Thursday, 17 January 2013

Three minute Good Luck card

It's always handy to have a stash of good luck cards to help your loved ones feel supported before an exam, a job interview, a driving test, a performance... well, you get the picture, there are all sorts of challenges to be faced in life! I've been using Horse Frontier a lot lately and there's a gorgeous horseshoe image in the set which is perfect for a good luck card. I made this one for my Three Minute Thursday slot today - come and have a look:

I coloured the rubber of my sentiment first, using markers, and stamped it using a stamp-a-majig to get it where I wanted it. Next came the horseshoe, which I coloured with a Sahara Sand marker, and finally the beautiful fern image, stamped off once before pressing onto the card stock.

A gem gives the horseshoe that finishing touch and that's it - a small 7.5cm square notelet that you could tuck into a lunch box, pocket or gadget case, and takes just a couple of minutes to make.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Horse Frontier, Sincere Salutations (retired), Papaya Collage
Ink: Lucky Limeade and Basic Grey
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Other: Markers, Basic Rhinestones, stamp-a-majig
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.
• All places on my Stampers 6 club have now been filled for February and March but if you'd like to put your name on my waiting list, please let me know.

We are in the grip of a cold spell here in Buckingham but look:

There's hope! These will turn into cheerful yellow daffodils in a month or two to brighten up the base of the hawthorn tree. We've hung a fat ball high up in the tree and it's proving to be quite a draw for local birds. Needless to say The Mighty Warrior (that's Tuppence, our cat) is outraged!

See you tomorrow,


  1. Lovely card Vicky-and the fabby horseshoe stamp is perfect for so many occasions.I too am watching the brave little Daffodils arrival-and i hope the snow which is forecast for tomorrow doesn't slow them up too much! Hugs,Nessa :) xx

  2. Gorgeously simple Vicky. Love all your recent posts just no time to comment!! Be in touch soon
    Margaret x

  3. Hi Vicky
    Your ideas are amazing...... Why have you got them all .... Lol... With such ease.... Love it.....
    Hugs Sylvie
    Keep warm ... 18 in Gib today ... Had some rain yesterday......xxxx

  4. Hi Vicky,
    A lovely card and sooo quick!! Love the horse shoe and that added gem gives a lovely sparkle. The fern stamp is great to and reminds me of the luck Shamrock too, so great idea for a good luck card
    Carol xx

  5. Lovely good luck card Vicky ...well we have got a lot of daffodils actually out and in bloom and they started opening before the end of December,..crazy weather, just waiting for this snow the forecast for Somerset tomorrow...


  6. This is such a cool card Vicky - that horseshoe image is fab - Jacqueline xx

  7. Simply super! I do like the little gem on the horseshoe. Great card.

    So nice to see the flowers pushing their way out the soil, even with the snow. The ground here is so hard and cold - it'll be a while before our daffodils start showing!

  8. Love this card Vicky - the positioning of a stamped image on a card is so important and this is so beautifully balanced ! Jane x

  9. I wouldn't think of putting those two images together but they look great layered together. You're right, Good Luck cards are always handy to reach for :0)
    We have a daffodil with a bud on in a very sheltered spot in the garden but I think this snow will slow it up for a while!!
    Jenny x


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