August 2020 Global SU Share Fair

-A Facebook Live Event


I am excited to be presenting again in this Facebook Live International Craft-Along event.

Save the Date. On Saturday evening, 29 August 2020, we are featuring projects using Stampin’ Up! products from the current Catalogues. We have 16 presenters this month, each using a different product for their presentation.

You can watch live starting Saturday evening in Australia and travel the globe as Saturday evening reaches the UK, USA and Canada. You can craft along with the presenters, adapting the projects so you can use what you have in your stash. Alternatively, you can watch replays after the event. During the next week each of the presenters will do a short presentation listing what items they will be using, including measurements in both metric and imperial.

For my presentation, I will be using the Friendly Silhouette Stamp Set. It is shown below along with the Coordinating Dies Set. If you click on the image you will be taken to my online store where you can purchase the set.


149327 – Friend Like You Photopolymer Stamp Set – $37


149546 – Friendly Silhouettes Dies – $56

This event is open to customers of the presenters.  If you would like to participate, contact me and I will arrange for you to receive an invitation to join the group.  If you need to be my customer first, place an order, then contact me.  You’ll be glad you did!

Show Special

We offer a show special for customers for every event. This time the show special is a PDF tutorial with both metric and imperial measurements for all the projects featured in the August presentations. To qualify to receive this, you need to place a $30 order (excluding shipping) with me using the host code EVV7C7PM before 6 September.

Alternatively, you can purchase the pdf for $22. Either way, its a bargain, complete with detailed instructions and colour photos .

OR, ask me for a host code and order together with friends before 6 September and I will join you for a virtual party complete with make ‘n takes.

I’ll be back before the event to list world times for each presentation.

Would love to hear from you!

Till then,

Netty xx



Welcome to this month’s Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring Suites in the Annual and the Holiday Catalogues.  I am excited to share another project with you today.  Fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe are participating, so we have lots of fun projects to share with you. I hope you get loads of creative inspiration from them. You may have started here, or arrived from the talented Maureen Rauchfuss’s blog.  Wasn’t her project amazing? Either way, you’re in the right place!


I chose to create a project using the In Good Taste Suite. The suite consists of the Tasteful Touches stamp set, the Tasteful Labels dies set (available as the Tasteful Touches bundle, at a 10% discount), the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper, the Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder and the In Good Taste Elements.

As you would guess from the names, it is a very tasteful suite. Actually, it is delicate enough to allow feminine projects but versatile enough to suite the most rugged gent. The DSP is full of texture, with very earthy tones. The stamp set contains some lovely greetings in a beautiful script, two of which are specifically designed to fit into two of the ten gorgeous label dies, a luscious flower (easily fussy cut), a delicate sprig, a feather, and a number of texture stamps. The elements are made of wood and include leaves, sprigs and small textural shapes.

When playing with the elements that went into this card, I was struggling to use DSP AND the gorgeous embossing folder. Then I realised that I could accomplish this by using the “DSP Quadrangle Cut”. Not sure about this name. Anyway, I quite liked the layout, but couldn’t decide which label and greeting to use so I consulted the brains trust (Hi Vicki and Antoinette!). They had differing opinions, so I used both. Which do you like the best?

Click below and you will be taken to Shirley Merker’s blog. I’m sure she will have an amazing project to share.


Here is a list of hoppers in case you get off the trail:

Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannahs
Carol Payne
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Cindi Pratt
Maureen Rauchfuss
Annette McMillan– YOU ARE HERE!

List of supplies

  • Stamps:-Most Wonderful Time, Winter Woods
  • Card: –Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes, Most Wonderful Time Medley DSP, Real Red CS, Whisper White CS, Shaded Spruce CS
  • Tools:– Stitched So Sweetly Dies, In the Woods Dies, Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, Most Wonderful Time Medley Dies
  • Ink : – Real red, Soft Suede, Frost White Shimmer Paint
  • Other: – Dimensionals, Red Rhinestones,

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. 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 us at Netty’s Inkers. Click “Contact Me” at the top of this page or click here.

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

Netty xx

Southern Highlands Card Making Day

I recently participated in a virtual event for SU demonstrators in my region which was a follow up from a “real” event last year.

The event was generously and expertly organised by a SU Demonstrator who lives in the Southern Highlands, Michele Jutrisa, and aims to bring Demos together to share ideas and learn from each other..

This year she organised it with a number of challenges in a private facebook group and she included our regional Demonstrator Development Manager, Clare Langsford.

Michele did such a great job organising the day. I watched with my downline besty Vicki and we had so much fun. We weren’t able to complete everything but WE HAD SO MUCH FUN!!!! Thanks Michele

Challenge 1

A tic tac toe, nine boxes of options and you chose three in a line. Mine was Embossing Folder, Designer Series Paper and Diecut.


I chose to use the Artistry Blooms DSP, the  Stitched So Sweetly Dies and the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder. I took the colours from the DSP, using Granny Apple Green, Whisper White and Coastal Cabana.  The Greeting is from the Fancy Phrases stamp set

Although I am happy with the colours and layout for the card, it needs something else in the diecut, maybe some small diecuts? What do you think?



Demonstration By Leonie Newman

Leonie Newman, a Demonstrator from Kiama, NSW did a live demonstration showing how to make a small cube card which folds flat to send in a C6 envelope. It was Leonie’s first live and she did a fabulous job. Thanks Leonie.

I chose to use the retired Peaceful Poppies DSP with Rich Razzleberry boxes and Basic Black mats. The greetings are from the Fancy Phrases stamp set and were stamped on Whisper White rectangles in Memento ink.

Challenge 2

Make anything in black and white.

I chose to use the Well Dressed stamp set from Sale-A-Bration 2020. I randomly stamped images in Memento ink on Whisper White card. One hat has been stamped seperately and popped up on a dimensional. The Black band across the card has been embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder and the greeting was punched out using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.


Challenge 3 – Sketch Challenge


I chose to use a Cherry Cobbler Card Base and a Blushing Bride layer embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. I stamped the image in Memento onto Whisper White card and coloured with one of the new aquapens (so good!) using Petal Pink, Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow inks. The greeting is from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set stamped in Memento onto a 2″ punched circle of Whisper White, sponged with Cherry Cobbler. I finished off with a couple of Basic Rhinestones, coloured with Cherry Cobbler Blends.

I was very happy with the card, except for the fact that I originally thought I had Petal Pink cardstock (not Blushing Bride!), which is why I coloured the blossoms in Petal Pink ink. Not the end of the world but I think it would have been nicer with Petal Pink card.


Mystery card – Triple Slider

The next event in the day was a mystery card. Michele gave us a list of supplies we would need and measurements for cutting. It turned out to be a Triple Slider Card.


I used the retired Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set from Sale-A-Bration 2020. I used Seaside Spray Cardstock for the “cards” and Night of Navy Cardstock for the panels. The DSP is the retired 2019-20 In Color Assortment (Seaside Spray). I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies for the label and the Peaceful Moments stamp set for the greeting which was stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White Card, as were the top image and the greeting on the middle panel. The image on the middle section was stamped in Seaside Spray and coloured with an aquapen and Seaside Spray, Night of Navy and Soft Seafoam ink. I also added lashings of Wink of Stella but this can’t be seen in the photo. Lastly, I added some Seaside Spray Metallic ribbon.

This card would be very appropriate for a special occasion. It is not difficult to make. Michele had some technical problems and kindly refilmed the whole video. She did a wonderful job.

As you can see, we had a very enjoyable day. There were 2 more challenges which we didn’t get to. I might try and do this at a later date.

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

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 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 would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! products at a discount and/or run your own business I would love to have you join us at Netty’s Inkers. Click “Contact Me” at the top of this page or click here.

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

Netty xx

Paper Pumpkin Comes to Australia


Introducing Paper Pumpkin Box of Sunshine. Paper Pumpkin is a monthly paper crafting kit offered by Stampin’ Up!, but is currently only available in the United States and parts of Canada. Stampin’ Up! wants demonstrators and customers everywhere to have the chance to experience it.

SU is offering this kit as an exclusive, limited release starting 11 August.

Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs). Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm). Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm). Coordinating Colours: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold. Other Contents: An exclusive stamp set, One Classic Stampin’ Spot

This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

Available for $37.00 from 11 August. If you’d like to know more, contact me.

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

Netty xx

August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue


It’s here, it’s here! The August-December Mini Catalogue is live. It’s full of awesome new products (some have made a return appearance from last year’s Seasonal Catalogue) for your Christmas and Halloween crafting.

You can download a pdf copy by clicking on the image in the sidebar on the right, or you can contact me for your own physical copy. All the products in the catalogue are available from my online store here.

If you need any assistance, I am here to help.

Bye for now, I’ll be back soon

Netty xx