Thursday, 28 September 2017

Our Wedding!

It's been a while since my last post, as Paul and I have been away on our honeymoon! We had a traditional Hawaiian Ceremony in Maui and it was absolutely perfect.

We have been together for 6 years and the 2nd of September is our "day". It was the day we first met, the day we moved into our new home, the day Paul proposed, and the day we were married. 


I made so many little mementos for our wedding, including all the signage for our photos.
I can't think of a better way to use the Large Numbers and Letters Framelits, can you?


I used a steel-edged ruler to make sure they were aligned perfectly on Basic Black Card stock (I used the 12" x 12" size as it was a little longer than the A4 size.) I adhered them with tombow multi adhesive and cut them out using the Copper Foil Sheets.
I love how they turned out, and I will be keeping them in my keepsake box of wedding treasures.

                                                      Large Letters Framelits #141712
                                                   Large Numbers Framelits #140622
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                                Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a wonderful day.
                                                    Aloha! 💝Vicki x

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Garden Girl with Prismacolor Pencils

Hello and welcome to today's blog post and papercraft project. I wanted to try some simple colouring using Prismacolor Pencils. These pencils have a gorgeous silky feel and are my pencils of choice for really smooth blending. 
I kept it simple, and made sure to ground the image with some sketchy green so it doesn't appear to be floating on the page.
I used tuxedo memento black ink for all the stamping, and made sure to include a greeting inside the card as well as the sweet butterfly image.
I love doing a single layer card once in a while, and keeping it simple.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed today's project. Vicki x


Garden Girl Stamp set 
wood mount 143949 
clear mount 143952 

Lovely Inside and Out Stamp set
wood mount 144008
clear mount 144011




Watercolored Striped Backgrounds:


 Hello, and thanks for visiting my blog today. I just love using white embossing powder on watercolour paper, then wetting the paper and doing simple blending with an aqua painter.
It's pretty much fool proof, and the results always have a painterly feel to them, as no two are the same.
By adding a paper doily, some washi tape and twine with a lil' punched out heart you can create a sweet baby card.
 Inside the card I used the Moon Baby stamp set and direct marker-to-stamp technique, mirroring the colour scheme of the outside.

The balloon is from the Balloon Celebration stamp set, and I used a versa mark pen to draw in the string line.

The background paper picks up the pinks, and it is mounted on a pink pirouette card base. 

                                                    Happy Celebrations Stamp Set
Moon Baby Stamp Set

I hope you enjoyed today's project. Thanks for stopping by!
Vicki  x 💝

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Hand Drawn Frames. Bella and Pretty Kitty.


Hello, and welcome! 
I have been doing Zentangle drawings lately, and decided that a curvy hand-drawn frame would look perfect with a black and white card. 
I knew which stamp set to choose and went straight to these two coordinating sets. 
I started with the inside of the cards first, because I wanted to use my Copic markers to shade parts of the image before committing to the front panels. 





I used cool greys, C1 and C3, and a 0.3 black Copic Multiliner to give some definition in the shadows, and to "ground" the image of the kitty.

For the outside of the cards I added C5 for a little more depth of shadow. 

For the kitty frame, I simply drew some wavy lines with breaks in the lines and made sure the image was in front of the framed area.

                 For the Puppy Card I started with 2 wavy parallel lines, then sectioned them off with curved stripes, then coloured leaving the centres blank to look like the frame was 3D. It gives an interesting effect, and is very simple to do, once you have practised a few times on scratch paper.



I hope you enjoyed today's project. I like both frames, but I'm not sure which you prefer. Leave me a comment below, and thanks for visiting today.
Bella and Friends Wood Mount #141867
Clear Mount #3141870
Pretty Kitty Wood mount 141861
Clear Mount #141864

Thankful Thoughts Wood mount #141519
Clear Mount #141522

Thanks so much for shopping with me!  Vicki  x 💝



Saturday, 17 June 2017

Sparkly Tulle Windows. Stampin' Up! Australian Demonstrator

Hello, and welcome to my blog! 
There is a video tutorial for this set of cards at the end of this post.
I have three special cards for you today, and I know you're going to love this technique.
I have used the stamp set "A Little Wild " to create a set of Tulle Window Cards that are as cute on the inside as they are on the outside!
I have floated the images on a sparkly tulle window that is sandwiched between the layers.
  

This technique is also suitable for acetate sheets if you don't have any tulle handy, although tulle is readily available in any fabric store and is inexpensive too. I found this soft white tulle with silver sparkly glittery pieces embedded in the fabric, at Spotlight.


I cased this idea from the very talented Jennifer McGuire, and have put a link to her post in the video.
The stamp set I have used really suits this technique, since it not only has matching framelits, but also has an image of the back of each of the cute little animals that match perfectly.


See how cute the inside of each of the cards looks! Aren't they just darling?  I REALLY love this technique.


I hope you give these a try. You can purchase the stamp set and framelit bundle, as well as the Stitched Framelits that were used to cut out the windows,  from my online Stampin' Up! Store


A Little Wild Bundle
145327 Wood Mount $85.50
145328 Clear Mount $73.75 


     Stitched Shapes Framelits 145372 $50.00  

Other supplies Used:
Thick Whisper white Card Stock
Soft Suede Card Stock
Smokey Slate Card Stock
Sahara Sand Card Stock
Stampin' Write Markers
Aqua Brush
Wink of Stella Pen
Tear and Tape adhesive
Tombow Multi Adhesive
Stampin' Dimensionals 
Mettallic Enamel Shapes
Balloon Celebrations Stamp Set
Balloon Punch
White Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Fine Tip Glue


Here is the Video Tutorial.


Have a good weekend, thanks for visiting, and happy crafting! 
Vicki x 💝

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Carry Over Favourites Card Recipe For You. Stampin' Up! Australian Demonstrator.

Card Recipe using Stylish Stems Framelits. 


Stamps
• Special Reason Stamp Set

Paper
• Daffodil Delight Cardstock
• Pool Party Cardstock 
• Sahara Sand Cardstock 
• Shimmery White Cardstock 
• Whisper White Cardstock 

Ink
• Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
• Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pad

Accessories and Tools
• White Baker’s Twine
• Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape
• Stampin’ Dimensionals
• Aqua Painters
• Big Shot
• Stylish Stems Framelits Dies

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Freddo Frog Treat Box. Australian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Hello, and thanks for visiting. I trust you are enjoying your Saturday. It is rainy outside, but cosy in my craft room She Cave! 
Don't you just love a quick and simple treat bag?
I am giving away this stamp set as a part of my BOGOF Sale, or maybe I should be calling it my EOFY sale?
Anyway, how it works is, for every $50 in product you spend in my online store at www.AussieStampers.stampinup.net  during June, you can choose a retired stamp set from my stash of goodies for free!
This is strictly first in first dibs, so hop over to my AussieStampers Facebook page and see the sets that are still available. If you spend $50 it's one stamp set or framelit set, $100 is 2 sets, $150 is 3 sets and so on. Simply write SOLD under the photos I have posted of the available retired, gently used sets, and I  will send them to you in the post as a thank you gift!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderfully creative day.
Vicki x💝

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Birthday Blooms Two Ways. Australian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Hello, and thanks for visiting my blog today!
Here are 2 cards I put together using different techniques. I made the first card  on Stampin' Up! Shimmery white paper, which I had lightly spritzed with water and matted it to a DSP background


I stamped a separate piece of card stock with the sentiment and popped it up on dimensionals, then added 3 small rhinestones that I had coloured with Copic markers and left to dry.


For the second card I used a vellum overlay, after stamping the image as a background . I white embossed the vellum, then added a Tempting Turquoise piece of card underneath so the greeting would show through. I attached the vellum to the top of the card using Washi Tape and I mounted it all onto a thick white card stock base. I fussy cut another bloom I had stamped and lightly spritzed and adhered it to the vellum as the focal image. I love how the background peeks through!



 I hope you enjoyed today's project. Have a great weekend.
Thanks so much for shopping with me1
Vicki x 💝

Saturday, 3 June 2017

At Home With You Bundle: Australian Stampin' Up!


                         Hello, and welcome back to another NEW CATALOGUE blog post.
Here is another lovely product bundle from Stampin' Up's! New Catalogue. Have a look at the video as Brandy explains all the features for you.
You will find these items on page 56 of the catalogue. Make sure you download your copy from my blog (it's posted in the top right hand corner).
At Home with you Bundle (save 10%) Photopolymer #145351  $85.50
The 3D wreath is made from the Boxwood Wreath embellishments  #144176  $10.50 on page 197.

You can purchase these items from my online store www.AussieStampers.stampinup.net  

                                       Have a wonderfully creative day!  
                                   Thanks so much for shopping with me!  Vicki  x 💝

Friday, 2 June 2017

Grab your FREE retired stamp set from me! Stampin' Up! Australian Demonstrator


Hello, I have BIG NEWS for you today! I am giving away all my Retired Stamps and Framelits as a thank you gift to my online customers. Here is a video of what's available. Once you have placed an order of $50 or more in product (excluding postage and handling) you qualify for free stamps!

All the stamps available are listed on my Facebook page, and many of the sets have coordinating framelits, which are also up for grabs.

This is an exclusive offer from me personally, and is a way for me to thank my loyal customers.
Simply go to my Aussie Stampers Facebook page and write SOLD under the sets you would like me to send you.
A spend of $50 = one stamp set or Framelit set.
A spend of $100 = 2 stamp sets or Framelit sets
A spend of   $150 = 3 stamp sets or framelit sets
and so on.

I will post them to you free of charge, anywhere in Australia. (You will still need to pay postage on your Stampin' Up! order us per usual ).    

Have a wonderful day, and Happy Stamping.
Vicki x💝

More Goodies from the New Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue: Designer Series Paper.


Hello! Thanks for joining me today on my blog. 

Here is a video of the lovely papers in the new catalogue. I have seen these papers and they are just as lovely as the papers in last year's catalogue. 

You will find all the Designer Series Papers on pages 189 to 191 of the catalogue, which I have posted at the top right of my blog. Make sure you download a copy to your phone and iPad for easy reference, or else copy to your PC. (I keep mine in both my phone and iPad in iBooks ).

There are so many lovely goodies in the new catty.
Purchase from my online store:www.AussieStampers.stampinup.net today!
 
                                                  Have a great week,

                  Thanks so much for shopping with me!  Vicki  x 💝

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Oh So Eclectic Video


Hello, and welcome to my blog.
The Oh So Eclectic suite is very trendy, and you can make some fun cards with it. Have a look at the video and see some examples of what you can make.
The Oh So Eclectic Bundle is on page 132 of the new catalogue, which you can find in the top right hand corner of my blog.
Here are the order codes and prices in Australian Dollars:

Oh So Eclectic Bundle (save 10%) includes stamp set and thinly dies #145355 Wood Mount $93.50
#145356 Clear Mount $81.00

or to buy them individually, if you only wanted one or the other,

Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set #143937 Wood Mount  $54.00 #143940 Clear Mount $40.00

Eclectic Layers Thinlit Dies #143774 $50.00

Also available in the suite are Designer Series Paper, a card stock pack in Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, and Soft Sky, and coordinating ribbons.

Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper #144185 $19.25

Naturally Eclectic Card Stock Pack #144187

Naturally Eclectic Overlays #144188 $12.25

5/8" (1.6cm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon : $14.00 each
Night of Navy #144189
Peekaboo Peach #144192
Berry Burst #144191
emerald Envy #144190   

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The New Catalogue is Here! Have a look at the new goodies!


                                               Hello, and thanks for stopping by today.

Don't you just love a fully coordinated suite of products to help take the guesswork out of making impressive hand made projects? The Wood Textures suite has a coordinating paper stack, perfect for the men in your life! The adorable little crate is the perfect size for treats. Hop on over to my store to purchase yours now!
                           
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack #144177 $17.50
Wood Words Stamp Set and Wood Crate Framelits Dies Bundle (save 10%)
Wood #145315  $91.75
Clear #145316  $79.00
1/4"  (6.4mm) Copper Trim #144179 $10.00 (4.6 metres)
5/8"  (1.6cm) Burlap Ribbon #141487 $12.25 (4.6 metres)
7.6 x 15.2 cm Gusseted Cellophane Bags #141704 $8.00 (25 bags)

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Sneak Peek: Soft Sayings Card Kit.


Don't you just love a sneak peek! Here is one of my favourite things in the new catalogue, which is only a few days away!


It's a brand new all-inclusive Card Kit called Soft Sayings. 

In the kit are 20 Cards, 2 of each design, in 3 different sizes, with matching envelopes. Everything comes in a neat presentation box so you can take it on the run and work on your cards at your own pace. Everything you need will fit inside the box. The stamps, ink spot and acrylic block are provided, all you need to supply is adhesive.

Here is a video showing you what's inside. The all-inclusive kit will be available in my online store from June 1st.

Item # 145466 $61.00


Thanks for shopping with me!
Have a wonderful day.

Vicki x 💝

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Grab a Cafe Bag To Go. Australian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


The very practical Petite Cafe Gift Bags #135826 have been a big success in my classes, as I love to include a surprise Goody Bag for everyone who comes to my classes Sutherland Shire.

The cafe bags are retiring soon, so I thought I would show you what I gave away in my last class. One of the fun techniques we tried was embossing on vellum, then scribbling over it with a marker to reveal the greeting, in this case "You are remarkable" from the Remarkable You stamp set.

The bags are lined with food-safe paper so they are perfect for giving baked goods too!

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               Have a creative day, and thank you so much for shopping with me.  Vicki x 💝

Monday, 29 May 2017

Artisan Watercolour Technique

Hello, and thanks for visiting today. I promised I would show you some of the water colouring techniques I have been studying at the Regional Gallery.

This gorgeous stamp set Touches of Texture is just so easy to work with.
I used Arches Aquarelle paper for this technique, as it has a real tooth and soaks up the colours so thirstily. I generally use the Stampin' Up watercolour paper, but this technique works best with a really heavy paper.
I have a selection of different papers I use, and the results differ greatly, depending on the result you want to achieve.

To achieve this look I stamped in Memento tuxedo black ink, then took my thick brush and did a water wash over the area outside the stamped image in the places where I wanted a background effect.
I then applied the background colours by drawing a line with my Stampin' Write markers, without touching the stamped image, but staying close to the flower. 
I used a number 4 round brush for this, and came in with a number 2 round brush in the finer areas, dragging the colour out towards the edges of the background. 
When I had achieved the desired result I heat set the ink.

To colour the flowers I used the number 2 round brush dipped in water, then picked up colour from the lid of the ink pad. The stripes were made by simply leaving some areas bare. 

   I did the same technique with the centres and the leaves, and used a white Jellyroll marker to make a stippled ring around the middle of the petals, which gives a real 3D effect, as though the petals are curving outwards.




You can see in this close-up how I kept the background colours outside the stamped image.

The colours I used were Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, Garden Green and Melon Mambo.
I stamped the words I Love You. You Are Fabulous, using the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set onto Melon Mambo Cardstock.

Here you can see the stippled white ring I made with the white Jellyroll pen. 

I was absolutely thrilled with the result, and am looking forward to using this technique with all my large floral stamps.
I mounted the card onto Tempting Turquoise Cardstock, and used the same watercolour paper for the inside layer of the card.
Mission Accomplished!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Touches of Texture   Wood Mount 141934   Clear Mount 140517

 Thanks so much for shopping with me!  Vicki  x 💝


Sponging Irresistibly Floral Specialty Paper Part 2.


Hello, and thanks so much for visiting my blog today!

Sometimes a card comes together that feels just right, and when I saw how much the sponged background looked like a trellis, I knew some simple Whisper White framelits were all that was needed to bring it to life.

 I combined the Pretty Pines Framelits with Paisleys and Posies, and voila! ... all that I needed was a greeting, so I made a custom greeting from the Thoughtful Banners Stamp set. With a total of 54 stamps, this set has just about any greeting you can think of, and it was fun putting together a phrase that suited the card.

Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer 141614


The colours I used were Daffodil Delight, Tempting turquoise and Rich Razzleberry, and I mounted everything onto a Rich Razzleberry card base. The sentiment was heat embossed in white on Rich Razzleberry.


                         
                         
           Bundle and Save 10% Thoughtful Banners Stamp set plus Duet Banner Punch 142330
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The stamp set comes as a bundle with a handy dandy punch (gotta love that!), which makes stamping a breeze. For my card I cut a simple banner from Rich Razzleberry and adhered it to the very edge of the card.


I enjoyed whipping up this project, and I can't get enough of this gorgeous Designer Series Paper , Irresistably Floral 141644 ,which is retiring soon.

Thanks for stopping by today, and I will have more projects tomorrow. Have a wonderful weekend.

                                       Thanks so much for shopping with me!  Vicki  x 💝