Wednesday 23 January 2013

Mmm... Bloomin' Marvellous nectar!

There's a sketch challenge at Make My Monday this week and the three square elements on it reminded me that I haven't used my fabulous postage stamp punch for a little while. My Bloomin' Marvellous set was out on my desk, jumping up and down with its hand up, shouting Me, ME! - I just can't get enough of it! Come and have a look:

I made my postage stamps by stamping some of the leaves from the set onto some Very Vanilla card stock and punching out the bits I wanted with my 1" square punch. Next, the flowers were added and by using the tiny flower from Summer Silhouettes, I got a completely different look. A quick sponge round with  a dauber and some Marina Mist ink and the stamps were ready to mount onto postage stamp shapes punched out of Naturals Ivory card stock.

The nectar from these flowers must be delicious because that gorgeous little humming bird from Bloomin' Marvellous looks very happy! You can see I've used my markers to add a little definition to the plants and the little bird.

This is the 'thanks' from A Word For You - you may have seen me cut this sentiment out before. I love the movement in it!

Here's the sketch I was using today.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Bloomin' Marvellous, Summer Silhouettes, A Word For You
Ink: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Marina Mist
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla
Punches: Postage Stamp punch, 1" square punch
Other: Markers, sponge daubers, paper snips
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Everyone's back to school again now and the snow has turned to a treacherous ice. I've been amusing the neighbours by walking about like a heron in my efforts not to amuse them by slipping over and landing on the old derriere! Is it spring yet?!

I'll be back tomorrow with a fast idea for Three Minute Thursday. Hope to see you then!


  1. What a lovely card you've made using the sketch. Love how the humming bird and sentiment balance each other. I can see Bloomin' Marvellous getting used for all sorts of cards.

  2. Love the simplicity of your card Vicky and love what you had done with this little stamp set, lovely colours


  3. This is a CAS beauty Vicky, I love that little postage stamp punch, and the little floral scenes you created.

  4. Gorgeous card Vicky-i love your little postage stamp squares and they are fabulous for the sketch-that little humming bird is so very cute :)Nessa xx

  5. This is gorgeous, Vicky! I love the postage punch too and am always looking for new ways to use it, I'm off to have a play! (Off work this week and also trying desperately to stay upright on the ice!)

  6. A spectacular card Vicky, a pleasure to look at on this horrible day - I'm longing for spring too! Thanks for joining us at MMM this week - Jacqueline xx

  7. Clever use of the stamps to make these postage stamps - love it. The cutting out of the word looks fiddly but worth the effort I'd say

  8. Love the inchies and the way you added the bird and sentiment is fantastic!

  9. Gorgeous card! So spring like too! Love the idea of the little stamp squares.

  10. Fabulous caed Vicky
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  11. Hello Vicky

    I love the simplicity of your card it's brilliant. Such gorgeous colours and a fantastic sentiment.

  12. Gorgeous card,love that sketch too. I look more like an 90yr old than a Heron I fear lol ....not a pretty site :) Viv xx

  13. This is absolutely beautiful Vicky. The little squares are so cleverly done and love the addition of the humming bird.
    Thanks for joining in over at MMM.
    Fliss xx

  14. Gorgeous card Vicky I love the colours used and the way you made the inchies, great idea
    Thank you for joining us at MMM
    Suzi B xx

  15. What a pretty card and great take on the sketch, that little punch really works so well with the stamps...and no its not spring yet !!!


  16. A little beauty, love your choices of colours and stamps. Thanks for sharing with us again at MMM, your visits are greatly appreciated. Caz


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