Mini Cups…

… of Ferrero Rochers.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Safe & Happy Easter.

You may remember I created some of these way back in December for the local Christmas Fair.  Well, as it happens, they have an Easter Fair on the Good Friday each year, so I went along.

Thinking that they may be popular & a little different to what is on offer I created a heap of them & decided that I would only put a small display out at a time, but have more in hiding if needed.  They were a huge hit & couldn’t keep up the demand.

I originally found the idea on Pinterst sometime ago & for once in my life, had written the instructions on a piece of paper.  Mind you it took me a little bit to find them, but so glad I did.  Thank you so much for your inspiration.

To create my cups I’ve used lots of lovely DSP, including – By the Shore, Floral Boutique, Go Wild (retired), Cupcakes & Carousels (2017 Occasions), Affectionately Yours plus a heap of other DSP which is not shown.  For the “saucers” I used coordinating Cardstock which was punched using the 2″ Circle Punch or the Layering Circles Framelits.

To decorate the cups, lots of lovely Punches, Dies & Stamps were used – Blossom Punch, Elegant Butterfly & Bitty Butterfly Punches, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Botanical Builder Framelits, etc plus “Seaside Shore” Stamp Set to name a few.

Be sure to pop back in a couple of days time to check out another lot I created.April

Head over to my Online Shop to check out the 2017 Retirement List & to place your order.  Items are selling out fast!  When placing an order Online, don’t forget to use April’s Host Code.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Ahoy There

Have you heard the news?

Stampin’ Up! have given us 8 more items for the remaining of 2017 SAB.  How good is6.1 Ghosting - Juy that?

To celebrate the new release I thought I would share a card from our July 2016 Technique Treats using the “Seaside” Embossing Folder which is 1 of the FREE items when placing a $90.00 order up until 31 March 2017.

It is also showcasing the Ghosting Technique“.  If you haven’t played with this technique, you don’t know how much fun it can be.

I’ve actually used “By the Shore” Suite, Page 93 of the Annual Catalogue.  Don’t you love it when everything coordinates?  Along with the “Seaside” EF, there is the matching “By the Shore” DSP, Dapper Denim Ribbon, “By the Shore” CS Pack & not forgetting the lovely “Seaside Shore” Stamp Set.  Be sure to check them out.

To see another card using this technique, head on over to the Technique Page to purchase your July Technique.

Until next time,

Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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2017 Diary

Last week when  a group of us went out for lunch we were a given a small pocket diary.  One of the girls had just been to the Blood Bank, saw them & thought of me (I’m either a little20170312_065326_resized late or very early – like a week), so she grabbed a handful.  I’ve just got to remember to use it & take it with me.

Of course, as we all do, I decided that it needed a bit of a facelift, so I decided to “tissy” it up & make it my own.  The girls won’t see it until our next catch up next month.

I decided to cover it with the “By the Shore” DSP.  Then I thought I would add a few stamps, so I went with the matching “Seaside Shore” Stamp Set.  I stamped the Bubbles & Seaweed onto a piece of Very Vanilla CS with Mint Macaron Ink  & coloured a couple of them with my Blender Pen.  This was die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits & layered onto a piece of Dapper Denim which had been punched with my 2″ Circle Punch.

The fish was stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS in Dapper Denim Ink & adhered to the Circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thinking it needed something else, I then decided to place my name at the bottom.  I die cut a couple of letters using “Little Letters” (retired) from scrap Very Vanilla & then from Dapper Denim.  The extra pieces when layered on top of each other, make them stand out a little, especially when using DSP or have a busy background.

To finish it all off, Clear wink of Steller was applied to the letters & fish.

I think the girls will be very impressed when they see it, don’t you?

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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Ahoy There

My card I am sharing with you today was created for a challenge but as usual, completely forgot to post it.  Well, to be honest, I couldn’t find what challenge I did it for.  Does that ever happen to you?

I’ve used the lovely “By the Shore” DSP & the co-ordinating “Seaside Shore” Stamp Set.  I teamed it up with Dapper Denim & Very Vanilla Card.  Inks were Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim & Calypso Coral.  My Blender Pen was used to colour parts of the “coral”.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Ahoy There

I thought I would share with you one of the cards created from our Technique Treats #6 where we used the gorgeous Stamp Set “Seaside Shore” along with the coordinating “By the Shore” DSP and the coordinating Seaside Textured EF.  You can see more ideas on Page 92 & 93 of the 2016 Annual Catalogue.

For my card I used the Ghosting Technique along with the lovely new Dapper Denim In Colour.

Tips for when playing with the Ghosting Technique

  • The more the VersaMark is slightly dried, the better your resist image will be
  • If using Glossy Card, stamp the main image with Staz-On Ink or Archival Ink

Benefits of Technique Treats –

  • Learn new Techniques at your own pace & in the comfort of your home
  • Perfect for the SU! Demonstrators for Classes, Workshops or Demonstrations
  • All the hard work is done for you
  • Keep up to date with the current trends
  • List of Supplies required to complete each card
  • Measurements for all 4 cards – Metric & Imperial
  • Step-by-Step photo instructions
  • 2 x Stamping Techniques with step-by-step instructions
  • Cover sheet for your Technique Book
  • Technique Index for you to place in the front of your book

Instructions

  1. Randomly stamp images direct onto B – Very Vanilla in VersaMark Ink. The VersaMark will resist the sponged direct over top
  2. With Stamping Sponge, sponge Soft Sky & Mint Macaron Inks over top
  3. Continue sponging until card is covered & you are happy with the amount sponged
  4. With a soft Tissue, carefully buff card. The Ink over the VersaMark will rub off
  5. Stamp Solid Image over top in Dapper Denim Ink or leave as is
  6. Layer onto A – Calypso Coral
  7. Adhere to Technique Sample Page

To create more cards using this Technique, why not head on over to the Technique Treats Page & purchase the Tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Technique Treats – July

Toady is the launch of July’s Technique Treats & boy, do we have 2 fun techniques for you to play with – Ghosting & Bokeh.

If you have never played with these techniques, now is your chance.  No 2 cards will ever 6  July - TTturn out the same, but hey that is the beauty of techniques.  We also use the gorgeous “By the Shore” Suite.  Mind you, if you don’t have this stamp set, you can use any stamps & product you may have.

Just for $AUD4.00, you receive the following –

  • List of supplies required to complete 4 individual cards
  • Measurements for each card – Metric & Imperial
  • Step-by-step instructions required for each card
  • Technique Tutorial with step-by-step instructions
  • Cover sheet for your Technique Book
  • Technique Index for you to place in the front of your book & for you to update

Inspiration delivered to your Inbox!

To purchase this month’s treats or past treats, please click on the Technique Page.

 Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Technique Treats #6

Crikey, it is hard to believe that our Treats have been going for 6 months now.  Where does the time go?  A huge thank you once again for all your support.  It is always great to hear that 6  July - TTyou are enjoying them but more importantly, loving them.

Saturday will see July’s Treat go live.  This month concentrates on 2 fun Techniques – Ghosting & Bokeh.  If you have never played with these techniques, now is your chance.  No 2 cards will ever turn out the same, but hey that is the beauty of techniques.  We also use the gorgeous “By the Shore” Suite.  Mind you, if you don’t have this stamp set, you can use any stamps & product you may have.

Be sure to come back Saturday to purchase your Treat for July.  All you have to do is head on over to the Technique Page.  If you don’t have PayPal, then please email me to arrange payment via Direct Debit.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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