Happy Birthday

I was asked a couple of weeks ago to create a card for a friend of mine who turned 89, 2 weeks ago.  We all call him “Pop” & my dog Belle, just loves going down to their place for 20170605_095253blog-insidevisits but I really think it is the treats they give her.  I often come home alone as Belle is happy sitting on the mat at their feet & in the company of their little dog, Friday.

I did case this card off Pinterest that I had seen a little time ago & loved the simple easy design of the card.  Thank you so much for your inspiration.  It suits Pop as he is always out in the garden or shed playing & building stuff, with Belle always at his heels.

I stamped the images onto a piece of scrap Whisper White Card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink & die cut them using the matching “Build It” Framelits by running through the Big Shot.

The background from the stamp Set “Awesomely Artistic” was stamped direct onto a piece of Whisper White Card in Marina Mist Ink while the small accessories were all stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The card was then layered onto a piece of Marina Mist & then to the Base Card – Night of Navy.

The tools were coloured & blended with Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Smokey Slate & Basic Grey Inks using a Blender Pen before being adhered the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Just Breathe

Today’s card was created a couple of weeks ago especially for my niece who is going20170521_131048blog-inside through a bit of a bad patch at the moment.  Purple is her favourite colour so the new 2017-2019 In Colour of Berry Burst is just perfect!

Don’t you just love the new colours.  They are devine!  I know my favourites are going to be Berry Burst & Lemon Lime Twist.

I’ve used the gorgeous “Colour Theory” Suite which consists of the Colour Theory DSP, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Colourful Seasons Stamp Set, Glitter Enamel Dots & Ribbons. The Stamp Set & Thinlits also come in a Bundle, which you will want to add to your stash.

Just to add a little something different to my card, I layered Window Sheet to the back of the DSP & applied the flowers to the top with Mini Glue Dots.

Annual17_p0146_aFor the inside, I cut down the reminder of the gorgeous DSP into 2 strips – adhered 1 piece to a piece of Whisper White which was then layered onto the inside of the Card.

The 2nd piece was adhered to the left hand side of my envelope.  Not only do I like to match the inside to the card front, but also the envelope.  I think it just adds a little bit of a WOW to the whole card.

Don’t forget to click on the link below to download your Free Tutorial to create your own card.

To place your order from the new Catalogue or to Junepurchase items to create this card, pop on over to my Online Shop.  Don’t forget to use June’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

227. Just Breathe – Colourful Seasons Bundle

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Special Reason Bundle

Heya Stampers,

Today I am sharing with you a card we did in our class “Cards @ Toogoom” a few weeks20170513_145048blog ago.  The ladies loved it & thought it very pretty, especially the different fold which is a “Gatefold“.

Today also happens to be the last day to order from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue, so get your order in now as not all items will be available after today.  “Special Reasons” Bundle is not being carried over along with the “Falling in Love” DSP.

We’ve used Sweet Sugarplum, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso & Blushing Brides Inks for our flowers & leaves.  Early Espresso Ink & Card for our sentiment & punched with the Classic Label Punch.

The small flower on the right hand side of the card is popped up with a Stampin’ Dimensional & stops the Belly Band from sliding down.

If you click on the link above the photo, you are able to download a Free Tutorial which includes Measurements (Metric & Imperial), as well as a Supply List of all the product I’ve used to create our card.

To place your order before all the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & all the retiring products have gone forever, be sure to pop on over to my Online ShopMayDon’t forget to use May’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

222. Wishing You a Beautiful Day – Special Reason Bundle

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2017-2019 In Colours

Let me introduce you to the brand new 2017-2019 In Colours.

Fresh Fig,  Berry Burst,  Powder Pink,  Lemon Lime Twist & Tranquil Tide

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To create my Bookmarks, I used my Aqua Painter & applied the appropriate ink to colour.  The small leaf is from the Jar of Love Stamp Set & was stamped over the colourwash direct onto the Whisper White Card.  I stamped the small flower from the same set onto scrap Whisper White Card, die cut with the coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits & adhered to the Bookmark.  A small Rhinestone was added to the centre of the each flower.

To complete the Bookmark, I punched the top using the Scalloped Tag Punch & threaded a piece of the 1/2″ Finely Woven Tranquil Tide Ribbon.

I know which will be my new favourite In Colours?  Do you have one yet?

If you don’t have a copy of the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue or a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please contact me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Sunshine Wishes

I was very happy to know that although the Bundle will not be available in the new 2017-20170515_093151blog-close-u2018 Annual Catalogue, the “Sunshine Sayings” Stamp Set & coordinating “Sunshine Wishes” Framelits will not be retiring.  I love both these products.

I saw a card created by Andrea Walford using these Framelits on Pinterest & so I set about creating it.  I also found that she has a both a video tutorial & a PDF showing how she created her gorgeous card.  Thank you Andrea for your lovely inspiration.

My background has been created using the Faux Torn Paper Technique which I am more than happy with.

Hope you enjoyed the card today.

To download a Free Tutorial, please click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

225. Celebrate You – Sunshine Wishes

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Kylie’s International Highlights

I would like to take this opportunity & thank everyone who voted for Top ten International Highlights winners Badgeme last month in Kylie’s International Highlights.  Much to my surprise I ended up in the top “Top 10 winners” so be sure to click on the link & check out the other lovely creations.  When you visit their blog, be sure to leave a little love!

Once again I am playing along with Kylie International Blog Highlights where this month we get to create for the males.

What is Kylie’s International Highlights?   It is where Demonstrators from all around the world take part in a monthly Blog Highlight.  It’s a great way to get to know other Demonstrators & see projects using current Stampin’ Up!® product.  Each month Kylie has a different theme & this month is “Masculine“.

Vote for Me HereWhat is so different about this Blog Highlight?  YOU get to vote for your top 5 favourites.  The top ten will then get to take part in an international blog hop with Kylie & other talented successful demonstrators.

What do I do?  All you have to do is click on the “Vote for Me” photo at the side or head on over to Kylie’s Blog, click on the heart in the top right hand side of the picture.

Can I leave comments?  Sure you can.  Once you have voted, click on any picture & comment on those that you really love.  You know how bloggers love to read your comments.

For my card I decided to use the “Nailed It” Bundle from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & which is retiring at the end of May.

I layered a piece of the “Urban Underground” DSP to a piece of Very Vanilla CS before20170409_091213_resizedblog layering onto the Base Card – Crushed Curry.

I used the “Nailed It” Bundle to create my tools.  Firstly I stamped 3 of the Tools from the “Nailed It” Stamp Set onto scraps of Very Vanilla CS in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, coloured small areas with the Basic Grey Watercolour Pencil & blended a little with a Blender Pen before cutting with the matching “Build It” Framelits by running through the Big Shot.  I added the cute little “smiley face” to the hammer.

I cut a piece of Very Vanilla CS with the large circle from the “Stitched Shapes” Framelits by running through the Big Shot, randomly stamped the circle with the Nails & Screw Image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink before adhering to the Card Front with Stampin’ 20170409_091158_resizedblog (2)Dimensionals.

To highlight the handles a little I added a little Basic Black CS by cutting just the handles using the “Build It” Framelits & adhering to the shapes which were then arranged over the stitched circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Birthday” is from the “Sunshine Sayings” Stamp Set & has been stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, punched with the “Classic Label” Punch & adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you like my card today.

Don’t forget to head on over to Kylie’s Blog to check out all the lovely cards that have been created & to vote for your favourites.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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And Another One Gone..

… Another one bites the dust!

No, not the “Falling Flowers” Bundle (although it won’t be available as a Bundle in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue), but the gorgeous “Irresistibly Floral Special” DSP.  Although I haven’t used it much, each time I have, I ask myself “Why not?”

For my card today I actually cased it from one I saw on Pinterest sometime ago & thought it such a gorgeous card showcasing both the DSP & the coordinating Bundle.  I have changed it a little, as you tend to do.  Thank you so much for your inspiration.

The sentiment I used is from the “Dragonfly Dreams” Stamp Set which is still available from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

In fact, we created this card in our class “Cards @ Toogoom” last Friday morning.  If you are around the area, why not pop in for a fun morning.  Everything is supplied for you.

By clicking on the link above the photo, you are able to download a Free Tutorial to create your own.

Don’t forget to check out all the great products on the 2017 Retiring List by hopping onMay over to my Shop.  Stampin’ Up! have been updating items on the list.  Items are selling fast!  When placing an order Online, don’t forget to use May’s Host Code.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

218. Enjoy Your Special Day – Falling Flowers Bundle

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Eastern Palace Bundles Early Release

 

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We know that the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue is getting closer each day & that come the 1st June we will all be able to place our order for the lovely new products.  As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator we are able to place a pre-order 2nd May & oh do we place our order!  However, this year, Stampin’ Up! have done something entirely different & have released the “Eastern Palace” Suite just for you.  The Bundle comes as a “Starter” Bundle or the “Premier” Bundle.

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Remember this offer is only available from 1 – 31 May.  While all the products will be available in the new catalogue, they won’t be available as a bundle.  So now is the time to get your hands on them including a couple of the new In-Colours.

I haven’t managed to create any samples (life sort of got in the way…..) but there are heaps of lovely samples on Pinterest or around the internet.May

To place your order for this incredible Bundle, be sure to pop on over to my Online Shop.  Don’t forget to use May’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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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