cards, Stampin' Up!


I have been having fun making samples with the Swirly Bird stamps and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits ready for my Swirly Bird Class tomorrow.  I just finished this card today and had to show you now.  I really liked how it turned out. I saw an idea for a type of pinwheel using it somewhere, I think on a group I am on??  So I thought I would have a play and see what I could come up with.  I wasn’t sure how it would work at first.  Here is the end result.

Pinwheel Swirly Bird

What do you think?  Pretty funky?

It’s a simple card in itself.  The colours for the pinwheels are from the top right: Emerald Envy and Wild Wasabi; Dapper Denim and Tempting Turquoise; Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo and Peekaboo Peach and Tangerine Tango. I only realised as I got to the last one that I was using the new Incolors. 🙂  The “spots” from the stamp set and stamped in Daffodil Delight.  The sentiment is from ‘Guy Greetings’.  I went through all my stamp sets and thought this font really suited.

The Rhinestones were coloured with a Black Sharpie to add to the centres.  The white card was then adhered to a Basic Black mat and the base card is Tangerine Tango.

These pinwheels were really fun to do and being a clear set you can see through the block to line up each stamp.  I stamped the shape running across lengthways first and then inked the stamp again and flipped it to run across the other direction.  Then inked the other colour and stamped  to line up the long edge with the shorter edge already stamped if that makes sense?? I think I will have to try some more cards with these pinwheels!

Go and make some funky pinwheels for yourself.  Of course, you need the Swirly Bird stamp set to do this.  If you haven’t already got it and the Swirly Scribbles  Thinlits you better buy it.  This is such a fun and versatile set.  Get it as a Bundle and save 10%.

swirly bird

If you are in Australia you can order it through me if you don’t already have a Demonstrator.  Head to my Store HERE and place your order or contact me directly.

Thanks for visiting me today.


3D projects, Classes, Stampin' Up!


I have a special gift box and 4 cards at this week’s class.  I hope you can make it (ie if you live local!).  This box will be great with Mother’s Day coming up but would be great for any special friend.  Here are the details.


WHEN: Friday 29th April 10am or 7.3opm.

COST: $20  Please bring your scissors and adhesives.

RSVP: Wednesday 27th April.

Here is the gorgeous box and cards. (Includes envelopes as well).  You can change the greeting to suit you.

box    box and card

Don’t forget to let me know by the RSVP date.  I hope you can come.


Convention, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!



By now you have probably heard of the Onstage Event last weekend and some of the things that went on.  I have finally had a chance to upload my photos and go through some.  I mean some!  How can one person take so many photos on one day!!! 😉 Anyway, I will show you some in this post and share some of the other projects later.

It is always exciting getting together at these events. Knowing that Demonstrators were meeting together in various places around the world at the same time was pretty exciting too.  I went to Sydney for our local event.

Here is some of our Inky Fingers team.

Inky Fingers Team

Busily creating one of the Make and Takes for the day.  I will share them at a later date.  I actually finished them all this time.  Usually they go home unfinished – and for the most part they stay unfinished!


And of course it’s exciting winning prize patrol AND getting the new catalogue! 🙂


This year Stampin’ Up! celebrates 10 years in the South Pacific market. So we had cupcakes to celebrate.


Having the events world-wide meant some of the presentations were telecast from the Onstage Live event in Salt Lake City.  Here is Shelli and Sara in their opening speech.


Come back again soon and I will show you some projects. 🙂