It has taken a little while to get back here.  It was great having a relaxing weekend over Easter.  Since then we have had one drama after another with our computer.  Don’t you just love this modern technology???  It’s great when it is working right.   We now have a new computer and all is good again!  I wanted to show you this card.  This was one of the first cards I created with all my new goodies from the Autumn Mini Catalogue.  I was playing around with the new Framelits.

I wanted to use the Framelits to create a frame and use my favourite set that I haven’t used in a while – Elements of Style.  I had to play around a little to get the embossed edge around the frame.   I have since found a tutorial on how to do this here.  (Check out the exploding purse while you are there – Must try that sometime!).  It is a bit hard to tell in the photo but I sprayed the Soft Suede frame with Champagne Shimmer Spray.  It gives it a nice sparkle  which is a shame you can’t see that here! I stamped the flowers in Soft Suede on to Very Vanilla and spritzed the card with the Soft Suede Marker.  The sentiment is from ‘Fabulous Phrases’ and was punched out with the Modern Label Punch.   I added some new Baja Breeze Pleated Satin ribbon.  Gotta love that.  So much easier than pleating it yourself!!

I hope to get back and show you some more creations using the new goodies.  Over Easter weekend I had fun dragging out some neglected stamps that I haven’t used in ages so I will show you those soon too.  It was so nice to play with some of these sets again.

See you again soon,

Jenny x

cards, Challenges, Stampin' Up!


Recently Stampin’ Up! held a competition among the Demonstrators in Australia and New Zealand to create a Wedding Invitation.  Unfortunately I didn’t win.  I was happy with the end result but really with all the embossing on this card I don’t think you would want to make 60-80+ invitations of these.  I thought I would show you mine anyway.

I have used Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White.  The swirls are from ‘Elements of Style’. All of the swirls are stamped in Cherry Cobbler and clear embossed. That takes a little time!!  Before I stamped them though I dry embossed an oval on the top part with the Designer Frames Embossing Folder.  The greeting is from ‘Sincere Salutations’.  This was Gold embossed on scrap Whisper White and punched out with the Extra Large Oval Punch.  I added a bow with the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.  See the curled ends on the ribbon??  I wrapped the ends around a pencil and misted them with a little water.  Then I gave them a short blast with the Heat Tool.

This card is created with the Double Dutch Fold.  I found that on Splitcoast Stampers here.  It is a really cool fold.  Here is a different photo with the flaps open.

Here is the card open.  On the inside I stamped the swirls in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White.   I made up a dummy invite for the competition.  I created this on the computer and then printed it out on Vellum.  This was attached at the top with Gold Brads.

I hope you like it.  I had a lot of fun creating it.

Before I go I wanted to say a HUGE Thank You to you all for your response and comments on my last post of the Tote Bag Tutorial.  I was so overwhelmed with the response.  Thanks so much.  I wanted to share this with you all –  my special blog readers.  I do hope you get to create one for yourself. If you haven’t seen it yet then just go back to the last post.

Till next time,

Jenny x

3D projects


Some time ago I came across this cute Christmas tree.  I finally had time recently to create it.

Here is the back of it.

You can find the original template to create your own here at Danielle’s blog.

For this one I stamped the Elements of Style swirl on to Very Vanilla and the base is Chocolate Chip.  See those coloured Rhinestones???  These are the Stampin’ Up! Clear Adhesive Rhinestones.  You can colour them with Permanent Markers.  How cool is that! I came across that trick in my blog travels recently. I can’t remember where now.  I had put the clear ones on but I think the coloured ones just set it off like lights on the Christmas tree.

The ‘Merry Christmas’ for the banner is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments”.  I am still debating on whether to put a star on top.  What do you think??

Now you can create your very own Christmas tree.  Have fun with them.  They are VERY easy!  Thanks for stopping by.  See you again soon,

Jenny x

cards, Personal Ramblings, Uncategorized


Just going to interrupt my regular programming of ‘Sail-Away’ cards for the moment. (Phew, you’re all breathing a sigh of relief there aren’t you!!!).  I had to show you these cards.  Today I had a family stamping day with some of my keen stamping family members.  I showed them the Emboss Resist Technique with ‘Elements of Style’.  Then they all made the card. They all did a fantastic job.  I thought you might like to see them.  I’m very impressed with them all.

This is the card I showed them.  (Sorry the photo is not too clear).

This was inspired by a card on Splitcoast Stampers (I think)  by Loni.  I couldn’t find it again on her blog.  To create the card.  I stamped the flowers from Element of Style in Baja Breeze on the Baja Breeze base card.  I cut out the top-note in Whisper White.  I clear embossed the swirls of Elements of Style and then sponged Baja Breeze ink over.  I gave it a little wipe with a tissue to shine it up.  I then stamped on the greeting in Night of Navy.  The bird was inked in Baja Breeze and then Rock and Rolled in Night of Navy.  I cut it out and raised it with dimensionals and added a little bling with the Rhinestones.

This one is my MIL’s.  She added the bling to the flower centres – a very nice touch!

This is my SIL’s.  She added extra sponging in Night of Navy around the edges giving it some added depth.

This is Carlie’s (DD 10 years old).  She did a fantastic job (and is hooked on embossing now – like them all!).

This is my Great Niece Jakayla (10 years old).  Another lovely creation.  The girls had lots of fun sponging the ink around.  Jakayla chose the ‘Love’ out of Tiny Tags set.

Last, but by no means least, is my niece Megan.  She changed the card all together and did a beautiful job.

She turned the card and stamped and embossed the bottom section of the Top Note.  I like the gradation of colour in the sponging from Night of Navy on the bottom and then lighter Baja Breeze above that.  The bird was stamped in Baja Breeze onto the white card and then again on scrap card in Night of Navy.  This was cut out and raised up off the card angling it slightly with the first stamped bird. This looks like a bird in flight.  The ‘for you’ was stamped in Night of Navy and an adhesive pearl added to the centre.

Thanks for indulging me showing these cards off.  It was a very creative day.  They all then created some great punch art characters and another card.

OK, I will be back to regular programming next time 🙂  Thanks for stopping by.

Jenny x

Challenges, Personal Ramblings


I can now show you some other creations from our “Claytons Convention” Weekend.  Over the weekend we had various challenges along with the Make and Takes we did.  In our “spare” time we CASED some cards too.  You do get a bit of spare time in the early hours of the morning and it is easier to copy someone else’s work then than think for yourself!!!

Here are some some other creations.

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I hope you have enjoyed these creations.  We did have such fun on our weekend.  It’s so great to have found special friends that share your passion.  I will show you some other creations that I have been busy on when I come back, so stop by again soon.  I do really appreciate your visits to my blog.  Please don’t be shy and say hello.  It’s nice to know I’m not talking to myself

Until next time, Happy stamping!

Love Jenny xx

3D projects, Punch Art, Uncategorized


I am just managing to get back here now.  I can’t believe where this past week has gone.  There has been so many ups and downs along the way. This weekend has been extremely busy too.  But, I am here now and can show you some of the creations from our stamping weekend last weekend.   It was amazing how much we created in 2 days.  (It does help when you stay up to the wee hours of the morning!!).

Since there were so many projects I am going to show you them in two posts.  I will put them in a slideshow for you.  (For those who subscribe to my blog, I don’t think it will come through as a slide show.  It will show the individual photos.  If you want to see the slide show just head over to my blog).  Today I will show you all the Make and Take projects we did that was shared by everyone there.  Next time I will show you all the challenge and CASE cards we did.

You can see my ‘Treat Box’ Make and Take in the previous post.

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It has been a lazy weekend here for us.  It has been wet and cold all weekend.  Winter is fast approaching I think.  It was just the weather for creating!!  I have to say, I have spent most of the weekend trying to finish a double page scrap page and it was just not happening!  It was getting very frustrating.  Sometimes you have to walk away and hope that inspiration hits.  It has to happen quickly though, I just don’t have a lot of time this week and it has to get done. 

Let me ask all you scrappers out there: What do you start with – the photos or the layout?????  Just leave a comment, I would be interested to know.  Maybe I should work with the photos and pick a layout that suits these and not try to fit the photos to a layout I have???

Anyway, I do have a card to show you.  This one I made at our stamping get together the other week.  Yes, and I am just getting around to showing you now!!  This was a sketch challenge based on a ‘Clean and Simple’ Sketch from some time ago – and we only had 1/2 hour to do it. 

I got to use my Beautiful Butterfly BIGZ Die.  I cut one from Perfect Plum and another from Vellum.  I sponged the plum butterfly and adhered the vellum butterfly to it and added 3 adhesive pearls.  I have embossed the Whisper White strip with the Vintage Wallpaper folder.  I’m thinking that should have been a bit narrower, but never mind now.  The swirl from ‘Elements of Style’ is stamped in Marina Mist onto the Marina Mist card.  The sentiment is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’.  I punched it out with the Modern Label Punch and sponged the edges.  I punched another 2 from Perfect Plum and  cut one end off from each and then off-set them under the White one.  I added some pearls to this too.   It just adds a touch of elegance!

With Easter upon us next week I hope to show you some Easter projects this week.  If I have time!  We are going away next weekend for a week and there is still so much to do! 

I hope you have time to create this week!

Jenny xx 

cards, Challenges


How excitement!!! I was just over at Jac-Inks Papercraft Challenge here to check out the new challenge this week and discovered I was a winner for last weeks challenge.  I can’t believe it!!  I don’t think I have won a challenge before. 

This was from their first challenge.  It was a colour challenge of Neutrals and 1 other colour.  This was my card I entered.

I used Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla with Baja Breeze.  I’m so excited!!!!

Head over to Jac-Inks blog here to check out all the other entries.  There are so many fantastic creations.  Why not have a go at the next challenge.  It’s a sketch challenge this week.  The great thing with these challenges is that you have 2 weeks to complete them.  I will have to see what I can come up with?????

Thanks for looking,

Jenny xx

cards, Challenges


I thought I would show you a card I created with some of the ‘remains’ from my last marathon card making effort.  I went for another vintage style card.  I came across a new challenge blog and thought I would give it a go.  The site is here at Jac-inks Papercraft challenges.  They have just started up so why not give them a go.  Their first challenge is a colour challenge with Neutrals plus 1 other colour.


 I salvaged one of the Crumb Cake bases I had discarded.  This had the swirl from ‘Elements of Style’ stamped in Crumb Cake.  On the Very Vanilla Card I stamped the ‘French Script’ in Crumb Cake and stamped the flowers in Soft Suede.  I scrunched up the card tightly and reopened it, then scrunched it again.  After I opened it out again and flattened it slightly, I swiped some Crumb cake ink over it to pick up the ink in the creases.  I sponged Crumb cake around the edges.  I scrunched up some Baja Breeze card and inked the edges with Soft Suede.  I debated so long “To tear or not to Tear”????  I kept tearing a bit off the Vanilla card and a bit off the Baja Breeze and a bit more on the Vanilla.  In the end I had to stop or I wouldn’t have anything left!!

 I wrapped some Victoria Lace around the card and cut out a tag with the ‘Lots of Tags’ Die in Baja Breeze and stamped on the text from “Elements of Style”.  I punched a circle with the 1 3/8″ in Crumb Cake.  These were then both sponged with Soft Suede.  I raised these up with dimensionals.  I added some pearls and a Vintage Tag with ‘L’ (for Life) in Soft Suede.  This one certainly didn’t take as long as the last one!

I hope you like it???  I think I will go with some simple cards for a bit.  These vintage style cards are hard work – on the brain!!!

Thanks for looking and I hope you visit again soon.  I have some more Sale-A-Bration cards to show you.

Jenny xx