Wednesday, 30 December 2015

WaterColour Masterclass: In the Meadow: colouring without outlines.

This card was created using a new stamp set "In the Meadow," available on January 5th in the new Occasions Catalogue #140751 wood or #1405754 clear mount. 
The technique I have used requires a very light touch with the aqua painter in order not to smudge the outline of the deer, which has been stamped in baked Brown Sugar on Stampin' Up! watercolour paper. I have used a quarter sheet for the focal image. The background was masked (I cut out a second image of the two deer on a post it note and stuck it over the stamped image while I sponged the background using soft sky, lost lagoon, and mossy meadow for the grass ).
The card was layered up on corrugated paper then mounted on a lost lagoon A5 card base. 
The sentiment, from the stamp set, was stamped onto a scrap piece of watercolour paper that had been washed with mossy meadow.
Linen thread finishes the card.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Need more Tags!

         Do you ever get all your presents wrapped at Christmas and find you need just one more tag?
Of course I had to use my favourite set, "To you and Yours" again and make this little darling.
 It doesn't show in the photo, but I have used a Wink of Stella pen in clear to add some subtle sheen to the greeting and the stars. This is a Sneak Peek of one of the new items in the Occasions Catalogue, which is coming out in January.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I wish you and your family all the very best for the Christmas Season and the New Year.
warmest regards,
Vicki xx

Friday, 18 December 2015

Extras From the Shaker Card Kit.

There are a stack of extra pieces in the Shaker Card Kit, once you have finished making all the cards. I decided to use the "To You and Yours" Stamp set (yes, again, I am obsessed with this set!) and make a couple of quick cards with some of the leftover pieces, and there are still many pieces to make cards with.  I had fun using up the "scraps" and creating these fun cards.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

More Baubles! To You and Yours.

        Here is another card showing how to get extra use from the "To You and Yours" stamp set.

 I punched out 3 stars onto Island Indigo, Hello Honey and Melon Mambo scraps, then punched circles with the 1 1/4" circle punch.
 I stamped the Bauble hanger and string from the stamp set in the same colour inks, onto a whisper white base, and used my Stampin' Write marker to draw a bow at the top of each string, extending the Island indigo and Melon Mambo strings slightly.
The greeting is stamped in Melon Mambo ink.
I attached the 3 baubles with dimensionals.
 I mounted the art piece onto a Hello Honey card base.
 I lined the inside of the card with another whisper white piece and stamped on the other greeting from the stamp set for a finished look.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Sweet Little Christmas Tree Card.

I love using the Note cards and envelopes for a smaller, more simple card. The inks I have used on this modern card are Island Indigo and Lost Lagoon, with a Calypso Coral Greeting stamped onto the Whisper white Note card base.

Friday, 11 December 2015

To You and Yours Stamp Set Re-imagined.Stampin' Up! Sutherland Shire.

                     Here is a unique way to use the "To You and Yours" stamp set #139819.

I simply used a ruler and the fine tip of my Night Of Navy Stampin' Write marker to draw a line 2/3 of the way down my Very Vanilla layering piece, then stamped the bauble holder image in Night Of Navy ink. I stamped the greeting at the centre above the ruled line, then I hand drew a bow across the ruled line.
On a separate piece of Very Vanilla Card stock  I stamped the image of the deer and trees then punched it out using the 1 3/4" circle punch. I popped it up on a dimensional and mounted the art piece onto a Night of Navy card base.
                             I love the balance achieved by the rule of thirds in this card. 

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Christmas Shadow Box Frame, Hello December. Stampin' Up!

Make this Shadow Box for your Christmas Home Decor using an Ikea Shadow Box Frame.

This project is made using the Hello December 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack # 139654. 
The only additional supplies you will need are some adhesives and whichever papers you choose for the backing sheets.
I have used a sheet of 12" x 12" DSP from the Home For Christmas paper (reverse of the Christmas Tree pattern) and a sheet of Lost Lagoon 12" x 12".
The Shadow box Frame is Ribba, size 50 x 50 cm (19 3/4" x 19 3/4"), available from Ikea.

The circles for the fluttering banner are punched out using the 3/4", 1", and 1 1/4" circle punches, then attached to the fine gold thread included in the kit.
The patterned circles in the kit are popped up on double dimensionals after winding the fine gold gold thread directly onto the sticky reverse side of the stickers....easy!
The vellum circle stickers are adhered straight to the page so they will give a translucent effect.
The circle banner was attached to the back of the frame using sticky tape.
This project was quick to put together and looks sensational in real life. The photos don't really do it justice. The sparkle catches the light and the banner casts a pretty shadow over the glass frame, inviting the viewer in for a closer look.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Our Next Class is coming up soon. Register your spot now so you don't miss out.

 Join our Christmas card making class in Sutherland Shire.
This will be the first class in my new Stampin' Studio.
Come along for a fun morning of paper crafting. We will be making the adorable Christmas Shaker Cards that are featured in the Ocassions Catalogue, plus 2 more projects.
 All the details are on Meetup. To Register, simply click on the link below.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Witching Decor for Halloween.

           This this cute and creepy witches' hat is perfect  for your Halloween party centrepiece.
                                                 Item number 140969 in my online store.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Card Making Classes in Sutherland Shire.

Card making classes have begun in Sutherland Shire.
We will be making one of these Christmas shaker cards, plus 2 greeting cards. All materials are provided in the class cost of $20. Pick up your catalogues and join us for a fun morning.
Register at:

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Stampin' Up! Australia : Let me introduceThe Aussie Stampers Channel.

I now have almost 3000 subscribers! Thank you so much to all my lovely customers who watch my channel. I hope you enjoy these free tutorials.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

The new thinlits Dies

These little cuties are so easy to make using the gift bag thinlet dies. The extra pieces that come with them give you lots of alternative uses for cards, boxes and scrapbook pages.
                                                        Look at all the extras in this set!

                                               You can find them in my online store.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

The New Annual Catalogue is Here!

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                         The New Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue is released in Australia today!
Hop on over to my online store and look at all the lovely goodies, papers and bling! I have a special offer for my online EXCLUSIVE video tutorial for this adorable Tea Caddy Dispenser made from the backing sheet of a pack of Designer Series Paper (how's that for up-cycling).
Please remember NOT to check the "No Contact" option so that I will have your email address to send you the link to the private video.

Stampin' Up! Australian Catalogue Released Today! Free Gift.

You will receive an exclusive free video tutorial on how to make this super sturdy tea caddy dispenser when you purchase from my online store.Just remember NOT to check the "No Contact" option so that I will have your email address to send you the link.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Favourite Retiring Set.

This card is made using the stamp set "Hey There Buds". It's one of my favourite sets that is retiring. There are so many great stamps leaving us soon. Hop on over to my store and find a bargain.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

New Catalogue Launch.

 The Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue is launching early this year. We usually have to wait till July in Australia, but this year you can order from the new catty at my online store from June 2nd.
I will post a reminder when the catty goes live.

These cards were made using the new "Sprinkles of Life" stamp set and co-ordinating builder punch.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

You Make Me Happy Card.

• Perfect Pennants Stamp Set

• Crumb Cake Cardstock
• Pool Party Cardstock
• Whisper White Cardstock
• Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack
• Tea Lace Paper Doilies

• Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Silver Bakers Twine
• Hardware Clips Essentials
• Stampin’ Dimensionals
• Envelope Punch Board
• Big Shot

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Studio Tour and House Sale.

My house is for sale!Take a sneak peek at the studio where we have so much fun paper crafting and see where I host the new Catalogue launch parties.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

What a start to the year!

Well, this year has gotten off to a great start, with a feature article of my classes in BE magazine, and a trip on the Royal Caribbean Line teaching card making on board! What fun! We had a fabulous sale in our last class and of course  Stampin' Up's! SALE-A BRATION is on till the 31st of March.

Thank you so much to my wonderful friends and loyal customers who make all this possible.


Saturday, 10 January 2015

Best EVER Box for your Cards Note Card Size. Stampin' Up! Australia

Here is the tutorial for the box.

Welcome back to 2015 classes!

Hello everyone, I hope you had a wonderfully creative holiday season. I know we were certainly busy leading up to Christmas with masses of Cards, Tags, Gift Boxes, and even a Christmas angel for the tree!

 I am starting the year off with a giant sale of stamps, (new and used), papers, accessories and assorted paper craft goodies! Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm to make a couple of cards with the beautiful new watercolour and chalkboard stamps, join us for a coffee, then bag some bargains to take home with you.

If you haven't been for a while, or if you are a newbie, we would love to have you join us. Pick up a new catalogue (included in the class price, along with the cards you will make) and get a sneak peek at some of the new trends in card making for 2015.
No need to bring anything. All materials are provided.

Register at :

I hope to see you soon!
Cheers, Vicki