Thursday 3 May 2012

Three Minute Thursday Mixed Bunch

It's Three Minute Thursday here today - my weekly series for the time-challenged crafter! Yesterday I used Mixed Bunch to create an emboss/resist medallion (here), but today I wanted to show you a completely different look that is so quick and easy. Come and have a look:

I've used textured Baja Breeze card stock for my card base - I love the subtle look and feel of this. The Blushing Bride designer paper is from the gorgeous new Twitterpated range - you'll be seeing lots of this on my blog as the papers are so diverse there's something for every type of project you could imagine! Do you want a close up of that fabulous flower?

If you're looking for a pretty and versatile flower stamp set then Mixed Bunch could be what you need! There are six different styles of flower head in the set and they all coordinate with punches - I used the new Blossom punch for the large layers of my flower and the 3/4" circle punch for my middle. The very centre is one of the tiny flowers from the Itty Bitty punch set, decorated with a self-adhesive pearl.

The sentiment is stamped in Not Quite Navy before being trimmed into a banner, curled slightly and glued under the flower.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, 
Ink: Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Not Quite Navy
Card stock: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze smooth and textured
Other: Twitterpated designer paper, Blossom punch, 3/4" circle punch, Itty Bitty punch set, Basic Pearls, paper snips
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

My lovely youngest son likes to help me in the kitchen and one of our recent makes was this fabulous banana cake. While we were making it, I saw my son stretching up to reach one of the top cupboards. "Can you reach?" I asked. "Oh yes thank you," he told me. "When it comes to getting round the kitchen, I'm like a frog!"

Thank you for visiting my blog today. Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow,



  1. Beautiful, Vicky. I love the textured base card. Your pretty blue and pink look lovely together, I especially love the patterned papers. Your flower is fabulous! x

  2. Lovely Vicky! I love the colours and how you have curved the flower!

  3. How gorgeous, that punch and stamp set is beautifull! As for the frog with the banana loaf, that did make me smile.........

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Vicky! Lovely pretty colours, and the cake looks yummy!

  5. Stunning Vickyand the cake looks good enough to eat yum yum Luv Sue x

  6. Gorgeous card Vicky - and the cake looks good too!!
    M x

  7. Beautiful card. The colours look great together. I love the sentiment banner. Mmmmm banana cake. We all love that here, can you send me a few slices?? x

  8. Beuatiful card Vicky love the soft pastel colours..and that cake looks so yummy...


  9. Brilliant card Vicky! Super colours too. Funny enough, my Friday Feast recipe is banana loaf this week:) Plus, I have an original set of SU butterfly stamps and just got the latest ones last Saturday in my order from Sarn! Love them too. Thanks for calling by :) Di xx

  10. Beautiful simplicity ! These soft pastels work so well together. I think this stamp is being given by SU to attendees at the forthcoming training day in Leomington !
    Jane x

  11. A beautiful card today, love the colours. It must be quite interesting having a frog in the kitchen!
    L x

  12. Morning Vicky - a beautiful card, not a set that was currently on my wishlist however........!
    Your cake looks very yummy - Jacqueline xx

  13. Hi Vicky, thanks for your lovely comments and yes the traditional spring rain/wind/cold was a sheer joy. Was able to get my mitts on my fabulous SU stash from you thank you so much.Love this beauty, the colours and fab resist technique make this a beautifully stylish card.


  14. Brilliant card Vicky, I love the colours and gorgeous flower.

  15. This is lovely, I love the blue but with the pink it makes it so feminine, love it

  16. Well mixed bunch is certainly a good name for the wouldn't believe the two cards were made from the same stamp set!!!
    Love the gorgeous pastels and of course the shaped flower is beautiful :0)

    P.S can you tell me why the word twitterpated makes me giggle because I don't know!

  17. Your card and cake both look divine! I love the soft pink and blue - this design would make fabulous wedding stationary.
    Tara x

  18. Vicky your card is FAB and I love the pastel blues.

    The cake looks great, hope you had as much fun eating it as making it!!!


  19. Hi Vicky, you always make me smile when I read your comments, thank you so much.

    I love your card, absolutely stunning, and the banana bread looks YUMMY!!! Carole xox

  20. Vicky I could go a piece of that fab banana cake just this minute , it looks yummy, Ypur card is fab I love the flower and the colours are so pretty well done Hugs Elaine

  21. Wow that looks good cake, we like banana bread in our house too.

    Your card is beautiful, really think your colour choice is great.

    Hugs Rach x

  22. Ooh this is so pretty! Lovely colours and fab design too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  23. The textured cardstock looks gorgeous on this card, and I love the dimension on the flower. I think the filigree design is my favourite. Hugs, Allie x

  24. WOW - I LOVE this clean and simple look. This card makes great use of the Mixed Bunch stamps and co-ordiating punch. x

  25. Beautiful soft colours, in complete contrast to the stunning medallion in your previous post... just goes to show how versatile these stamps are!


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