Thursday, 31 March 2011

Three Minute Thursday - Forest Friends thank you card

Good morning and welcome to Three Minute Thursday! Today I'm going to show you a card which took me no time at all - not one minute! I've been beavering away making samples and projects with all the new crafting goodies in the new mini catalogue, and today is the day I'm holding an open house to show them off. So today, my top tip for the time-challenged is to do what I've done - get someone else to make your card!

The someone else in question is my ten-year-old son who loves making 'Mr Rabbit cards'. He's made a whole series of them and this is his latest, being shown off by his lovely assistant, Tuppence (who unfortunately needed a bit of a nap!):

My son made this card to give to his Auntie and his four-year-old cousin to say thank you for the brilliant airfix set they got him for his birthday.

He's picked up some great techniques - sponging, colouring stamps with markers, fancy cutting  - and has made a great job of it. But the thing I like best are those amazing balloons! They were punched out with a 3/4" circle punch and shine added with my white gel pen. He drew the ends of the balloons and the string with the thin end of markers. Clever boy!

Stamps: Forest Friends, Hopeful Thoughts, Trendy Trees (sentiment)
Ink: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Real Red
Card stock: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Marina Mist
Other: 3/4" circle punch, markers

Now I may have been a bit of a cheat today, but it is absolutely true that getting my son to make a card did save me time and also gave him a lot of pleasure. With the Easter holidays coming up, your children or grandchildren might love to make Easter pictures and cards and projects - and Forest Friends is a great set to set them off. Do email me or give me a call on 01280 820593 if you'd like to make an order and I'll be happy to help. Oh - and don't forget, this is the last day to order from the March Frenzy sale list!

Three Minute Thursday will be back next week in its more orthodox form. Do come back tomorrow when I'll be unveiling the new mini catalogue which is utterly packed with gorgeousness! I can't wait to show you - see you then!


  1. How sweet is this card!!
    And the kitty is too. I love this card!


  2. oh I love this card Vicky, makes me smile and happy!!!!! Love!

  3. Wow, he really is very talented. Wonder where he got that from?! ;-)

  4. Wow - Vicky - I have to ask - how old is your son? He truly made an incredible card - very talented!

  5. Hi Vicky
    Great card well done to your Son ...mind you he has a brilliant teacher
    your Cat looks gorgeous a lovely Pickie

  6. Well done to your son, what a fab card. A xx

  7. So sweet,you'd better watch out or he will be wanting to become a demonstrator like his mama! How nice that he likes making cards and also that he sends thank you cards, a forgotten art with lots of children these days. Looking forward to seeing what you have to show us tomorrow. Linda J xx

  8. Wow ! Your son's card is GORGEOUS !! What a talent ! Hope your day went well with lots of visitors and orders're just a tad too far for me, but I love browsing your blog !!

    Margaret C

  9. He's brilliant Vicky, hope you let him see all the comments he gets from us "oldies"!!! Hope your Open House went well
    Margaret x

  10. Great card, so fun! And the cat is as lovely ;-) Janna

  11. Love how the bunny is colored just like Tuppence!

  12. Well, we obviously know where your son got his talent!

  13. Wow, your son has your talent! His card is really lovely... and so is Tuppence!!

  14. Great card, your son is so inherited trait I am sure :O) Viv xx

  15. You son did a fabulous job on his card, Vicky! Give him a hug and a high-five from the USA.
    Love all the techniques that he's picked up from his mum. And... what a timesaver to have someone else do your work for you. Delegation is the sign of a great leader, I say! :)
    (Final comment of the day... all caught up now. What a great way to start my Saturday morning!)


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