Friday 2 September 2011

Sentimental over sentiments

So, as you've probably seen at the top of my blog, the Stampin' Up Last Chance List has been published with all the stamp sets and accessories from the Idea Book and Catalogue that WON'T carry over into the new catalogue. Some of them are being sold at a discount, but hurry - they're only available while stocks last!

I have mixed feelings about this list as some of the names on it are old favourites of mine. (But of course the new catalogue will have plenty of new offerings to stimulate my creativity so I shall try not to mind too much!) I've used two favourites for today's card. Come and see:

I made this card to say thank you to my kind friend who looked after our house and garden over the weekend when my husband came to join us on holiday in Devon. Do you recognise the little house? It's from the Neighborhood jumbo wheel and has been stamped on watercolour paper, coloured with inks and an aquapainter, and cut out with my sharp paper snips.

This lovely wheel has had 40% lopped off the price and now costs only £5.10! You could unmount the wheel too as I did in this post, and split the buildings up - which would give you houses for a crazy £1 each, plus a kennel! The house is mounted on a strip of paper from the Greenhouse Gala designer range - and it's worth noting that all the paper ranges are retiring except the Patterns tone-on-tone range.

Apparently Samuel Beckett once said "words are all we have" but he had almost certainly never met a crafter! We tend to have loads of images but NEVER enough sentiments - or is that just me?!! The sentiment here has been put together with my stamp-a-majig and three stamps from a brilliant set called Basic Phrases consisting of heaps of words and phrases. They've knocked 25% off this set which is now a bargain at £25.46.

Supplies needed for today's card:
Stamps: Neighborhood jumbo wheel, Basic Phrases
Ink: Bashful Blue, Rich Regals markers
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Watercolour paper
Other: Aquapainter, stamp-a-majig, paper snips
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. Click here to view the Last Chance List - full of stamps and accessories, some at up to 40% off, available only while stocks last.

Writing about Basic Phrases has brought a lump to my throat because my daughter and I have had great fun with this set, vying with each other to make the most ridiculous sentiments. We love to make mad wordy things - this is the card I made her for her last birthday for example, using all sorts of sentiment sets. Anyway, that's enough of going to Mumland!

I really appreciate you popping in today and hope you manage to snap up a bargain! Have a great weekend and I'll see you very soon,


  1. I love the neighbourhood wheel and am really going to miss it!! Love the sentment collage card you made for your daughter too! So fun!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  2. A fabulous card and what a brilliant idea.
    I love your daughter's card.


  3. I'm going to miss Neighbourhood too, my son & I made long fridge magnets to frame his artwork.

  4. I LOVE the word card you made for your daughter. What a fab idea. I too am a little sad over some of the retiring products (I cannot bear to part with Love You Much). But I know come October my head will be filled with all those lovely new things about to launch. xx

  5. Love the cards - great design work.

  6. A very appropriate thank you card for your friend.

    Hugs, Sandra

  7. This is lovely, the little house is beautifully coloure, and the layout is fab!

  8. Your card is lovely Vicky, I am really going to miss this wheel. Your daughter is close on your heels, your succession is assured I think. A xx

  9. What a sweet little card, and I love your daughters card as well. TFS!
    Cheers, Karen

  10. Cute card Vicky and a lovely thought for your neighbours too.
    Love all the sentiments on your daughters card too, great how you fitted them all on!
    Jenny x

  11. Lovely card, Vicky. It will be sad to see some of the sets go and I do like the neighbourhood wheel. Love the way you've used it here. x

  12. Great card Vicky (bet this wheel is one that you'll still use even it it is retired!)
    M x

  13. Hi Vicky

    Two beautiful cards.

    I love the little house on the first one and all the bright colours and words of the second.

    Hope you are having a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  14. Vicky I love this cute little house and how you use just one image on the wheel.

    The fab sentiment card is really colourful

    Simply Brilliant


  15. Fabulous card ! You are such a whizz with those paper snips ! Great stamping and masking, love your other card too with all the sentiments, I have that set and it is very useful indeed.


  16. A simply lovely card to say thanks! I love that you stamped it on watercolor paper.


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