Thursday, 8 January 2015

Welcome to my team - Stampin' Up Artisan blog hop

I blinked and Thursday came around again! Thursdays are special days when I join my Artisan Designer teamies to bring you ideas and inspiration on a fab blog hop! Are you ready to join us?

The team were sent some gorgeous goodies from the new Stampin' Up spring/summer catalogue this month and I fell instantly in love with the Painted Petals stamp set and coordinating Painted Blooms designer paper. (I've already had to order another couple of packs of this! One to use and one to stroke!) Come and see what I made with them:

Here's an idea for a gift that would go down well with lots of ladies I know! These are just ordinary notebooks but covering them with the beautiful Painted Blooms paper, tying them up with ribbon and adding a little tag really raises them to the next level.

But, in fact, I made these notebooks as gifts for new recruits to my Stampin' Up team, The Inkredibles, so naturally each one required a coordinating card!

I love how the Stampin' Up mini stapler has such a long reach. It was easy to punch the stamped greeting out with the Ticket punch and staple it to the centre of my stamped panel.

There's a background stamp in the Painted Petals set with lines on it and being photopolymer, it's a doddle to make gingham with!

Oh Pacific Point, I've fallen in love with you again! This beautiful blue teams well with Wild Wasabi green and a few flecks of Hello Honey marker add interest.

Would you like to see how the cards coordinate with the notebooks? Come on then:

Here we go! Pinks...

... purples...

... and blue! Which is your favourite?

Now, I wonder what my teamie, the inventive Allison Okamitsu, has to show you this week? Click the button below and let's hop over and find out!

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I took my lovely puppy to her first puppy training class on Monday evening but I'm afraid she didn't behave very well. She was so excited to see the other puppies and all she wanted to do was play with them. She pulled and pulled on her lead and it was all I could do to hold her. "She's quite er... busy, isn't she?" said the instructor crushingly.  Sometimes it's hard to believe that one day, Eva will become a calm and gentle lady dog!

See you tomorrow when I'll be showing you more goodies from the Stampin' Up spring/summer catalogue 2015. See you then,


  1. So so pretty, Vicky!!! I am sure they will love them :)

  2. Hi Vicky, gorgeous gifts. I love this stamp set and the papers. I spotted them as I browsed the catalogue the other day. .... They're on my list!
    Best wishes for 2015.
    Suzi B xx

  3. Vicky, your cards are so pretty!

  4. Lovely Vicky. I love the blue set.
    This stampset is on its way to me. Can't wait to start playing.

  5. Stunning inspiration as always Vicky...Love them all, do l really have to pick just one..:0) xx

  6. Each notebook and card is VERY attractive . . . unusually for me though, I think my fave is the pink version.

    Naughty Eva . . . but you know us girls just want to have fun! xxx

  7. Oh so beautiful! I can't wait for my order to arrive. I have a feeling I may have to order more packs of the DSP too!

  8. Hi Clare, I'm loving these new stamps and papers will have to save up some pennies lol
    Your notebooks and cards are all gorgeous but my favourite one is the purple set
    Off to see what the others have to show
    Jackie x

  9. Love them all! You might not believe it, but I've been working with this set today! The second day I've worked with the set you've showcased. Must be the Inkredibles connection. :) xxx

  10. The blue is my favorite but they're all lovely!

  11. Each one is prettier than the first. It's hard to choose which is my favorite. I want them all!

  12. Lovely cards Vicky! Very elegant!

  13. Purple purple purple!
    Happy New Year, Vicky x

  14. C'est splendide ! Cela m'évoque une belle rêverie dans les jardins de Claude Monet !

  15. Gosh I thought they were fat quaters of material, they are so beautiful and beautifully done too Vicky. Lucky girls.

    We had a time of trying to get our Jess (cross border collie and springer spaniel) to stop jumping up on people, she did get it in the end! but couldn't get over her love of people and she nearly shook her back end off when seeing anyone. We do miss her and her lovely ways.

  16. Wow, super gorgeous. Love them all.

  17. These are beautiful, so artistically placed! What set is the "Hello" sentiment from?

    1. Thank you Michelle! The 'hello' is from the Crazy About You set - it's full of sentiments in lovely, simple capitals :)

  18. Hi Vicky, I love your cards. Please may I ask what colours you have used for the purple card?


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