Sunday 20 July 2014

A great big Stampin' Up woohoo!

There's nothing like good news to energise you! I woke up very early this morning still buzzing away because I've been chosen for a place on Stampin' Up's Artisan Design Team! I feel so honoured - there are only 16 places on the team and designers were chosen from Stampin' Up demonstrators all over the world!

Can I also just say how very touched I've been by all the messages of congratulations I've received, not just here on my blog but also on facebook and via email. You are such a lovely and supportive bunch and you've made me feel very special - thank you.

Oh goodness me, let's show you a card before I start having to whisk out the tissues!

There are so many fabulous elements in the stamp set I've used today that I'm bursting with ideas for using it! It's a brand new hostess set from the new Stampin' Up annual catalogue called Hello Love. I stamped the sun, coloured it in with blendabilities and layered clouds and a sentiment over the top.

Don't you just love that it's raining lurve?! And that the sunshine is chasing those dark clouds away!

When you're celebrating great news, the code word Celebrate at ATCAS and Less is More's 'Singing in the Rain' theme are the perfect card challenges! I'm also linking up with the clean and simple challenge at ATSM, The Curtain Call, where 'anything goes' (they're also having a woohoo moment as it's their anniversary - congrats ladies!) and Pixie's Snippets Playground. Oh AND I used a Never Before Used Stamp (NBUS) - yes Darnell, it finally happened!

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Just Sayin' wood or cling
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What a great weekend it's been! There's not been much of this...

... but plenty of this:

I could definitely get used to this kind of lifestyle!

I'm going to post this now and then I'll be back on Tuesday. Hope to see you then,


  1. Vicky, we were SO excited when we heard your name mentioned as part of the Artisan Team! VERY well-deserved! Congratulations!

  2. This is fab Vicky and perfect, not only for the challenges but for yourself too. Well done
    Lynne xxx

  3. Just back from holiday Vicky and saw this post. Well, woo hoo indeed! Absolutely fabulous news and very well deserved. I haven't been doing much card making of late but your blog is always an inspiration. Well done! Xx

  4. You so deserve this Vicky, and I hope you enjoy every minute, you are a great inspiration, and such fun too! xxx

  5. Congrats on making the DT Vicky. You really deserve this as you always make such inspirational cards. Not least this one. I love how you always think outside the box and can use one set of stamps in so many different ways.

    Kat xx

  6. What a fantastic opportunity for you, Vicky, but who could be surprised? Your card making talent is amazing and you truly deserve this! Well done, you!

  7. A fab little card, and I love those raining hearts! Bev x

  8. Oh Vicky - this is just fantastic! I love the cloud raining hearts - so pretty. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

    BTW - I bet your feet don't touch ground for ages yet. xxx

  9. First: SUPER CONGRATS on this prestigious recognition! Being selected as one of an elite group of 16 is most certainly something to celebrate! (Darnell will be cheering when she reads this news, too!). Your excitement bubbles through you post and into your card, which is absolutely delightfully fabulous! Yet more evidence of why you were selected for this team! Thank you for sharing your news; thank you for sharing your sweet card at ATSM!

  10. What a pretty CAS card! I love the design and the color you used.Thank you for sharing at ATSM!

  11. Wonderful snippets card Vicky! Still doing a happy dance here for you as well :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  12. MANY MANY CONGRATULATIONS Vicky . . . so well deserved too. Well done you.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  13. You will be a brilliant addition to that team - you use your supplies soooo creatively. Many, many congrats - can't wait to see what you do next!

  14. A lovely card Vicky - sorry not been around for a while - loving all your work though Jacqueline xx

  15. Congratulations Vicky, the honour couldn't have gone to a nicer or more deserving person.

  16. Congrats again Vicky! I woke to a surprise myself this morning, my latest creation, the w-o-w butterfly that I think you saw has been chosen as a top pick at one of the challenges I entered :)

    Em x
    Creative Em

  17. Congrats on the Artisan team!

  18. A fab card Vicky and perfect for your wonderful news:) Also seems to resemble our weather at the moment!
    Val x

  19. Congratulations and I thought you were going for a proper job! Great having a job which is creative and fun too.

  20. Love this card, sunshine is definitely for you ay?

  21. Hi Vicky. Congrats on being picked for the DT - awesome! Love this fun, CAS, summery card! Sweet images that are layered perfectly. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M and ATCAS.

  22. What a super cool design :) love those clouds and the rain, thank you for sharing with ATSM and ATCAS !

  23. Fabulous card, I love the rain!

  24. Big congratulations Vicky, so pleased for you, not surprised your art work is beautiful :D Gay x

  25. Looks brilliant ever! Congrats on your news too... most deserved!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  26. Congrtulations on your team appointment. They are lucky to have you for their ambassador!

    Great card. Love that bit of sun popping out from behind the clouds!

  27. HUGE congratulations to you Vicki!!!!!!!
    Super stylish creation

  28. Congrats will be super! You have a great blog:)

  29. Many congratulations Vicki! What an absolute honour to be chosen - very well deserved. I love this card - all the elements are great and work perfectly together to make a perfect CAS card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at ATCAS.

    Karen x

  30. Sorry am late to the party Vicky bit huge congratulations, what an honour and so thoroughly deserved Im not surprised you are celebrating ! WELL DONE ! thanks for sharing your beautiful celebration card with us at ATCAS all of the elements work beautifully together.



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