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It’s been another busy year of crafting here. Thanks for following me along.

I thought I would take a few minutes and share my favourite projects from the past year. So come on a little journey with me. And click on the heading of the project to take you back to the original post and read more about them. Even catch the video of many of them.

Friendly Hello Fun Fold

I loved this gorgeous Friendly Hello Paper available for Sale-A-Bration in January. And this is great fold to show both sides of the gorgeous paper. (Must try that again).

Driving By Slider Card

This was a great stamp set to create a Slider card. But you can try this with any of your stamps. What about that Sunshine and Rainbows paper. So bright and Happy. ūüôā

Waves of Inspiration (Moon Effect)

I have loved creating with the Waves of Inspiration stamp set and I was so excited when I discovered how to create the moon effect with the stamps.

Half Fold Let’s Set Sail

Let’s face it – Male cards are hard to make aren’t they?? We had a great Masculine Cards Class earlier in the year. The Let’s Set Sail stamps and punch were fun to use.

Wild and Sweet Watercolouring

The Wild and Sweet Stamp set was one of my top picks from the new catalogue in May. I don’t do a lot of colouring but I loved colouring this cute Koala. I shared some tips colouring this image in the video for this card.

Tunnel Cards with Hues of Happiness

The Hues of Happiness was another of my top picks from the catalogue. I think many people also loved this suite. The Tunnel cards I created with this has been very popular.

Winter Crafternoon with Cup of Tea Bundle

The most popular event this year with the Winter Crafternoon. It was such a fun time crafting together followed by a Devonshire Tea. Watch out for more events in the new year.

A Pocket Card with Cup of Tea Bundle

Christmas Lights Diagonal Fold

Another very popular Fun Fold from this year was the Diagonal Fold Card with the Christmas Lights Bundle. Lots of people have shared their versions with me which has been so great.

Hello Hippest Hippos Half Fold Easel Card

Is there a theme here with Fun Folds that are my favourite projects for the year. I do love a Fun Fold card. This one was the Half Fold Easel Card with the Hippest Hippos Stamp set for Sale-A-Bration.

Adventurous Journey for the adventurer

Another great stamp set for the Male cards or the adventurer is the Adventurous Journey stamp set. We had a great class with this stamp set.

Merriest Moments Candle for the 12 Days of Christmas series

It was great to be part of a collaboration to share you some fantastic Christmas projects. I kicked the 12 days series off with my project, A candle with the Merriest Moments stamps and dies. You just have to go back to that post and start the 12 Days of Christmas to check out all the projects.

I hope you have enjoyed looking back at these projects. I can’t wait to share more with you in the coming year.

To lots of creating in 2022. Come and join in with me and follow along.


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How gorgeous is the Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper?? I am just loving it.

This card today really let’s it shine.

You don’t need much more to it. I created a frame effect with the Stitched Rectangles Dies.

I just love the blue and green colours together.

This card was inspired by one I saw on my travels but I didn’t take a note of it. This was one of my cards in the recent Waves of the Ocean Cards By Mail. I think it has been a popular one and just wanted to share it with you.

Hope you have a great day,


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Wednesday’s WOW! #135 – Use the Negative Wave Diecut. Don’t waste the gorgeous Foil when you diecut a detailed wave from the Waves Dies. Use it for another project.

I shared a card recently with the diecut wave. When I finished I saw the negative piece on some paper. It looked cool. So I added it to a card.

And also I used some of the Silver Foil to diecut a swirly edge that you would use to line the clouds. That makes a cool wave under the post. I took off the pelican but I’m thinking I need to add it at the bottom.

The Waves of Inspiration Designer Series Paper is just gorgeous. I hope you have grabbed some of that already.

You can see all the beautiful Waves of the Ocean Collection products in my store -> HERE including the gorgeous paper and the Waves Dies.

In Australia and would like to order? I would love to serve you. Head to my store link just above. Please use the Host Code: 4SEB3FCV.

Or you can contact me directly.

Have a lovely day,


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I shared this card briefly in a recent video of 5 Ways with the Waves of Inspiration. (You can check that video -> HERE if you missed it. And really there were more than 5 Ways…)

I wanted to create a separate video on this card to show how I did the background but particularly the moon effect. You will be surprised.

Here is the card.

You can check out the video below.

(If you receive this blog update by email the video may not show so head to the blog post directly to view it).

There is not much time left to grab the Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper so be sure you don’t miss out on it.

See the Waves of the Ocean Collection in my store -> HERE.

In Australia? You can order there directly. Please use the Host Code: 4SEB3FCV

Or Contact me and I can help you out.

I hope you get to try this out.

Happy Stamping,


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A different card for you today with the Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set.

We didn’t have the Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper initially so I created some cards using other products.

For this card I used the All Together Designer Series Paper. I love the POP of the pelican in Pacific Point against the black and white.

What do you think?

While the Waves of the Ocean paper is just gorgeous (and not around for too much longer) it is great to still see this stamp set used in other ways. Hope you like it.

If you want to grab this bundle and get the paper before it goes head to my store now.

Or contact me directly.

See it in store now -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 4SEB3FCV

Have a great day,


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Today’s video is focusing on the Waves of the Ocean Collection of products. It is so gorgeous.

I have had lots of fun creating with these. In the video I share even more than 5 ways. I have created even more than that too… I will share them with you very soon.

Check the video now. (If you receive this update by email you will need to head to the Blog post directly as the video doesn’t usually show. Or it is now on Youtube too.

Here is the card I shared with you.

If you want to get any of these gorgeous products then head to my store -> HERE.

Please use the Host Code: 9JUM9XCP

Or contact me directly and I can help you out.

Don’t forget the Last Chance List is on now too.

Have a great weekend,


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Create with the gorgeous Waves of the Ocean products in the comfort of your own home in your own time. (Australian residents only).
Create 3 cards including one Fun Fold card.

Choose your option:

Use your own inks. Colours used are Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Pacific Point (Light Green, Navy and Bright Blue) as well as Black Memento Ink.

OPTION 1) Receive card kits for the 3 projects including diecut pieces.  Project Tutorials. (Use your own stamps and ink). 
¬†Also receive ¬Ĺ Pack of the Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper and 1 Pack of Waves Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

COST: $25 plus additional Postage to send out of $3.30. (Pickup is available). 

OPTION 2) Receive card kits for 3 projects and the Project Tutorials.   Diecut your own pieces from the materials. Use your own stamps and ink. 
Also receive ¬Ĺ Pack of the Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper and 1 Pack of Waves Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

In addition, receive the Waves of Inspiration Bundle of the Stamp Set and Waves Dies. (So you can create more projects later).

COST: $121 Plus additional $9.55 to mail out if not local pickup)

Please RSVP to join in the class by Sunday 27th March. Email me at jghayward@yahoo.com

I think you will love these cards so don’t miss out.


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It’s Sunday Suites and I just have to tell you about this new suite that has arrived.

Introducing a new (and I say gorgeous) group of products this month. The Waves of the Ocean Collection! This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022‚Äď2023 Annual Catalogue.

Plus, a pack of paper made from hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle. The paper, foil and rhinestones are only for a limited time.

Check out all the gorgeous products.

The Waves of the Ocean Collection includes:

The Waves of Inspiration Bundle (Stamp Set and Dies). Grab them as a bundle for 10% off.

The Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper. 12″x12″. 12 sheets – 2 each of 6 double sided designs. Did I say gorgeous???

Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper. 6 Sheets – 2 each of 3 colours in Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Silver.

Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels. 168 Rhinestones in 3 different sizes. Colours are Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Pacific Point.

I just have to make a mention of the gorgeous paper. The Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper is printed images of Paint Poured artwork. It is truly amazing. The colours in this paper are Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Petal Pink.

And … if you want to check out how they created this paper check out this very quick video here. (If you receive this blog update by email the video most likely won’t show. Head to Youtube -> HERE to catch it).

Now just some projects for inspiration. These projects are created by Stampin’ Up! artists. I have been playing with this suite a little lately and I will share some more projects very soon.

The full Waves of the Ocean Collection is $140 AUD. You can buy the items individually too.

Check them all in my store -> HERE.

In Australia? I would love to serve you to get these great products. Shop online at the above link. Please use the Host Code: 9JUM9XCP

Or contact me directly.

Don’t forget it is still Sale-A-Bration here in Australia. With your orders over $90 you can pick up one of the Sale-A-Bration gifts with your order.

Have a great day,