Friday, 11 June 2010

FTL 94 challenge and teachers' appreciation gifts

The FTL challenge on the Clean and Simple Stamping site this week is a favourite style of mine and, since my head is currently full of apples, it took no time at all to work out what I was going to make.


It was very speedy to produce this card...


... and  whip up a matching notepad and pen to make a little teacher appreciation gift. This paper, from the Sweet Pea designer paper stack in the mini catalogue, has to be one of my all-time favourites. I think it looks great with that pop of black. Yes, that's the apple from the Tart and Tangy set - I know, I'm obsessed with it! But they're such graphic images, I love them! (And you get four fruits for £10.95 so it's pretty well rude not to!)

Supplies
Stamps: Tart and Tangy, Trendy Trees (sentiment)
Ink: Basic Black
Card stock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Other: Earth Elements and Basic Black markers, 1 3/4" and 1 3/8" punches, Sweet Pea DP stack

While I'm here I thought I'd show you some simple, one-layer notelets made with Tart and Tangy.


I used Real Red and Old Olive on Whisper White card stock for these. Doesn't the cherry look fabulous with the Sincere Salutations sentiments! I think the invitation would be perfect for summer barbecues and parties and it would be easy to produce lots of them in a short time.

I won't be going to any barbecues or parties this weekend because it's the weekend of the Desperate 2 Dance show. All three of my children belong to this brilliant street dance company which offers the annual opportunity to perform in a real theatre. The children each have their four costumes ready, they're practising their moves and they are so excited! Me too - I know they'll be sensational and I'll need loads of tissues to hand!

Thanks for popping in today. Sorry about all the apples. I promise I've got it out of my system now and the next post will be an apple-free zone!
Have a wonderful weekend!



12 comments:

  1. All these cards are fab Vicky. Good luck to your children, what better way to keep fit and out of mischief. Y`see if we were 14 again we could be street dancing lol.
    Lynne xxx

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  2. Love the set - what a fab appreciation gift. Orange and black does look great together!

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  3. I love all these cards! What a lovely gift set - the orange and black look fabulous and the 'cherry' cards are really elegant. Enjoy the dance show!

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  4. Great take on the sketch, love how clean it is!

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  5. love your gift set - the orange and black are such a stong, beautiful combo!

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  6. I love your CAS cards.. they are so so lovely. I love the colour combo that you used for the challenge, and teh elements.. gorgeous.
    Thank you for your sweet comments at my blog.

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  7. Fab set,fits perfectly into the challenge requirements!

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  8. You are making me very glad that I ordered Tart and Tangy -- but I've had it for over a month now and I should probably use it! Thanks for the inspiration! (Feel free to keep posting with it -- I can always use all the ideas that I can get!)

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  9. Wow!! What a fantastic collection! Such a fun and summery look!

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  10. To have a card and a notebook with the same pattern is a pretty nice gift!

    JANNA

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x