Friday 9 November 2012

Merry and Type in the pink

The annual Stampin' Up convention took place in Mainz, Germany last weekend and although I wasn't able to go this time, I've been shown photos and swaps and drooled over all the gorgeous freebies. I'm determined to go next year when it will be held in Manchester here in the UK, and it would be fantastic if my lovely team could come along with me! If you'd like to come too, then why not join Stampin' Up? It's always a great time to join but there's an extra deal this month - read all about it here. Who knows, it could be the perfect thing for you!

Back to today and I'm carrying on with my Christmas designs. This one was inspired by the 'Pink' theme at Less is More. Now, pink is not my first choice of colour, particularly not for Christmas, so this was a real challenge for me. Here's what happened:

(The card proved to be a nightmare to photograph so bear with me...!) I started off by stamping the baubles from Merry and Type with versamark, heat embossing them with silver embossing powder and colouring them with Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink and Sahara Sand markers. Then they were ready for a touch of Dazzling Diamonds glitter...

... and here you can see how lovely and shiny and glittery they are. The large one at the bottom got a bit of extra sparkle with a large rhinestone!

Watercolour Winter was the first Christmas stamp set I bought this year partly because I knew how useful the pine needle stamp would be for this sort of thing. The sentiment is from Petite Pairs and was cut out with the word window punch.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Merry and Type, Watercolour Winter, Petite Pairs
Ink: Always Artichoke, Rose Red
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette
Other: Versamark, silver embossing powder, heat tool, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Word Window punch, markers, Basic Rhinestones
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It's nearly the weekend again! Are you doing anything nice? I thought I might take a look in at the little bric-a-brac market in Buckingham - I love browsing round markets and car boot sales. The boys are not so keen on this activity and my youngest son complained bitterly when I asked him to accompany me to one on holiday this summer. "You'd enjoy it more if you were to start a collection of something like stamps or egg cups," I told him. "Would you like to start collecting something?" He looked at me artfully. "Yes," he said. "Wireless network adaptors!"

Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you very soon,


  1. Beautiful, Vicky! What a huge effort with all that embossing and glitter. Great job!! xx

  2. Gorgeous Christmas card, Vicky...beautifully stamped and coloured.
    Shimmer and shine are bad to photograph. I always find a good natural light to be best. Flash popping up is a nightmare:) x

  3. Love what your son wants to start collecting!!! LOL

    This is gorgeous - know that it shimmers and shines too! So pretty.


  4. Vicky you are so good at these one layer cards...another gorgeous card...


  5. Love this Vicky, it's so elegant and I love the colours :-). shelly x

  6. Fabulous card Vicky - I adore the pinks (but of course) and just love the stamping. Hugs, Di xx

  7. Very nice festive card.

    Never been to Manchester! Could be a good time to go! Thanks for the heads up! xxx

  8. Very pretty in pink - love all the sparkle too - Jacqueline xx

  9. goegeous in my fave colour too! out of the mouth of babes! things sure have changed since we were young ones! xx

  10. Gorgeous card Vicky,loving the image and sparkle. The pink challenge wasn't such a problem for me he he.Sons have to love just have too :) Viv xx

  11. Very lovely
    Greetings caroline

  12. Absolutely beutiful Vicky, I love the soft gentle colours and fir branches.

  13. Absolutly fabulous
    Beautiful colours and the glitter finishes it of and that diamond Wow great,

  14. So pretty, Vicky, you have risen to the challenge perfectly.

    By the way...have you been to the Post Office lately? (I cracked up when I read about your latest trip there).


  15. You never fail to produce such fab cards Vicky... what lovely baubles.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  16. Gorgeous Christmas card Vicky, I love the beautiful silver embossed baubles!


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