Monday, 11 March 2013

In love with Calypso Coral!

I've realised that firstly, I adore Calypso Coral and that secondly, being an in-colour it won't be available after July. Aaaargh! I haven't used it half enough! I've used it today to make a little note card to pop into a parcel I was sending to a friend. It was very quick to make as I was rushing to make it to the post office! Come and see:


The background paper is from a pad of card front-sized papers from the spring/summer mini catalogue; it's called Print Poetry and is only £6.25 for 48 double-sided sheets in completely different designs - I think it's such a bargain and fabulous for card makers!


I layered the paper onto a Calypso Coral mat and added the sentiment from Itty Bitty Banners. This set contains six different banner-style sentiments and normally retails for £13.95 (wood mount) or £10.95 (clear mount) but is actually available FREE with orders of £45 or more as part of the Sale-a-bration promotion! I added some coral butterflies and a sprinkling of pearls to finish.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Bloomin' Marvellous, Itty Bitty Banners (both Sale-a-bration freebies)
Ink: Calypso Coral, Early Espresso
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral
Other: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Basic Pearls, Bitty Butterfly punch, Print Poetry designer paper stack
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I hope those of you that were celebrating mothers day yesterday had fun. My husband went away to spoil his mother and left me to the tender mercies of my three children but I have to say their mercies were very tender indeed! I wasn't permitted to get out of bed until I'd opened some beautiful cards and gifts and breakfasted on some delicious and rather beautifully presented bacon and eggs. My children really are thoughtful and lovely people and I am very proud indeed of them.

I'll be back tomorrow with some more crafting fun and I hope you can join me then.

15 comments:

  1. Vicky, this is a beautiful color combo! Love the DP and the butterflies are gorgeous.
    Sounds like you had a good Mother's Day too!
    Lynn

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  2. Yes you are right Calypso Coral is gorgeous we used it a lot on Saturday on our SU day...such a gorgeous card and pretty butterflies...looks like you were spoilt yesterday and that's how it should be we deserve it don't we..

    Anne

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  3. This card is such a simple design, but looks really lovely. Hope you had a Mother's Day!

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  4. This is a stunning card Vicky! Ik didn't use Calypso Coral enough either....

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  5. Beautiful card Vicky - soo elegant.

    What a pretty breakfast too - my efforts for my mother were always a bit haphazard - I didn't get kitchen skills til my 20s!

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  6. Vicky -I am lucky to be the friend who received this lovely gift card - it is beautiful !!! Thank you ! x
    Calypso Coral is just gorgeous and not a colour I own ( yet ! ) - how lovely for weddings ! Shame it will soon go !
    Glad you had a lovely Mother's day - your skills have obviously rubbed off onto your lovely brood !! Hugs Jane x

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  7. Gorgeous card Vicky - and what a fab brekkie!

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  8. Yum....that breakfast is making my tummy growl! But your card is STUNNING! LOVE that paper...wish I had more! So pretty these colors together!

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  9. Such an elegant card Vicky, l too love calypso coral and you've coupled it together so well with the patterned paper.

    Your kids have your eye for design for sure, your breakfast tray looks fit for a Queen. I bet the bacon and egg tasted all the better for being cooked by someone else :)

    Happy Monday xx

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  10. mmm you've picked a perfect match in that paper with the calypso coral.
    A simple and pretty card, I like the pearl highlights too :0)
    Jenny x

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  11. The card is gorgeous Vicky and the breakfast looks good as well!!
    Margaret x

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  12. Such a pretty card! You almost made me like calypso coral!!


    Sounds like Mother's Day was a real treat for you - the breakfast tray looks fabulous! I have to wait until May!

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  13. Hi Vicky
    Your breakie looks fabulous beautifullu presented....
    Card great as well vicky
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  14. Vicky that breakfast looks positively delicious and beautifully presented your lovely children have obviously inherited your talents. As for the card, the DP is wonderful love the colour and the super design the butterfly and the coral colours are positively a match made in heaven.

    Marie

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  15. Your colour combo is gorgeous. Love the simplicity. x

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