Tuesday 6 September 2011

Things are starting to go...

First of all today I really want to alert you to the fact that things are already starting to sell out on the Last Chance List. If there's something you'd love on that list, do contact me quickly as I'd hate for you to be disappointed.

Of course, it's not only products on the Last Chance List that are retiring: items in the mini catalogue are only available until the end of this month (although a select few may carry over to the new Idea Book and Catalogue) so do have another look and make sure you don't miss out on your favourites.  One of my own favourite sets from the mini is Baby Blossoms - a gorgeous 2-step stamping set. I love stamping retro-style, shabby-chic florals with it - like this:

The roses in this set look wonderful stamped in pink or red but I thought I'd branch out today and go for glorious orange blooms. And I rather like the look! What do you think?

The polka dot label is gorgeous and coordinates perfectly with the large oval punch - so you could punch the centre out to make a frame if you wanted to. Alternatively the sentiments from Sincere Salutations, like this one, fit beautifully within the oval.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Baby Blossoms, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi
Card stock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Other: Markers, 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. 

While we're talking about Baby Blossoms, here's a very quick tag I made using a scrap of folded Whisper White card stock. It was stamped with a spray of flowers and leaves then punched with the 1/8" hand held punch (retiring, £6.75) and threaded with gold elastic cord (also retiring and available in silver as well, £3.95). The beautiful 'for you' is from a very useful sentiment set called Occasional Greetings (also retiring) which, at 40% off, is an absolute bargain at £18.57!

Click here to view the Last Chance List - full of stamps and accessories, some at up to 40% off, available only while stocks last.

Today is the last day of the school holidays and I feel a little sad that tomorrow all my children will be up early looking somehow strange with their holiday tans in their new, smart uniforms. The house will be quiet, doors won't be left open, I won't be hugged just as I'm about to stamp a tricky bit...

But I expect I'll get loads done and they'll come back buzzing from school, so I'm sure I'll have cheered up by tomorrow!
Hope to see you then,


  1. Looks just as great in orange as it does in pink.

  2. Oooh my two fave colours on one card, what could be better. Beautiful stamping Vicky.
    Lynne xxx

  3. That's a VERY pretty card indeed.

    Hugs, Sandra

  4. This is beautiful. You did such a lovely making the backgound layer.

  5. Vicky, these are lovely and in a great and pretty colour combo.

    I want to get this set, I hope it's one they'll carry over to the new catalogue!!

    Hope all goes well in the morning for the kids going back to school!

  6. Great colour colour palette Vicky and i love the 2 step flower stamps:)
    Val x

  7. The baby blossoms look great, super versatile set. x

  8. Such fabulous stamping and gorgeous colours, Vicky. Absolutely love your card and tag!

  9. Gorgeous Vicky, LOVE these little roses in this deep warm colour, beautiful!

  10. What a gorgeous card. Your background looks like designer paper. I love that stamp set and the roses in orange are spectacular. Ann

  11. Hello Vicky

    Oh my word this is just beautiful, I love the colours and design. The background is perfect, oh and your little tag - gorgeous.


  12. Such beautiful rich colors, Vicky, and I do love those polka dots on the label!

  13. Oh! Vicky is is just beautiful, love the orange and blue, it's so fresh


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