5th Avenue….

G’day Stampers,
I made a test card last night using one of the techniques which is on offer this month – Blurred Watercolouring.  This is a very easy, quick & fun technique to do.  This is not the card we will be making, but just wanted to show you the end result!
Please contcat me if you would like to attend one of my classes as I still have spaces available – vickiawright@bigpond.com
First class starts tomorrow @ 10.00am – BYO Adhesives
Supplies –
Stamp Set – 5th Avenue
Ink – Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Aqua Painter, Grosgrain Ribbon – Rich Razzleberry
Until next time


G’day Stampers,

I received this lovely card via email from Jenny for the above sketch & just had to post it so that you could all check it out!
Let me know what you think, as I am sure Jenny would just love to hear your comments.  As she does not have a blog, email your comments to me or to the blog & I will be sure to pass them on.
Thanks for looking!


5th Avenue…

G’Day Stampers,

I’ve just created 2 cards using the same sketch over at http://ourcreativecornerweeklysketch.blogspot.com and stamp set.  The cards are made using the latest colours from the current Stampin’ Up!® Autumn-Winter Mini-Catalogue 2010.  

These colours and what I have used are a little out of my comfort zone but hey I suppose you have to try these things.

Card 1 –

Supplies –
Stamp Set – 5th Avenue, Oval All
InkMelon Mambo*, Rich Razzleberry*
CardstockSoft Suede*, Melon Membo*, Rich Razzleberry*, Pink Pirouette – Plain & Textured
Punches – Scallop Oval, Large Oval, 1 3/4″ Circle, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8″ Circle, 5-Petal Flower, Corner Punch
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Pretties Kit, White Gel Pen, Grosgrain Ribbon – Chocolate Chip
 * Autumn-Winter Mini-Catalogue 2010

Card 2 –

Supplies –

Stamp Set – 5th Avenue, Oval All
Ink Melon Mambo*, Rich Razzleberry*
Cardstock – Soft Suede*, Melon Membo*, Rich Razzleberry*, Pink Pirouette
DSP – Pink Pirouette
Punches – Scallop Oval, Large Oval, 1 3/4″ Circle, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8″ Circle, 5-Petal Flower
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Rhinestone Brads – Pink, White Gel Pen, Grosgrain Ribbon – Chocolate Chip
 * Autumn-Winter Mini-Catalogue 2010

Until next time, Enjoy!

Gift Card Holder…

I’ve sat myself down tonight & come up with a matching Gift Card Holder to go with the card in previous post.
I’ve often seen these holders around the blog world, but have never attempted to make one.  After much trial and many errors, no instructions, I think I may have nailed it!
Outside –

Inside –
Supplies –
Stamp – 5th Avenue, Oval All
Ink – Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo*
Cardstock – Whisper White, Melon Mambo*
Embossing FoldersPerfect Polka Dots*
Punches – Large Oval, Scallop Oval, 1 1/4″ Circle, Word Window
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Grosgrain Ribbon – Pretty in Pink
* Autumin-Winter Mini-Catalogue 2010
Until next time, Enjoy!

Mother’s Day…

Using the Mother’s Day Challenge over at Late Night Stampers, I’ve combined SSC # 148 from Stamping 411 – http://stamping411.blogspot.com – to come up with a card suitable for Mother’s Day. 
Of course, how can you go past Stampin’ Up!s® “5th Avenue” stamp set for mother’s day, but then that is me!
My Card –
 Supplies –
Stamp Set – 5th Avenue
InkMelon Mambo* Pink Pirouette
Cardstock – Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Embossing FoldersPerfect Polka Dots*

Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Grosgrain Ribbon – Pretty in Pink

 *  Autumn-Winter Mini-Catalogue 2010
I’ve kept the cut out flower from “5th Avenue” very plain, as I didn’t want to take the whole effect away from the background.
For the greeting, I typed “For You” on the pc, printed & then attached using a very thin piece of Whisper White cardstock.
TIP – Cardstock cut into very narrow strips make for a great thread.  Colour co-ordinate and use it for your buttons, labels, etc
Until next time, Enjoy!


 I have finally managed to finish off the tutorial for the long notebook I posted Here!  I did have it all written up, but had not taken any photos.
Note – You will find I have used both metric & standard measurements for this tutorial! Whatever was easiest!

Supplies Required –
? Cardstock – Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
? Ink – Going Gray, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
? Stamp Set – 5th Avenue
? Punches – Scallop Oval, Oval
? Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Sprinkles, Uni-Ball Gel Pen, Grosgrain Ribbon – Kiwi Kiss
? Magnet

Instructions –
Cover – as per photo
1. Cut Cardstock – 17cm x 27cm
2. On the 27cm side, score up from bottom – 8cm
3. On the 17cm side, score at ½”, 3 ½” & 3 5/8”
4. Starting from bottom score line, score at 4”
5. Fold score lines
Pocket – as per photo
1. Cut along ½” LHS score line to bottom of line
2. Cut along LHS score line to ½” score line
3. Cut along RHS bottom score line to 2nd score line – Spine
4. Cut “V” shape both side from bottom line
5. Fold along score lines in towards inside of cover
6. Adhere flaps
7. Decorate/Embellish as required
Notebook – as per photo
1. Cut Kiwi Kiss – 2 ¾” x 1 ¼”
2. Score Kiwi Kiss at 2 ½” x 1”
3. Fold along score lines
4. Adhere to top of notebook, ensuring that the score lines fit firmly against the spine of the notebook
5. Cut DSP 2 5/8” x 1 1/8”
6. Adhere to Kiwi Kiss
7. Apply snail adhesive to spine & back of cover
8. Adhere notebook to back cover
9. Decorate/ Embellish top of notebook as required
Labels – as per photos
1. Type Labels on PC & print onto Whisper White
2. Using Oval Punch, punch Whisper white
3. Using Scallop Oval, punch 2 pieces of Kiwi Kiss
4. Adhere Whisper White to Kiwi Kiss
5. Adhere “Receipt” Label to inside pocket
6. Adhere “Shopping List” Label to outside cover
Cover – as per photo
1. Cut Kiwi Kiss 2 ½” x 7 ½”

2. Cut DSP – 2 3/8” x 7 3/8”
3. Adhere DSP to Kiwi Kiss
4. Attach ribbon across centre of cover , ensuring there is enough either side to tie a bow/knot
5. Adhere Kiwi Kiss to Baja Breeze
6. Stamp 5th Avenue onto Whisper White
7. Cut flowers & adhere to cover of notebook as required

TipAdhere magnet to back cover if required for fridge – shopping list always at hand!
If you have trouble understanding, please do not hesitate to contact me



Stamp Club Project – January…

Good Afternoon Friends,
I have been working on a project for January’s Stamp Club. 
Supplies –
Stamp Set – 5th Avenue
Cardstock – Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Going Gray, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy
DSP – Urban Oasis
Accents & Elements – Flower Fusion – Olid Olive
Brads – Earth Elements – Not Quite Navy
Ribbons – Grosgrain – Olive Green, Not Quite Navy
Punches – Scallop Oval, Oval
Accessories – Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive

Bottom has been made using the bottom of a Origami Box, except with a lid, I wanted to be able to open it from the top and not have to untie ribbons, so this is what I come up with.

Lid Open
I then proceeded to make matching Note Cards & Envelopes.  I’ve left the cards blank on purpose as this way they are able to be used for any occasion.  The envelopes I made from Photo-Copy Paper.  I’ve then stamp the corner of the envelopes using 5th Avenue stamp set.
Note Cards & Envelopes
This project is also available via e-mail & post.  Please contact me for emailing or posting.
It will include all you require to complete the project, excluding stamps, ink, & adhesives.
If you would like to attend, please email & let me know so that I am aware of numbers.
Until tmw when another card or project will be posted.

Acetate Window & Box…

Hi Stampers,
I’m a little late in posting tonight.  Have been playing again & completed the project that I want to give to the Stamp Club for next month.  Will post all the details tmw.  I have also completed a couple of gifts at the same time, so will post those in the next couple of days as well. 
I always get a little side-tracked when playing & this leads to that, & that leads to this!  I start out trying to make something, but in the meantime I have to immediately try something else that suddenly pops into my head!
At the moment, the floor is covered in rejected projects that just didn’t make the grade!  Luckily I play with photo-copy paper prior to actually making a project.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – 5th Avenue
Cardstock – Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink – Kiwi Kiss, Going Grey, Pacific Point
Punches – Scallop Circle, 1 3/8″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle
Accessories – Sticky Strip, Anywhere Glue Stick, Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen
Glitter – Chunky Sprinkles  Light Pink, Light Blue, Celery
Non-SU – Acetate
I hope you enjoy!

Sketch Challenge – SSC131…

Afternoon Stampers,
Hope you all had a great Christmas & ready for the New Year!
I’ve just completed a challenge which I wasn’t going to do, but it just got the better of me.  Hope you like it!  Why not have a go yourselves.  They are great if you are stuck for inspiration.
SSC 131
Sample 1
Supplies –
Stamp Set – 5th Avenue, Warm Words
Cardstock – Basic Black, Pacific Point, Kiwiw Kiss, Whisper White
DSP – Urban Oasis
Ink – Basic Black, Pacific, Kiwi Kiss
Punch – Small Oval
Accessories – Snail Adhesive Glue, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals
I was going to go with Valentine’s, but as it is a couple of months away, thought I would do a general card and use completely different colours to what I usually play with, especially Black.
5th Avenue
Urban Oasis
Have a great day!

2nd for the Day…

Crikey, this is the 2nd posting for the day!  I must get out of this office & be on my way or I will be late – yet again!

This has been done for a very special person, but as yet I haven’t given it to her.  I know for a fact she doesn’t come onto the blog, so am safe to show it.  I have yet to stamp the notes!

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Fifth Avenue
Cardstock – Pacific Point, Very Vanilla
DSP – Urban Garden
Ink – Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point 
Ribbon – Bashful Blue Grosgrain
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Bone Folder

I will post a Tutorial later on next week so that if any of you want to have a go at making them, you are able to.  Very easy project!

Happy Stampin’