Goodbye Lovely as a Tree


Today is the last day of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue & also the last day that the gorgeous & oh so loved Lovely as a Tree will be seen.  It is one of the very 1st stamp sets that I ever purchased & 1 that I won’t be letting go.

I thought I would share one of my favourite cards using this set using the Black Ice Technique.  To see the original post, you can do so by clicking here.

Don’t forget, if you want to take advantage of the Last-Chance Products, today is the last day that you are able to.  Once they are gone, they are gone forever!

Have you purchased your Online Classes yet?  Our Bundle/ Suite Online Class is now live where we are showcasing the lovely Come Sail Away Suite which is in the new Annual Catalogue.

This month for the Stamp, Ink, Paper Online Class it is all about Abstract Impressions.  This class goes live Friday, 7 June.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



Stamp ‘N Hop Blog Hop


G’Day Stampers,

Thank you for joining me, you have just arrived from Cheryl’s blog.

Today I taking part in the august blog hop for Stamp ‘N Hop.  It is a group of SU! Demos from all over the world sharing their love of Stampin’ Up!.  You are able to join us if you August---Maleslike, but we do ask that you are a current SU! Demo & that you use current SU! products.

My card today is one I created for a class but had never shared Lovely-as-a-Tree---Insidewith you.  I am pretty happy with the final result as it was first try at the Black Ice Technique.  If you have never played with this technique, you don’t know what you are missing out on.  I must warn you though, it can be fairly addictive.

By clicking on the link below, you will be able to download your free tutorial to create your own card.  The tutorial includes a list of supplies & measurements (metric & imperial).

Thanks again for visiting my blog.  Don’t forget to check out all the lovely Stampin’ Up! Demos hopping along – below the photo.  When visiting, please leave a little love on their blogs.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Signature---Vicky-Wright---390. Happy Birthday – Black Ice

Blog Roll –

1.       Kaylee van Es (NL)

2.       Karen Pearmain (UK)

3.      Jenn Charles (US)

4.      Laura Mackie

5.      Eva Pottsova- Crafting with Angels (UK)

6.      Mo Rootes (UK)

7.      Anastasia Radloff (USA)

8.      Tracy Marie Lewis (USA)

9.      Sue McDonald (UK)

10.   Terry Montgomery

11.    Susan Simpson

12.    Cheryl Taylor – Stampin ‘n’ Crafting with Cheryldiana (UK)

13.   Vicky Wright – Australia – That’s Me!

14.   Joyce Whitman

15.   Linda Handford

16.   Andre Gordon


Christmas Card #1…

Last week I had the privilege of having a class with 20 or so ladies.  I usually do this class one every year where we create Birthday Cards.  They then give out the same cards throughout the year when their birthdays come around.  For something a little different, we decided to create Christmas Cards & concentrate on embossing, which was a huge hit! 

Doing a class this size can be quiet exhausting & utter chaos, but I think we have it down to a fine art now whereby we are in about 5/6 small groups.  Each group has their own supplies, including inks, stamps, kits, etc while at the same time creating 5/6 different cards.

In fact, this time round I had a table where I left the Punches to be used, Big Shot & about 4 different Embossing Folders.  It worked brilliantly!

Mind you it does take me some time to think up some easy designs & cards, but at the same time, ensuring that the ladies will love them & get to use different supplies.  It also gave me a chance to use up some of my retired stock.

As with these classes everyone’s card always turns out very different, which is great!

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Lovey as a Tree – 127793, Teeny Tiny Sentiments – 120024
Ink – Certainly Celery – Retired, Chocolate Chip – 126979
Cardstock – Very Vanilla – 106550, Baja Blue – Retired, Certainly Celery – Retired
Punches – Modern Label – 119849, Word Window – 119857
Embossing Folder – Petals a Plenty – Retired
Ribbon – 1/2″ Seam Binding – Baja Breeze – Retired
Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, 104430, Anywhere Glue Stick – 104045, Multipurpose Liquid Glue – 110755

Instructions to create your own card
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Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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It was my turn to set the challenge this week over at Sunny Challenges & Creations.  This is a very easy sketch as well as the 2nd part of the challenge being non-traditional christmas.  Now this can mean non-traditional colours, stamps or both.  It is entirely up to you……  We hope you will have heaps of fun with this challenge, better still join us this week.

Measurements –
Base Card – Basic Gray – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15xm
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 3 3/4 x 3 7/8″ or 9.5cm x 9.7cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 2″ or 9.5cm x 5cm
Layer 3 – Pretty in Pink – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ or 11.5cm x 6.5cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 2 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ or 11cm x 6cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Lovely as a Tree
Ink – Basic Gray, Versamark
Cardstock – Basic Gray, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Embossing Folders – Perfect Polka Dots, Stripes
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Big Shot, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder

I run the larger piece of Whisper White Cardstock through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder & the smaller piece of Whisper White using the Stripes Embossing Folder.  Both pieces were adhered to the Base Card – Basic Gray with Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue.

I stamped the long piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Versamark & then Basic Gray, before embossing with Clear Embossing Powder.  The embossed piece was adhered to the piece of Pretty in Pink with Snail Adhesive.

Thinking I didn’t have a “Merry Christmas” Stamp, I printed the greeting onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, punched with the Word Label Punch & adhered to the bottom part of the embossed piece prior to adhering to the Base Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Why not head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what Kris & the other entries have created.  We would love to leave you some comments.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Merry Christmas Embossed….

Today’s card is my version of the one we created in Crafty Creations yesterday.

A lot of the ladies all had this lovely Christmas Tree stamp & wanted to recreate one of the cards Naomi had made using the stamp – sorry don’t have a photo of the original.

After coming home & in the middle of preparing tea, I had an idea pop into my head on how to recreate a card that was similar using SU! Lovely as a Tree.  I’m really happy with the way it turned out, especially the background & the greeting on the front which I repeated for the inside.  Mind you, I sort of come across this from making something I wasn’t going to like…… , but then that happens so much when stamping.

Measurements –
Base Card – Very Vanilla – 8 1/4″ x 5 3/4″ or 8 1/4″ or 21cm x 14.5cm
Layer 1- Gold Glitter Paper – 5″ x 3 3/4″ or 13cm x 9.5cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ or 12cm x 8.5cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Lovely as a Tree, Petite Pairs
Ink – Versamark
Cardstock – Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer Paper
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Shimmer Paint, Embossing Powder – Gold, Heat Tool, Sticky Strip
Non- SU – Thread, Paint, Pearls, Gold Paint, Glad Wrap

I stamped direct onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Versamark, poured Gold Embossing Powder over the top, tapped excess off & heat set with Heat Tool.

I then proceed to mix a tiny bit of Gold Paint that I had lying around into a little bit of Frost Shimmer Paint.  The amount of Gold Paint I started out with was a about a small pin head & then built from there.  I didn’t want too much gold as I just wanted it to blend into the background.  I spread this with a piece of Glad Wrap which I just scrunched into a ball.

For my sentiment, I wanted to emboss it in the Gold, but as I previously stated, didn’t like the look after tapping off the excess.  I then proceeded to brush all the Embossing Powder off the sentiment & was left with the faint image.  It looks a little like stamping off a couple of times with ink, except I’ve done it with Embossing Powder

I tied the Thread around the bottom of the card twice, tied a bow & adhered to the Gold Glitter Paper with Sticky Strip.

The whole piece was adhered to the Base Card – Very Vanilla with Snail Adhesive.

To finish it off, I adhered Pearls to the top & bottom.

All in all, a very simple, easy card, but am so happy with the final result!

Until next time, have a great day!