cards, Masculine


Have you checked out the new Catalogues yet???  There is some great things in there, isn’t there?? Oh, what to choose first!  I have put the links to the Catalogues in my sidebar so you can click on there and check it all out Online if you haven’t already had a chance to.  Why not get your very own copy?? Isn’t it nice to lie in bed and drool over that Catalogue?? Although that does effect the sleep as you lie awake dreaming up ideas!  Am I the only one that does that??  If you would like me to send one out to you then drop me a comment and I can get back to you to arrange your very own one to be sent to you.  The Catalogue would cost $12 which includes shipping to anywhere in Australia.

Anyway, you have come here to check out cards not read about my ramblings.  Here is a card I created a couple of weeks ago.

I wanted to play around with the Core’dinations Cardstock.  This is really cool stuff.  I have embossed it with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and then sanded it lightly with the ‘new’ sanding system.  The paper strips are from the DSP pack ‘Patio Party’.  I have stamped on the leaf image from ‘Just Believe’ in Crumb Cake onto the Card base.  I stamped the Framelit border from ‘Memorable Moments’ and cut it with the Framelits die.  Happy Birthday is stamped in Crumb Cake and the ’50th’ is stamped in the new In-Color Midnight Muse.  I added a Vintage Brad to finish it off.

I think this set ‘Memorable Moments’ will be very useful.  How many times do you need a numbered birthday and this set has the ‘nd’, ‘th’, ‘st’ and ‘rd’ that you quite often need!

I did enjoy making this card and playing around with my new toys.  I have lots to show you.  I have been creating up a storm over the last couple of weeks.  I have my BIG Catalogue Launch and Stamp sale on tomorrow so I will show you these next week.  It is going to be a big day tomorrow with 18 ladies coming along, but it is always fun stamping with friends.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny x



I am so far behind in my blogging.  To try and catch up a little I am going to hit you with a lot at once.  Apologies in advance for this 🙂  A couple of weeks ago I had a lovely time with my stamping buddy, Leonie N.  It was a great little overnight visit and we accomplished a lot in 24 hours.  It’s amazing what you can achieve when you don’t have interruptions like cooking dinner or picking kids up from school!!!

I thought I might spread these out over a few days but time is getting on.  I won’t be giving long descriptions on them, but really they are so simple.  I’m sure you can work them out.  After all, we worked them out even at unearthly hours in the morning!!  Who needs sleep when you can stamp!

Here you go!

This was a card inspired by a few similar I had seen around.  (Ok, well Leonie did it first then I CASED her!)

A Scallop circle card I created for a private class I did recently.  Stamp set is “Flower Fest”.

CASED from Kim here.  I love her style.

This card was CASED from Chris here.  I used the flower from “Language of Friendship”  This was stamped first and then ran through the Square Lattice EF.  Colours are Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive – always a nice combination!

CASED from Joanna here using “Just Believe”.  This was a set I haven’t used for a while.  It was good to give it a stamp up!

I CASED this from Leonie.  I wasn’t really taken with this set “Open Sea” from the Summer Mini but it is growing on me.  The DSP is Nautical Expedition also from the Mini.

Well that about covers most of the cards we did on our stamping day.  It was a fun time and I don’t think I have made so many cards at one time.

Thanks for looking.  See you again soon.

Jenny x

cards, swaps, Techniques


Last Saturday was the Stampin’ Up! Sydney Regionals.  This is a great day meeting up with other demonstrators, seeing some fantastic new techniques and checking out some new products.  Part of the fun of these events is the swapping.  I can now show you my swap  card I created.

This is using the emboss resist technique (I have explained this below).  I was inspired by a similar card by Rhonda Wells I saw in my blog travels.  I found her card shown on another blog (which I don’t remember where now and I couldn’t find a blog for Rhonda).  Her card had a white base under the coloured card and coordinating ribbon.  I used the new Dotted Ribbon punch instead.  I was going to put it on the white base card but I liked it without it.   I did various colours as shown below.  Sorry the photo is not very bright.  It was 10pm the night before Regionals.  I had only just finished them!

Here are the others close up.

Rich Razzleberry and Regal Rose.

More Mustard and Lucky Limeade.

So which colour do you like best???  I liked the Wisteria Wonder myself but I was quite impressed how well the More Mustard turned out and that was quite popular.

To create the card:

Stamp the large doily in Versamark on Whisper White Card.  Clear emboss this.  Stamp the small doily in Wisteria Wonder (or colour of your choice) just to the right side of the embossed doily.  Sponge over ink on the large doily.  Wipe over with a tissue to polish it off.  (The colour really lifts in doing this).  Add your greeting (for this card I used a greeting from ‘Just Believe’) and adhere the white card to the card mat in a co-ordinating colour.  Add a strip of card down the left hand side which has been punched with the dotted ribbon punch.  Add an adhesive rhinestone to finish it off.  It is a very simple card and does look better in real life!!!

I received some great swaps in return so I wlll show you these next time, so make sure you stop by again soon.

Until next time,

Happy Stamping!

Jenny x



I created this card a couple of months ago but only now have a chance to show you.  There has been so much else to show you! I made this for a special friend for her birthday.  I was inspired by a card I saw on Splitcoast Stampers.  I just added to it and I wanted to make it green – her favourite colour!!

On Very Vanilla card I stamped French Script in Crumb Cake and sponged the edge in Crumb Cake.  I stamped the flowers from Just Believe in Old Olive.  The Crumb Cake piece I ran through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. I wrapped around some lace and added an antique brad.  For the sentiment I inked up just the flowers from the greeting box in the set in Crumb Cake, stamped them off on scrap paper then stamped them on Very Vanilla card.  Then I stamped the greeting in Old Olive.  This was punched out with the scallop oval punch.  The edge was sponged in Crumb Cake too.  I punched out a circle in Old Olive with the 1 1/4″ circle punch to add behind the greeting.

Now my lovely friend Andrea is going through a hard time at the moment so drop by her blog here and send her some love.  I am going to show you another card I made recently for her next time so come and visit again soon.

Jenny xx



Just wanted to stop by and wish all the Mum’s a Very Happy Mother’s Day.  I hope you get spoilt and can put your feet up for a bit.  Wouldn’t it be good to indulge in some stamping??  I don’t think I will get time for that!

I thought I would show you a Mother’s Day Card just for you.  This is a card we made at a fun workshop I did today.  My lovely hostess Deb wanted a Fun Fold Mother’s Day card.  You can find the instructions for making these on the Cupcake Fold post just down below a little.

This is using the set “Just Believe”.  Not that’s the way I had planned it but silly me forgot to take the stamp set – didn’t I!!  Never fear we are adaptable!  I had the set “Cottage Garden” (which is one of the Deals of the Week specials this week by the way!) and we used that.  I have to say these cards turned out fantastic.  I did take photos with my camera and at the moment I am having trouble uploading them so I will see how I go later.

So, have a lovely day MUM’s.

Jenny xx



I showed you the Cupcake Fun Fold the other day.  I love doing these cards and I wanted to do another one.  This time I used the “Just Believe” stamp set. 

I used Crumb Cake and Marina Mist.  The DSP is from the Subtles Paper Pack and I added Marina Mist Satin ribbon to finish it off.  For the text I stamped ‘friends’ in Marina Mist.  Then inked up the flowers from around the text box in the set in Crumb Cake and stamped off on scrap paper.  This lightens the ink slightly. I then stamped this around the ‘friends’.  It was punched out with the small oval and sponged around with Crumb Cake ink.  This was mounted on 2 Crumb Cake ovals layered together, and then a larger oval in Marina Mist.  I added 2 adhesive pearls for a touch of elegance!!

Hope you like??? 🙂

That’s it for me today.  I have had 2 Kids Punch Art classes today and I am beat.  I am so behind in my projects to show you, but they will keep for another day.  Thanks for stopping by.  See you again soon.

Jenny x

3D projects


I can now show you the other project we did at our Stamping day last week.  I know, I am a little behind at the moment!  Leonie showed us this cute little  box.  You can see them here on Leonie’s blog.  She got the instructions from Holly.

They are made with the Scallop Square Die.  They make up such a cute gift.  I am keen to make up some more and to make some with the scallop circle Die.

I have used the set “Just Believe” and used Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze.

I have to get to bed now.  Why do I stay up so late???

I hope you visit again soon,


3D projects, cards


I have been working on some card folders over the last week or so.  These would make great hostess gifts, or just a little “thank you” to someone.  Everyone needs a card now and then right!!!  They needed to be quick to make up, yet still impressive.  If you could say that about these ones anyway!!!  I used one of my favourite sets at the moment – “Just Believe”.

I did a bit of searching on the net but couldn’t find what I was after, so just made up these ones. 

This is the front of the folders:

The card measures 28cmx21cm.  Score the 21cm at 4cm and score the 28cm side at 14cm.  Fold up on the 4cm line. This creates a pocket. Fold in half on the 14cm scored line.  I rounded the corners at the top and then on the ends of the folded pocket inside.  I didn’t take any photos of the inside – sorry!  I had stamped the small leaf image from the set in Old Olive on the edges.  I added some Sticky Strip inside the pockets to adhere together.

For the front of the folder.  I cut a Top Not on the Big Shot on Certainly Celery Cardstock.  I then embossed it using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  I cut the Top Note in half and sponged Old Olive ink over the embossed edges.  I stamped the flowers from “Just Believe” in Old Olive ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and layered it onto Certainly Celery Mat.  I inked up the words in Old Olive and punched it out using the Large oval punched and sponged the edges.  These were all layered onto the Old Olive card folder.  The words were raised with dimensionals and an adhesive Rhinestone was added for a bit of bling.  These folders were just big enough for 2 cards and matching envelopes.

Onto the cards:

These cards were cut at 10.5cmx 29.6cm and scored at 14.8cm in Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I cut off 2cm on one end.  I cut a piece of Old Olive cardstock 10.8cmx3cm and ran it through the big shot with the Very Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  (Actually because I did so many I had a larger piece and embossed it and then cut into 3cm strips).  I adhered this to the bottom edge of the Very Vanilla card.  TIP:  To make it easier to line up this piece, I layed the Old Olive piece on the bottom card, added adhesive to the top of the old Olive piece and then laid the top of the card over onto the Old Olive piece.  It makes it easier to line up.  For the text, I stamped the greeting from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” in Old Olive and punched it out using the Word Window Punch.  Then adhered this to a large oval punched out in  Old Olive.  I raised this up with dimensionals.

I was pleased with the final result – and more importantly the recipients were very pleased. 

School has gone back now so hopefully there may be a little more time to create!  Until next time,

Happy Stamping!!

cards, Challenges, Techniques


I was challenged this past week to try a technique I haven’t done before.  There is a lot of techniques on my “List to Do”!!  But I came across this technique recently and thought I had to give this a go.  It fascinated me.  It uses the Stampin’ Mist directly on your stamps. 

For this technique, firstly sponge your card all over with ink.  Then ink your stamp up with versamark and then mist the stamp lightly with Stampin’ mist.  Stamp onto your sponged card.  The image will appear.  I found the colour of the image will be different depending on the colour ink you have sponged with.  On this Baja Breeze card.  The image appears pink.  I found it was very faint so I stamped just next to it with Baja Breeze creating a shadow.  Where you have stamped with the versarmark image it is slightly raised and feels waxy.  It is amazing! 

I used the brand new stamp set “Just Believe”.  This is a beautiful set.  I cut the Top note out on the Big Shot before I had sponged and stamped.  I also cut out a Pretty in Pink Top note and layered it under this one.  I ran a piece of Baja Breeze card through the Big Shot using the ‘Perfect Polka Dots’ Impressions Folder.  I added some gorgeous Organza Ribbon and tied it using the “No Tie bow”  that Andrea has shown on her blog, originally done by the clever Selene.  These bows are so quick to do and look so elegant.

Next I tried Regal Rose.  That appeared more white. 

On the Regal Rose card I tied the ribbon and added a tag from the Tiny Tags set.   I layered the piece over a strip of Whisper White card that I had emossed on the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper Die.  This is so beautiful!  I just added some bling at the bottom with the Adhesive Rhinestones.  This is a very simple card but I love the way it turned out.

So now, why don’t you go and try a technique you haven’t done before???  I have a lot on my list to complete!

Have a lovely weekend!