Thursday, 8 December 2011

Speedy Season of Joy card

Good morning! I'm rushed off my feet this week and so I needed to make the speediest card ever for today! Come and have a look:


What an amazing stamp this is - yes it's just one stamp! It's from the Season of Joy stamp set and you'd be surprised how versatile it is: It looks wonderful embossed in silver or gold, it's brilliant stamped in black or grey on Crumb Cake with some of the elements picked out in metallics, gorgeous in all red with rhinestone embellishments... well the list is endless! But one of my favourite things to do with it is to stamp a panel with a multi-coloured image - so quick and easy with markers! - and pop it up onto a card base with dimensionals. (I realise this isn't showing up in the photos but whoever said the camera never lies was lying!)


Here's a close-up and you can see that I've literally scribbled the colour on! I wish I'd taken a few extra seconds to highlight the centres of the snowflakes and poinsettias with darker markers but hey ho! there just don't seem to be enough hours in the day at the moment! But anyway, whether you've got the time for extra highlights or not, there's no denying this is a design for those moments when you need a card right now!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Season of Joy
Ink: Markers (I used Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi)
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Dimensionals
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. 

Now I'm going to shamelessly blow my own trumpet so please bear with me! I've had such a lovely week this week which started with being asked to be guest designer at Make My Monday; yesterday I discovered I'd been picked as one of the colour Courtiers over at ColourQ with this card; and today I heard that this card had been chosen as one of the runners up at St Lukes Charity Challenge! I love making cards (as you might have gathered) and I'm chuffed to bits if anyone else likes them - so a great big thank you to everyone involved for making my week!

Tomorrow I'm planning to show you a card that is (so far) my favourite Christmas make this year so I'd love it if you have time to pop in and take a glance.

Hope to see you then,

21 comments:

  1. What a great stamp! Just what we need to make quick Christmas cards in a hurry. Love using stamps with markers - one of my favourite techniques and so easy x

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  2. That's fabulous Vicky, and so versatile! Karen x

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  3. What a brilliant stamp for quickie cards, Vicky. I love that you coloured it with markers, it looks really effective.

    Your work is always perfect and a joy to see, Vicky. All those accolades are so well deserved!:)

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  4. Oh, this is FABULOUS! LOVE the colors you chose--and such a simple and quick card--thanks for another great idea! :)

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  5. Vicky, I really like this CAS beauty! Very pretty done up in the different colors. Also, congrats on your "wins"....so well deserved.
    Lynn

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  6. Hi Vicky

    What a fabulous stamp and a fabulous card you have made with it!!

    I can see how you would be able to use it in so many different ways .. .. and I bet they all look fabulous!

    Thank you for your comment yesterday. I promise I do appreciate being tucked up in my craft pod "ANY" .. .. it is the best place in the world!!! LOL!!!

    Love Jules xx

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  7. Hi Vicky .....a lovely card and you have just reminded me I have this set somewhere in my cupboard....

    Anne

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  8. Super colouring! Great speedy card too! Can't wait to see tomorrow's favourite x

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  9. I love this card Vicky, this is my most favourite Christmas stamp. Perfect colouring, simple but gorgeous.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  10. A wonderfully quick, simple and above all fantastic card Vicky, those markers are so useful for this stamp :)
    Congrats on all your cards shining out and getting mentioned.... I forgot to say yesterday about your Colour courtier award *hang head in shame* make sure you display that badge :)
    Jenny x

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  11. Fabulous card Vicky and congrats on the GDT spot!
    Val x

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  12. Lovely card. I am still at the stage of being amazed at how the markers work on stamps, it is so thrilling when you stamp on it and it actually works! Your colour combination is really nice.

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  13. Well deserved on all fronts Vicky. Love this card, I think I may be in need of something very quick and speedy this year.

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  14. This is beautiful Vicky, love the gorgeous colours you used.

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  15. Hi Vicky ....
    gorgeous simple easy card .....can1 wait for tomorrows card....
    Hugs sylvie
    .....
    Faby card yesterday it is gorgeous in real life.....
    Hugs sylvie
    xxxx

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  16. Fabulous quick card!! It has nothing missing, is easy and very attractive:0) Well done I love it Vicky!
    Congratulations on your recent successes and thanks for your understanding re commenting:0) Gay xxx

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  17. Wow, Vicky! That is just stunning! Fabulous work!

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  18. Love this design Vicky - very colourful and cheerful - Jacqueline xx

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  19. Toot that horn, girl! Congrats on all your shining moments this week! All so very well deserved! :)
    As for today's card it really makes me want to add some markers to my stash. At the moment I only have Copics which don't work for this technique. SU markers are now officially on my wish list!

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  20. Oooh this looks fab too Vicky :O) Viv xx

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  21. Amazing you can do this with a stamp, love it.

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