Tuesday 10 January 2012

Purple Fruit and Flowers

This week's fabulous Less is More challenge is to create a card that is predominantly purple - not one of my go-to colours but that just makes it all the more fun! My Fruit and Flowers set from the new mini catalogue was out on my desk and after a little playing around, I came up with this card:

I love this beautiful little flower sprig - you might have noticed! I've stamped it here in Wisteria Wonder and Concord Crush and added a popped up frame made from Elegant Eggplant run through my Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.

Popping the frame up makes it easy to slide my Concord Crush ribbon through. This ribbon is just gorgeous! It's beautifully textured and has this really pretty stitched feature on the edges. I felt a bow would have been too bulky for this card so I snipped the ribbon at an angle and tied it with a piece of linen thread.

I love how delicate the little flower sprig looks and I've added a little definition with my markers to emphasise it. The card needed a sentiment but I didn't want anything to overpower the flowers so I chose this little 'thanks so much' from Tiny Tags.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Fruit and Flowers, Tiny Tags
Ink: Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Elegant Eggplant
Other: Markers, Square Lattice embossing folder, stitched-poly ribbon in Concord Crush, linen thread, stamp-a-majig
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. 

You'll be happy to hear (well I hope you will anyway!) that I'm back on my pins and my little Florence Nightingales are free to get up to mischief again! On Sunday, they arranged me on the sofa (as I do them when they're not well) and we watched 'On the Town' together. We all thoroughly enjoyed seeing Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra and their pals singing and dancing their way through the film and the children are keen to watch more old hollywood films. They said they liked the film because it felt 'fun' and 'happy' so, to all those film makers out there (because naturally they're reading my blog LOL!), please note that not all children aged 10-16 are into death, destruction and horror!

Thank you for looking here today. I'll be back tomorrow with a project made with some new and absolutely gorgeous things from the new mini catalogue! Hope to see you then,


  1. So beautiful! Love all the purple and the way you showcased the image. Very nice.

  2. Hi V! This little blue/purple lover just LOVES your blue/purple card! Glad to hear you are feeling better!

  3. Love the card and such a delightful way to add some ribbon. And, loved the comment about 'old movies'. Wish the movie makers would be reading your blog. We need more 'happy' movies out there.
    Glad you are feeling heaps better.

  4. it's a beautiful card, very elegant

  5. Gorgeosu card Vicky
    I relly enjoy On the Town too, lovely to read how you enjoyed it with your family

    Hadn't realsied you were poorly, glad to read you are feeling better

    Happy new year, cos I dont; think I said it to you personally
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Fab card Vicky!
    Love the embossed frame and I agree the flower sprig is so sweet and delicate looking!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  7. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Your LIM card is just lovely

    Welcome to 2012


  8. This is so so pretty and delicate Vicky.

  9. Glad to hear you are up and about. The little sprig looks beautiful framed up like this. x

  10. What a simply gorgeous and innovative ribbon treatment Vicky. This card looks stunning... as ever.
    I really think I need to invest in some of those inks!
    Thanks so much and I'm glad you're feeling better.
    "Less is More"

  11. Very sweet card and I love what you've done with the ribbon. xxx

  12. Gorgeous card Vicky, love the embossed frame and how you've attached the ribbon. xx

  13. Fabulous! I love how you've tied the ribbon and that EF is great - could be very useful for masculine cards.
    Glad you're feeling better.
    Tara x

  14. Hi Vicky - love your purple card and the unique way that tied your ribbon.
    I love old films too but unfortunately I'm in a minority here and death and destruction do come first!!! - Jacqueline xx

  15. Gorgeous purple textured card, Vicky. I love how you over stamped your flowers, they look so pretty, and your ribbon looks so unique:)

  16. Hi Vicky
    Fabby card that embossing folder my Fave ever........Hope you are feeling better
    Hugs sylvie

  17. Hi Vicky, so glad to hear that you are up and about again. Mind you it was worth feeling poorly to be spoilt by your children I should think. Love the thought of you all the sofa watching old films [very Waltonish!]
    Lovely card as usual, like you am not a purple person but you have worked your magic again.
    L x

  18. Flawless as usual Vicky, love the two tone stamping for the extra dimension :)
    I know what they mean about the old films being happy and easy viewing....some of these trailers nowadays are terrifying aren't they!
    Lets hope Quentin Tarantino will be over soon to comment too!!!
    Jenny x

  19. Such a gorgeous card Vicky. Glad you're up and about again - bet the kids are as well!!
    M x

  20. It's good to hear you are feeling better. I thought it wasn't like you not to be up early to play LiM first thing Saturday morning! It's a beautiful card - I like the combination of the texture of the embossing with the two tone stamping.

  21. Hi Vicky

    So pleased you are feeling better.

    And such a beautiful card - I love the colours, and the stamp is fabulous. The ribbon idea is just perfect.


  22. Hi Vicky glad you're feeling better:) Love the layout of your card and the EF is one I bought recently but have yet to use!! Novel way to attach the ribbon:)
    Val x

  23. A beatiful card! Great idea to place the ribbon like this.

  24. Fabulous as always Vicky. Love the ribbon treatment.
    Lynne xxx

  25. Gorgeous, Vicky! I love that stamp and the colour is just stunning! Love the idea of the raised frame and threading the ribbon through...very clever! Glad you're feeling better! :)
    Lizy x

  26. What a beautiful frame for those delicate flowers! Love the ribbon treatment!

  27. Hi Vicky, I didn't realise you were ill but I'm glad you're feeling better now :) I love the purple and white on your card and that is my fave all time embossing folder. Sarah xx

  28. Glad to hear you are back on your " pins " and your little ones took care of you. We love an old film in our house too on the rare occasion we are all under the same roof and in the waking hours. Love your purple creation and your ribbon placement is fab ( I will be shamelessly pilfering that )


  29. Another stunning card, great use of ribbon.

  30. Another fab card again Vicky, glad you are feeling better too :O) Viv xx

  31. A fabulous card, love the string to tie the ribbon and the flowers and the embossing and the colour and everything in fact :)

  32. I love this! Your window frames the flowers so beautifully. Gorgoues purple and a wonderful finishing touch with the ribbon. Ann


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