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I sat down yesterday & created a heap of birthday cards – April is a busy Birthday month for me & I wanted to be ready for posting today.

My card today is one I created for the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches which once 20170325_090445_resizedblogagain I am just getting there before it closes.  It will be posted out to a friend this arvo.

I love the “Falling Flowers” Stamp Set along with the coordinating “May Flowers” Framelits so not only did I challenge myself to create with them yesterday but I’m happy to say that I created 3 cards with the Bundle & with what supplies I had sitting on my desk at the time but I will show you them over the next week or so.

A challenge is always a great starting point for inspiration especially if you are stuck for ideas.  Be sure to pop on over to FMS & play along or just to see the lovely creations.  Thanks again for a great challenge.

Click on the link above the photo for a Free Tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampn’

Vicky

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Ahoy There

Have you heard the news?

Stampin’ Up! have given us 8 more items for the remaining of 2017 SAB.  How good is6.1 Ghosting - Juy that?

To celebrate the new release I thought I would share a card from our July 2016 Technique Treats using the “Seaside” Embossing Folder which is 1 of the FREE items when placing a $90.00 order up until 31 March 2017.

It is also showcasing the Ghosting Technique“.  If you haven’t played with this technique, you don’t know how much fun it can be.

I’ve actually used “By the Shore” Suite, Page 93 of the Annual Catalogue.  Don’t you love it when everything coordinates?  Along with the “Seaside” EF, there is the matching “By the Shore” DSP, Dapper Denim Ribbon, “By the Shore” CS Pack & not forgetting the lovely “Seaside Shore” Stamp Set.  Be sure to check them out.

To see another card using this technique, head on over to the Technique Page to purchase your July Technique.

Until next time,

Happy Stampin’

Vicky

Don’t forget to use the March Host Code when purchasing your products

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Today’s card is one I created for the challenge over at Mojo Monday.  I have followed this 20170315_082342_resizedblogchallenge for some time & seeing as though I am finding it difficult to create at the moment, I thought playing along with a few challenges may get me a little motivated.

I’m not normally a Bright’s person, but I had the “Festive Birthday” DSP sitting on my desk from another project I had created – will show you that sometime next week – & thought “why not?”.  I am actually surprised at how much I love this DSP & all the lovely patterns & colours in the pack.

While creating the card, I had a bit of a light bulb moment with the umbrella.  I have been wanting to do a fringe along the bottom for sometime but couldn’t really work out how it was going to be achieved & then “Bam” & the brain went into overdrive.  Now I am happy with it & looks like the beach umbrella I have & use down the beach.

Tip –

  1. Die cut 2 umbrella shapes from the “Umbrella Weather” Framelits in different colours or 1 in DSP & the 2nd in a matching CS colour
  2. Cut a small “fringe” along the bottom of the CS
  3. Layer DSP Shape over top with the “fringe” showing a little at bottom

I’ve actually left the sentiment off the card for the moment as I will do that when the occasions arises, although I don’t really think it needs one.

There is still time to play along with Mojo Monday so head on over to check out all the lovely creations.

Don’t forget, you can download your FREE Tutorial by clicking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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2017 Diary

Last week when  a group of us went out for lunch we were a given a small pocket diary.  One of the girls had just been to the Blood Bank, saw them & thought of me (I’m either a little20170312_065326_resized late or very early – like a week), so she grabbed a handful.  I’ve just got to remember to use it & take it with me.

Of course, as we all do, I decided that it needed a bit of a facelift, so I decided to “tissy” it up & make it my own.  The girls won’t see it until our next catch up next month.

I decided to cover it with the “By the Shore” DSP.  Then I thought I would add a few stamps, so I went with the matching “Seaside Shore” Stamp Set.  I stamped the Bubbles & Seaweed onto a piece of Very Vanilla CS with Mint Macaron Ink  & coloured a couple of them with my Blender Pen.  This was die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits & layered onto a piece of Dapper Denim which had been punched with my 2″ Circle Punch.

The fish was stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS in Dapper Denim Ink & adhered to the Circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thinking it needed something else, I then decided to place my name at the bottom.  I die cut a couple of letters using “Little Letters” (retired) from scrap Very Vanilla & then from Dapper Denim.  The extra pieces when layered on top of each other, make them stand out a little, especially when using DSP or have a busy background.

To finish it all off, Clear wink of Steller was applied to the letters & fish.

I think the girls will be very impressed when they see it, don’t you?

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Smooched Happy Birthday

My card today is one I created sometime ago while having a bit of a play with Stamp Pads & Dies.  Mind you, they are not normally colours I play with but I do know I was happy with it when finished.

To create my card, I smeared  Daffodil Delight & Tempting Turquoise Stamp Pads onto a piece of A4 Plastic Sleeve before spritzing with water.  I then grabbed a piece of Watercolour Paper & pressed it down into the Ink & smooched it around a little.  I repeated this a number of times until I was happy with the coverage.  The piece was then put aside to dry or you could dry it with your Heat Tool.

I cut the Butterfly from Basic Black Cardstock using the “Butterflies” Thinlits & running through the Big Shot.  I repeated the same process but this time with the large flower from the “May Flowers” Thinlits.

Once the “smooching” was dry, I layered it onto a piece of Daffodil Delight Card before layering onto the Base Card – Basic Black.  Both the Flower & Butterfly were the adhered to the top of the smooched card with Fine-Tip Glue Pen so that the die pieces looked like they were cut from the same Thinlit.

I stamped “Happy Birthday” from “Thoughtful Banners” Stamp Set direct onto a piece of Tempting Turquoise Card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, cut it down to size, cut into a Banner Shape the Left Hand End & adhered to the Card Front.

To pop the card a little, I decided that it needed a bit of “bling” so I adhered a row of Rhinestone Basic Jewels down the centre of the Butterfly, created her Antennas, added one to the centre of the flower & then randomly scattered a coupled around the card.  I was amazed how the card seemed to pop after doing this.

Hope you liked my card today.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Happy Birthday

I haven’t been posting much of late but as from today, I hope to get back on track once 3-januaryagain.

Today’s card is one I created from one of our challenges we have over on our FB Page.  It is quiet an easy layout but one I thought I would try & create with a bit of a different take on it.

I’ve used the “Jar of Love” Bundle which includes the “Jar of Love” Stamp Set & the “Everyday Jars” Framelits Dies.  Don’t forget you can save yourself 10% when purchasing the Bundle.

The colours were Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight  & Memento Tuxedo Black Inks while the Cardstock is Whisper White, Basic Black & Melon Mambo for the Base.

To download your own tutorial, please click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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I’ve found time to play along with the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches this week & I may have just scraped in.  I usually do play along but then sometimes get a little sidetracked with other things & forget to post.

I wanted to do a couple of fun “Congratulations” Cards & thought this the perfect layout to create them with.  You are only limited by your imagination.

“Congratulations” from the “Balloon Celebration” Stamp Set was stamped direct onto a piece of Whisper White Card in Night of Navy Ink.  The “string” image from the same set was then randomly stamped direct onto the same Whisper White in Watermelon Wonder Ink before being embossed with the Softly Falling EF.

I cut a piece of “Affectionately Yours” DSP into 2 different widths & adhered them down the LHS of the embossed card. The card was then layered onto a piece of Night of Navy & then to the Base Card – Daffodil Delight.

I punched 2 balloons from “Affectionately Yours” DSP with the coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch.  I repeated this with a scrap piece of Whisper White but punched 3 & adhered 2 to the DSP balloons to the front so that they were a little stronger.  The punched balloons were adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a scrap piece of Daffodil Delight with an image from the “Balloon Celebration” Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight Ink, punched it out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch & adhered it to the 3rd Whisper White Balloon & then to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I tied 3 small bows from retired Whisper White Baker’s Twine & adhered the to the bottom of each balloon with Mini Glue Dots.  To complete the card, I then scattered a couple of Rhinestones around the card front.

I hope you like my card today – a little different but bright & fun.  Don’t forget to pop over to Freshly Made Sketches & play along.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Best Wishes

…for the Season.

I was asked to create a card sometime ago in traditional colours which I’ve done but with a modern twist to it.  In fact this is the card we created at the hall last Friday.

I’ve used the “Detailed Ornament” Framelits, “This Christmas Speciality” DSP & the Softly Falling EF to create my card.  I also played with Dazziling Diamonds which I haven’t done in some time.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy Birthday Naomi

Don’t you love creating for special people?  I know I do, although sometimes I think I tend to overthink things & make it so hard for myself as I want the card to be just “perfect”!

My card today is just that – for a special friend & one that I saw very similar on Pinterest but put my own spin on it.  I also wanted to used some of her favourite colours – Blues which I teamed up with Yellows & Browns.

I don’t have a Tutorial for you today as it “took off” in the mail before I remembered to do one, but hopefully I will be able to go by the photo.

With images from the gorgeous “Touches of Texture” Stamp Set I randomly stamped onto a piece of Very Vanilla Card in Soft Sky Ink. The Dragonfly was stamped randomly in Crumb Cake Ink.  I did think about colouring them too but at the last moment left them as is.

I punched a piece of Very Vanilla Card with the 2″ Circle Punch before temp adhering it to the stamped Very Vanilla Card.  I then stamped the Sprig of Flowers twice over the Card in Crumb Cake before colouring the flowers with Soft Saffron Ink & the leaves with Pear Pizzazz Ink with my Blender Pen.

I wrapped a piece of Metallic Gold Thread around my finger 3 times, adhered it to the back of the punched Circle with a Mini Glue Dot before adhering the circle to the card ensuring that all my images were lined up correctly.  This was then layered onto a piece of Soft Sky Card & then to the Base Card – Very Vanilla.

I stamped the “Banner” onto a piece of Very Vanilla Card in Crumb Cake Ink, stamped “Happy Birthday” from the “Birthday Banners” Stamp Set inside the Banner, again in Crumb Cake Ink & cut it out matching “Bunch of Banners” Framelits Dies.  Don’t you just love it when SU! have everything “matchy matchy?”

This was adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To complete my card, I then added small Pearl Basic Jewels to the centre of the flowers & scattered a couple around the card.

I hope you had a lovely day Naomi & you liked your card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy Birthday

For today’s card I’ve used the “Best Birds Bundle” again!  I just can’t seem to get enough of this gorgeous Bundle.  There are so many gorgeous Bundles & Dies in Stampin’ Up!’s new #1---JuneCatalogue that I just can’t seem to decide which to purchase.  It is a case of wanting it all NOW!!!!!

I started off taking my inspiration from P52 of the Catalogue but then started to go along with the Sketch from last month.

If you haven’t tried using this simple sketch to create any cards, be sure to give it a go.  I am having heaps of fun using the sketch AND it has helped me get back into creating once again.

142315SWhen I first saw this Stamp Set, it reminded of Cherry Blossoms for some reason .  After using it a number of times I am now seeing small Frangipanis too.  Is anyone else seeing this?

To grab your Free Tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.  It also includes all the supplies & measurements.

Until next time,  Happy Stampin’

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153. Happy BIrthday – Birds & Blooms Bundle

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