Stamping Joy ~ Nerida Carter

Stamping Joy ~ Nerida Carter

Friday, April 22, 2016

On stage with team Stamping Joy

Ok, so we weren't actually on stage in Sydney, but we did catch a ridiculously early train from Gosford station and meet up with lots of old and new friends on the station, on the train, at Central and another 500 people when we arrived at the Sydney Hilton.
 For me its all about the friendships, the people, the sharing of stories and ideas, and the connecting with friends who understand your ridiculous passion for colour and creativity.

 Lorraine and Leonie who we met boarding the train, they picked us as onstage goers immediately.
 Team stamping joy at the photobooth.
 Waiting for onstage to begin..
In our bags and on our table are little useful gifts
 like a pencil case, pens and a 6 month calendar and note book.
 ...excitement building
 Shelli Gardner on screen to welcome us to #onstage2016
 and the funniest lady, Bonnie, demonstrating her creativity.
 Shelli and Sara co presenting...
and Linda and I having our photos taken :)
 A bit of creative work to keep us busy and introduce new products...

The Swaps I made and received - such talent and thoughtfulness goes into these.

 More photo booth fun with the Inksomniacs  team.
And then there's all the other things!
Like getting inspired, and being challenged to try something new and a little bit scary, and did I mention a brand new catalogue filled with stamps, tools, accessories, paper, ink and creative ideas?
We were so excited to receive some fun give - aways. Something like 4 new stamp sets, a jar of glitter (for answering a question) and an inkpad to take home in my new onstage canvas bag.

I've set myself the goal to add one additional stamping event per month for the next six months so please, please come to one of my monthly classes. The first one is Tuesday 3rd May, to book your seat
 ring or text Nerida on 0468 877 125.
#stampingjoy #6monthstampingoals #onstage2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Weekly specials .... Dream big inch sampler card

Firstly I have to show you a set of note cards I made.
It's a bit masculine using the marina mist and pear pizazz ink but I don't know I think a woman would like a card to encourage her a long the way... The compass and the star constellation stamps are from the "Going Global" set, dream big from "Enjoy the little things".
Which is where the little textured squares are from also.
So what do you think of the weekly specials huh?
There's that handy 1" square punch $21, a banner punch $15.75, gold ribbon for $6.56 ( stock up for Christmas), Lost Lagoon ink $8.60 and pretty petals paper stack (6"x6") for $10.50.
There's got to be something for everyone there.
And remember until end of March you can get a free stamp set for every $90 you spend from the Saleabration catalogue.
Don't have one? Just ask and I can deliver it to you, but be quick!
Flowering Fields note card.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Three weeks of Saleabration to go!

We all know this is the best time of year...and stampin up are mixing it up again by adding three new products to get for FREE !
You can choose:
Three rolls of glitter tape in gold silver and white.
New Party pants word stamps with a balloon stamp!!!
PedalPusher stamp set - cute bicycle with flowers and food, hearts and a basket... 
Can't wait to see the courier at my door again next week when he delivers my Balloon celebration bundle and my free "Party Pants" stamp set.
If you want to see this stampset in action take a look at the SU video.

I have used the free SAB set, Flowering Fields to stamp this one. The flowers are heat embossed with white embossing powder on Crumb cake cardstock, then coloured with Stampin' write markers.

Saleabration goes for just three more weeks ... Let's make some cards!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Stamping with blocks

How gorgeous are these colours ?
I've blended pool party, Bermuda bay, wisteria wonder, blackberry bliss, Tangello twist and hello honey markers to get this misty, foggy sunset background.
I've used your normal garden variety whisper White cardstock as my base.
The colours are applied with the stampin write markers
 direct to the clear stamping block.
Then the block is lightly sprayed with water and "stamped" onto the paper.
When the background is dry, just stamp some flowers in the foreground.
 I've used flowering fields from the Saleabration catalogue.
And the Thankyou is from another SAB set "what I love".
Very quick and simple to stamp.
If you need any of the products to make this card, you can
send me a text 0468877125 or find "stamping joy" on Facebook :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Flowering Aussie fields

These Simple line drawn field flowers look so elegant on crumb cake card stock.
The "Flowering Fields" stamps are just perfect for our Australian summer hand made cards.
Can you pick the Australian native flowers in these images?
Boronia, Waratah, Protea, wattle...
How will you interpret these gorgeous flowering Natives?
I think this white embossed and water-coloured card is just beautiful. 
It also stamps up very prettily in Basic Black archival ink and markers I've created this week.
I've used a touch of white signo pen to hi light the Waratah petals and some sparkly
 Wink of Stella pen for the wattle flowers.
Did I mention this stamp set also has matching Designer series patterned paper?
"Wild Flower Fields" DSP is free with a $90 stampin up order during Saleabration.
To place an order or get your copy of the Saleabration catalogue contact Nerida on 0468877125.

Friday, February 19, 2016

A balloon celebration!

Today's card is a "Copy and Share" of a card on page 13 of the occasions catalogue.
The stampset is "Balloon Celebration" and it is bundled with a matching balloon punch.
We changed up the colours a little bit... A few more purples and less pink on my version.
This is a really lovely set of stamps with balloons, words, clouds and dandelions.

The variety of uses for this stamp is endless, 28 photopolymer images and the bonus is when you buy the bundle you get 15% off and at $64.50 goes a long way to getting you toward that free Saleabation set you've been looking for.
Have an order to place ? A question to ask? Wanting to join a card making class?
You can email me at

Thursday, February 18, 2016

A nice cuppa with a grateful bunch of timeless textures...

It looks a little busy in the cold light of day but I really enjoyed playing with the have a cuppa paper stack on this card. I've mixed it up with the stampsets, too. 
The butterfly is from Grateful bunch and the sentiment too.
Then I grunged up the paper with a few splatters from Timeless textures.
Love the coffee rings!
Did you spot the enamel dots in the centres of the butterflies?
They are so bright and colourful.
The cut outs are from the Cups and kettles framelits, the number of years dies and Project Life  framelits ...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Saleabration! The second stage...

We are officially half way through the Stampin' up Sale-a-bration! 
The best time of year, when for every $90 that you spend on your favourite products, you get a free gift that you choose yourself!
Today, the second stage of SAB has begun... Two new stamp sets have been released and new rolls of metallic glimmer ribbon / glitter tape are an option too!
Just a quick update today, let's have a date at your place with friends to make some cards. Hostesses get extra rewards during SaleAbration too.

The Sky is the Limit during Saleabration

When I saw this stampset in the Saleabration FREE list I took a liking to the "Happy Birthday" and the clouds, then tried to talk myself out of it. What do I need a plane stamp for I make so few male cards?
Well, I love it! Much more than I thought I would.
 I've made thank you cards, a farewell and a very quick Birthday card already!
How fabulous does this plane look flying through the clouds of marbled paper?
The "Perfectly Artistic" paper pack is free too!
I've rock and rolled the stamps on the ink pad in Bermuda bay and Island indigo 
to get that two-toned colour effect and popped the cut out plane on Dimensionals.
Don't miss out on this little plane set, it is a limited edition and only available until 14/2/16.
by the way don't you think that the heart shaped cloud will make a cool Valentine's image?
You can order through the Stampin up online shop. Make sure you choose Nerida from NSW.
or send me your order by email:  

Sunday, January 17, 2016

A craft room update...

My craft room has been sadly neglected for too long!
My blog posts haven't been updated in over a month...why?
Over the holiday break I decided to reorganise my craft space and it's a work in progress...
I've cleared off the oak table... And swept the wooden floor!
I've found tools and items I haven't seen in a long while.
... In a plastic container was the make and take projects
From "On Stage 2015".
Just in time to show you the new products we have available in the current seasonal catalogue.
We've had a 13th Birthday celebration.
And birthday cards for older kids...
And a new diary to decorate:
Divergent movie themed cards...
And DIY project furniture to build...