I’m Back…

My postings over the last couple of months have been very far & few between.  I do hope to be back & posting more often.  Things have been a little crazy with me of late, but fingers crossed it is “full steam ahead”.

Today’s card has been created for my Volunteer Class we had this arvo.  It is also a perfect way of using all that retired DSP that we have on hand but don’t want to get rid of at the time.  In fact, this paper is from a couple of years ago & yes, I hadn’t even cut into it.

Well, you will be happy to know that I have created a couple of cards from it which means that there is not that much of it left – doing a happy dance!

Have you noticed there is no stamping on this card.  BUT, I did use MDS for the “Happy Birthday”. 

I originally found today’s card on Pinterest & have it sitting there for some time to do.  Thank you so much for your inspiration!

Please note, the Green used in this card is not SU!

Measurements –
Base Card – Green – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Green – 4 1/2″ x 3″ or 11.5cm x 8cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 4 3/8″ x 2 7/8″ or 11cm x 7.5cm
Layer 5 – Green – 2 7/8″ x 1 1/2″ or 7.5cm x 4cm
Layer 6 – Green – 3″ x 3″ or 8cm x 8cm
Layer 7 – Whisper White – 3″ x 3″ or 8cm x 8cm
Layer 8 – DSP – 3″ x 1 1/2″ or 8cm x 3cm
Layer 9 – So Saffron – 3″ x 1″ or 8cm x 1cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Nil
Ink – Basic Black
Card Stock – Whisper White, Green, So Saffron
DSP – Windsor Knot – 2009 – 2010
Punches – Banner (SAB), 2 1/2″ Circle
Framelits – Circle Collections
Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Button – Old Olive, Twine – Whisper White, Snail Adhesive

Tutorial –

1.  Adhere Layer 2 DSP to Layer 1 Whisper White CS prior to adhering to Base Card – Green
2.  Adhere Layer 4 Whisper White to Layer 3 Green
3.  Adhere  Layer 5 Green across Whisper White about 1 1/4″ from bottom prior to adhering to Base Card
4.  Print “Happy Birthday” via MDS onto Layer 7 Whisper White
5.  Adhere Layer 8 DSP across bottom part of printed greeting prior to adhering to Base Card
6.  Run through BS using Circle Collections Framelits
7.  Punch circle from 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, cut into pieces & adhere to above circle forming scallop circle around edge
8.  Punch 3 Banners from Banner Punch & scraps of DSP prior to adhering to green scallop circle
9.  Adhere to Base Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals
10. Cut Banner shape into each end of Layer 9 So Saffron prior to adhering across middle of circle
11. Thread small piece Whisper White Twine through Button & adhere to Card – as per photo

 
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Until next time, Happy Stampin’
 
Vicky

Merry Christmas Elaina….

Today’s card is one I was asked to create for my niece – Elaina.  In fact it is her 1st Christmas, so she may not understand what all the hype is all about.

I wanted to do a simple little card for her but keeping in with the traditional colours of Christmas.  I have loved this gorgeous little set “Wishing You” since I first saw it in the Seasonal Catalogue.  In fact, I had not intended to use it for Christmas, but for kids birthdays during the year.  Boy, was I wrong!  I’ve used it heaps for Christmas & none for birthdays, but that will come in the year.

I liked this card so much that I created 6 of them to give out to friends for Christmas.

I’ve also decided to enter it into the current challenge over at LateNightStampers where we have to create a card, etc using 3 layers, 2 embellishments & be able to create it in 15min or less!

Supplies –
Stamp Set            Wishing You – 131751
Ink                           Old Olive – 126953, Crumb Cake – 126975, Cherry Cobbler – 126966
Cardstock             Whisper White – 106549, Old Olive – 106576
DSP                          Season of Style – 132340
Punches                  2 ½” Circle – 120906
Accessories           Snail Adhesive – 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Rhinestone Basic Jewels – 119246

 
Tutorial for you to Print & File
 
 
Until next time, Happy Stampin’
 
Vicky

Out with a Bang…

Belle – My little helper for the day!

It is a lovely overcast day here which means I have a helper sitting on my desk.  Actually, I often move her little bed to the desk where she likes to have her morning sleep before getting up & going outside for a couple of hours.

It was our last class for the year with Crafty Creations & we decided to go “out with a bang” – so to speak!

As well as having a small Christmas break up, we also created this great Christmas Cracker which can filled with lots of little goodies.  Mine has been created especially for one of my niece – Ash which I will fill with chocolates as she is mad on the stuff,  must take after me!

It is light enough that I will be able to hang it from the tree.  I now to have to create another for Sarah.

I found a great little tutorial from Sara.  I did change it a little as I made it a little longer on the edges as I wanted to punch them to give it a little bit more of a different look. 

As I am waiting on my order & knowing the image would be too big anyhow, I decided to use the Santa image from “Santa’s List” using MDS.  This way, I could still colour him the exact colours I wanted AND also reduce him to the exact size I wanted.  Gotta love that!

This project also fits our current challenge over at Sunny Challenges where we have to create something for the Christmas Season.

 Supplies –
Stamp Set – Santa’s List – MDS
Cardstock – Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Punches – 1 1/4″ Circle, 1 3/8″Circle, Scallop Circle, Pinking Hearts Border – Retired
DSP – Season of Style
Accessories – Gel Pen – White, Sticky Strip, Simply Scoring Too, Envelope Punch Board
Ribbon – Non-SU!

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Until next time, Happy Stampin’
 
Vicky

Gift Card Holder…

One of our cards we created in Crafty Creations a couple of weeks ago was a Christmas Card  Gift Holder.  I did find this on Google which led me back to Kay Kalthoff.  Those that know me I am not one to watch videos or follow instructions.  I sort of sit down & work things out for myself.  I did watch a bit of this video, but then went off on my own & ended up with this result!

Me being me, I did change it a little, including the papers & the design a little.  The class loved it!

Supplies –
Stamp Set – MDS – 132849 – No Peeking Stamp Brush Set
Cardstock – Very Vanilla – 106550, Riding Hood Red – Retired, Old Olive – 106576
DSP – Jolly Holiday – Retired
Punches – Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border – 119275,  Large Scallop Oval – 119855
Accessories – Snail Adhesive – 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430

Front –

Inside –

 Tutorial to create your own
 
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Until next time, Happy Stampin’
 Vicky

SC 088/13…

I am a little late in posting my challenge sample for the current challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations.  Been having a little trouble with Blogger.

It was Kris’ turn to give us our challenge & this week all we had to do was use that great new fantastic product – Washi Tape somewhere on our card!

I decided to try something different this week & created a set of 6 invitations using Washi Tape BUT also using MDS as well as normal ink & card.

I have actually cased this from the current Catalogue, Page 11.  I did change it a little to suit what I wanted.  It could easily be created using the actual Stamp Sets, which I have but decided to go with MDS for a change.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – 134850 – MDS Cycle Celebration Stamp Brush Set
                   133019 – MDS Make a Wish Stamp Brush Set
Ink – Pacific Point – 126951
Cardstock – Pacific Point – 116202, Whisper White – 106549, Crushed Curry – 131288
Washi Tape – MDS 129017 – Washi Delightful Digital Tape
Accessories – Snail Adhesive

Invitation Set

 Invitation & Matching Envelope
 
Don’t forget to head on over to Sunny Challenges to check out what the Design Team have created & how they used Washi Tape on their creations. 
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Until next time, Happy Stampin’
 
Vicky

Last Day…

… to order from the Retiring List

To celebrate the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogue, I thought I would share with you the box of cards I created again using Retiring Products.  The idea come about after creating my card for the current Sunny Challenges challenge, which still has one more week to run, so it is not too late to link your creation with Mr Linky.

If you remember I created a box of 3 x 3 Gift Cards using Nature Walk & the Regal Inks which are retiring, a couple of days ago, so this time I thought I do would a similar sort of thing using the retiring Subtles Colours.

I created 4 cards – 2 x Regal Rose & 2 x Pretty in Pink.  All cards have a different greeting/sentiment on them. The box has touches of Pretty in Pink.  The word “Cards” on the box was created in MDS & printed in Certainly Celery.

Regal Rose & Pretty in Pink

 
Until next time, Happy Stampin!
 
Vicky

Make a Statement Digitial Tour 2013…

Stampin’ Up! announce MDS (My Digital Studio) training days & dates around Australia and New Zealand.

Tour Dates –
 Melbourne – Saturday 3rd August
Sydney – Saturday 10th August
Brisbane – Saturday 17th August
Perth – Saturday 24th August

Ø  Bring out the digital designer in you and discover My Digital Studio-an intuitive digital design software featuring Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive artwork, colours and templates!

Ø  Learn how My Digital Studio can fit in with your life and your style to help you become your own digital designer-creating cards, invitations, photobooks, party décor, recipe books, home décor, calendars and more!   Being creative couldn’t be easier!

Ø  Discover a range of inspirational projects, ideas and techniques through project displays and engaging presentations.
 
 These events will run for half days & cost $35.00 which includes a FREE copy of MDS programme and cover basic level training in the programme.  MDS will need to be installed on your laptop prior to the course. 

Don’t forget you can check out MDS @ www.mydigitalstudio.net  If you are not a member, sign up for FREE membership today!

Check out this fun invitation using MDS!
 
Until next time, Happy Stampin!

 Vicky

MDS….

Inside Card…

Yahooooooo, I have finally managed to use MDS for a card – little though it is, I did it!!!!!!!

I have played with it over the weeks since purchasing it & I must say I LOVE it.  I don’t know if I will use it that much but hey it is a start & who knows what I will create in the future.  For the moment I am quiet happy with myself with what I created.

I’ve been creating Baby Cards for The Handmade Expo the last couple of weeks as this is one sort of card I seem to sell a lot of.  I don’t know what it is about them that seems so popular but the public love them.  Maybe it is the clean look as I like to keep my Baby Cards mainly White with just a little bit of colour.

I cannot take the credit for my card today as I found it on Google, so please if you recognise it, let me know as I would love to give you the credit for your beautiful card.  I did change the colours a little.

Not only did I manage to use MDS but also the stamp set “Pennant Parade” which has been sitting on my shelf gathering dust.  I also used my new EF – Houndstooth.  I wasn’t too sure if I would like this folder, but I have to say “YES”……………… AND can see myself using it on lots of things.

 
Supplies –
Stamp Set              Pennant Parade – 122742
MDS                         Word Play – Certainly Celery
Cardstock              Whisper White – 106549, Bashful Blue – 106565,
Certainly Celery – 108619
DSP                          Subtles Designer Series – 117152
Embossing Folder Houndstooth – 123134
Punches                 Scallop Oval – 119856, Oval – 119855, Petite Pennants Builder – 122361,
                                Small Star (Retired)
Ribbon                   ¼” Grosgrain – Bashful Blue (Retired)
Accessories           Big Shot – 113439, Snail Adhesive – 104332, Rhinestones – 119246,
                                Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430
Click on the click below to print & save your own instructions to create this card
 

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Until next time, Enjoy
 
Vicky

    Scrapbooking….

    Today’s post is from my Scrapbook Classes last month. 

    I have lots of photos from when I worked in Dilli, Timor Leste a couple of years ago.  Not only did I love my work, but I met some great people – local, defence, federal police, non-profit organisations & ex-pats, have a lot of great memories – funny & serious, saw many things – some I want to remember, while others I don’t!!!!

    The people in Timor Leste are wonderful, very happy & very laid back – my kinda lifestyle, which is probably why I fitted in so well.  It may also have had something to do with the fact that at the beginning I was one of very few ex-pat females in the country, blonde hair & freckles, so everyone got to know me.

    As soon as I saw the DSP from the Seasonal Catalogue, I knew immediately that the papers would suit Timor.  It also has the colours of our uniform. 

    I actually changed my ribbon since the photo was taken. “Circle Circus” stamp set goes great with this paper.  The journaling was created in MDS (My Digital Studio), with Chocolate Chip & Cherry Cobbler Inks & printed onto Very Vanilla Cardstock.

    Supplies –
    Stamp Set – Circle Circus – 114375
    Ink – Not Quiet Navy – 126971, Daffodil Yellow – 126944, Cherry Cobbler – 126966
    Cardstock – Early Expresso – 124276, Daffodil Delight – 124275, Not Quite Navy – 108606, Very Vanilla – 106550,  Crumb Cake – 124274
    DSP – Parkers Patterns – 131021
    Ribbon – 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain – Night of Navy – 126874
    Punches – Scallop Edge Border – 119882, 7/8″ Scallop Circle – 129404, 1/2″ Circle – 119869, 3/4″ Circle – 119873, 1″ Circle – 119868, 1 1/4″ Circle – 119861
    Accessories – Snail Adhesive – 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Stampin’ Trimmer – 129722

    Double Page Layout –
     
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    Shop Online Here to purchase your own supplies to create your card
     
    Until next time, when I will post the matching card we created using the same supplies
     
    Vicky