Stamping Joy ~ Nerida Carter

Stamping Joy ~ Nerida Carter

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sale-a-bration favourites

Saleabration is my favourite time of year. Why wouldn't it be?
For every $90 spent on anything from any catalogue you get to choose something Free from the Saleabration catalogue.
Free product Includes the gorgeous Specialty paper "Irresistibly yours".
A white paper with a glossy white pattern embossed so that when you sponge, spritz or ink it your colouring reveals the amazing pattern underneath.
I've combined it with the free SAB Lotus Blossom stamp. 
I quite like the painted look of this three step stamp and words. 
The irresistably yours paper is special because You can stamp over it and then wipe the ink off the white shiny bits. There's a list of techniques to use it with.
My fave is to use a mask to sponge lines or shapes. This one is patterned with tiny stars perfect for a baby birthday. This next photo shows the before and after papers. Un-stamped and stamped.
There are lots of free stamps offered. 
The "Big Day" stampset is another firm favourite as it fits perfectly on the new Ornate Tag topper punch. 
We made these three cards last week at a mini launch party at a friends place.
Would you like to make some too?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Stampin' Up! Party time - amazing!

Everyone loves a party!
Stampin' up! demos celebrated at Olympic park, Sydney to share, inspire and create together.
This was just part of the beautiful display put on by our Sydney demonstrators. So many ideas to photograph and inspire the creative crowd of about 140.
Linda Higgins and Aaron entertained us on stage. 
During the day we had three make and takes to complete using the gorgeous "Choose happiness" stampset.
I love what you can do with this set.
Linda demonstrated the coffee bag. An appropriate choice. It could contain Tea or biscuits, chocolate or a small gift. We decorated a notebook and a card.
We were asked to make our own name tag. So here's mine made with glimmer paper and some BlackberryBliss cardstock. The letters are cut out with Bigshot Framelits using the negative shape.
And three layers of butterfly Framelits. And I've used another of those Something Borrowed embellishments and some chevron ribbon.
We caught up with friends we haven't seen for months...
And the ones from 'round the corner too.
Plenty of new product ideas to play with ...
Do you have the latest Occasions catalogue? 
Have you seen whats offered for free during Saleabation this year?
Send me a message or give me a call 0468877125 if you'd like a free set of catalogues, 
or thinking of hosting a party-time at your place.
Enjoy, Nerida

Petal Potpourri and adventure Bound with penguins

This is so simple yet very striking especially because the patterned paper is of river pebbles. I've added some Sahara Sand coloured lace and a stamped and punched flower from Petals Potpourri.
The final embellishment is the "Something Borrowed" embellishment from our bridal stationary range. These are so pretty I think you could wear them as Jewellery.
Also today we made cards with the new Crazy About You stamp and Framelit Bundle.
The words are cut out with the framelit letters and the Birthday stamp is from Butterfly Basics.
The cute penguins is not a new punch. Take a closer look...
That's the Owl builder punch in black cardstock, ears removed and re-stuck-on as wings!
I love th is idea for making penguin cards.
I think they're gorgeous, don't you!

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Best. Day. Ever.

Sale-a-bration is the best time of the Stampin' Up! Year.
For every $90 you spend with stampin up between 5 January to 31 March you can choose a free stamp set like The best day ever.
Best day ever is also a song which I can't get out of my head at the moment...
On Monday night we made two cards using new stamps and products from the occasions caty.
As you know it's not difficult to spend $90 on craft supplies.
This tag topper punch is also new!
Why not get the tag topper punch $39.95, page 35 and 
the Petal potpourri stamps plus Flower medallion punch bundle for $54.95 (clear) that's 15% off on page 23.
And that will get you the "Best day ever" saleabration stamp set for free!
Contact me at or 0468877125 to place an order or,
 book a party with me and earn lots of free stamps, patterned paper and ink products for free! 

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

New Occassions catalogue 2015

Today's card is made of all new products and feels very hot and summery.
Exciting news today ~
We have a brand new catalogue to browse.
The occasions catalogue goes live from 6 January to 30 June 2015. It covers Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day and Valentines Day. Not to mention birthday and butterfly day!
Did I say butterfly?
It's also Sale-a-bration time!
From 6 Jan to 31 March is the most exciting time of the Stampin' up year! If you haven't heard of this before it means for the next 3 months every $90 you spend, you will earn a free gift from the 
Sale-a-bration brochure.
So many new stamps, patterned paper, punches, and even free Blendabilities are offered. 
So exciting!!! if you would like your own paper copy of the catalogues contact your demonstrator or message Nerida on 0468877125 and I will post one to your letter box.

Monday, January 05, 2015

December Birthdays ...

It has been a month of celebration of Birthdays. Jess went to a party with request for birthday card in blue with football on it. So Jess drew the character from one of her books and I provided the stars and goal posts. Winner!
There seemed a whole cascade of people having their birthday between Christmas and new year.
Let me show you this one from another angle ... It's a flip flop card with extra flappy bits.
Are you getting the gist of it yet? Lots of extra panels to decorate, so fun to make!
We celebrated a twelfth birthday which was to feature feathers and film...
Colours: Aqua and purple gold or silver ... Thankfully there were a few new stamps in my stash due to A new catalogue coming out next week.
They feature butterflies and sequins ... And then came the actual birthday card with giant gold butterfly and some sneak peek Birthday Bash patterned paper.
I just love a gold foil butterfly on a gatefold card with sequins! Yep made it up at 11.30pm and wrapped a few pressies by midnight the night before said birthday.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Weekly deals and last chance at the Clearance rack.

Happy 2015 my friends ... I kind of got carried away with December celebrations, year six farewells, last minute birthday cards and even later Christmas card postings ...
But I have not forgotten my stamping Joy bloggers!
Firstly I must mention the weekly deals that are available from Wed to Tuesday PM.
Phone or message me quickly to grab one of these deals.
Fun flower punch $22.46 or the hearts a flutter dies $32.21

And while you are at the online store check out the clearance items... Really your last chance for these.
Ending 5 Janaury 2015.
Lots of Christmas stamps and ornaments and patterned papers at great prices.
To look at the full list in the online store click:

See you with some cards I've been making soon. Nerida��

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Making things coastal, ocean and blue

Once there was a pretty blue dress waiting for a formal to go to...
It needed a matching flower for it's owner's hair.
We looked far and wide for a beautiful soft blue with just a hint of mint like the ocean.
A coastal cabana type ocean.
We never found the perfect hue, so we bought a white fabric rose instead and ...
Spritz'd with coastal cabana ink - fashion dilemma solved!
Half a spritz bottle of water, add three big drops ( or possibly more) of Coastal cabana ink and lightly spray til you get the exact colour you are looking for.
I think it dried a little lighter with the white fabric beneath, so it perhaps looked a little pool party which was precisely the colour we were after.
Stampin' Up! Products I love you.
Now, if only Stampin'up! Sold an instant hair braiding - fish-tailing tool...

Weekly deals in time for Christmas

Look look the thinlits circle flip card die is on special!
$13 off this die 
and gorgeous crumb cake seam binding ribbon (looks beautiful with gold and ties fabulous bows).
Send me a message or email your order through to
Christmas wishes,  Nerida.

Friday, November 28, 2014

A weekly shopping list...

So much to plan and organise in the month leading up to Christmas!
It happens every year so why can't I get this year lined up the way I'd like?
Perhaps, its because this is my daughters last year of Primary school and they seem to have an event on every day, or my nephews getting engaged this weekend and I still haven't sent a card let alone a present...
To start with let's look at the deals of the week:
A square one inch punch for all those inchy cards and patchwork patterned paper backgrounds - Tick.
And how else are you going to make those minecraft related cards?
Argyle texture embossing folder for cardigan knitted look backgrounds ... Just saying Baby cards!
Silver ink pad ... Christmas and anniversary stamping and it works very well as an embossing ink with clear embossing powder - ask me how?
Oh another gorgeous die to add to my collection and wisteria wonder chevron ribbon!!!
I am such a glutton for punishment when it comes to ribbons on sale. 
Any one want to share a roll with me?
Ok, off to do some gift buying for myself...

THE way to store your photopolymer stamps

This is the way i store my photopolymer stamps. its a very simple idea.
As photopolymer stamps are fairly new i thought I'd share this quick hint.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Watercolour winter card making kit

I've  made two cards from the Watercolour winter card kit so far and can't wait to sit down and make a few more.
The kit comes with everything you need to make 20 cards.
Five each of four different designs.
This one is very simple in design but quite elegant. 
The kit instructions suggest you colour the letters "Merry" in Old Olive green ink with the watercolour brush provided, however I like it quite well with Bermuda Bay or Coastal Cabana ink.
All you need to make up the kit is ink and liquid glue and I've used the "Endless wishes" stamp set for the word Christmas.
The card bases are already printed with white dots for this card. 
All you do is adhere the cut out pieces and some sequins with Tombow glue and 
stamp "merry Christmas" on the Bermuda Bay piece and add the gold glimmer strip for a bit of bling.
The kit suggested adding a cut out shape of a snow sled, but I decided a small gold and cardstock star gave just the right amount of detail that it needs.