Tuesday 17 November 2020

Time for a celebration!

Hello, crafting friends!

Has anyone else been finding themselves more attracted to bright colours this year? I think I'm subconsciously choosing happiness!

I used Funky Fossil's Splatters stencil to  make the background for this card, sponging bright colours into one of the splatters, moving it around for each colour.

The sentiment banner is from Concorde & 9th's Hello Sunshine turnabout set. I stamped it onto vellum using black Stazon ink, adding a pink sentiment from MFT's Safari Party which I clear-embossed. The banner was carefully cut out and I used a water-based marker to colour the back of it orange. For that celebratory feel, I added sparkly stars made by colouring silver glimmer paper with alcohol markers and using Stampin' Up's Twinkle punch to cut them out.

Time Out got me thinking about various festivals and this card was inspired by the Hindu Holi Festival but can be used for any celebration I think. Find out more about Holi here. It's taken me a long time to get round to having a go at Stamplorations' Anything Goes Stencil Challenge, but I finally got there!  

Never mind a celebration, it would be great to hear some really good news. Do let me know if you have any won't you! In the meantime, I've decided that it's time to cosy up the house with the wintery cushions and throws, and I might even treat myself to a glass of sherry later while watching The Great British Bake Off! It's Patisserie week so there should be some great eye candy!

Sending hugs,


  1. Hi Vicky-love how you used this stencil-I have it and haven't used it yet! The colours are fab and yes so good to see fresh colours full of cheer just what we need. I learn't about the Holi Festival this year from an Indian crafty buddy and so pleased you used this idea. Your plan for the night sounds fab...have to have cake if watching the Bake Off. We will probably go with 'The Queen' my I must hunt out my tiara!! And good news had a coffee on the steps outside our house today..first time I have managed to get her out-oh did I tell you I am getting a kitten!! Goodness you shouldn't ask questions-I never stop! Thanks for joining Time Out x

  2. Wonderful to see these bright colours so cheery, a great card

  3. These splats make a very festive card!

  4. I always love bright colours and those are lovely splashes of bold colour. what more could a card want except a smattering of coloured shiny stars. Love it xx

  5. Fabulous mix of colours and a really lovely deign.

    Kath x

  6. Love those colourful splatters and blingy stars. Thanks for adding to the Stencil Challenge over at STAMPlorations.

  7. Gorgeous Celebration stencil Splatters, Vicky. Love your bright colors, sparkly stars and vellum sentiment. TFS the Holi Festival link too. So pleased you joined us at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge for the 1st time. Hope you join us again next month:-)

    We had a wet, rainy windy day, which made it snow Fall leaves. So beautiful and cozy by the fire and...we did not lose our power:-) I also got my hair trimmed and got to see my twin sister...we get our hair cut together. Then sat in the truck with our masks on and visited. It is always a big deal anymore when I get to go to town:-) A very fun day!! It does not take much to make us happy anymore...that is good!!! Love and Hugs...Nancy

  8. What a fun CAS card! I love the bright happy colors and your use of that stencil is brilliant -you've given me lots of ideas! Thank you for the inspiration and thank you for joining us at Time Out!

  9. Super colourful celebratory card.

    Hug x

  10. Love those bright colours and sparkly stars against the splatters Vicky! Hmm - good news? It is thin on the ground to be fair. We found out today that My daughter got to the second round interview stage for a scholarship at sixth form, which is pretty good - and Peter got through to the Bake Off Final - yay! He’s my favourite to win next week - glad that you love this show too!

  11. Your so right about bright colours, I've been more drawn to them myself, maybe we are all looking for ways to 'brighten' the remaining days of horrible 2020.... Such a brilliant use of the stencil, love the colour combo and those glittery little stars are the perfect embellishment. I don't have any amazing good news but was just talking to a friend in Canada who has given me a recipe for Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, which are a cross between a cookie and a brownie. I'm going to try them this weekend and if you don't hear back from me, you know they were too good and I'm too fat to fit in the corner where my computer sits......Oh and very happy to see you at TIME OUT!!XX

  12. Love those bright sparkly colours Vicky, Yep! a happy card indeed.
    Good news? - the sun was shining in our part of Wales today Yippee! LOL.
    Faith x

  13. Congrats on winning the random drawer prize at Time Out-see blog for details x

  14. Beautiful splash of colors and sparkly stars Vicky. I love your card so much. Love seeing your project entered at STAMPLorations November Stencil Challenge. Hope to see you again in this month's challenge. Have a wonderful season :)
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  15. Yes ~ let's celebrate! ~ getting my house decorated and my daughter and wilson (grand dog) coming home Sat.!! we are going out to eat at a restaurant on the water to watch a lighted boat parade too ~ Looking forward to it! Enjoy the season ~


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