Tuesday 12 November 2013

Through the Morning Meadow window

Excitement is running high in our household! We have a very important birthday happening this week and I'm busy preparing for the Stampin' Up annual convention next week too so today I thought I'd show you a card I made a little while ago using the wonderful Morning Meadow hostess stamp set. Come and see:

It was so simple to make a stylised window by stamping first and then using my 1" square punch. I sponged a little Soft Sky ink over them before arranging on my panel and adding a 'sill'.

I love this little bird and have already made a Christmas version of this card using him as a robin which I'll show you tomorrow if you have a minute.

The beautiful tag images in the Chalk Talk set are brilliant for popping onto cards as well as embellishing gifts. This one cuts out beautifully using the 1 3/8" circle punch for a quick sentiment.

Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Morning Meadow, Chalk Talk
Ink: Soft Sky, Island Indigo
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Markers, 1" square and 1 3/8" circle punches, paper snips, stamp-a-majig

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Do you remember me saying we'd visited Liverpool to look round the university? While we were there, an unfortunate incident occurred: While taking this photo of me with her late majesty Queen Victoria...

... a bird flew over and deposited a little present on his arm. We were all horrified but he brought out a bottle of water and sorted it all out with great resourcefulness. He ended up clean, if a little damp. My youngest son gave a sigh of relief. "It's a shame it didn't land on your head," he said. We all looked at him in surprise. "That's supposed to be lucky isn't it?" he explained - although where he's getting his information is anyone's guess!

See you tomorrow,


  1. What a fabulous way to make a window! Lovely card design and images.

  2. Gogeous card Vicky-What a fabulous,and very clever way to make a window! Love that little bird perched amongst the fowers-so pretty :)
    Have a lovely day,
    Hugs,Nessa xxxx

  3. Such a pretty card Vicky I love it's clean simplicity.
    My son is singing at the Manchester SU convention ...have fun and hope you enjoy the singing! :)
    Suzi B xx

  4. Love your window card Vicky it actually loos like you've used a due


  5. Another resourceful idea! Love it. xxx

  6. Clever you! By the way your son is right my grandmother always said it was lucky if it landed on your head.
    PS What were you doing in the picture ...juggling?

  7. It IS lucky! Did your daughter like Liverpool? It's a great city.
    Such a pretty card, Vicky. xxx

  8. Oh yes, bird poo on your head = luck. Such a simple but clever idea for this card Vicky. The fittie on the train is what I thought the Stereophonics were singing.


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