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In our Technique Class last Sunday, we played with SU!’s Decorative Masks.  If you haven’t used them, you don’t really know what you have missed as there is just so much you can do to create lovely backgrounds for your cards, scrapbooking or 3-D projects.

In our card we used 2 colours with our Masks – Whisper White & Bermuda Bay.  The Bermuda Bay gives the card a 3-d effect.  To finish it off I kept it fairly simple as I think the Technique speaks for itself.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Birthday Girl

February is a month full of birthdays for me & when I saw the challenge over at Can You CYCI108-232x300Case It? I knew that I had to play along as I needed yet another birthday card.  I also had the perfect stamp – Picture Perfect – set sitting on my desk, along with left over Card from another project.

I’ve created a very CAS (clean and simple) card for this challenge as I wanted the image to pop on my card.  Looking at the card now I would probably have used Gold Thread in lieu of the left over strands from my Ribbon, but I’m happy with it.  I only hope Sharon is too.  Hope you had a lovely day Sharon!

008blog-wmThank you to CYSI for yet another great challenge.

Don’t forget you can grab your free tutorial to create your own card by clicking on the link above the card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

128. Birthday Girl – Picture Perfect

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Happy Birthday to You

I’ve another card to show you today again using the lovely “Botanical Gardens” Bundle005wmblog from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.

As I wanted to use the little flower images, I decided to create my own background.  I’m glad I did as I’m really happy with it.  I’ve also realised that I’ve used  lot of In-Colours to create my card.

Adding the background card to a piece of Basic Black made it pop, a couple of small flowers, a leaf & some embossing & it sort of jumped out after putting it all together.

Hope you enjoy my card.

Don’t forget your free tutorial to create your own card by clicking on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

122. Happy Birthday to You – Botanical Blooms

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Technique Treats #1

My card I’m sharing today is one created using the Technique Tutorials from  our 012wma-blogTechnique Treats #1 – Re-Inkers.  I’ve used the “Botanical Builder” Dies.

I’ve also created it for a special friend who has her birthday today.  “Many Happy Returns” Dianne.  Hope you have a lovely day & get spoilt rotten by your family.

This Treat is perfect as it uses the gorgeous new Bundle from the Feb-TTOccasions Catalogue 2016 – “Rose Wonder” Stamp Set & the matching “Rose Garden” Thinlit Dies.  We show you how to create 4 lovely cards using your Re-Inkers & the fantastic Aqua Painter.

We would love for you to join us on our new adventure.

For full details on how this will work, please be sure to visit the “Technique Treats” Page.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

123.1 Wish Big – Botanical Blooms

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Hang in There

I’ve had a bit of a play with one of the 2016 SAB sets – “Honeycomb Happiness“.  This is 002ewm-blogsuch a cute little set with lots of possibilities.

I did start to case a card from the current Catalogue, but it sort of went off on its own, although I am happy with it.

I wanted my chick to look like it was poking it’s head out from behind a hole in the wall which is why I embossed the card with the Brick EF & added a circle around the chick.

I’ve used my Blender Pens to colour the Chick & Balloon Images.  I also applied Clear Wink of Stella, although you can’t see it in the photo.  It is very hard to capture a good photo of the lovely soft shimmer & sparkle it adds to your cards.

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

118. Hang in There – Honeycomb Happiness

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Happy Birthday

Naomi & I had a bit of a play day the other day with our Decorative Masks, Grateful Bunch Bundle as well as the Botanical Blooms Bundle both from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.Naomi card

For some reason my card wasn’t coming together the way I hoped.  I was also intent on using So Saffron on my card – didn’t realise it until such time as Naomi mentioned it – but I was not about to give in until I saw her gorgeous card.

I just felt mine wasn’t going anywhere – colours were wrong, stencilling was wrong & my mind had wondered……  so to the one side it went.

Not letting it get the better of me, I picked it up again the next day & played around.  I ended up not only using So Saffron (which I wanted) but I changed out the main flower to Blushing Bride (still not happy) & then sponged it with Melon Mambo Ink.  I had put everything away by this stage & didn’t want to cut another flower.  My desk was covered in them!

After changing my flower, I then decided that I was going to change my stencilling & go another way.  So I flipped the card over, grabbed a mask – circle in this instance – laid my Decorative Mask over the top & sponged in Soft Sky.  Hooray, at long last it was coming together!!!!

Not taking any notice on the Wink of Colour Pen, I’ve used Gold instead of the Clear but am loving the final result.  I hope you do too!

Please click on the link above the photo to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

 117. Happy Birthday – Botanical Blooms

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Technique Treats # 1

Drum Roll please!

Today sees the launch of our very first 1st Treat!

The first of our Technique Treats concentrates on the gorgeous new Bundle from the Feb-TTOccasions Catalogue 2016 – “Rose Wonder” Stamp Set & the matching “Rose Garden” Thinlit Dies.  We show you how to create 4 lovely cards using your Re-Inkers & the fantastic Aqua Painter.

We would love for you to join us on our new adventure.

For full details on how this will work, please be sure to visit our “Technique Treats” Page.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

Technique Treats

Get the most out of your stamps by learning new techniques!

 This is a great day for both Naomi & I.  This day has been in the planning & talking stages for so long that it seems like it was never going to get off the ground, but we’re happy to say – 3 days to launch!

 Not sure what we’re talking about, then please read on –

 “Technique Treats”

We’re pretty excited at our new venture & doing a happy dance as this is the first of our Technique Treats which will now be available for purchase the first Saturday of each month. This has been months in the making & come about because of our love for techniques.

 These Treats will teach you how to get the most out of your stamps & supplies. We even include a layout for you to create your own Technique Book which includes a list of products used for each technique & a separate page for your samples.

  Inspiration delivered to your Inbox!

 Each Technique Treat will highlight 2 different techniques used on 4 cards but using the one stamp set. Each month we will be showcasing a different stamp set.

Techniques for this Month –

  • How to build a Technique Book
  • Re-Inkers
  • Aqua Painters

Benefits –

  • Step-by-step colour instructions for each card
  • All the hard work is done for you
  • Keep up to date with the current trends
  • Inspiration! You will be amazed at how easy it is
  • Technique Book designed to keep you coming back again & again
  • Technique Book for future reference

For only $AUD4.00 you will receive PDF files containing –

  • List of supplies required to complete 4 individual cards
  • Measurements for each card – Metric & Imperial
  • Step-by-step instructions required for each card
  • Technique Tutorial with step-by-step instructions
  • Cover sheet for your Technique Book
  • Technique Index for you to place in the front of your book & for you to update

Love learning new techniques? Want to get the most from your stamps?  Not sure how to do techniques?  Want to revisit a technique but you have forgotten how?

 Then be sure to join us on Saturday when our first treat will be launched using the “Rose Wonder” Stamp Set & “Rose Garden” Thinlit Dies.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Happy Day

I was playing with some new “stuff” the other day, when suddenly a light bulb went off!

I had the Bold Butterfly Framelit Dies trying to create a card using 002wmeblogthe gorgeous new DSP – Love Blossoms Paper Stack, when suddenly I realised the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit Die would work with the Butterfly Die, so I went to work.

I’m loving that I can now get multiple uses from this Die & have heaps of ideas in my head.  If only my hands would keep up.

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

115. Happy Day – Blossom Butterfly

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I’ve been playing with the Decorative Masks of late & loving the different looks I can achieve with these.  I have also been creating classes using 004wma-blogthem for Crafty Creations Classes – my volunteer classes.

For my card today, I saw something similar on Pinterest sometime ago & filed it in the back of my mind to have a play over the Christmas Break.  Looking at the original, my doesn’t look much like it but that is a good thing.

I’ve used the gorgeous “Birthday Blooms” from the current 2016 Occasions Catalogue & team it up with the greeting from “Sky is the Limit” which is from 2016 SAB.

I used one of the Decorative Masks from the “Happy Patterns” as I sort of wanted to create a wall which the Rose could sit on.  Not sure if I pulled it off, but I’m happy with the result.

My Pearls have been coloured with a Pink & Yellow Permanent Marker.  The colours are so close to Melon Mambo & Daffodil Delight that I couldn’t have planned it better if I tried.

I finished my Rose off by adding “Wink of Stella – Clear” to the flower.  I did try to get a good photo of all the lovely shinny bits, but unfortunately no luck.

Please click on the link above the card to grab your free tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

112. Congratulations – Birthday Blooms

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