OnStage Melbourne Event

Hi there


I'm thrilled to say I'm currently in Melbourne at the Stampin' Up! OnStage event. It's our first live, in person 3-day event for around 5 years, so it is wonderful to be able to gather with Demonstrator friends for a fabulous few days of craft, chat and food!

Last night (Thursday) we had new session called OnStage After Hours, which was an optional crafting session in the evening, creating with new products from the upcoming catalogue, including the new 2024-2026 In Colors. I chose to use the Spotlight on Nature Bundle and the fabulous coordinating dies are 3 sets of nesting circles with different decorative borders. This is one of those bundles where the dies can easily stand alone.

Today (Friday) was a full-on day of presentations, activities, demonstrations, crafting and catching up with friends. Of course, one of the highlights was getting our very own copy of the new 2024-25 Annual Catalogue to pore over and start the very long Wish List. A perk of attending the attend is that we also get to pre-pre order from a selection of products from the new catalogue.

We also had the opportunity to 'swap' handmade card fronts with other Demonstrators. The last time I did this was in 2017, so I'm not sure what prompted me to get my act together to do some for this event (maybe just the joy of being able to gather together again!).  I created full cards rather than card fronts, so that they could actually be used as it isn't that much more effort.  

Stampin' Up! Simply Zinnia Bundle | OnStage 2024 Swap | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

It's always a tough choice between details (I like a lot, lol) and being able to create multiples. I'm not sure I got the balance right with my card created with the new Online Exclusive Bundle Simply Zinnia. I love colouring, so the line images give you lots of scope to colour with different mediums and I've use Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers in bold jewel colours that Zinnia flowers are famous for. 

Stampin' Up! Simply Zinnia Bundle | OnStage 2024 Swap | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I used the Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder to add a layer of detail and texture to the background behind the flowers, with accents in black to help the colours to pop. The black foliage is cropped with the Gorgeously Made Dies and I heat embossed the greeting from the Simply Zinnia stamp set in white onto strips of back card stock, so I just needed to trim the ends on an angle.  I finished with a trio of gold sequins. The flowers in this card are Highland Heather, Pumpkin Pie and Berry Burst, but there were other combinations as well. You need a bit of variation when you are colouring 75 flowers!

Stampin' Up! Simply Zinnia Bundle | OnStage 2024 Swap | Judy May, Just Judy Designs


Project Details
Stamps Simply Zinnia
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Basic Black
 Ink Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins
Tools Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder, Simply Zinnia Dies, Gorgeously Made Dies,  Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots, White EP, Heat Tool, Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers


I'll be back with more highlights from OnStage Melbourne in the next couple of days.

Thanks for visiting today!

Last Chance Products - 2021 July-Dec Mini Catalogue

Hi there


The new 2022 January - June Mini Catalogue is right around the corner, so it's time to let you know what products will be retiring, so you can get any items remaining on your wish list before they are gone for good. The Last Chance Products List includes all retiring items, some of which are heavily discounted by 50%.  There are some bundles retiring, but the individual products will still be available, but not at the 10% bundle discount. You can see these items identified on the complete Last Chance List PDF, that you can download with the links below. I've sorted the list in a number of different ways, so you can decide what works best for you and I've made it easy to read!

Last Chance List - Sorted by Catalogue Page #

Last Chance List - Sorted by Product Type

Last Chance List - Sorted by Discount

If you'd prefer to browse the Last Chance Products through the Online Store, click on the link.

As we all love a bargain, below are the Last Chance Items that have been discounted with the full price and discounted price shown. Please note these items are for the Australian market only. All of the products are while supplies last, so jump in quickly if you want any of these items. If you click on any of the images, it will take you directly to my online store.

Last Chance Products - Australia

July - December 2021 Mini Catalogue 

If you're not a current customer and don't have a Demonstrator, fill out the form on my Free Catalogues page and I'd be happy to pop a copy of the catalogues in the post to you.

I hope you find some bargains!



Exclusive 2020-22 In Color Starter Pack.

Hi  there

It's been a busy couple of days with the launch of the new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue.  I hope you have enjoyed browsing your paper copy (if you're a customer of mine who automatically received a complimentary copy) or the online version from my blog. If you're in Australia and don't have a Demonstrator, then leave your details on this page and I'll pop one in the post for you. Having it in your hand is the BEST way to appreciate it.

Today, I'm really excited to be offering my exclusive 2020-22 In Color Starter Pack. I have really enjoyed creating with these colours and I wanted to share that with you, by making all the coordinating products available in a cost effective way. 


The 2020-22 In Color Starter Pack has everything in it you need to start crafting with these colours. Here is what you get in the starter pack:

  • 10 sheets of A4 In Color card stock (2 each of 5 colours)
  • 10 sheets of 6" x 6" In Colour designer paper (2 double-sided sheets of 5 colours) 
  • 10 metres of 1/4" (6mm) In Color ribbon (2 metres each of 5 colours)
  • 50 Enamel Dots (10 each of 5 colours). This is a 1/2 share.
  • 12 sheets of 6" x 6" Flowers for Every Season Designer paper. This is a 1/4 share. This designer paper includes floral and small print designs incorporating all 5 In Colors.


  • 5 Notecards & envelopes for quick makes.
  • The June IDEAS Tutorial Bundle featuring 11 projects using products from the new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue. More than half of the projects in the Tutorial Bundle use the products from the 2020-22 In Color Starter Pack, so there is plenty of inspiration for you. The Tutorial Bundle is valued at $10 (as sold on Etsy). I will email you the PDF file after your purchase.
  • A card kit from my 2020-22 In Color Boxed Set project you saw in this post, ready for you to put together (you just need to add a greeting) and you can choose the colour (Magenta Madness shown above)!
  • Includes FREE postage anywhere in Australia as a large letter.

Your kit will be carefully packaged to withstand the rigours of the postal system. I will advise you when your  2020-22 In Color Starter Pack is shipped and it may take 2-3 weeks for delivery to Western Australia and remote areas.

Please note:  This offer is only available to Australian residents, sorry.

All up, that is more than $58 of value for just $44.  Click on the PayPal button below to order yours now.


Contact me for my bank account details, if you would prefer to pay directly to my account.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch by email or phone (0438 797 858).

Thanks for visiting today!


2020 Mini Catalogue Paper Share

Hi there

Happy New Year and new decade.  If you're in Australia you will know we have multiple states under seige with devastating bushfires, but many overseas readers maybe unaware. This is such a heartbreaking situation for the landscape, humans and animals caught up in it. Thousands of hectares of landscape annihilated, lives lost, thousands of homes lost and countless thousands of domestic and native animals lost. It is hard to comprehend the magnitude of this event. We need everyone to think, pray, visualise, contemplate rain falling on the scorched landscape and putting out the fires, because nothing else will be able to. 

On a cheerier note, the new Stampin' Up! January - June Mini Catalogue is now LIVE. If you are in Australia, and don't have your own copy of the Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure, leave your details here and I would be happy to pop them in the post for you.  In the meantime, you can read and download the Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochures by clicking  on the images below, or head over to Mini Catalogue section of my Online Store to see all the fabulous new products.

Mini_Catalogue_ImageJanuary - June 2020 Mini Catalogue


Sale-a-bration Brochure

If you have browsed the Mini Catalogue, you will have seen all the gorgeous new designer paper.  There is a great selection available and something for everyone and every occasion; for birthdays, weddings and anniversaries, Valentine's Day, for kids and the males in our life. So you can enjoy ALL of these lovely papers without having to purchase a full pack of each, I'm offering my 2020 Mini Catalogue Designer Paper Share


You will receive 84 sheets of 6" x 6" designer paper and a BONUS 12 (6" x 6") sheets of the beautiful Golden Honey Specialty Designer Paper from the Sale-a-bration brochure.  This size is perfect for card fronts, is easy to store and the most affordable way to have it all! If you would prefer your paper to be left as 6" x 12" (except Best Dressed, which is 6" x 6") then please let me know. You actually get more card fronts from a 6" x 12" piece than two 6" pieces.

The cost is $45.00 including postage to anywhere in Australia.  You can make your payment by PayPal or EFT to my bank account (this is preferred as it saves PayPal fees).   Each set of papers will be in a separate cello bag and labelled for easy storage and identification. Your sampler will be carefully packaged to withstand the rigours of the postal system.

Fine Print: As I am 'sharing' full packs of designer paper, I need 4 people for each share to go ahead.  If I am unable to secure 4 participants per share, I will contact you and refund your purchase (hopefully this will not occur).

Note:  Due to Stampin' Up! Policy this offer is open to Australian Residents Only

Purchase your 2020 Mini Catalogue Designer Paper Share now and be in the first share ordered.

Cost is $45.00, including postage to anywhere in Australia.

Contact me for my bank account details, if you would prefer to pay directly to my account.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch by email or phone (0438 797 858).


Everything is Rosy Medley


Hi there

I'm just popping in to make sure that you have heard about the new Everything is Rosy Product Medley.  Stampin' Up! has put together a fabulous selection of coordinating products for this limited time offer (1 May - 31 May 2019) that is strictly while stocks last. The colour combination of Melon Mambo, Night of Navy and Rose Gold is just gorgeous. One side of each sheet of designer paper has rose gold accents and there are coordinating ribbons, die cuts and embellishments to make creating gorgeous projects, super easy.

The Everything is Rosy Product Medley is $139 and can be purchased from my Online Store with a single item code - 150059. It comes in it's own box and is great value for all that is included. It would also make a fabulous gift for that special crafty person or maybe a hint to your nearest and dearest for your birthday?

Check out my Everything is Rosy Pinterest board to get heaps of inspiration from the Demonstrators who presented at OnStage and the Artisan Design Team who received the bundle early to create fabulous samples.

  Stampin' Up! Everything is Rosy Product Medley

This is what you get in the Product Medley:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1" (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4" (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

The Everything is Rosy Photopolymer stamp set, is a set of 18 stamps with a combination of small to mid-sized greetings in a lovely font with lots of floral elements. Of course there is a set of 10 coordinating dies to make it easy for you to quickly create your own embellishments. For an even quicker project, there are 4 sheets of Rose Gold foil die cuts and 2 sheets of printed die cuts ready to go.

Stampin' Up! Everything is Rosy Stamp Set

My Product Medley is winging it's way to me and I hope it has arrived by the time I get home from visiting family. I can't wait to get started creating with these gorgeous products.  This is one of my favourite samples from the Stampin' Up! concept artist. I love all the layering of the elements that the Rose Gold foil accents.


Don't delay and be disappointed, as the Everything is Rosy Product Medley is sure to sell out!

Happy crafting!