Vintage Vogue

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Life is…..

For my 2nd card today, I’ve combined 2 more challenges.

These 2 were a bit more of a challenge than I first thought but after a bit of playing around, changing my mind on stamp sets, I’m reasonably happy with the end result.

The Sketch Challenge is from Sweet Sunday and is #SSSC103.



The colours are from this weeks Color Q cQc #71.

These colours do look pretty but trying to work out how to use them all in the same creation was a little bit of a struggle. I guess if I’d used more Whisper White and only hits of the other colours it might have been easier.

Initially I was going to use the Baroque Motifs stamp set as I haven’t used it in ages but when I worked out my card measurements I changed my mind as the centre image piece was way small for this set.

I’ve ended up using the 2-Step Bird Punch, Elements of Style and Vintage Vogue stamp sets.


See what I mean by all that ‘Pink’…..


Stamp sets: Vintage Vogue, Elements of Style
Card: Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, In Colours DSP Patterns Pack – Blushing Bride (Hostess), Subtles Pattern Stack – Pink Pirouette
Ink: Blushing Bride, Versamark
Accessories: 2-Step Bird Punch, Circle Scissor Plus.

Don’t forget to pop on over to this post if you’d like a chance at winning some blog candy. You only have till 8pm Sunday 13th February (Sydney Time) to be eligible.


Till next time….

Always Vintage

Does anyone else out there find it hard to select a ‘Blog Post Title’?


Maybe it’s just me, but I can never think of anything great so just usually go with a colour I’ve used in the creation I’m going to share or the stamp set name, or sometimes a mixture of both which is what this one is.


You may have noticed I’ve been posting 2 creations a day lately. I haven’t been receiving many comments so I’m not sure if you like that I’m posting more, or even if you like what you are seeing. I’d really, really appreciate some comments and let me know what you think. We all need a little encouragement at times and I’ve been trying my best of late to leave more comments on the blogs I view.


The card I’m going to share with you now I’ve made for the Utah Divas International Blog UDI Color Challenge #20.


At first I wasn’t too sure about these colours. I like them all individually but wasn’t sure what mix of each to use as I didn’t want my creation as dark as the dress for the inspiration.


After deciding which stamp set to use, selecting another layout to try from Card Positioning Systems (this time CPS#74) and having a little play around this is what I ended up with.

Stamp sets: Vintage Vogue
Card: Crumb Cake, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Regal Rose, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Big Shot, Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder.


Till next time….

Secret Sister Gifts Part 2

Today I’m sharing my July items with you that I made and sent to my Secret Sister partner.

For this month I sent my 1st card with the gift.

Again I’ve used the Urban Garden DSP and coordinating colours but have used the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set on my first items.

Inside the Tote bag was …..

Yes that is a little cello bag filled with some lollies. I couldn’t not send any but I did locate ‘sugar free’ ones which in small doses should be okay for her.

I was happy with last months gift packaging but I like this one even more. The Tote bag is one of Lauren Meader’s templates. After making this one up for my Secret Sister partner I ended up making the Tote Bag part of my August Project Class.

My 2nd and final card for July was kept to the colour them but I used the Vintage Vogue stamp set again.

and inside..

I’ve used the Rock ‘n’ Roll technique on the flowers.


Card 1 & Gift
Stamp sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Best Yet (Hostess set), Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Watercolour Paper, Urban Garden DSP
Inks: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Baja Breeze striped ribbon, 1 1/4” & 1 3/8” Circle punches, Scallop Circle punch, Word Window punch, Scallop Edge punch, Wide Oval punch, Clear Rhinestone brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Card 2
Stamp sets: Vintage Vogue, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Heard from the Heart
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Pretties Kit, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Pop back tomorrow when I share the final months creations.

Till next time…..