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Mosaic Madness Class

mosaic madness image

Join me for an afternoon of fun and creativity, where you will make three beautiful cards and a matching gift box.  The class uses the Mosaic Madness Bundle (stamp set and coordinating punch) and the gorgeous new Stampin Up! In colours.

Date:           Sunday 4 August 2013
Time:          1pm to 4.30pm
Location:  UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra, Emu Bank Belconnen ACT

Cost:           Option A:   $30* (class and kit)
Option B:   $78* (Discounted class and kit with clear mount stamp set bundle included)
Option C:   $85* (Discounted class and kit with wood mount stamp set bundle included)

All supplies are included except for adhesives.

*Price includes a light afternoon tea

To reserve your seat email to arrange payment by 25 July 2013.  I’d love to see you there!

Happy Stamping!


Freshly Made Sketches 90 Sneak Peek

I am loving the Mosaic Madness Stamp Set and matching Modern Mosaic embossing folder (both available 2 July) so much that I just had to make another card using it today.  I struggled to get going today so to get my creative flow going I thought I’d try the latest sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.  Here’s the sketch…
FMS Final 90-001And here is my card.

FMS 90 Mosiac Madness

Oh…and by the way…did I mention that there is also a matching punch (available 2 July)?  Told you I had awesome news.  Genuis…right!


  • Ink up the embossing folder with your trusty brayer before running trough the big shot.
  • On a piece of plastic or glass squeeze out some versamark refill.  Use your clean brayer to cover the piece of embossed card with the versamark.
  • Cover the piece with clear embossing power and melt the powder using your heat tool.
  • Spray the reverse side of the piece of card with a little water and crumple.

Sneak Peeks (all available from 2 July):

  • Mosaic Madness Stamp Set and matching Punch will be available as a bundle so you can save $$!
  • The matching Modern Mosaic Embossing folder adds versatility to the stamp set and punch so you get more bang for your buck.
  • Yummy new designer series paper stacks give projects a pop of colour and are on trend.  Love love love the new paper stacks.
  • We welcome Bermuda Bay to the Brights range.  Isn’t this colour delish?

Stampin Up Supplies:
Stamps: Mosaic Madness (130249 Clear) (130246 Wood) and Really Good Greetings (130333 Clear) (130330 Wood)
Card: Whisper White (106550), Vellum (106584)
Paper:  Brights Designer Series Paper Stack, Daffodil Delight (130134)
Ink:  Midnight Muse (126860) and Bermuda Bay (131286), Versamark Refill (102193)
Fabulous flourishes: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246) Clear Embossing Powder (109130)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (129984) Paper Snips (103579), Stampin Trimmer (129722), Heat Tool (129056), Brayer (102395), Mosaic Punch (131267)
Adhesives: Stampin Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683), Snail (104332).

InkyDayzshopnow‘Happy stamping!


Best of Flowers from Stampin Up

best-of-flowers samples

As part of Stampin Up’s 25-year anniversary celebrations, some favourite stamp images from the last quarter century are being combined into 11 sets, which will be released each month until April 2014. Even better, along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Each month, I will be sharing a new one with you so be sure to subscribe if you haven’t already!

Some things to remember:

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $25.95.
  • While just one Best of stamp set per month with be released (with a new theme each month) until October, all of the Best of sets will be available until April 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
  • The stamp images may be sized differently from the original stamp sets.

This months set is Best of Flowers.  Click on the pic to get your flyer.


To order Best of Flowers, simply click on the flower below, or email me at


Happy Shopping!


Mosaic Madness Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek Mosiac Madness CPC ChallengeWell…I had tons of fun making this card.   I wanted to experiment with some techniques today and my aim was to create a glass tile look using the brand new Mosaic Madness stamp set and matching Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder.   For inspiration, I decided a challenge was in order and loved this layout from Craft Project Central


Inkydayz How Tos:

  • Dry emboss a piece of vellum using the Modern Mosaic  Embossing Folder (available 2 July).
  • Lay a piece of coloured card under your vellum so it’s easier to see where to stamp and using your Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp in the mosaic sections.  My aim was an old mosaic tile look, so I wasn’t fussy with my stamping.  I dried each one using my trusty heat tool prior to stamping the next as the ink takes a little longer to dry on the vellum.
  • Cut the card to size.
  • On a piece of plastic or glass squeeze out some versamark refill.  Use your brayer to cover your piece of stamped card with the versamark.
  • Cover the sheet with clear embossing power and use your heat tool to melt the powder.
  • Optional step.  Dry emboss again, lining up the previous embossing in the embossing folder. I found that this helped bring the pattern out better.
  • To make the faux washi tape, I simply coloured a piece of vellum by running the vellum across my ink pad and then used my finger to even out the colour.

Mosaic Madness 2Stampin Up Supplies

Sneak Peeks:

  • You will love the versatility of the Mosaic Madness Stamp set and matching Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (available from 2 July).  Want even better news?  Catch this awesome news in my next post!
  • The stamp set, Really Good Greetings (available 2 July) lives up to its name.
  • Run a piece of vellum across the Crisp Cantaloupe ink pad (available 2 July), smooth with your finger and, voilà, you have Crisp cantaloupe washi tape!
  • Baked Brown Sugar and Crisp Cantaloupe (both available 2 July) make a lovely combination for the tile panel

Stampin up Supplies:
Stamps: Mosaic Madness (130249 Clear) (130246 Wood) and Really Good Greetings (130333 Clear) (130330 Wood)
Card: Whisper White (106550), Vellum (106584)
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe (131176), Midnight Muse (126860) and Baked Brown Sugar (131174), Versamark Refill (102193)
Fabulous flourishes: Neutrals Designer Buttons (127554), Linen Thread (104199), Clear Embossing Powder (109130)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (129984) Paper Snips (103579), Stampin Trimmer (129722), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Heat Tool (129056), Brayer (102395)
Adhesives: Stampin Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683), Snail (104332) and 2 Way Glue Pen (100425)

Want a copy of the new catalogue?  Well you can pre-order yours now.  Simply email me with your payment details ($9.95) and your copy will be sent to you directly from Stampin’ Up from mid June.  If you are an Inkydayz customer (ie you have ordered from me within the past 12 months), you will automatically receive yours FREE from mid June.

Want to become an Inkydayz customer?  Simply place an order to the value of $50 or above in my online shop or book and host a party and you will automatically receive a FREE Stampin’ Up! 2013-2014 Annual Catalog delivered to your door.  You will receive your catalogue separately from your order from mid June.  And don’t forget to use this hostess code JVA64JTJ and you will go into the draw to win a $50 shopping spree!

InkyDayzshopnowI’m also happy to take orders by email to

Happy stamping!




More Sneak Peeks from the Stampin Up Queen Shelli Gardner!

I’ve been dreaming up new projects using some of these new pretties.  My wish list just got even longer!





Happy dreaming!


Convention Make and Takes

Make and take fun from convention WOO HOO!!!  Loving this new stamp set from Stampin Up.  This set will be available from 1 July.  Email to pre-order your new catalogue so you can have it your hot little hands as soon as it’s launched.

Oh…and don’t forget you can still earn an extra $60 in hostess benefits – that’s $120 worth of free product!!  And the great news…you don’t even need to host a workshop to get these great benefits.  All you need to do is simply place an order over $400.  So why not gather a group of friends together for a coffee and a tim tam (oops…I mean rice crackers and salsa) and hit my store here. Ends 30 May.  If you prefer, simply email your order to and I’ll do the work for you. To make sure I don’t miss the deadline, I need orders by no later than 10.00pm 30 May.


Happy shopping!


Sneak Peeks from Convention

Well…convention has been fantastic so far. Great Brisbane weather, great company and I’ve learnt so many new techniques as well as some fabs ways to use social media and ways to add digital into my work. I’m looking forward to having a play with the MDS software when I get home. We have also been spoilt this year with 4 freebie packs so far and we are only half way into day 2!!!!

Want to check out some sneak peeks? Here we go…




Pursuit of Happiness

Live in the Sunshine

As you can see, I’m working on a collection of cards for my next class and I love this set of sentiments!  pursuit of happiness

It’s Autumn here in Australia and as we move into the colder months, this sentiment reminds me to get out and live in the sunshine each and every day.  Whilst Winter can be cold in Canberra, the gorgeous blue skies and sunshine just about every day of the year well and truly make up for a few months of cold.

I’ve used another sketch challenge for inspiration:



Stampin Up! Supplies
 Pursuit of Happiness (121970) clear (121907) wood
Card: Whisper White (106549), Vellum (106584)
Paper: Twitterpated (125406), Pinwheels On Parade Simply Scrappin Kit (126929), Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin Kit (126927)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon (101406
Tools: Window Frames Framelits (129021), Big Shot (113439), Stampin Trimmer (129722), Vine Street Embossing Folder (Sale-a-bration – no longer available)

Happy Stamping!


Imagine the Possibilities with Word Play

I’ve been in a bit of creative rut lately so I thought it was time to hit the challenge blogs for inspiration.

For this card, I pulled out one of my old favourite stamp sets, Just Believe.  Teamed with a sentiment from Word Play this card seems to capture where I am with my creativity and my personal goals at the moment.  Let’s just say…this card is a gift for me.

Imagine the Possibilities

The inspiration I worked with comes from Case Study:

Click to check out more from casestudy

Stampin Up! Supplies
 Just Believe (120453) clear (121540) wood), Word Play (120651) clear (121590) wood
Whisper White (106549)
Paper: Twitterpated (125406)
Ink: Basic Grey (126981), Summer Starfruit (126991)
Tools: Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (118138), Big Shot (113439), Stampin Trimmer (129722), Textured Impressions Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder (129383)

Happy Stamping!


Summer Starfruit, Basic Grey and a pop of Island Indigo

Yellow, Grey and Indigo

Yesterday, I stumbled upon a fabulous new blog through pinterest (yep…I’m addicted!) and I took some inspiration from a stunning card made by Keisha Campbell.  Her work is beautiful and I love her photography – I sooo wish I could take photos like her. Photography lessons are now on my bucket list.  Check out her card here.

Inkydayz tips:

  • I’m loving the grey and yellow trend that I’m seeing everywhere at the moment.  Add a pop of Island Indigo and you have a match made in heaven.  My colour inspiration comes from this photo I found on pinterest – I prefer more of a mustard yellow and Summer Starfruit fits the bill perfectly.

teal mustard lightgrey

  • Vellum stamped with Black Stazon makes a lovely change for a sentiment, don’t you think?

Sentiment Live in the Sunshine

  • If you missed the Vine Street embossing folder during Sale-a-bration, there a plenty of others you can use instead.  Check out the range here.


  • Combining patterns is all the rage right now.  The Summer Starfruit geometric pattern from the Pinwheels On Parade Simply Scrappin Kit works beautifully with the stamped Basic Grey stripes.  Ihe Island Indigo floral butterflies from Twitterpated bring it all together.
  • A vintage faceted button threaded with linen thread and tied in a bow, adds a sweet finishing touch.

Stampin Up! Supplies
 Hearts a Flutter (129252) clear or (129249) wood, Pursuit of Happiness (121970) clear or (121907) wood.
Whisper White (106549), Vellum (106584)

Paper: Pinwheels On Parade Simply Scrappin Kit (126929), Twitterpated (125406)
Ink: Basic Grey (126981), Jet Black Stazon (101406), Vintage Faceted Buttons (127555)
Fabulous Flourishes:
Linen Twine (104199),  

Tools: Hearts A Flutter Framelits (130159), Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (118138), Window Frames Framelits (129021), Big Shot (113439) , Stampin Trimmer (129722), Vine Street Embossing Folder (Sale-a-bration – no longer available)

Happy Stamping!


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