Great cards from a Colour Challenge

At our recent team meet, we had a card swap, as we always do, and it was based on a clever idea I picked up at a virtual Stampin’ Up! gathering organised by Michelle Jutrisa, a Demonstrator from the Southern Highlands.

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These are the cards we created.

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Annette’s Card

I used:

  • Stamps– Tasteful Touches
  • Card– Misty Moonlight, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
  • Ink – Misty Moonlight, Smokey Slate, Coastal Cabana
  • Tools – Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder, Lovely Labels Pick a Punch
  • Other – Holiday Rhinestones, sponge, Dimensionals
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Karen’s Card

Karen used:

  • Stamps: – Timeless Tulips stamps (greeting)
  • Card: – Whisper White Card,Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Magenta Madness, Smoky Slate
  • Ink: – Black Memento
  • Tools: – Ornate Layers Dies, Stitched Rectangle
  • Other – Rhinestone
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Anne’s Card

Anne used:

  • Stamps
  • Card– Misty Moonlight, Smokey Slate, Whisper White
  • Ink – Misty Moonlight, Magenta Madness, Bumble Bee
  • Tools – Perfect Parcels Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Meadow Moments embossing Folder
  • Other – Holiday Rhinestones, Wink of Stella
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Vicki’s Card

Vicki used:

  • Stamps– Label Me Bold (retired)
  • Card– Misty Moonlight, Magenta Madness, Bumble Bee, Whisper White
  • Ink -Magenta Madness
  • Tools -various Embossing Folders (retired), small butterfly punch (retired)

I hope you are inspired by our cards.

If you live in Australia and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be delighted to assist you. Click “Contact Me” at the top of this page or click here to get the conversation started.

If you’d like to recreate these projects, all current products are available from my online store here or email me.

If you are placing an online order of less than $250, and you use the hostess code for this month, shown in the sidebar menu on the right, you will receive a small gift from me. If your order is more than $250 you should not use the code as you will earn hostess rewards for yourself.

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! products at a discount and/or run your own business, read more about Joining HERE, and please contact me if you have any questions. I would love you to join us at Netty’s Inkers.

That’s it for now, thanks for stopping by…………………………………………..…………..til next time

Netty xx

Get and Go Starter Kit Promotion

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What a great promotion SU has announced for this month. If you are a fan of our products and love a bargain then read on. If you live in Australia, when you join Stampin’ Up!, you purchase a starter kit for $169. You get to choose the products in the kit to a total value of $235 (postage free) AND SU also provides business supplies free of charge.

With the GET AND GO STARTER KIT promotion, you get all the above plus:

-enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—enough consumables for your first event. You just need ink and adhesives.

8 packs of pre-cut cardstock of the Coastal Cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of pre-cut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes). Instructions for the projects will also be provided.

That’s over $300 worth of product for just $169 !

Remember, this fantastic offer expires on 30 September. To find out more, click on the image above and you will go to my business website where you will find more information as well as my contact details.

You are not obliged to hold parties or workshops. You can just use the discount for yourself. As long as you purchase minimum amounts each quarter, you will continue to receive a discount of up to 25% on your purchase. However, if you’d like to start up your own flexible business, I will help you in any way I can. I have been a demonstrator for nearly 14 years and I love it. I have a small team of demonstrators, Netty’s Inkers, who meet monthly and we all have fun together.

I’d love to hear from you,

Bye for now, thanks for stopping by,

Netty xx

Rectangle Rocker Card Tutorial

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I found the source of the card design. It came from Gloria Plunkett, at DesignzbyGloris.com

Here is a link to the printable tutorial on her blog. She also has a link to a youtube tutorial.

Back soon

Netty xx

Launch of 2020 January-June Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Brochure

Earlier this month I held an open house event in my home to launch the Stampin’ Up!  January – June (J J) Mini Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  I prepared lots of samples using some of the new products  and we had Make N Takes, Prizes, Nibbles, Bubbles and everyone got to take home a copy of the Mini Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. 

We had lots of fun and I wanted to share some of the projects from that day.  It was a small group, maybe something to do with the fact that it was 42 degrees, although the aircon did a great job of keeping us cool.

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I think this card is just gorgeous.  I particularly love the combination of the petal pink with the champagne foil, ribbon and champagne rhinestones.

Supplies used:

Stamps: –Forever Blossoms (151457- p16 of the J-J Mini Catalogue ) Beautiful Day (151257- p131 Annual Catalogue)

Card: –Petal Pink, Whisper White, Champagne Foil Sheets (144748- p169 AC)

Ink : – Petal Pink

Tools: – Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690-p20 J-J Mini Catalogue), Stitched Stars Dies (carried over from 2019 Holiday Catalogue), 

Embellishments: Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon (151194- p15 J-J Mini Catalogue),  Champagne Rhinestones (151193- p15 J-J Mini Catalogue).

 

 

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The Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper is so beautiful that you need little more than a greeting to complete a stunning card.

Supplies used:

Stamps: –Sending You Thoughts (free during Sale-A-Bration when you spend AU$90)

Card: – Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper  (January-June Mini Catalogue)

Ink : – Rich Razzleberry

Tools: – Stitched So Sweetly Dies (J-J Mini Catalogue),

Embellishments: – Basic Rhinestone, Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon  (J-J Mini Catalogue)

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This card is cased from p 20 of the J-J Mini Catalogue

Supplies used:

Stamps: – Morning Star (J-J Mini Catalogue)

Card: – Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White, Purple Posy

Ink : – Soft Sea Foam, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape.

Tools: –Stitched Stars Dies carried over from 2019 Holiday Mini Catalogue), Stitched Rectangles Dies

Embellishments: – Silver Thread.

I hope you like the cards I have shared. I would love to hear what you think.

All the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here.

If you live in Australia and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, I would be delighted to have you join me. Click “Contact Me” at the top of this page or click here to get the conversation started. Thanks!

If you would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! products at a discount and/or run your own business I would love to have you join my team of demonstrators. Click “Contact Me” at the top of this page or click here. I would love to hear from you. There are great additional benefits to joining Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration.

That’s it for now, thanks for hopping by………………………..til next time

Netty xx

Christmas in Australia

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I wanted to share how I spent Christmas here in Australia.

We spent Christmas with our 2 adult children at the south coast of NSW. It is a spot I have been visiting since before I could walk and where I have spent most of my Christmases. It is also where my parents lived before they died.

As you probably know, fires affected a large part of this area and while we were there we were inconvenienced in several ways, particularly by being separated when the highway was closed. But we were not directly impacted by the fires and we left before new year. Unfortunately, the smoke from the fires followed us but we are thankful to be safe and still have our home.

I wanted to share this photo because I thought it might appeal, particularly to those in the northern hemisphere. This was a traditional way the fire service raised funds for many years but as far as I know it had not been done for quite a while. On this trip, the fire truck was welcomed by everyone and it was an emotional opportunity to thank the brave fire fighters for keeping us safe. Santa had a good supply of lollies (candy) which he threw at the kids. So everyone lined the streets to say thanks and donate; I think it is so uniquely Australian!

Also Santa must have been quite hot in his suit in the very hot conditions.

I hope you appreciate this non-crafting post.

Bye for now……………………………………………………………………………………..til next time,

Netty xx

Happy Birthday to Me

I had a birthday a couple of days ago and I wanted to share some of the hand made love I received. These are the birthday cards I received. Aren’t they lovely?

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My lovely daughter also made me a magnificent Black Forrest Cake.

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And my special birthday plant put on a show just for me as it does every year on my birthday. It’s called an Orchid Cactus or Epiphyllum hybrid. I was given a cutting over 30 years ago and I still love it.


I really had a lovely birthday. I got some good pressies, lots of phone calls, texts, facebook messages, flowers and dinner with my family. What more could I want? Feeling very blessed!

That’s it for me, hope you enjoyed my birthday share………..till next time,

Netty xx