Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Oval-shaped Wetlands

We couldn't have asked for better company, weather or surroundings for our family get-together at the weekend. Unfortunately, life follows its own course and at the end my father in law was taken ill and had to be taken to hospital. He has recovered a little but remains very frail and will be kept in for a bit. I made this card for him to cheer him up:


Framelits thin metal dies are a wonderful invention on their own but combined with the new magnetic platform for the Big Shot, they are genius! You lay your card stock onto the platform, place your framelit on top and it is held exactly where you've placed it while you run it through your machine. The Ovals framelits were used to make this one-layer card.


I sponged the background into an oval mask to make this scene, using Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and So Saffron classic inks as well as a bit of Whisper White craft ink. The birds, which are from the most fabulous new stamp set called Wetlands, were stamped over the top and the card finished with one of the lovely flowing sentiments that come with it.

I was inspired by the challenge at Less is More this week, to make a 'One-Layer Card, Not Square or Rectangular' and I shall link this card up there. Thanks for all the fabulous inspiration ladies!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Wetlands
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, So Saffron classic inks, Whisper White craft ink
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Other: Ovals framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic platform, Basic Black and So Saffron markers, stamp-a-majig
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I'll leave you with a picture of the golden-haired beauty that stole everyone's heart at the weekend:


This is the lovely Pepper who is responsible for my children redoubling their efforts to convince their father that we really should be getting a dog. I am pretty much convinced myself but I know a certain feline someone who would be outraged!

See you tomorrow,

25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Vicky, the sponging creates a lovely scene with this image. What a clever pup too! Great action shot :) Cathy x

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  2. Beautiful Vicky-Those birds are lovely and your sponging shows them off a treat,your card looks like an early Summer morning at the waters edge :)
    Glad you had such a lovely weekend-but sorry to hear your Father In Law is so poorly,i'm sure he will love this card.

    Vicky-yes,get a dog(i can highly recommend it!)i'm sure your Tuppence would put it in it's place as to just who is the boss of the house LOL!
    Have a lovely day,Nessa xx

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous - I so want that stamp set! Beautiful sponging gives your card such atmosphere, I am sure your father-in-law will love it and I'm sending hope for his speedy recovery.

    Louise xx

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  4. Gorgeous card VICKY....love the scene you've created....hope your father in law is on the mend...

    San x

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  5. I do need to get this set. This is a lovely card.
    I hope you're father in law gets better soon.
    We had to put down our 6 1/2 year old Bernese Mountain dog 2 weeks ago, he was a 60 kilo dog and leaves an enormous gap in our family. But I'm glad we had him even if it was so short.
    Eveline.

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  6. What a fabulous image Vicky and you have made a simply terrific card with it.
    All good wishes for your Father in Law and hope that he gets better with all speed.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  7. FANTASTIC card made with the Wetlands set (which I have!) YAY! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Hope your FIL makes a good recovery.

    Remember your cat reads your blog so be careful what you say about getting a dog!

    xxx

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  8. Wow what an amazing scene Vicky, love that stamp set! So sorry to hear your FIL was taken ill, hope he has a good recovery. Has anyone alerted Tuppence to the possibility of a canine invader?
    Val x

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  9. This is beautiful, Vicky, I am very taken with this stamp. Hope your father in law gets better soon.

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  10. Gorgeous card, love those wading birds.
    Hope your dad-in-law feels better soon.
    Noooo, do not anger Tuppence, it won't end well! xxxx

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  11. Stunning! I need that stamp. Seen so many beautiful cards with it now, it is approaching the top of my wish list.

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  12. Best wishes to your F-I-L for a speedy recovery. He should certainly be cheered by your beautiful card.

    FABULOUS dog pic too

    Kathyk

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  13. hello Vicky - absolutely beautiful card as always.
    so sorry to her about your father in law - my best wishes for a speedy recovery

    Jan x

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  14. Love your Wetlands card Vicky, its on my wish list..lOl...lOl.. Wishing your FIL a speedy recovery

    Anne

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  15. Vicky - you have to get a dog - when you get one you will wonder why you spent so many years without one !!!! I know I'm biased but you can't go wrong with a gun dog - this one is a stunner !!! I await with baited breath your announcement !!!!! Xxxx

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  16. An oval just seems to fit this scene so well, love the subtle colours.
    I do hope your father-in-law continues to make progress and remains comfortable.
    Speak soon
    Jenny x

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  17. Such a beautiful card Vicky! I am really warming to this set after seeing you stunning cards!
    I hope your FIL is better soon. And pepper really is gorgeous! I look after dogs when people are on holiday and get paid for it!...maybe you could try that befpre getting a permanent dog? Check out Barking Mad if you're interested! :)
    Lizy xx

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  18. vicky this is stunning and i'm with lizy i need this set now!!

    Sorry for my late visit.
    Thanks for joining us this week x
    Jen
    "Less Is More"

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  19. Gorgeous pastel card Vicky, hope your FIL is improving. Get them a doggie, we didn't want one either but ended up with a cat and a dog( both rescue animals). We all fell in love with them of course too & they both had long happy lives with us :) Viv xx

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  20. Vicky this is awesome! I love the sponged scene, the card shape, sentiment.........just everything

    Hope your Father in law is on the mend

    Bev x

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  21. Sorry Vicky, I forgot to say that Pepper looks gorgeous, and I'm sure a dog would bring you all so much joy, as my Monty does to me. Hopefully Tuppence will agree!

    Bev x

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  22. Congratulations, for the showcase and for this wonderful creation! I think this is one of the best cards I've seen in a long time! Really splendid!
    Rosi x

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  23. Congratulations on your LIM Showcase Vicky-this is such a beautiful card,well done you !
    Nessa xxx

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  24. CONGRATULATIONS Vicky on being showcased with this card on Less is More, well deserved.
    x

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  25. How exciting to see your beautiful card has won a beloved Showcase at LIM, Vicky! Congratulations!!

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