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I created a card a couple of days ago for the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches & nearly 20170316_094946_resizedblogforgot to post.  So today, I am sharing with you that card.

It has actually been sent off in the post which is probably one of the reasons why I am so late in sharing & only just scrapping in for the challenge.

I decided that I wanted to play with the “High Tide” Stamp Set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue so teamed it up with the colours of Dapper Denim & Real Red.

Thank you team for another great challenge.  It is a great way to kick start your inspiration.

Don’t forget to click on the link below to download your Free Tutorial which includes Measurements (Metric & Imperial), a Supply List & Instructions.

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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Happy Birthday – FMS 276

It is not often that I post on a Saturday as I usually have the day off from crafting but I’ve20170225_073820_resizedblog issued a challenge over on our FB Page that this weekend, we had to find a challenge, create a project & post it somewhere including our Page.

I’ve had my head going around the past couple of days thinking of a way to create a card using the challenge over at FMS.  Once I sort of set my mind to what I wanted to do, I was surprised at how easy my card came together.   As I hadn’t created a male card in some time, I also challenged myself to creating one for the males & think I have succeeded.  Although I will admit that I wanted to emboss the background but completely forgot about that part until after I put it together.  Oh, well!

Thank you once again to the team over at FMS for a great challenge – loved the layout!

To create your own card, click on the link above the photo for your Free Tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Pretty Pattern Papers

As our next lot of “Pretty Pattern Papers ” Tutorial is coming up this Saturday, I thought I would share with you a card created from one of the sketches.

Pretty Pattern Papers is all about using that stash of DSP you have hiding in the back of your cupboard or sitting on your shelves just waiting to be used but your afraid to cut into it.

Let’s face it, we all have heaps of DSP in our stash just waiting to be used.  Some of us are 1.2  Aprilnot sure how to use it, but we love it!  Others of us just don’t want to cut into it, we love it too much!  The result – even though we keep buying it because it is just so pretty & we have to have it, it goes into that pile in the cupboard for a “rainy day”, never to be used or to see the light of day!

Well, Pretty Pattern Papers is what will help you to use that DSP Stash.  In the middle of each month, we release Pretty Pattern Papers  showcasing a sketch & 3 cards created from the sketch, all using your one lot of DSP.   The tutorial includes Measurements – Imperil & Metric plus Measurements for all 3 cards.  The sketches are able to be used over & over.

My card uses product from this year’s SAB – Wildflower Fields – BUT you are able to change it out with one of the new DSP from the current catalogue.  In fact, if you check back in a couple of days, you will see the same card created with different Papers.

For more information, be sure to check out our Pretty Pattern Papers Page.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Technique Treats #4 – May

Today sees the lunch of our Technique Treats #4.  This month we have a couple of great 4  May - TTtutorials showing you how to Heat Emboss & Sponge with Dies using the gorgeous & ever so versatile “Lovely as a Tree” & have created 4 cards for the males in your lives.  Let’s face it, we all love this set.  We also have a bonus for anyone who purchases this month’s tutorial creating a card for a female to highlight how we can chop & change this stamp set.

Included in this month’s Treat –

  • How to build a Technique Book
  • Sponging with Dies
  • Heat Embossing

Benefits –

  • Step-by-step colour instructions for each card
  • All the hard work is done for you
  • Keep up to date with the current trends
  • Inspiration!  You will be amazed at how easy it is
  • How to create a Technique Book designed to keep you coming back again & again
  • Technique Samples Page & Tutorial for future reference

We would love for you to join us so be sure to click on the “Technique Treats” to purchase this Treat.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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To a Classic…

For this male card, I’ve again kept it fairly plain & stayed with the neutral colours.  I’ve used a stamp from the Stamp Set “To a Classic”. 
Supplies –
Stamp Set – To a Classic, Cheers to You
Inks – Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point
DSP – Blueberry Crisp
Cardstock – Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Punches – 1 1/4″ Circle, 1″ Circle
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, SU Dimensionals, Brads – Silver,
Grosgrain Ribbon – Chocolate Chip
Until next time, enjoy! 

Wanted…

G’Day Stampers,

It has been a couple of weeks since my last post!  This is for my Tech Class ladies who roused on me for being so slack!

Wednesday was our Tech Class & this time we did the “Faux Woodgrain” technique.  A very fun & easy technique & a very great technique for the males in your life!


Supplies –
Stamp Set – Wanted, Short n Sweet
Cardstock – More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Really Rust
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, More Mustard, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa
Punches – Small Star, Large Scallop, Designer Label
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Grosgrain Ribbon – Very Vanilla, Sponge, Chocolate Chip Marker, Ruler

Until next time, when I will post another using the same technique.

Best Wishes…

G’Day Stampers,
This is the card we made yesterday at our Tech Class – Reflection Stamping or Mirror Image.
It is a very fun technique to do & even doing the most basic stamp can have your card looking stunning!
In fcat, we did a couple of different techniques to this card – Dazzling Diamonds, Aqua Painting, Sponging & for the inside – Pop-Up, but check them out for yourselves….
Card –
Close-Up –
Inside –
Supplies –
Stamp Set -Lovely as a Tree, Short n Sweet
Ink – Ruby Red, Olive
Cardstock – Ruby Red, Very Vanilla
DSP – Chocolate Chip
Punches – Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Accessories – Snail Adhesives, Sponge, Dazzling Diamonds,
2-Way Glue Pen, 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon – Very Vanilla, Aqua Painter
This is a great Stamp Set with so much potential – can you see it being used for a Christmas, Sympathy, General card or as in this case a Male Card?  The list is endless!
If you would like to start learning techniques & having fun & meeting new friends, please join us for our next class – Wednesday, 30 June.  We would love you to join us!  All you are required to bring is your own adheives!
Can’t make the class, then why not order one on line & I will post you all consumables, along with coloured photos & step by step instuctions on how to make this card!
Until next time, Enjoy!

Best Wishes….

After checking out sketch from http://www.stamping411.blogspot.com and wanting to come up with a layout for a Technique Class this Wenesday – Faux Tiles, I thought that maybe I could combine the 2…..  This is the result! 
Mind you, I wanted a male card, but looking at it, could be either male or female.
Close Up –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Circle Circus, Warm Words
Ink – So Saffron, Not Quiet Navy, Soft Suede
Cardstock – Glossy White, Not Quiet Navy, Soft Suede
DSP – Tea Party
Punches – Word Window
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Ribbon – So Saffron, Bone Folder, Ruler, Buttons
Non-SU – Buttons
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I have previously completed a tutorial for this technique, but the way I did it on this card is a little different & will post tutorial for this Wednesday.
Until next time, enjoy!

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G’Day Stampers,

An early start this morning…..

After coming home from the beach yesterday arvo & finding this great, but oh so easy sketch  – http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com – decided to add the 2 together & here is my interpretation of the sketch.

The DSP I’ve used looks a little like starfish, so decided to go match it in with the stamp set.

Card –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Seaside, Bitty Birthday
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Not Quiet Navy,
Chocolate Chip
DSP – Bella Bleu
Accessories – Anywhere Glue Stick, Mini Glue Dots
I’ve stamped the greeting from “Bitty Birthday” straight along the strip of Very Vanilla.  It isn’t a straight line, but I wanted it like that, as it sort of reminds me of the waves coming in.
Until next time, Enjoy!