Thursday 20 May 2021

A dotty little note

Hello, crafting friends!

Even though I rarely buy designer paper, I seem to have a lifetime's supply having been a Stampin' Up demonstrator in the past! There are loads of tiny snippets to be used up and I found a fun way of using some of them today.

The leaves are a new-to-me stencil from Uniko called Nature's Treasures. I love them! They include the mask of the leaves as well, which makes the stencil even more versatile, AND you can use them to position where you want your stencilling to go. 

Inspired by the lovely Joanne James, who remarked that hearts are not just for valentines, the dotty flowers were cut with a small heart punch out of off-cuts of ancient SU paper. I centred the flowers with black double-stacked punched circles to toughen them up a bit! The sentiment is a favourite from Clearly Besotted's Simply Said.

This car was a Diamond Winner at Color My Heart Color Dare and a Cut Above at The Paper Players!

I chose my colours from the Color My Heart Color Dare's colour wheel challenge where we pick 3 colours next to one another; I'm also linking up with Anne Marie's clean and simple Polka Dots challenge at The Paper Players; using up the snippets means I can nip over to the Di's Snippets Playground (with my broll I think!!); and, because I've used my new Uniko schtencil, I'll sashay over to Darnell's NBUS challenge where we go to share our Never Before Used Schtuff!

I have so enjoyed watching all the birds nesting in our tiny garden this year but the other morning I went out to a scene of disaster. I knew something was wrong straight away - it was strangely quiet out there. An egg had fallen onto a flower bed and three little fledglings lay dead on the grass. I suppose it must have been a cat, or one of the clumsy pigeons, and I know it's all part of nature but it made me feel so sad.

Sending hugs,


  1. A really super design with some lovely colours and images.

    Kath x

  2. Terrific punched heart flowers to go with that fab leafy stencil. Great sentiment too xxx

  3. So a quick bedtime read and I see this fabulous creation! Not only am I impressed by your non-valentines hearts (thanks for the shout-out!) I love the way you thoughtfully punched each one to align those polka dots perfectly - my inner OCD loves this!! Such a cheery floral stem and a great stencil too (I definitely need to get better with stencils). So glad you joining our polka dot CAS challenge over at The Paper Players this week Vicky!

  4. Love your little flower heads Vicky,so sad that the fledglings didn't make it,we had a magpie trying to get into a nest box a couple of years ago

  5. Beautiful stenciled leaves and I love these polka dot flowers from punched hearts!

  6. Such a sweet thinking of you card, Vicky. I love your punched hearts made into polka dot flowers for your wonderful stenciled leaves. At that is going to take way more than a lifetime to use up your DSP:-) Sorry about the baby birds, but you are does happen. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  7. Those heart-based flowers are perfect! Love the colours you used on your card. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare :)

  8. What a wonderful flowercard!


  9. Gorgeous card! Love the inking and use of the Uniko stencil. Perfect colour choices. Thanks for playing along with Color My Heart Color Dare. x

  10. Love how you used the stencils with the gorgeous colours Vicky, a beautiful card. As for the birds, yes Nature can be so very cruel sometimes.
    Faith x

  11. Oh you are a clever girl! Those heart-inspired flowers are delightful and I love your stenciled leaves! Thanks for sharing this pretty creation with us at the Players this week!

  12. SO pretty, Vicky! Love how the colors pop on the clean background. Thanks so much for playing along with my CAS polka dot challenge over at The Paper Players!

  13. What a fabby card Vicky - I do so love the stencilled leaves (hooray for Uniko) and the heart flowers are adorable!

    Len found the remains of a young bird on our front step the other day - been got by a cat it seems. So very sad isn't it when they don't get a chance to live their short lives.


    Di xx

  14. Your card is perfectly lovely, Vicky! Thank you for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare #443.

  15. Simple and beautiful! Thanks for sharing with Color Dare!!

  16. Great stenciling done on your leaves and love the snippets of flowers you were able to use on your card... beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

  17. I love your heart flowers. What a great idea. Hugs Mrs A.


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