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.

Hugs,

19 comments:

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

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  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~

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  3. Hello Vicky

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

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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

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

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  6. Fab Vicky, have a good week
    M x

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  14. 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.
    Marie

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

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  16. 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.

    Bev.x

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