Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


Have you had a chance to check out the retiring list yet?  Items are selling out way fast!  I thought I would share my TOP 5 over the next couple of days.

Today is the TOP 5 BUNDLES.  Some of these Bundle items will be available as individual items (ie stamp set and the Thinlits) but if you like them then get them as the bundle now and save yourself 10%.

These items are still available as at this time but leave it and they might not be around too much longer.

In no particular order …

Lift Me Up Bundle       W $90.25     C $78.25


Dragonfly Dreams   Photopolymer $81.25


Cool Treats Bundle  Photopolymer $82.75


Oh So Succulent Bundle  Photopolymer $83.25

The stamps or Thinlits will not be available in the 2017 Catalogue.


Jar of Love Bundle   Photopolymer  $92.50

These and other bundles are available in my store -> HERE.  Order there or contact me directly. Australian residents only.



Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


It’s that time of year where we start saying Good-Bye to many of our favourites from the 2016/17 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.  You can view it now HERE.

Some items have been discounted.  They are available until 31st May or while stocks last.  I am particularly sad about some things going.  Gorgeous Grunge and Joyful Nativity.  The Butterfly Punches and Papillion Potpourri.  And what will I do without the Adhesive Remover!!

Don’t wait a minute to order any of these items as many sell out very quickly.


Order by contacting me directly


Order Online at the above link.  Host Code for this week is KR2QZH2T


cards, Catalogues, Sale-A-Bration, Tutorials


I have been making these mini Thank You cards recently for all my lovely customers who have placed orders with me during Sale-A-Bration.   I used one of the Sale-A-Bration sets ‘Any Occasion’ which I think is overlooked in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

The cards are about 7.5cm square (about 3″). They are quite simple cards cut with the largest Layering Squares Framelits.  I will show you how to do that below.

The left one is Watermelon Wonder with a little Blushing Bride for some banners. The right one is Bermuda Bay with a little Mint Macaron.  I added a bow with White Baker’s Twine.  I really should have added some bling I think???

To create your own Mini Scallop Square Cards:

Place the largest Scallop Square of the Layering Square Framelits on your folded card base so as the top edge of the framelit is just off the edge of the fold of the card. This will mean that the top won’t be cut through. See the photo above.

Run the card and Framelit through your Big Shot as you would normally.  Below shows how the card looks after cutting it.

Decorate the card as you like.  I also added a piece of card inside to write on.  They make quick little cards to give with a gift.


Less than a week now to the end of Sale-A-Bration.  Make sure you SHOP or JOIN before the end of Friday.  If you love FREEBIES you won’t want to miss out. 

If you want to shop contact me directly or Order Online -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code FUCQ2STG

To JOIN and get up to $245 of products when you order $169 then Head -> HERE.

cards, Catalogues, Classes, Stampin' Up!


Last Saturday I held a ‘Beautiful You’ class showing lots of techniques that could be used with the very versatile set.  It was very well received I think.  I was busy last week playing a lot with this set to create some samples.  I thought I would share some of the projects this week.

I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest stamping it on black card so I really wanted to give it a go.  Here is the card.


It is stamped with the White Craft Ink Pad.  I thought I might have had to heat emboss it in White but I think it turned out crisp enough.  For the moon, I punched out a circle from a Post It Note with the 2″ circle punch and laid the negative on the card in position and sponged ink over the punched circle. I then added a few highlights with the Blender Pen and ink.

The black card was adhered to Sweet Sugarplum and then to a Black card base.  I added some Rhinestones to finish it off.  I thought I would just keep it simple.

I will be back with some more cards with this great set later in the week.

Jenny x

cards, Catalogues, Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!


The last few days I have been busy getting ready for my Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Review this weekend.  Lots of creating happening – even in the heat! I will get to share some of them shortly but I really wanted to share this one first.  I was happy with the result.

I have used the Delicate Details stamp set.  A free choice for Sale-A-Bration this year when you order over $90! This was my first pick for Sale-A-Bration but I have only just managed to ink it up.

Mint Macaron_dragonfly

I used one of the stamps to create a lacy effect by stamping in Memento ink onto Whisper White card. I lined each one up by eye.  I have to say that was a little nerve racking!  You could use a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (SAMJ) or similar tool.  I always forget to pull my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig out. (or lazy!).

Once I stamped them –  and breathed a sigh of relief – I then inked up the card.  I haven’t got the sponge rollers yet so I used the brayer which is now retired. Funny that, my brayer is in the same box as my SAMJ. 🙂  I used Mint Macaron ink to add the colour gradually going from dark to light.


A dragonfly was cut from the Copper Foil Sheet. It looks a bit more gold in the photo. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder on to a strip of Whisper White.  I cut a banner end with scissors.  It needed a little something underneath so I cut a thinner strip from the Copper Foil and cut the end of that too.

The inked piece was added to a Mint Macaron card base.  Before I added the Dragonfly I twirled around some Copper Thread and added some Pearls to finish.  The sentiment was raised up with Dimensionals.

You can check out the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle HERE at my store.  It is $81.25 AUS. Maybe grab an inkpad or some cardstock to take you over $90 and you can grab the gorgeous Delicate Details set from Sale-A-Bration FREE (or grab one of the other great Free products).  Check out the Sale-A-Bration catalogue by clicking on the link in the right hand side bar.

Have a lovely day/night.  It is a little cooler here today and rainy which is nice so I am off to my stamp room again. 🙂


Catalogues, Classes


I am sure you have seen the new catalogues by now?? Well if you are a Wollongong local why not come and play?





When: Friday  3rd 7pm and Saturday 4th February, 2pm

Where:  My studio, East Corrimal

Cost: $10

includes a card to make, play with new products, giveaways and afternoon tea.

Please RSVP by Wednesday 1st.

cards, Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!


This card is one I created for a Private Card class last week using the Sale-A-Bration set Avant Garden. This card was adapted from a couple of cards I have seen around.  You might have noticed a similar design on page 4 of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue??


Colours used are Dapper Denim, Marina Mist and Mint Macaron.  The Smoky Slate base is at a bit more of an angle than it appears in the photo.  I added some Silver Ribbon to the card.

I have to tell you a funny story.  When I went to the class I forgot to take the Marina Mist inkpad. Minor panic! Never mind I got them stamping off the Dapper Denim to create a lighter effect.  It turned out OK. 🙂


The Avant Garden is such a versatile stamp set – and it is Free! Even better!  With your $90 order you can choose this set or any of the other choices for Sale-A-Bration.

You can head to my store HERE to order. Please use the Host Code for this week. SS7JW4QQ  You can then pick up your Free set of Avant Garden or choose one of the other great choices.  Check the items in store under Sale-A-Bration or look at the catalogue in the right side bar here. 

If you would like to book your own Private Card Class with me to make beautiful cards like this and you are a Wollongong local then drop me a message and we can work out a date.


cards, Cards by Mail, Classes, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials


This Saturday I have a fun class on.  If you can’t make it locally it will be available by mail so check all the details.


Make 8 cards quickly by stamping one sheet of A4 cardstock.


Saturday 14th January 2pm 

COST: $20. $5 extra to use my adhesives.

BYO: scissors, adhesives and paper trimmer.

RSVP: Thursday 12th.


Can’t make it? Get the class by mail. Includes cutting template and instructions, cardstock and embellishments.

 Cost: $20

Let me know ASAP.


cards, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!, Techniques


Today we went to a wedding.  It was a really lovely service and special to be a part of it. This was for friends of Josh’s and he was one of the Groomsmen.  He looked pretty swish if you ask me but I can say that because I am his mum. 🙂

We managed to grab a family snap.  It is not often that we are all together. I don’t often share family stuff here but today I will….. 🙂


Anyway, you didn’t come here to see family snaps you want to see crafty projects.  I wanted to share the Wedding card I made.  Now I have known about this wedding for months as you do but I just didn’t know how to go about this card.  The Invitation had Ombre blue stripes so I considered working something in with that but I ended up with this.  Hope the Bride and Groom like it.


I went with Dapper Denim card base and Soft Sky mat.  On the White card I stamped the sentiment from Rose Wonder. If you can see closely at the bottom is a new Embossing Folder from the Upcoming Occasions Catalogue.  I broke it out of it’s package just for this! This is the ‘Falling Petals’ Textured Impressions Folder.  They look like falling hearts.  Just a couple of Tips with this folder:  1) When you emboss you might get little marks or the “hearts” squished looking.  I added a piece of scrap paper in the folder on top of the card when I embossed it which prevented this. 2) This embossing folder covers the full card but I didn’t want all the card covered only to emboss just the bottom edge. This was hard to do because of the position of the hearts.  So I cut a separate small strip of Whisper White card the width of the full white card piece and embossed just the strip.  Then I adhered that piece straight on to the card. You wouldn’t even know!

The ribbon used is not Stampin’ Up!  The larger swirly hearts are cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  I cut one in Dapper Denim and one in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. The little sparkly heart is a heart punched from the 2-Step Owl Punch in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  It adds a little sparkle.

This is the inside of the card.


Mmm? Shame the lighting isn’t great.  The weather has been a bit funny.  Hope you get the idea anyway.

This sentiment is also from Rose Wonder set.  I thought it needed something else to the inside so I punched some little hearts from the 2-Step Owl Punch in Dapper Denim and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

Thanks for visiting today.


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3D projects, cards, Christmas, Classes, Stampin' Up!


Wednesday night was the last Team meeting of the year with a Christmas Party.  This is the larger Inky Fingers Team I am in with Vanessa Webb.  We are a funny bunch! 😉

Each month we get to share swaps although not everyone gets around to it.  (I know I don’t!) I think being the last meeting and our Christmas party most people made a special effort.

These are the tags I made for a swap.  I was pressed for time for anything too complicated. They are based on some tags I made recently and shared here.  These use the ‘Holly Jolly Greetings’ set and some scraps of the Candy Cane Lane DSP.  So quick to make. 🙂


These are most of the swaps I received in return.


What a fantastic selection of cards and little treat holders. (Oops! I forgot your gift bag Katie!). Look at that gorgeous Dragonfly card given to me by Vanessa.  That’s a beautiful stamps and dies set coming out soon. 😉

Here are some of the crazy Inky Fingers Team.  It is a very creative bunch of people.


I have to show you the little make and take we made.  I have been wanting to make one of these for ages but haven’t had a chance to.  Barbara surprised us all in getting us to make it.  So cute! Just the size for a little Ferrero Chocolate or a Lindt ball.  Something nice to add to a table setting or as a simple gift.


Thanks for visiting.  How are your Christmas celebrations going?  It has been a little crazy this end.  I think we are now at the end of the end of year activities and presentations, classes have finished and cards have been sent out.  Still to put up the tree and finish shopping.  I feel it is never going to end!  Never mind.  We still have a week.  🙂

Have a wonderful day and stay sane,