Friday 21 October 2011

Free Minute Friday...

If you popped in yesterday expecting to find a nice fast card for Three Minute Thursday, you may have been a little bewildered. I'm afraid I was having a senior moment and got my posts all mixed up, so we'll have a Free Minute Friday today instead and order will be restored!

At One Layer Wednesday this week, the challenge is to make a one layer card featuring stripes, and that's what inspired me to make this quick card:

I often use three stripes from the Solid Stripes background stamp as a grounding device - I love the graphic look of it. Here I've used Early Espresso, Real Red and Old Olive - a favourite colour combination of mine for Christmas.

Here's a close-up of the stamped group. The tree is from a two-step stamping set called Trendy Trees where you stamp the trunk and the crown of the tree separately using a stamp-a-majig. You can line them up perfectly but I rather like the effect of stamping them slightly 'off'. The tree is finished with the smallest size on my Basic Rhinestones sheet to add a little festive sparkle.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Solid Stripes, Trendy Trees, Season of Joy (sentiment)
Ink: Early Espresso, Real Red, Old Olive
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Markers, Basic Rhinestones
I'd love to order any of these supplies for you and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

It's half term already - how on earth did that happen?! My two older children are off today and my youngest finishes this afternoon - whoopee!  - so we're thinking of celebrating with a visit to the cinema to see the Three Musketeers later.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you very soon.



  1. HELLO Vicky
    Fabby cared ...simple but gorgeous it .....
    Hugs sylvie

  2. Love this CAS christmas card Vicky! Great idea about the three stripes. Might have to give this one a go myself! Enjoy the cinema!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  3. Hello Vicky

    Your card is brilliant, I love the modern take on Christmas.. Enjoy the cinema.


  4. Love this Vicky! Fabulous design and I love the colours too :o) Lisa x

  5. Totally Tree-rific! LOL!

    Hugs, Sandra x

  6. I agree with you - I love the graphic look of this and the way you stamped the tree slightly off. Fabulous!

  7. Fab Vicky, have a good week
    M x

  8. Hi Vicky,
    this little card is so neat ! I love the placement of the stamped images, something you are so very talented at !
    Hugs Jane x

  9. There's the reason for the mix up...end of the term...a break is needed, scrambled brain syndrome!
    Sweet little card, the lines are perfect for grounding the tree :)
    Jenny x

  10. Oooo! This card is just full of the awesome!

    I see a CASE in my future :)

    Awesome job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW69!

  11. A brilliant clean and simple Christmas card, with traditional colours - just lovely!

  12. I love how you take something so simple like stripes and a trendy tree and turn it into a fabulous card! Who needs layers???

  13. Vicky, I love your quick cards, have you ever thought of entering them at
    it's a stampin up challenge blog, I think your cards would be just right!
    Kelly xx

  14. A beautifully CAS design, love the striped ground and whimsical tree.

  15. Hi Vicky and thank you for the lovely hug ! I needed that. I have missed your humor and of course your wonderful work while I wad away. Love this card and the stamp a ma jig was a necessity here ! Love the graphic design and the simple but stunning stamping. Enjoy your movie.

  16. Ha ha ha, Lovely choice of title, Free Friday!! Fabulous! This is gorgeous Vicky, simple clean and just so pretty

  17. Vicky I love how you've made traditional colours look so modern!

    I cant beleive its half term already....I hope you and the kids enjoy the film at the cinema.


  18. Wow wow wow i just love this card so simple and so stunning might have to case this card Luv Sue x


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