3D projects, cards, Onstage, swaps, Techniques


I showed you my swap card I made for Onstage a couple of posts back.  If you missed it then just head back 2 posts.  Today I thought I would show you my swaps I received in return.  I only made about 30 so just have a small number.  It’s great swapping with other demonstrators to get new ideas and different ways of using a stamp set.  You might like to see them.

Cards with Backgrounds.

These cards are created with either lovely paper (The Painted with Love Specialty DSP) or with a stamped background.  The bottom left card uses the Texture Embossing Paste. The bottom right has a watercolour wash. Then you have a lovely scene using the Waterfront set.

Piggies and Birds

These are cute. 🙂


So many variations.

Banners and Greetings

Add a sentiment and a little background.  The bottom left card is a Baby Wipe technique like I used on my swap card.


Some fun fold card and treat holders and other special pieces.

I hope you liked to see these.  It’s always good to share new ideas.

Thanks to everyone who swapped with me.

Have a great weekend,


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As you read this I will be on my way to the Gold Coast, Queensland for the South Pacific Stampin’ Up! Convention.  So exciting!!

The best part of this is meeting up with online demonstrator friends and swapping cards with them. Oh yes! There are great demonstrations of projects and sneak peeks too 🙂

So I thought I would show you my swaps I have done.  This year I made less than I usually do. Time was a little against me.

Here are my cards.


I have used the set ‘Guy Greetings’.  The card on the right I have CASED from Lisa Young (addinkandstamp.blogspot.com) HERE.  This card then inspired my card on the left.

The base card for both is Night of Navy.  I used Very Vanilla mat.  I cut an oval shape on scrap card to form a mask and placed this over the Hardwood background stamp.  I inked up the Hardwood stamp by patting the Crumb Cake ink over the mask and stamp. I removed the mask and stamped the Hardwood stamp onto the Vanilla cardstock. The anchor and tool images are both stamped in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White card.

For the card on the right I added ‘Epic Day’ Washi Tape and this greeting was stamped in Basic Gray.


For the card on the left, the greeting is stamped in Night of Navy.  I added some loops of linen thread on the back of the card.  To create these loops,  I loosely wrapped the linen thread twice around 2 fingers and cut the linen thread at this point. I added Glue dots to attach the loops under the top left of the image which had been matted onto Night of Navy card.  Then I made one loop and attached it under the bottom right.  Glue dots are the best  way to attach the loops.


I hope you like them.  I can’t wait to receive the swap cards in return.  I will share them with you when I get back.

I will try and post again later in the week but most of the updates will be on my Facebook business page.  You can ‘Like’ me if you haven’t already.  Just click on the link in the right column.

Thanks for stopping by today 🙂

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I’m heading off to Canberra for the National Stampin’ Up! Convention tomorrow and I am excited!! It’s always a great time sharing with other Demonstrators you chat to online and have met at other Stampin’ Up! events.  I have worked really hard over the last few weeks to get my swaps ready.  I can now show you them.

Here is the original card I started with.  This card was inspired by a card by LeeAnn.  You can see that here.  I love LeeAnn’s simple style.  It is worth stopping by her blog and checking it out.

Colours: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant.

There is not a lot of stamping to this card but there are lots of layers.   I have used the ‘Mixed Bunch’ stamp set.  The flower was stamped and punched out using the new Blossom Punch.  It is a bit hard to tell but the flower was layered over a flower punched from co-ordinating cardstock.  On this card it was Elegant Eggplant.  The centre of the flower was stamped in Elegant Eggplant and punched out with the 1″ circle Punch.  An adhesive rhinestone was added to the centre for bling.  The pennant strip was cut from the ‘Flirtatious Specialty DSP’.  This was adhered on to the Whisper White layer and a Framelit was cut from Whisper White and raised up with dimensionals.  The flower was layered over this.  The sentiment was from ‘Create a Cupcake’.  I also used ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’ and ‘Fabulous Phrases’ on the other swap cards.

I just went with the one design for my swaps but I changed the colours for a bit of variety. I made 85 all up!!! (I was so glad they were done, I will say that!!!).

Top: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Soft Suede.  Paper – Subtles Patterns Paper Stack

Bottom: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Gray. Paper – Subtles Patterns Paper Stack.

Top: So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray.  Paper – Flirtatious Specialty DSP.

Bottom: Pretty in Pink, Cherry Cobbler. Paper – Subtles Patterns Paper Stack.

So what colour variety do you like the best??  I have to say, I’m not usually a yellow person but I really liked that version.  It is so bright and sunny.  Pretty in Pink worked well too.  It is always a huge effort doing swaps but I am really looking forward to some great cards back in return.  I hope I can show you some next week.

I don’t think I will be back over the next few days.  You will just have to wait for a Convention report after Sunday when I get back!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny x

cards, Convention


Thought I would just stop by and show you a card I made a couple of weeks ago.  This was my first play with the new Edgelits.  I do love the edging you can create with these little beauties.   Just a tip:  I found it helps to add some Dotto or other non-permanent adhesive to hold the edgelit in place when you cut them otherwise they can go slipping all over the place.

I cut the edge from the Whisper White card and a piece of the Flirtatious Specialty paper.  The flower was created by punching a few flowers from the new Blossom Punch in Pretty in Pink and folding and distressing and folding until the layers of the card came apart.  I sponged the edges and added a Vintage brad to the centre.   I added some folded Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon.  The sentiment is from “Fabulous Phrases” and punched out with the Modern Label Punch and added some pearls for some elegance.  The Pink swirls are from “Kindness Matters”.

Hope you like it???

The Stampin’ Up! National Convention is on in Canberra in 38 days!!! I can’t wait!  It is a great time to get together with demonstrators from all over Australia and New Zealand.  Part of the fun of convention is swapping cards with other demonstrators.  You come back with so many great ideas and samples.  I have just started on my swaps.  I have decided to do the one card but have different colour variations.  I have tested a few out and I am ready to go.  I figured that I would make 20 of 5 different colours which will give me a good number to swap.  Each week for the next 5 weeks I am going to create 20 cards.  So I thought I would give you a running tally here so you can help cheer me on.   Then I can have lots of great cards to show you when I come back.  I will share my swap card later on.   So let’s see how we go!!!

Thanks for stopping by today,

Jenny x

cards, swaps


Finally I can get back here.  This week has once again flown by.  Fridays come around so quickly!  Last post I showed you the card I created for my swap for last week’s Stampin’ Up! Regionals in Sydney.  I wanted to show you the cards I received in return.  There were so many that I have divided them into groups.  Sorry if it is a bit hard to see.  It is hard to capture the bling and detail on some of the cards.

"The flowery cards"
The Mixed Group
The 3D Swaps

There are a lot of creative ideas here with different ways of using a stamp or different layouts.  Swaps are great to be a part of.  I have to show you this card by itself though.  I have to say this is one of the stand-outs.  Not that there weren’t other really great ones!!!!!!

There are so many different elements to this card.  The light sponging, the subtle use of the “French Foliage” set (must add that set to my wish list!).  Notice the torn corner in the top right hand corner.  It is a subtle addition.  You can’t tell in the photo but the top 2 butterflies have been clear embossed and each butterfly was cut out.  That’s a lot of cutting for 20-30 cards.   I just don’t have it on hand to tell you the creator.  I will come back and edit this shortly to let you know.  I think this card will be added to my CASE file.

I hope you find these inspiring!!

See you again soon,


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It has taken a little while to get back here.  Sorry about that.  I have been laid up in bed sick for 2 days.  Finally, I could get these swaps sorted to show you.  Having so many makes it hard to photograph, especially with my little camera!!!  I have grouped them together to show you.  If you click on the photo you will see an enlarged photo to view it clearer.  

The Elegant Bouquet embossing folder was popular on a few! 


Some ‘Artistic’ ones! (with the stamp set and the Big Shot)

Lots of Christmas cards! Delightful Decorations were popular.

I wanted to show you these 2 particularly.  Both use the Petals-a-plenty Embossing folder.  The one on the left is by Cheryl Taylor. I like how she has left an oval not embossed in the centre to give a space for the sentiment.  The ornament is from ‘Contempo Christmas’.  It is hard to see in the photo but she has used Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint which gives a nice sparkle. The one on the right is from splendidstamping.com (sorry, I don’t know their name)  She has used non-traditional stamps ‘Dreams du jour’ and ‘Always’ to create the images.  The greeting is from ‘Contempo Christmas’ .  They are both simple but very effective.

I have to show you this clever creation too.

This is by Karen Cumming.  I chatted to Karen at Regionals about the “Cards for the Troops” she organises.  It was so wonderful to talk to her.  Go and check her blog out here and read some of the responses she has received back.  It is such a wonderful thing for the troops serving overseas to be able to send a Christmas Card back to their family at home.  It will make their Christmas!

Back to the creation.  This is a chocolate coin ornament.  How cool is it!!  The images are from ‘Artistic Etchings’.  She has stamped the medallion onto Real Red card and punched it out.  You need 2 per ornament.  Sandwich a chocolate coin in between.  The top is the crown stamped in Black and cut out and adhered to create the hanger.  Just tie some ribbon on, a few drops of Crystal Effects were added to the front and you are done.  I am going to whip up a few of these this Christmas!  Of course, you get really small ones in the pack of coins when you buy them.  But don’t worry, you just eat those ones!!!!!  Do you like the label Karen put on this.  “In case of emergency, Unwrap and eat!!!”  Too funny!!

Unfortunately, I didn’t take any photos of our group.  Too busy, chatting and taking in all the info given out.   I still haven’t finished my Make and Takes so I will have to get onto that.  But then, I still have some unfinished from convention!  Maybe on the holidays I will have some time to catch up – Perhaps!

I have some more Christmas creations to show you, so pop back soon.  Until then, Happy Stamping!  x


Stampin' Up!, swaps


I have just got back from Sydney Stampin’ Up! Regionals.  What a great day!!  There were lots of  ‘WOW’ and  ‘AAH’ moments.  So much to take in! I can’t wait to give all these different ideas a go.  I think that will have to wait a bit though until I get through the Christmas rush.  It was so great to meet up with lots of demonstrators that I chat to online or that I stalk their blog.  Of course, always a fun time with my stamping buddies too.  I received lots of great swaps back but I will need to go through them and take photos.  I will show you those soon.  I can now show you my swaps that I did.   I just kept to one design and did 2 different colours.

I started off doing the Old Olive.  After stamping the flowers from ‘Elements of Style’, I used the blender pen and inkpad to colour them in slightly.  This had been stamped on Very Vanilla, but I have to say it looks a little white in the photo.  I spritzed the card with the Old Olive marker.  A strip of Old Olive card was run through the Big Shot with the Very Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder.  I added some Adhesive Pearls.  The sentiment is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’.

I decided to do some in the Rich Razzleberry.  I quite liked how these turned out.  I didn’t colour these ones.  I added Rhinestones on these ones.

These cards were inspired by a card by Natasha Zandbergen here. Why don’t you stop by her blog sometimes.  She does some beautiful cards!

After a big day, I’m heading off to bed.  I will try and get back very soon to show you the swaps I received.  Have a lovely Sunday!!!

Convention, swaps


I have finally had time to go through my swaps I received at convention.  I have never seen anything like this swap time.  It is a feeding frenzy – Just crazy!!!  It was only when I got home that I could see the swaps I actually got.

I can’t show you all the swaps I got.  I’d be here all day.  I have selected a few and grouped them to make it a bit easier.  So, without further ado …….

The flowery ones!!
Packed with a Punch!
Vintage Vogue and Medallion was very popular.
Some cute 3D swaps.
These are Carlie's Picks! (Had to show you them!!!)

Sorry, some of them are a bit hard to see because of the glare, but it might give you an idea.

Come back again in the next day or two and I will show you my swaps I did.  Certainly not to the standard of these, but anyway, I will show you.

Have a good day!   🙂



I’ve been trying to play catch up all week but I still don’t think I’ve got CLOSE to catching up! Anyway, I wanted to stop by quickly and show you this card. Our team swap this last month was using something from the Spring Mini. Of course, the stamp set ‘Great Friend’ was very popular. I’m not going to show you all the swaps at the moment. I know some of the other team members have posted their cards on their blog so you can check them out at Andrea’s and Ness’ (who used her Incentive trip swap – that was special!). For my swap I used the ‘Great Friend’. I was inspired by this card by Claire. I just changed it around a little.  Our swaps we do are to be very simple, something we might be able to do as a Make and Take.  I haven’t done anything fancy.  I stamped the butterfly on white scrap cardstock and cut it out and mounted it.

Spring mini swap

Stamps:  Great Friend.

Card: Baja Breeze, Pretty in Pink, Certain Celery, Whisper White.

Ink: Baja Breeze, Pretty in Pink, Certain Celery.

Other: White Grosgrain ribbon, Adhesive.

Thanks for Looking!  Must dash, jobs to do before the kiddies get home!!!


Look What I Got?

Today I got a nice surprise in my mailbox.  It was a special parcel from the lovely Tanya.  Look at this.  Don’t I feel spoilt! Go and check out Tanya’s blog.


This was a prize for winning the recent Non-Convention Goers online sketch challenge.  This was my entry.

Tanya made this cute box from some ‘Sweet Always’ DSP.  It’s a wonder you can’t smell it!  Inside had some beautiful handcream and soap, as well as a tealight candle and this lovely bookmark she made using the felt ‘flower fusion too’.  Isn’t it great.  It was so special.  Thanks Tanya you made my day XO.

I also received some great swaps from some very clever demos around Australia.  Here they are for you.


The first one is mine I made.  This is using Rose Red and Regal Rose cardstock.  I used the ‘Best Wishes and More’ stampset and ‘Weathered’ background.  You can’t quite see the bling on the picture though.  I added some dazzling diamonds on the heart and the Taken with Teal piece.  That piece actually is the centre of the snowflake in that set.

The next 2 cards are by Tanya.  She has made the rooster look good!  This is a Level 2 hostess set. Rustic Rooster.  I love the layout on this one.  My DD loved this next one.  She has been asking me to buy this set.  This is ‘Just Jawing’.   I love the glittery heart eyes using the chunky glitter.


In this group, the first one is by Margaret Knoops. She has used the ‘Crazy for Cupcakes’ set.  I love the eyelets and she has used the chunky glitter too.  The next one is from Rebecca using ‘Crazy for Cupcakes’.  She has used some chunky glitter and fine supernova for extra bling.  I love the layout on this one.  The end one is from Claire Harrison.  She has used ‘Inspired by Nature’.  I love this set.  This is one on my evergrowing wishlist.  She has used some lovely In-Colours of Baja Breeze and Pacific Point.  It is a very clever effect using the white gel pen and basic black marker to highlight the image.

It was great fun being part of the non-convention goers online weekend.  I still have to make a few of the projects, when I find some time!