Friday, 6 July 2012

It's time... to join Stampin' Up!

I was busy stroking my designer papers the other day when I spotted a clock in the Timeless Portrait range. I happened to have my paper snips out and before I knew it, this had happened:

I love seeing what happens when you snip elements out of a paper and give them a new home! I cut the clock face out with a circle punch, popped it up on a larger punched circle to give it a bit of dimension and added a black brad.

The sentiment is computer generated, trimmed and given ribbon tails with a square punch before being scored and folded into a 3D shape - it's mounted on dimensionals to keep it that way! I like the idea of an 'it's time...' sentiment as it could cover lots of occasions; I'm toying with the idea of writing 'to tidy your room' in this one and presenting it to my daughter!

The other day when my youngest son went off to senior school looking so small, I'm not ashamed to say I had to wipe away a tear. I'd always said I'd think about a part time job at this time and, if I hadn't already joined Stampin' Up, this would have been a great time to start! It has given me such a sense of achievement to build my business and I've thoroughly enjoyed making friends with like-minded people. I did worry that I wouldn't be able to fit it in around my family life but after a while I discovered what I could and couldn't do and have settled happily into a routine. The best bit of course is that I earn all the gorgeous Stampin' Up products for free - which makes my husband very happy!

If you've been toying with the idea of becoming a Stampin' Up demonstrator and would like to know more about what it entails, click here for more information or send me an email or give me a ring. I'm always happy to give you unbiased information so that you can have a think about it in your own time and decide whether it might be right for you.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Card stockNaturals Ivory, Very Vanilla (textured and smooth), Basic Black (textured)
Punches: 1 3/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, square punch, corner rounder
Other: Black brad, Timeless Portrait designer paper
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. Your free brad and ribbon set will be added automatically to any order of £45 or more.

And now it's time... to get my act together before the ravening hordes come home! Have a lovely weekend, and I'll see you soon.



  1. It's time well spent, Vicky! Love that clock!

  2. Striking, but understated at the same time (oops pun not intended). Love the edge of DSP peeping out from the textured card. Great card for different people and events - it's time .... to catch up with .... ! Helen (Sydney)

  3. What a great card! I love that you trimmed the focal image out of patterned paper, then added the brad. So clever!
    Cheers, Karen

  4. Fabulous as always, Vicky! LOVE that large clock--amazing! And the patterned paper is perfect with the black! I'd love to rejoin SU!, but I like shopping around...that's my biggest issue! :)

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  6. What a very clever card using this ornate clock face from some patterned paper! Beautiful colours and a great CAS design!

  7. Love the way you've layered the clock and the brilliant sentiment to go with it Vicky. For a minute when I looked at the first photo I thought you had added silver glitter down each side! But I see in the second photo, it's paper.....Maybe it's because I'm only half awake this morning :) Sarah xx

  8. The ravening hordes come home at half past midnight? Gosh you get up to all sorts down south! ;p
    This is a brilliant use of patterned paper. Who says patterned papers have to make busy layered cards?

  9. A beautiful and stunning card Vicky.

  10. Love this stamp set Vicky and gorgeous card...great use of your backing paper also


  11. Beautiful card Vicky - I especially love the layout and the imaginative use of the stamp set all done in lovely neutrals with a black accent !
    Have a super weekend ! Jane x

  12. Lovely card Vicky thats such a great image and so ornate! Wonderful to have a job that you love and works around family life. Retirement is even better:)
    Val x

  13. Hi vicky
    I am astounded at what you come up with every day .... You and jenny are on par with each other i call you the crafty Duo....... Fabulous card......
    Enjoy your weekend......
    We will probably go Geo Caching... Although it might be to hot .... Or a picnic in the gorgeous forest we go to ..........
    Hugs sylvie xxx

  14. Such a clever idea you came up with, Vicky. Your clock looks wonderful! Perfect for lots of occasions xx

  15. How fabulous is this what a super card well done Vicky Hugs Elaine I LOVE IT !

  16. Oh Vicky what a gorgeous card, love the clock too :) Viv xx

  17. Was that my hole puncher you used for the card !!!!! Looks pretty damn good. You are defo a dabb hand with the paper snips the clock looks fabulous and the contrasting elements are superb. I see that Florence has agreed that it would be fine for you to accompany Rosy and Bailey to Spain I didn't even get an invite !!! Wishing you a lovely weekend.


  18. So clever Vicky. Love it. Hugs, Buttons x

  19. Clever idea Vicky...... and it's not swiss made either!!! The ornate patterned paper has a great shape for the clock.
    So glad you went down the Stampin up path too, it's great to know you through crafting :0)
    Jenny x

  20. HI Vicky, wow, that's a fantastic card. Great idea and great crafted!
    Hugs Claudia


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