cards, Techniques, Tutorials, Workshops


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.


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



Are you ready for another ‘Sail-Away’ Card???  I have another one to show you today.  Sorry if you are sick of seeing this stamp.  I am nearly finished.  This one I was inspired by Mary Brown here.  I liked how she sponged the circle for the sun and paper-pieced the sails.  I changed the rest of the card.  So….. here it is!!

To make this card, firstly I sponged the circle for the sun.  To do this I punched out a circle from a scrap piece of paper as large as the card piece.  Put the circle piece aside.  I used Dotto to fix the scrap card piece down while I sponged.  I sponged the circle in Pumpkin Pie at the top and So Saffron at the bottom.  I removed the scrap card mask and then stamped on the boat in Staz-On.  I stamped a second one on scrap Whisper White card and then cut out just the sails.  These were adhered over the top of the first boat I had stamped on the card.

Then it was just a matter of assembling the card.  I stamped on the greeting from ‘Short and Sweet’ and tied around some twine. This was then adhered to a Pumpkin Pie mat and then to a Whisper White base.  Simple!!!!

Will be back again soon.  Until then I hope you get time to stamp.

Jenny x



I have another quick card to show you today using the Sail-Away Stamp.  I’m loving this stamp.  There is so much detail to the stamp, I haven’t even begun colouring it yet!!  This is a card based on one I saw on Splitcoast Stampers.

I embossed the Baja Breeze card with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  The Sailboat was stamped in Baja Breeze and then the corner torn off – very technical stuff!!  The Happy Birthday is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments”.  Twine was wrapped around the Whisper White card and then the card was raised up with mounting tape off the Baja Breeze card.  I really liked how this card turned.  It is quite simple, yet looks stylish!

Are you getting bored with ‘Sail-Away’ Yet???  I haven’t finished showing you my projects yet!  Stop by again soon to see what else I have been doing with this stamp.  I will show you something else soon too – promise!!  🙂

To all my US blog readers – Happy 4th July!!!! I hope you all have a fantastic day celebrating!

Will be back again soon,




This was the first card I made with the stamp “Sail Away”.  I love that there is so much detail on this stamp.  You really don’t need to do much colouring with it.  For this card I used a previous “Clean and Simple” sketch.  I have used this sketch a few times now.

The colours are Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip and Pacific Point.  I stamped the image on Whisper White and adhered this to a piece of Crumb Cake card.  I added a scallop strip of Pacific Point under this and wrapped around some twine.  This was adhered to the Chocolate Chip base.  The greeting is from “Short and Sweet” stamped in Chocolate Chip on Crumb Cake and punched out with the small oval.  I punched out a large oval in Pacific Point and adhered them together. This was raised up  with dimensionals.  This is a very easy – and quick card to put together!

I finally got to take photos today of the other cards I have done recently.  Not that the weather was all that great for taking photos!! I can show you these over the next week or two.  I have been very busy lately, so stop by again very soon and check them out.

Until then, Happy Stamping 🙂

Jenny xx

Challenges, Personal Ramblings


I can now show you some other creations from our “Claytons Convention” Weekend.  Over the weekend we had various challenges along with the Make and Takes we did.  In our “spare” time we CASED some cards too.  You do get a bit of spare time in the early hours of the morning and it is easier to copy someone else’s work then than think for yourself!!!

Here are some some other creations.

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I hope you have enjoyed these creations.  We did have such fun on our weekend.  It’s so great to have found special friends that share your passion.  I will show you some other creations that I have been busy on when I come back, so stop by again soon.  I do really appreciate your visits to my blog.  Please don’t be shy and say hello.  It’s nice to know I’m not talking to myself

Until next time, Happy stamping!

Love Jenny xx