Mojo Monday 488

Today’s card is one I created for the challenge over at Mojo Monday.  I have followed this 20170315_082342_resizedblogchallenge for some time & seeing as though I am finding it difficult to create at the moment, I thought playing along with a few challenges may get me a little motivated.

I’m not normally a Bright’s person, but I had the “Festive Birthday” DSP sitting on my desk from another project I had created – will show you that sometime next week – & thought “why not?”.  I am actually surprised at how much I love this DSP & all the lovely patterns & colours in the pack.

While creating the card, I had a bit of a light bulb moment with the umbrella.  I have been wanting to do a fringe along the bottom for sometime but couldn’t really work out how it was going to be achieved & then “Bam” & the brain went into overdrive.  Now I am happy with it & looks like the beach umbrella I have & use down the beach.

Tip –

  1. Die cut 2 umbrella shapes from the “Umbrella Weather” Framelits in different colours or 1 in DSP & the 2nd in a matching CS colour
  2. Cut a small “fringe” along the bottom of the CS
  3. Layer DSP Shape over top with the “fringe” showing a little at bottom

I’ve actually left the sentiment off the card for the moment as I will do that when the occasions arises, although I don’t really think it needs one.

There is still time to play along with Mojo Monday so head on over to check out all the lovely creations.

Don’t forget, you can download your FREE Tutorial by clicking on the link below.

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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Gift Set

Over the past week or so I’ve shared with you the little gift I created for Kathy who signed 20170201_063901_resized_1blup to be a SU! Demo.  I don’t do all my gifts the same as I like to create individually for each one.

Today, I am sharing with you, the Gift Bag created to house those gifts including the card created to go with them.   I created this bag a long time ago & have always loved it.

Again, I’ve used the gorgeous “Falling in Love” DSP from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.  I’ve kept it very simple as I wanted the DSP to be the showcase.

I used Soft Sky CS for the base of the bag.  A piece of Sweet Sugarplum CS was embossed with the lovely Falling Petals EF before being adhered to the bottom part of the Bag, while a piece of the DSP was adhered to the top.  The handle has been created from a piece of Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon.

I stamped “Just for You” from “So In Love” Stamp Set onto a piece of Very Vanilla CS with Sweet Sugarplum Ink, die cut the circle using the Stitched Shapes Framelits & adhered to a piece of Sweet Sugarplum CS which had been die cut with the Layering Circles Framelits & adhered to the bag where it opened.

The 2 Butterflies were punched from Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper using the Bitty Butterfly Punch & the Elegant Butterfly Punch before being adhering to the bag.

I hope you like my creation today.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Notebook

You may remember seeing a couple of projects I had created for Kathy last week as part of her welcome to the team when she signed up to become a new SU! Demonstrator.  You can see the previous items here & here.

Well, today is the Notebook I covered for her.  I am loving the final result of the book considering I wasn’t sure how it was going to end up looking like.

I covered the back & spine of the Notebook with Soft Sky CS & the front with a piece of  “Falling in Love” DSP.  I then die cut a piece of Sweet Sugarplum CS with the “So Detailed” Thinlits which is part of the “So in Love” Bundle, page 52 of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

This was cut back to size & adhered to the front of the Notebook.  I decided the book needed a Bookmark, so I adhered a piece of Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon down the side.

Still not happy with it, I then decided to add Kathy’s name to the front.  I die cut her name from the Little Letters Framelits (retired), 3 times in Very Vanilla CS as I wanted her name to pop.  I adhered all the letters onto each other with the top letters being a little off centre.  They were then adhered across the Die.  The book seemed to come alive.

To finish it off, I punched a small butterfly from Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper using the Itty Bitty Punch & adhered it to the top of the Notebook.

Pop back in a couple of days time & I’ll show you what I created to hold everything.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Happy Birthday

With the school holidays being on, I decided to hold a couple of classes each week until school returns at the end of the month & then we will be doing the adult classes once again.

Much to my surprise they loved it.  The kids were lovely & so happy to be playing with stamps, inks, papers, punches & of course the Big Shot.  I had 1 little girl say all she wanted was her cupcake to pop up like her Aunty……  She squealed with delight when we popped her cake up & just about fell over with excitement & couldn’t wait to show it to her Aunty.  The kids even had the names that they were going to give their cards too.

I saw this card on the internet sometime ago & thought it perfect for them to create.  A little bit of everything.  Unfortunately I am unable to find it again to link back, so a huge thank you for your inspiration.

The card may look a lot to create but breaking it down, you will have it created in no time.

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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I’ve found time to play along with the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches this week & I may have just scraped in.  I usually do play along but then sometimes get a little sidetracked with other things & forget to post.

I wanted to do a couple of fun “Congratulations” Cards & thought this the perfect layout to create them with.  You are only limited by your imagination.

“Congratulations” from the “Balloon Celebration” Stamp Set was stamped direct onto a piece of Whisper White Card in Night of Navy Ink.  The “string” image from the same set was then randomly stamped direct onto the same Whisper White in Watermelon Wonder Ink before being embossed with the Softly Falling EF.

I cut a piece of “Affectionately Yours” DSP into 2 different widths & adhered them down the LHS of the embossed card. The card was then layered onto a piece of Night of Navy & then to the Base Card – Daffodil Delight.

I punched 2 balloons from “Affectionately Yours” DSP with the coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch.  I repeated this with a scrap piece of Whisper White but punched 3 & adhered 2 to the DSP balloons to the front so that they were a little stronger.  The punched balloons were adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a scrap piece of Daffodil Delight with an image from the “Balloon Celebration” Stamp Set in Daffodil Delight Ink, punched it out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch & adhered it to the 3rd Whisper White Balloon & then to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I tied 3 small bows from retired Whisper White Baker’s Twine & adhered the to the bottom of each balloon with Mini Glue Dots.  To complete the card, I then scattered a couple of Rhinestones around the card front.

I hope you like my card today – a little different but bright & fun.  Don’t forget to pop over to Freshly Made Sketches & play along.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Catalogues are Here

Today is the day you have all been waiting for.  Yep, it is “Catalogue Day” as both the Occasions & SAB go live.  This means ordering product from either the new Occasions or the Annual for a total of $AUD90.00 will earn you FREE product from the SAB Catalogue.  Spend $180.00 will get you 2 FREE products, etc (excludes P&H).

I thought I would share with you a cheeky little card I created from my FREE stamp set “Hey, Chick“.  When I first saw this set, it didn’t do anything for me, but I love it.  So many ideas going around in my head, so many cool creations on Pinterest.  I also used the lovely new Watercolour Pencils now available in the Occasions Catalogue.  Believe me, you will want these.  They are so smooth & very easy to blend.

If you live in the Frasier Coast area, please contact me for your FREE Catalogues or you can click on the Catalogues at the right hand side to download a copy of each.  Don’t forget to use your Hostess Code when placing your order online

By clicking on the link below, you will be able to download your Free Tutorial to create your own card.  Tutorial includes Products used & the Measurements (Metric & Imperial).

Until next time, Enjoy!

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Merry Christmas

I had a stall at the local Christmas Fair 2 weeks ago.  Wow, talk about being organised & so well set up.  I couldn’t believe it.  Thank you so much to John & the team.  Thank you to Wendy, Irene & their volunteers who help set up Santa’s Workshop for the kids – they loved it.

I like to create packs of 3 x 3 Gift Cards for Christmas & find they are very popular.  This year I decided to use the new “Holly Berry Happiness” Bundle from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.  The packs have 6 cards & envelopes in each.

I stamped the Holly Image direct onto a piece of Whisper White Card in Garden Green Ink.  The “Merry Christmas” is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” & was stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink. 

The bow was stamped in Real Red Ink direct onto scraps of Real Red Card before punching with the coordinating Holly Punch & adhering to the Holly with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

The piece was then layered onto the Base Card of Real Red.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy Birthday

A quick post & card for you today which uses one of my favourite & very versatile stamp Sets – “Sprinkles of Life“.  I must admit I did this some time ago & has been sitting waiting

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Pretty Pattern Papers – November

G’day Stampers,

November still sees us creating Christmas Cards using DSP.  This month we are playing with the lovely & gorgeous “Serene Scenery” DSP Stack.

We also get to play with the “Swirly Bird” Bundle (Stamp Set & Framelits), “Reason for the Season” Stamp Set & the “Holly Berry Happiness” Bundle (Stamp Set & Punch) from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.

Included in your Tutorial is the Sketch (which may used over & over again), Instructions, List of Products & Measurements (Metric & Imperial).  Throughout the month, I will be creating more cards using this lovely paper, so be sure to pop back to check them out.

We hope you will join us this month.  To purchase your Tutorial, please click on the Pretty Pattern Papers Page.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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