WWYS #112

I found a new challenge blog (new to me) yesterday over at What Will You Stamp?  Theywwys_112_Carousel Birthday list a stamp set to use each challenge which I thought was a little different.  I am just scrapping this card in as the challenge closes in an hour.

This week they are asking that we create a project using the “Carousel Birthday” Stamp Set which is from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

For my card I decided to do the “Chalkboard” Technique which I hadn’t done for sometime.  I always love the finished look of this technique.

Thank you for a great challenge & a change to play with this fantastic set once again.  I have created a couple more cards using this set so don’t forget to pop on back to check them out in the next couple of days.

To purchase your supplies to create your own card, head on over to my Online Shop.   While there, you can also check out the 2017 Retirement List & to place your order.  Items are selling out fast!  Once gone, they are gone forever!  When placing an order Online, don’t forget to use April’s Host Code.

To grab your free tutorial to create your card, please click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

216. Happy Birthday – Carousel Birthday

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Global Design Project…

… meets Custom Tee.

I sat myself down yesterday to clean up my craft desk but instead got into more of a mess as I decided to play along with the challenge over at “Global Design Project” where the theme was –

Let’s face it – we all love a little Sparkle or Bling on our projects.

Trying to get the most out of the items from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & seeing as though the “Custom Tee” Bundle was already sitting on my desk, I decided to go with what was on the desk.

I’ve used the “Carousels & Cupcakes” DSP Stack along with Very Vanilla, So Saffron, 20170418_134209blog-insideBermuda Bay & Early Espresso Cardstock.  I wrapped the Ribbon around the DSP after I had cut the circle using the Layering Circles Framelits.

To highlight the T-Shirt, I added colour to the piece of Very Vanilla Card by using my Aqua Painter & So Saffron Ink.  It doesn’t show up much on the photo because of it being Very Vanilla, but it pops the Shirt.

As the theme was Sparkles & Bling, I decided to add bling around the neckline & randomly down the right hand side of the card.  I also added a small Rhinestone to each side of the sentiment.

The sentiment is from the same Bundle, but I masked off the candles either side, inked with Bermuda Bay Ink, removed the mask & stamped onto scrap Very Vanilla, punched with the Classic Label Punch before adhering to the Card Front.

Why not play along with the team this week.  There is still heaps of time.  Thank you for a great challenge.

Don’t forget to click on the link above the photo to download your Free Tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

214 Birthday Girl – Custom Tee

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Birthday Boy

My card today is one we created this morning in class.  As it is the school 20170402_092617_resizedblogholidays & there are a couple kids coming along, I thought I would aim the card at the kids while at the same time cater for the adults who will be there too.

My card uses the “Everyday Hero” Stamp Set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.  I’ve also used the “Festive Birthday” DSP which I am loving.  I chose the colours of Crushed Curry, Whisper White & Emerald Envy as these colours can be for either boys or girls.  By doing this, the class can elect to create their card for a boy or girl.  Along with the “Everyday Hero”, I used the “Custom Tee” Stamp Set for the greeting.  It has a greeting for boys & girls!

Don’t you love the little hat he is wearing?  All I did was fussy cut it from a scrap piece of the DSP.

I do hope they enjoy creating this card as much as I did.

Don’t forget to grab your free tutorial by clicking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

210. Birthday Boy – Everyday Hero

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Everyday Hero

I’m not sure if you have seen the “Everyday Hero” Stamp Set in the 2017 Occasions 20170313_092430_resizedblogCatalogue or not but I am loving it!  I will be honest & say I haven’t created too many cards with it but the ones I have, I love.

Toda’s card is one I created a couple of weeks ago as part of our FB Page challenge.  Challenges are a good way to get your creative juices flowing & ideas forming in your head.  There are plenty out there, so why not play along with one.  In fact I have posted the sketch over on my FB Page for you to play along.  Check it out!

I’ve also done a little bit of colouring using the Watercolour Pencils & Blender Pen.

Be sure to check back Friday as I have another card to share with you which we will be creating in our class using the same products.

To grab your free tutorial, please click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

199. WOW – Everyday Hero

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SAB Ends Today

That’s right – Sale-a-Bration ends today for another year!  This would have to have been20170323_152621_resizedblog the best yet!  I hope you have enjoyed SAB this year as much as I have.  Thank you SU!  All you have to do is place a $AUD90.00 order to quality for a FREE Product.  You have all day to get your list together.

Recognise this card?  Yep, I’ve cased it straight from the 2017 SAB Catalogue!  Loved this card from the first time I laid eyes on but didn’t think I would get the chance to re-create it.  It is using the gorgeous “Avant Garden” Stamp Set, along with the lovey “Serene Scenery” Designer Series Paper Pack.

To grab your Free Tutorial to create your own card, please click on the link below.

Until next time,

Happy Stampin’

Vicky

203. Happy Birthday Wishes – Avant Garden

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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

207. Happy Birthday Wishes – Hey Chick

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A Week of Sale-a-Bration

With SAB ending this Friday, 31 March I thought I would share with you some  of the cards using the FREE products you are able to earn while it is still going.  Don’t be late – all you20170309_093855_resizedbog- have to do is place an order of $AUD90.00 to qualify for your free product.  Please be aware that some of the items have been sold out.

My card today is using the lovely (FREE) “Carried Away” Designer Series Paper (DSP) which matches the “Up & Away” Bundle from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & includes the “Lift Me Up” Stamp Set & the “Up & Away” Framelits.

I will admit that this is not my idea, I have actually cased it from a friend of mine, the very talented Kris.  Thanks Kris for your inspiration – it was a perfect way to get me started on this DSP!  Be sure to pop on over to her blog to check out all the amazing creations she does.

Grab your Free Tutorial by clicking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

197. Happy Birthday – Up & Away

 

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Happy Birthday

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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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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