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What happens at one of my Midnight Inklings Team Gatherings???


Have you ever wondered what happens at one of my Midnight Inkings Team gatherings?? What do those ladies talk about and do??? Well of course you’ll have to come along to one if you really want to know ‘exactly’ but I thought I’d share the photos (there is a lot!) of the last gathering.

I wanted to do something special for my beautiful team so I made a special Easter display to inspire and reward them.

This is the final set up of my show and display table.


Midnight Inklings Stampin' Up! Team gathering

I was a busy girl in my Stamping room for a few days prior to the Friday night gathering making these cute little milk bottle and goodie bags  (Stampin’ Up! style). Love my Stamping room *bliss*

Midnight Inklings Stampin' Up! Team gathering

Midnight Inklings Stampin' Up! Team gathering


What makes a goodie bag a bit more Easter….. a bunny tale!

Midnight Inklings Stampin' Up! Team gathering


Now you know there had to be some chocolate in those bags …… and a few Stamping goodies too.
Midnight Inklings Stampin' Up! Team gathering


Midnight Inklings Stampin' Up! Team gathering


These little punched out butterflies are really elegant – but great for a wedding too. Just a Whisper White cardstock punched out butterfly with a tiny Glue dot underneath.
Midnight Inklings Stampin' Up! Team gathering


So I might have eaten a lot of these little M&M crackle eggs before they got into the bottle……… *blush*

Midnight Inklings Stampin' Up! Team gathering I found some foam eggs on sticks at the local cheapy shop and dipped them in glue and then the Silver Glass Glitter. I used some Stampin’ Up! thread so all the colours matched – so very Stampin’ Up! … everything has to match right??


Midnight Inklings Stampin' Up! Team gathering


With all of the food and Cranberry punch…. ready for the girls!!!!!
Midnight Inklings Stampin' Up! Team gathering

Midnight Inklings Stampin' Up! Team gathering



Here they are!! Some of my AMAZING team. We had a great night… we even got some stamping done and lots and lots of chatting. Next month is Pizza and PJ’s team gathering – message me if you’d like more info on becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in my team. I can send you information via email or post. 🙂

Midnight Inklings Stampin' Up! Team gathering

Of course I couldn’t go without making a little something for my boys to make them feel special too….. so here they are having their afternoon school treat  (chocolate eggs) with a butterfly on their drink straws as well. Such cuties. Mwha.

Midnight Inklings Stampin' Up! Team gathering


Happy Stamping.

x Carolyn


Easter Class – Tuesday 1st of April




Easter Class – Tuesday 1st of April

Carolyn Bennie - Easter Class


This class is going to be so much fun. Here are the details:

We will be making:

  • 1 x Milk bottle vase,
  • 2 x Easter Scallop Tags,
  • 1 x Easter Scallop Tag Punch Egg  Holder.

All tools and supplies will be provided (contents of milk bottle not provided).

Date: Tuesday 1st of April.

Time: 10am – 12 and the same class repeated at 7.30pm. – 9.30

Cost: $25

Place: My house (address provided on booking)

Early booking is essential as I pre-cut all materials for your convenience 2 days prior to event.
All tools and materials provided plus tea, coffee and biscuits – to keep the creative juices going.

Email or txt me on 0401 857 748 to book your seat – places will be limited.

x Carolyn


Christmas 3d Project Night Thursday 29th November

Need teachers gifts? Ideas for the Christmas table treats? Stocking stuffers for the little ones??? Then join us for this years CarolynBennieInk 3d Project Night. We’ll be making these 4 cute 3d Stampin’ Up! gifts -why not join us?

Here are the details:

4 x 3d projects for $25 (includes 2 Tic Tac confectionaries and Christmas lollies for purses) 

Date: 29th November 

Time: 7.30pm 

Venue: Balhannah (address supplied on booking) 

Email me or call me on 0401 857748  to book 

Santa Claus and Mrs Claus’ Purse 

Tic Tac Elf & Snowman 

*Tic Tac Elf & Snowman are a case from Kimberly Van Diepen


What’s Steampunk Papercraft?

“I’m glad you asked” said Dean from the Curiosity Show (wasn’t that a great show???!!!! LOL)

One of my wonderful stamping class friends Kimberley has been showing me some of her amazing creations and her talking me through a little bit of the world of ‘Steampunk’. Steampunk is everything from fashion, movies, art and literature.

Of course I’ve had to do some Googling as I must know everything 😉 and this is what I’ve found. Steampunk definition:

Steampunk is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan “What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.” It includes fiction with science fiction, fantasy or horror themes.

Interesting hey? If you do a Google image search you’ll find some of the images are confrontational and some are just beautiful and intriguing. I really taken with the Victorian style mixed with the internal clock pieces. The mixture of shock skeletons, chains and then soft beauty like butterflies and lace.

Here are a couple of the papercraft pieces Kimberley has been working on and was kind enough to let me show you on my blog. She also has some fantastic cards but these are some of her 3d work. She puts some of the jewellery she makes in them and uses them as gift boxes…. cool hey? These could definitely be used for Halloween as well.

Introducing Simply Scored… Card Making Class 26th April

Hi All,

I’ve finally got myself organised and got the projects made and photographed for next weeks class….. that’s right, I said NEXT WEEK!!!! I’ve totally left everything to the last minute. EEEKKKKK!!! I hate doing that.

Next weeks class was originally titled ‘Rosettes’ but that is just a one aspect to the class… in-fact the class is really all about the new Simply Scored Tool and some of the amazing things you can do with it……… did I mention making your own envelopes????? Yep, you’ll always be able to make co-ordinating beautiful cards and envelopes. Also 3d projects and tones of ways of adding texture to your cardstock with the Simply Scored Tool

So BE QUICK and book to join me next Thursday the 26th of April at either the 10am class or the 7.30pm class. $20 for 4 projects. Colours of the projects may vary depending on numbers. (yes, I left my ordering too late as well!!) *blush*

Here is a closer look at the projects……




Happy Stamping,

x Carolyn

June classes – Purse note-card gift set

Hi Ladies,

I’m currently taking bookings for my June card making class. I have a special little Purse and note-card set this time …. it’s sooo cute. I’m just giving you a teaser with the photo…. You’ll have to wait until the class to see the 3 cute note-cards that go inside. If you would like to join me please email or give me a call.

Here is the project and the details of the class:

Date: Wednesday 22nd of June

Time: 9.30am and repeated at 7.30pm (duration approx. 2 – 2 1/2 hours)

Cost: $20 – include all supplies to make your cards and the use of my tools. The laughter, relaxation and fun is free!! :)

Please book ASAP as all card stock and supplies will need to be ordered and pre-cut, so I must know numbers.

Email me to book in.

Late Cancelations for classes
Bookings and payment are essential as spaces are limited and to allow for kit preparation and ordering of supplies. Cancelations for any reason within 3 days of the class will now still require payment. I am happy to provide you with your kit with some stamping completed, so the cards can be made at your leisure at home. Thank you for your ongoing support of my ‘stay at home mum’ business. I do hope you understand the necessity to make sure my business remains viable.  🙂

Two Step Bird Punch Paper Broach – Stampin’ Up! Jewelry

Hi All,

Hope you enjoy my very first video tutorial.  I made this tutorial for the We Stamp for Lara  – and I’m so happy to report that the fundraising effort has raised over $8000!!!! If you’d like more information about We Stamp for Lara please visit

Happy Stamping,

Carolyn xx 

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