Kylie’s International Highlights

The past month seems to have flown as it is that time when once again I am playing along with Kylie’s International Blog Highlights.

This month the theme is “Teacher’s Gifts“.  I don’t have any need for these gifts, but it is lovely to create something different & be out of your comfort one at the same time.

Not sure of 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.

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.  I’m #5!

My project today is actually one that I created for one of my “Creative Classes” using theDeliightful-Daisy-Post-It-NDelightful Daisy” Suite.  This Suite is my all time favourite from the Annual Catalogue but haven’t really showcased any of the cards I’ve created.  I sometimes remember AFTER I’ve mailed the cards that I hadn’t taken any photos.

I think Post-It Note Holders are always very handy, so while creating my holder, I thought I would do something a little different & turn it into the shape of a “bag”.  The handle has been created using the gorgeous Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon.  Don’t you love it?

Seeing as though the ‘bag” was so cute, I thought it would be lovely to have a matching Delightful-Daisy-Cardcard to go with the gift, so out came the Suite once again.  I’m glad I did, as I am a little happy with the final result.

The gorgeous Petal Burst EF has been used both on the bag & the card – not sure if you can easily see it.  It finished the projects off perfectly.

I am loving the coordinating little “bag” & the card.  I do hope you do too.

Be sure to check out all the other lovely creations when you pop on over to Kylie’s Blog .  Don’t forget to go & vote for the ones you love & leave them a little love!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop

Heya Stampers,

Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends Bloghop – a group of Demonstrators from all logoaround the world.  You have arrived from Kimberley’s blog.

Each month there is a different them & this month, the focus is on the Kids.

I actually created this card a couple of weeks ago when I first received the lovely “Magical Mermaid” Stamp Set which I think is perfect for girls.  So many ideas, so little time!

I wanted to try & use the set a little different while at the same time, create a different fold.  It is very simple but with all the Whisper White I think it is quiet effective.

Magical-Mermaid---Close-UpTo create my Base Card – Bermuda Bay, I scored & folded it in half but cut about an inch from the right hand side so that I could continue the “ocean” on the side of the card & the mermaid overlapping a little.

To create my background – I used the Block Stamping Technique by swiping Bermuda Bay Ink onto a block & stamping onto a piece of Whisper White Card.  The seaweed was stamped in Pear Pizzazz Ink & the seashells with Sahara Sand.  I embossed the piece using the Ruffed Dynamic EF & adhered it to the Base Card.

The mermaid was stamped onto Whisper White with Early Espresso, coloured with the Watercolour Pencils, blended with the Blender Pen before being fussy cutting & adhering to the front with Stampin’ Magical-Mermaid---InsideDimensionals.

For the inside, I masked off a piece of Whisper White on the left hand side, repeated the same process as I did for the front so that the “ocean” continued across the card & the adhered it to the inside of the Base Card.

I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White in Early Espresso, fussy cut it & adhered it to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To complete the card, I randomly scattered small Rhinestone Basic Pearls so that they looked like bubbles.

I do hope you have enjoyed my card.  I am hoping to post a tutorial later on in the week.

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Be sure to click on the arrow below to take you to Anastasia’s blog.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Roll call in case you get a little lost.

1. Sarah McDermott
2. Lisa Hardie
3. Kristie Neal Walthall
4. Courtenay Heuston
5. Rebecca Urban
6. Rachel Macleod
7. Georgia Missy Gaydos
8. Jenn Curtis Charles
9. Christine Wrede
10. Lisa Ann Bernard
11. Angélique Stempelkeuken
12. Sharon Dalton
13. Lou Kitzelman
14 Kimberley Anne Morris
15. Vicky Wright – You are here
16. Anastasia Radloff
17. Susan Vilar
18. Christina Walker
19. Ellen Woodbridge
20. Amanda Bates
21. Cary Buckham
22. Sharleen Luciano
23. Jan Musselman
24. Anita Wifladt
25. Karie Beglau
26. Marieke Bart
27. Donna Gray
28. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
29. Erica Jones

Lovely as a Tree

Realising that I no longer have many stamp sets for males, I went straight for my back up set – “Lovely as a Tree“.  It has been sooooooo long since I’ve had a play with this set that I thought it would be Lovely-as-a-Tree---Close-Up great to showcase at our “Cards @ Toogoom” class last Friday week.

As you know this is one of the longest sets available in the Catalogue.

I did start to case the card from the Annual Catalogue, Page 137, but as usual it sort of went off on its own.

The Old Olive has been embossed with the Woodland EF (which you can’t see very clearly but it does make the card) before adding to a piece of Very Vanilla, a piece of Solid Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine wrapped around the top part before being adhered to the Base Card – Chocolate Chip.

Lovely-as-a-Tree---InsideThe image has been stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink & then coloured & blended using the Watercolour Pencils before being die cut & layered onto a scallop circle & adhered to the Card Front.

For the inside I stamped the same image in Chocolate Chip Ink direct onto a piece of Very Vanilla before adhering to the Old Olive Base Card.

To place your order  pop on over to my Online Shop.  Don’t forget to use August’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

To download your Free Tutorial to create your own card, just click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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255. Brother – Lovely as a Tree

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It’s Your Day…

… Make a Splash!

I’m  just loving this cute little stamp set “Message in a Bottle“.  So many ideas, so little #8---Maytime!  It is perfect for all occasions!  In fact, when I first saw this stamp set, I knew what I had to create with it.  It has taken me some time, but am happy with the result.

I wanted to show my “Cards @ Toogoom” class how much fun it is to play with the Watercolour Paper , Aqua Painters & water & I mean water as we really wet our paper.  It also doubled as my card for our challenge over on our FB Page.

I did start out sponging Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette & Night of Navy but it wasn’t giving me the result I wanted so I switched over to Powder Pink, Fresh Fig & Tranquil Tide I then watched the magic happen as no 2 pieces will ever end up the same.

Splotches of water was then splashed over the dry Watercolour Paper to take some of the water away.  I splashed the Clear Wink of Stella over the top before die cutting with 20170626_120225blog-close-uthe Stitched Shapes Framelits  by running through the Big Shot.

I used Archival Basic Black Ink to stamp my mermaid onto Watercolour Paper.  She was coloured with Powder Pink (skin), Lemon Lime Twist (hair), Fresh Fig (cap & bra) & Tranquil Tide for the tail along with an Aqua Painter.  Between the colouring of different inks, I let them dry as I didn’t want the colours to run into each other.

The background was embossed with the Seaside TIEF by running a piece of the Thick Whisper White through the Big Shot & adhered to the Base Card – Powder Pink.

To download your free tutorial click on the link below.  It includes measurements (metric & imperial) & products used to create my card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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247. It’s Your Day, Make a Splash – Message in a Bottle

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Global Design Project 096

I have a clean & simple card for you today which has been inspired by the Global Design GDP096Project #GDP076 – Case the Designer Challenge.  Hasn’t Tanja Kolar created a gorgeous card?

I had been thinking about creating something with the “Butterfly Basics” Stamp Set for a couple of days now & this was just the perfect way to showcase this lovely set.  I am also low on my Sympathy Cards (have a Expo coming up) so it worked in well.

The Very Vanilla Card has been embossed with the Fluttering EF & then adhered to the Base Card – Elegant Eggplant.

Butterfly-Basics---Close-UPThe large flower was inked using my Regals Stampin’ Write Markers – Always Artichoke & Elegant Eggplant, while the middle of the flower is Crushed Curry.

The butterfly was stamped onto Very Vanilla in Rose Red before die cutting with the matching Butterflies Thinlits & adhered to the card with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals under the wings.  This is so that the wings would stay popped a little.

The sentiment was stamped onto scrap Very Vanilla in Elegant Eggplant before being punched with the Classic Label Punch & adhered to the Card Front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I completed the card by adding Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the centre of the butterfly &Butterfly-Basics---Inside randomly scattering a couple around the square.

Thank you Global Design Team for a great challenge.  Be sure to go & check out the amazing creations everyone has created.

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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256. With Sympathy – Butterfly Basics

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Kinda Eclectic

Heya Stampers,

I set my team a challenge a couple of weeks ago to create a card using the sketch.  Today’s post is my take on the challenge.  I do have another & will share once I’ve found it.#9---2017

As the card went off in the mail about 2 or 3 weeks ago I am going off the photo on how I created it.

A circle was die cut into the middle of a piece of Marina Mist CS using the Layering Circles Framelits, ran through the Big Shot & embossed with the Fluttering EF.

I laid it onto the Base Card Front – Whisper White & drew a circle around the inside of the circle with a pencil – this is so that I had an idea where to stamp.

The images are from the “Kinda Eclectic” Stamp Set (retiring) with the sun So Saffron, the leaf peaking out from the bottom right hand corner Wild Wasabi & the sentiment Early Espresso.  The pencil line was carefully removed using a rubber.

20170422_084909blog-(2)blogA piece of Window Sheet was adhered to the back of the embossed Marina Mist before layering onto the Whisper White Base Card.

The flower from the “Flower Shop” Stamp Set was stamped onto a piece of scrap Whisper White in Pink Pirouette Ink & punched with the matching Pansy Punch.  A second leaf from the “Kinda Eclectic” Stamp Set was stamped onto a piece of scrap Whisper White in Wild Wasabi  before fussy cutting.

The flower was adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals while the leaf was adhered just under the flower so that it hung down a little.  I stamped a small butterfly from the same set in So Saffron Ink, punched with the Bitty Punch & adhered to the top of the Window Sheet with a Mini Glue Dot.

To complete my card I randomly scattered Rhinestones around the front, 1 to the middle of the flower & a couple of small ones to the centre of the butterfly.

Why not have a go at creating something using the sketch.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Goodbye Botanical Blooms

There is something about this card I love.  I think it could be the colours which make the20170404_135229_resizedblog (2) card pop!  As I wanted the card to be mostly Whisper White, I thought it would be nice to add a little bit of Daffodil Delight & pops of Basic Black.

I wanted the flowers look like they were in a frame, yet sort of “poking out”.  I opted for a circle just to be a little different.  The background of Whisper White has been embossed with the “Softly Falling” EF.

The touches of Old Olive leaves lift everything away from the Whisper White background.

20170404_135246_resized-bloThe Basic Black circle has been created using the Layering Circles Framelits, the flowers sponged in Daffodil Delight Ink using Sponge Daubers.

The Botanical Builder Framelits create beautiful flowers & they are different every time you use them.

For the inside of my card I used one of the flowers I had die cut & sponged for the front but didn’t end up using.  Shame for it to go to waste & not be used.

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

Head over to my Online Shop to check out all the great bargain.  Items are going fast &April already a lot have sold out!  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

210. RAK – Botanical Blooms

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Kylie’s International Blog Highlights

My post today is a little different in that I am participating in Kylie Betucci’s International Blog Highlights.  This is the first time I’ve done this, so hopefully we will get it all right.

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 “Weddings“.

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.    20170406_101412_resizedblog

My card has been created using Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum & Mint Macaron CS.  I am loving the all White…..  My flowers have been created from Whisper White CS, die cut using the Botanical Builder Framelits, & sponged with Sweet Sugarplum Ink & a Sponge Dauber.  The leaves are die cut from Mint Macaron CS using the Rose Garden Thinlits.  “Congratulations” is from the “Floral Phrases” Stamp Set & is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum.

To grab your FREE Tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

211. Congratulations – Botanical Blooms

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Retirement List 2017

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Yes!  Today is the day everyone has been waiting patiently for – Stampin’ Up!® have announced the Retiring List for 2017.  Be sure to check out the list below.

Retiring List 2017

As from today & up until 31 May, I will be sharing lots of cards & projects using some of my favourite products from the list, so be sure to check back every couple of days.

My first card showcases the “Gift from the Garden” Stamp Set along with the sweet “A Little Foxy” DSP Stack.   I will miss this set & the DSP BUT no doubt SU! have something bigger & better in  store for us.

Be sure to grab your favourite products now, as once they are gone, they are gone!

AprilDon’t forget to use the Host Code for April when shopping Online.  You will receive a free gift from me when doing so.

To grab your Free Tutorial, click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

212. Happy Birthday – Gift from the Garden

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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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