Thursday 18 September 2014

A birthday with Freaky Friends - Stampin' Up Artisan blog hop

Hello! I'm delighted to welcome you to another Stampin' Up blog hop brought to you by our lovely group of designers from around the world. Each member of the team are sent boxes containing the same Stampin' Up products and I'm constantly amazed by how differently we all use our goodies!

My own project this week is a simple card using the cute Freaky Friends stamp set. Come and see:

The little monsters in this set just make me melt! I let this little chap loose on a Project Life-style panel made with Coastal Cabana card stock, a strip of designer paper and rounded corners.

Let's take a closer look at that little cutie! I stamped him in Tangelo Twist ink and gave him a bit of shine with clear embossing powder. For extra detail, I stamped him again in black ink on crumb cake, and popped up his little face over the orange one. Don't you think it looks as if he's wearing a onesie?!

He was such a good little monster that I gave him a balloon!

It was made with one of the Word Bubbles framelits dies! I tied a piece of bakers twine to it and glued it into place before stretching the twine down, threading it into a pierced hole under the monster's hand and taping to the back of the panel.

I think these little monsters make great cards for small boys (or even grown-up ones!)

Now the rest of the team have got heaps of ideas to show you, so click the button below and hop over to see the lovely Allison Okamitsu's fab project!

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When my boys were little they would amuse themselves for hours with a balloon. One rainy afternoon I went to investigate a terrifying disturbance upstairs and found that they had somehow managed to drag the beds to the edges of the room and made a 'net' in the centre of the room with a bench. They had devised their own form of volleyball! They called it Ballyball and it became a regular feature of their playtime together. They made up all sorts of complicated rules for it and the only problem was that the ball would gradually become smaller and smaller as the air leaked out!

Do come back and visit me tomorrow when I'll have another new project to show you!


  1. This is soo cute, Vicky! A stamp set I never would have ordered, but seeing what you have done with it I am so tempted! So great for a child's birthday card.

  2. Cute! I have some freaky friends . . .not as cute though! LOL! xxx

  3. I love this stamp set. And I love the card.

  4. SQUEEAAALLLL! This card is so cute and adorable! LOVE it, it would be perfect for my little guy! Just may have to copy this cutie!

  5. He is a cute non-threatening little monster. I love the black and white birthday message.

  6. Marisela Delgado said: Hi, Vicky! Your stories about your family are always so cute. I still like the little pony story. "But it's so fluffy!" =) I don't know how far Manchester is from your home, but you seem to have such a great relationship with your daughter that the only thing that will actually separate you or change is the distance. I think you and your daughter will remain close friends. Plus, you get to hear her great stories and she gets to receive your beautiful cards. By the way, how is the Stampin' Up ambassador-type/district leader position going? Have you done any fun activities with it? Just curious. Have a great week. "Listening" to you talk about England makes me want to visit more than ever. I want to go to London SO BAD. I LOVE ENGLAND! Meanwhile, I'm here in Texas..........Marisela

  7. I love how simple and stunning this darling card is! Side note- my husband served a mission for our church in the Leeds area. He misses England a lot! Especially the food. :D

  8. A simple and creative idea! Great work!


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