I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day.  Hard to believe after all the craziness leading up to it, it is now all done for another year.  Why does it get so crazy!!! We had a lovely Christmas Day though.  Church Christmas Eve and time with the family for Christmas Lunch.  It was nice and relaxing.

Today I thought I would share some special hand-made cards we received for Christmas.  They are all so gorgeous and it is always great to see new ideas.  I won’t go in to too much details of the cards.  If you want to know more about them or a closer look just let me know.

This first group is from my close Demonstrator friends.  How lucky am I!


These 2 are from some special blog readers who have now become good friends.  The one on the left is from Lynda.  Thanks Lynda for your continued loyalty and encouraging comments.  Isn’t this a clever way of using ‘Lovely as a Tree’.  That set is so versatile.  The one on the right is from my lovely Blog friend Patti from the the US.  How cute is that snowman???  It has been lovely to get to know Patti over this past year.  Thanks for always stopping by Patti and encouraging me along the way. 🙂


This next group is from some of my friends.  Some of them are from customers that I can now call lovely friends.  Aren’t they all so gorgeous??


I hope you might feel inspired by this lovely mix.  I love looking at them and touching them.  They bring a smile to my face.

Thanks for stopping by.  Come and visit again soon,

Jenny x

cards, Stampin' Up!


I have had this card in Draft form for weeks – and then I got a little excited with the Envelope Punch Board.  So I thought I would take a break from the Punch Board for today and show you this.  Don’t worry there will still be more projects to come soon with that.  I can’t believe how many visits from Pinterest I have had over the last week with my Punch Board projects.  It is nice to have you all stop by.  Visit anytime 🙂

This was another card I made at our last Stamping day together (a few weeks ago now. OK a couple of months ago!).  I borrowed Leonie N. stamp set of ‘Santa’s List.  This card was CASED from her.  How good am I, not only borrow her stamps but CASE her cards as well! Oh well! When you are on to a good thing ……………….

Here is the card.


I embossed the card with the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder.  The Santa is from ‘Santa’s List’  He is simply stamped in Cherry Cobbler and I used 2 way Glue pen to apply the Dazzling Diamonds around his beard, cuffs and hat.  It does sparkle so nicely in real life.  The circles were cut with the Circles Framelits.  I used a little strip of ‘Season of Style’ DSP.  There really is not much more you need to do.

 I hope you enjoyed this little distraction.  Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you can visit again soon,




I recently got the Chevron Border Punch from the Holiday Catalogue.  I was playing around with it to create some Christmas cards.

This card was CASED from Barb Mullikin I think??  I have used the ‘Season of Style’ Designer Series Paper.  I punched some Chevrons at the bottom of the paper and backed it with some Cherry Cobbler card.  I coloured the gifts from the set ‘Wishing You’.  I used Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green Markers. I then cut them out and lifted them up using Dimensionals.  I added a little Rhinestone to the centre of the middle gift although it is a hard to see that.  The greeting from that set was inked with Cherry Cobbler ink and was cut out using the Labels Framelits.  Some Gumball Green Satin Stitched Ribbon helped break up the busy paper.


The next card is using the Chevron Border Punch a little different.  I added 3 of the punch outs in a line pointing downwards, actually towards the greeting which just highlighted the greeting!


This Santa is from the stamp set ‘Santa’s List’.  I don’t have this set but I used it at Leonie N’s at our last stamp day a few weeks ago.  It’s good to get together and share stamps – and ideas 🙂  You can’t see here but I added some Dazzling Diamonds with the 2-Way Glue Pen to the white trim on Santa’s coat and hat and on his beard.  It is hard to see it though.  If you click on the photo to see a larger view you might just be able to see it sparkle!

I have used a different pattern of the ‘Season of Style’ Designer Series Paper and added some Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon to finish it off.

I have seen some more great ways to use this punch on my blog travels so I look forward to playing around with this punch some more . So stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by,