Southern Highlands Cardmaking Day

Two weeks ago I travelled with 2 members of my Stampin’ Up! downline group (Avid Inkers) to Mittagong to share a day of cardmaking with 13 other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from surrounding regions. They came from Canberra, Southern Highlands, Wollongong, South Coast, Western Sydney and even the Hunter Valley. The day was organised by Michele Jutrisa, and she did an amazing job. The theme for the day was the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue. It was held at the hall St Stephen’s Church where Michele is a parishioner.


On arrival we each received a goody bag. Michele did a lovely job of decorating them using the Beautiful Friendship stamp set and the 2019-20 In-Colors, some sweet DSP and polka dot ribbon. The greeting comes from the Free as a Bird Stamp Set. Here is a closer look.


Each attendee also received a decorated water bottle. Decoration was done by yours truly, using 2019-21 In-Colors, Free as a Bird stamp set, the Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder and Stitched Nesting Labels Dies. I used these dies to create a pocket shape into which I slid a name tag for each attendee.

The one below was mine. It is Rococo Rose, Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry.


The aim of the day was simply for us to get to know each other and have fun. Well , I think we achieved both. Each attendee prepared 16 kits of the same project for each of the attendees to make and brought all the supplies needed to make it in a shoebox or similar container.

Michele put together a folder containing all the Instruction Sheets. She decorated them to match the goody bags and stamped the SU Statement of the Heart on them as well. Aren’t they gorgeous?


Our goody bags also contained a new stamp set and a Mystery Bag Challenge!


I showed my card in a previous post here and the one made by my friend Vicki here.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get photos of anyone else’s or of the ladies themselves, which is a bit of a shame because they were all lovely. Donna Williams from the Stampin’ Up! Office also attended and brought a make n take for us. She was lots of fun and very generous with her time, answering any queries we had about products or current events.

Well, that’s it from me for now.

I’ll be back soon to show you the projects we made.

Thanks for popping by…………………………………………………………..till next time,

Netty xx

July #simplestamping Challenge


Stampin’ Up! has issued a challenge to create simple cards using only stamps, paper and ink. This is the card I created using:

Stamp Set: Everything Amazing

Colours: Blueberry Bushell, Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green

All of these products are available in my online store. To place an order, click on the Shopping Menu at the top of this page, then on the My SU Online Shop link, and you will be directed to my store. If you need help with this, don’t hesitate to contact me.

I hope you like the card. That’s it from me today.

Thanks for stopping By………………………………………………………………Till next time

Netty xx

Everything Amazing Stamp Set

Hi Stampers


I promised last evening that I would post a pic of Vicki’s winning card from the challenge we did at the Southern Highlands Cardmaking Day and here it is. She says it won because she was using her favourite colours. What do you think?

Thanks for dropping by……………………………………………………………….till next time,

Netty xx

Southern Highlands Cardmaking Day

Welcome to my blog.

Yesterday I had a fun day with two fellow Avid Inkers and other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from the surrounding region. There were 16 of us in all and the day was wonderfully put together by Michele Jutrisa at St Stephen’s Church Hall in Mittagong.

It was a day for us to get together and have fun. We had Donna Williams (from Stampin’ Up! join us for the early part of the day, and lunch) and the lovely Cathy from the Church kept us well fed and lubricated. Others came from Jervis Bay, Windsor, Campbelltown and even the Hunter Valley.

I wanted to share with you the card I made as part of a challenge. We were each given A5 pieces of cardstock in Whisper White, Basic Black and 3 other colours, 1/4 piece of See a Silhouette DSP, some ribbon, and Epoxy Droplets. The challenge was to come up with a card. Below is the one I made.


I used Night of Navy, Crushed Curry and Whisper White Card and the DSP. I also used the Tailored Tag Punch which I had on hand.


I decided to make a Bridge Card and although the photo at left is not great, you can see that I lined the back panel with the DSP and stuck a couple of punched out pieces across the opening. The card will still fold flat for posting.

I was quite happy with the resulting card. We each had to place a sticker on the card we liked the best and 3 winners were selected. Sadly, mine wasn’t one of them! But I got over it. Unfortunately, I didn’t get photos of the others, but I will ask Vicki for a pic of hers, and she was one of the winners! I will post it in the next few days.

I am sure I will be posting more in coming days, so stay tuned.

That’s it for now, thanks for popping by………………………………….till next time,

Netty xx

Recessed Panel Card -Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper


This is the card I promised in my last post. I used the Stitched Nested Labels Dies to cut the row of holes in the edges of the White Card and the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch to create a strip with the little scallops, which I adhered behind the “holey” panels.

The DSP is the divine Perennial Essence and the greeting is from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set, stamped in Gorgeous Grape.

Sadly, the card is soon destined for a dear friend whose sister-in-law passed away after a long illness. I think (and hope) the card is soothing, I was very happy with it.

All of these products are available from my online store here. If you live in Australia and don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator. Just contact me using the link at the top of this page.

thanks for stopping by……………………………….til next time,

Netty xx