Friday 20 September 2013

Feel better with a vintage-style Best of Flowers

My final card for my Get Well week was made especially for a lovely friend of mine who is recovering from an operation. She is a very creative lady who, as well as making wonderful cards and gift packaging, sews beautifully too - which is why canvas seemed a good idea to me! Come and see:

After making this card recently, it's been in the back of my mind to try other stamps on canvas and I thought this one from Best Of Flowers might look almost as if it had been embroidered on. I inked it up using my beloved markers, huffed on the stamp and pressed it onto the canvas - easy peasy!

I snipped the top into a label shape. TIP: It's easy to keep the label symmetrical if you cut one side and use the off-cut as a template to cut the other side. I added some textured card stock cut with the Modern Label punch and layered a punched circle over it before punching a hole through all the layers and tying up with some linen thread.

The sentiment is from the beautiful Express Yourself hostess set. (These are exclusive sets available for those placing a group or single order of £150 or more, but members of my Stampers 6 club are also able to order them. Click here to find out more.)

My friend gives my youngest son piano lessons and he is very fond of her. I thought you might like to see the card he made for her too. He drew the piano but that's the cat from Storybook Friends on the stool and the speech bubble is from Timeless Talk!

Here's what you'll need to make my card
Stamps: Best of Flowers, Express Yourself
Ink: Early Espresso and markers
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, scraps of Raspberry Ripple and Early Espresso
Other: Canvas, paper snips, Modern Label and 1/2" circle punches, linen thread, stamp-a-majig

Crafting Clare online shop, shopping with Vicky Hayes

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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.

Thank goodness (as they say) it's Friday! Last Thursday evening I mentioned to my husband that it would be Friday the 13th next day. "Is it?" he said and added in deceptively casual tones: "I've got my parachute jump tomorrow morning." Oh very funny! I mentioned it again the following day when my youngest son came home from school. "It's Friday 13th today!" I said. "How was your day?"My son threw his bags down in the doorway. "I know!" he said and added: "Something terrible happened!" I looked at him. "Oh no! What happened?" I asked. He frowned while he considered this for a few minutes. "I can't remember now," he said sunnily and sauntered off to raid the kitchen.

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


  1. Beautiful card Vicky and your son's is pretty good too!

  2. A beautiful card Vicky, I love the idea of canvas stamping and such a stunning flower.

  3. This is so lovely Vicky, love the tag design and great textures. Bet your friend was chuffed with your son's card. Xx

  4. Your son has obviously inherited his mum's talent!

  5. Love the aida feel to this card Vicky, brilliant with the flower stamp. So you have a creative son as well, great card! As you haven't mentioned it I gather you won't be at Ally Pally this weekend? Chrissie can't make it either but Gay and I are going together:)
    Val x

  6. Gorgeous Vicky-The stamping gives the perfect impression of cross stitch,and I love the detail on the top of the card-it looks fabulous.
    Glad to see you have got your son into harness-start 'em young I say!! LOL!-He made a fabulous card-I am sure teacher was very impressed:)
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Nessa xx

  7. What a lovely card for your friend Vicky, I hope Shem recovers quickly from her op. lovely card by your son too, the piano is very well drawn, and the little cat looks perfectly at place tinkering away!


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