Saturday, 9 June 2012

Tea Shoppe anniversary with a flourish

The Tea Shoppe set in the new mini has some really striking images and it's a great set for thank you cards and notecards, but I hadn't really thought of it as being useful for anniversaries until I saw this week's Less is More challenge... It's One Layer week at the site and Chrissie and Mandi want to see cards featuring a flourish. Come and see my Tea Shoppe anniversary card:


What do you think? The flourish image has a 'tea for two' sentiment at the top and a tiny cup and I've been looking at it and thinking it's almost heart-shaped.


That gave me the idea of sponging a heart through a post-it note mask onto a card base and topping it with the flourish - I inked it up with a Chocolate Chip marker, leaving off the bits I didn't want, and stamped it using my stamp-a-majig  for accurate positioning.


Instead of the tea for two sentiment, I added this one from Teeny Tiny Wishes using Cherry Cobbler ink. The result reminded me of an ornament so I added a line of piercing to make it look as if it's suspended from the top of the card.


A couple of rhinestones and a punched heart finished my ornament and I rounded the bottom corners too. This little heart is from my owl punch and is tiny and gorgeous. It mats beautifully onto the smallest heart on the Heart to Heart punch too!

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Tea Shoppe, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, scrap of Cherry Cobbler 
Other: Full Heart and Owl punches, mat pack, paper piercer, Basic rhinestones, corner rounder, 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.

Flourishes are fabulous aren't they?! I can't wait to see the gallery this week and I'm sure this won't be my only entry this week! But before I think about that, the rain has stopped here so I'd better get outside - I managed to cut back the back garden last week but the front garden is now sporting a six foot hedge and if we carry on like this someone might prick their finger on a spindle and we'll all fall asleep for a hundred years! (Hmm, on second thoughts maybe I should leave it... I've been wanting a lie-in!)

See you soon,

54 comments:

  1. Very elegant design - brilliant Vicky.

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  2. Hola vicky, SIMPLY GORGEOUS!! i love this design the piercing line it's a very clever idea, fantastic!.
    Ohh my friend i'm sorry for you and the weather in UK, in spain to much hot 36oC yesterday, today hot too, i think the world is out of balance:C to much rain for you, to much hot for me:C.
    A hug from a very, very hot place

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  3. Your card is lovely! Love the design

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  4. You've been thinking outside the box again, Vicky, and it worked perfectly. Your ingenious design is perfect. Such a fabulous CAS card xx

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  5. Hi Vicky

    Such an inspired design just love what you've done - yet again!!!

    Take care

    Tina
    X

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  6. This is gorgeous Vicky - I love the way you take one stamp and make it work a hundred different ways.
    By the way you do know if you fall into an enchanted sleep a handsome Prince will come and wake you with a kiss! - Jacqueline xx

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous Vicky
    what a fabulous idea, you are full of them....always!
    Good luck with that hedge!
    Thanks so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  8. What a great idea (card and your thoughts at the bottom of the post!).

    Stunning one layer CAS card.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  9. Stunning card, so elegent! xxx

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  10. Such an elegant and original design Vicky love the punched line and the touch of bling!
    Val x

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  11. Fabulous (as always!) Vicky
    M x

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  12. So carefully thought out and executed Vicky. It's fab. Hugs, Buttons x

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  13. I love how you exploit the potential of your stamps Vicky!
    This is is fab!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  14. Can I borrow your glasses please? I never see stamps the way you do! So clever, you never cease to amaze me.
    L x

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  15. How clever! Super card. It just goes to show what you can come up with when you stare at things for long enough. (That last comment doesn't apply to me though!). Lynn x

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  16. great card - a great CAS image

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  17. Love the added bling, really makes it look classy

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  18. What a great idea and brilliantly executed would never have thought of that myself! x

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  19. Beautiful card Vicky, love the added bling and that stamp is awesome!

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  20. Stunningly elegant card Vicky. Don't know how you do it x x

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  21. This is so lovely Vicky and what clever use of the sentiments. xx

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  22. ooh that is gorgeous Vicky - such a beautiful card Karen x

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  23. Such an innovative way to use your 'tea' stamp Vicky and as usual you've made a brilliant job of this week's challenge. x

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  24. Outstanding! Love those little black dots going down to the heart/sentiment!
    Very pretty.
    Lynn

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  25. Vicky, I love how you see new uses for these stamps! This is so pretty and a very creative use of the stamp!

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  26. Such a lovely CAS card and very original.
    Careful with the headge - we would all miss your inspiration

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  27. Beautiful card Vicki. I love how you've used part of the image from the tea shoppe set. You really are a huge source of inspiration and I love seeing all your new ideas. You make me look at my stamps with different eyes!!
    Hope you are well?
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  28. fabulous card Vicky, I love it!
    suzi b x

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  29. Very clever use of overstamping to create a beautiful and elegant card ! Jane x

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  30. This is so clever! I would never have thought to turn this sentiment into an anniversary card.

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  31. Wonderful Vicky! Your flourish suits the heart perfectly. x

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  32. Hi vicky
    You are soooo clever .... How do you think of the ideas ...... Stunning simple card ....
    Hugs sylvie xxxx

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  33. Fabulous! What a great card.

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  34. You`re such an imaginative crafter Vicky. Stunning card as always.
    Lynne xxx

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  35. This is fabulous, Vicky! It does look like a lovely ornament and the paper piercing is a lovely touch. :)

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  36. Lovely card again Vicky :) Viv xx

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  37. Beautiful! Simple, elegant and understated, perfect for a chap!

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  38. You are one of those crafters who just sees stuff that passes us lesser mortals by.....
    Genius!
    Tara
    x

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  39. Why what a fertile imagination you have Miss Vicky, what with children running away to the circus and falling asleep for 100 hundred years ! beautiful card and love how you utilised the stamp and love the sponged heart.

    Marie

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  40. Stunning design, a beautiful card.

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  41. Hi Vicky, This is totally stunning, it works so well with the heart behind and suspended from the delicate red heart and pierced holes, I love it!!! Gay xxx

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  42. I really like what you did with that flourish stamp. The sponged heart behind it looks fabulous. Ann Y.

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  43. Stunning card love the design!

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  44. Fabby fab Vicky! This is just perfect...in every way! :)

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  45. So clever putting 2 + 2 together and making a fab card

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  46. Very clever! Love when people share ideas like these!

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