Sunday, November 21, 2010

Side Stepper Card - more samples

Here are some samples I have made to show my class ladies this week in my Side Stepper card class. Just thought I'd keep the Christmas vibe going! As usual I love making lots of new designs when I start creating with a new style of card. I really enjoy making these cards, they are fun and simple to do once you get the hang of the basic card creation!

They do have bling on them but the light has not caught it unfortunately.

I have to give credit to one of my downline Jessica Williams for her inspiration for the second card featured here using the stamp set Welcome Christmas. She made a gorgeous card using this set for a group swap in our team. You can see it here featured in Simone's blog another of my very talented downlines! Having such talented girls in my team makes me love being a Stampin'Up! demonstrator!

If you like the Welcome Christmas set you can still get it in the Dress Up For Christmas Promotion that Stampin'Up! are running until Nov 30. If you order one of the chosen bundles you get to choose a free roll/s of ribbon. The Celery taffeta ribbon used in the first card shown is one of the ribbons you can choose to have for free! See  my webpage  for Stampin'Up! for further details. You can still order the first three bundles but the Delightful Decorations bundle is no longer available. If you are in Australia and would like to place an order please email me and I will arrange delivery of your order right to your front door!

Thanks for taking the time to have a look at my creations!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Swap for Regionals

Hi, Sorry about the delay between posts but I've been taking time out to spend time with my Mum running her around to appointments as she has unfortunately been diagnosed with breast cancer. How cruel at 86 years of age..... She is a fighter and facing up to the whole journey very well so far. If you could spare a moment to include her in your thoughts it would be much appreciated.

Last Saturday saw many of the Victorian based demonstrators (and some interstate ones!) gathering excitedly at The Melbourne Convention Centre for Regionals. This is a day of training and fun put on by Stampin'Up! for their demonstrators. It also gave us a taste of what next years Stampin'Up! Convention will be like as it will be held in Melbourne for the first time at this location! Can't wait for that one!

Here are the some photos of the swaps I made to share with other demonstrators - mainly my lovely downline, who were attending. I received back some gorgeous examples of other demonstrators work - there are some very talented people out there!

Stamp set - Friends Never Fade
Card - Blushing Bride or Peach Parfait, Basic Black.
Ink - Versamark and Black Staz-On
Accessories - Black embossing powder, heatgun, Black grosgrain ribbon, black tapestry ribbon, distressing tool. dimensionals, mini glue dots, two way glue pen, cosmo glitter.

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a lovely day!
Best wishes,

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Side Stepper Card

Hi There!

Here is a sample of the card technique I will be teaching this month in my classes. It is known as a side stepper card. As we are on the countdown to Christmas it was only appropriate to do a Christmas sample! I will come up with other samples over the next couple of weeks.

If you would like to learn how to create one of these cards my classes will be held at my place in Mt. Waverley, cost is $15, on Thursday November 25 at 7.30pm  or Saturday November 27th at 1.30pm.
Email me if you would like to come along  Places are limited to 8 per class.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Christmas Special Deal from Stampin'Up!

Please visit my Stampin'Up web page  to read all about the latest special offer from Stampin'Up!
Click on  "Dress Up For Christmas" to see how you can receive free exclusive Stampin'Up! ribbon!
Thanks for having a look!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Another Double Slider Card

Here are some more examples of double slider cards I created for my class last month. It's also a chance to show off another of the lovely new stamp sets in the new 2010 Idea Book & Catalogue.

Stamp set - Elements of Style
Card - Bridal Blush, Whiper White and Basic Black
Ink - Bridal Blush, Staz-On Black
Black grosgrain ribbon

A big thankyou to Makeesha Byl's tutorial on creating this type of card. It was a huge help!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Delightful Decorations Card

I love this stamp set and it was another one I was very pleased to see appear in our new IB&C.

These cards are my make and takes for my workshops at the moment. They are so quick and easy to do! Of course having the ornament punch to punch out the shapes makes life a lot easier for quick card creation!

The card front size is 4x4 inches.

Cardstock used is Crumbcake, Very Vanilla smooth and textured, Baja Breeze and Soft Suede.
Stamps are Delightful Decorations and Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
Inks are Crumbcake, Baja Breeze and Soft Suede.
Punches are Ornament, Word Window and the new Scallop Trim border.

The bling is Stampin'Up! Fine Galaxy glitter applied to thin double sided tape. Really effective isn't it? This colour glitter is champagne. The Galaxy mix is made up of all the Christmassy colours including the silver glitter used in the card below.

This version used Cherry Cobbler card and ink plus Old Olive card and ink. Plus Whisper White smooth and textured cardstock.

Thanks for checking out my blog!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Double Slider Card

Here are a couple of samples of the Double Slider card I will be teaching this month in my Card Technique classes. I plan on creating more as not overly happy with the design of the gray one - front design needs some more tweeking I think. Maybe some bling might help bring it more to life?

As you know I always get inspired when creating a new card technique so there will be plenty of ideas for you to choose from in the class!

I'm very happy to see that these two stamp sets continued on in the new Idea Book & Catalogue that commenced this month. My lovely big (who said that?) order should arrive this week and I will start getting some samples up for you to see.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cute Monkey Card

Here's a quick post while I am still sorting out my stuff  following a very successful Paperific show last weekend. Thankyou to all my customers who stopped by to say to hello!

This is one of the cards I made for the show. Very quick and easy to do, the sort of card I like! Cute way to use the punched put branches as vines!

Stamp sets used are Fox & Friends, Short & Sweet and Pocket Silhouettes.
Inks - Chocolate Chip,  Basic Brown and Garden Green.

Punch - Bird punch using the leafy branch section punching from Garden Green card.
Card - Garden Green, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Stampin'Up! Specials Not to be Missed!

Item # Page    Description    Discount    Discounted AUS Price Discounted NZ Price
116342    42    Big Bold Birthday 50% $     26.98 $    31.98
116408    100    Seeing Spots 50% $     14.98 $    17.98
116344    121    Big Deal Alphabet 50% $     38.98 $    45.98
116208    126    In Color card stock (A4) 50% $        7.25 $      8.63
105538    127    Bold Brights Stampin' Write markers 25% $     43.46 $    51.71
105537    127    Soft Subtles Stampin' Write markers 25% $     43.46 $    51.71
105540    127    Rich Regals Stampin' Write markers 25% $     43.46 $    51.71
105541    127    Many Marvelous Markers 25% $   175.46 $  209.96
 105550     128     Bold Brights Classic Stampin' Spots  25%  $     31.46  $    37.46
 105551     128     Earth Elements Classic Stampin' Spots  25%  $     31.46  $    37.46
 105539     128     Earth Elements Stampin' Write markers  25%  $     43.46  $    51.71
 105552     129     Rich Regals Classic Stampin' Spots  25%   $     31.46  $    37.46
112042    132    Urban Garden Designer Series paper 50% $        8.48 $      9.98
112041    134    Bella Rose Designer Series paper 50% $        8.48 $      9.98
107305    152    Oval Large punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
113692    152    Eyelet border punch 50% $     15.48  $    17.98
109043    152    Scallop Circle punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
113694    152    Heart to Heart punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
112082    152    Wide Oval punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
112091    152    Scallop Edge punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
113693    152    Full Heart punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
104310    155    Crafters' Tool Kit 25% $     58.46 $    68.96
112004    AW28* 1-3/4" Circle punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98
116629    CO* Butterfly punch 50% $     15.48 $    17.98

  *CO=Carryover Flyer     
  *AW=Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue  

These fanstastic offers end at 11pm Tuesday August 31st. If you would like to make an order please email me at  Offer only available to Australian residents.


Sneak Peek - Paperific

Here is one of my posters that I created for our Stampin'Up! display at Paperific. I had a lovely afternoon setting up the display with the aid of Liz, Rose, Susan and Felicity. Thankyou girls for all your efforts today!
The stand looks fabulous!
The aim of this poster is to show how the same layout looks by changing either the stamp set or the colours used. Many thanks to Jenny Roberts, one of my talented downline for the butterfly card which I cased from one she sent me as a birthday card - thanks Jen!
Paperific starts tomorrow - hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Jenny's Coat Technique

Here is a sneak peek of one of the cards I've made for my poster display for Paperific this weekend. I wanted to show off some of the new Double Sided papers from the new catalogue. The technique I've used here is known as Jenny's Coat. It is a similar idea to Joseph's Coat but instead uses patterned paper as the background to be stamped and embossed over.

You stamp your image in Versamark on the paper and emboss with clear embossing powder, then brayer over the image and paper in dye ink of your choice - I've used Chocolate Chip here. Once you have done that, using a tissue wipe off the excess ink from the image as the embossing resists the ink and voila you have your finished image!

I made this one pretty simple as wanting to show off the paper - Greenhouse Gala. The yellow hue in this paper is the new colour Daffodil Delight.

Items used to create this are - Medallion stamp, Chocolate Chip inkpad, Versamark ink, clear embossing powder, heat gun, brayer, Greenhouse Gala DSP, So Saffron card and Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon (had to use it one more time before switching to Early Espresso in the new colour renovation!).

I've made 2 other versions - you'll see them on my poster at Paperific and I'll post some pics when we have set up the display.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Flower Fancy card

I made this card the other night for a close Stampin'Up! demonstrator buddy of mine who recently lost her mother. I felt a bit of brightness might brighten up her day. I hope she likes it and it does brighten up her day.

I'm actually quite chuffed with this card! I love the colours - Real Red, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip, I love the layout and most of all I'm very pleased I have finally used this stamp set to make a card! Quite some time ago I saw a card made using this set and thought I just have to have that set. I think you can guess by now I definitely buy more stamp sets than I can get around to using!!!!! Mind you that is one of the great benefits of being a Stampin'Up! demonstrator - you get to buy lots of stamp sets and eventually get around to playing with them!

The stamp set used is Flower Fancy and much to my relief seeing as I have only just used it - this set is continuing on in the new 2010/2011 Stampin'Up! catalogue due out on Sept 1st.

If you would like to get your copy of this fabulous new catalogue my team will be selling them at the Paperific Paper Expo coming up this weekend August 27 - 29 at the Melbourne Showgrounds. For more information visit
.   My team and I would love to say hello to you so do drop by our Stampin'Up! stand and get your new catalogue for just the show special of $10.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Card for workshop make and takes

Here is a card I love to do in workshops as it is quick, versatile and is great simple technique to create depth with you images. It is a technique shown to us at Stampin'Up! Convention last year.

The shadow/background effect is created by stamping your first image using Versmark ink. You then build up the images stamping the test in colours of your choice. I think the effect is fabulous!

Cardstock used is Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip. Inks are Versamark, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip.The Paper tool was used to distress the card edges, the matt pack for the paper pricking detail (good news too, in the new catalogue there is a separate paper piercer listed to buy!) and chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon to finish it all off. I love Choc Chip ribbon and if you do too you had better stock up as it will not be available in the new catalogue due out Sept 1st. Please email me if you would like to make an order.

For further items on the retiring list visit my Stampin'Up! webpage 
Click on promotions to see the Last Chance List.

Next time I am back on I will post some of the cards I have made for our poster display at our stand at the upcoming Paperific Show here in Melbourne. 

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Spinner Card

Hi there! Here is the first sample I have made for this months card class - Spinner Card.

I have always been intrigued as to how these cards are made and never attempted one as I thought it must be way too hard to create! I was pleasantly surprised once I sat down to think about it and with some help from Angie Kennedy Juda alias Chic'n Scratch - love her blog, I was able to create one!

This is such a cute interactive card. The stamped image rolls as you tilt the card from side to side. My husband was even impressed and that is high praise indeed for him to play with one of my creations!!!!

If you would like to learn how to create this type of card then book into my class. Thursday August 19 at 7.30pm and Sunday August 22 at 1pm. Cost is $15 to make 2 cards - one to keep as a sample and one to give away!

I am going to make heaps more as they are so cute!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

More Easel Cards

Today I held my Easel Card class and as usual it was lots of fun and chat. The talented ladies attending all made beautiful cards based around the samples I had made. I love seeing how my ideas can be changed around to create something else that looks simply stunning!

These are my samples plus there is the one you can see in an earlier post using the Vintage Vogue stamp set.

It was interesting to find out just how many ways there are to create the "holder" for the easel part of the card. As you can see I've used a silver Hodge Podge brad, rhinestone brads, punched eyelet edging (Vintage Vogue card), button and raised punched card.

Stamp sets used are - Pendant Park and On Your Birthday (Chocolate Chip card)
                               - Asian Artistry ( Gable Green card and Certainly Celery card)
                               - Pocket Silhouttes and Inspired by Nature (Tangerine Tango card)

Extra colour was added to the tree in the Pendant Park card by using a technique called "Thumping".  This is where you ink your stamp up in the base colour and then with a marker pen in a darker colour you thump the pen onto the stamp in a drumming motion. It is a great way to add random colour to a stamp before printing it.

The Asian Artistry stamps were coloured using markers direct to rubber.

If you any questions please leave a comment!

Sorry, I've been very slack posting on my blog!

I really don't know where my time goes! I can't believe it is so long since I posted on here. I have been card making but they have been given away before I realised I had not taken a photo of them!

Anyway here is one that I did get around to photographing before I posted it!

It was inspired by a card I saw on Chris McLucas's blog - Stamp Stuff. She has a version in these colours with a different layout. It was done as a farewell to Apricot Bliss card, ink and ribbon which tomorrow will go on the "Last Chance" list. the list is being released by StampinUp! Australia tonight and like many Aussie demonstrators I'll be staying up to check it out PLUS get in early to order my boxes of brand new 2010 Idea Book & Catalogues!

Stamp sets used are - Pocket Silhoutes and Inspired by Nature.
Card is Apricot Bliss, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Easel Card

Here is a sample of the Easel cards I will be teaching in my next set of classes this month. This is a really cute card to make and has endless possibilities for decoration. This is my first sample and I intend to do a heap more! The beauty of this card is that it folds flat for placing in an envelope.

If you'd like to come along to one of my classes, I am holding them on Thursday July 29 at 7.30pm or Saturday July 31 at 1.30pm. Cost is $15 and includes all materials. Please email me if you would like to come along. I'm hoping that everyone will make two cards for themselves in the class. Classes are held in Mt. Waverley.

Colours used for this card were Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White card and matching inks. Stamp set is Vintage Vogue. Accessories used were Ice circle brads and Eyelet border punch.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Never Ending Card

Here are my photos of my Never Ending card which I am teaching in my classes this month. It is a really fun card to create and will be a huge hit with children and adults alike! I still have places available for the Thursday night class June 24 at  7.30pm. Cost is $15. If you would like to come and join in the fun email me at to book your place.

The idea behind the card is that you continualy open each section and it keeps on going and going, there is no end to it!

This version I have stamped images and used some papers but I am off on Scrapbooking Retreat today for the WHOLE weekend and am "planning" to try a double sided paper version.

If my plans come to fruitition I'll post the result on here! Main aim of the weekend is to start scrapbooking my South Africa trip from last year - better late than never!!!!

See you next week after my indulgent weekend away!!!!!!

Forgot to tell you the stamp sets I used! they were Time to Party, Party Hearty,Big Bold Birthday and Occasionally.

Colours are all from the Bold Brights Family stamped on Whisper White card. DSP is Washington Apple.

Now I can get back to my packing!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New ideas for an old favourite Layout

Demonstrating this layout to workshop guests and then having them create it, is one of my favourite workshop projects. It is such a fun card layout to create. New customers to Stampin'Up! really enjoy making one of these cards and the possibilities to go further with this layout are unlimited. I love going through the Stampin'Up! Idea Book & Catalogue to find sets I can use for this card layout. Using the spiral punch to create the photo negative look was a very inspired idea by a very clever stamper somewhere out there!    In the past I have used the stamp sets Wild About You, Bugs and Kisses and UpsyDaisy to name a few.  

One of my customers did some terrific Christmas cards using her family photos instead of the stamped images - they looked fabulous!

The stamp sets I've used here are Fox & Friends for the top card, Pocket Silhouettes for the middle card and All a Flutter for the lower card.

What other sets can you come up with to use in this layout?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Big Shot Makes it Quick and Easy!

Here are a couple of cards I whisked up recently when
I was playing with my new Stampin'Up! Big Shot using
the two exclusive Stampin'Up! Textured Impressions
embossing folders. the card on the right uses the Manhattan Flower folder and the one below uses Perfect Polka Dots.

They are so effective in creating a terrific looking card! You could easily whip up a batch of great cards to give someone as a lovely gift that would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Deals of the Week from Stampin'Up!

For the month of June, Stampin'Up! is running "Deals of the Week". The forst deal commenced on June 1st and runs until June8th closing at 11.50pm.

This weeks deal is 30% off a selection of punches :- Scallop Square 112081
             :- Trio Flower 109183
             :- Boho Blossoms 110711
             :- Scallop Oval 114889

Instead of $30.95, for this week you pay only $20.12 plus p&h.
The red flowers on this Reverse Negative card are done using the Trio Flower punch. You can see the oval punch used on my Emboss Resist card a couple of postings below. If you would like to make an order please contact me.

Starter Kit Special
Stampin'Up! also has a wonderful recruiting deal on at present too. You can buy the Stampin'Up! starter kit at 20% off! You now pay only $259 for over $560 worth of Stampin'Up! products! You can see the Starter kit inside the back page of the Idea Book & Catalogue. If you are wanting to get your Stampin'Up! collection off to a flying start with all the basics you will require, then this is the offer for you!

You can purchase the kit by going to my StampinUp! webpage here. The password is createwithjanine

The big advantage of buying the kit is it entitles you to 20% off your future purchases from Stampin'Up!

If you have any questions you can email me at

One more Waterfall Card

I promise this is the last waterfall card I'll show for the moment! I had to show this one because I loved the colour combination and I love the stamp set I used.

This card is a thankyou for my lovely downline Simone Bartrum, who very kindly gave me a lovely carry bag from the recent Australian Stampin'Up! Convention. Thankyou Simone for your generosity and thankyou for being such a wonderful downline and being such a role model for your own downline. Simone received an award at Convention for being second in Australia in 2009 for Leadership. Well done Simone! You deserve it!

Stamp set used is Vintage Vogue from the recent Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue.
Cardstock is Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Whisper White.
Embellishments are Rich Razzleberry polka dot grosgrain ribbon, jumbo eyelets, sponges and vintage brads.

Noiw off to do some more creating!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Emboss Resist / Emerging Colour Card

Okay finally a change from waterfall cards - although I do have one more I want to show you in another post!

The blue version of this card caught my eye on Marelle Taylor's webpage. I love Marelle's work and often turn to her page for inspiration. Thanks Marelle for showing us your lovely creations! There is a link to Marelle's page on my side bar.

The minute I saw this card I knew I had to CASE it! I loved the colours and the stamps used. It did motivate me as I had the Medallion stamp sitting on my desk waiting to be christened.

Then having done a blue version I decided to try a colour combination of my own and came up with the Kiwi Kiss version, which I also think looks pretty good.

The technique used is Emboss Resist combined with Emerging Colour. These two techniques do somewhat overlap each other. To create this look you stamp images over your blank card in one or more colours. Your main image is then stamped in Versamark and embossed in clear embossing powder. The whole card is then brayered with matching ink and the excess rubbed off the embossed image with a tissue, as the embossed image resists the ink.

Stamp sets used here were Medallion, Vintage Vogue, Occasional Greetings,  Best Yet and Very Vintage Wheel. Card colours are Very Vanilla, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy for the blue card and for the green one, Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss and Lovely Lilac.

Ink colours are Brocade Blue, Night of Navy and Bordering Blue for the blue card. for the other one I used Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron and Lovely Lilac.

Extras are Brocade Blue wide grosgrain ribbon, oval punch, scallop oval punch, Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon, small oval punch and sponges.

I do like the Medallion stamp and can see it will have many wonderful creative uses.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Next Version of Mini Waterfall Album

Here is my next take on the mini waterfall album. I prefer this one as the album is larger and pages inside are larger plus it also has more pages, which means more photos can be added!

This is the album I will teach in my Waterfall Card and Album class this month.

I quite prefer this one to the previous posted one. You could do a lot more to jazz it up. I was in a hurry to get it created to see how it would look!!!!! I do like the idea of using the round tab punch for the pull section. Thankyou to Bona, of Live, Love, Scrap for her inspiration and ideas. You can find her on You Tube for all the instructions for making this album.

I was in such a hurry to post this for you I haven't added photos yet but I hope you can see how it looks from these pics.

This album has a spine so as to take the extra pages which is a terrific idea.

Cardstock used was Certainly Celery and Vanilla Confetti Cream. The pattern paper on the front is from Stampin'Up! Tea Party pack. Stamp set used is Sweet Stems.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Waterfall Mini Album

As well as teaching and making a Waterfall card in my next class, we are also making a Mini Waterfall Album. I've been experimenting with different types. I thought I would show you my first attempt.

I was following some instructions I had printed out but could not make them work so ended up making some adaptations of my own!

The pages flip just like the waterfall greeting card except they are large enough to put a photo on. Great way to send photos to family or friends. You could add more photos on the underside if you like, or add some journaling.

Don't you just love the cake my DD made for No 1 son's 21st birthday party?

You could increase the number of pages according to how many photos you want to include in your album. They are a lot of  fun to create and I'm sure someone special to you would love to receive one!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Some more Waterfall Cards

Time has certainly flown by - can't believe it's two weeks since I last did a post. I thought I would show off two more waterfall cards that I have done to show in my next class.

The butterfly one I quite like but I'm not so sure about the Pocket Silhouettes one. I think it's the Melon Mambo, it's a bit bright!

The butterfly stamp - All a Flutter, is from the current mini catalogue and is sold as a single stamp. The image was stamped off centre to give the impression of a butterfly fluttering around the card as the waterfall page was turned. The background for this card is En Francais. This is one of the large background stamps from Stampin'Up! I stamped it in Going Gray and sponged around the edges in the same colour. Pity this is a colour that will be shifting on when the next catalogue comes out. I love the softness of it.

I've finally used my Big Shot to show you what it can do!!! The Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder was used to create the background in the Pocket Silhouettes waterfall card. It really is very effective.

Still not sure about the Melon Mambo/Pocket Silhouettes card - what do you think?

Friday, April 30, 2010

Waterfall Card

Here is a sample of the type of card I will be teaching in my next series of classes in May. It is a waterfall card - so called because when you pull the tab at the bottom of the  card front the pictures flip over to reveal the images underneath. It is a really fun card to give and surprisingly easy to create!

My class times for May will be Thursday May 27 at 7.30pm and Saturday May 29th at 1.30pm. Cost is $15.
For further details email me if you are interested at

For this sample card I have used one of the cute new sets from the new Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue called Fox and Friends.  Other stamps are from Bird on a Branch - love that speckle stamp for backgrounds and On Your Birthday.

Card used is Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa and Whisper White. Ink used is Close to Cocoa and Versamark was used to stamp the monkey image on the CTC card. Edges of white card were softened by sponging.



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