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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You’re Sublime

Last week I shared with you a card I had created using the cute little Stamp Set – You’re Sublime.  Well, today I have another to share with you, but this time I’ve played with the frog from the same set.  I don’t know what it is about this set, but I love creating with it.  Is it the little creatures & their faces or is it the shapes……

Anyhow, my card went off in the mail last Monday.  Fingers crossed they like it too.

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As I’ve teamed the set with the bright & happy “Festive Birthday” DSP, I wanted the colours to be the same – bright & happy.  I used my Blender Pen to colour the frog & the water, but in saying that, I didn’t want it to be coloured nice & smooth, so I very roughly coloured both using Emerald Envy for the frog & Tempting Turquoise for the water.  It’s eyes are Daffodil Delight & the spots are Melon Mambo.

If you click on the link above the photo (below), you will be able to download a free tutorial for your own use.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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You’re Sublime

Hey Stampers,

My card today is one we created in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class last Friday.  Please feel free to come along each Friday morning at 9.30am at the Community Hall.

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I’ve been trying to create & showcase some of the lovely product that will be retiring at the end of May & today is no different.  I’ve used the cute little Stamp Set – “You’re Sublime”.  I love this set & always get a bit of a kick when using it.

To colour my sub I’ve used So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Pool Party & Peekaboo Peach Inks along with my Blender Pen.  The little hearts have been coloured using the Real Red Watercolour Pencils.

As Mint Macaron is a 2015-2017 In Colour, it will be retiring this year.  I will really miss this colour as it is one of “go to” colours.

Don’t forget to click on the link above the photo to download your Free Tutorial which includes Measurements (Metric & Imperial), as well as a Supply List of all the product I’ve used to create my card.

To place your order before 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

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FMS #284

I saw a great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches yesterday & thought it would be FMS Final 284-001perfect to showcase the  “Grateful Bunch” Stamp Set & the matching “Blossom” Punch both of which are retiring.

To create my card I stamped the leaf direct onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock in Wild Wasabi Ink.  I created a small faux stitched border around the Card using a Ruler & the Marina Mist Stampin’ Write Marker.  I didn’t go with Pacific Point as I wanted to tone it down a little.

I then stamped the large Sunflower onto a scrap of Whisper White in Archival Basic Grey Ink, coloured with the Pacific Point Watercolour Pencil & Blender Pen before fussy cutting.

I stamped the group of flowers a number of times onto Whisper White with Archival Basic Grey Ink including extra small flowers, coloured with the Daffodil Delight & Melon Mambo Watercolour Pencils & Blender Pen.  I punched all flowers using the “Blossom” 20170420_090100blog-insidePunch.

Clear Wink of Stella was applied to the flowers to add shine & to bring out the colour a little more.  Gold Wink of Stella (retiring) was applied to centre of the large flower.

Marina Mist strips were adhered to both sides of the stamped Whisper White before layering onto a piece of Whisper White & then to the Base Card – Pink Pirouette.

The flowers were arranged onto the Card Front & adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue & Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the “Love & Affection” Stamp Set (retiring) & is stamped onto a piece of Whisper White in Archival Basic Grey Ink before cutting back to size & layered onto a piece of Marina Mist.  Both ends were then punched using the “Banner Triple” Punch & adhering to the Card Front.

To complete the card I added Rhinestones Basic Jewels to the centre of the flowers & randomly scattered a couple over the front.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaf onto Whisper White in Wild Wasabi Ink & added the extra flowers  left over from the front.April

Thank you ladies for a great challenge.  Just what I needed to help showcase the sweet “Grateful Bunch” Stamp Set & the matching “Blossom” Punch.

Why not 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

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Birthday Boy

My card today is one we created this morning in class.  As it is the school 20170402_092617_resizedblogholidays & there are a couple kids coming along, I thought I would aim the card at the kids while at the same time cater for the adults who will be there too.

My card uses the “Everyday Hero” Stamp Set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.  I’ve also used the “Festive Birthday” DSP which I am loving.  I chose the colours of Crushed Curry, Whisper White & Emerald Envy as these colours can be for either boys or girls.  By doing this, the class can elect to create their card for a boy or girl.  Along with the “Everyday Hero”, I used the “Custom Tee” Stamp Set for the greeting.  It has a greeting for boys & girls!

Don’t you love the little hat he is wearing?  All I did was fussy cut it from a scrap piece of the DSP.

I do hope they enjoy creating this card as much as I did.

Don’t forget to grab your free tutorial by clicking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Happy Birthday

Today’s card is one we are creating in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class this morning.  I hope 20170322_112448_resizedblogthe ladies like it!

I started by caseing the card from the 2017 SAB Catalogue but it sort of went off on its own.  I then found a card on Pinterest that I loved so I ended finishing my card by caseing it.  Thank you so much for your inspiration.

I’m loving my Blender Pen at the moment as the new smooth & improved Watercolour Pencils make it so very easy to use.  I also want the class to play with them as they are very interested in different techniques, so look out class, we will be doing lots of lovely techniques in our future classes.

Don’t forget that we only have 7 days until SAB ends for another year.  Grab your Free items when you spend $AUD90.00.  You can place your order by shopping Online or contacting me.  SU! have been very generous once again & added 8 new items to the list for the last 2 weeks.

You can download your FREE Tutorial by clicking on the link below.  The Tutorial includes a List of Supplies used to create the card as well as the Measurements (Metric & Imperial).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

202. Happy Birthday – Tasty Trucks

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Perfect Mix…

… for Stampin’ Girls Gone Wild“.  This is a challenge FB Page run by the very talented 20170226_082450_resizedblogConnie Stewart.  I’ve been a member of this page for some time but have never managed to play along with any of her challenges.  As part of our challenge this week or weekend is to create a project for an online challenge.  You can see my 1st challenge card from yesterday  here.

I’ve been waiting to find the “perfect” opportunity to ink up the lovely little stamp set “Perfect Mix” from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.  This is perfect for anyone who loves baking – boys & girls, male or female.

I wasn’t too sure where I was heading with this card but after playing around with a few options, I decided I liked this one the best, it sort of come together better than the other bits I was playing with.

If you get the time, why not head on over to “Stampin’ Girls Gone Wild” FB Page, hit the join button & play along.  Lots of lovely inspiration!

For your free tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.  The tutorial includes all supplies used to create my card, plus all the measurements required to create your card – imperial & metric.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Technique Treats #13

I’m happy to say our next lot of Technique Treats are alive for you to purchase.  You will adore these cards.  We are playing at creating our own Marbled Paper using Shaving Cream & Marbles.  Well, in my case Sinkers, as I don’t have any Marbles, but I do have heaps of fishing gear. Just goes to show you can compromise with what you have on hand.

Thank you everyone for your patience, it has been very much appreciated & thank you to those of you who emailed me with your good wishes.  They were very much appreciate too.

I would also like to take the time to thank everyone who purchased our treats last month.  Naomi & I were blown away. I’m not sure whether it was the Techniques or Stamp Set but either way, thank you.

This month we are playing with the lovely “Falling in Love” Stamp Set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.  This set is perfect for all occasions, eg wedding, engagement, anniversary or just because.  As I’ve said, you will love the cards created using the Techniques & the Stamp Set.

Don’t forget all our Technique Treats are perfect if you want to play in the comfort of your home or if you are a SU! Demonstrator who would love to teach a Technique Class – all the work is done for you!  Just head over to the Technique Teats Page to purchase your Treat.

Kay (USA) says –  “Thank you so much for making such wonderful tutorials!!!”

Kris (Brisbane) – “Great card and the Technique Treats are really great”.

Both Kay & Kris are SU! Demonstators, so thank you ladies for your lovely comments.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Note Cards

G’day Stampers,

Today I thought I would share with you a couple of Note Cards I have created for my customers.  I am trying something a little different this year, so fingers crossed it works.  I will fill you in only IF it works!!!!!!

For my cards, I stamped the ladies from “Beautiful You” Stamp Set (available from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue) onto a piece of Whisper White CS using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I coloured them in using the lovely new Watercolour Pencils & Blender Pen.  Love my Blender Pen!

The Whisper White Cards were then layered onto a piece of Melon Mambo or Pacific Point CS which highlights the colours.

Only a short post today as I am still recovering, so fingers crossed things will be back to normal in a couple of days.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Congratulations..

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My nephew got engaged 2 weeks ago so I thought I would try & create a lovely card for them.  When I saw the challenge over at TGIFC I knew it was perfect & the perfect excuse to play with some of my new “stuff” that has sort of been sitting in a box on the floor.

My flower was stamped onto Very Vanilla Card with Sweet Sugarplum Ink, coloured with Pink Pirouette & Sweet Sugarplum Markers, blended a little with the Blender Pen & fussy cut.  I’m happy with how it turn out.   It was popped up with a Stampin’ Dimensional, along with the lovely Lace Doily which is White one side & Vanilla the other.

20170116_063416_resizedinsiTo make it stand out a little more, I then decided to die cut a couple of leaves using the May Flowers Framelits from Sahara Sand Card (love this colour).  They were adhered under the flower.

For the inside, I used a little of same lovely “Falling in Love” DSP as the front along with the gorgeous Ribbon which was adhered to a piece of Very Vanilla & then to the inside.

I hope they like the card & thank you to TGIFC for your great challenge.

Don’t forget to click on the link below to grab your free tutorial to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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