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I sat down yesterday & created a heap of birthday cards – April is a busy Birthday month for me & I wanted to be ready for posting today.

My card today is one I created for the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches which once 20170325_090445_resizedblogagain I am just getting there before it closes.  It will be posted out to a friend this arvo.

I love the “Falling Flowers” Stamp Set along with the coordinating “May Flowers” Framelits so not only did I challenge myself to create with them yesterday but I’m happy to say that I created 3 cards with the Bundle & with what supplies I had sitting on my desk at the time but I will show you them over the next week or so.

A challenge is always a great starting point for inspiration especially if you are stuck for ideas.  Be sure to pop on over to FMS & play along or just to see the lovely creations.  Thanks again for a great challenge.

Click on the link above the photo for a Free Tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampn’

Vicky

204. Happy Birthday – Falling Flowers

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For You

I saw a card similar to this on Pinterest some time ago & thought it would be great to create a male card using the same colours.  In fact, I’m not sure if they are the same colours as I’ve used Crumb Cake, Soft Suede & Tempting Turquoise on my card.  I also used the sentiment from “Rose Wonder“.  Thank you so much for your inspiration.

My uncle who is 88, had been in hospital a couple of weeks ago & as I am not a fan of hospitals, didn’t get to visit, so I thought I would create a card for when he got home.  I didn’t want trees, etc on the card, I wanted to go for something entirely different, which is probably why this card stick in my head.  Anyhow, it is good to be a little different!

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Congratulations

Before we get into my card today, I just wanted to say that I created it for 2 challenges but then forgot to post it.  As a result, 1 of the challenges closed which is the layout of the card,Challenge but that is ok as I am still happy with the card & it made it easy for me to create my card.

The challenge over at Sunday Stamps was to use “Shades of Blue” along with a pop of green & grey.  I will admit that I don’t use these colours together very often but when I do, I love them!  It is always good to create outside your comfort zone, so thank you Sunday Stamps for a great challenge..

Don’t forget, if you click above the photo you will be able to download a free tutorial to create your own card.  The tutorial includes Supplies & Measurements (Imperial & Metric).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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163. Congratulations – Picture Perfect

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Happy Birthday to You

My post today is only a short one – on my way out to appointments……

I’ve played with the Ghosting Technique to create my card & was also one of our cards in our Technique Class last month.  Mind you, the colours are not what I would normally use either but hey, it is good to get out of your comfort zone once in awhile.  The ladies seemed to like it, so that is the main thing.

If you would like to create more cards using this Technique & in the comfort of your own home, then click on the Page – Technique Treats – to purchase one of our treats.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy Birthday To You

Today’s post is sort of a case from another I shared 2months ago.  It is also to remind youApril-TT that Technique Treats this month is Sponging & Heat Embossing which we’ve paired up with “Lovey as a Tree“.  Two very easy techniques but 2 with a very big WOW!

I’ve used 2 colours that I would not normally put together & are way out of my comfort zone, but you know what – I am loving them.  Just a small reminder that Hello Honey is one of the In-Colours that will be retiring at the end of the month along with Timeless Textures Stamp Set from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.  I will be honest with you as I am not a big fan of Hello Honey but each time I use it, especially with Black, I love it!

Anyhow, I would love to hear what you think about my card today.  Don’t forget to click on the link below to grab your free tutorial to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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140. Happy Birthday to You – Timeless Texture

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Congrats

My card today is one I saw on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago & thought I would give it ago 4  May - TTusing all Stampin’ Up! products.  Thank you Julie for your inspiration.  I love the final result although it is very bright & way out of my comfort zone, but hey that is the great thing about creating & trying new things.

I’ve used Timeless Texture from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue which is due to retire at the end of the month so be quick to get in while you can.  The greeting/sentiment is from Perfect Pairings which was part of SAB 2016 where you could earn it for FREE.

Don’t forget, Sponging & Heat Embossing are our Technique Treats this month, so if you would like to learn how to do these techniques, then pop on over to the Techniques Treats Page to purchase them.  Even if you know how to do the techniques why not refresh your memory.

To create your own card, please click on the link above the photo to grab your free tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Card #2

Our card tody is the 2nd card created at our Technique Class a couple of Sundays ago.

We used the lovely “Sky is the Limit” which was available for a limited time during SAB 2016.   Along with this stamp set we used “Timeless Texture” on our card, a little bit of Heat Embossing, coloured with our Aqua Painters & then turned it into a Shaker Card.  These cards are very addictive.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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I love Techniques.  I love doing Techniques!  I love playing & creating different effects from Techniques!  Yep, I love my Techniques!

My card today is one I created using one of the Techniques from the “Technique Treats” from last month – Shaving March-TTCream.  If you are not sure what this is all about, be sure to head on over to our page by clicking on “Technique Treats“.  We’ve had a lot of positive feedback about these Treats & the ladies seem to love them!

I created my card from a piece of Card (with the Shaving Cream Technique already done) which has been sitting on my desk for about a month.  I was determined to use it.

Be sure 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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Happy Birthday

I thought I would share with you a card I created when I first received my pre-order goodies.  I wasn’t that keen on it, but it has grown on me & I am quiet liking it now.

I started casing a card from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue but then it sort of took a life of its own.  Do you find that happening when creating cards?

For my Rose, I cut it out twice – once in Very Vanilla & the 2nd time in Rose Red – keeping all the little pieces.  I then adhered the Very Vanilla Outline to a 2nd piece of Very Vanilla & fussy cut around it.  The Fine-Tip Glue Pen is just perfect for this.

Patience is now required as I then placed all the Rose Red pieces back into their spots, again using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. I then added “Wink of Stella – Clear” to the Rose Red but you can’t see it in the photo.

It’s a very CAS (Clean & Simple) which took me a little more time than I expected.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

109. Happy Birthday – Timeless Textures

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