Saturday, 15 October 2011

Party invitation - using a cocktail of stamps!

Am I the only one who was completely stumped by this week's Less is More challenge? The theme is  'cocktail' and Chrissie and Mandi are inviting us to think laterally and use our imaginations... Hmm, I think I'd have needed more sleep for that! I did think of fruit cocktail but since I sold my retired Tart and Tangy set last week I'm running a bit short on fruit! I have had a delivery of scrumptious new stamps though, so I decided to make a cocktail glass out of some of the spare rubber! Come and see the result:


It was quite hard to get a decent photo with all this white space but I hope you can see the general idea! I snipped a simple glass shape out of the rubber, inked it up with Baja Breeze ink, added a bit of River Rock marker for the cocktail inside and stamped it off on scrap paper before stamping onto my card front. Let's have a closer look:


The cocktail stirrer was drawn using the thin end of my River Rock marker and a ruler and I added a glacé cherry cut out with the large hole punch on my cropadile and highlighted with my white gel pen. I stamped the word 'party' and added an exclamation mark and some streamers. these were all from different sets so it turns out I've used a cocktail of stamps as well!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Party This Way, Perfect Punches, Jolly Jingles wheel (exclamation mark), (cocktail glass cut out of spare rubber)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, River Rock
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Stamp-a-majig, cropadile hole punch, white gel pen, River Rock marker
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. 

I hope you're having a lovely weekend. I'm being tormented by the fair which has come to Buckingham today! My oldest son, who had loftily told the others he wasn't going as it was "a total waste of money", crumbled under peer pressure and has just set off with a group of friends. He was followed by my daughter with a separate group of friends and I'm sure they'll be studiously ignoring each other for the next couple of hours! My youngest son got to spend some time there this afternoon with his friends while their mums and I had a more much civilised time in a café!

I'm curious to see what you've all come up with for today's LiM challenge so I'll be popping over to see you soon.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

36 comments:

  1. This is fabulous Vicky, especially as you made your own stamp - clever girl!! I was stumped as well but managed to come up with 2 completely 'off the wall' cards. I remember when going to the fair was fun, not like now when I steer well clear!
    M x

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  2. Gloriously CAS card from you

    Kathyk

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  3. Absolutely Brilliant Vicky. You are sooo clever. I was stumped too for a while, you`ll see when you read mine lol.
    Lynne xxx

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  4. Wow your inventiveness made a great card, love it!
    Anne
    x

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  5. I made a couple of heart stamps with the spare rubber from some stamps which arrived today... I used my Sizzix Bigz die and they turned out brilliantly although I haven't had time to use them yet.
    This is fabulous!
    Love that glass.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. Hola Vicky, thank you for your comment...your're a very creative person!!!!, great idea i love the concept, only the word party, very visual,the red touch, fantastic!, well done as ever Vicky :D
    A warm hug from Palma

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  7. Sheer brilliance once again Vicki
    Stunning card

    Thank you
    mandi LIM

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  8. Good thinking Batman! Congrats on getting a card made for the challenge, which is a definite head scratcher!

    Hugs, Sandra

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  9. Excellent card Vicky very inspiring, I love the balance of all the elements, well done, Gay xxx

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  10. Hi Vicky
    Stunning Gorgeous card......love it ....i love to see what you have made...... you are so inventive ....Gorgeous
    Hugs sylvie
    xxx

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  11. hehe - love the cherry on top!!

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  12. What a cheerful OLC - you are so clever, using a scrap of rubber to make your own stamp. Love your colour combo too! TFS
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

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  13. Brilliant take on the challenge! Love your homemade stamp!

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  14. Wow Vicky!! An amazing card! Love how you've created your own little cocktail glass with left over rubber. You also seem to have done the same idea as me! I have bought the Jolly Jingles wheel and unmounted it from the wheel so I can use all the sentiments individually. As soon as I saw it in the new catalogue I knew I wanted to do this with it!! You inspired me after you mentioned the stitches wheel being used individually (I've done that as well!!).
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  15. Well done on making a stamp - it looks fab. I like the red Party really sets it off. As you will have noted I have no shortage of cocktail images!
    Linbyx

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  16. Great idea making your own stamp, I like your swirly flourishes too.

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  17. Great card, clever girl making your own stamp too. Large glass I would keel over if I drank it. Ha Ha

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  18. This is great work Vicky! A fab card!

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  19. wow great idea thank you for the tip will be giving it a go and hope that it turns out as good as your card x

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  20. This is fabulous, Vicky. Brilliant to make your own stamp. I have to say I also love the sentiment in red and those great little blue swirls! Very festive. Ann

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  21. yummy, I want to taste the little cherry

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  22. Fabulous card Vicky, very inspired. Carol x

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  23. I was totally stumped! You have done a fab job here, Vicky! well done for making your own stamp. Got a few days yet, so I'll get the thinking cap on!

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  24. Clever, clever Vicky! Making your own stamp? You've outdone yourself!

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  25. This is fab Vicky, I love it. How clever you are making your own stamp from the leftover rubber. I've got loads of it stashed away in the hope of using it for something, it's such a shame to throw it away. Sue.x

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  26. This one has totally stumped me! How ingenious to make your own cocktail glass! Hopefully, I'll come up with something and have time to do it before the time is up.

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

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  28. You are clever making your own stamp, love it, A simply elegant card!
    Sandy

    You can view my card here

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  29. How clever Vicky - 10 out of 10 for ingenuity. I always hate throwing away the waste rubber when I trim new stamps, often wondered if I could do something with it, so you've inspired me to have a go. Love the swirly streamer too.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  30. A perfect image - all that white space makes it! Good for you for pushing on and being innovative. I also have zero cocktail goodies. I was totally stumped too and even thought about skipping - shame on me! hey - we got there!

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  31. Clever you ! There are no end to your talents ! a simple and stylish card and very effective indeed.

    Marie

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  32. Another wonderfull card my i just cant beleive how much i have been missing Luv Sue x

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