cards, Challenges, Personal Ramblings, Tutorials


I had some time over Easter to have a go at the Colour Inkspirations challenge for this week.  Let me say these colours were hard!!!!

These are the colours for Colour Inkspirations #30.

What do you think of them?? What a combination!!

I will share the card I made.  I will say this is Take Two.  The first card was not good.  Can a card be ugly?  Yes … :/

I was happier with this one.

When I attempt a challenge like this I pull out all the ink pads to see how the colours look together and then go through my stamp sets to see what might work with the colours.  I had a few stamps out.  I made the first card and I wasn’t happy with it – at all! And no it won’t see the light of day.  Just let it be said that we can all do dud cards.

Any of the sets I had out didn’t appeal to me to try another one so I went through my stamps again and came across this set, Happy Celebrations.  I had forgotten about this set.  It was in my drawer with the “sentiment” stamps.  I have had this set for over a year I think and used one sentiment out of it.  I thought this might just work and it had 5 letters in “HAPPY” for the 5 colours. 🙂

The letters were coloured with the Stampin’ Write Markers.  I even added a little sparkle with the Clear Wink of Stella pen.

The layout was based on Freshly Made Sketches #326.

If you get stuck how to put a card together following a card sketch is a great idea.  I have a board for Card Sketches on Pinterest -> HERE if you want to follow it.  If you missed yesterday’s post I gave some tips on following a sketch to make a card so head back to the previous post.

So how would you work these colours in a card??

Thanks for stopping by,



Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!


LAST DAY OF SALE-A-BRATION FOR 2016! Are you sad?  I can’t believe it.  Today I have my last card to share with you for Sale-A-Bration using the ‘Botanicals For You’ set. This one I made a few weeks ago at a stamping day at my friend Leonie’s.  She CASED it from Pinterest and I CASED it from her.  That’s what friends are for right. 🙂


To get the 3 colours on the image I inked up the top 1/3 in Smoky Slate, then inked the bottom 1/3 in Black.  Then with the Basic Gray marker I coloured in the centre.   The stems are stamped in Smoky Slate.  Then I added some little red flowers for some ‘POP’ of colour.  These flowers are punched from a retired punch.  I can’t remember what that is. It is all layered on some Neutrals Colour Collections Stack with black mats and the base is the Thick Whisper White.  The card is cut lengthways on the card sheet and scored half way so the opening is at the top.

You might not see too well but I stella-d the words.  (Yes, that is a new stamping term didn’t you know!).

just for you

I went over the words with the Clear Wink of Stella Brush for some sparkle.

I did decorate the inside but forgot a photo.  I just added a strip of the DSP and then added another red punched flower.

OK, so I hope you have all your Sale-A-Bration orders in? Tomorrow is too late.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I will see you again,

Jenny 🙂


cards, Sale-A-Bration


Tomorrow is the last day of Sale-A-Bration for the year! Do you think this time has flown by too?  Crazy! I am squeezing in a couple of last minute Sale-A-Bration cards with you.

I have loved colouring this little chick from ‘Honeycomb Happiness’.  Isn’t his (or her) face sweet? This card I made a few weeks ago to send out to a few customers I haven’t heard from in a while.  The idea came from Pinterest.  I changed the size to make it a standard size card.


I have coloured the chick with the Hello Honey inkpad and aquapainter. I love how he is peeking out from the circle.  I cut 2 circles in Calypso Coral card and created a window frame for him. I have layered it on the Sale-A-Bration paper ‘Wildfower Fields’ and layered this to a Calypso Coral card mat and then a Thick Whisper White cared base. The card was finished off with some punched flowers using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and some Rhinestone bling.

This next card was made for a friend’s daughter who is not well.  I just thought I would cheer her up.  This card was also cased from Pinterest.

Kate's card

The chick is once again painted with the Inkpad (Daffodil Delight) and aquapainter.  I cut it out and raised it up off the card with dimensionals.  I stamped the balloon on the card and then stamped it again separately and raised it up.  The Designer Series Paper is from the ‘It’s My Party’ paper stack and matted on Black and then on the card base of Calypso Coral.  You can’t see it but I did add some Wink of Stella  sparkle on the balloon.

Don’t forget to get your last minute Sale-A-Bration orders in.  I am taking orders until 8pm tomorrow night or you can order online at my store HERE.

Thanks for visiting,


Catalogues, Classes, Stampin' Up!


I forgot to show you these.  So many other exciting things to show.  I made a number of these tags a couple of weeks ago for the lovely ladies who ordered at my Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue Launch.

thanks tags

These were very quick to make.  They had to be. I cut a strip of white card 10cm x 5cm (4″ x 2″) and a piece of the ‘It’s My Party’ DSP stack.  I adhered them together and then punched out the end with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  I added a strip of the Sahara Sand print from the ‘It’s My Party’ stack along the bottom.  I then tied around some of the Melon Mambo or Mint Macaron Baker’s Twine. The greeting is from the ‘Tin of Cards’ set and that was raised up with dimensionals and then a couple of the balloons from the ‘Party Wishes’ set were stamped and punched out to add to this.  I think I may have even added some sparkle with the Wink of Stella brush. It’s a bit hard to see that though sadly.

Thanks for stopping by today,


cards, Challenges, Stampin' Up!


Our team has colour challenges each week and I don’t often have the time for them but 2 weeks ago I had just a little time so thought I would have a go.

I had received the Free ‘Honeycomb Happiness’ set for Sale-A-Bration just 2 days before.  I had been busy making some cards with it the day before.  Which I will show you soon. Since this set was out still I thought I would use this for the challenge.  I wasn’t sure of this set at first.  I didn’t know how I would use it.  I had seen some cute cards around with it though.

The Colour Challenge was Mint Macaron, Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight.  To be honest I thought these colours were hard to work with but I would give it a try.  After all that’s what a challenge is right!!

The stamps were sorted, the colour sorted, just the design to sort.  When I get stuck with a design and I am not CASING a direct card I usually go to a Sketch design.  I have a few on Pinterest.  The layout for this card was based on the Clean and Simple Sketch #139.

So I have talked enough about how I got here but you want to see the card.

mint hello

I used Shimmery White card to stamp the chick and the balloon on and coloured them with the aquapainter and ink pad.  OK I cheated,  I added some Calypso Coral for the beak and legs. 🙂 I cut them out and raised them up with Dimensionals. The paper is the Sale-A-Bration paper ‘Perfectly Artistic’ which is now not available.  It was when I made the card 🙂  You can’t quite see but I added some Wink of Stella Clear Brush to the balloon.

Thanks for visiting.  Why not go and challenge yourself to use these colours on a card.

See you next time,


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cards, Challenges, Stampin' Up!


Our team (Inky Fingers) has challenges every couple of weeks.  Sometimes I join in.  I thought I would have a go at this week’s colour challenge.  The colours were Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black and Whisper White.  I don’t use Daffodil Delight very much and I haven’t used Rich Razzleberry for a while since we have had Blackberry Bliss.  So it was good to drag out these colours.

I went through my stamp sets to see what would work well with these colours but I wanted to use something new.  I inked up this gorgeous Sale-A-Bration set ‘What I Love’.  

Razz flowers

This stamp set is a 2 step set (or you could say 3 step) but it is very easy to use. I stamped the outline flower over the Whisper White card and then stamped some small Rich Razzleberry flowers in between these.  I stamped the large flower again on scrap white card in Razzleberry and then inked up the solid image in the set and stamped it off lightly on scrap paper then stamped it over the outline stamp. Yes there is Daffodil Delight there in the centre.  I brushed over it with the Clear Wink of Stella brush to make it sparkle. It’s a shame you can’t see that too well. I am loving this brush.  You can add sparkle without a glittery mess! The Designer Series Paper is from the ‘It’s My Party’ Designer Series Stack.  I added some Black Stitched Satin Ribbon. The greeting is from the stamp set and I cut it out with the label that is with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlets.

It’s just a simple card but I hope you like it. 🙂

This is the stamp set.  This is one of the Free choices with a $90 order.

What I Love

Have you caught up with what Sale-A-Bration is all about yet??  It’s a great time for you to get Freebies when you Shop, Host or Join.  If you want to know more then you can read about it on my Blog post HERE.  You won’t want to miss out on the Sale-A-Bration offerings.  They are only available for a limited time.  Why not invite me around to your place if you are local and I can share some fun projects with you and your friends.

Thanks for stopping by,