Friday 6 January 2012

Birthday bird and Simply Adorned

I'm having a lovely time using my new things from the spring mini catalogue and today's projects give me the opportunity to show you how well the new goodies work with some established favourites! The card was inspired by Make My Monday where the month's theme is 'nature' and this week's challenge is 'birds'. Come and see:

I layered Very Vanilla card stock onto an Island Indigo base to make this card and I love the combination with the earthy colours I've used for the main panel. Stamping on designer paper is one of my favourite things to do and I think the Easter Blossom branch looks rather effective on this vintage-look First Edition speciality paper. (By the way, if you're a fan of this paper but don't feel you need a whole pack, you might be interested in the paper share in my special offers section.)

Let's zoom in and have a look at that gorgeous bird! Isn't she a beauty? Nature Walk is a set I'm definitely never parting with! I stamped the bird onto the background and then again on a scrap of Very Vanilla which I sponged with ink, cut out and popped up on top of the first.

The sentiments in the Teeny Tiny wishes set fit beautifully in the word window punch - and there's a sentiment for practically any occasion! And come and see what I made to coordinate with the card:

I am so thrilled with my new locket, which is just one of a whole range of customisable jewellery in the new mini catalogue. (The range is called Simply Adorned and you'll find it on page 7  - do have a look!) What I love about the lockets is that you can open them up and insert different artwork depending on your mood or your outfit. They're quite roomy inside so your artwork can be quite dimensional, and they make fabulous, unique gifts! I'm obsessed with mine and yearning for the matching bracelet and some of those beautiful charms too... If you're a fan of these lockets, watch this space because I can't wait to make more inserts for mine!

Supplies needed for these projects:
Stamps: Easter Blossoms, Nature Walk, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Autumn Days
Ink: Island Indigo, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade
Card stock: Island Indigo, Very Vanilla
Other: Word window punch, First Edition speciality DP, 2.5 cm x 3.2 charm locket, chain, paper snips, basic rhinestones
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. 

I think the storms have calmed down at last and thank goodness for that! I'm fed up with going about with a comedy hairstyle and my two older children came back from school yesterday so wet and cold that it took hot chocolate to get smiles out of them!

Thank you for dropping in today and for all your comments and emails. I shall be back soon and hope to see you then. Have a great weekend!


  1. Gorgeous card Vicky. Beautiful stamping, and I love your decoupaged bird, which looks like a hen blackbird. Your locket is really pretty, too. Such a lovely way to show off your artwork, and I love that it's interchangable:)

  2. Ooooh - this is just SO pretty! Vintage and classy and beautiful.
    Cheers, Karen

  3. Oh YES! This is just over the top! LOVE IT! So pretty, Vicky. Love that little locket too and can't wait to see more inserts for it.
    Great card and locket!

  4. A lovely card Vicky; I really like the way you have combined the different elements so perfectly. And that locked is really cute.

  5. What a beautiful card!! Love the bird stamp, it gives lovely movement on your card. It is inspirational too.

  6. Another gorgeous creation, I never think to use DSP as a background, think I need to investigate this idea. Helen (Sydney)

  7. Stunning card the combination of stamp sets you have used


  8. Beautiful set Vicky, Nature Walk is a big favourite of mine and it's works well combined with Easter Blossoms. Thanks for the idea of layering the little bird to add dimension without having to cut out his skinny little legs !!!
    Jane x

  9. Love the vintage feel to this card. Your little locket is sweet!

  10. really beautiful! and your locket is beautiful to.

  11. I've loved all of your cards recently. We are home now so I'll get back to stamping and visiting blogs. This card, in particular, is great design work.

  12. A beautiful card Vicky. I love the colour combination and your stamping onto design paper. And, what a perfect little bird, love the decoupage.


  13. Stunning card Vicky. Love the locket too - what a great idea.
    Tara x

  14. Fab card Vicky and I love the locket!
    M x

  15. Beautiful card Vicky and I think I NEED a locket now too lol !
    Julie x

  16. Both your card and necklace are beautiful! I love the nature-inspired look of both. Have a wonderful weekend, Vicky!

  17. Hi Vicky - that little birdy stamp is so versatile isn't he. He combines so well with the other elements you have used too. Thanks for joining in with us again at MMM - we love seeing your work there - Jacqueline xx

  18. the locket is gorgeous! M x

  19. Fab card and little locket too Vicky! Happy New Year also :O) Viv xx

  20. Beautiful card Vicky, you truly do love that birdie!! Stamping on PP looks just fantastic and it looks really good in the locket too, I love the bevelled glass front :)
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Jenny x

  21. Oh, what a lovely card, Vicky!!! I love that blue blossom branch as part of the background. You're locket is fab, too! Thanks for joining us again this week at MMM! :)

  22. Beautiful stunning gorgeous! !! Love the text. X

  23. Hi Vicky, Hope the weather has calmed down a bit for you. Its a cold but clear day here in Yorkshire. Love the necklace - those lockets are lovely and so brilliant that you can make inserts to ring the changes. My lovely Jules SU demo is doing a class in March with these which I am looking forward. xx

  24. Wonderful combination of stamps and colour choice Vicky, love it!
    Val x

  25. Vicky you have been a busy bunny since I was last here, I love all your cards, especially this one and the snowdrops, so effective.

  26. Hi Vicky

    Loving both of these projects.

    Your card is really beautiful and the locket amazing!!

    Love Jules xx

  27. Gorgeous card Viccky...the stamps and DP are lovely. thank you for continuing to play along with us at MMM ... always a pleasure.
    suzi b :D

  28. Hi Vicky just wanted to let you know that I've given you a mention on my blog, loved a card of yours so much that I used it for inspiration for my DT card for this weeks challenge. Hope you don't mind.
    Kelly xx

  29. Both the card and the locket are fabulous. Looks like the new mini will be a roaring success. Love that bird he is so darn cute !


  30. What a lovely, Springy card!


I'd love to know what you think. Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x

(In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) you comment in the knowledge that your name & comment are visible to all who visit this blog and consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.)