Saturday, 15 September 2012

Framed Watercolour Winter

I love this week's Less is More challenge where Chrissie and Mandi have gone all oval! Come and see what I've made:


This is one of my favourite kinds of card - a bit of nature, lots of space, a bit of texture and a splash of colour. I've used the oval one of the Designer Frames embossing folder set. (TIP: If you use the Crease Pad instead of the top cutting pad in your Big Shot sandwich, you don't get any unsightly creases.) The image inside was made with my new Watercolour Winter set and cut out with my extra large Oval punch.


This set is wonderful! It's a two step stamping set (can you see how the outline of the pine cones has been stamped in the darker brown, then they've been 'coloured in' with a filler stamp in a lighter brown?) and it has all the Christmas plant life I need - pine needles and cones, holly with berries and a beautiful poinsettia too!

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Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Watercolour Winter, Teeeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Marina Mist, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Real Red
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Other: Designer Frames embossing folder, Big Shot, Crease Pad, extra large Oval punch, stamp-a-majig, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Cherry Cobbler bakers twine (not yet available)

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My son made a fruit salad at school yesterday. He informed me at bedtime the night before (naturally!) that he needed to bring in five types of fruit and some juice... I had an apple, some melon and some strawberries and, after scrambling around the kitchen, came up with a can of peaches and some frozen raspberries! His homework was to ask a couple of people to taste it and write what they'd thought of it. I wrote: "I like the way the raspberries combine with the peach juice and the crisp texture of the apple." My daughter was much more imaginative. She wrote: "It's like Christmas in my mouth!"

Thanks for dropping in today. Have a lovely weekend and I'll be back on Monday.
Hugs,


40 comments:

  1. I love your oval and I definitely love what it is framing. Your touch of red is perfect to give it an extra festive touch!

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  2. Beautiful, Vicky! Such a CAS classy Christmas card x

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  3. Very nice card Vicky, it's like a sneak peak of Christmas and what is to come. The two step stamping looks terrific.
    Thanks for visiting and your kind words. There have been lots of hugs in our house lately and yours is gratefully received :-) Helen (Sydney)

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  4. Ooh, this is lovely. Very pretty CAS card.

    xxx

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  5. An amazing card, i adore the stamps
    Greetings caroline

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  6. Hola Vicky...your children are fantastic, but your daughter is great...she may be publicist, is claver, sarcastic sense of humour, creative and funny:D:D.
    Perfect CAS card!!!!, i love the colours and the design, simply beautiful Vicky!!
    A warm hug from Palma

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  7. FAB card and love your little bakers twine bow. Love the idea of Christmas in your mouth - delightful

    Kathyk

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  8. Simply beautiful Vicky! Love the frame aperture, and the CAS design.

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  9. This is gorgeous Vicky. Love the Kraft card base too.

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  10. Gorgeous Vicky! Perfect for batch cards too! :)
    Lizy xx

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  11. Love the design and stamp ser but how do you line up the two step images? I have two step flower set and cant get the two to line up. Thanks Vicky

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  12. This is FABULOUS! Just FABULOUS, Vicky! Makes me want to order that embossing folder right NOW. Beautifully done for the LIM challenge.
    Cheers, Karen

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  13. And here's me thinking you had got Autumn Days out for one last go and it's a brand new set!!
    It's a gorgeous card and I can't wait to see what you do with all the other elements of the set - Jacqueline xx

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  14. Thanks for the help on two step stamping, it will defo be on my next Stampin Up order

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  15. Oh my gosh that is simply stunning. Love the little red dots that mimic the embossed frame. I know I will case that for sure. I'll back link to you when I post it.

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  16. A great Christmas card, fab design.

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  17. Love the feel of the card Vicky, the kraft, twine and those fab pine cones are just perfect together. xx

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  18. Love your oval Vicky, so pretty and your stamping is gorgeous.
    Lynne xxx

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  19. We need snow on those cones.... gorgeous card though very inspiring

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  20. Fabulous card Vicky and thank you or the tip...love the new stamp set

    Anne

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  21. I love this card too, natures bounty at Christmas is just beautiful and I love to see it on Christmas cards. Such a gorgeous design to have the greenery peeking into the oval and love the crumb cake base too :0)
    Jenny x

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  22. Classically stunning, Vicky! I love it.

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  23. Gorgeous, earthy, natural card. Love that pine cone image.

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  24. Beautiful card Vicky - this stamp set looks like a must have !!! Jane x

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  25. Stunning card Vicky
    The designer frames are fabulous eh!

    Love the fruit salad tale lol
    Thanks very much
    mandi LIM

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  26. This is just stunning Vicky - I really like it.
    Linbyx

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  27. Very classy. Love the frame and your pretty scene. x

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  28. WOW Vicky this is a truly wonderful card! Great use of the EF and twine.
    Well done.
    Carole

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  29. Ooh stunning Vicky! Love the crumb cake, fab ef and your amazing stamping:)
    Val x

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  30. Hi Vicky,
    Love the oval frame on your card, and what a pretty image stamped in the middle - very festive! xx

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  31. beautiful! as per usual for you :)

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  32. Absolutely LOVE this card! the coloring is fabulous...and the embossing is just perfect! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! In fact, I believe I'll pin it!

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  33. Simply beautiful, Vicky. What a lovely stamp. Sue x

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  34. This card is beautiful Vicky, I love the clean kraft card, it works brilliantly with your little watercoloured pines, :0) Gay x

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  35. Oooh fabby card again Vicky!.. don't you love it when kids ask for things ....just at the last minute too......been there several times lol :) Viv xx

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  36. Love this Vicky. I shall have to case this one I think xx

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  37. Simply gorgeous! I do like the pine cones and simple bow, the embossed frame is fab!

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  38. Popping back to say, congratulations, Vicky, for the well-deserved LIM shoutout!!

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