Author Archives: Vicky Wright

Oh, So Eclectic


G’Day Stampers,

Today’s card is one I created for a friend who celebrated her 60th birthday last week.  Thanks to Jenni’s dress for the inspiration!

I must apologise for not having a tutorial for you to download but I will try & remember how I created it.  First up, I’ve used the Oh So Eclectic Bundle which includes the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set & the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.

To create my card I sponged a piece of Whisper White CS with Crushed Curry, Night ofOh-So-Eclectic---Jenny---In Navy & Elegant Eggplant Inks using a Stamping Sponge.  This piece was then adhered behind a piece of Whisper white CS which had been die cut using the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  It was then layered onto a piece of Crushed Curry CS & then to the Base Card – Elegant Eggplant.

The large flower was stamped onto a piece of Whisper White CS in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink before applying Elegant Eggplant Ink with a Sponge Dauber.  The inner petals were highlighted with Night of Navy Ink using a Blender Pen before finishing off with Clear Wink of Stella & die cutting with the matching die from Eclectic Layers Thinlits.

Oh-So-Eclectic-Jenny-Close-The 2 flowers were once again stamped onto a piece of Whisper White CS.  The first flower was lightly shaded with Crushed Curry Ink using a Sponge Dauber.  Again, the lower inner petals were highlighted with Crushed Curry & a Blender Pen before being die cut with the matching die from the Oh So Eclectic Thinlits & Clear Wink of Stella applied.

I used the same technique for the 2nd flower but this time using Night of Navy & Elegant Eggplant Inks.

The leaves were die cut with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits from a piece of Whisper White before Garden Green Ink applied with a Sponge Dauber.

The flowers & leaves were arranged onto the Card Front before being adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set & has been stamped direct onto the Card Front in Memento Tuxedo Black.

To complete the card I scattered Regals Candy Dots (retired) around the Card Front.  You could easily replace the Dots with current products & colouring with the Stampin’ Blends.

I’m happy to say Jenni loved her card & hopefully you do too.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’






Remarkable You #2


Today’s card is #2 of the set of Thank You Cards I created yesterday using Remarkable You Stamp Set.  Did you catch it while it was on sale yesterday?

I’ve created it exactly the same way as my card yesterday except this time my card is Landscape & I’ve used Stampin’ BlendsRich Razzleberry & Cherry Cobbler.

I layered the stamped piece of Very Vanilla CS onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry CS & then Remarkable-You1---Thank-Youto the Very Vanilla Note Card.


I will have the 3rd card to share with you tomorrow so don’t forget to pop back in to chack it out.


Until next time, Happy Stampn’





Remarkable You


G’Day Stampers,

I trust you all took advantage of the 24 hours sale yesterday & will again for the remainder of the week.  I know I did & can’t wait to create with some of the new products on its way to me.

Today’s card is one of a set of Thank You Cards I’ve created with the lovely Remarkable You Stamp Set which was on the 24 hour sale yesterday.  I do apologise that I don’t have a tutorial for you to download as it went off in the mail yesterday.

I stamped my image direct onto a piece of Very Vanilla CS in Memento Tuxedo Ink, coloured with Stampin’ Blends Rich Razzleberry & Daffodil Delight.  I applied Clear Wink of Stella to the bottom parts of the petals.  I love it when I can use 2 different colours to colour my flowers – it seems to make them more real somehow.

The sentiment is from One Big Meaning Stamp Set & was stamped direct onto the card front in Memento Tuxedo Ink.  I created a “frame” around the images with the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker before layering onto a piece of Daffodil Delight CS & then to the Base Card – Very Vanilla Note Card.

To complete the card I applied Candy Dots – Brights & Regals (retired) to the front.  You could easily replace with current Embellishments & colour with the Stampin’ Blends.

If you pop back tomorrow I will share with you another of the cards created using the same set & supplies.

Until next time, Happy Stampn’





Online Extravaganza


Stampin’ Up! is kicking off the week with an Online Extravaganza beginning today with a 24 hour sale on selected stamp sets from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue & 2017 Holiday Catalogue.

The Online Extravaganza goes through to 26 November which includes Framelits, Punches & Embellishments, some of which are 50% off normal price.

This means that there are actually 3 ways of purchasing your goodies –

Monday, 20 November ONLY – 24 hour sale with 20% off selected stamp sets

Monday, 20 November – Sunday, 26 November – 10 – 50% off selected items

Sunday, 26 November – 24 hour sale – check back for more details later on in the week


It is the perfect time to stock up on your supplies for your Christmas crafting!

Check out what is available by clicking on the photo below.November-2017

 If you are shopping online, don’t forget to use the November Host Code to receive a free gift from me.

Happy Stampin’




Christmas Wishes


My card today is one I’ve cased using a number of different designs from Pinterest.  I took little bits of inspiration from 4 or 5 cards & put them all on 1 card.  I think it has worked & it is not too busy, but please let me know what you think?

I love the Holly Berry Happiness Stamp Set which is in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.  I think it is one that has been missed but one with a bit of a WOW factor when you use it!  You are able to create simple, yet lovely creations using the set.Holly-Berry-Hapiness---Insi

I’ve actually used my Cherry Cobbler & Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to colour the images……  Love these!  Did you know you can purchase them individually or in a combo pack of 2?

By clicking on the link below, you are able to download a free tutorial to create your own card or to use the layout to create an entirely different card.  Yes, the tutorial includes all measurements (metric & imperial) along with a list of supplies used.

November-2017When shopping Online, don’t forget to add in the Host Code – JW27ZGPY.  Check out the Clearance Rack while you are there.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


291. Christmas Wishes… – Holly Berry Happiness





Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star…


It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights so I thought I would check it out & see what the theme for this month was & that is LOVE!  Of course, love is celebrated in sorts of ways, eg Weddings, Baby, Anniversary, etc.

I actually created my card for a new baby taking the layout from a sketch I saw on Pinterest.  Thank you for the inspiration so that I could create my card.

Not sure of what is Kylie’s International Highlights?   It is where Demonstrators from all around the world take part in a monthly Blog Highlight.  It’s a great way to get to know other Demonstrators & see projects using current Stampin’ Up!® product.

What is so different about this Blog Highlight?  YOU get to vote for your top 5 favourites.  The top ten will then get to take part in an international blog hop with Kylie & other Vote for Me Heretalented successful demonstrators.

What do I do?  All you have to do is click on the “Vote for Me” photo at the side or head on over to Kylie’s Blog, click on the heart in the top right hand side of the picture.  I’m #3!

For my card today I’ve used the cute little “A Little WildStamp Set , Page 108 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.  It is also available as a Bundle.

You could use it for a newborn, birthday, etc.  The set is perfect for all occasions as well as Tags to attach to presents.

I have a couple of other cards in the process of being created using this same set in time for an  Expo that I will be attending in a couple of weeks.  I will post them as soon as they are completed so be sure to pop back & check them out.

To grab your free tutorial, click on the link above the photo.  It includes all product used in the project along with measurements (metric & imperial).

Be sure to check out all the other lovely creations when you pop on over to Kylie’s Blog .  Don’t forget to go & vote for the ones you love & leave them a little love!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


280. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star… – A Little Wild


Stamparatus is Coming…


What is the Stamparatus you ask?  It is a new tool that Stampin’ Up! are bringing out.

  • Advantages of the Stamparatus
  • Works for both Clear Mount & Photopolymer Stampsth_stamparatus_metric_011d8a7b1b0be1686086dbff0000ec372d
  • Stamp multiple images with ease
  • Clean, crisp images every time
  • Adjustable stamping plates & precision placement
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers & gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 reversible plates – gives you a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 magnets to hold your paper in place
  • Magnet storage area

th_stamparatus_metric_03438a7b1b0be1686086dbff0000ec372dHow do I order my own Stamparatus?

At the moment it is by reservation only.  This means that you have a 3 lots of dates to choose to purchase your own Stamparatus, but there is a limit of 1 per customer – for the moment.

Reservation Dates –

17 – 30 November 2017 with expected shipping date of 1 February 2018

6 – 30 December 2017 with expected shipping date 19 March 2018

16 – 30 January 2018 with expected shipping date 15 April 2018

Why have Stampin’ Up! done it this way?  It is so you do not miss out especially if there isth_stamparatus_metric_02308a7b1b0be1686086dbff0000ec372d an unexpected response to the tool.  Please bear in mind that if the response is so overwhelming for the first reservation date, SU! will turn off the availably until the next reservation date.  This is to ensure that there are no backorder issues.

All you have to do is write the dates in your diary, go to my Online Shop & place your order on any of the Reservation Dates.  You will need to provide your credit card details to reserve your Stamparatus, although it will not be charged until the tool has been shipped.

Be sure to check out the video below to see how great this tool is going to be.  I can’t wait to order mine.