This is another stamp set I am very sad to say Good-Bye too.  I think this is a fantastic set for those ‘hard-to-do’ male cards.  I have used it SO much.  Here is a card we did probably late last year now but I don’t think I have shown it to you.

Card: More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White.

Ink: More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black.

Stamps: Extreme Elements, Happiest Birthday Wishes.

Other: Curly Label Punch, Twine, Cutting Kit (for distressing).

This is a quick card to whip up for those boys in your life.

Thanks for stopping by.  Come back and visit again soon.  (Don’t forget to leave a comment and say ‘Hi’.  It’s always nice to know you have been).

Jenny x



Now I can show you the projects that we made at my ‘Cards For Cancer’ Event held a few weeks ago.  We made 3 cards.  I chose the colours of these cards to represent some of the colour ribbons that symbolise various cancers.  If you do a search of Cancer ribbon colours it is amazing how many colours represent so many cancers.

Firstly,  the pink.  We all are familiar with the pink in representing Breast Cancer.  For this I used the ‘Reason to Smile’ set that was on promotion last month.  It’s a shame this set is not around longer.

This card was inspired by one I saw on my blog travels using ‘Field Flowers’.  I liked the layout of the card.  For this card we stamped the “Happy Birthday” from ‘Curly Cute’ in black and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impression Folder.   We added a white butterfly cut with the ‘Beautiful Wings’ Sizzlit die.  The solid flower from ‘Reason to Smile’ was stamped in Pretty in pink and the outline stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

The next card was a lilac colour representing All Cancers.  I used Wisteria Wonder.

The card was a Whisper White base with a Wisteria Wonder mat and the White for the top layer.  The doily stamp from ‘Delicate Doilies’ was stamped down the side in Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Pretty in Pink.  The greeting is from ‘Happiest Birthday Wishes’.  We just added some bling in the centre of the Lucky Limeade Doily.  This is a very simple card to reproduce.  It was CASED from Michelle here.  I couldn’t find the actual post with this card though but she has some great cards, so check it out.

The 3rd card had to be one for the boys.  This was light blue representing Prostate Cancer.  I used Marina Mist and the great set for the boys ‘Need For Speed’ and ‘Extreme Elements’.

I used the Marina Mist Marker to colour the boat.  The splodge was inked in Marina Mist and the edges sponged with Night Of Navy.  This cards was CASED from Sherri Freese on Stampin’ Connection, our demonstrator forum.

So I hope you like the projects we made.  I think everyone who came did.  It was a great day and for a Great cause.

Thanks for stopping by,


cards, Challenges, Tutorials


I thought I would have a go at the Inkspirations Challenge for this week.  The sketch looked interesting.  You can check it out all the great entries here but here is the sketch.

I tossed a few ideas around.  Then I decided on this.  It is a different style of card but I think it still fits the sketch.  Here you go!

I call it my Tag Card.  I don’t know if it has any other name.  This is the size of a standard card  BUT Look ~~~

You can pull up the card. I thought it would be good to make something different – and it is a bit manly. Do you think?????

The stamps used are Extreme Elements and Teeny Tiny Sentiments for the greeting.  Colours are Soft Suede, Baja Breeze and Certainly Celery.  I added an eyelet to the top tag pull.  Here are the measurements:


Card Holder: 14.4cm x 10.5cm.  (I made this slightly smaller than a card to allow for the tab if you wanted to use an envelope).

Centre Strip.  21cm x 3cm.  (You could just have a shorter strip that runs across the front and adheres just around the back.  I used the longer strip to wrap right around the card from the back and joins at the front.  Just to look neater.  The strip doesn’t quite join at the front so I just joined it with a short piece.  You can’t notice that under the scallop!).

Card:           Mat – 13.4cmx9.5cm.             Card – 13×9.1cm.

I was a bit bothered about the card staying in the holder, so I punched out a small oval from Soft Suede.  This was folded in half and then 1/2 adhered on the back with Tombow and then at the front I added small dots of Tombow glue at either end of the front half so the card will slip in at the top of it.  (Does that make sense???) .

There you have it – my entry for the Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #77.  I have to say though, it is nothing fancy compared to those other gorgeous creations over there.  Go on over and check them out.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come back soon  🙂

Jenny x



I created this card quite a few weeks ago but hadn’t got around to showing you yet.  I did a search in blog land for some ideas after I had borrowed the “Extreme Surfer” stamp from my Mother-In-Law.  I was inspired by a card I had seen on Splitcoast Stampers.  I changed the colours….and the layout….and the stamping.  Apart from that it is exactly the same!!!  I liked the idea of it on the Scallop square card.

Card: Night of Navy, Rose Red and So Saffron.

I stamped the ‘splodge’ from Extreme Elements in Whisper White on the Saffron, then stamped the surfer over the top in Night of Navy.  The ‘happy birthday’ is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments”.  The eyelet was added to the So Saffron card and twine tied through.  It was then adhered to Rose Red card and then a base created with the Scallop Square Die on the Big Shot.  It is a fairly simple card really, just right for the boys!!!

I have been creating lots of other cards for the “boys” lately.  I hope to post those over the next week so stop by again soon.

Until next time, Happy Stamping!

Jenny xx

3D projects


I have just had THE best weekend away at our ‘Convention’ weekend. A group of us couldn’t go to the ‘real’ Stampin’ Up! convention in Melbourne this weekend, so we organised our own.  We had Make and Takes, Prize Patrol, even our Night of Nights Awards Ceremony and disco. It was such a great time.  Not a lot of sleep and maybe a bit too much food.  But, lots of creating and laughs.  I will show you some highlights and the projects over this week.

I thought I would show you my Make and Take I did.  Leonie asked me to show everyone how to make this treat box.  I made one at Easter time and have changed the colours for this one.

You can find these at Splitcoast Stampers here.  (Sorry my links aren’t working properly at the moment.  I need to look in to that!)

They are so easy to make.  You can create them any size as long as you start with your base cardstock as a square.  Mine measures 21cm x 21cm.  I scored mine at 7cm and 14cm on one side and then turned my card 1/4 turn and scored at 7cm and 14 cm again.  Each of the corner squares are scored on the diagonal.  Check the tutorial if you are not sure.

This would be a good box to fill for the ‘boys’ in your life.  I used Extreme Elements set which is a great one for the boys. I used Pacific Point (which I don’t use a lot but I think it looks ok in this) with Pumpkin Pie and Certainly Celery.  I ran a piece of Pumpkin Pie card through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and then punched out a star for the front.  The sentiments are from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’.

Here is a view from the top.  I just tied off the box with twine and added a tag too.

Give these a try.  They are too easy!

Stop by again soon to see some more projects.

Jenny x

3D projects, Classes, Punch Art


Do you want to create some fun Easter Gift Bags for Easter this year??  If you live locally then come along to my Easter Treats Gift Class.  This is what you will make.

I have something for everyone! 

WHEN IS IT???                     Friday 25th March 10am or 7.30pm at my studio in East Corrimal.

COST:                                         $20 in which you will make a great Treat Box, a Treat Bag and Scalloped Envelope Box.  PLUS  as a bonus this cute little Chick tag.  I will show him below. (Bring your own adhesives, Easter eggs not included) PLUS grab a cuppa and yummy morning tea/supper.

RSVP:                                        You need to reserve your seat by Tuesday 22nd  March.  

What about this cute Chick tag???

I found this on the internet somewhere and now not sure where now  (sorry!).  You could use him as a little gift card or as a bag topper.  He is a happy little chappy, isn’t he??

Don’t forget to email me if you would like to come along to the Easter Class.  We always have a good time.

Happy Stamping!

Jenny xx

cards, Workshops


I can’t believe how quickly these weekends fly by!  The start of another week.  I have been wanting to get back here to show you another of my ‘Extreme Elements’ cards I have been playing around with lately.  This card was a Make and Take we did at a workshop a couple of weeks ago now. 

I think this is one of the first times I have used Pacific Point.  I think it teams really well with Baja Breeze.  I stamped the images from Extreme Elements over the front of the Baja Breeze base.  The splodge was stamped in Baja Breeze onto Whisper White and then overstamped with the ‘Extreme Surfboard’ in Pacific Point and then layered onto Pacific Point cardstock.  The greeting is from Short and Sweet.  It was  punched out with the Word Window Punch and then a piece was punched out from Pacific Point with the Modern Label Punch.  This was then layered with dimensionals onto the card.  The original design for the card came from Splitcoast Stampers.  I modified it a bit to make it simpler for a Make and Take card.

I really love the ‘Extreme Elements’ stampset.  They are a great addition for those “Hard-to-do” Male cards!  I have had fun playing around with them.  I have another card I have made which I will show you next time.  I’m not so sure about that one though!

I hope you have a great week ahead – and fill it with lots of stamping!!!

Jenny xx



I have wanted to try a Pop-up card for a long time but it seemed like a lot of work.  Then a lovely friend, Marilyn, showed me how you can make them using the Word Window Punch.  This looked so much easier.  Now I can’t find that original blog where it was from, but there are a few around I discovered.  You use the Word Window punch to create the slots that enable the card to pop-up.  I could explain how to do them but you could head over to Jackie’s blog here and she has a photo tutorial that explains it. Saves me repeating it all! 

Here is my card.  I showed this as a demonstration at a workshop last week.  The hostess wanted some Masculine type cards and wanted to see the Extreme sets.   I used the Extreme Elements Set and Extreme Guitar.

This is the front of the card.

Colours used are Night of Navy, Real Red and Old Olive.  I used the Modern Label Punch for the greeting which was from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  The small star is stamped on some scrap and cut out and raised with dimensionals.  I distressed the edges a bit for a bit more masculine look.  I added a silver brad is from the HodgePodge Hardware on a punched out large star.

Here is the Pop-Up inside.

From the side you can see the Pop-Up. (Sorry I didn’t realise there was such a shadow on the card.  I think you get the idea though!)

Isn’t this so cool!  I have to try some more of these.

I will give you the measurements for this card.  This is in metric.

Outside card is 29.6cm x 10.5cm scored at 14.8cm on the long side. The front panel is 14.4cm x 10.1cm.

Inside card is 28.8cmx10.1cm scored at 14.4cm on the long side. 

Just to give you an idea.  On this inside piece, I marked in pencil on the scored line at 3.3cm and 6.6cm.  I also marked my Word Window punch at the half way point.  This mark I lined up on the scored line with the pencil mark on the card showing in the middle of the punch through the punch window.  Does that make sense???  This gives you a fairly accurate place to punch then.  Your centre piece that pops up needs to be wider than the opening so it covers the pop-up section from showing.  On this card the Red mat measures 6.4cmx8.4cm and the Whisper White piece measures 6cmx8cm.

If you wanted to open the card horizontally you would use the same principle, but the Pop-Up would be wider so you need a wider image.

These are so much fun to create. You have to go and make one!

Have a good day,

Jenny  xx


cards, Challenges


I have been wanting to show you another card we did at our stamping day 2 weeks ago.  It has just taken some time to get back here with my daughter sick all week.  I had to put this card together really quickly on our Stamping Day.

After a yummy lunch by Leonie we had about 1/2 hour left before I had to go.  After chatting for a few more minutes we thought we could do another card, couldn’t we????  After deciding what we would do, we had 20 minutes left!!  We had chosen a sketch challenge from Clean and Simple stamping, (number 27, seen here).   Tracey picked the colours from the Colour Coach: 

Wild Wasabi      Marina Mist           Early Espresso

The clock was ticking!!!!!

It took me another few minutes to decide how I was going to do the card and what stamps to use.  These things take time, you know!   The race was on –   15minutes to go!

I cut a strip of Wild Wasabi card and wanted to run the strip through the Big Shot but because our card is a different length it wouldn’t emboss the whole length.  I tried to fix it up by going back the other way but it wasn’t going to work.  PANIC! I ran it through the crimper both ways but that didn’t look right.  10 minutes to go!!!

I cut and stamped and scrunched, card was flying everywhere.  It was pandemonium.  The heart was racing and time was running out……………

Here is the final card.

Ok, so I didn’t quite get it finished before I left. I couldn’t leave my daughter stranded at the school gate!   It was all stamped. I just had to glue it all together when I got home and I added the twine too.  I don’t think it is too bad considering the rush.  I love this colour combo.  I will have to use these colours again sometime.

I have so many projects that I have been working on to show you, especially with the Extreme sets.   I will endeavour to get back here more often this week – all being well in our household! 

Have a Happy Week!

Jenny xx