cards, Catalogues


I can now share this card with you. It is a very special Congratulations card for my son and his girlfriend/now fiance (eek!) on their engagement.

It had to be a special card. (I do hope I pulled it off too). I inked up my new Art Gallery Bundle that had just arrived and I also used the Curvy Dies.

The flowers were stamped first with Balmy Blue with the “solid” image flower and then added the Night of Navy for the highlights with the smaller detailed stamp. To add some little highlights to the smaller flowers I used the Night of Navy ‘Light’ Stampin’ Blends to add some dots.

The “Congratulations” was embossed in Gold but it is hard to see the shine in the photo sadly. The Balmy Blue card was embossed with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder.

I think they liked the card. 🙂

The Art Gallery Bundle is now available in my store. It makes beautiful cards for so many different occasions.

See it in store now -> HERE.

Or you can contact me directly and I can help you order any of the products.


cards, Catalogues, Personal Ramblings


It’s been a busy few months with Sale-A-Bration.  First of all,  Thank you to all my customers for your support and patronage AND to the wonderful new people who have joined my team.  I had 4 new people join the JEN’s INK team over Sale-A-Bration. They know a bargain when they see one.  Welcome to them all.  I love my team whether they are hobby demos loving the discount or striving to build up their business.  BUT, Thank you to you all for visiting my blog.  I would love to talk to you in person and love to say Hello.  I love talking to people about cardmaking and sharing ideas.  It’s always so exciting.  We can all learn from each other.  Thanks for stopping by in your busy day. Don’t be scared to leave a comment now and then. 🙂

Now we move on from Sale-A-Bration and from Easter.  This past week I have been making my swaps for Onstage this coming weekend.  This is such a fun event for Demonstrators held in locations all over the world.  It’s too early for sharing my swaps yet but stay tuned in the next week and I can share them.

Today’s card I realised I hadn’t shared with you yet.  I made this for my niece who recently got engaged in January.  When I went to check on the photo to share with you today I realised it’s not the best photo.  BUT I have already sent it so I hope it gives you an idea.  This is with her favourite Stampin’  Up! colour Island Indigo.

A Whisper White card mat is embossed with the Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder.  A piece of Island Indigo was cut with the Detailed Floral Thinlits and adhered directly to the white card.  I left a section on the left of the Island Indigo card to allow for the sentiment and the ribbon. The sentiment is from Vertical Greetings which fitted well in the space.  I thought I had added some Rhinestones or Pearls to the sentiment but obviously after the photo was taken. 😉 Some of that gorgeous White Organza Ribbon was wrapped around the card mat before adhering to the Island Indigo base.  It was a very quick card and time was limited but I can report she LOVED it.  So that’s all that matters.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I will be back with more creating very soon,


cards, Personal Ramblings


The last couple of weeks/months have been really busy.  My Mum was married on Saturday so there has been a lot to do in preparing for the wedding and starting to pack up her house to move.  It was a great day on Saturday though and I am very happy for them both.  Now I know there is a lot of excitement with the new products from the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration but I thought now was a good time to show you the invites and cards I made for them before it gets too much later.

Firstly, the engagement card.  I bought the set ‘This Day Forward’ especially for my Mum.  She loves birds and I knew that she would like it for the invitations as well.  Of course, I was assuming I was making them though! I will just tell you in advance in case you don’t work it out, my Mum likes blue!!! 😉

I started using the set for the Engagement card.


Is is hard to tell but I stamped the image in versamark and Marina Mist ink and then clear embossed it.  I matted it on Silver Glimmer Paper.

See the border??? This has been created with the Chevron Border Punch.  I cut 2 strips and punched along them.  Then I flipped one over and wove one through the other.  I saw this idea on my blog travels somewhere.  I added some Rhinestones in the centre and around the image (although they seem to look a bit black in the photo). Then I tied around some striped organza ribbon which is now retired.

Here is the Wedding Invitation.  I needed to keep it simple as there was not a lot of time.  These needed to get out before Christmas so it was crazy for a week or two.


I was going to heat emboss the image again but that was going to take too long.  After I stamped the image I embossed the bottom edge with the hearts from the Adorning Accents Embossing Folder. The “You’re Invited” is from the set ‘A Dozen Thoughts’. This piece was then matted on Marina Mist card.  I added a white Taffeta ribbon bow and a Rhinestone.  For the card base I cut an A4 piece of card vertically and then scored it half way.  I embossed the inside edge with the hearts once again.  I cut the front bottom edge with the ‘Adorning Accents’ Edgelits.   I forgot to take a photo of the inside but I had the wedding details on a separate piece of paper and attached with 2 silver brads at the top.

Now for the wedding card.  It was 3 days out from the wedding and I thought maybe I should get the card made.  So of course I used ‘This Day Forward’ again.  I didn’t have a lot of time to make one but I was pleased with the end result.


I stamped the image with versamark and Marina Mist and added clear embossing powder and heat embossed this.  Along the bottom edge of the card I dry embossed this with the ‘Delicate Designs’ Embossing Folder.  I added some white organza ribbon.  The sentiment from the set was heat embossed as well and then I cut a banner shape from one end.  This was raised using Dimensionals.  I added 3 Rhinestones to the hearts.

The inside was just kept simple.


OK, so just a couple of family pics.  If you are friends with me on Facebook you would have seen these so I don’t want to bore  you too much with these again.

Here is my Mum and her new husband.


I have to add my gorgeous girl.  Carlie was Bridesmaid and she looked beautiful!


Thanks for looking.  Hope I didn’t bore you too much.  All this was a whirlwind done in about 3 months. So I might just come up for air now – maybe!!!!  This year is turning out crazy.  Never fear though creating is what keeps me sane – or saner!  I will endeavour to share my projects with you as best I can.  I have been having fun playing with all the new products so I will show you some of them soon.