Saturday, 2 February 2013

Stampin' Up - coming up roses!

What a glorious day here in Buckingham - blue skies and sunshine and the promise of spring! No wonder my thoughts turned to romance when I saw the Kraft and Cream colour challenge at Less is More this week! I've made two cards this week - come and have a look:


The new spring/summer mini catalogue has just been launched and I'm in love with the feminine embellishments in it! One of my favourites is the flower trim I used on these cards.


They come on a strip of tulle but you can snip them apart as I've done on this card. You may recognise the leaves - they're from the Bloomin' Marvellous stamps set that you can get free with the Sale-a-bration promotion. I stamped them in Crumb Cake ink and added definition with a blender pen and a marker.


I love this sentiment which is great for all sorts of occasions! I've embossed it to give it a bit of importance and added a sprinkling of pearls for a celebratory feel.

I don't like my second card as much but I thought I'd include it anyway!


Here are the flowers again...


... used in a strip this time. They're just so pretty and I think they look gorgeous with the new burlap-look Natural Trim ribbon.


The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set - that's available free as part of the Sale-a-bration promotion too!

Here's what you'll need to make these cards
Stamps: Bloomin' Marvellous, Itty Bitty Banners (both free with Sale-a-bration), Friendly Phrases
Ink: Crumb Cake
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory, Crumb Cake
Other: Natural Trim ribbon, Flower Trim, Simply Scored, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Basic Pearls, 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.
• DON'T FORGET TO ADD ONE OF THESE FREE SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS FOR EVERY £45 YOU SPEND

Not everyone is enjoying the sunshine as much as I am today: "A bit intense" is how my husband described it. "Like campers," I said and sat back to enjoy his bewildered look. "In tents!" He took himself off at this point leaving his mad old wife to cackle away to herself in her crafting corner!

Hope you're enjoying sunshine today! See you soon,



52 comments:

  1. Loving what you did with your rose trim,the first has to be my fave! Made me giggle,camping, lolol' enjoy your day,Julie x

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing this, I have loads of these flower trim but didn't know what to do with it. Now i have loads of ideas how to use them.

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  3. Hope you have stopped cackling now ! Two beautiful cards and love what you did with the trim, so soft and romantic and the embossing and gorgeous texture just adds to their beauty.

    Marie

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  4. Two absolutely gorgeous cards Vicky, I couldn't choose between them. Those flowers are very feminine and pretty- I wil have to look out for them It. is lovely to see the sun again isn't it? Have a happy weekend

    Louise xx

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  5. Really pretty card Vicky-I just LOVE those flowers-they are gorgeous,Nessa ) xx

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  6. wow...pinning that first card NOW!!!

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  7. Those little roses are so pretty - they're on my wishlist now that I've seen how delicate they look.
    x

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  8. Love, love your cards and the unique way you highlighted the flowers - thanks for sharing!!!

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  9. I just love these cards. They are so elegant. All that texture...and those roses are so soft. I just think they are so fabulous! :)

    Lauren
    http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com

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  10. So gorgeous vicky... just lovely. Congratulations on being a winner at Addicted to Stamps and More, well desrved!
    Suzi B x

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  11. Beautiful beautiful cards and I love the colours.
    I really like the 2nd too

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  12. Sunny here too - but still chilly, not time to put the gloves away yet awhile!
    Gorgeous little cream roses, aren't they pretty? Both cards are lovely.
    No one in this house appreciates my witty banter either! xxxx

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  13. I love , love , love these !!!! They are so gorgeous Vicky and have absolutely sold me these fab roses - so pretty and subtle ! Enjoy your weekend Jane x

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  14. I'm not surprised you are in love with those embelishments, they are gorgeous.I love both cards, but the second one is truly beautiful.

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  15. Such beautiful cards Vicky and just love your embellishments , fab colours

    Anne

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  16. Gorgeous cards Vicky, those flowers are stunning. Xx

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  17. These are so beautiful Vicky - extremely elegant and oh so beautiful hugs Karen

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  18. These are fabulous, so soft and romantic. I am dying to get my hands on the burlap ribbon, too actually!

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  19. Just stunning, Vicky! I am in awe!!!! xx

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  20. Both these cards are really lovely! I've seen these sort of flowers around but didn't know what to do with them - now I know. They would both make a lovely engagement/wedding card.

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  21. Bhi Vicky
    Fabulous cards .... Love the flowers.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  22. Each one is more stunning than the other. Just divine, Vicky!
    Glad that you had a sunny day,
    M0nica

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  23. Oooooh. Stunning cards, so beautifully elegant.

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  24. Beautiful cards. I love how you've used the colours on both these cards, but the first is my fave. Everything about it is perfect!

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  25. These are both stunning Vicky, those flowers look so pretty and the colour scheme suits them perfectly.
    Gorgeous cards.
    Thanks so much for your loyalty to LIM. Here's to many more fun challenges.
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  26. So pretty and feminine Vicky, these could be wedding cards too. Shame there's no sunshine today. :(

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  27. I love it, love it, love it!!!!

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  28. Love, Love LOVE them! The flower ribbons are such a great touch!

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  29. These 2 cards are both gorgeous. I just love that rose strip. So pretty.

    xxxx

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  30. Well I love them both and those flowers are just gorgeous :)

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  31. I love them both, could be gorgeous wedding or engagement cards. The second one is my favourite. So pretty xx

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  32. Those flowers are gorgeous - very classy, elegant cards

    Sharon
    x

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  33. These two cards are fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. These are fabulous - love the textures and burlap ribbon. Pretty roses, and the pearls give that added elegant touch. Lynn x

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  35. Two great cards Vicky - they are so beautiful. The flower trim is pretty and delicate (will have to add it to my wish list now!). x x

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  36. Love your cards Vicky, very classy, especially the first one.

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  37. Vicky, as always, your cards are a delight! I love the flowers...so feminine and delicate!

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  38. In tents made me laugh too!! Vicky these cards are absolutely gorgeous, love those tulle roses and the pearls. Would make a fabulous wedding card:)
    Val x

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  39. Very elegant and feminine Vicky. The flowers look super. We had snow again but it's mostly gone now. x

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  40. Oh stunning Vicky!! I wrote out my wish list last night, but didn't put these on as I don't use flowers so much these days, but I think that may change having seen how you've used them!
    Love the joke too! :))
    Lizy xx

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  41. such pretty and delicate cards

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  42. I think both these cards are just so beautiful, so elegant! I think I see a winner here. Love the rolled roses on your first card!

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  43. Gorgeous and elegant Vicky, what a beautiful set of cards.

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  44. Both cards are gorgeous Vicky. Love the roses and the scattering of pearls on the first one is so pretty.
    Lynne xxx

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  45. Both cards are beautiful but that first one is stunning though! x

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  46. Gorgeous little cluster of flowers Vicky, the perfect wedding card with that sentiment :0)
    Jenny x

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  47. those roses are simply fabulous!! great card vicky!!!

    Sorry for the late visit this week... Thanks for joining us for the 2nd birthday celebrations!
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

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  48. Oh, I really love these cards! They're both beautiful!
    X mimi

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  49. Very elegant cards, Vicky! Beautiful roses. Sue x

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