Tailored Tag Punch

Featuring: Tailored Tag Punch, Designer paper, Truly Tailored stamp, Stampin Up, Occasions Catalogue 2018, Bow builder punch

I have been experimenting today. Want to see?
After playing with the Tailored Tag Punch and the True Gentleman designer paper I decided I wanted to see if I could make a more feminine version.
Come and see how I did.

True Gentleman version with Tailored Tag punch,  bow builder punch and stamps.

and then another version using Painted with Love designer paper, Tailored Tag Punch, bow builder punch, Butterfly framelit and Truly Tailored stamp.

I think I didn't do too badly. It shows that this suite while geared towards male cards can also be put to use with different papers and work just as well. Experiment successful!!! yay!
Have a great week. Vx

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Petal Palette Country Style

Featuring:( Petal Palette, Petals and More Thinlets, Tailored Tag Punch, Easel Card, cardsonthetablewithvicki, Stampin Up)

Because I loved the Wood Textured Designer paper stack soooo much I don't have a lot left. However, using the Tailored Tag Punch I was able to create and interesting background layout using several different papers.
I think it gives a 'country style' feel to the card. What do you think?

Cardstock used: Sweet Sugarplum and Early Expresso, Crumbcake
Stampin Write markers -  Old Olive and Sweet Sugarplum.

 I sponged Early expresso ink around each punched piece before gluing it down.

Have a great day. Vx

I actually grow a rose very close to this Sweet Sugarplum colour.  I have had this rose bush about 4 years now and it doesn't flower very often or very much. Usually only get about three flowers at a time if I am lucky. But it is a very pretty colour. The garden is such a therapeutic place don't you agree? It is very relaxing and calming and l love…

Petal Pair Embossing card

Featuring: Petal Pair Embossing Folder, Occasions Catalogue 2018, Sponge Daubers, Colouring, Quick and Easy, Cardsonthetablewithvicki

Well this is a very quick and easy card for you today.
Using Sponge Daubers to colour with.

I have used the floral embossing folder from the Petal Pair Embossing Folder set in the Occasions Catalogue.
Ran it through on Whisper White cardstock.
Then using my sponge daubers I added colour.
Real Red for the flowers and then Lemon Lime Twist for the leaves and background to blend it all together.

The handy greeting set - Vertical Greetings was very useful. p.50 Main catalogue.
on the odd occasion you need a vertical greeting...this set is perfect.

I enjoyed it so much I did it again using Calypso Coral for the flowers.

Hope I have inspired you to try some Sponge Dauber colouring today.
Thanks for stopping by. Vx

Had a few days out at the Farmhouse last week.

Vintage Heartfelt Blooms

Featuring: Heartfelt Blooms, vintage style, Sponge dauber, colouring techniques, watercolour pencils, Stampin Up, cardsonthetablewithvicki

I was pleasantly surprised when I decided to try colouring my Saleabration Heartfelt Blooms stamp.
I admit to feeling a bit lazy and decided I would try doing it with Sponge Daubers. Just literally daubing the colour on...
and guess what?
It worked better than I had hoped!
I just loved the way it turned out and I hope you do too.

I used Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Tranquil Tide. I stamped in Night of Navy.
 The little dragonflies are from the Detailed Dragonfly thinlets set.
Fresh Florals Designer paper stack paper.

Flushed with my success I decided I would try the more traditional way and use some watercolour pencils.
This time I stamped in Archival Black ink and then added the colour with the watercolour pencils and an aquapainter.  pink, purple, yellow, green

Card stock - Fresh Fig and Sweet Sugarplum

I did use my sponge…

Dragonfly Dreams meets Painted with Love

Featuring: Dragonfly dreams stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly thinlets, Painted with Love designer paper, Special Folds, Technique Cards, Calendar Card, Stampin Up, Cardsonthetablewithvicki

It isn't too late to make calendar cards is it?????
Well it is only February...we do have 10 more months to go so I think it is still acceptable. hehe.

And I just couldn't resist making this with the new Painted with Love specialty designer paper from the Occasions catalogue 2018.
I was inspired to use my Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and thinlets from demonstrator Gail Ellis.
I am really bad at neglecting my stamps when something new appears so it is really good to mix it up using things from all the current catalogues.

 The flowers are from the Petal Palette set and the words from Waterfront (both in the Occasions 2018 catalogue.
 This little calendar card is just so quick and easy to put together.
 have a normal black card base and just added a piece to the bottom.
10.5cm x 8cm. scored at 2, 4…

Island dreaming....

(featuring: Waterfront stamp set, Occasions Catalogue, Colour Theory dsp, Seaside Embossing folder, Stampin Up, Cardsonthetablewithvicki)

I have been having lots and lots of fun with the new Waterfront set.
It is so versatile and every scene you create is different.

I took this photo on a very dull day and had to lighten it so you can't see that the background piece done with the Seaside Embossing Folder is actually Soft Sky not white.
I teamed it up with Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight.

The words wouldn't quite fit where I wanted them on the oval piece as you can see, so I created a little banner with some acetate and stamped on it to make an overlay.

Still on the "yellow obsession" hehe. I have used some Colour Theory designer paper with Bermuda Bay card stock.
 (stamp greeting is non SU)

Happy Birthday is from Vertical Greetings. p.50 of the main catalogue. This is the perfect set for when you need your greetings to stamp vertically not horizontally.

And f…

Heartfelt Blooms 2018

(Featuring: Heartfelt Blooms, Saleabration 2018, Stampin Up)

Having a bit of fun with a very pretty Saleabration 2018 Stamp Set. Only available till March 31st. This stamp is a new concept call Disinktive stamps by Stampin Up.
(They have two others. The Baby Bear stamp p.110 main catalogue and the bunny stamp Sweet little Something in the Occasions catalogue p. 40.)
It has a photographic style to it, giving the stamped image more depth. When you look at the stamp it appears quite flat though and I certainly didn't believe I would get such a detailed image from it.
Was I wrong!! lol.

First card is stamped in Crumbcake and Flirty Flamingo ink.
 Words are from Waterfront Stamp set in the Occasions catalogue.

Next up I tried Smoky Slate and Bermuda Bay together.

Very pretty. Do you like the glitter enamel dots? They remind me of opals with their sparkly colours.

Tip for stamping.
The trick to getting a good image with this kind of stamp is to make sure your ink pad isn't too inky.…