I have been wanting to show you this card for some time now.  Since we are now saying Good-Bye to ‘Baroque Motifs’ I think it is about time.  I am sad to say Farewell to this set.  We have had a long association together. This set has been with me since the beginning of  my stamping journey.  I have used it for weddings, birthday, Christmas, Anniversary, I think just about any occasion.  If you want to check out some of the cards I have created with this set then just click on the ‘Baroque Motifs’ tag and it will take you there – I hope!  This time I have used it for a Baby card – and I think it is a very appropriate use.  🙂

You might have seen versions of this card around your blog travels.  I wanted to make this card for a special friend who just became a Grandma.  (Doesn’t that make you feel old when your friends start becoming Grandparents???).  Anyway,  when my friend was pregnant with her own daughter many years ago she used to call her baby ‘Sweet Pea’, and she had that nickname for quite a few years.  Now when her daughter was pregnant this little baby was called ‘Sweet Pea’.  So you see, I just had to make this card.  Here it is.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Short and Sweet.

Card: Olive Olive, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Certainly Celery

Ink: Old Olive, Bashful Blue

Punches: Wide Oval, 3/4 ” circle, 2 step Bird Punch, 2 step Owl Punch, Boho Blossoms.

Other: Beautiful Butterflies Sizzlit, White Gel Pen, Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon (check out the little tuft of hair!)

I hope you have got ‘Baroque Motifs’ in your collection because it is such a versatile stamp set.  Have you had a chance to check out the other retiring stamps and accessories??  Some items have sold out already so you have to be quick.  You can check it all out here.  Look down the page for the retiring stamps and accessories in the little picture boxes (if that makes sense).

Good Bye ‘Baroque Motifs.

Thanks for stopping by,


cards, Challenges


I really like the sketches for the Clean and Simple Challenges but I rarely get the chance to join in.  Last Sunday on Mother’s Day I took some time out to join in this week’s sketch.  This is the sketch.

I have to say it might be a clean and simple card but I think it took longer for me to work out what colours I would use than to do the card.  Here is my version.

Card: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Brights Patterns Stack.

Ink: Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry.

Stamps: Short and Sweet, Printed Petals (Now I had to dust that off as it has been so long since I have used it!).

Other: Tangerine Tango Button, White Twine.

I really liked the sketch and I was quite happy with the card.  It really didn’t take that long once I decided what to do. It was a really nice way to indulge on Mother’s Day.  I think this card would be great to make up in different colours as a set.  Maybe I will get around to that sometime.  I will just add that to my list of things to do!!

Thanks for looking.  I hope you stop by to see some more creations shortly.




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



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



I debated on whether to show you this card.  I have really struggled putting this together.  Sometimes what is in your head doesn’t quite come out!


I stamped the surfer in Pacific Point onto Pacific Point card and I wanted to created a white wash for the waves.  I had tried sponging but that went in the bin!!  For this one I picked up some White Craft ink with the blender pen and dotted around the water lines. I did like the result.  Then I really struggled  putting the card together.  The layout is from a Clean and Simple sketch from a short time ago.

I wanted to create a manly card and added the eyelets and twine.   The Real Red card was run through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Folder.   Not sure if it all works well though???? Maybe it is the colours??? Something is missing. What do you think???  All suggestions gratefully received.  🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy your day,

Jenny xx

cards, Workshops


I can’t believe how quickly these weekends fly by!  The start of another week.  I have been wanting to get back here to show you another of my ‘Extreme Elements’ cards I have been playing around with lately.  This card was a Make and Take we did at a workshop a couple of weeks ago now. 

I think this is one of the first times I have used Pacific Point.  I think it teams really well with Baja Breeze.  I stamped the images from Extreme Elements over the front of the Baja Breeze base.  The splodge was stamped in Baja Breeze onto Whisper White and then overstamped with the ‘Extreme Surfboard’ in Pacific Point and then layered onto Pacific Point cardstock.  The greeting is from Short and Sweet.  It was  punched out with the Word Window Punch and then a piece was punched out from Pacific Point with the Modern Label Punch.  This was then layered with dimensionals onto the card.  The original design for the card came from Splitcoast Stampers.  I modified it a bit to make it simpler for a Make and Take card.

I really love the ‘Extreme Elements’ stampset.  They are a great addition for those “Hard-to-do” Male cards!  I have had fun playing around with them.  I have another card I have made which I will show you next time.  I’m not so sure about that one though!

I hope you have a great week ahead – and fill it with lots of stamping!!!

Jenny xx

cards, Techniques


While I am in the Summer Mini Mode I thought I would show you the projects we did at my Mini Catalogue launch on Saturday.  It was a small group but we had a lot of fun – I think???  After a quick Scavenger Hunt through the Mini and checking out all the great new products, we did 2 projects. This was the first one.

This card was using the technique called Inlaid Embossing.  The stars were punched out from Whisper White Card and then adhered to the Real Red cardstock before running it through the Big Shot using the new Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder.  It creates such a cool effect.  You can use any punched shape.  Just make sure that all the shapes are adhered down well.  I have use the ‘Extreme Guitar’ stamp and the crown is from the ‘Extreme Elements’ set.  The greeting is from ‘Short and Sweet’.  I punched this out with the small oval punch and then a black oval with the large oval punch.   I think this makes a cool guy card.   Do you think?????

The second card we did I kept a lot simpler.  It was using the fun ‘Aviary’ set. 

The bird stand was stamped on Very Vanilla in Chocolate Chip ink.   The cage was stamped on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla.  I stamped the bird in Baja Breeze ink.  The cage was then cut out and mounted with Dimensionals.  The greeting is from the set ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’, which can you believe is 50% off at the moment with the December Frenzy!  I scalloped the edge of the Chocolate Chip mat and adhered it all onto Crumb Cake card base.  I tied a little knot from the Victoria Lace and added that with a glue dot. 

I have so many Christmas projects that I have been working on so I will show you those in the next few posts.  Otherwise, it will be New Year before I finish!!

Until next time, Happy Stamping!

cards, Stampin' Up!


Do you get stuck sometimes with not knowing what to create, or your MOJO has gone AWOL????  Use the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalogue.  It is a great resource.  It’s not called an IDEA book for nothing!  Every page has so much inspiration.  You can pick a card and copy it exactly, or change the colours and stamps to suit you.  On this card I created a card from p86 of the catalogue.  I used the wheel “Baby Tees” on a scrap piece of Whisper White, and coloured it using the blender pen and inks.  I cut it out and adhered it to the Whisper White card base at the top.  On the Pretty in Pink piece I stamped the nappy pins from “Short and Sweet”.  I scalloped a strip of Pretty in Pink card and then tied Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon around it.  This was layered onto the other pink card piece and then adhered on to the whisper white card base.  The greeting is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments”.  It is a bit hard to see.

So next time your stuck, pick up your catalogue and have a look. 

School holidays have started here for us now, but I need to squeeze some stamping in there some time 🙂  Have a lovely weekend.

cards, Tutorials, Uncategorized


Recently we had some friends who had a new baby girl and I needed to make a card.  I haven’t had to make one of those cards for a long time.   I don’t have any cute little kiddies stamps, let alone baby stamps.  A long time ago when I made some baby cards I used to make these cute little nappy (diaper) cards.  So, I thought I would do another one of those, with a few additions.  I still had some nappy cloth.

I used the little nappypin from ‘Short and Sweet’ to create some background card on the Whisper White cardstock.  I ran some Pretty in Pink card through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder and layered this on some more Pretty in Pink card. I created the nappy (diaper) using the kite fold.  I have the instructions below for that.  I adhered this using Tombow adhesive, but Sticky Strip would work.  I stuck a safety pin through the top layer.  I don’t think many people use nappy pins anymore!!! I wrapped around some Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon.  Then punched out the greeting from Teeny Tiny Sentiments with the Large oval punch and Scallop oval punch.  I think it is quite cute, for a very cute little girl!!!!

This is the inside of the card. Just a very simple strip of Pretty in Pink punched with the Eyelet border punch and layered on some Whisper White cardstock.

Here is the Kite fold nappy (diaper) that I did.  I have used paper to show this here.  Cut a piece 8cmx8cm.

Fold 2 of the corners in to the middle.

Fold 2 corners in to the middle.

Fold down the top edge over the 2 folds.  Then fold up the bottom point.  I tucked the pointy end under.

There it is!!!

Hope you enjoyed this card???  I better go and do something with my day!!

Have a Happy day 🙂

3D projects, Blog Hops, Tutorials, Uncategorized


Welcome!  If you have just come from Jane’s blog on the ESAD Autumn blog Hop, then thanks for stopping by.  If you have just joined in then enjoy!!

You better go and grab yourself a cuppa as you’ll be hopping for a while!

What is ESAD you say?

ESAD stands for Extra Special Australian (and New Zealand) Demonstrators and it is an online group just for Australian and New Zealand demonstrators for Stampin’ Up!

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends and wonderful blog visitors but we share our love for what we do with each other as Demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know how and cyberstamps and we are always there to help and support each other when its needed.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

Here are my projects to show you today.  I am using the beautiful Cottage Garden DSP and Stamp Set and the Circle Scissors.

Firstly,  I want to show you this cute Circle pocket.  This was one of the projects we made at my Autumn Mini Launch last weekend.  I found this idea some time back and stored it in the back of the vault to use sometime.  I can’t remember where I first saw it.

With the Circle Scissors it makes life so much easier.  I cut a 14cm circle with the circle scissors from Old Olive cardstock.  Score it across at 4cm, this is your bottom score line. 

Turn the circle 1/4 turn and score it at 2.5cm and 11.5cm.   When scoring these lines, check the bottom score line is horizontal or you will have a crooked pocket!!!

Scoring the circle at 4cm.


1/4 turn, score at 2.5cm and then along at 11.5cm.

 Turn the circle over and stamp the side sections as desired.  Turn back over and fold up on the score lines.  Place snail adhesive or sticky strip on the bottom flap before folding up.

Decorate as desired.  I added a belly band using the Rich Razzleberry cardstock and Cottage Garden DSP.  I stamped the flowers from the Cottage Garden set.  This is a great 2-step stamp set. First I stamped the solid image in Orchid Opulence and then the outline in Rich Razzleberry.  I did this twice, cut them out and layered them up.  I added some Dazzling Diamonds with the 2-way glue and mounted it with Dimensionals.

I made up a quick Love Note size card to fit.  I used the other gorgeous images from the Cottage Garden set, and the text from ‘Short and Sweet’.

My next project is a circle bag.  I first came across these here on Kim’s blog.  I was so amazed how small they were though when I made one up. They are about 11cm or 4 1/4″ high. They are so cute!!

Cut 2 x 14cm circles with your Circle Scissors.  I used the gorgeous Cottage Garden DSP.  Cut off 2cm from the bottom of each circle.  Before any assembling, punch a circle from the top of the circles to create your handles.  (Believe me it is sooooo much easier to do this first.  I learnt the first time!).  I used the 1 1/4″ circle punch.  I also punched out 2 circles with the 1 1/4″ circle punch from Old Olive cardstock and punched around these with the scallop circle punch.

Here is what you should have.

Kim used a lunch sack inside her bag, but I didn’t have any so I created a box. 

Cut cardstock 17cmx12cm.  On the 17cm side scored at 4cm and 13cm.  On the 12cm side score at 4cm and 8cm.  On opposite sides cut up to the score line.  This is how it should look.

Add adhesive to the flaps and fold up.  To adhere your circle pieces on, place Sticky Strip to the long sides of the box.  Do one side at a time.  Place the circle down with right side down and line up the bottom edge of the box with the bottom edge of the circle, and adhere.  It is so much easier doing it this way than lining up the circle onto the box.  Turn over the box and repeat on the other side.  Add your handles and tie up with a bow.  I used some 5/8″ Old Olive Grosgrain.I added a tag using the Big Shot ‘Lots of Tags’ Die.  I sponged around the edge with Rich Razzleberry and stamped the greeting and flower from ‘Short and ‘Sweet’.

PS.  In my rush to get this out I forgot to show you the finished bag. DOH!!!

Here you go!

The cute little circle bag, with the Big Shot Tag from 'Lots of Tags'


Side view of the bag!

There you go!  I hope you enjoyed these creations.  It might be time to stock up on the drink and chocolate before you move on with your Blog Hop journey.  You could be a while! You will now move on to Juliette’s blog.  Don’t forget as you visit each blog to leave a comment.  Then email Sharlene at to be in the draw for some blog candy.

Thanks for stopping by!!