Saturday, 30 July 2011

A fruity hello!

I'm sneaking in very quickly today with a quick card for this week's Less is More challenge where Chrissie and Mandi are asking for fruity cards. I have trips to pack for, birthdays to organise, workshops to prepare for... and the last thing I should be doing is making cards! Fellow LiMettes will understand I'm sure - I couldn't miss it could I?!!

When I think of fruit, the Tart and Tangy stamp set springs to mind and, since my frazzled brain couldn't decide which of the yummy fruit to choose, I've made a fruit salad! Come and see:


The sun is out here in Buckingham today so I thought I'd go bright and zingy with a Tempting Turquoise card base! I stamped the fruit, cut them out (punches make this quick and easy), chopped some of them up and arranged them in a border.


Here's a close-up which I've just realised is a bit blurry! (Sorry - I've lost my turbo glasses and am having to make do with some really weak ones that mean I keep bumping into things!) The 'hello' is from the Hello Again stamp set which happened to be out on my desk.


Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Tart and Tangy, Hello Again
Ink: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Real Red
Card stock: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Other: Markers
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

Okay, fun over. Just off to clear up, make a birthday cake, wrap some prezzies... my boy's turning into a teenager tomorrow. He shares a birthday with Harry Potter - how cool is that?! Once, at the beginning of Potter mania, he came to me and told me that he was having a lot of difficulty seeing things. Things seemed quite blurred he said, looking at me with his enormous blue eyes. I immediately whisked him off to the opticians where the first inkling I had that he wasn't being entirely truthful was when he headed straight for the Harry Potter display and gazed wistfully at the round spectacles. When the optician brought him out she seemed quite worried. "He tells me that his vision is quite blurred but I've done all the tests and can't find a thing wrong," she said. I'm sure I went right down in her esteem when I said airily that I expected he would grow out of it and beat a hasty retreat!

I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone's fruity creations this week, but that will have to wait until I've got my chores done!  I'll be back here on Monday with a masculine card - my son's birthday card of course! See you then,

50 comments:

  1. A veritable fruit cocktail! Smashing card

    Kathyk

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  2. Hola Vicky, my dear Vycky you remember me the Mr. Rabbit of Alice in wonderland, i'm to late,i'm to late...:D i think you're very busy, well this is the mums world :D, i'm undertand you...
    Fantastic card Vicky, remember me a bowl of fresh macedonia...very summery, i love the dimension of fruit and the colours, well done.:D
    Happy Potter bithday(i love the Harry Potter books), a hug from Palma

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  3. Very bright and beautiful. Loved the story about your boy.

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  4. Haven't got this set, pity as I love what you've done with it.

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  5. Gosh you have got a busy day planned! Love the card, the fruit stamps are perfect!

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  6. A very juicy card Vicky, I hope you've got some Pimms to put the fruit in??

    Hope your son has a great birthday

    Bev.x

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  7. Hi Vicky
    You are amazing ...what a Wow!!!! card love it to bits ...i have this stamp set never in a million years would i have thought of that....Stunning ...Happy birthday to your gorgeous Son ....
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxxx

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  8. This looks luscious Vicky, I'm so glad you made time for us again!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  9. A FABULOUS fruit cocktail Vicky and lovely summer colours, I love it.

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  10. Hi Vicky, Fabulous card, soo fruity it's luscious, have a great weekend, Gay xxx

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  11. Fabulous! Vicky. Lovely summer fruit cocktail and perfect LIM card! x

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  12. The background is fantastic and makes the entire card look YUMMIE! Janna :D

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  13. Yummy card, good enough to eat:)
    Anne
    x

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  14. Looks good enough to pop into my Pimm's :)
    Val x

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  15. Terrific as always Vicky
    A very happy birthday to your teenager!
    wishing you all a fabulous day

    Thanks for entering whist you are so busy
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  16. Hello Vicky

    A stunning and fabulous card - I love it. The fruit is just perfect to eat.

    You have me tired just thinking of all of your chores.

    irene
    xxxx

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  17. Fabulous card, Vicky! Love the "fruity arrangement"! My card is here

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  18. Oooh very fruitilicious ( think I made that word up lol)Fabulous as always.
    Lynne xxx

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  19. This is brilliant Vicky. Enjoy your weekend and don't work too hard. Happy birthday to the birthday boy!
    M x

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  20. Just such fun and fruity card - it's fab!

    Love the story about your son - wishing him a very Happy Birthday. They do grow up so fast!!

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  21. A fruitastic card there Vicky!

    Hugs, Sandra x

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  22. Brilliant card Vicky, not content with lining the fruit up, you come up with the idea of a fruit salad! inspired thinking :)
    Jenny x

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  23. Loving the bright colours you have used , really fun card you have done
    Nicky

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  24. This is really great love it! x

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  25. Fabulous and fruity a bit like yourself ! Great card very zesty ! happy bithday for your son tomorrow oh the joys of being a teenager.

    Marie

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  26. A fabulous fruity cocktail Vicky and I love the turquoise base. xx

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  27. Fab card again Vicky, the fruit looks so juicy too!! you made me laugh what you said at the optician's he he :O) Viv xx

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  28. Very fruity Vicky, I love this set too. Good luck with your new teenager, I'm on the countdown now before I get my first one !! A xx

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  29. Such a bright and cheery card - TFS!
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

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  30. Fabulous, fruity card
    Beryl x

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  31. Vicky, your card is perfect. The choice of colors is just fabulous. It's making me hungry. :)

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  32. I love fruit salad! This is beautiful. ;)

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  33. Fruity and zingy!!! Brilliant! xx

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  34. Hi Vicky

    A gorgeous fruit salad creation .. .. shame there isn't a touch of bubble gum ice-cream to go with it LOL!!!

    Hope you survived the birthday celebrations.

    Love Jules xx

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  35. Lovely card Vicky, those fruit pieces look good enough to eat. Love the story of the Harry Potter glasses, cheered me up no end.

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  36. What a lovely fruit salad, Vicky! And that turquoise background really makes it all pop!

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  37. Lovely card, well done. You can view my card here.
    Maureen.........x

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  38. Hi Vicky,

    your card is really fruity, for me this was a very difficult challenge since I haven't got a single piece of fruit in my stampcollection. It's always on top of something more yummy ;)

    Hugs,

    Lins x

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  39. Great card, love the colour combo, fruity and zingy good enough to eat

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  40. Love your fruit coctail and it looks all the zesty on the turquoise base. x

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  41. Love your fruit salad, Vicky. Great colors and you've arranged all the pieces beautifully! :) Ann

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  42. Love the fruit salad, but I have to admit that I love the Harry Potter story even more!

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  43. Ooh very fruity! Lol, fab card, love the bright colours :o) Lisa x

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  44. I love this-it's made my mouth water!

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  45. Wow wow wow stunning Luv Sue x

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  46. Gorgeous card Vicky, love the colours and simple design :)

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