We say Good-bye to the ‘Butterfly Prints’ Stamp set this month too.  This is such a cute little set – and always good when you have a matching punch!!  I just wanted to show you a quick card with this set.  This was a card we made at last month’s Stamp-A-Stack.  I CASED this from Brandyscards but sorry I don’t have the exact link. I love the colours in this.  It is so bright and happy.  It reminds me of Spring – which is just around the corner.

Here is the card:

Stamps: Butterfly Prints, Upsy Daisy (which is also retiring).

Ink: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise.

Card: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry.

Other: Butterfly Punch, Scallop Border Punch, 2 step Owl punch (circles), Adhesive Pearls.

I have been having fun today playing with some new toys from the upcoming new catalogue.  Oh, so much goodness!!!!  I can’t wait to show you some of the results of today so stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by.  Come and visit again soon,

Jenny x

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, Challenges


This past week I have been doing some challenges and projects at INKSPIRATIONS4U.  There are some great projects.  There is still time to join in if you would like to, just pop on over to Madeline’s blog and find out all about it there. 

This is a card I made for the first colour challenge.  The colours to use were Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray and Rich Razzleberry.  I have to say I really struggled putting the Gray with the Razzleberry.  I felt they were too dark together so it took me a while to work on it. 

I wanted to use the ‘Aviary’ set which I am really having a lot of fun with.  The card was inspired from a couple of different cards from Splitcoaststampers.  I used the Lattice Embossing folder on the Pretty in Pink. I punched out the Basic Gray piece with the Eyelet Border punch and that went down the left hand side.  I punched out a small oval from scrap card and sponged some Pretty in Pink at the bottom of the bird stand.  I liked how this turned out.  I stamped the cage on separate Whisper White piece and cut that out and mounted it with dimensionals.  I added some Adhesive Pearls to give it some class!!!  The greeting is from ‘Upsy Daisy’.  Now that’s a set I haven’t used for a while!

I will show you some of the other projects next time so pop back again soon.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny xx



Just stopping by quickly to show you some more projects from our weekend.  Are you sick of it yet?????

Here are a couple more Make and Takes we did.

This is Andrea’s.  Isn’t it gorgeous!  Nice and sparkly for Christmas.

This one Leonie showed us.  That flower is gorgeous with the lovely hostess set “Because I Care”.

Don’t look too closely at the border.  I messed that one up.  I will do a little rescue on that later.  Just thought I would show you what can happen!! LOL  When you do the border using these Scallop Trim punches it is really important to have the exact size card piece before you start.  Gretchen has a great tutorial on this here to help you.

I will show you my card next post and give you the instructions for it.  So stay tuned!

On the Saturday night we had our ‘Night of Nights’ Dinner and Awards night.

For our dinner I embossed the napkins through the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper Folder.  I found this idea on blogland somewhere but can’t remember where.  

To emboss them place the serviette in your folder like this.  I just did the centre section.  They stick together when it is done so you need to very carefully peel it apart and unfold it.

Here you can see the pattern clearly.  It makes a little fancier!

After dinner we had a ball at our dance party.  Haven’t danced like that in a long time!!!  Can’t show you too much of that one, but I will leave it to your imagination – 5 crazy women dancing the jive under the disco ball, and singing Karaoke into the TV remote!!  YEP!!  A wild time!  If that wasn’t enough we then had our Awards night.  Leonie and I had put some awards together.  Everyone received a “BEST ROOMIE”  Certificate and had the meaning of their names and their origin.  This is what I had made for everyone. 

It is a small Toblerone Chocolate.  I wrapped it it Soft Suede cardstock that I had ran the Very Vintage Wheel over.  The greeting is from ‘Upsy Daisy’ that was punched with the large oval punch and the edges sponged with Soft Suede.  Here is a close up.

The bird is stamped in Pretty in Pink ink with the hostess set “Punch Potpourri” and punched out with the 2-step bird punch.  I punched out the wing in Pretty in Pink and sponged the edge.   The leaves were punched out in Certainly Celery.  I was pleased how these came out.  I even did one for myself – and I haven’t touched the Toblerone yet!!!

Leonie and I presented the awards to everyone.

Andrea received a special award for achieving $50,000 in sales for her Stampin’ Up! career.  Isn’t that awesome.  Well Done Andrea. xx

(Isn’t that a nice photo of Leonie and Andrea!)

So much for a quick post.  Pop back again soon and I will show you my Make And Take and my challenge cards.  I think you have seen enough for today!!



I have been wanting to try candle stamping for so long.  I have mananged to have a go at it recently.  It’s a lot of fun!  Do you want to have a go?   I’m having a class next week, so if you’re in the area come along.

You will get to make these 2 candles for $18.  All material is provided.

It is on Wednesday 28th July  10am or Friday 30th July 7.30pm. 

Contact me to reserve your place TODAY.

3D projects, cards


If you have just arrived here from Gail’s blog on your blog hop; then Welcome  🙂   If you have just joined in then let me fill you in!  I am a member of  an online YAHOO group – ESAD-SU.  This stands for EXTRA SPECIAL AUSTRALIAN DEMONSTRATORS FOR STAMPIN’ UP!   This group is for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in Australia and New Zealand and provides great support, information and often challenges, swaps and cyberstamps.  If you are a demonstrator and haven’t joined in yet why not stop by.  Now I’m not sure of the address but I’m sure when you stop by the next stop at Leonie’s then she will have all the details there.

This blog hop is to showcase the fantastic new products in the Summer Mini Catalogue released TODAY!!  How exciting!!  On this blog hop there are 30 blogs for you to visit.  Each one will show a  different project.  Now you can go in the draw to win some great blog candy by visiting all these blogs.  What you need to do is stop by EACH one and leave a comment on EACH blog.  Then email Leonie at to let her know you have completed the hop and left a comment with everyone. If you want to start at the first one on the blog hop then go back to Amy’s blog and make your way to each one from the link at the end of each blog.  You can join in at any point though.  Just make sure you keep track of where you have visited and don’t forget to leave a comment!!!!!

Now enough of all the details, let’s get on with showing you my project.  I am using the new Sweet Treat Cups (*116802).  These are fun little plastic cups that you can add to your cards or projects with an extra treat inside.  You might put some lollies inside or you might add a small toy or hairclips or something like that.  These little cups come with an adhesive strip on the bottom side.  What I found though was that you put so much work into your project or card and it is destroyed in 5 seconds with the person trying to quickly get the treat out.  I looked around the internet for a bit and there were variations of pull tabs so the person could slide the treat out.  So I came up with what I call the “Treat Cups Pocket”. I used the new set ‘Hello Again’ which is great value at $21.95 for 5 cute little stamps.

The Hello Tab sits in the pocket and pulls up to get to the treats, like this below.

I stamped the flower from this set on scrap Whisper White card several times. I cut 3 of the flowers out and adhered these to the front of the pocket and then cut just the centres out from 3 others. I added some 2 way glue and dazzling diamonds to the centre of the flowers, but you can’t see the bling on these photos. 

The circle is punched out on the inside so the treats can fall out.  Just warn the person receiving one of these that they come out quickly!!!! 

Here is the inside view.

The right side of the card is in shadow a bit so you can’t see that too well – Sorry about that!  I stamped the flower in Ruby Red straight on the card and then stamped the flower again on scrap card in Chocolate Chip.  I cut just the centre out and raised it on dimensionals.  I stamped the text from ‘Upsy Daisy’ in Chocolate Chip.


Stamps: Hello Again, Upsy Daisy.

Card: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Whisper White.  Baja Breeze Patterns Designer Series Paper.

Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red.

Other: 1 3/4″ (4.4cm) Circle Punch, Circle Tab Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, 2 way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Mounting Tape and don’t forget the sweets of your choice.

I would love to include a tutorial on how to make these but I might need to save that for another day.  It is time now for you to move on to the next stop on your journey.  I’d like you to stop by now at Lovely Leonie’s blog where I think she will show you something special with another great stamp set. 

Thanks for visiting and I hope you will stop by again soon.  (Don’t forget to leave your comment to be eligible for entry into the blog candy draw!)

cards, swaps


Where is the time going? The weeks are flying by.  I haven’t been able to post as frequently lately.  I have been very busy.  Saturday was the Sydney Stampin’ Up! Regional event.  This was my first one and it was so exciting!  It was great to meet up with lots of demos and be inspired by so many creative people.  One of the fun parts is swapping with other demos.  It’s great getting lots of new ideas.  I can’t show you the other swaps just yet, but I can show you mine. 

This card was inspired by a card I saw on Splitcoast, but now I just can’t find it.  I have been through there so many times.  So, let me know if you see one similar 🙂

Card: Elegant Eggplant, Rose Red, Old Olive, Whisper White.

Ink: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant Inkpad and Marker.

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers, Upsy Daisy.

Other:  1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Sponge, Dimensionals, Crimper.

After I stamped the tree from Thoughts and Prayers, I masked a circle and sponged lightly in the circle with the Elegant Eggplant Ink.  Then used the fine point on the marker and dotted around the circle.  Ipunched 2 ovals from the large oval punch and layered them under the Whisper White oval that I had stamped the greeting on.  I mounted them up on dimensionals.  I crimped the Rose Red strip and swiped the Elegant Eggplant inkpad over to pick up the ink on the crimped edge.

Hope you like!!  🙂

Must run.  Stop by again soon.



I had a go at brayering the other day when we had a team stamping day.  I used this lovely set ‘Upsy Daisy’.  I think I have a bit to learn about brayering!  I copied the brayering that Ness had done. 

Firstly, punch a circle using the 1 3/8″  circle punch on scrap paper and apply some 2-way glue to the back.  When the glue dries it can be removed when you are finished.  Ink up the brayer on the ink pad until it is covered and then quickly brayer back and forth moving slowly up the cardstock.  For this card I used Regal Rose.  You need to re-ink a number of times and continue brayering.  I have to say it is hard work!!  When you are happy with the depth of colour you can remove the circle and let it dry.  Then stamp over the top with the flower stems from Upsy Daisy.  Use a slightly darker shade.  For this I used Rose Red.  Then add your greeting.

Once it had dried completely I created this card.  This was for my MIL’s birthday last Friday.  She loves red that is why I chose these colours.  I picked out the Olive from other papers in the Raspberry Tart DSP Pack.  (It is actually Kiwi Kiss, but it is close!!)


Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Short and Sweet.

Card:  Rose Red, Old Olive, Whisper White,  Raspberry Tart DSP.

Ink:  Regal Rose, Rose Red, Old Olive.

Other: Brayer, Dimensionals, 1 3/8″ circle punch, 2-way glue, dazzling diamonds.

The bow is made from Old Olive Cardstock.  Cut a very thin strip of cardstock, then holding both ends gently run the strip up and down on the edge of the table or chair back.  This breaks the fibres down and it becomes more flexible so that you can tie it into a bow.

On the tips of the flowers in the circle I applied some 2-way glue and Dazzling Diamonds, just to add the bling!  Unfortunately you can’t see it very well.  I brayered another couple of the Upsy Daisy flowers while I was at it, so I will have a go at creating some more cards soon.  It’s a busy week ahead with workshops and planning a Kids Stamp for the holidays, so I better get moving.

Have a good Day 🙂