Friday 13 September 2013

A Postcard to say congratulations

What a great time I've had using Stampin' Up's new Postcard stamp all week! But of all the cards I've made with it, today's gave me the most pleasure because it was made to congratulate a lovely member of my team who recently reached a milestone in her Stampin' Up journey. Come and see what I made for her:

The Postcard stamp makes a lovely frame for a waterside scene. I inked the parts of Postcard image I wanted with a Midnight Muse marker, stamped it, cut it out and sponged in the background. The birds were stamped over the top...

... you can see that better in this photo. TIP: Try inking these birds with markers using one colour for the actual birds and keeping their reflections the same colour as the background. What do you think of the stamped strip at the bottom of the card? It's from Mosaic Madness and I used it because I liked the way it has the same wood-carved feel as Postcard.

Now, you may have noticed the little package in the top photo.

Are you dying to know what's in it?

Oh go on then...

... It's a bracelet - one of my Team Inkredibles charm bracelets to be precise! Members of my team get one of these when they reach their first goal and then for each milestone after that, they receive another of my charms to attach to it.

I would love to be making another of these little gift sets - this time for you! If you'd like to talk to me about joining my friendly team of Inkredibles, contact me via email or give me a ring on 01280 820593, or click here for more information.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card
Stamps: Wetlands, Postcard, Delightful Dozen (sentiment)
Ink: Midnight Muse, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Summer Starfruit
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Markers, stamp-a-majig

Crafting Clare online shop, shopping with Vicky Hayes

You can order from my online shop any time, day or night, but if you have any queries, or prefer to speak to me, I'm always happy to help. You can contact me by email or phone on 01280 820593.

And as a special thank you for shopping with me, you'll get a free gift and a handmade card when you place your first online order with me during September.

It's Friday and the weekend starts here! Last weekend my daughter came into the living room wearing a  top covered in shiny sequins. "Sparkles at you!" she said. I smiled at her. "Oooh - look at you!" I said. "Yes," she said. "Je suis un disco ball! I could walk into a room and say 'yay, the party has arrived - everyone can start dancing now!'" Bless her!

Have a great weekend and I'll see you very soon,


  1. OMG Vicky . . .that is my absolute FAVOURITE of all the cards you've made this week. They are all great, but this one stands out. LOVE IT!

    Congrats to the fellow teamie on her achievement.

    Sarn xxx

  2. Thanks for sharing your 'postcards' this week. I've enjoyed seeing all the different ways you've been using them. Enjoy the weekend!

  3. Beautiful card Vicky, so classy. Loving the Sandpiper stamp. (or whatever they are!)

  4. Hmmm, looks familiar...
    They are just as pretty in real life and it is pinned up over my crafting unit. Thank you xxx

  5. What a beautiful card, I love it. The bracelet is beautiful, love the little telephone.

    As for your daughter, what a great idea it would cheer anyone up.

  6. Wow Vicky, gorgeous card, you are clever and what a pretty bracelet too!

    Vicki x

  7. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card..... Love the postcard.... And the bracelet gorgeous.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  8. Absolutely stunning card Vicky, you really love this postcard set don't you?! What a fabulous gift for your teamie too, you really think of of all the little details to make that extra special gift!

  9. Gorgeous card Vicky. Love your postcard scene.

    Aileen x

  10. LOVE the charm you made for the bracelet! shrinky dink or just a window sheet? omgosh where have you been all my life!


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