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Today is one of the cards I created a couple of weeks ago using the “Falling Flowers” Bundle 20170325_145307_resizedblogfrom the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue.  The bundle includes the Stamp Set & the matching “May Flowers” Framelits.

It is now on its way to Amber, one of my nieces who celebrate their 30th birthday this week.  Crikey, where does the time go?  I can see them as tiny little babies!

I actually did this for a challenge & now as I didn’t know what one it was, I missed out on posting it, but thought I would still share with you.

To grab your free tutorial to create your own card, click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

206. Happy Birthday – Falling Flowers

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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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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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Perfect Mix…

… for Stampin’ Girls Gone Wild“.  This is a challenge FB Page run by the very talented 20170226_082450_resizedblogConnie Stewart.  I’ve been a member of this page for some time but have never managed to play along with any of her challenges.  As part of our challenge this week or weekend is to create a project for an online challenge.  You can see my 1st challenge card from yesterday  here.

I’ve been waiting to find the “perfect” opportunity to ink up the lovely little stamp set “Perfect Mix” from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.  This is perfect for anyone who loves baking – boys & girls, male or female.

I wasn’t too sure where I was heading with this card but after playing around with a few options, I decided I liked this one the best, it sort of come together better than the other bits I was playing with.

If you get the time, why not head on over to “Stampin’ Girls Gone Wild” FB Page, hit the join button & play along.  Lots of lovely inspiration!

For your free tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.  The tutorial includes all supplies used to create my card, plus all the measurements required to create your card – imperial & metric.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Note Cards

G’day Stampers,

Today I thought I would share with you a couple of Note Cards I have created for my customers.  I am trying something a little different this year, so fingers crossed it works.  I will fill you in only IF it works!!!!!!

For my cards, I stamped the ladies from “Beautiful You” Stamp Set (available from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue) onto a piece of Whisper White CS using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I coloured them in using the lovely new Watercolour Pencils & Blender Pen.  Love my Blender Pen!

The Whisper White Cards were then layered onto a piece of Melon Mambo or Pacific Point CS which highlights the colours.

Only a short post today as I am still recovering, so fingers crossed things will be back to normal in a couple of days.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Summer Note Cards

With summer being around the corner in Australia (well, we don’t really have winter where I am), I thought I would share with you a small sneak peek at one of the cute sets from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2016 Holiday Catalogue.  It is one of my favourite perks about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, being able to see and order new product before it’s released!  AND believe me, the new Holiday Catalogue will not disappoint.

The little Cards are about 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ in size.  Enough to write a small note to accompany the new Catalogues.

I sponged Crumb Cake onto a piece of Whisper White Card for the sand & then Soft Sky for the Sky.  I wanted the sponging to be very light so that I could still write on the card.

For all my little cards, I stamped the Umbrella from the “Day by the Beach” Stamp Set directly onto the card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I then stamped it again onto scrap Whisper White Card before colouring  with my Blender Pen, Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight & Marina Mist Inks.  The top of the umbrella was fussy cut prior to layering onto the Sponged Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I then stamped the Starfish, Bucket & Spade, Thongs (love that we now have a pair of thongs in our collection) & Hat Images onto scrap Whisper White Card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink & coloured with Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight & Watermelon Wonder Inks along with my Blender Pen.

The images were fussy cut & adhered to the Card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The cards were then layered onto a piece of Soft Sky Card.

I think they represent our Australian summer to a “T”, but would love to hear what you think?

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Pretty Pattern Papers – July

For those of you in Australia, I sure hope you are all staying warm & out of the rain.  We had to cut our walk short this morning as the rain started to fall but all nice & dry now.

This month we are playing with the new “In Colours 2016-2018” Papers.  Naomi has done a 4.  Julygreat job of creating 3 very cute cards using these papers along with the sketch for the cards.  She has also used the lovely little Stamp Set – Love You Lots which you are able to can earn when spending over $250.00 for an order or holding a Workshop.

Don’t forget, along with the sketch & tutorials for the 3 greeting cards, Measurements  (Metric & Imperial) & a list of Supplies are included.

To purchase your Tutorial, click on the Pretty Pattern Papers Page.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Congratulations

I’ve been playing with the Decorative Masks of late & loving the different looks I can achieve with these.  I have also been creating classes using 004wma-blogthem for Crafty Creations Classes – my volunteer classes.

For my card today, I saw something similar on Pinterest sometime ago & filed it in the back of my mind to have a play over the Christmas Break.  Looking at the original, my doesn’t look much like it but that is a good thing.

I’ve used the gorgeous “Birthday Blooms” from the current 2016 Occasions Catalogue & team it up with the greeting from “Sky is the Limit” which is from 2016 SAB.

I used one of the Decorative Masks from the “Happy Patterns” as I sort of wanted to create a wall which the Rose could sit on.  Not sure if I pulled it off, but I’m happy with the result.

My Pearls have been coloured with a Pink & Yellow Permanent Marker.  The colours are so close to Melon Mambo & Daffodil Delight that I couldn’t have planned it better if I tried.

I finished my Rose off by adding “Wink of Stella – Clear” to the flower.  I did try to get a good photo of all the lovely shinny bits, but unfortunately no luck.

Please click on the link above the card to grab your free tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

112. Congratulations – Birthday Blooms

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Sneak Peek

I cleaned my desk, schedule & craft room Monday morning hoping that my pre-order goodies would arrive early this week.

Much to my delight they actually arrived mid-morning & of course, I just had to have a play.  Oh the excitement!  I couldn’t get the box opened quick enough to see the new 2015-2017 In Colours in the flesh.  Let me say you won’t be disappointed – they are gorgeous!

The day in the garden, weeding & much loved trip to the dump would have to wait for another day!

As the catalogue is not released as yet, I can only give you a very “sneak peek” at one f the sets I pre-ordered.  Oh how I love this set “You’ve Got This“.  Lots of colouring & playing going to happen here.002wmaa-blog

See the background – that is stamped with an image from the new stamp set using one of the new In Colours – Mint Macaron.  The flower has been coloured with my Blender Pen, along with Watermelon Wonder (another new In Colour) & Calypso Coral.

I used a piece of Calypso Coral Card across the middle & cut the White Jute Ribbon (from the Occasions Catalogue) in half & pulled a couple of strands from the top & bottom of the Ribbon.  This gives it a little bit of a shabby look.  With one of the strands, I tied a small bow & adhered it to the flower with a Glue Dot.

You will have to check back 2 June to see the whole card & tutorial.

If you would like a copy of the catalogue, please feel free to contact me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky