Saturday, 29 September 2012

A Perfectly Preserved marriage!

It's all about weddings at the fabulous Less is More challenge today - and we all love a wedding don't we?! I hope you won't groan when you see my card today... there might just be a jar on it!

I promise I DO have other stamps it's just that I haven't got over my Perfectly Preserved stamp set yet! Moving swiftly on - I started by getting some texture going on the background with a mixture of dry and heat embossing before adding a jar of hearts.

I love this jar to bits as you may have noticed! I stamped it on acetate with white stazon before cutting it out (there are coordinating framelit dies to make this easy.) The hearts are cut out of scraps of watercolour paper using my Owl punch (yes really!), and the jar is secured with glue dots behind the label and a little glue behind the outline of the jar.

It's hard to see in the photo but this sentiment and the little label on the jar are embossed in gold,  and I added a few pearls for that luxurious feel.

I was so pleased to see that my card for last week made it to the showcase - thank you for choosing it Chrissie and Mandi!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Perfectly Preserved, En Français, For My Family and Tiny Tags (sentiments)
Ink: White stazon 
Card stock: Very Vanilla, scraps of watercolour paper
Punches: Owl builder punch, Jewellery Tag punch
Other: Versamark, gold and clear embossing powders, heat tool, Big Shot, Stripes embossing folder, white bakers twine, Basic Pearls, stamp-a-majig

I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight 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. Click here to view the Retirement Lists - my last order from these will go in at 8pm tomorrow, please don't leave it too late! 

I meant to get my card posted much earlier but my daughter wanted me to go to a local car boot sale with her. It was a glorious day in Buckingham today and there were heaps of stalls to browse. We were looking at a stationery stall when our eyes landed on a herd of small plastic cows arranged amongst the envelopes and packing tape! "And suddenly," said my daughter. "There were cows!" She does make me laugh.

I shall be back on Monday and there'll be lots of excitement here because there'll be a brand new catalogue going live! Whoopee! There'll be heaps to show you so do come and join me for that.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,


  1. Hello Vicky

    Oh my this is just beautiful and so different from the normal wedding card. It's absoloutely breathtaking.

  2. Fabulous card Vicky and this is definitely thinking outside the box...just love it..and a very clever idea...


  3. I think your jar is just great! xx Jan

  4. Such an imaginative idea and super elegant. Congrats on being showcased.

  5. Vicky - your jar of hearts is just perfect for the theme of love and marriage. Love the texture on this card too. Brilliant work.

    Sounds like you've had a lovely day - it's beautiful here today!

  6. First of all, congrats on being showcased, well done you.
    I`m not surprised you love this jar stamp so much, it really is lovely and you`ve done such wonderful things with it. Love, love, love todays card. A jar of hearts eh, I`ll have that song in my head all night now lol.
    Lynne xxx

  7. I think you could utilise this stamp on every card Vicky:) I love the mixed embossing and a jar of hearts is very special!
    Val x

  8. This is just lovely Vicky - a combination of contemporary and elegant - just love the white on white too ! Gosh, you are really getting you monies worth out of that stamp set - great to see how versatile it is ! Jane x

  9. Hi vicky
    Fabulous card... You are amazing... Love the new cattie.... Looked at it on my return flight ... Took me all that time must start my list..., so much i looove....
    Thanks for my B.Day csrd... And all my goodies......
    Hugs sylvie xxxxc

  10. Gorgeous card, Vicky. Very elegant in white with just a touch of gold x

  11. Fantastically original wedding card. I love the way your mind works!

    Sarn xxx

  12. Very clever, Vicky! I love it. May they keeping filling up their jar of hearts as the years go by ~ what a fab idea!!

  13. Love all these hearts and the mixture of textures! Beautiful!

  14. How beautiful is this. Love the jar.

    Monica xxx

  15. Simply beautiful Vicky! Love the elegance and little jar of hearts.

  16. Wow Vicky, this is such an elegant card - I LOVE it!
    Congratulations too on being showcased.

    Jennifer. x

  17. Great card - love all the embossing and all white looks very elegant!

  18. You never fail to amaze me Vicky - who would have thought of a Wedding card from the Perfectly Preserved set?

  19. Oh wow Vicky this is lovely! Will you PLEASE stop doing gorgeous things with sets that were never on my wish list :0)
    M x

  20. Hola Vicky, thank you for yours kind comments last week, is nice to see you every week on my blog:D
    What gorgeous card Vicky, what clever idea!!! i love this jar full of love :D, i love it!.
    I think you have had a great girly day with your daughter, making beautiful memories:D.
    A hug from Palma and have a nice week

  21. Fantastic card Vicky, love the jar and the hearts!

    Warm hugs

  22. Oh Vicky, what a fabulous card! I love the white, it's so elegant, and your jar of hearts is simply beautiful. You have made some amazing cards with this set of stamps, I'm in awe! x x x

  23. Vicky its beautiful and its amazing how versatile this and of course all of the SU products are in your hands, I loe the jar with the little hearts so pretty and romantic.


  24. Amazing use of this stamp, Vicky! Love the concept of preserving the love with your sweet hearts preserved in the jar. Beautiful!

  25. Wat een schitterende kaart heb je gemaakt Vicky super

  26. Well done on your showcase very well deserved. And another stunner this week, I love what you came up with so original. I have that jewellery tag and the stamps, never gave them a thought!

  27. Each time I see one of the cards you've made with this set it chips a little bit of my resistence at buying this set away!! Stunning card & such a clever way of using the jar.
    Sharon xx

  28. Vicky, you really need to stop using that jar stamp...or I'm going to be forced to purchase it! LOL!!! Every card you make with that stamp makes me want it more and more!!! I LOVE how this card turned out!

  29. Another great use of your jar Vicky. I love the little hearts you get from the owl punch. x

  30. Oh,this is such a fabulous card Vicky ! I love it ! Is there no end to your jar stamping creative talents ? !! :) x

  31. Vicky, this card is so elegant! I would have never thought to use is set for such an occasion. Love it!

  32. You are SO inventive, that jar was a great buy for you eh!
    Thank you very much

  33. Absolutely stunning - love the white on white. How long did it take to punch all those tiny hearts?! - Jacqueline xx

  34. This is so unique that I just love the jar of hearts. Beautiful card!

  35. Just fabulous Vicky :) Viv xx

  36. I think 37 comments do say it all already. Absolutely stunning. I love the heart jar.


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