Saturday 12 January 2013

You're the best!

I've been leafing through my collection of designer paper this morning. I love having lots of this and am quite happy with the fact that I only use a fraction of it on my cards and scrapbooking projects (the rest I use to cover notebooks, make bags and boxes and to wrap gifts.) Today's card features two of my favourite ways to use designer paper: stamping on it and cutting bits out of it to use as embellishments.

I was inspired by Less is More's Sports/Exercise theme and CASual Fridays' challenge to make a card to celebrate an accomplishment including at least one circle. Come and have a look:

I love this horse image from Horse Frontier and it's perfect for all those riders out there - young and not so young! I stamped it onto this subtle paper from the Storytime range and coloured it with a blender pen and markers.

The sentiment is from my favourite A Word For You set and the rosette is cut out of one of the World Spectacular papers. The number 1 image was cut from the same sheet using my 3/4" circle punch.

EDITED TO ADD: I really am a complete banana! Every time LiM has a one layer challenge I seem to miss it and not on purpose I hasten to add - I LIKE one layer cards! Sorry LiM ladies, please remove my entry and I'll go back to the drawing board!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Horse Frontier, A Word For You
Ink: Black stazon, Neutrals markers
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Other: Storytime and World Spectacular designer papers, paper snips, 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.
• There's only one place left for my Stampers 6 club starting in February. Do let me know as soon as possible if you'd like to join in.

When I was a young girl I immersed myself in books about pony clubs and gymkhanas and yearned to have a pony of my own. This phase passed rapidly after I was allowed to get on a friend's pony... the animal recognised a novice and promptly got rid of me and I moved on (rubbing my sore behind) to ballet, which had prettier costumes!

See you soon,


  1. Great rosette and a super card Vicky!
    Have a wonderful, if wet, weekend.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. A stunning card Vicky, and wow you colouring is brilliant. I love the little rosette.

  3. Gorgeous card Vicky xx Jan

  4. What a lovely card and inspiring too!

  5. I love the vintage feel to this card Vicky - I think it's the colours that give that ! So nice to see a card along this theme as the commercially produced ones are usually dire ! You have shown how easy it is to produce a gorgeous simple card from a very limited number of supplies! Just lovely ! Jane x

  6. Fabulous card, Vicky! Love that horse image and the rosette is just perfect!

  7. Hi Vicky what a lovely horse stamp, super card. My horse phase only ended last year and this was my first winter without horses to see to twice a day. Liberating but quite sad too.

  8. Unusual card Vicky and I love the addition of the super rosette.

  9. That's a great LIM card Vicky,love the image, almost photographic.
    Val x

  10. I really like that you've stamped the horse on the patterned paper - very pretty!

  11. I don't think about stamping directly onto DSP but in this instance, I think it looks great. Your anecdote reminds me when I was a horsemad teenager, my mum finally relented on riding lessons to "get it out of my system" - boy, was she wrong! However, it took one of my friends who owned a horse with costs, vets etc., to not want to own one.

  12. Love how the horse turned out on the DP....super cute card!

  13. This is a fab congratulations card Vicky, perfect for that equestrian in your life!

  14. Smashing card and love your "rosette" inclusion


  15. Hi Vicky. Lovely card. I like the way the patterned paper behind the horse image really makes the horse stand out. I don't always think of stamping on patterned paper (and I've got plenty of it!!). Hope all is well with you x x

  16. Well it may not be one layer Vicky but it`s still a fabulous card.
    Lynne xxx

  17. Love this, Vicky. It would be perfect for my son's girlfriend. She has a horse and loves all things horsey x

  18. Never mind Vicky it's still a pretty card for your collection. i love the horse stamped onto the DSP and some lovely colouring there too. x

  19. Hellooooooo yes tis I so sorry havent been by lately but am here now !!!!! Love this gorgeous card , the horse is sensational and then the tiny weeny rosette, super stuff !

  20. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous horse stamp....
    Love your card...
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  21. Wonderful card. Nice idea of stamping on patterned paper and love the rosette.

  22. Love how you incorporated your circle as your medallion! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  23. This is beautiful. I love the horse stamp...such pretty detail. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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