Day 4 & counting down….

…to the end of Sale-a-Bration!  Yep, there is only 2 days left so get those orders in now.  20170321_092233_resizedblog

Today’s card is one we are going to create in our class tomorrow morning.  It is using the “Hey Chick” Stamp Set from SAB.

I’m pretty happy with how this card turned out – completely different to what I started out doing, especially the middle chick.  She started out as a very subdued colour but she just looked very sad, so I spruced her up in the bright colours of Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo & Daffodil Delight.  She loved it & instantly come alive.

I then decided to add a little bow on her neck.  As I have run out of the Melon Mambo Thick Baker’s Twine, I decided to use the Whisper White Baker’s Twine (retired) which I still have a heap & so it matched in with the card, I sponged Melon Mambo Ink over a piece of Twine with a Stampin’ Sponge.  Worked perfectly.

To place your order, please contact me or head on over to my Shop to shop online.

Don’t forget, you can grab your own Tutorial to create your card by clicking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Day 2 of SAB Countdown

Only a very short post today as I am just about to head off into town, which I don’t do very 20170327_193832_resizedblogoften.

Today’s card is one I had case’d from the 2017 Sale-a-Bration Catalogue when I first received my order, but hadn’t gotten round to posting.

I am loving the “Carried Away” DSP free when you order $AUD90.00.  It has such lovely colours & patterns – so hard to decide which to use.

Don’t forget, only 4 days left of SAB.  To place your order, contact me or shop Online at my store.

To grab your Free Tutorial, click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

208. Happy Birthday – Designer Tees

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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

204. Happy Birthday – Falling Flowers

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Today’s card is one we are creating in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class this morning.  I hope 20170322_112448_resizedblogthe ladies like it!

I started by caseing the card from the 2017 SAB Catalogue but it sort of went off on its own.  I then found a card on Pinterest that I loved so I ended finishing my card by caseing it.  Thank you so much for your inspiration.

I’m loving my Blender Pen at the moment as the new smooth & improved Watercolour Pencils make it so very easy to use.  I also want the class to play with them as they are very interested in different techniques, so look out class, we will be doing lots of lovely techniques in our future classes.

Don’t forget that we only have 7 days until SAB ends for another year.  Grab your Free items when you spend $AUD90.00.  You can place your order by shopping Online or contacting me.  SU! have been very generous once again & added 8 new items to the list for the last 2 weeks.

You can download your FREE Tutorial by clicking on the link below.  The Tutorial includes a List of Supplies used to create the card as well as the Measurements (Metric & Imperial).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

202. Happy Birthday – Tasty Trucks

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Technique Treats #14

This month we are playing with the great techniques of Chalkboard & Shadow Stamping.  If you haven’t had a play with these techniques over the years, this is the perfect time to do so.  This month we have played with our format & made it a little easier for you.

We stuck with the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & teamed the techniques up with the lovely “Carousel BirthdayStamp Set which reminds me so much of the local show with the Ferris Wheel & when the circus came to town with the tent & that gorgeous horse.  In fact, we were always at the grounds of the circus every arvo after school so much so, that they gave us jobs feeding & cleaning the animals.

All 4 cards may be used for Female, Male or for the Kids.

Measurements for all Treats are in Metric & Imperial.  Yep, we cater for everyone no matter where you are in the world.  Supply List includes all Product used to create our cards along with the Item #.

Our Technique Treats are perfect if you want to create in the comfort of your home or if you are a SU! Demonstrator who would love to teach a Technique Class – all the work is done for you!  Just head over to the Technique Treats Page to purchase your Treat.

We would love to hear what you think of the Treats.

Kay (USA) says –  “Thank you so much for making such wonderful tutorials!!!”

Kris (Brisbane) – “Great card and the Technique Treats are really great”.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Happy Birthday

I found a card on Pinterest by the very talented Kelly Kent a little while ago & loved the simple layout of her card.  Thank you so much for your inspiration Kelly.

I love the “High Tide” Stamp Set, Page 25 of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.  I have added my own bits & pieces to the card but the layout is still the same.  I used the “By the Shore” DSP on my card, along with Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim & Calypso Coral CS.

To create your own card, click on the link above the card to download your FREE Tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Today’s card is one I created for the challenge over at Global Design Project which I have followed for some time but have never played along.

This week it was “Case the Designer” & seeing as thought I loved the original card so much & wanting it to be totally different, I decided to go with the lovely “Beautiful You” Stamp Set & of course, this screams Watercolour Pencils.  I opted to go with Shimmery White for a little more of a brighter look than the Watercolour Paper.

Thank you everyone at GDP for a great challenge, thoroughly enjoyed it.  Be sure to pop on over & play along too.

You are able to download your Free Tutorial by clicking on the link below.

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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The challenge this week over at Freshly Made Sketches is simple & easy.  You can make it fms-final-273-001what you like.  I decided to keep mine fairly simple with a little Water Colouring thrown in.

To create my card, I coloured a piece of Shimmery White CS with my Aqua Painter, Pear Pizzazz Ink for the grass, Soft Sky & Pool Party Inks for the Sky.

Once dry, I then stamped the Grass Image from the “Glamper Greetings” Stamp Set over my “grass” in Pear Pizzazz Ink.  A couple of small clouds from the “Life Me Up” Stamp Set were stamped in the sky (very had to see) in Soft Sky Ink.

I then cut the piece into 3 equal pieces before layering onto  piece of Basic Black CS leaving small edges showing around all pieces.  I originally had it layered onto Whisper White, but it did nothing for the card.  The Black makes the piece pop & the soft Water Colouring stand out a little.

The piece was layered onto a piece of Whisper White CS & then to the Base Card – Basic Black.

I have had an idea in my head about using this image after seeing Balloons in a certain way, so I set out & inked the large Balloon from “Lift Me Up” Stamp Set with Bermuda Bay Ink & Daffodil Delight using a Sponge Dauber.  I love how it turned out with the 2 colours. This was then die cut with the matching “Up & Away” Framelits & adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The small Balloon was inked in Bermuda Bay, cut with the matching “Up & Away” Framelits before it too, was adhered to the Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I masked off the top part of the “…..Happy Birthday” Image from the same set with Sticky Tape, inked it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, removed the mask & stamped it onto a scrap of Whisper White CS.  I then cut it into a Banner Shape 1 end before adhering to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To complete the card, I tied 2 small Bows from Whisper White Twine & adhered to the Balloons with Mini Glue Dots.  The birds were hand drawn with a Project Life Journaling Pen.

Thank you once again FMS for a great sketch.  You still have time to play along.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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