Tuesday 14 April 2015

One layer speckled Summer Silhouettes

What a pleasure it is to get stamping again after a busy few weeks and, to celebrate all the gorgeous sunshine we've been having, I stamped a little garden! Come and see:

This is a one layer card but there's plenty of interest going on! The card base is one of Stampin' Up's ready-cut note cards, which are a good heavy weight and come with envelopes. I stamped the front several times with one of the splatter images from the indispensable Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and embossed with gold embossing powder.

As well as providing some lovely texture the fab gold speckles resisted the ink I used to stamp my leaves and flowers. The stamps are from Summer Silhouettes, one of my favourite stamp sets ever which, you may be interested to know, is on special offer at the moment - but hurry, because the offer ends tonight!

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I finished the card with a scored frame for more texture and the beautiful Happy Birthday greeting from Butterfly Basics. I LOVE this gorgeous sentiment and am currently using it for all my birthday cards!

A great big thank you to the lovely ladies at Less is More for inspiring me to get stamping today with their One Layer Splatters challenge :)

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We spent the Easter weekend together as a family and had a wonderful time! I made a buffet style lunch this year and included a basketful of hard boiled eggs decorated with funny faces.

Naturally my daughter couldn't resist copying the expression on her egg!

Our annual treasure hunt went really well with the favourite clue being 'A silly clue' (which led to a window sill!) There was a new twist this year with some of the clues being Puppy Cards; this meant that the person who found the card had to ask Eva to Sit and Stay while they hid a treat and then asked her to Find It!

She loved being involved in the hunt and became very excited when we all cried "It's a Puppy Card!"

Afterwards, when the children found their chocolate eggs, she was given a frozen carrot and retired to the garden to toss it about!

I hope you all had a happy Easter. Do come and join me again tomorrow when I'll be having a baby moment!


  1. Great card Vicki, lovely colours. Sounds like you had fun at Easter!
    Suzi B xx

  2. Aaahhs, Vicky is back!! Hope you had a lovely time with your family (incl. Eva!).

    I love the colours in your card. Very summery - which is just what we need here today as it's dull, grey and raining.

    Isn't Eva getting huge and growing into a lovely elegant looking young lady dog - probably not so elegant when she's been rolling in mud though?!

  3. Stunning card and I should imagine even more so in Real life, with the gold sparkling.

  4. Beautiful looking Summer Silhouette card Vicky.
    Lovely looking family Easter picks. FROZEN carrot? Won't that hurt Eva's toothy pegs?

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. Vicky, the card is beautiful! So are all the girls in the post, including the one who wrote it! Hugs xxx

  6. Wow.... Love this design. Janet :)

  7. What a lovely card and it sounds like you had a lovely Easter too
    Jackie x

  8. Gorgeous card Vicky....
    Love the colours....
    Eva's a beauty.....
    Hugs a Sylvie xxx

  9. WOW! I can't believe how quickly your cute little puppy has grown. Bet she's lots of fun. Oh and your card is super stunning too Vicky. Great florals and a superb splattering technique. Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  10. Stunning card Vicky i just love your overstamping! Can't believe how big Eva is, great photos:)
    Val x

  11. Pretty, pretty, pretty Vicky! Love those gold splatters!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  12. A beautiful card, Vicky! Jo x

  13. Such a pretty flower card Vicky and hasn't Eve grown up fast!
    Thank you for joining us at LIM
    Less is More


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