Thursday 10 November 2011

Three Minute Thursday - Young Vermillions on a branch

Good morning! It's time for another in my weekly series of quick cards and guess which stamp I'm using today? Yes, I've been using my new Young Vermillion stamp all week and I'm definitely not finished with it yet! Are you wondering how you'd use it for a fast card? Well, come and see what I've done:

With a stamp-a-majig it is brilliantly easy to line some Young Vermillions up on a single branch! Don't you just love it?!! I tidied up the joins of the branch and extended the branch with the fine end of a marker. The birds were left uncoloured except for a scribble of watercolour pencil shading on their heads and backs, and a little black marker for their eyes.

The sentiment was stamped in Poppy Parade, my red of choice for stamping on Crumb Cake card stock because it stays beautifully bright.  I sponged the edges of the card with Whisper White craft ink to draw the eye in too.

Supplies needed for these cards:
Stamps: Young Vermillion, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Early Espresso, Poppy Parade, Whisper White craft ink
Card stock: Crumb Cake
Other: Water colour pencils, Neutrals markers, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted 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. 

Talking of Poppy Parade, my children are attending various services and parades to commemorate fallen soldiers. My daughter was talking to me today about her school service which will be held on Friday. "They're telling us to make sure we have a good breakfast and plenty of sleep," she said. When I asked why, she explained that every year some children faint from having to stand still for an hour. And then she said something that made me feel very proud of her. "I always worry about the veterans," she said, "having to watch the lightweights being carried out because they had to stand up for a bit. When you think of the things those men must have gone through..."

Thank you for coming to visit me today and thank you too for the comments and emails you leave me. Sometimes I have no way of getting back to you, which saddens me as I like to reply to everyone, but I'd like you to know that I appreciate every one.

I'll be back tomorrow with something I had a wonderful time making. Do come back then and have a look if you have a minute!


  1. I love the way you lined up the bird stamp - so clever. That bright red is the perfect touch! TFS
    Cheers, Karen

  2. Clean and simply and BEAUTIFUL! Lovin' all the birds.
    You should be very proud of your daughter for what she said! I don't know how old she is, but this is just awesome for any child to say in this day and time. Hugs to her!

  3. You never cease to amaze me. I had to have this little bird; used him ONCE. How sweet to see him all lined up in a row...a whole family!
    Your daughter sounds very have taught her well!

  4. Such a fab card Vicky!! Great idea and your drawing is seamless. I can't even see where you've added to the branch!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  5. Morning Vicky only one bus today har har give me a medal!!!! your card is stunning as usuall and you must be so proud of your daughter comments like that are very rare in this day and age Luv Sue x

  6. LOVE this one Vicky, beautifully CAS and very clever! xx

  7. Hi Vicky
    How do you keep coming up with these fab ideas you don`t sleep much Lol.......
    Hugs sylvie

  8. So beautiful - I can't wait 'till I get this stamp! - Jacqueline xx

  9. 'Birds in a row' - how lovely. The card stock really works for this design too

  10. Totally brilliant. Very clever of you.

    Three cheers for your daughter's sensitivity.


  11. I am constantly amazed at your ability to do so many different things with one stamp! This is gorgeous and I can imagine a line of robins looking very cute for Christmas.
    Your daughter sounds very wise for her years and is to be commended for her thoughtfulness [obviously takes after her mother!] All your children do you credit.So 'Mrs Walton' take a bow!!!
    Linda x

  12. Fab CAS card Vicky and I'm so pleased your little bird has gained a family!!
    Your daughter has made you very proud I'm sure with such a mature understanding of what Remembrance Day stands for:)
    Val x

  13. You're certainly showing the versatility of this stamp Vicky - I love what you've done with it here.

  14. A stunning card Vicky, so simple but so exquisite.


  15. Stunning Vicky! looking forward to meeting up in December
    Margaret x

  16. This is beautiful. I am so impressed at the versatility of this stamp. (This is Autumn Mist, btw, having trouble leaving comments again!)

  17. So subtle and understated Vicky, a perfect unisex design for a thank you card. Your join in the images is seamless :)
    See you soon!
    Jenny x

  18. Looks like they're all waiting in a row for their Mum to come back and feed them - lovely card!, Just goes to show we don't need lots of embellishments on a card for it to look fab. I think in these days when we could probably all do with tightening our belts a little that we should be making more of what crafty stash we do buy - this stamp has certainly earned its keep.

  19. Fabulous to see he now has some friends/family, Vicky. You've done such a fantastic job of seamless stamping, and also making him look so different on each stamping.

  20. This is lovely Vicky, perfectly lined up, and such a lovely image. Beautifully coloured too. beautiful.

  21. Vicky your birds are awesome!! How did we ever manage before the Stamp-a-ma-jig??

    Your children sound adorable and very level headed, and they are a credit to you.


  22. Oh Vicky even if you didn't have any cards on your blog I would just come by to read about you and your lovely family ! Beautiful card so elegant and beautifully stamped . I would never be able to get my birds in a row even with the am jig thing !


  23. Hi Vicky, Well this is fabulous and reading some of your comments from readers here I'm not alone in being impressed:0) Three cheers is just about right for a kind and sensitive daughter, well done you, Gay xxx


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