Thursday, 16 September 2010

Three Minute Thursday - using Baroque Motifs and silk flowers

Hello! Welcome to Three Minute Thursday where I pass on my ideas for making swift cards each week. Today I've come over all neutral!

I rather like this colour combination - Black, White and Crumb Cake (oh yum - don't you love the new name for Kraft!) with just a touch of sparkle. The flowers and brads are from the Pretties kit, which is only available until the end of September. It's NOW ONLY £11.63! and is SO worth it as it's crammed with silk flowers, rhinestone brads, pearls in different sizes, crystal beads, pins and all sorts of gorgeousness. It's like the Magic Porridge Pot (remember the fairy story?) of the crafting world as it just seems to last for ever - I've had mine for over a year, use it all the time and it still has heaps in it! If you'd like to order it - or anything else for that matter! - just email me, or phone me on 01280 820593.

Here's how to make this card:

  • Cut a 9cm square card base from Crumb Cake card stock.
  • Ink up a background stamp with Basic Black ink and stamp directly onto the card base.
  • Stamp a sentiment in Basic Black using a Stamp-a-majig for placement.
  • Layer up some silk flowers from the Pretties kit and secure with a clear rhinestone brad.
  • Attach to the card with dimensionals.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Occasional Greetings
Ink: Basic Black
Card stock: Kraft (soon to be known as Crumb Cake!)
Other: Silk flowers and rhinestone brads from the Pretties Kit

Here's another one with a slightly different combination of flowers:

You could make a set of these using the same colours but different background stamps... Oooh! I've inspired myself now! Sadly I don't have the time to rustle them up now as duty calls but they will be appearing on this blog soon!

Thank you for visiting me here today. I really appreciate you taking the time to have a  look at my  projects and I love to hear what you think so do leave a comment if you have a minute!
I'll be back with some colour tomorrow.
Hope to see you then!


  1. this is just gorgeous.. love the swirls on kraft and white blooms :D

  2. I like the sound of Crumb Cake better than I do Magic Porridge!!! - your cards are VERY yummy though - Jacqueline xx.

  3. Gorgeous Vicky. Love the swirls. And yes that white on `Crumb Cake` or kraft or whatever it`s calling itself, looks beautiful, lol.
    Lynne xxx
    p.s. Guess who recieved some kraft card this morning yaaaay!

  4. Very striking, this one I've got to try.

  5. The flourishes make a great backdrop for the larges flowers. Very pretty.

  6. Lovely card, I like ths swirls and the flowers.


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