.5×6.2+ scrap piece

W/White 10.1×5.8

Baja Breeze 8×10.5¬† Rose Red 10.5×3.1+10.5×1 +scrap

+ W/White scrap

Old Olive 14.4×10.1W/White 14×9.7+ large scrap piece Old Olive 14.4×10.1W/White 14×8.2 Real Red 10×7.5W/White 7×5.5+ scrap
INK Baja BreezeNight of Navy

Rose Red

Night of NavyRose Red Old OliveMore Mustard

Ruby Red

Old OliveMore Mustard

Ruby Red

Creamy CaramelReal Red
STAMPS Schoolbook Serif AlphabetSeeing Spots

So Swirly wheel

Tree TrimmingsBest Yet Baroque MotifsShort and Sweet

Christmas Classics (bauble)

Christmas Classics (tree and Greeting) Christmas Classics(Jingle all the Way, holly leaf)
OTHER 1 1/4‚ÄĚ circle punchmounting tape


Nt of Navy Grosgrain ribbon

Scallop Border PunchWide Oval punch

Scallop Circle Punch

 White Gel Pen

 Mounting Tape

 2 way Glue Pen

 Dazzling Diamonds.

Mounting Tape


2 way Glue Pen

Dazzling Diamonds

Eyelet Border Punch2 way Glue Pen

Dazzling Diamonds

Spiral PunchCorner Rounder Punch

Striped Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon 


 mounting tape

2 way Glue Pen

 Dazzling Diamonds

So, Card 3 was the most popular.¬† Nearly everyone preferred the traditional red and green.¬† So, what do you think?¬† Leave a comment as to which one you think is the best.¬† I’d be interested to know.

I’ll be back soon with some more creating!! In the meantime, Happy Stamping!!!!



Well, It’s only taken a week to get back here!!! Sorry about that!¬† Life is a whirlwind at the moment – and it’s only going to get busier over the next few weeks.¬† But I did say I would show you the cards we did at my Christmas Card Buffet.¬† It was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed it –¬†I think??

There were 5 different cards and everyone could make a number of the cards they wanted.¬† When designing the cards they needed to be simple so everyone could make them without me demonstrating.¬† They needed to be quick to do, for people to make multiples of them. And, I needed to design them so each of them used different stamps so there was no doubling up of stamps.¬† I designed them so that cards 1 and 2 used similar size pieces and cards¬†3 and 4¬†used similar sized pieces.¬†¬†That¬†helped in cutting on the day for when people ordered the cards they chose to make.¬† I didn’t want to have too much cut in advance so that there wouldn’t be a lot left over.¬† These cards were inspired by many cards I have seen recently.¬† I have put various parts of these into creating these cards.

So, here is Card 1 and Card 2.



After I have shown you all the cards I will give you the card recipes.  (To make your life easier!!!)

I will be back very soon, so come back and see the other cards.

Enjoy your day ūüôā



cards, Workshops


Sorry I have been MIA in the last week. It has been such a busy week, but I have something to show you!!!!
I had a workshop on Saturday. My lovely hostess wanted me to use the Baroque set. Since she had seen a number of different ways I needed to come up with something else that she hadn’t seen yet. I agonised over the card for the make N take (as I do all of them might I add!!). This is what I showed.


It was similar card to one I had shown in an earlier post with the Baroque Gift box and cards.  I turned this one the other way and changed the colours.  It was a simple card really but everyone liked it.  The flower was Rock and Rolled in Certain Celery and then Choc Chip on scrap cardstock.  It was cut out and then raised on dimensionals.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Short and Sweet.

Card: Choc Chip, Certain Celery, Very Vanilla.

Ink: Choc Chip, Certain Celery.

Other: Dimensionals, Scallop Border Punch.

On your blog hopping you might have read about Stepping Up your cards.¬† I took this card and stepped it up.¬† I added some Dazzling Diamonds in the centre of the Rock and Rolled flower (although you probably can’t see that!!).¬† I added some Choc Chip Grosgrain ribbon¬†and stamped the greeting on scrap card. Then I punched it out with the word window punch.¬†

I then made the card again in a different colour combo.  This time in Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie.  So what do you think?  Which colour do you like best?


In my creating last week I made another card using the Baroque Motifs set. 


¬†This is a small 10cmx10cm card.¬† I stamped the swirls,¬†the small flower and the word ‘cherish’ in versamark¬† and then did some Poppin’ Pastels with the sponge daubers and pastels.¬† I love this technique.¬† It has to be one of my favourites I think.¬† It reminds me of the magic picture books you had and you rubbed over them and the picture appears.¬† It is such a WOW technique!¬†

On scrap card I stamped the small flower¬†in versamark again and¬†added some pastels.¬† I cut it out and mounted it with dimensionals.¬†¬†The centre is a¬†rhinestone.¬†¬†I discovered you could pull apart the brad and take out the rhinestone when¬†I¬†was visiting Andrea’s blog the¬†other day.¬†¬†¬†

So there you have it.¬† Am I forgiven now for not posting all week!!! I hope to have some more creations to show you soon.¬† Why not try a card and then step it up, or try the poppin’ pastels.¬† Email me your creations and I can post¬†some here.¬†

Thanks for looking!! Stop by again soon.


A Late Challenge!!

A few weeks ago Makeesha¬†set a colour challenge.¬† The colours were Rose Red, Regal Rose and Sage Shadow.¬† You can check it out here. I wanted to use Garden Whimsy and use embossing some way.¬† Anyway, here’s the result.¬† I rock and rolled the butterfly in regal rose and then rose red.¬† For the flower I inked the stem in sage shadow and the flower top in regal rose.¬† I inked the edge of the flower with the rose red marker.¬† This was stamped on whisper white¬† and matted onto sage shadow card.¬† The patterned paper is from the Crew Kids Girl Scrapping Kit.¬† I scalloped the sage card strip.¬†¬† I paper pierced the corners of the rose red card base.¬†¬† To create the glittery finish, I swiped the stamped cardstock with the versamark.¬† You need to make sure there is good coverage.¬† I sprinked over the Heat and Stick powder and heated it with the Heat Tool.¬† Then I sprinked¬†over the Dazzling Diamonds and heated it again.¬† I was¬†quite pleased with the bling finish.


Here is a close up of the Sparkle!!


It was quite fun to do and I’ll have to try it out again sometime.