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Saturday, 5 October 2019

Birthday stars and stripes for a man

Hello crafting friends!

I'm the sort of person that likes to wake up in the morning and think, happily, that nothing out of the ordinary is going to happen that day but I'm afraid Life has been happening a bit lately. And talking of lately, I missed my nephew's birthday because of it, so today's card was made to set that right. Come and see:


My first Uniko order arrived and I am absolutely delighted! Amongst the gorgeous stamp sets was the Background Builder Classics which I know I'm going to be using a lot. For its first inking I used some nice autumnal colours to stamp a design just off the edge of a good thick card base.


I stamped the belated birthday greeting from Altenew's Birthday Greetings below a nice solid banner to ground it and embellished with some Stampin' Up washi tape and some punched stars. There! A quick, simple, one layer, male card to pop in the post this afternoon.

This month's Uniko challenge is Anything Goes with optional autumnal twist, so I thought I'd link up there, proudly using my new stamps! I'm also joining in with The Male Room, where they want to see CAS cards, and Addicted to Stamps and More, where it's an Anything Goes week.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
I had to be in London yesterday and texted my daughter on the off-chance that she might be free for lunch. She was! It was lovely to see her and, as a bonus, she works in a beautiful part of London where we were able to have a picnic lunch in a private garden in a pretty Georgian square. What a peaceful oasis in a busy day!

Thanks for joining me today. I'd like to think you have found this site an oasis in your busy day!

Hugs,

19 comments:

  1. Terrific graphic masculine card. LOVE Uniko stamps.

    Yes, I do find your blog an oasis of delight . . . although having read it, I'm off to some creasing (others know it as IRONING!).

    Happy Sunday

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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    1. Ah, I see you and I were trained in the same skills Sarn!
      Hope you've had a happy Sunday too :)
      xxx

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  2. This is one f those cards that looks so easy yet I couldn’t come up with if I tried Vicky! Perfect placement and use of colour to create a great CAS card. I need a quick card for one of Ben’s friends for a party this afternoon (nothing like last minute!) Off to see if I can find something suitable! Enjoy your day x

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    1. Thank you Joanne! I'm sure you rose to the occasion superbly for Ben's friend :) Hope you had a lovely weekend x

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  3. Only you could make a few strips of washi tape look so classy :) and I scrolled back to see what else I've missed on your lovely blog......awesome job on the Mediterranean moments, so much depth it really draws you in. Your blog is a "staple" highlight to my week! Xxx

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    1. Aw, you are so lovely Lesley - thank you! xxx

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  4. 'Life' has happened to me too Vicky although it I've not been able to craft through it. I've had a good look through your past posts and your creations are stunning. Glad you had a lovely day with your daughter - I'm hoping to see Briony soon for a weekend and I can't wait! Xx

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    1. Sorry to hear that Jacqueline and I hope all is well now. A weekend with Briony will perk you up for sure! xx

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  5. Fab card, Vicky. And yes, you are an oasis of calm amid the craziness! xoxo

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    1. At first I read that as 'an oasis of calm and craziness' - which is probably more accurate ;)
      xx

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  6. Love what you've done with your new Uniko stamps, Vicky. Perfect CAS card. Thanks so much for playing along at The Male Room craft challenge. Good Luck!

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    1. Thanks Monika - LOVING my new stamps! Thanks for the great challenge :)

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  7. A stunning and funky pop of colour with this design Vicky. Love it and thanks for playing along at Uniko this month

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  8. awesome card..so fun!Thanks for playing along at Addicted to Stamps and More!

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  9. Wow! I am impressed by your creative design. Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

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  10. LOVE this creative design!
    Thanks for playing along at Uniko !

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  11. Wonderful masculine card. Congrats on your win!

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  12. LOVE this! A fabulous CAS masculine card. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Uniko. Hugs Bev x

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  13. Wow Vicky, great use of the BG Builder Stamp set! Hope your nephew accepted the belates wishes ;-)

    Thank you so much for participating in the Uniko Challenge #55.

    Greetings from Wiebke (KomMa-designed) - Uniko-Brand Ambassador

    Sorry for the late comment – the uncrafty part of life caught me for a while...)

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Come and have a chat with me! I'd love to hear what you think :) Vicky x


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