Thursday, 20 June 2013

A Spec-tacular hello

Stampin' Up stamps mostly come in sets containing images that have been designed to work beautifully together but, at the beginning of this month, the company released some exciting new stamps that were available as singles. There are some fabulous images but of them all, the one I've used today is my must-have. Come and see:


It's Three Minute Thursday here today, so this is a really quick card - don't let colouring the specs put you off! When I first started stamping, I spent ages colouring the rubber on my stamps when I wanted multi-coloured images but I soon learned that a quick scribble of colour is just as effective!


The label is stamped with a sentiment from the retiring Tiny Tags set. To keep it quick, I cut it out with one of my square punches and snipped the final side with my paper snips, then attached it to the specs panel with a stapler. (By the way, two of the square punches are also on the retirement list and, if you don't already have them, I'd highly recommend going for it. They're great for quick, accurate labels, for inchie-style cards, for cutting ribbon tails on banners, for cutting squares FAST - I don't know what I'd do without mine!)

The Spec-tacular stamp I used today is one of five different single stamps which will only be available until 31st August. They're all cling mount and are priced at £6.50 - £6.95.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card
Stamps: Spec-tacular, Tiny Tags (retiring)
Ink: 2012-2014 in colour markers
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Square punch (1 3/8" and 1 1/4" square punches retiring)
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• To make way for new items some of our favourites are retiring. Click the links to see STAMPS and ACCESSORIES available, while stocks last, until 30th June.

I look forward to my children coming home from school. They tend to arrive at different times and come through the living room where I'm usually at my desk so I always get to have a chat. Sometimes our discussions are lengthy and sometimes they're not. "Hi sweetheart! How was your day?" I said yesterday when my daughter came in. "Long!" she said and disappeared upstairs to her room. "Right, " I said to the air. "Well, I can't spend all day chattering away - I'd better get on then!

See you tomorrow when there'll be something fishy going on around here!

11 comments:

  1. Fabulous funky frames, Vicky!!!

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  2. What a great modern image, perfect for a quick card.

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  3. A spec...tacular card Vicky:) Love all the different colors.
    Val x

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  4. That's a specstacular card Vicky ;-)
    Love this stamp even more now I've seen you use it.
    Tara
    x

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  5. I love this Vicky! Such a great stamp and I love that you coloured them all different colours! :)!
    Lizy xx

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  6. Definitely spec-tacular Vicky. I've got my eye on the Boutique Blossom stamp!

    Kat xx

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  7. Well! I have to say I am loving this card, you make stamping sound so easy Vicky! Fabulous colours

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  8. Vicky this truly is spec-tacular! Thanks for you comments about our children growing up--together in solidarity! xoxo

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  9. Vicky, I love your funky coloured specs....they make the stamp sing out with pride

    Bev x

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