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.

What will you miss the most?April

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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Global Design Project…

… meets Custom Tee.

I sat myself down yesterday to clean up my craft desk but instead got into more of a mess as I decided to play along with the challenge over at “Global Design Project” where the theme was –

Let’s face it – we all love a little Sparkle or Bling on our projects.

Trying to get the most out of the items from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & seeing as though the “Custom Tee” Bundle was already sitting on my desk, I decided to go with what was on the desk.

I’ve used the “Carousels & Cupcakes” DSP Stack along with Very Vanilla, So Saffron, 20170418_134209blog-insideBermuda Bay & Early Espresso Cardstock.  I wrapped the Ribbon around the DSP after I had cut the circle using the Layering Circles Framelits.

To highlight the T-Shirt, I added colour to the piece of Very Vanilla Card by using my Aqua Painter & So Saffron Ink.  It doesn’t show up much on the photo because of it being Very Vanilla, but it pops the Shirt.

As the theme was Sparkles & Bling, I decided to add bling around the neckline & randomly down the right hand side of the card.  I also added a small Rhinestone to each side of the sentiment.

The sentiment is from the same Bundle, but I masked off the candles either side, inked with Bermuda Bay Ink, removed the mask & stamped onto scrap Very Vanilla, punched with the Classic Label Punch before adhering to the Card Front.

Why not play along with the team this week.  There is still heaps of time.  Thank you for a great challenge.

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Card #3

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

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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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A Week of Sale-a-Bration

With SAB ending this Friday, 31 March I thought I would share with you some  of the cards using the FREE products you are able to earn while it is still going.  Don’t be late – all you20170309_093855_resizedbog- have to do is place an order of $AUD90.00 to qualify for your free product.  Please be aware that some of the items have been sold out.

My card today is using the lovely (FREE) “Carried Away” Designer Series Paper (DSP) which matches the “Up & Away” Bundle from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & includes the “Lift Me Up” Stamp Set & the “Up & Away” Framelits.

I will admit that this is not my idea, I have actually cased it from a friend of mine, the very talented Kris.  Thanks Kris for your inspiration – it was a perfect way to get me started on this DSP!  Be sure to pop on over to her blog to check out all the amazing creations she does.

Grab your Free Tutorial by clicking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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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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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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Bundle of Love

I received a brand nephew just before Christmas so today’s card is the one I created for him.  It is not the traditional soft blue as I’ve gone for a bright look.  I didn’t mean to but I seem to be on a “Brights mission” of late.  Have you noticed that with my cards?

I saw this card on Pinterest, so took my inspiration from there.  Thank you so much.

For something a little extra special, I decided to create a Z Fold Card.  The Base is Night of Navy.  I then embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Happy Heart EF & adhered it to the left hand side.

I then stamped the “wash splat” image from the “Sunshine Sayings” Stamp Set direct onto a piece of Whisper White in Daffodil Delight Ink.  I cut a heart from Night of Navy using the Heart from the coordinating “Sunshine Wishes” Framelits which was adhered over the top of the stamped Daffodil Delight.

I die cut a Baby T from Whisper White using the “Baby’s First” Framelits, stamped the little tie from the coordinating “Something for Baby” Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink onto a scrap of Whisper White, die cut with using the little bow Framelit & adhered it to the Baby T.  This was adhered over the Night of Navy Heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Bundle of” from “Sunshine Sayings” Stamp Set was stamped direct onto the stamped card in Night of Navy Ink. 

“Love” from the coordinating “Sunshine Wishes” Framelits was die cut in Whisper White, Daffodil Delight & Night of Navy.  I adhered the Night of Navy to the Whisper White & then the Daffodil Delight was adhered to the top but allowing a little bit of the Night of Navy showing to the sides.  It was then adhered to the top of the Baby T. I did the Whisper White so that it would pop a little more.

To complete my card, I randomly scattered Metallic Sequin Assortments around the card before layering onto a piece of Night of Navy & then to the Card Front.

For my inside, I embossed a small piece of Whisper White with the Happy Heart EF, added a small edge of Daffodil Delight down 1 side & layered onto a piece of Whisper White before adhering inside.

From all accounts, the mum loved the card & it has now gone into Leo’s Baby Album.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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