Friday, 22 June 2012

Thank you unmounted Henry!

Have you seen the builder wheels? There are lots of different designs that are intended for fixing into a roller handle either alone or with up to two other wheels. They're great fun, but sometimes I look at them and think how versatile they would be as a stamp - so I take them off the wheel, mount them onto foam mount (like this) and use them with an acrylic block. My longest acrylic block isn't quite long enough for them to completely fit on, but it doesn't seem to matter! Come and see what I did with Henry:


Henry is a wonderful linear argyle print! I've used my markers to colour the rubber before stamping and finished with a sentiment embellished with a little leaf.  Here's a close up of the pattern:


The inspiration to make today's card came from three different sources: I've used the colour swatch from this week's wonderful ColourQ challenge...


The One Layer Wednesday challenge is to be inspired by something from your kitchen and I chose this packaging:


And last but not least, I shall enter the card into the 'Make Your Mark' challenge at Addicted to Stamps where 'anything goes as long as markers are used on the creation'.  This is a brand new challenge site in blogland, so do pop over and give the ladies your support.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Henry (builder wheel), Elegant Thank You, Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party, More Mustard, Calypso Coral, Basic Black (all in marker form)
Card stockWhisper White
Other: 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.

At dinner yesterday evening, there was a football discussion and my husband asked the boys if they knew how to put their fingers in their mouths and give one of those piercing whistles to let the ref know you disapprove of his decision! (I know, I try my best to teach them table manners but what chance do I have?!) There then followed a lively practice session during which my youngest son blew his nose. "Oh that'll tell the ref!" said my daughter, adding in her best Victorian gentleman's voice: "I blow my nose at you sir!"

Have a lovely weekend won't you, and I'll see you soon.

Hugs,



28 comments:

  1. Perfect stamping and perfect CAS card, Vicky x

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  2. You're my little bit of inspiration every day Vicky - how I just love your style! I had overlooked ( or perhaps discounted?) this stamping wheel, but it's now on the list.

    Ann
    X

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  3. A lovely CAS card Vicky...great colours

    Anne

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  4. It must have taken great patience to colour that stamp Vicky - well worth the effort thought as you card is beautiful. Thanks too for joining in at ATS this week - Jacqueline xx

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  5. I am NOT showing this post the my "girls"!

    Wheelie lovely card!!!! xxx

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  6. Fabulous card and matches the inspiration photo perfectly. I'm not sure I'm brave enough to dismantle my wheels though!
    Tara
    x

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  7. This pattern is stunning and I love the sentiment incorporated into the colours like that. Thanks too for joining in with the first challenge at ATS!

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  8. Thats genious Vicky, its great to think outside the box, or stamp in your case. And how close are you to the sketch... wow . Great card well done Hugs Elaine

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  9. You have created a lovely argyle border, Vicky, the markers give it a soft pastel look.

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  10. What a great card and thank you so much for the tip about the stamp wheels.

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  11. A brilliant card Vicky, I love the colours.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  12. Nice card! Like the stamp and colors, and the way you brought all three challenges together. :)

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  13. Another super card Vicky, what great colours too. Your kids sound mad just like ours too :) Viv xx

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  14. Wow, your kitchen inspiration has tied in so well! Great alternative use of your builder wheel stamp.

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  15. A fab card Vicky - thanks so much for joining us on our first weekly challenge over at Addicted to Stamps. Love the argyle pattern - so fresh. Had to laugh at the antics at the dinner table.... next time perhaps someone should remind your youngest to blow his nose before attempting the whistle!!! lol

    Karen x

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  16. HI VICKY, how lovely to see you here at Addicted to Stamps for our first challenge and with such a beautiful and clever card. Great tip about the wheels as i have several of them and dont use them so much, to be honest am a little afraid that i might ruin them. Amazing doing all that colouring on your stamp with markers you must have the patience of a saint> The colours are so pretty and the leaf is a lovely touch. Thank you for sharing with us and good luck.

    Marie

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  17. clever designs... I like your card very much
    Cathi from Germany

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  18. Fab card Vicky, love the colours on the argyle pattern.

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  19. Hmmmm, a great tip sbout the wheels. I may have to try that one lol. The end result is lovely. Great colouring on the pattern. I love CAS cards and this one is just wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us at ATS!

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  20. Terrific CAS card Vicky, and you obviously have the patience of a Saint to colour that bg stamp as you did.

    Thanks for joining our first ever Addicted to Stamps challenge.

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  21. Fantastic coloring on that intricate stamp. What patience you must have!

    I always forget about unmounting the wheels. I often see some wheels that I like and never get them because I think they're too much bother. I'll have to remember your tips for turning them into mounted stamps!

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  22. Well that was clever of you! What a fun stamp too. So many color combos you could do. Thanks for sharing this with us at the ColourQ this week.

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  23. What a creative card Vicky, that is thinking outside the 'wheel'.

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  24. Now this is a clever combination of challenges and stash, the argyle pattern looks brilliant on a one layer card because it gives the illusion of depth.
    Loving the title of the post too, really caught my eye :0)
    Jenny x

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  25. Your card is lovely, Vicky, love its simplicity! As for table manners, when you have boys and girls it is almost impossible to keep peace much less manners! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card.

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  26. More ingenuity Vicky with such a brilliant result. Thanks for supporting our first challenge, much appreciated:)
    Val x

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  27. I can't believe you colored that image before you stamped. It's brilliant. Gorgeous card.

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  28. I love this types design. I appreciate this post. Thanks for sharing important post with us.

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