Monday, 21 January 2013

Bloomin' Marvellous letterbox-style

Sale-a-bration will go live tomorrow and I'm really excited! I love being a Stampin' Up demonstrator and I love it even more when I get to tell my customers that they're entitled to choose free items with their orders! If you've not been involved in this promotion before here's how it works:

IF YOU'RE SHOPPING: YOU GET A FREE ITEM WITH EVERY £45 YOU SPEND - and there are so many fabulous goodies to choose from this year... All will be revealed here tomorrow!

IF YOU WANT TO JOIN STAMPIN' UP: YOU GET 25% EXTRA IN YOUR STARTER KIT - that's £162.50 worth of products for only £99. If you want to make some money out of your stamping passion, this is a fantastic, no-risk way to do it. (If you want to join to get your own supplies at a discount that's fine too!)

Do EMAIL ME if you'd like more information about the Sale-a-bration offers.

Now, onto today's card: I've used my favourite Sale-a-bration free stamp set to make a card for the wonderful Inkspirational challenge, where the inspiration is this card designed by the lovely and talented Victoria Jeffries. I used the gorgeous colour scheme at CAS Colours and Sketches, which has long been a favourite combination of mine. Come and have a look:


I love this letterbox design! Victoria's card featured a divided card stock panel revealing the beautiful stamping behind, but I've gone with an aperture punched out with my large square punch. I gave the aperture a neat finish by scoring a frame round it using my Simply Scored tool.


I stamped my floral design onto some polka dot paper from the Patterns designer stack and added definition with markers. Such prettiness called out for some sparkle, so I added a touch of Dazzling diamonds glitter.


I wanted a sentiment with lots of movement and my favourite A Word For You sentiment set certainly fits the bill with its lovely flourishes. The 'hand-written' style words are surprisingly easy to cut out with sharp paper snips and I liked the way this one looked overlapping the floral panel.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Bloomin' Marvellous, A Word For You
Ink: Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Markers, Pretty in Pink designer paper from Patterns stack, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Simply Scored, 1 3/8" square punch, corner rounder
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.

When my youngest son saw this card he told me it reminded him of a science experiment they'd been doing at school. I was not flattered! However, he went on to explain that they'd put perfume in the bottom of two divided test tubes, put air in the top of one and a vacuum in the top of the other and tested which would fill with the perfume most rapidly (for those that are interested, it's the one with the vacuum as there's nothing to slow the perfume down.) My card, my son said, was how he imagined the perfume should have looked in the test tube - he's more of a poet than a scientist, bless him!

As I write this, the snow is falling heavily here again. Take care and keep warm,

48 comments:

  1. Vicky - this is soooo pretty! I love the fussy cut sentiment,too!

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  2. What a clever card, Vicky. Love what you've done with this stamp set. My SU Demo just this afternoon popped a new catalogue along with the sale-a-bration brochure in my letterbox and I've been sitting browsing through it.

    Thanks too, for all your lovely comments, always love reading them.

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  3. This is so pretty Vicky, what a lovely card!

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  4. I love these colours Vicky-such a pretty panel,and the snipped sentiment finishes it all off perfectly-gorgeous! :)Nessa xx

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  5. We have a snow day today over here in Cambridgeshire and James is out of bed early!! Unbelievable!!!
    Gorgeous floral panel Vicky and I'm so in love with that letterbox aperture too :0)
    Take care yourself too
    Jenny x

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  6. Blooming lovely Vicky..love the letter box look and great colour combo

    Anne

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  7. vicky this is gorgeous.. must try this letterbox look!!!

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  8. This card is just simply beautiful. Thecolours , the simplicity etc I could go on lol.

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  9. Hello Vicky,
    what a beautiful card! The combination of colours is great, looks like springtime. I'll have to try that myself.
    Greetings, Petra

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  10. This is stunning Vicky, will definitely have to give this a go! Snow has finally stopped here (for the moment anyway) but I've got an extra day off as school is closed :0)
    M x

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  11. What a stunning card! I love all the details - the dotty paper, the scoring around the aperture and the rounded corners. Beautiful x x

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  12. Gosh Vicky, so much to love in this card-the stamping design and onto patterned paper, the aperture with the scoring and that sentiment cut out is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

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  13. Hi Vicky-just commented on this as I saw it on Inkspirational but another big thank you for joining us at CAS-Colour and Sketches!

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  14. Beautiful card, Vicky. The stamping and colours are lovely, just perfect for both challenges.

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  15. Such a pretty card Vicky. The flowers are beautiful and I love your panel design. Xx

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  16. Beautiful Vicky - simply BEAUTIFUL! Love everything about this card! Flowers, pink & green combo, sparkle, - it ticks all my boxes! The scored frame & the fussy cut sentiment are fab touches!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inkspirational & I hope you join us again soon! I always love seeing your cards! Ruth x

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  17. Vicky your card is just beautiful, a simple design with big impact. The colour combination is my favourite. I love the addition of the sentiment.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  18. This is so pretty Vicky...Love the colours and the simplicity of the design.

    Hugs,
    Jennifer. x

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  19. Hi Vicky
    Love the bright colours.... Stunning......
    Sunny here again today after a very wet night....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  20. Just beautiful. The flowers are stunning framed in your letterbox.

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  21. Vicky, this is a truly beautiful card. Very sweet, feminine and delicate, just gorgeous! Kx

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  22. Love the embossed aperture. Your image panel is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the insights of your wonderfully poetic young son. :-) --Doris

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous Vicky, love your over stamping (mine never looks like that!) and the letterbox aperture is just perfect! Please keep your snow, ours is beginning to melt and the builders have to pick up all my kitchen cabinets tomorrow:)
    Val x

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  24. This is so very pretty. The colours surrounded by the white space appeals more than perfume to me!

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  25. Vicky this is absolutely beautiful, I thought it was printed paper, such wonders you make with stamps. Love the sentiment too.

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  26. So glad you joined us at Inkspirational! I LOVE how you scored a border around the window. That is brilliant! Great take on the CASE!
    - Shauna

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  27. Love this card Vicky, absolutely gorgeous!

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  28. That turned out beautiful!! Your stamping is perfect.

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  29. So gorgeous, very 'you'! Great use of our colour combo. Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT this week

    Louise xx

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  30. You never cease to amaze me, Vicky! This is absolutely gorgeous and perfectly CAS! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :) I can’t wait to see what you make for us next week! If you have some time, I'd love to see what you would make of our challenge at Technique Tuesday as well! :)

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  31. Brilliant! Love the way you made the colors work.

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  32. Gorgeous stamping! I love the scored frame - perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

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  33. Hi Vicky! Your card makes me think spring! Love the colors you chose and how you trimmed the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational!

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  34. This absolutely beautiful. Great stamping, lovely colours and a beautiful design. Just lovely

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  35. Vicky - this is stunning. I love how you have used our colours this week at CAS - Colours and Sketches, love the additional sparkle too - Jacqueline xx

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  36. Hi Vicky, your card is so beautiful! Love the colors,and I love the scored frame! You made my day (ok, it's night soon) a little warmer, I sure needed it. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week, hope you join us again soon!

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  37. I love your letterbox! Such prettiness to go in it. x

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  38. Such a beautiful card! Love that there is lots of gorgeous stamping and colour yet it is still perfectly CAS! It's so gorgeous Karen x

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  39. this is just so pretty that I have to go and make one. Its not often that you just have to get up from the computer and go and make it, because you just love it so much. thank you for sharing. Hope you don't mind me casing it!. Enjoy the snow as we have been having heat waves here in Perth Australia.

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  40. Oh my what a gorgeous CAS card and a fantastic take on our CASE. The letterbox turned out beautifully and the placement of your sentiment is inspired! Your son is a very smart young man! He knows beauty when he sees it. :) Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational!

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  41. How lovely, Vicky, with all that white space!

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  42. YOwza! 44 comments...and I can see why! You have a winner here, a home run hit out of the park! FABULOUS! I have to give this a try myself!

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  43. well done for winning Vicky-I did love this card-you got my vote x

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  44. Just beautiful, thank you for sharing your inspiration with us, you are such a talent xx

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  45. Simply stunning! Vicky just love it! Peg x

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Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment - I thoroughly enjoy reading them! Vicky x