Sunday, 22 February 2009

Virtual Stamp Night Weekend

Every couple of months or so Splitcoast Stampers hold a Virtual Stamp Night (VSN), which is a large number of card making/crafting challenges over a Friday evening and all day Saturday. You have until 10pm PST on Sunday night to complete and upload 19 challenges, so a lot of card making! You only get 45 minutes to complete each challenge as well, so it's busy, busy, busy!

I managed to do 17 challenges this time (normally it's only 12 or so) - I only missed out 2 of them! One was to use your iron to melt wax crayons to make a background - I have no idea where my iron is as I don't iron (I send my ironing off to get done!) and the last challenge was to make something heart shaped - an easy challenge but I was too crafted out by then and was shattered.

All the details are in my gallery over at SCS here - there's just too many to list here!

Here are the photos....

Challenge A - Sketch Challenge

Challenge B - Colour Combo Challenge

Challenge C - Use a stamp you don't like
Challenge D - Use new stash on your card

Challenge E - Monochromatic Card

Challenge F - Use the split negative technique

Challenge G - Use a quote from the film "The Princess Bride" for inspiration

Challenge H - Show your obsessions

Challenge J - Acetate Card

Challenge K - Use a long lost stamp

Challenge L - Use inchies

Challenge M - Celebrity Crush

Challenge N - Use as much stuff as you can that begins with L

Challenge O - Make a card using the Joy Fold Technique

Challenge P - Follow the card recipe

Challenge Q - Make a love card with NO pink, red, white or hearts!

Challenge R - Use feathers of some kind
This VSN really made me challenge myself. I tried a new card technique (challenge O), used colour combos I would not normally pick myself (challenges B, L and P), used new or never used before stamps (challenges A, B, C, D, E, H, J, L, N, P and R - wow lots I've never used before!) and SU colours I've never used before (Challenges B, P and R). I'm really happy with all my creations, although I do need to go back and add extra bits to a couple of them - like glitter glue, which I just didn't have the time to do. Hope you've enjoyed looking too - be sure to check out all the galleries over on SCS.
So as you can see a lot of card making but lots of fun to be had too! Make sure you join in the fun next time VSN is on!


  1. WOW Vanessa! What an amazing selection of cards - congrats on getting so many done on the VSN!! Kate x

  2. These are all really gorgeous cards Vannessa!!

    Elizabeth xx

  3. Sounds like a very busy time. Great cards, will have to give this a go next time.