Wednesday 27 July 2011

Hello again!

I love the sketch over at Clean and Simple Stamping this week and found it just the thing for a card for my niece's birthday. It was also fun to use a stamp set that I've had for ages but haven't used that much - Hello Again. I've no idea why I haven't used it much because I had great fun with it today, so I've no doubt you'll be seeing some more of it here pretty soon!

Come and see what I've made:

The card base is Naturals Ivory with Whisper White for the central panel to provide contrast. I was really pleased with the border which is made with Retro Remix, the wheel that coordinates with Hello Again. I loaded it up with Sahara Sand ink and wheeled it across the card front, then coloured bits of it with my watercolour pencils. I love the vividness of the coloured pieces against the buff of the card stock!

Look - here's a close-up. That sentiment is made from two stamps in So Happy For You, one of this year's Sale-a-bration sets. They really do get some use don't they?!

I used just the flower heads to make these cute flowers. The centres have been stamped again on a scrap of card stock, cut out with the circle punch from Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack and popped up in the centres of the stamped flowers. Each flower was pierced with my paper piercer and decorated with a coloured brad. I loved using these bright colours today!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Hello Again, Retro Remix wheel, So Happy For You (sentiment, retired)
Ink: Sahara Sand
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive
Other: Brights markers, watercolour pencils, Scallop border punch, Itty Bitty Shapes circle punch, Brights brads
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

Have you noticed how men often communicate in monosyllables? I keep telling my husband it is NOT effective! Here's an example: Last week my teenage daughter kindly offered to pop out to the shop to get something I'd forgotten for dinner and my husband gave her some money to pay for it. When she returned we sat down to dinner and it was only afterwards he remembered he was due some change. "Change!" he said to my daughter as she was gathering her things together to go out to Scouts. "Oh no!" she said reassuringly. "We don't need to wear uniform today because we're having our end of term party, so I thought I'd just wear this!"

Thank you for popping in today. I'll be back tomorrow with a really quick card for Three Minute Thursday. Do come and have a look!


  1. Ha ha, did he get it back? Gorgeous card Vicky, love the delicate background and the mat of green finishes brilliantly. Gay xxx
    p.s I'm not troubled by buttons, just don't use them, simples!! LOL

  2. Hi Vicky,
    Fantastic stamping and colouring! I'm always in awe of anyone who can stamp perfectly. Such a lovely fresh and summery card!

  3. I am impressed that you did the fiddly little colouring bits. They really make it look like designer paper. It's a fresh and happy card.

  4. Love the colors on this card! The watercolor pencils are so vivid. Your story about your DH is cute, we've had the same issue on occasion around here. ;0

  5. I love the colours on this one, Vicky, and the doodly border at the bottom is so cute!

  6. Oh wow! I never would've thought to use that wheel as you have, but it looks FABULOUS. You're just too clever, Vicky! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love this card - such a vibrant and zingy feel! Fabulous scraps card too below - great job there on the sort out.

  8. Hi Vicky

    Love the fresh young feel I get from this.

    Great bold colours and your border looks amazing.

    Hope hubby got his change or he might not pay next time!!! LOL!!!

    Have a good day .. .. it sounds like you are having a lovely time with your children.

    Love Jules xx

  9. Fab bright and funky looking card Vicky. Love how you've created the border at the bottom and the colour you've aded to it with your watercolour pencils!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  10. A bright, cheerful and really pretty birthday card. I'm sure your niece will just love it.

    As for your hubby's change, it sounds like your daughter earnt it by getting the shopping :)

  11. Hello Vicky

    A fabulous and cheerful card, I love the bright colours and flowers. Your neice will love it.


  12. Do you think it goes back to the days when we lived in caves???
    Wonderful card Vicky, love the bright colours in that doodled border :)
    Jenny x

  13. Lovely bright and cheery card Vicky. Men eh?
    M x

  14. Hi Vicky
    Stunning card the bright colours......

  15. I am running out of superlatives! I am so impressed with the way you have coloured the wheel pattern must try it out.
    I would have loved to have seen your husbands face! Linda xx

  16. Beautiful summery card. I love your daughter's sense of humour !!! A xx

  17. Love the bright colours and the wheel coloured in. Great answer from your daughter Hee Hee! x

  18. This is beautiful! Bright, fresh and fun!

  19. Lovely card. Love that wheel stamp border you did and how you painted it! Really like the contrast between the card base and the Whisper White used in the center of the card. Thanks for dropping by my blog today and for leaving a comment. Really appreciate it. Love the story about your husband and daughter! Too funny. Thanks for sharing. Yvonne

  20. I really love this bright and happy card! The border is so creative! I don't use my wheels often enough. You have inspired me to get them off the shelf. Love your "change" story. I learned with teenagers to always have small bills on hand. They rarely remember the change!

  21. Fab bright and zingy card Vicky,just love the flowers (could this be another set for my very very long wish list???)

    Kids are so quick with their whit,I wish I could come up with answers so readily, Bless their cotton socks!!!


  22. I like your card - it looks so fresh. Thanks for your visit on my blog. I will look at your blog when i have more time. I like your style.

    Liebe Grüße Heidrun

  23. so sweet and jouful! all the little details make me wanna touch that card ;) Hugs Janna

  24. Great card. I love the bright colours... all the elements tie in really well together. I really need to experiment with more colour myself! ps: thanks for stopping by...

  25. I love this card! The colors are so cheerful and bright! The wheel border is awesome!

  26. Love this, it's such a cheerful card! Great colours and love how you made the border :o) Lisa x

  27. That's a nice bright and cheerful card Vicky.

    Hugs, Sandra

  28. Your kids are a riot ! and what may I ask is change I never seem to get any !!! Lovely card pretty colours and great border.


  29. I love this card! You have inspired me to pull out my wheels to see what I can do with this sketch. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!


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