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Today’s card is one I created for the challenge over at Mojo Monday.  I have followed this 20170315_082342_resizedblogchallenge for some time & seeing as though I am finding it difficult to create at the moment, I thought playing along with a few challenges may get me a little motivated.

I’m not normally a Bright’s person, but I had the “Festive Birthday” DSP sitting on my desk from another project I had created – will show you that sometime next week – & thought “why not?”.  I am actually surprised at how much I love this DSP & all the lovely patterns & colours in the pack.

While creating the card, I had a bit of a light bulb moment with the umbrella.  I have been wanting to do a fringe along the bottom for sometime but couldn’t really work out how it was going to be achieved & then “Bam” & the brain went into overdrive.  Now I am happy with it & looks like the beach umbrella I have & use down the beach.

Tip –

  1. Die cut 2 umbrella shapes from the “Umbrella Weather” Framelits in different colours or 1 in DSP & the 2nd in a matching CS colour
  2. Cut a small “fringe” along the bottom of the CS
  3. Layer DSP Shape over top with the “fringe” showing a little at bottom

I’ve actually left the sentiment off the card for the moment as I will do that when the occasions arises, although I don’t really think it needs one.

There is still time to play along with Mojo Monday so head on over to check out all the lovely creations.

Don’t forget, you can download your FREE Tutorial by clicking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Today’s card is one I created for the challenge over at Global Design Project which I have followed for some time but have never played along.

This week it was “Case the Designer” & seeing as thought I loved the original card so much & wanting it to be totally different, I decided to go with the lovely “Beautiful You” Stamp Set & of course, this screams Watercolour Pencils.  I opted to go with Shimmery White for a little more of a brighter look than the Watercolour Paper.

Thank you everyone at GDP for a great challenge, thoroughly enjoyed it.  Be sure to pop on over & play along too.

You are able to download your Free Tutorial by clicking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Perfect Mix…

… for Stampin’ Girls Gone Wild“.  This is a challenge FB Page run by the very talented 20170226_082450_resizedblogConnie Stewart.  I’ve been a member of this page for some time but have never managed to play along with any of her challenges.  As part of our challenge this week or weekend is to create a project for an online challenge.  You can see my 1st challenge card from yesterday  here.

I’ve been waiting to find the “perfect” opportunity to ink up the lovely little stamp set “Perfect Mix” from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.  This is perfect for anyone who loves baking – boys & girls, male or female.

I wasn’t too sure where I was heading with this card but after playing around with a few options, I decided I liked this one the best, it sort of come together better than the other bits I was playing with.

If you get the time, why not head on over to “Stampin’ Girls Gone Wild” FB Page, hit the join button & play along.  Lots of lovely inspiration!

For your free tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.  The tutorial includes all supplies used to create my card, plus all the measurements required to create your card – imperial & metric.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Note Cards

G’day Stampers,

Today I thought I would share with you a couple of Note Cards I have created for my customers.  I am trying something a little different this year, so fingers crossed it works.  I will fill you in only IF it works!!!!!!

For my cards, I stamped the ladies from “Beautiful You” Stamp Set (available from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue) onto a piece of Whisper White CS using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I coloured them in using the lovely new Watercolour Pencils & Blender Pen.  Love my Blender Pen!

The Whisper White Cards were then layered onto a piece of Melon Mambo or Pacific Point CS which highlights the colours.

Only a short post today as I am still recovering, so fingers crossed things will be back to normal in a couple of days.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Happy Birthday

With it being a little cooler this morning (only after a torrential downpour) I can sit at my desk & craft a little.  This being the case, I thought I would do the challenge over at Freshlyfms270 Made Sketches & as usual I am just scraping it in.

I also challenged myself to create with a stamp set sitting on my self & not one from the new 2017 Occasions or SAB Catalogues – very hard to do, but I’ve done it.  Anyhow, this sketch was perfect for the “Touches of Texture” Stamp Set.

For the small piece down the RHS of the sketch, I thought I would try something a little different, so I stamped the floral bouquet image a couple of times & coloured with the lovely new Watercolour Pencils.

I also blended the colours with the Clear Wink of Stella, which 20170115_082218_resizedinsiadded a lovely shine to the card & popped the flowers a little.  A shame you can’t really see it in the photo.

So that the card popped a little more, I’ve used Stampin’ Dimensionals to the Panel.  This instantly lifted the card as it highlights the DSP (Serene Scenery) & the greeting, which is then highlighted a little more by added a couple of Enamel Shapes to the side.

For the inside, I cut a piece of leftover DSP, added a strip of Bermuda Bay & adhered to the side of a piece of Whisper White before adding to the inside of the card.

Thank you once again FMS for a great challenge.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed creating my card although I didn’t really know where I was going when I started.

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

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Hey Chick, Thanks

If you have seen the 2017 SAB Catalogue, you will have seen the great little “Hey, Chick” Stamp Set.  They are just so cheeky & I will admit I am a lover of chooks.  Today’s post is showcasing this set once again.  In fact, I started out casing the Card on Page 16 but it soon took off on its own.  It was perfect for a couple of Thank You Cards I needed this month.

You can find another card using the same set here.

Yep, I’ve used the fantastic Watercolour Pencils from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.  As you have probably seen over the internet, we are all crazy about them.  Be sure to add them to your supplies, you too will love them.

By clicking on the link below, you will be able to download a tutorial to create your own card.

Don’t forget to use the Hostess  Code when purchasing online.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Thank You

My post today is using the gorgeous “Beautiful You” from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.  Last week, we had a challenge to create a card or project using something from the new Occasions Catalogue.  Well, with everything going on, I have only just managed to do mine, but hey, better late than never.

In fact, I’ve created the cards to send out to my customers in January.  I did a couple in each colour.

Have you noticed the “Brick Wall”?  I created that with the Early Espresso Watercolour Pencil & then softened the lines & a little blending with my Blender Pen.  I also “Paper Pieced” my dress.

Just a reminder to use the January Hostess Code when placing an order Online, as you will receive a free gift at the end of the month.

Don’t forget you can download your FREE Tutorial by clicking on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Enjoy!

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Technique Treats – January 2017

Well, it is the 1st Saturday of the month & that means we have our brand new Treats for you to purchase.  With a lot of classes winding down or breaking up over the break, now is the perfect time to “treat” yourself to a “treat”, ie Technique Treats.

With the new 2017 Occasions Catalogue out, we thought it the perfect opportunity to highlight the gorgeous new “Beautiful You” stamp set.  No doubt, you have seen it over Pinterest & the internet.  Well believe me, it will not disappoint.

We’ve teamed it up with the Watercolour Pencils & dug out our Aqua Painters & Blender Pens to create 4 lovely cards for you to create, along with Measurements (Metric & Imperial), Products & Step by Step colour pictures.

To purchase the Treats, all you have to do is click on the Page “Technique Treats” & follow the instructions.

Don’t forget if you purchase any products from my Online Store, please use the Hostess Code.  You could be receiving a FREE gift.

Until next time Enjoy!

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Catalogues are Here

Today is the day you have all been waiting for.  Yep, it is “Catalogue Day” as both the Occasions & SAB go live.  This means ordering product from either the new Occasions or the Annual for a total of $AUD90.00 will earn you FREE product from the SAB Catalogue.  Spend $180.00 will get you 2 FREE products, etc (excludes P&H).

I thought I would share with you a cheeky little card I created from my FREE stamp set “Hey, Chick“.  When I first saw this set, it didn’t do anything for me, but I love it.  So many ideas going around in my head, so many cool creations on Pinterest.  I also used the lovely new Watercolour Pencils now available in the Occasions Catalogue.  Believe me, you will want these.  They are so smooth & very easy to blend.

If you live in the Frasier Coast area, please contact me for your FREE Catalogues or you can click on the Catalogues at the right hand side to download a copy of each.  Don’t forget to use your Hostess Code when placing your order online

By clicking on the link below, you will be able to download your Free Tutorial to create your own card.  Tutorial includes Products used & the Measurements (Metric & Imperial).

Until next time, Enjoy!

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It’s been  few days since my last post.  I have been creating plus cleaning my craft room.  Hopefully, I will be sharing lots of new cards over the next few weeks.

Today’s card has been created for a challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.  I love their challenges & try to play along as much as possible but it doesn’t always work out that way.20161231_100935_resizedblog

I don’t have a tutorial as such so will explain how I created my card.  I also decided to go with colours that are not normally female, but I do like the finished result.

I embossed a piece of Soft Sky CS with the Seaside EF & adhered to the Base Card – Early Espresso.  I then decided to emboss a piece of Whisper White CS with the same EF but going in the opposite direction before layering onto a piece of Sweet Sugarplum CS & then to the Card Front.

The smaller piece of Whisper White CS was randomly coloured towards the bottom with the new Watercolour PencilsEarly Espresso & Pool Party before blending with the Aqua Painter & allowing to dry.  I randomly stamped the “footprints” from the “Totally Trees” Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink.

The tree trunk was stamped in Early Espresso Ink while the frons are in Pear Pizzazz Ink.  The coconuts are Early Espresso but I’ve had to colour around them with the Early Espresso Pencil as I’ve lost 1 of my little images, but hey, it worked.

I took the “Happy Birthday” from the “Sunburst Sayings” Stamp Set & stamped direct onto the same card in Early Espresso Ink.

To complete my card & to make it a little more female, I added a couple of Pearl Basic Jewels.

There is still a few days to play along with this challenge.  I do hope you find the time to do so.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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