Saturday, 19 January 2013

A bit of Life Shared

Hello from a very snowy Buckingham where the weather is a perfect excuse for hibernating in the Craft Square Metre! I've checked in at Less is More and found that the theme is Friends, so I've made a card with a wonderful single stamp called Life Shared. Come and have a look:


When I got this stamp I was thinking of engagement, wedding, anniversary and valentines cards, but I do think it fits in beautifully with the friendship theme. I am keen on a layout where everything's going on in one corner leaving lots of lovely white space in the rest of the card - have you noticed?!


Here's a close-up of that beautiful image which I've coloured with aquapainter and ink (you may notice that colouring is definitely not my forté but I had fun and that's the main thing!)


This is such a simple card - stamp the image, colour it and mount it onto first a mat then onto the card front. For a bit of interest, I decided to stamp the image again in Riding Hood Red, cut the sentiment out as a banner, add a little piercing and attach it across the layers.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Life Shared
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Not Quite Navy, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake, So Saffron
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red
Other: Blush Blossom marker (for colouring the skin), aquapainter, Essentials piercing templates
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I saw several car collisions on my way home through the snow yesterday - nothing serious thank goodness - but it does make me think that it really is sensible to stay at home if it's at all possible. The rest of my family think otherwise however and won't consider they've made the most of the snow unless they've gone sledging down 'Death Hill'! It should be a comfort that my husband has gone with them but frankly he's worse than all of them put together and I shall be glad when they're safely home!

Keep warm,

33 comments:

  1. Just love this gorgeous card Vicky and brings back memories of years gone by...gosh I am showing my age now...lOl...lOl..
    Plenty of dads on the hill behind us sledging with the children, boys will be boys!

    Anne

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  2. This is a gorgeous image Vicky and I love how you have coloured it, love the sentiment tag too. - Jacqueline xx

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  3. Gorgeous card Vicky. We saw one dad and 3 kids having great fun this morning - all of them (including Dad!) on the one sledge which the Dadtold us he'd made himself - the runners were made from an old pair of water skis and a very sturdy wooden structure on the top. They were the envy of all the others out sledging on their plastic sledges!! Not sure who was having more fun

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  4. What a lovely card Vicky, it reminds me of illustrations in books I had when I was little. I'm with you on the 'hibernating' am just hoping it's either gone or so bad they close the school on Monday morning so I don't have to drive in it!! Hope the troops are home safe & sound
    M x

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  5. Smashing and reminiscent of childhood

    Kathyk

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  6. Yes, this image is perfect to depict friendship, such a lovely image too. Very Enid Blyton!

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  7. Love this Vicky the pop of ready round the card and the tag! Just perfect xx Jan

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  8. A Beautiful CAS card Vicky.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  9. Great card. A lovely image for a friendship card. I do like the sentiment

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  10. Fab vintage image Vicky and beautifully coloured! Better to be at home thinking about the sledging rather than watching with your heart in your mouth:)
    Val x

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  11. Lovely image and great for friendship. I'm sure most men drag their children out to play and revert to their childhood. Hope they get home safe!!

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  12. The layout is just super Vicky... I love this one too!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  13. Beautiful card Vicky, I'm not leaving this house until the snow and ice has gone, let alone going down a hill on a sled - now that would be a sight to see! Karen x

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  14. It's a lovely card, Vicky. The stamp is perfect!
    Chris
    x

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  15. Gorgeous card & fab colouring

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  16. Beautifully simple card Vicky, love it, also the red mount, so effective.

    I'm with you, we have stayed in the warm, hope the snow will be mostly gone by Monday for me to go to work.

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  17. I like your white space - it makes that charming pair in the wagon stand out even more!

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  18. What a sweet card, Vicky! I like the retro look of the image, rather like an illustration from a vintage children's book.
    My kids have been sledging with their friends today in our nearby park - they came home chatting loudly and excitedly about how fast they went down Devil's Drop! I'm glad I wasn't watching... xxxxx

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  19. vicky this is perfect image for this weeks challenge

    Thanks for Joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

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  20. What a lovely image Vicky, they look like they haven't a care in the world! xx

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  21. Really like this stamp and your lovely design. You are an inspiration :)

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  22. Very sweet card and lovely colouring, Vicky.

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  23. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card......
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  24. Lovely card - has a very retro feel to it

    Sharon
    x

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  25. I'm still trying to think which old childrens story these images remind me of. Beautiful card and my favourite layout too :0)
    Jenny x

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  26. This is lovely - reminds me of my 'Janet and John' readers back in the sixties ! ( You are too young to remember !!! ) I have just ordered this in my starter kit but forgot the Blush Blossom marker !!! Oh well, I am sure it won't be long before another order goes in !!!! Jane x

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  27. Great card Vicky adorable image - love your corner placement!

    Hope you are well!

    Tina
    X

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  28. Those cute images reminds me of when I was a little girl....very retro looking (and our primer was about Dick and Jane)...and the coloring looks awesome!

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  29. Fabulous image Vicky. Takes me back to my childhood.
    Lynne xxx

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  30. Fantastic image for a friendship card and I'd say your colouring is spot on! x

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  31. Lovely image Vicki, very 'Janet & John' and great placement too.

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  32. How cute this image is Vicky! And it's coloured beautifully - reminds me of Janet and John stories (whatever happened to them? Did they grow up and live happily ever after?? I hope so!!!!)
    Great card. x

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  33. Great card, cute image too.Your family remind me so much of ours too....esp. when our kids were younger....OH definately one of the kids too lol :) Viv xx

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