cards, Catalogues, Classes, Onstage, Stampin' Up!

A SIMPLE POPPY CARD!

This card was one of the Make and Takes we had for Onstage in November.  I never made any of my cards that day – but then I usually don’t.  It’s the time to chat to people and I have to say it can get a little stressful when you have to make the cards in a short amount of time.  So I usually bring them home to make.

I only managed to complete the card this week.  I changed it up a little to what it was meant to be.  That’s ok. 🙂  The card is aimed for a beginner stamper.  One who is just starting out and doesn’t have a lot of products.  It’s basic stamping with little or no colouring or any diecutting.

I added a little more background stamping with the poppies and leaves using the Painted Poppies stamp set.  These were in poppy Parade.

On a piece of white card I stamped a poppy just off the top edge of the card and then added the Happy Birthday from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  I lightly sponged some Poppy Parade ink around the edge of the card.  I haven’t done that for a very long time.  I used to add it all the time but now I tend to leave the card clean – if I can describe it like that.

The strips of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper were adhered straight down on to the Poppy Parade card base and the white stamped piece was raised up with Dimensionals.  Before doing that I added a little piece of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.  Of course finish with bling.

Hope you like my version of the card.  There have been a few versions of this card from those who went to Onstage.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

 

cards, Catalogues, Christmas, Stampin' Up!

MINI CHRISTMAS GLEAMING SUITE!

Last month I went to a Doll and Craft Show.  We had a little card that people could make. I thought you might like to see it.

This uses the Brightly Gleaming Suite – the Brightly Gleaming bundle with the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and the Ornaments Punch.  It is also using the gorgeous Christmas Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Don’t you just love that gorgeous paper?

The card is just a small one.  It measures 10cm square or 4″.  Just the cute size and would be great on a gift for Christmas.

Thanks for visiting me from your part of the world.  I hope your Christmas creating is coming together well.

Have a happy day,

Jenny

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MINI MOSSY MAGNOLIA CARD!

You have probably seen a lot of Magnolia cards around the internet.  It’s quite a popular one and rightly so.  This Good Morning Magnolia bundle is very gorgeous.  But have you noticed the smaller version – the Magnolia Blooms set?  It is a very gorgeous little sister.  I have been playing with this set a bit recently.

I wanted to show you this Mini card we made last weekend.  I was at a Craft Show last weekend and this was the Make and Take card that everyone got to make that stopped by my stand.  It is a simple card with little stamping but very effective I think.

This mini card is about 10cm x 10cm (3″x 3″).  Each layer is 4mm (1/8″) smaller in size.

Being a quick card I didn’t want people to be colouring the flowers in.  There wasn’t time for that and for beginner’s that can be challenging.  The small magnolia flower was stamped on the Petal Pink card mat in Mossy Meadow twice on the left hand edge.  Reinking the stamp each time before stamping.  The sentiment is stamped in Memento Black ink.

The paper strip is from the Good Morning Magnolia Designer Series Paper Stack.  It was all adhered together and of course – add some bling. 🙂

Simple but sweet.

The Magnolia Blooms set is not found in the Annual Catalogue.  It can be found in the smaller Experience Creativity brochure which is aimed for new stampers.  It’s a great little stamp set and what else is great?? The price.  $24.  How awesome is that!

You can find this set in my store though too.  Find it -> HERE and add it to your collection. Please use the Host Code: 6F6336UW

You won’t be sorry.  It has a lovely simple flower and a smaller bud and the little leaf.  What I also love is the sentiments.  These are such useful sentiments for lots of different occasions.  I hope you grab it.  I will share more with it over the next days and weeks.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny 

cards, Catalogues, Classes, Onstage, Stampin' Up!

SAILING HOME ONSTAGE CARD!

This weekend is my Sailing Home Classes, So over the next few days I am going to be sharing some of the cards I have been making with this suite of products.  I think we should call it a Sailing Home Long Weekend shall we.  Who loves to spend their free time sailing on the wide blue waters?? 🙂

Onstage was a few months ago now.  I have been a little slow in showing you some projects, apart from the fact that it took some time to finish off some of the cards I was waiting to share a few projects close together with the Sailing Home Suite. The first card is  one we made at Onstage in April.

Sailing Home Onstage card

In the suite of products is the Sailing Home Stamp set and the Smooth Sailing Dies.

First step in making this card was giving a light wash over a piece of Watercolor card with the Balmy Blue ink and an Aquapainter.  It dried while we stamped and cut the other pieces to the card.  I like the little Sail Away Trinkets.  They are very cute and you can dress them up with some Night Of Navy Baker’s Twine.  The easiest way of adhering these on to your projects is to use Glue Dots.

Some pieces of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper were layered on to a note card before assembling all the other elements.

Be sure to stop by over the next few days for some more projects with this suite.  It’s been lots of fun playing with them.

Have a good day,

Jenny

cards, Uncategorized, Workshops

WISTERIA WONDER + EXTREME ELEMENTS

I hope you have had a great Saturday? I know I have! The sun has been shining which has been good to see – and today I had my Sale-A-Bration Launch.  We had a great time together  I think – didn’t we ladies?????  I won’t mention the toilet paper game here 😉

I haven’t got a photo of the little treat bag I made yet but I will show you the card everyone got to make for the Make and Take.

I have used Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade card.  Don’t you just love those colours together????  This is using the set ‘Elementary Elegance’, one of the stamp sets you can get for FREE during Sale-A-Bration. Have a close look at that stamped frame.

 This stamp goes with so many current Catalogue stamp sets.  (Artistic Etchings, Pocket Silhouettes, Extreme Elements [which I have used here], as well as So Swirly Wheel).  I’m sure you could spot a few more.  So this is certainly a stamp to add to your collection.

I used Elegant Eggplant ink.  The punch strip was created with the Dotted ScallopRibbon Border Punch and then a little butterfly cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits.  This is a very simple design but I like the colours together.

This is based from a card I made a few weeks ago using Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze.

This card was originally inspired by a card I saw on SplitcoastStampers by Chris Smith.

Have you seen the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue yet?  If not, click on the link in the right hand column and check out what you can choose for Free with every $100 order.  If you would like your own copy then contact me to send one out to you.

Ok, I have to run now.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I’m hoping the sun will shine again tomorrow.  That will be a novelty!!

Jenny

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A QUICK DELICATE DOILIES CARD!!

Just stopping by quickly.  Last Saturday was my Catalogue launch and Sale.  It was a great day.  I have been meaning to get here since but life has been a little busy.  I just wanted to show you the card we did as a Make and Take.  I used the beautiful new set, Delicate Doilies.  I’m really loving this set.  I have used it quite a bit now already and it is fast becoming a favourite.  There are so many techniques you can use with it.  This card was a very quick card, but shows just how lovely even a quick card can turn out.  Here is the card we made.

This card was inspired by a card I saw on SCS by Sandie Murphy.  I changed the colours around and the greeting.  I have used 2 new In Colors here, the Lucky Limeade and Wisteria Wonder.  I alse added Regal Rose.  I like how they work together.  This was layered on Lucky Limeade card and a Wisteria Wonder base.  The greeting is from Party This Way and stamped in Wisteria Wonder and then punched out with the Word Window Punch and then Wisteria Wonder punched out with the Modern Label Punch.  I’m sure by adding a few Rhinestones to this it will “Bling” it up a bit too!!!!!

I hope you like??  Thanks for stopping by.  Have to fly.  I have just started my swaps for our Sydney Regionals (which by the way is using this set, so stay tuned!), so I have to keep going.

Stop by again soon,

Jenny x

cards, Techniques, Tutorials, Uncategorized

MOTHER OF PEARL FLOWER

I wanted to stop by today and show you another Mother Of Pearl Technique card.  I created this card a few works ago as a Make and Take at a workshop.  I outlined the technique in the last post of the ‘Sail-Away’ Mother of Pearl card.  This weekend I took some photos while doing this technique again to help explain this a little easier.

Firstly,  here is the card.

The background is sponged with Pretty in Pink ink after creating the Mother Of Pearl.

Here is a close-up.  You can see the shimmer!

Here is the technique again – with photos this time!!! 🙂

Pour out a little white shimmer paint on acetate or plastic lid.  Form a ball from Cling Wrap and dab into the paint.  You only need a very little.

Dab the ball of Cling Wrap over your Gloss card.  You don’t want to cover the card entirely.

This is what the card looks like when finished dabbing over the Shimmer Paint.  You need to leave this to dry or heat it with the Heating Tool.

Once dry, you can sponge over ink in what colour you choose.  Here I have used Pretty in Pink.

Give the card a polish over with tissue.  This really brings out the shine.

(Sorry the photos aren’t very clear.  It was quite overcast when I took them, but I hope it gives you some idea!)  🙂

Now once the card is prepared you can stamp the image on.  Remember to use Staz-On.

Now you know how it’s done you can get creating.  If you are in need of Shimmer Paint and you don’t have a local demonstrator, then let me know and I can order some for you.

Have a good day,

Jenny x

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MOTHER-OF-PEARL SAIL AWAY!

I thought with school going back this week that I would have lots of time to get back here, but I don’t know what happened.  Here it is the end of the week already.  I wanted to show you another card I have made using the fantastic stamp “Sail-Away”.  This one I created a couple of weeks ago for a workshop I did.  This is a great technique to use with this set and is so easy.  Here is the card.

If you are not familiar with the Mother of Pearl Technique, then I will describe how to do it below.  For this card, I used the sanded backkground on the Cherry Cobbler.  The greeting is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” and punched out with the Modern label Punch.  To stamp the boat I used Black Staz-on.  It is really important to use Staz-on as it is Gloss Card.

Here are the instructions for Mother Of Pearl Technique.  It probably would have helped to have some photos to help BUT I didn’t think of that this time.  So I hope you can understand it.

MOTHER OF PEARL TECHNIQUE

First off,  you need Gloss cardstock, white shimmer paint and a small piece of cling wrap.

I poured a small bit of shimmer paint onto some acetate.  You could use a plastic plate or even the plastic cases from your stamps. (you can easily wipe this off them when you are finished).  You don’t need a lot.  A little goes a long way!  Scrunch your piece of Cling Wrap into a ball and lightly pounce the ball onto the shimmer paint to pick some paint up.  Lightly pounce the ball onto the piece of Gloss cardstock.  You don’t want to completely cover the card, just in patches.   (Hope that makes sense!!).  You need to let the paint dry.  You can use the heat tool to speed up the process if you are impatient like me 🙂  Once dry you can sponge ink over the card.  (On this card I sponged with Baja Breeze). Then polish the card with a tissue.  This really brings out the shine.  Here is a close-up of the card.  (Not all that clear really, but I hope it helps a little).

Here is a stepped up version of the card.

On this one.  I scrunched up the Basic Black cardstock before adhering it to the card.  But before adding this I punched out the sentiment with the Curly Label Punch and adhered this under the Black piece and added some twine.

Using this technique I created another card which I shall show you next time.  Thanks for stopping by and please say ‘Hello’.  It’s nice to know I’m not talking to myself here.

Until next time,

Jenny x

cards, Techniques, Uncategorized, Workshops

I’M BACK!!!

I’m back, did you miss me???? You probably didn’t even realise I had gone. LOL  Well, I have the computer back now.  I can’t say it is working fantastically still.  We will have to see how things go.  This last week I realised how much I get done when I’m not wasting, spending time on the internet.  It has been school holidays so we have had some fun family times together, we have had our roof replaced so we had no water and power for a day, but I have been very creative.  I will show you all  the projects eventually.  You will have to wait some time to see my convention swaps though.  4 weeks to Convention!  I’m so excited!

I wanted to show you the Make and Take from the workshop the other week.  My lovely hostess wanted ‘Pretty and Pink’.  I wanted to use the Big Shot and some of the other lovely products from the new Autumn Mini Catalogue. So, here is the card they all got to make.

Card: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Whisper White.

Ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Certainly Celery.

Stamps: Cottage Garden, Warm Words.

Other: Big Shot, Textured Impressions Folder Dots, Eyelet Border Punch, Dimensionals.

I ran a piece of Regal Rose cardstock through the Big Shot with the Dots Textured Impressions Folder and added this to the front of the Regal Rose base card to create another layer.  The flowers were stamped on scrap paper inking first in Regal Rose and then rock and rolled in Rose Red.  They were cut out and raised up with dimensionals. 

So, is it Pink and Pretty enough?????

Of course, I stepped it up.  Here is the stepped up version.

I added some Regal Rose Grosgrain ribbon and a clear button.  I threaded some Regal Rose ribbon through the button.  The text was stamped on scrap card and punched out with the Large oval Punch and then a scallop oval punched out with Regal Rose.  I added some dots with the white gel pen.  There you have it!  Hope you like!!!!!

Stop by again soon and I will show you some of my other new creations.