My Favourite Items …

… on the 2017 Retirement List.

I thought I would share with you today some of my favourite items retiring this year – never to be available again!  This list only touches on some of my favourites.  If I was to list them all, it would be far too long.  Let’s face it, everything is a favourite to someone.

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Head over to my Online Shop to 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.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

Please note that some or all of the items may no longer be available as of today, 20 April 2017.

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Card #2

My card today is one I created for the challenge over at Stampin’ Girls Gone Wild last 20170325_113624_resizedblogweekend.  I set myself to use the supplies already sitting on my desk as well as create a card for Dannielle who along with Amber (be sure to come back later on to check out her card) celebrate their 30th birthdays.

I will admit I wasn’t too sure how these colours would work, but I’m loving the In Colours on this card – Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach Inks along with Cucumber Crush, Very Vanilla & Watermelon Wonder Cardstock.

I’ve used the Inks & Blender Pen to add colour to my flowers while at the same time, leaving the leaf bare.

Since the photo was taken, I added another Pearl Basic Jewel to the centre of the Watermelon Wonder Flower as I didn’t see it was missing until I went to post it.  Happy to say it was received with delight.

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

205. Happy Birthday – Falling Flowers

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Day 3 – Any Occasion

Today’s post is a little late.  I can’t seem to get my act together even though my card was created way ahead of time.20170329_091110_resizedblog

I’ve used the “Carried Away” DSP along with the “Any Occasion” Stamp Set, both from Sale-a-Bration.   I did get my inspiration from a card on Page 15 of the Catalogue but then used our sketch we have for our team to play with.  I teamed the Stamp Set & DSP with the matching “Up & Away” Framelits from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

We only have 3 days left of SAB, so don’t forget to place your order for those goodies that you have been eyeing.  For every $90.00 you spend, you get to choose a FREE Product from SAB.  Contact me to place your order or head over to my Online Shop.  Don’t forget to use this month’s Host Code when placing an order online

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

209. Hello – Any Occasion

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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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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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Congrats to You

My card today is one I created for Kathy, a new Downline who signed up about 2 or 3 weeks ago.  I decided to create a small gift for her which included a card using some of the lovely 4-februaryproduct from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.   Welcome to the team Kathy!

After creating the card I also realised that it went in with one of our challenges.  Don’t you love it when that happens?

It’s a simple card but one showcasing the lovely “Falling in Love” DSP, page 51 & the fantastic “That’s the Tag” Bundle which includes “That’s the Tag” Stamp Set & “Timeless Tags” Thinlits, page 23.

To create your own card, click on the link below to download your FREE tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’my-project-1-001

Vicky

Don’t forget to use the Host Code when purchasing online

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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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Congratulations

I haven’t posted in a little while due to being ill, although not 100% well, I thought I would try & start posting again.  There is nothing like the feeling of excitement & sitting down to your craft desk, ready to create & “BLANK”.  Luckily, that didn’t happen with this card.

My card today is one I sent to a friend, Naomi who recruited her very 1st recruit a couple of weeks ago.  I couldn’t post this card until she received it.

I thought the “Lift Me Up” Bundle from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue was perfect for her card.  The Bundle includes the “Lift Me Up” Stamp Set & the “Up & Away” Thinlit Dies.  There is also coordinating “Carried Away” DSP in the 2017 SAB Catalogue.  Don’t you just love it when SU! make it so easy to create?

To create my card, I watercoloured the bottom part of a piece of Shimmery White with Pear20170131_054021_resizedblog-2 Pizzazz Ink & Aqua Painter.  I then did the sky in Soft Sky & Pool Party Inks along with the Aqua Painter.

Once it was dry, I masked off the top part of the sentiment “………… Congratulations” with Sticky Tape, inked the “Congratulations” in Memento Tuxedo Ink, removed the mask & stamped direct onto the coloured card.  The card was then layered onto the Base Card – Calypso Coral.

The clouds were stamped onto scraps of Whisper White using Soft Sky Ink before cutting with the coordinating Cloud Thinlit Die by running through the Big Shot.  The Balloons were stamped onto scrap Whisper White, the large one in Marina Mist Ink & the smaller one in Calypso Coral Ink.  They were then cut using the Thinlit Dies by running through the Big Shot.

Both the Balloons & Clouds were adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

As I have a saying with my team “Onwards & Upwards“, I wanted to include it on the card, so I cut a piece of Whisper White down to the size I wanted, wrote the words with a Project Life Journaling Pen & cut them to size before adhering to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

It’s a very simple card but one that I am happy with.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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FMS 273

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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Mini Cups…

… of Ferrero Rochers.  Now who doesn’t love these gorgeous yummy chocolates?  I can’t have them in my house as they would not last 5 minutes.  Lets face it – I LOVE chocolate…..

I found this idea on Pinterst sometime ago but didn’t keep the link, so thank you very much for your inspiration & tutorial.  I’m sure if you googled them, they would come up.  I think I saw a tutorial along the way on You Tube using the Envelope Punch Board but I didn’t use that.  I also made my own spin on them including little doilies or saucers.

As I’ve mentioned I did a Christmas Fair a couple of weeks ago & these were another item very popular with the public.  I also gave them to a group of ladies when we went out for lunch a week or so ago.

These ladies I had not seen since our days in Darwin while in the Navy together.  It was like we had only seen each other yesterday as our conversations carried on where we left off all those years ago.  It is fantastic to have great friends but if you haven’t been in the forces, the friendships formed cannot be truly understood.

Anyhow, I am off the track – Along with “This Christmas” Speciality Paper for my cups, I’ve used the lovely little Stamp Set “Holy Berry Happiness” Bundle from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue and the greeting from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” Stamp Set.  The little doilies/saucers were created using the “Layering Circles” Framelits.

Aren’t they just too cute?

Until next time, Enjoy!

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