Friday, 16 November 2012

From our house to yours

I made today's card for Less is More's Houses theme this week but wasn't going to post it as I'm not ragingly keen on the result. However, since time has scooped me up and galloped off with me willy nilly in the last couple of days, it's either this or nothing today! Come and see:

I made a house-shaped mask with my square punches - the new 1" one fits the 1 3/8" one perfectly as a roof! - and my paper snips. Pool party ink was sponged inside the mask, before overstamping with a small snowflake stamp for a bit of texture. The ribbon image from Create a Cupcake was stamped over the top in Real Red ink and I used a marker to extend the lines to the edges of the house shape.

This wonderful sentiment from Beautiful Season is perfect for adding to square images as it wraps snugly around a corner. I embellished my house present with a little heart tag tied up with Cherry Cobbler bakers twine and you may have spotted a little 'smoke' coming from the chimney - that's inked in with a sponge dauber (and a light hand!) Well, you have to have a real fire at Christmas don't you?!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Beautiful Season (sentiment), Create a Cupcake (ribbon image), Make a Mitten (snowflake)
Ink: Pool Party, Real Red
Card stock: Naturals White, scrap of Whisper White
Punches: 1" and 1 3/8" squares, jewellery punch, owl punch (for the hearts)
Other: Red glimmer paper, Cherry Cobbler bakers twine, markers, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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Our French exchange student arrived and is charming! His English is absolutely superb and he fits nicely into our happy little family. There have been one or two little moments of course - I did have to gently point out that when one asks politely whether one may leave the table, it's best not to add "I'm stuffed" afterwards!

Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you soon.


  1. Suberb card Vicky and best of all quite quick I should think, always a bonus at Christmas time. Bonne chance avec l'etudiant francais.

  2. LOL I love your French student! fabulous comment I bet you all smiled.
    Don't know why you have doubts about this card I love it... sending the warmth of your home to another. Lovely idea.
    I struggled with ths weeks LIM then made a boob! :) The challenge is still on my mind along with projects that I should be concentrating on.
    Suzi B xx

  3. A lovely CAS Christmas card - the red stands out so well. Have a great weekend - Jacqueline xx

  4. Love your gift wrapped house Vicky with the cute little tags! I imagine you'll have lots of funny things to tell us during the exchange visit:)
    Val x

  5. So pleased you posted this card Vicky its the idea of your gift wrapped house


  6. This looks terrific Vicky... So inventive and I love the colours. Great little house!
    Thanks so much.
    Less is More

  7. Sweet and simple Vicky, lovely little card!

  8. Cute card Vicky, I love that image too. I bet that student keeps you entertained, my french SIL still comes out with some hilarious things sometimes :)Viv xx

  9. Love your little house all wrapped up with love. x

  10. I'm glad you showed this - it's so pretty!
    Thanks for all your inspiration !!!


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