Saturday, 16 June 2012

Mouthwatering for my daughter

I've just come back from my youngest son's school fair. This morning, before we left, I prepared a little 'Something Shiny' for today's Less is More challenge and left it to dry; and now I've turned it into a card... come and have a look:


I've been dying to use this lolly from the Mouthwatering set! Isn't it amazing?! I stamped it twice, once on the card base and again on a scrap of card stock. The second one was given a generous coat of Crystal Effects and left to dry (while I frolicked at the fair!) and I LOVE how glossy it turned out! I cut just the ice bit out with my sharp paper snips before popping it up over the image I'd stamped on the card base.


I made up this mad sentiment out of two stamps from For My Family and the 'delicious' from Creatively Yours' - it's for my own daughter who likes a sentiment to be on the eccentric side! She has been off school revising for her GCSEs and has done much of it in the living room where I work. She's the kind of lovely person who makes everything seem like fun and I have really enjoyed having her there. So this card is for her, to say well done for finishing her exams and for entertaining me at the same time!


Oh and I forgot to mention that I'm still going flourish bonkers from last week! The flourish here is a favourite stamp from the Season of Joy Christmas set that I've used over and over again. I inked it up with Bashful Blue ink and stamped it off on rough paper before stamping it on the card base. The sentiment is finished off with a tiny heart punched with my owl punch.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Mouthwatering, Creatively Yours, For My Family, Season of Joy
Ink: Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Card stockWhisper White
Other: Markers, Crystal Effects, Owl punches, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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.

You may be wondering whether my son enjoyed the fair today. Well, my view is that these fairs are put on to raise money for the school so here's what we do: we decide how much we'd like to donate and then I sit my son down, hand over the cash and tell him solemnly that it is his responsibility to spend it however he sees fit... He had a ball!

I can't wait to see all the shininess going on in the LiM gallery this week - see you later!



52 comments:

  1. Oh now this is clever!! Love it Vicky and I bet your daughter will be too. Not long before the exams are over now. Hugs, Buttons x

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  2. Yum! Vicky this is fab, good enough to eat!

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  3. This is so clever Vicky - I've never seen such a beautifully shiny, crafted lolly before! I bet your son loves going to fairs with you.

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  4. You do come up with some brilliant creations Vicky and this one is no exception. I can even taste that lolly.

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  5. Your crystal effect lacquer has certainly done it's job, Vicky. Such a brilliant juicy looking lolly. Love how you came up with the sentiment, too. A lovely card for your daughter x

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  6. Looks good enough to eat too!

    Kathyk

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  7. Hola Vicky, my friend, you don't have missed nothing i have made a BIG mistake, thank you :D, but now i don't have time to change the label, thank you for to read my posts:D
    oooh Vicky, what beautiful and sweet card for your daughter, a clever idea Vicky and the crystal effect is FANTASTIC!!!.I hope for you and your family blessings.
    Good luck with the school fair

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  8. Lovely card Vicky and look yummy!

    Anne

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  9. I forget...sinceraly...i would like to send you the midle of hot of the island, we have 29-33oC, i need your rain :D:D:D:D

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  10. Oh Vicky this looks good enough to eat! Glad the exams are over, stress free break now?
    M x

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  11. Vicky! What a perfect shine!!

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  12. Fabulous! Definitely looks good enough to eat.

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  13. Superb card Vicky and a wonderful story to go with it
    You should post a family pic of your kids, I;d love to see them, feel we know them so well lol
    Thanks very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  14. ooh this is gorgeous Vicky - wonderful sentiment and that lolly looks good enough to eat! sounds like much fun was had at the fair hugs Karen x

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  15. You are brilliant Vicky, what a yummy looking lolly, could just eat that now :) xx

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  16. wonderful card, really mouthwatering
    Cathi from Germany

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  17. YUMMY looking!!! Really like the flourish behind this precious image - and the sentiment is spot on!
    Lynn

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  18. Wow, this is a winner! It's about 103 here as I read this and I can't believe how lifelike that pop looks on this computer! Talk about a perfectly delicious card for your daughter! Schweet!

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  19. Oh Vicky - now I want a lolly ice!! Love this - great idea that's turned out brilliantly!

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  20. As always Vicky, you've knocked it out of the park! This is SUCH a great idea, so simple but sooo clever and just brilliant! And such a thoughtful card too. I love it! M x

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  21. It`s a good job we`re having autumnal weather Vicky `cos that lolly looks so real it would melt if it was hotter. Absolutely fabulous as always.
    Lynne xxx

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  22. This is so brilliant! I love how you made it look so real! great flourish background :)

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  23. Delicious really is the word!

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  24. I could just fancy a lick of this juicy looking little number!
    Super Vicky!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  25. Another lovely card. You have such wonderfully original ideas. I like your sentiment and the Crystal Effects has worked a treat.
    Great image of you "frolicking" at the fair

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  26. Wow Vicky, this is amazing and it looks so real that I want a bite! Carole xox

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  27. Lipsmackinthirstquenchingly brilliant Vicky.

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  28. I just get hungry! But only for one thing! I don't know why....beautiful card!

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  29. Fab and funky card Vicky. The lolly looks mouthwatering!! I bet your daughter loves it!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  30. Gorgeous card - I just love how you have made this - awesome! Hugs x x

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  31. just brilliant, it brings in the summer feeling,

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  32. The crystal effects has worked so well, great idea, nice and shiny.

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  33. Fabulous card Vicky.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  34. This Popsicle looks good enough to eat! I love the shine you got on this!

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  35. Wow!! Love this delicious "shiny" card :)

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  36. I am ready for a popsicle. I love how it is so shiny. Very nice. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love. Hugs

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  37. Vicky, this is fab-u-lous, love it! xx

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  38. Oh this is adorable Vicky and the sentiment is fabulous! It's making my mouth water..... :) Sarah xx

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  39. I think the lolly looks fabulous and I got a kick out of reading "lolly" because that's we call them in Australia but here in Canada it's always candy!
    That is lovely that you and your daughter enjoy each other's company so well. I feel the same about my daughters who are studying for exams too.

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  40. A super shiny creation Vicky & clever of you to get perfectly set lolly.
    Sally x

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  41. ROCK IT OUT~ Wow - fabulous, fun card!

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  42. I've just been licking the screen as that lolly looks so real! xxx

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  43. Shiny shiny lolly looks so delish! Hope she got a real one too! Fab combo of sentiments. x

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  44. This has got to be the shiniest, Vicky! Mouthwatering!

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  45. Brilliant idea - definitely looks delicious!

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  46. That certainly looks shiny - and very lickable! What a lovely card to give to your daugher.
    Tara
    x

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  47. Now your lollie looks fab too ( I returned the pun ) a lot more juicy than my vellum offering in fact :0)
    Jenny x

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  48. Hi Vicky

    Fabby card love that shiny lolly and the mixed up sentiment I bet your daughter loved it!

    Tina
    X

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