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Saturday, 28 March 2020

Say it with flowers!

Hello crafting friends

Yes, it's me again - it's a two post kind of a day today!

Even while this horrible virus is causing mayhem throughout the world, there are moments we can enjoy and for me, one of those moments was being invited to Guest Design at Less is More! Here's this fortnight's challenge:


Hmm. I love a one layer card but No Sentiment had me getting the old thinking cap on! Here's what I came up with:


A gift of flowers can say so many things (I'm sorry, I appreciate you, thank you, I love you...) I wonder what this serious looking bear is saying with his bouquet?! He is from Waffle Flower's Books and Coffee and normally holds a book, but I masked the book off when I inked him up. I stamped him directly onto a thick card base and, in place of the book, I added some friendly flowers from Stampin' Up's Under My Umbrella.


I coloured Mr Bear lightly with a pale Spectrum Noir marker (MB1) testing first to check that it wouldn't bleed through the card base. I then went over him with a Creamy Caramel Stampin' Up water-based marker, leaving his spectacles pale. The rest of the colouring was done using water-based markers too, which works if there aren't large areas to fill.


To make a background, I made a mask, by stamping the bear onto a sticky note, cutting it out and using it to cover up my coloured bear, then sponging the area with distress inks. To finish, I stamped a couple of tiny hearts and scored a couple of lines into the background.

Okay! It's over to you now - and I can't wait to see what you come up with! Pop over to be inspired by the oh-so-talented proper design team at Less is More and you can link your card up there as well :)

CHALLENGES
I'm linking this card up with Cards 4 Galz where the theme is Cute Animals; also The Card Concept where I was inspired by the cute bear in the Woodland Critters photo for my Clean and Simple card; and Addicted to Stamps and More where it's a Make Your Mark challenge this week :)


AND IN OTHER NEWS
Bears are cute of course but Golden Retrievers are cuter...


...and even uni students have their cute moments!!

Stay safe and well.

Hugs,

26 comments:

  1. Delightful one layer inky card with the cute stamp on it!

    Lovely homely photo of Eva and your son. Seriously? He's at Uni? He looks so young!

    Happy weekend.

    xxx

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    1. It's the genes you know Sarn lol!
      Happy weekend too :)
      xxx

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  2. A great CAS design Vicky and with a touch of humour as well, perfect to cheer a rather dull morning weather wise.

    And a super photo of the star crafter Eva, my boys are all into their dogs and we have quite a variety when the whole family is together which is not likely to happen again in the near future, between them all we have six labs, three terriers, and two Vizsla's, add the residents and horses and we are thankful for a two acre garden.

    B x

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    1. Oh that sounds like heaven to me Brenda! Don't worry, it will happen again and is something wonderful to look forward too. Sending hugs x

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  3. Congratulations on guest designing for LIM, Vicky! That's a huge honor in my book! Your sweet card is heartbreaking ~ in a good way and so is the photo of your son and Eva! Well done capturing that!! I have the information you wanted from my post, but I don't seem to have your email any longer. Please email me so I have it. darnell dot knauss at gmail dot com. Thanks! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. A massive honour in my book too Darnell! x

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  4. Such a lovely card, Vicky ! Love this smart bear thinking about love and ready to offer a bouquet to its darling. Your colouring is just amazing (I have to remember the tip for the glasses !) and I love the soft background you've made. You made me smile with your OTHER NEWS, and you're right your dog is so cute ! Thanks for being such a talented guest designer, we are so happy to have you for this fortnight ! Hugs and keep safe at home xx

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    1. Thanks for such a warm welcome Izzy - iI's such a pleasure to be guesting with you lovely and talented ladies! You stay safe too xx

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  5. I love your cute bear with his sweet flowers Vicky and congratulations on being the GD over a LIM this time. x

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    1. Thanks Pat, I'm very proud to be guesting at LIM! x

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  6. Congratulations on being GDT Vicky, you are the Queen of CAS so it's a well deserved position. I LOVE your card with it's beautiful background and wonderful image.
    Keep safe and well.
    Faith x

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    1. What a lovely thing to say Faith!
      You too x

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  7. Oh this really made me laugh out loud, Hubby said "what are you watching' thought I had my TV on in my craft room. Really brilliant CAS/LIM card.

    Kath x

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    1. I'm glad you had a good laugh Kath - great for the health!
      Take care x

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  8. Very clever & cute--no sentiment needed! Oh yes--give me a puppy dog any day! Such a sweet picture!

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    1. Or two or three dogs perhaps?! Thanks Greta.

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  9. Oh my goodness, Vicky. This is the absolute sweetest! I love the way you replaced his books with flowers. The background is wonderful, and whatever message is being conveyed, it surely is one of love. Just fantastic!

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    1. Definitely love and he's taking it all VERY seriously bless him! :)

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  10. oh yes, and thanks for sharing this darling at Less Is More!!!!

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  11. Oh I am surely losing my mind. I forgot for a moment that you are our fabulous GD! Please forgive my quarantine brain! So glad to have you designing with us!

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    1. LOL! I would say you should get out more Stephanie but no, that is definitely NOT a good idea! It's a real honour guesting at LiM with you lovely ladies - thanks for having me :)

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  12. Two cute critters and one handsome young man xoxo

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  13. Really love this cute little guy! - No sentiment needed, his flower bouquet says it all!! Such a super nice CAS card!! Rosi x

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  14. Congratulations and well done on being guest designer this fortnight. I love your little bear and he really doesn't need a sentiment to tell you he's sending love
    Lynne x

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  15. What a brilliant card Vicky. Fantastic masking and it was such a great idea to swap the boo out for the flowers. Thanks for being and awesome guest designer for us at Less is More xx

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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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