Sweet Stems…

G’Day Stampers,
This is my 3rd post for the day & another challenge – this time it is over at “Stamping 411” –
Head on over, have a look & why not try it yourself!
While having all my embossing stuff out, I decided to try another TechniqueVersa-Mark Resist–  using my Brayer and Glossy Cardstock
Sketch –
My Card –

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Sweet Stems, Warm Words
Inks – Certainly Celery, Versa-Mark, Pretty in Pink
Cardstock – Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, Glossry White Cardstock
DSP – Tea Party
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Mat Pack, Brayer, Versa-Mark, Mini-Glue Dots

Check back in a couple of days & I will post instructions for Brayering….

Until next time, Enjoy

Birthday Card…

2nd Post for the day, using same Sketch Layout but with a different look! 
I’ve used the Faux Tiles Technique, except I’ve used Clear Embossing Powder,
instead of Glossy Cardstock.

Want to learn this technique, why not contact me for details when a class is available

All the Embossing Powders from Stampin’ Up!® would have to the best on the market – you can’t beat them.  Check them out – Page 154 of the current Idea Book & Catalogue
Don’t forget to check out Gretchen’s blog below for more details on this Challenge

Sketch –

Close Up-

Card –

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Circle Circus, Happy Moments*
Inks – Pacific Point, So Saffron, Sahara Sand
Cardstock – Pacific Point, So Saffron, Whisper White
DSP – Pacific Point
Punches – Small Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Grosgrain Ribbon – White, Embossing Buddy,
Powder Pal, Heat Gun, Boner Scorer, Embossing Powder – Clear
* = Stampin’ Up!® Sale-a-Bration – ends 31 March 2010
Crikey – I hope I haven’t forgotten anything!
Enjoy!

Chocolate Bunnies….

G’Day Stampers,
Another couple of Chocolate Bunnies for you – same layout, different colours.
With the Green Bunny, I have cut him out & using Glue Dots, placed him above a stamped image on the Whisper White Cardstock.  I hope you can see that!
I haven’t added a greeting on these cards, as sometimes I like to leave them blank. 
You can always add one later on.

Pink Bunny
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Chocolate Bunny
Ink – Versa-Mark
Cardstock – Mellon Membo, Whisper White, Soft Suede
DSP – Pink Pirouette
Accessories – Grosgrain Ribbon – Pretty in Pink, Embossing Buddy,
Embossing Powder – Clear,Snail Adhesive Glue, Powder Pal, Heat Gun

Green Bunny
Supplies –

Stamp Set – Chocolate Bunny
Ink – Versa-Mark
Cardstock – Garden Green, Whisper White, Soft Suede
DSP – Kiwi Kiss
Accessories – Grosgrain Ribbon – Always Artichoke, Embossing Buddy,
Embossing Powder – Clear,Snail Adhesive Glue, Powder Pal, Heat Gun, Glue Dots
Until next time
Enjoy

Eastern Blooms….

G’Day Stampers,

I watched an old esposide of “Golden Girls” this arvo & loved the colours Bea was wearing, so after spending about 2 hours wandering with colours in my mind, I have now suddenly realised this would be a very easy 10 minute card AND involves Heat Embossing Technique – instructions found here…

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Eastern Blooms
Ink – Versa-Mark
Cardstock – Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace, Going Gray
Accessories – Grosgrain Pretty in Pink Robbon, Dazzling Diamonds,
2-Way Glue Stick, Snail Adhesive, Glue Dots

Until tmw, enjoy!

Technique Class….

G’Day Stampers

We had a Technique Class today. Fun Fun Fun!  We all had a great time, especially me!

We did a couple of techniques, including Water Colour using Pencils & Aqua Painter.
 

Supplies –
Stamp Set– Wagon Full of Fun
Cardstock – Ruby Red, So Saffron, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink – Chocolate Chip
DSP – Sleep Slumber Speciality
Punches – Small Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue,
Aqua Painter, Water Colour Pencils, Brads – Ruby Red, Mat Pack

Until next time
Enjoy!

5 Minute Card….

G’Day Stampers,
I’ve just sat down, in the middle of cleaning up, and made a couple of quick cards.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Seeing Spots
Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Camero Coral, Creamy Caramel
Ink – Cameo Coral, Versa-Mark
Punches – Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Embossing Buddy, Powder Pal, Heat Gun,
Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Not Quite Navy Brads, Brayer
 
To achieve the background for the Scallop Oval –
  1. Emboss images onto Very Vanilla Cardstock
  2. Using Creamy Caramel and Brayer,brayer over entire cardstock
  3. Using Scallop Oval, punch 
 Enjoy
Vicky

One Box, Sooooo Many Uses….

G’Day Stampers,

I’ve been off the air lately, but last night sat myself down & created a box.  I don’t know how or what possessed me, but I just knew that I had to come up with something which I could use for many things – jewellery box, pencil case, chocolates, office, etc.  The list is endless. 
This one is going into my own bag, as I can never find my pens and will include my office supplies which I carry around with me.  It is not very big, that it will take up a lot of room!  My ruler even fits into it!
 Band –
Closed View –
Open View –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Great Friend
Card Stock – Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango,
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Bashful Blue
DSP – Chocolate Chip
Accessories – Pretties Kit, Snail Adhesive,
Non-SU – Rhinestones
Tip – I’ve used the “Rock n Roll” Technique on the butterfly.  So easy, yet a different look
 

Can’t you just see a chain or pendant sitting in here?  
2 small bars of chocolate fit perfectly or 5 Ferro Rachero’s.
 The list is endless!
Enjoy
Vicky

Another…

G’day Stampers,
I’ve been playing with Abode & think I am finally getting somewhere with the program.  I suppose it helps to have the book, but hey, who reads those things!  I still have a litte way to go, but….
I’ve used “Wagon Full of Fun” – Mini-Catalogue – again.  I may have said it previously, but this set has so much potential….. 
A great little set if you are new to Stampin’ Up!® and not sure what set to begin with.
I didn’t start out making a baby card, but am happy with the end result.  You decide for yourselves!
Card – Closed
Card – Open
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Wagon Full of Fun, Whimsical Words
Ink – So Saffron, Basic Black, VersaMark
Card Stock – Whisper White, So Saffron, Brocade Blue – Textured
DSP – Baja Breeze
Punches – Photo Corners, Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds,
Embossing Buddy, Clear Embossing Powder
Non-SU – Rhinestones
Hope you enjoy.  Until tmw
Vicky

Colour Challenge – JAI1…

I’ve just come across a new Challenge “Just Add Ink” from a group of Australian & New Zealand Stampin’ Up! Deomos who have created a team to get creative and share what they love with a variety of paper craft challenges.
Dedicated to using primarily Stampin’ Up! products in their challenge designs, you are welcome to use any brand or products you like. Their key goal is to inspire, create and share the fun!
This challenge will be set every Friday, so keep an eye on this blog & I will upload as soon as I am able. 

This week they have a special Stampin’ prize up for grabs, although to be eligeible, you must –
1) become a follower of their challenge blog
2) add their badge to your blog
3) write a short post on your blog about their challenge site and of course
4) add a link to your creation via Mr Linky
The Colours are –
For any more information, please go to – http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/search/label/Challenges – and you can learn more about these talented Demos from OZ & NZ!
My Take on the colours –
Close up of the Butterfly
I’ve used SU Chunky Glitter to break the middle of the butterfly. 
I wanted to use something other than Brads, Buttons, etc
Inside –
Whisper White, DSP, Rose Red & Taken with Teal
Supplies –

Stamp Set – Great Friends, Short n Sweet
Ink – Versamark, Rose Red, Taken with Teal
Cardstock – Chcolate Chip, Whisper White, Rose Red Taken with Teal
DSP – So Saffron
Accessories – Anywhere Glue Stick, SU Chunky  Glitter – Blue, Heat Gun, SU Embossin’ Powder
Ribbon – Grosgrain – Taken with Teal
If you don’t have a blog, etc – that will not be a problem, either email me your pic & I post it here & then place it on above website for you. 

There is no excuse! 
I know that the girls would love to see your works of art!
Mr. Linky will close Wednesday 27th January at midnight (12am) EST.

Winners announced on Thursday 28th  I will also let you here!
Enjoy & have a great night

Vicky 

Scrap Cardstock…

Hello Fellow Stampers,
I thought I would post a little ditty in ref to our bits & pieces of left over cardstock. 
I’ve decided to do a little project with my left over “stuff”, but more of that later.
Sample 1
Sample 2
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Eastern Blooms, Great Friend
Ink – Not Quite Navy
Card Stock – Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Really Rust, Very Vanilla
Accessories – Anywhere Glue Stick, Heat Tool, Stampin Emboss Powder – White
How easy is this!  Doesn’t matter what size the little cards are, they always come up great!  In fact, the more varied the sizes, the better I like them!
No Very Vanilla Cardstock has been hurt in this project, only the coloured Cardstock – Earth Elements – and they were from my scraps.
I then used the Embossing Technique for the front.  Doesn’t require anything else. 
Find this Technique Here
I like to make a fresh batch – sounds like cooking.  Opps, I forgot, I don’t cook – of small gift cards every 2/3 weeks which I give to my customers along with their orders.  I try to cater for their tastes in colours, etc as not everyone likes the same thing! 
Not only that, I am totally out of my comfort zone by using the “Earth Elements” but I love the way they have come out!
One more thing, Stampin’ Emboss Powder would have to be the greatest powder I have ever used!  It is so fine & always comes out so lovely!  I love watching the heat changing the texture!
Tip – As long as I am able to punch the smallest circle from cardstock/DSP, I NEVER toss any of it out.
Make sure you check back in a couple of days to view my little/big project!
Until tmw, have a great night
Vicky