3D projects, cards, Christmas, Classes, Stampin' Up!


Wednesday night was the last Team meeting of the year with a Christmas Party.  This is the larger Inky Fingers Team I am in with Vanessa Webb.  We are a funny bunch! 😉

Each month we get to share swaps although not everyone gets around to it.  (I know I don’t!) I think being the last meeting and our Christmas party most people made a special effort.

These are the tags I made for a swap.  I was pressed for time for anything too complicated. They are based on some tags I made recently and shared here.  These use the ‘Holly Jolly Greetings’ set and some scraps of the Candy Cane Lane DSP.  So quick to make. 🙂


These are most of the swaps I received in return.


What a fantastic selection of cards and little treat holders. (Oops! I forgot your gift bag Katie!). Look at that gorgeous Dragonfly card given to me by Vanessa.  That’s a beautiful stamps and dies set coming out soon. 😉

Here are some of the crazy Inky Fingers Team.  It is a very creative bunch of people.


I have to show you the little make and take we made.  I have been wanting to make one of these for ages but haven’t had a chance to.  Barbara surprised us all in getting us to make it.  So cute! Just the size for a little Ferrero Chocolate or a Lindt ball.  Something nice to add to a table setting or as a simple gift.


Thanks for visiting.  How are your Christmas celebrations going?  It has been a little crazy this end.  I think we are now at the end of the end of year activities and presentations, classes have finished and cards have been sent out.  Still to put up the tree and finish shopping.  I feel it is never going to end!  Never mind.  We still have a week.  🙂

Have a wonderful day and stay sane,


3D projects, cards, Christmas


Just a quick one for me today. I thought I would show you these really quick Christmas tags using the Holly, Jolly Greetings set.


These were inspired by tags I saw on Pinterest.  I think the Whisper White card is cut to 5cm x 12cm (2″ x 4 3/4″) and the top punched with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. The snowflake is stamped in Crumb Cake with the sentiment stamped in Real Red. There are a number of combinations you could make with these stamps for your sentiments. You can see the set below.

I added some small strips of the Candy Cane DSP with some Red Glimmer Paper. This is a great way to use up some of those small scraps you have lying around. I tied around some Real Red Twine and finished them with Rhinestones.  It wouldn’t take long to whip up a number of these classy tags to dress up your gifts for Christmas.

Here is the set for you to see if you haven’t noticed it.  This is in the Annual Catalogue p 34. ($49.00 W   $35.00 C).


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cards, Christmas


Here is another card using Holly Jolly Greetings.  I have CASED this off Pinterest but I quite liked the idea.  I am not sure who the original creator is.


The base is Mint Macaron.  The snowflakes are stamped in Mint Macaron.  The “JOY” is heat embossed in silver which gives a nice shiny finish. The “spots” are stamped in Smoky Slate.  I liked how the ribbon is tucked behind the sentiment.

To do this cut a larger circle from your stamped Whisper White card.  Wrap the Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon around the white card before adhering it to your card base.  After you have heat embossed the “JOY” sentiment then cut with a smaller circle from the Layering Circles and raise it off your card with Dimensionals.  Add some Rhinestones for the bling factor.

Thanks for visiting.  Stop by again soon,




OK, some times these blog post titles gets a bit strange.  BUT, well, what else do I call it?? 🙂

This card is using the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set which you will find in the Annual Catalogue.  I looked over this set so many times in the catalogue but on our weekend I got to play with it and now I love it.  I might have even bought my own set now!


The Base card is Dapper Denim.  Hence the Dapper in the title 🙂

First off I Heat embossed in White Embossing Powder on to Whisper White card.  Then sponged Dapper Denim ink over the card.  I sponged it a bit heavier over the snowflakes. (maybe a bit too  heavy, but anyway!). Ink it until you are happy with the colour.  Then you can go over it with a tissue to wipe off the ink from the embossed areas.  I really like the magic of this as you wipe over the images.  It makes the images shine. I added some stars stamped in Dapper Denim over the card.

I wanted to add some copper to this.  I matted the card onto some Copper Foil Sheet. Just a tip:  I cut a rectangle from the centre of the copper mat so I don’t waste it as it is just hidden under the cardstock.  I am sure you can have a use for that.

I cut a “merry” from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits from Copper foil too. The Christmas is from the Holly Jolly Greetings set. I thought it needed something else so added a Copper Mini Pinecone embellishment in the corner tied with some Baker’s Twine.  I think I have been converted to copper too.

Hope you like it.  Have a super wonderful day wherever you are.


You can order your own ‘Holly Jolly Greetings’ set in my store HERE now. 

Classes, Stampin' Up!


Come and join us this week if you are in the Wollongong area. I think you will love this class.

It’s a Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp A Stack.  


Here are the details.

We will make 6 cards.  (3 each of 2 designs)

When: Friday October 28th at 10am or 7.30pm at my place in East Corrimal.

Cost: $20.  $5 discount if you bring your own adhesives.

Please RSVP by Wednesday 26th. Can’t make it?? Let’s make a special time for you and maybe a few friends.  Let me know.

I hope you can come.  Can’t make it?? Let’s make a special time for you and maybe a few friends.  Let me know.