Monday 27 August 2012

Mouthwatering happy summer!

There's no Masculine Monday here today, but if you're looking for a summer moment you've come to the right place! I've taken the aptly-named Mouthwatering stamp set and made a delicious looking notecard with the ice cream image. Come and have a look:

I've used ice cream colours for  this card to get a real seaside feel: The framelits label in the colour of the summer sky (!) the sand-like textured So Saffron card stock, the pink of the ice cream... YUM!

I wanted to show you a close up of the ice cream - can you see the texture and dimension it has? This is all done very simply using markers - the ice cream part of the rubber stamp has been coloured with a Pink Pirouette marker and has been shaded directly on the rubber with Pretty in Pink; the cone was coloured with a So Saffron marker, again shaded directly on the rubber with More Mustard. This is such an effective technique and is yet another reason why I'm a huge fan of the markers.

I made these cards for some lovely ladies in my Stampers 6 club to wish them a happy summer!

With the autumn/winter catalogue due out on the 1st September and more excitement coming in October, you may end up with a big wish list - so you may want to consider joining my Stampers 6 club and spreading the cost, as well as getting some freebies and enjoying all the other benefits of my club (click here to find out more). There's a new group starting in October and there are a couple of spaces left so do email me as soon as possible if you'd like to join in.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Mouthwatering, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Real Red - plus markers
Card stock: Pink Pirouette textured, So Saffron textured, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Other: Framelits, Big Shot, 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. If you are placing an order of £60 or more, you will receive a free Reason to Smile stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount. The set is also available to buy for £18.95 wood mount or £14.95 clear mount.

And I'd like to wish you a happy rest of the summer too as I'll be taking another short blog break and will return with all the excitement of the catalogue launch on Monday 3rd September. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I'll see you very soon.



  1. Mmmm .... that icecream looks delish! Enjoy your blog break AND the new catalogue and I look forward to seeing your new creations when you return. Helen (Sydney)

  2. Such a sweet little card, it's on my kitchen windowsill, so even if it's raining I can get a little taste of summer! Have a lovely break!

  3. Have a good break Vicky but what will I do without my daily fix of 'Crafting Clare' ???
    Margaret x

  4. Lovely set of cards Vicky....enjoy your break


  5. Yummy cards and lovely colours!

  6. Such a lovely summery set of cards, Vicky. Enjoy your break! x

  7. My markers just don't work like your markers!!?? You have made such a mouthwatering, realistic ice cream cone!

  8. Such beautiful cards here Vicky. They make me hungry just looking at them. Hope they go down well, and you have a great break. Hugs, Buttons x

  9. Enjoy your break , hope you are doing something nice. Lovely card and amazing techniques with the markers. That must be tricky to do but the effect is mouthwatering delicious.


  10. Enjoy your break Vicky - didn't get a chance to email you yet but I will! I love your set of cards, gorgeous shading on the ice-cream. Sarah xx

  11. You've made your ice cream look so delicious! Lovely note cards. x

  12. Yummy, I could really eat a lovely vanilla ice cream now! This is so gorgeous. It reminds me of one of those vintage images hugs Karen x

  13. Fab cards Vicky, such realistic cones:) Enjoy your very short break:)
    Val x

  14. Fabulous card Vicky-Very yummy !! Love the colours-enjoy your little break(and hope you enjoy some of the real kind of icecream !) :) x

  15. So cute! I love love love it!


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