I was playing around with the ‘Irresistibly Yours’ DSP the other day.  If you are not familiar with this paper already it comes in 12″x12″ sheets.  There are 6 different designs and you get  2 of each. Each design has a glossy like pattern on the sheet which is like it is clear embossed.  You can simply add your colour either by sponging or brayering.  Gently wipe off the card with a tissue which removes the ink from the embossed parts leaving a gorgeous coloured pattern.  You can create your own patterned paper to match the colour of your project. I had these little pieces just for a card size and thought I would make up some cards using them.  Here they are for you.

Firstly, using Crisp Canteloupe card and ink and stamp sets ‘Papillion Potpourri’ and ‘Hello There’. A little Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper was punched using the 1 3/8″ Circle punch and this was layered under the “For You” greeting although that is a little hard to see. I also stamped the smaller image from ‘Daydream Medallions’ and cut it with the matching die. I added some Crisp Canteloupe Thick Baker’s Twine to finish this card.


This one was in Marina Mist and using ‘Something For Baby’ and ‘Itty Bitty Banners’ stamp sets.  Finished off with some Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine.  Gotta love that tie!!! 😉


This is probably my favourite.  This is Lost Lagoon.  I added some splodges from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ and the greeting is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’. Then simply a sparkly butterfly cut from the Silver Foil Sheets and then some Lost Lagoon Satin ribbon to finish off.


So have you got your ‘Irresistibly Yours’ DSP yet?? It is one of the Free choices during Sale-A-Bration with your $90 order.  There are so many other great Sale-A-Bration products if this Paper is not your choice. There is only 2 weeks left of Sale-A-Bration so you can’t muck around on this. Order directly Online Here or drop me an email with your order. I can ship anywhere in Australia.

Thanks for stopping by,




I hope you have had a lovely Mother’s Day for those celebrating.  It’s a great day to spoil those Mum’s who do so much and many of those jobs go unnoticed.  I thought I would share my cards I made for Mother’s Day.

This one was for my Mum.  You would have seen the ‘Card in a Box’ type cards around.  They are everywhere in the blogosphere at the moment.  I had a class last Friday showing how to make the ‘Card in a Box’.  During the class I made this one up.  My Mum loves blue so thought she would love this.



I have used the ‘Watercolor Wonder’ DSP on the box.  I used the colours in the paper when I stamped the flowers.  This was in Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Island Indigo.  I used the ‘Flower Shop’ and ‘Petite Petals’ stamp sets for the flowers and threw in some butterflies from ‘Papillion Potpourri’.  The leaves were punched with the 2 step Bird Punch from Gumball Green.  The label was stamped from Chalk Talk and cut with the matching framelits – no cutting with scissors!!!!  I just finished it off with the large adhesive pearls.

EDITED:  The link to make your own long ‘Card in a Box’ is here at Diane’s blog.

This next card was for my Mother-in-Law.  She loves pinks and reds.  This is a lot simpler.  It had to be quick 🙂


I thought I would ink up ‘Oh Hello’ set.  There won’t be many more opportunities for it as it is on the retirement list.  This card was CASED from one on Pinterest.  I just changed it a little bit and it is different colours.  I thought I would drag out some retiring colours too using Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals and teamed them with Crumb Cake.  I used the markers on the flower and then cut it out using the Chalk Talk Framelits.  It is finished off with some Satin Stitched Ribbon and the greeting is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy the rest of your day/evening.



3D projects


Ok, one more Christmas creation before New Year.  I just really wanted to show you this one. I found the tutorial for these recently on Brenda’s blog here.  It is really clever. Just after I saw this I found the Kisses and Mini Hershey bars at a local discount store.  I was so excited because they are really hard to come by here and YAY! now I could make them!!

Here is my Chocolate Tree.


Here is a view from the top.


Do you like it? Once you get the folding right for the triangles in the middle they are really easy.  They would make a really nice gift to give at Christmas.  A bit late for this year but maybe file the idea away for next year!!!

Wishing you a Very Happy 2013.  Stay safe as you celebrate.  I want you all to be healthy and well for another year of creating and sharing.

See you next year!

Jenny x



A couple of weeks ago now we had our stamping get together with my great stamping buddies, Andrea, Leonie and Tracey.  It is always a fun time.  I have to say though this day I found very frustrating.  I really don’t colour well and just couldn’t get things happening.  We CASED a card from Anne Westerneg (this card was on our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator forum – Stampin’ Connection).

This stamp set is the gorgeous new “Bordering on Romance” in the Autumn Mini Catalogue.  I stamped the flowers with Stazon and then coloured them with a Blender pen and inkpads.  (Don’t look too closely – colouring is not my strength!).  I finished it off outlining the flowers with the Markers.  The flowery edge is so pretty with the scallop border cut with the new Edgelits.  (Ooh, can I say that?)  I added some Baja Breeze pleated satin ribbon from the Autumn Mini.  I added a greeting from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments”. I punched that out with the word window punch.  Ok it was to hide a little ink smudge, but we won’t tell anyone that will we!!  I added some pearls to finish it off.

The next card was inspired by another card by Anne.  I changed this around a little.

On this card I cut the curved edge with the edgelits.  I embossed a Pretty in Pink card strip with the hearts from the Adorning Accents Embossing Folder and layered this on Pretty in Pink DSP from the Subtles paper stack.  Another strip of the DSP was added to the bottom on the inside of the card that you can see peeking through.  I stamped the flower from “Mixed Bunch” in Pretty in Pink and then sponged the edges in Rose Red ink.  I added a Vintage brad and raised it off the card with dimensionals.  The sentiment is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” and punched out with the Modern Label Punch.  This was adhered to another piece punched out in Pretty in Pink.  Some more Pearls finished the card off.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you can visit again soon.

Jenny x



I created this card quite a few weeks ago but hadn’t got around to showing you yet.  I did a search in blog land for some ideas after I had borrowed the “Extreme Surfer” stamp from my Mother-In-Law.  I was inspired by a card I had seen on Splitcoast Stampers.  I changed the colours….and the layout….and the stamping.  Apart from that it is exactly the same!!!  I liked the idea of it on the Scallop square card.

Card: Night of Navy, Rose Red and So Saffron.

I stamped the ‘splodge’ from Extreme Elements in Whisper White on the Saffron, then stamped the surfer over the top in Night of Navy.  The ‘happy birthday’ is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments”.  The eyelet was added to the So Saffron card and twine tied through.  It was then adhered to Rose Red card and then a base created with the Scallop Square Die on the Big Shot.  It is a fairly simple card really, just right for the boys!!!

I have been creating lots of other cards for the “boys” lately.  I hope to post those over the next week so stop by again soon.

Until next time, Happy Stamping!

Jenny xx

3D projects


I have just had THE best weekend away at our ‘Convention’ weekend. A group of us couldn’t go to the ‘real’ Stampin’ Up! convention in Melbourne this weekend, so we organised our own.  We had Make and Takes, Prize Patrol, even our Night of Nights Awards Ceremony and disco. It was such a great time.  Not a lot of sleep and maybe a bit too much food.  But, lots of creating and laughs.  I will show you some highlights and the projects over this week.

I thought I would show you my Make and Take I did.  Leonie asked me to show everyone how to make this treat box.  I made one at Easter time and have changed the colours for this one.

You can find these at Splitcoast Stampers here.  (Sorry my links aren’t working properly at the moment.  I need to look in to that!)

They are so easy to make.  You can create them any size as long as you start with your base cardstock as a square.  Mine measures 21cm x 21cm.  I scored mine at 7cm and 14cm on one side and then turned my card 1/4 turn and scored at 7cm and 14 cm again.  Each of the corner squares are scored on the diagonal.  Check the tutorial if you are not sure.

This would be a good box to fill for the ‘boys’ in your life.  I used Extreme Elements set which is a great one for the boys. I used Pacific Point (which I don’t use a lot but I think it looks ok in this) with Pumpkin Pie and Certainly Celery.  I ran a piece of Pumpkin Pie card through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and then punched out a star for the front.  The sentiments are from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’.

Here is a view from the top.  I just tied off the box with twine and added a tag too.

Give these a try.  They are too easy!

Stop by again soon to see some more projects.

Jenny x



It has been a lazy weekend here for us.  It has been wet and cold all weekend.  Winter is fast approaching I think.  It was just the weather for creating!!  I have to say, I have spent most of the weekend trying to finish a double page scrap page and it was just not happening!  It was getting very frustrating.  Sometimes you have to walk away and hope that inspiration hits.  It has to happen quickly though, I just don’t have a lot of time this week and it has to get done. 

Let me ask all you scrappers out there: What do you start with – the photos or the layout?????  Just leave a comment, I would be interested to know.  Maybe I should work with the photos and pick a layout that suits these and not try to fit the photos to a layout I have???

Anyway, I do have a card to show you.  This one I made at our stamping get together the other week.  Yes, and I am just getting around to showing you now!!  This was a sketch challenge based on a ‘Clean and Simple’ Sketch from some time ago – and we only had 1/2 hour to do it. 

I got to use my Beautiful Butterfly BIGZ Die.  I cut one from Perfect Plum and another from Vellum.  I sponged the plum butterfly and adhered the vellum butterfly to it and added 3 adhesive pearls.  I have embossed the Whisper White strip with the Vintage Wallpaper folder.  I’m thinking that should have been a bit narrower, but never mind now.  The swirl from ‘Elements of Style’ is stamped in Marina Mist onto the Marina Mist card.  The sentiment is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’.  I punched it out with the Modern Label Punch and sponged the edges.  I punched another 2 from Perfect Plum and  cut one end off from each and then off-set them under the White one.  I added some pearls to this too.   It just adds a touch of elegance!

With Easter upon us next week I hope to show you some Easter projects this week.  If I have time!  We are going away next weekend for a week and there is still so much to do! 

I hope you have time to create this week!

Jenny xx 

cards, Challenges


Just stopping by quickly to show you this card I have completed for Jac-inks Challenge #3.  This week it is an Inspiration Challenge.  This is the inspiration photo.

Doesn’t it look idyllic???  Wouldn’t it be nice to spend a few days lazing around here! 

This is the card I have created for this challenge.  I have tossed around ideas for this one for a few days.  I thought a brayered background would look nice for this, although  I hadn’t done a lot of brayering!

Considering all the Pinks that stood out so much in the photo I didn’t add any on this card.  By the time I finished I thought adding the pinks would be too much.  I have brayered with Marina Mist and Night of Navy for the sky. I masked off a circle before brayering to create the sun and sponged that with So saffron afterwards.  The grass was brayered with Certainly Celery and Old Olive.  The flowers from ‘Upsy Daisy’ was stamped in Basic Black.  This piece was matted onto Basic Black card and then Old Olive before adhering it to a Marina Mist card base. 

I created a flag strip for the greeting which is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’.  The butterfly is from the set ‘Every Moment’ and stamped in Black on Old Olive.  I added some Dazzling Diamonds with the 2 Way glue for Bling    Some Black narrow Grosgrain ribbon was added with a ribbon slide from the Hodge Podge Hardware.

So, I better quickly pop on over to Jac-inks to submit it before it gets too late.  If you’re quick you might have time to get a card done yourself so head on over and have a look.

Hope your enjoying your weekend???  Thanks for stopping by.

Jenny xx


cards, Catalogues


Sale-A-Bration 2011 begins TODAY!  This is one of the most exciting times in the Stampin’ Up! year because YOU get FREE stamps!!!  How can you get the FREE stamps????

– For every $100 order between today and March 31st you can select an exclusive Sale-A-Bration stamp set with your order.  I think the big problem will be which one to choose!!  

– Hold a workshop or a private stamping class with you and your friends.  When the orders from this exceeds $600 then you can select a SAB stamp set for yourself.  If you live nearby, I would love to get together with you and your friends and show you some great projects that you can create with these stamps. 

– Join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration and you can select a stamp set up to the value of $79.95 from the current Catalogue for FREE!  This is a great time to join!

 There are some great stamp sets this year.  If you would like to see the Sale-A-Bration brochure then click on the link in the right hand column under Catalogues.  OR, I can mail one to you.  Just email me at

The last few weeks I have been playing around with some of the stamp sets (another little perk with being a demonstrator!).  This is one of the cards I created.  Using the stamp set ‘Bliss’, I went for a vintage feel.  Still trying to get a grasp of this style, but I enjoyed creating it.

This set has so many great images to create a Vintage effect.  On Very Vanilla card I stamped in Soft Suede and Crumb Cake.   The edges were sponged in crumb cake.  I think I should have done some spritzing too when I look at it again.  I adhered the piece to a  Soft Suede mat and distressed the edges.  On the Crumb Cake base, I stamped the flower randomly over it.  The butterflies were stamped in Baja Breeze onto scrap Very Vanilla card and cut out.  I stamped a greeting from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’ and created a flag notch with the square punch.  The rosette is created with the Victoria lace from the Summer Mini.  I just ran a straight stitch with a needle and thread and gathered it up and then shaped it into a circle.  I finished it off with a couple of stitches to secure it.  I added a Vintage brad to the centre before adhering it to the card with mounting tape. 

I will show you some of the other cards  I have been creating shortly, so pop back again soon.   Until next time, Happy Stamping!

Jenny xx


cards, Workshops


Just stopping by with a quick Christmas card.  I have a few Christmas projects to show you that I have done recently.  Thought I would start off by showing you this card I have been doing at some Christmas workshops over the last month or so.  This is using the lovely Dasher Stamp. 

 I sponged some  Champagne shimmer mist on him before stamping on Very Vanilla card.   It is a bit hard to see his real sparkle.  I embossed the Cherry Cobbler with the Very Vintage Embossing folder.  (I’m loving that folder!)  I added a strip of the Jolly Holiday DSP.  The greeting is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’ and punched out with the large oval and scallop oval and raised up with Dimensionals.  It was all adhered to the Old Olive Base.  You can’t beat these for Christmas colours!

I’m off now.  It is getting late.  We have just got home from my son’s school music concert.  He has been studying World Music this semester and being a teen doesn’t tell me anything he does at school.  I was amazed!  They performed some Irish pieces and a Brazilian samba.  It was very impressive.  I asked for an encore performance at home but I’m still waiting on that one!!

Be back in the next few days with some more Christmas projects so stop by again really soon.