Saturday, December 20, 2008

For the Twin's

Christening cards for the twins, Girl and Boy which makes it more fun i get to see how it looks in pink and blue. I started out strong on these two cards and some how lost the plot a bit at the end they then became very ordinary i am not sure what it is that i don't like about them just something but i don't have time to fix or start again as i have visitors coming tonight so they will have to do. I am posting these ordinary cards on my blog because this will be my last post until January I am having some time of my blog.
Have a Merry Christmas all & a fun New Years night remember drive safe & don't drive at all if drinking.
Cheers Vicki

Used: CS: Going Gray, Bashful Blue, Regal Rose, Basic Black. Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs. Ink: Versa Mark, Silver, Going Gray. Other: Flowers & Brads ( pretties kit), Bashful Blue & Regal Rose Ribbon, Silver emboss powder.

Check back here in the new year for new and exciting designs:)

Wish Tree

I had a Wish Tree pattern left over & had some time last night to make it up. I have been looking for a project to use the Chunky Sprinkles on & this little tree was a great place to start. I have kept it simple, I have added some chocolates inside & a candy cane on the outside. Now the two little trees are ready for Ethan & Charlotte's to give away too their friends up the road.
Used: CS: Always Artichoke, Whisper White. Stamp Sets: Season of Joy, In the Stars. Ink: Always Artichoke, Real Red. Other: Real Red Ribbon, Star Punch, Stampin' Glitter Chunky Sprinkles Green.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Last Money Wallet

This is my last money wallet I had to make, I think this is my favourite. I have used Renae's House for the paper on this one & all other products are SU! CS: Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Confetti White. Regal Rose ribbon and on the inside Stamps set: Season of Joy.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Makeesha's Inspiration Challenge #2

Here is my entry into Makeesha's latest challenge, it is very basic but I like it. I have wanted to do a card like this for a long time & when I went into Makeesha's blog the other day & saw this latest challenge & was inspired to participate.

To make: CS: Basic Black, Whisper White. Stamp Set: Paisley. Ink: Whisper White Craft, Basic Black. Other: Basic Black ribbon & Diamond Brad.

Money Wallet

Here is another money wallet. I have one more to make & will post if I do some thing different. I have used the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware to hold the flap down & a small amount of Chunky Sprinkles from the new Summer mini. As like the others I have used In colours for CS & Ink, Holiday Harmony paper & Always Artichoke ribbon.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Giving Money this yr

Are you giving money this year and feel it seem a bit boring just to stick money in an envelope, I have older kids in our family & money is what they all want so this year I have made these money wallets that can hang from the tree & they have something to open. Very easy to made just one A4 sheet of card cut it down a little fold in three & decorate with what you like. I have also added a gift voucher holder great for gift voucher Ipod money cards again very easy cut down a A4 card leave one side longer than the other stick down the sides use the Slit punch to make the hole for some where to pull it out from. If anyone wants to know how to do any of these great ways to make the teenagers still feel like they have something spacial to open email me on . I am not going to put items used on each photo it would take to long here is a list of items used for all projects as they are all made on the same idea, CS: In Colours, Holiday Harmony, Stamps: Season of Joy, In the spotlight, Baroque motifs, Occasional Greetings, Merry Merry, Friendly Flowers, Party Punch. Ink: Whisper White Craft, In Colours, Always Artichoke. Other: Styled Silver Hodgepodge, Ribbon a mix of In Colours & Always Artichoke.
I hope you like these & I hope the girls like them too on Christmas morning.

A quick Christmas Card

This is a quick Christmas card I made for a friend who lives in Wagga. I am a bit behind on the Christmas cards this year. This photo doesn't do much for it looks better in in real life, I find it hard to see the bottom part sorry has been raining which makes it hard to get outside to take photo's. I seem to do a lot of masking with this stamp I must feel the need to two tree's not one.

CS: Whisper White. Ink: Purely Pomegranate, River Rock, Elegant Eggplant. Stamp Set: Season of Joy. Other: Brad & Purely Pomegranate ribbon.

Christmas 6x6 scrapbooking page

It's been a bit since I have entered any new items on my blog, I have been a little flat out over the last couple of weeks not much to show as I have had very little time to sit down and have a play. I will post over the next couple of days I few things I have had a chance to do.
Here is a 6x6 scrapbook page I did awhile back the kids call it Winter wonder land because of the fake snow very quick and easy to do but looks cute.

CS: Holiday Harmony, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate. Ink: Versa Mark, White Whisper Craft, Purely Pomegranate. Stamps: Crazy for Christmas, Season of Joy, Merry Merry. Other: Brads and Purely Pomegranate ribbon

Friday, December 5, 2008

Tying up Christmas

Tying up Christmas
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Monday, November 24, 2008

Jet's first santa photo

Saturday morning was take your dog to the shopping centre to get a photo with Santa. I couldn't resist not doing it so we got up early gave Jet a quick bath & went down to get his photo taken. We waited about 30min in line to get our photo & I think apart from Jet there was only 3 big dogs, the rest where foxy's or small & fluffy. As we got close to Santa I saw him turn around (Santa) to see what dogs where coming up & look on his face when he saw Jet was priceless I wish I had a camera. It was Finlay our turn & trying to get Jet to sit, stand still, look but don't walk was very challenging & poor Santa trying to avoid the droll ( which I thought was minimal) I just thought to myself why do I do these things. After all this the line up to receive our photo was another 40min, I was so proud of Jet he had people taking his photo, patting him, trolleys going past, other digs sniffing where they shouldn't.
Here is our photo of Jet Ethan & Charlotte with Santa

Thursday, November 20, 2008

SCS Challenge #3

I must of had a slow day today as I have had time to do a second SCS challenge. This one was a 3D Christmas Tree Box. I am going to fill this one up with goodies & hang it from a bottle of wine for the neighbours. On this tree is a sneak peak of "In the Stars" stamp & new punch "Scalloped Edge" from the mini Catalogue updates on that later.

Used: CS: Mellow Moss, Real Red, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip. Stamps: Priceless, In the Stars. Ink: Always Artichoke, Real Red, Whisper White. Other: Real Red Ribbon.

SCS Challenge #2

I have entered another SCS challenge this time a colour challenge. The colours where Real Red, Basic Black & Kraft. I wanted to have ago at this one because I have yet to use my Kraft CS. I used the Cracked Glass technique as the main part of the card, this is the second time I have done this technique & I think I need a little more practice.

Used: CS: Real Red, Basic Black, Kraft. Stamp's: Short & Sweet, Baroque Background. Ink: Real Red, Basic Black Versa Mark. Other: Brads Black Round Tab Punch & Basic Black Marker for around the edge of Red ink on Stamp.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

It's Begining to look like

It's that time of year again time to start getting ready to make all the Christmas cards, decorations & Gift holder's.
I have been playing around with a few different ideas for Christmas & have two trial balls to show. I like how they have turned out and think I will be setting aside some time next weekend to make some more. I have used the Holiday Harmony Paper, a mix of ribbon Purely Pomegranate Satin & Double-stitched, River Rock Double Stitched, Very Vanilla & Mellow Moss Taffeta, Stampin' Glitter & Chunky Sprinkles as a little glitter is always good at Christmas. I have posted two pic's because I wanted to show both on a different angel. I hope you like and if anyone wants to know how to make them I am thinking of doing a class on these balls and a few other Christmas ideas give me an email if I get enough people we will have a balls day:)

Single Markers

For a short time only you can buy Stampin' Write Markers as singles For just $4.95 each. This is a great way to get your favorite colours or if you want to have spares. This offer is only available for this month and closes on the 30th November, if you wish to place an order email me on
Here a couple of examples I have done to show how great these Markers are to use. The Challenge card posted Friday 14th is also a example of a great way to use Marker's.
Thumping Technique

Used CS: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White. Stamps Sets: Party Punch, Paisley. Ink: Old Olive. Marker's: Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant. Other: Metal Edge Tag, Chocolate Chip Ribbon.

Water colouring Technique

Used: CS: Elegant Eggplant, Mellow Moss, Bravo Burgundy, Watercolour Paper. Stamp Sets: Bloomin' with Beauty, Occasional Greetings. Ink: Black Staz-on. Marker's: Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Going Gray, Apricot Appeal. Other: Vintage Brads, Elegant Eggplant Ribbon.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Makeesha's challenge

I was having a look through some blogs the other day and came across Makeesha's latest challenge in Mel's I loved the colours in this challenge (Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla) and was inspired by Mel's Christmas card & wanted to have ago myself (I hope you don't mind me doing a Christmas to Mel). I also wanted to do a card using Marker's and Rub-on's for the latest SU! promotion.

Used: CS: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla. Stamp Sets: Merry Merry, Crazy for Christmas. Ink: Regal Rose. Other: Marker's, Rub-on's Cherished Memories, Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

A gift from Michelle

I received two Pascals yesterday one was my SU! order & the other was from my sister Michelle in Melb. Michelle came to stay with us in the last school holidays, whilst she was here she was telling me about her Fiskars texture plates and how good they where. Long story short yesterday 6 Fiskars texture plates turned up in the post for me. Thanks Shell I love them. I had to give one a go so here it is. I will be sending it to you this week Shell, I hope you like it.
Same theme as the last card I made it out of the scraps, Tissue Paper & I have used another Stamp Set out of the new Summer mini Catalogue.

Used: CS: Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink. Stamps: Embrace Life, Live Your Dreams, Short & Sweet. Ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink. Other: Brads Pretty in Pink & new Scallop Edge punch.

Faux Silk

I received a birthday card from Karen this year and she had used Faux Silk technique on my card after been shown how it was done I wanted to give it a go, it has only taken me 6mths to do it. I have used a Stamp Set out of the new Summer Mini Catalogue which I will post onto my blog soon & will be available 1st December.

Used: CS: Choclote Chip, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White. Stamps: Live Your Dreams. Inks: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Basic Black. Other: Pretty in Pink RibbonTaffeta, Tissue Paper

Not another birthday card

Yes another birthday party for Charlotte this one was a couple of weekend ago but I haven't had time to sit down & post much in the last week, so here is the last B/day for awhile I hope..
I had a bit of a shocker with the birthday Stampin' Around, it cut the end off on me I figured a 4yr old will not care:)

Used: CS: Whisper White, More Mustard, Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip. Stamps: Stampin' Around Birthday, Wanted, Short & Sweet. Ink: Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue, Versa Mark. Other: Chocolate Chip Ribbon 5/8" Grosgrain

6x6 Scrapbooking

I have scrapped a 6X6 using the same idea & products as the 12x12. I like this one the best out of the two. I received a SU! order yesterday & I had to use my new Scallop Edge punch & Silver Hodgepodge Hardware. I love scrapping Pic's of Charlotte this is her on her 4th Birthday.

Used: CS: Chocolate Chip. Paper: Berry Bliss. Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Short & Sweet. Ink: Whisper White. Other: On Board Blossoms & Basics, Pretty in Pink Ribbon

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

12x12 scrapbooking

Here is a scrapbooking page I have been working on. It is not what I was hoping for or how I wanted it to look but close. I need to work on my inking & blending of ink, as this is something I have done very little of in my scrapping. I am going to make a card to match this page using the Faux Silk technique, I will post it when it is done but I don't know when that will be as I seem to be running out of time in the days.
I think I will try and fix the side of this page it is bugging me a lot & the photo not doing a lot for it either..

Paper: Berry Bliss, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Baroque Border
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Other: Stampin’ Glitter, On Board Blossoms & Basics, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My fisrt SCS challenge

I have entered this card in a SCS challenge. The callenge was to use Masking & scraps paper/ card.

Stamps: Season of Joy
Paper: Purely Pomegranate,River Rock, Always Artichoke
Ink: Silver Metallic, River Rock, Whisper White Craft
Accessories: Stampin emboss Silver, Silver Brads

Friday, October 17, 2008

Another B/day Party

Another party another birthday card. But I am on top of it this week, I have made the card today & the party is not till Sunday. I am also thinking about entering this card into Mel's latest challenge at , the kill two birds thing:). I love the "Daisy Dash" jumbo wheel out of the Mini Catalogue (which is only available till November 31st feel free to email me if you want to see what other great items are in this Catalogue at ).
I think adding the Stampin' Glitter to the Daisy Dash has added the texture to the card & looks very cute (photo not doing justice for this card).

Used: CS: Chocolate Chip,Whisper White, Regal Rose Ink: Regal Rose Stamp Sets: Occasional Greetings, Boho Backgrounds, Daisy Dash Wheel Other: Chocolate Chip Ribbon Vintage Brad Stampin' Glitter.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

15min B/Day card

Charlotte (my daughter) has been invited to so many b/day parties in this last mth you would think I would be ready with cards of all things, but no. We got up later this morning & as we stumbled around each other to get breakfast we remembered that Charlotte had another party today. As I was wrapping the gift I started thinking that I have no card to give, I had completely forgot to make a card. Richard finished wrapping, finished dressing & started on hair as I made the card, this is my 15min b/day card for a 4yr old boy. I think it's pretty good for a quick think up. ( I also took the time to take a photo).

Used: CS: Sage Shadow, Whisper white love note Paper: Outlaw Stamps: Wanted, Occasional Greetings, Ink: Chocolate Chip

Friday, October 10, 2008

No Layers into a Layers Card

Ok I couldn't leave this as a no layer card, I have made it into a card with just one layer & think it is a huge improvement. I will have to do the same with the friendship one as well I think.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Mel's latest challenge

Items used:
CS: Confetti White Stamp Sets: Occasional Greetings, All in the Family Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Going Gray Other: Elegant Eggplant Ribbon Pretties Kit, Stampin' Write Markers.

I have entered another one of Mel's Challenger's( this one is a No Layering Challenge.

I made two cards today for this challenge & then ended up liking both, so I asked everyone which one would they put in & the same card was picked by all. The card enter is the "MY dear Kind & wonderful Friend". I have also put the card that did not make the cut "friendship" which for the record is my favourite.

Not entered

Items used: CS: Very Vanilla Stamp Sets: Wonderful Words, Baroque Motifs Ink: Always Artichoke, Regal Rose Other: Brads Pewter & a ruler for the outside border

Friday, October 3, 2008

I am back

It seem forever since I last entered my blog & posted something new. My sister Michelle & her three kids where visiting us from Melbourne last week so I have been distracted from my norm. Michelle loves her scrapbooking as much as I do & over the last week we have had many attempts at scrapping, but with six kids in the house it seem less than more. With Christmas fast approaching we made the time to make a few Christmas cards. I have taken photo's of a few cards & I hope to take pic's of the rest soon & will post them when I do.

Michelle has never made cards before and I think she had fun making these, she left very happy with her new stamp sets and accessories telling me she wished she had brought more.

These cards are made from CS: River Rock,Always Artichoke,Purely Pomegranate Paper: Happy Harmony Ink: Purely Pomegranate, River Rock, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant Stamp Sets: All About Christmas Jumbo Wheel, Crazy for Christmas Other: Double-stitched ribbon Purely Pomegranate,Clear Button, Linen Thread, Brads

This little love note set was made at the Sydney regionals, I liked it so much I wanted to make another one. This little set is easy to make & I am very happy with how it turned out.

CS: Wild Wasabi, River Rock Paper: Happy Harmony Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black Stamp Sets: Merry Merry, Season of Joy Other: Love Notes Very Vinilla, Jumbo Eyelets, Linen Thread, Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon.

If you wish to try any of the cards, scrapbook pages shown & want to host a workshop please email me on:

Happy Birthday

Stampin' Up! turns 20yrs old this month & to celebrate there is 20% off select stamp set.
Spend $20 on regular catalogue merchandise between 1-31st October 2008 & receive 20% off these select birthday stamp sets.

Big Bold Birthday Page# 37 20% off $43.16
Pretty Princess Page# 38 20% off $36.76
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Crab & Company Page# 55 20% off $42.36
Short & Sweet Page# 118 20% off $23.96

If you would like to learn more about this great offer email me on:

I hope to have some example's of these Stamps sets soon:)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

CD Tin

I have had this cd tin in my desk draw for about 2yr's not knowing what to do with it, as I was looking on splitcoaststampers the other day I came across a completed cd tin that had been covered in SU paper & stamps. Inspired by this tin I am doing one of my own, my tin is going to be filled with photo's of my family & the many face's they pull ( the silly photo's that never seem to get scraped because they are a one off or just to ugly). I have only got as far as covering the front & back of the tin, now just waiting on photo's to be ready & picked up. I will take photo's as I go & will keep uploading them. My sister is comming up from Melbourne to visit this week so I don't know if I will get back to my tin in the next couple of weeks, I think Michelle (my sister) wants to do Christmas cards while she is here.

Products Used
Paper: Brocade Background
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Other: Chocolate Chip Ribbon 5/8” , Always Artichoke ribbon 1/4", Pretties Kit

window card

One of the demonstration's at Sydney's regional seminar was a window card. This little card was one I had to try, I finally got some time to sit down last night and have ago. The photo is not doing much for the colour & I had a shocker with the Happy stamp. I think I will have to do a few more before I am happy with the out come, but here is my first go hopefully more improved one's will come in the future.

Products Used
CS: Pretty in Pink
Ink: Stazon, Jet Black, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Stamps: Happy Everything, Cause for Celebration
Other: Vellum, Certainly Celery ribbon 5/8” & ¼” Stampin’ Glitter

re-vamped challenge card

I have re-vamped Mel's challenge card from last month to a birthday card. I have change the stamp 360 days a years to a birthday stamp from Circle of Friendship set and added stampin' glitter to give it a bit more. I just wanted to put it on because I can & all the other cards I have done lately are not some thing I would show.

Friday, September 12, 2008

6x6 Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking in 6x6 is something I have only done once before, I found it fast & fun to do. I had time today to do a couple of 6x6 pages in my SU! album. I have mixed feelings about my little pages from todays efforts, the page of Ethan & Richard is my favorite but Charlotte's I just couldn't get it right & lost the plot on it somewhere. There is no real technique in either of these pages just playing with new products.

Products Used
CS: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Berry Bliss
Ink: Purely Pomegranate Other: Hodgepodge Hardware, Purely Pomegranate Double-Stitched ribbon, Stampin’ Glitter

Products Used
CS: Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand
Paper: Outlaw
Ink: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Stamps: Warm Words, Occasional Greetings, Boho Backgrounds, Priceless
Other: Jumbo Eyelets, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

All About Techique

I went to my fist Stampin' Up! event on the weekend in Sydney with the girls, the regional seminar. I had a great time & want to thank the girls one more time for taking me along with them. I feel inspired now & spent the day trying different technique's.I saw on a YouTube-Broadcast Yourself, a few months back this cracked glass embossing look. I didn't have my normal scrap day yesterday so I had the chance to try a few different things & this cracked, broken glass look was one that found it's way onto a card, I liked it that much. The More Mustard ink on attempt #1, is a colour I don't normally use & I thought what is the chance of it working the first time & it did, the cracked look worked perfectly. I think the best part of this card would be the tag on the bottom, I made it so I could use the More Mustard again.

Products Used

CS: Glossy White, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Sahara Sand Ink: Old Olive, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant, Versa mark Stamps: Warm Words, Baroque Motifs Other: Vintage Brads, Elegant Eggplant & Mellow Moss Ribbon, Clear embossing powder .

Friday, August 29, 2008

Mel's Punch Challenge

This is my first Blog Challenge, Punches where the flavour of this challenge. I haven't used punches much in the four years I have scrapped, so I thought this would be good for me to try. I think I have gone a little over board on the punches & maybe on the pink there is something about this card I don't like but can't work it out. I have been flat out this week so maybe not enough thought went into this card.

Products Used
CS: Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Paper: Berry Bliss
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamps: In the Spotlight, Circle of Friendship
Punches: Circle 1 3/8” , Circle 1 ¼”, Scallop, Circle, Spiral

Thursday, August 28, 2008

New Babies

A close friend had twins today a little Girl & Boy, so what better reason to make cards.

Here are my baby cards I have run out of pink ribbon so the ribbon is not SU! but every thing else is...

Products Used:
Cs: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Pretty in Pink
Inks: Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Pretty in Pink, Versa Mark
Stamps: Bundle of Joy, Cause for Celebration, Simple Said, Boho Backgrounds
Other: Circle Punchers Stampin’ Glitter

Friday, August 22, 2008

For You

A gift for you this great one time offer. The first person to contact me & hold a workshop will receive this extra gift. I have put together this jar consisting of five very cute Stampin' Up! stamps and ribbon as well as the 2008-2009 idea book & catalogue. To avoid disappointment be the first to book your workshop:)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Scraping at last

It has been awhile since I have done any scrapbooking. I think because I have been having so much fun playing with all my new SU products. So I went out last week had some pic's printed up and went to Dannie's for Tuesday Scrap day. I wanted to scrap with just SU products and see what I could come up with and here are the two pages I did one 12x12 of my son Ethan & a quick 6x6 of my daughter Charlotte. I think more shopping is needed so I could add more.

12x12 Ethan
Products used

Paper: Outlaw CS: Chocolate Chip & Close to Cocoa Ink: Chocolate Chip Stamps: Sanded & Wanted Other: On Board Blossoms & Basics, Jumbo Eyelets,Taffeta Chocolate Chip Ribbon.

6x6 Charlotte SU Products used

Paper: Berry Bliss CS: Chocolate Chip Ink: Chocolate Chip Ribbon: Taffeta Whisper White & Pretty in Pink Cut up so it fray's to give a messy look Rub-ons: Urban West.