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!)

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!


  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

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

  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!

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

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

  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.

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

  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!)

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

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



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