Monday 31 March 2014

Last chance for Sale-a-bration freebies today!

Sale-a-bration ends today so, if you want to join Stampin' Up with extra products in your starter kit, you'll need to do it today! Or, if you want to get free gifts with an order, you'll need to place your order today!

I've had so much fun making projects with the free gifts and I know you will too. Today's card showcases the Decorative Dots embossing folder, the Banner Blast stamp set (and there's a coordinating punch), the Sweet Sorbet designer paper and the fab cord from the Sweet Sorbet accessories pack. You can choose one of these free with every £45 you spend today and there are other products to choose from too!

The designer papers are wonderful with a lovely mix of florals and abstracts but this stripy design especially caught my fancy. I love the contrast with the embossed card stock - I can really see these random dots being useful for snow when it comes to making Christmas cards later on in the year!

I adore the current trend for banners! You can use them to create bunting, or as single tags like this one. I layered my tag with a spray, cut with the Little Leaves die.

The decorative cord comes in the most beautiful colours and is thicker than bakers twine. I nibble a little indent in the side of the panel with a mini punch so that the cord fits neatly around it and attach the panel to the card front with dimensionals so the cord fits nicely behind it.

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It's been a busy weekend in our household, with chores at the beginning of the weekend balanced out with the most wonderful day of treats for me yesterday. My daughter had suggested we do as the Hungarians do and tie my feet together with ribbon so I couldn't get up and do anything. I declined this treat but was quite happy to pretend! Breakfast arrived while I was still in bed and I was presented with handmade cards filled with lovely messages. When I eventually came downstairs, I was greeted with this:

It's like a little garden - isn't it beautiful?! The boys had various commitments, so my daughter and I went on a frivolous shopping trip and when we returned, we did a little recreational cooking together and gathered everyone together for a feast. After that, my husband generously offered to clear up the outrageous mess we'd made while the boys and I watched a film together. What a great day!

See you tomorrow,


  1. Wow, was für eine tolle Karte!
    Bin richtig begeistert! Einfach klasse!

    Liebe Grüße, katrin

  2. Loving your indoor garden Vicky, very creative! Glad you had a pampered day:) Your card is a great design layout using the dp, something I should do as I seem to hoard all my lovely papers!
    Val x

  3. Love your pretty SAB card and your Mother's Day sounds perfect. xxx

  4. Fabulous indoor garden Vicky!

    Just placed my order - last minute Annie as usual :)



  5. So pleased you had a day of being looked after and loved, Vicky! That indoor Spring garden is really beautiful, as is your card - I would definitely buy both for someone special!
    I thought of you this weekend as we enjoyed the gorgeous sunshine which you kindly ordered up, so thanks for that! We stayed at the other end of Bucks, or I would have loved to meet up. Btw, I bought my mum a plum tree for her birthday from Buckingham Nurseries and Garden Centre, is that nearish to you? xxxx

  6. Your kids are so thoughtful and sweet. The flowers are lovely and a fun shopping day to boot. How nice of hubby to clean up for you. Great day!!

  7. Hi Vicky
    You have a lovely family ... Bet you had a fabulous day.....
    Love the card to....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx


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