Swap Card 3 – Beautiful Day Birthday Card

My third swap card for Onstage Live would be lovely as a Mothers Day Card or Get Well Card and would please anyone lucky enough to receive it. Apart from the black, green and yellow colours, all the others are shades of Rich Razzleberry. The small flowers were stamped several times without reinking the stamp which gives a lovely effect, I think.


The large flower has been stamped cut out and raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You can see the sparkle from the Shimmer Card in the close-up. Shimmer Card is also good for watercolouring, as it doesn’t pill.


I used the following supplies to create the card:

Stamps: Beautiful Day

Card: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Shimmer Card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Crushed Curry

Tools: Aquapen

All supplies are available from my online store or you can contact me by email or phone.

Thanks for dropping by. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. I should be on my way home from Auckland today. I have one more of my swap cards to share with you. I should have heaps of swaps I have received when I get back.

til next time …

Netty xx

Yet Another Barn Door Card


My sister-in-law turned 50 last week and I thought the occasion deserved a big 5 and a big 0.  So I created the card below.  She was impressed by the card and said it survived the post unscathed.


Colours are Real Red and Basic Black.  I gold embossed the greeting from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set and Black embossed the sign on the door.  I used the retired Woodgrain stamp and cut the numbers from Gold Foil using the retired Large Number Framelit Dies.




And when the door is slid open……..




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Bye for Now


Netty xx



More Barn Door Cards

I wanted to show you some of the other cards we made at my Barn Door Class.  Below is one using the Bella and Friends Clear Mount Stamp set ( 141870 $35)  which is available in the current catalogue on page 30. The greetings are from the Pretty Kitty Clear Mount Stamp Set (141864 $35) also on page 30 of the catalogue.

You can purchase these or any other current products through my online store.  If you click on the “Shopping” button in the Header menu at the top of this page you will go to another page with more information about using my online shop.  You can then access the shop by clicking on ‘My Online Shop’ in the pull down menu from the Shopping button.  If this sounds too complicated, contact me and I will guide you through the process.




When the door is slid open…..  Colours are:  Melon Mambo, Smokey Slate and Basic Black.




The last card from my class used a retired stamp set from a SaleABration promotion called Hey Chick.  Colours are Real Red, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand and Basic Black.  She was coloured using our Watercolour Pencils.




and when the door is slid open ….




Everyone enjoyed making these cards and the interactive element means they are fun to receive.

That’s it from me till next time.  My next class will be on 6 November and we will be making a selection of cards using the Waterfront stamp set.

Netty xx

Graceful Glass Class

Last week I held a card class using the Graceful Glass suite of products. It was a small group but the products in this suite really WOWed them, as they did me when I first saw and used them at On Stage in April this year.StainedGlassCardsStampin'Up!AnnetteMcMillan12072018 The above cards use the Painted Glass Stamp set and the coordinating Stained Glass DiesStainedglass3Stampin'Up!AnnetteMcMillan12072018 StainedGlassStampin'Up!AnnetteMcMillan12072018

The New Graceful Glass Suite

4628A263-A152-4363-925B-97A250650DF4This gorgeous card was created using new products from the Graceful Glass Suite on page 165 of the new Stampin’ Up! 2018-19 Annual Catalogue. The suite includes the Painted Glass stamp set, used here for the greeting and the rose images stamped as a background.  This stamp set includes beautiful images and four assorted greetings in a gorgeous gothic script.  It has a coordinating set of stained glass thinlits and they can be bought as a bundle at a 10% saving.  These thinlits create the most amazing diecuts which can be laid over just about any image to create a stained glass effect.The Graceful Glass Designer Vellum comes as printed 6″ X 6″ sheets and is super easy to colour either with blends or markers.  The coloured panel seen above is a quarter of one of these sheets.  In the above, the Tailored Tag punch has been used to punch out the greeting and its mat.

This is my favourite suite in the new catalogue.  I am hosting a card class on 10 July in my home in Canberra, using the Graceful Glass Suite.  Contact me ASAP if you would like to attend or obtain any additional information.

Bye for Now,


Instructions for Secret Message Happy Birthday Card

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After I  posted the details of this card on 8 April, I received some lovely comments about it and a request for instructions.  So, here they are. Simply click on Print Recipe  below and you will go to the Instructions. Enjoy!

Product List

Here is a list of products used and they are linked to my online store, so if you click on the image , you will be able to purchase the product from my store, 24/7.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set


Melon Mambo A4 Card Stock


Basic Black A4 Card Stock


Card Stock A4 Crushed Curry


Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad


Stampin' Trimmer


Big Shot


Precision Base Plate


Happy Birthday Thinlits Die


Balloon Bouquet Punch


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