Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Autumn Days and Nature Walk thank you

I've been showing you some of my Autumn Days Christmas creations just lately and thought you might like to see the set taking on a different feel! Here's a thank you card I made for one of my lovely blogging pals:

The background was made by stamping the wonderful plant image from Nature Walk onto some Confetti Cream card stock using three different greens, stamping a couple of times without re-inking. Confetti card stock has beautiful speckles in it which I think adds a lot to the nature-style image. I chopped the panel into three pieces and sponged the edges which creates a lovely light effect.

I use this background and this layout quite a lot and ring the changes by adding different embellishments, sometimes a butterfly or flowers and in this case the Autumn Days leaf, stamped in these gorgeous glowing colours and attached with glue dots. The sentiment is from another of my well-used stamp sets - Thank You Kindly.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Nature Walk, Autumn Days, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Peach Parfait
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Confetti Cream
Other: Stamp-a-majig, paper snips
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and 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. 

My oldest son has very kindly just made me a cup of tea and it brought back memories of when he was tiny - he always used to say: "Mummy, would you like some cup of tea?" rather than "would you like A cup of tea?" I'll never forget the admiring look on all my little tots' faces when I made a hissing noise to represent liquid being poured from their toy tea pot and why is it that they enjoyed adding copious amounts of 'milk' and 'sugar' when none of us have ever had milk or sugar in tea in our house?!!!

It's Three Minute Thursday here tomorrow and I'll have another speedy Christmas card to show you if you fancy that! Thank you so much for visiting me today and I'll see you soon.



  1. Another beauty of a card! LOVE THIS!

  2. Gorgeous Vicky! I think I need to use that cardstock more often!

  3. Lovely Vicky ! A quick look at your blog every morning sets me up for my crafting day and you never dissapoint ! I wish I had your creative mind ! I especially love all the greens overstamped !
    Jane x

  4. WOW . . . Vicky . . . just gotta say this is a MASTERPIECE. I am totally in love with it. In fact, I might just have to stamp all over something and cut it into 3 like you have.

    Thank you for the inspiration. xxx

  5. Wow! this is beautiful Vicky. No matter how much I try, I can never make scenes like this. So I'll just enjoy yours :) Sarah xx

  6. Gorgeous, as ever .... reminds me of a lovely cool misty morning (sigh), instead we're having the coldest start to summer in 50 years, what weird weather! Helen (Sydney)

  7. This is just gorgeous Vicky.... I think I need those stamp sets... actually, I know I need those stamp sets!
    PS the fiddly heat embossing I mentioned doing ages ago is in this month's Craft Stamper mag... the prism box corners!
    Couldn't say what it was before publication!

  8. Another brilliant masterpiece - just gorgeous.


  9. Fabulous card Vicky. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow
    M x

  10. A really beautiful card Vicky - enjoy your cup of tea - Jacqueline xx

  11. Thanks for the comment on my "Christmas in green" Vicky!
    Your 3 panels and the Autumn leaves look stunning! Fabulous card!

  12. Oh! Vicky your 3 cards here are absolutely beautiful, I love what you have done with the holly and the Autumn Days and this is gorgeous too. You make it sound so simple, but the results tell another story :)

  13. Another beautifully created card, Vicky:)

  14. Gorgeous card, love the layout of this card and the dimensional leaves. Hope you are having a great December, Vicky!


  15. such a wonderful card love the leaves tumbling onto the panels, thankk you for poping by my blog and leaving your kind comment

  16. This is such a wonderful layout! I'm glad you use it often. I never get tired of it.

  17. The 'scene queen' is here again!!! Sooo pretty Vicky, that imking around each panel just does it for me and the pop of colour on the leaves :)
    Your memory made me think of playing dolly's tea party with Hannah too :)
    Jenny x

  18. Ooh, that's gorgeous, Vicky - love the effect of the paler greens - beautiful work x

  19. Such a great card Vicky, I love it :O) Viv xx

  20. Your lovely card certainly caught my eye, I love it!
    Congratulations on being selected as an Artisan Design Team member too!


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