Wednesday 10 August 2011

Itty Bitty flowers

I've just got back from Northern Ireland where I've been VERY well looked after! I didn't want you thinking I'd fallen off the ferry so I thought I'd post this little note card:

The pretty central panel is an image from the beautiful Just Believe stamp set, cut out and layered onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder. But have you seen the flowers? Come and have a closer look:

Aren't they delicate looking?! I've cut them out of Pink Pirouette card stock using one of the little flower punches from the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack. Snipping between the petals gives them a little more dimension and one of the pretty self-adhesive pearls makes the perfect flower centre. I absolutely love these little punches and have lots more ideas for using them - watch this space!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Just Believe
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush markers
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette
Other: Itty Bitty Punch shapes, Square Lattice embossing folder, Basic pearls
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.

I really do apologise for not doing nearly enough commenting on your blogs this past week. I promise I haven't abandoned you - it's only that I've been on holiday and I shall try to catch up this week. As I said last week, my posts will be a little erratic during August, with no Masculine Monday or Three Minute Thursday, but things will return to normal in September.

Now for anyone who's trying to control a sweet tooth, why not take a leaf out of my youngest son's book: we travelled through Scotland on our way to Northern Ireland and while we were there I suggested we buy some of their 'tablet' - a crumbly, sweet fudgy confection. "No, it's a bit sweet for me," said my son to my astonishment. "I think I'll just have a chocolate bar," he added, ruining the effect!

Enjoy the rest of your week and I'll hope to see you back here very soon.


  1. Beautiful card. Your holiday sounds wonderful.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous as usual Vicki! Hope I will be able to visit Scotland (...and you!!) one day!! Glad you had a good time away.

  3. Cute little notelet card Vicki! Love the itty bitty flowers!! Glad you enjoyed your trip to NI and you're home safely.
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  4. Beautiful card Vicky, and your embossing is fantastic. I love this folder and many more, and those itty bit punches will be on my list.

    So pleased you enjoed your holiday and you arrived home safe and sound.


  5. Wonderful card Vicky,love the soft gentleness it has x

  6. Lovely card Vicky - welcome back we've missed you! I'm with your son on that one, Fudge or Chocolate - no contest!!!
    M x

  7. Sweet little card. i like the way you snipped the petals on the flowers makes them look more delicate.

    Glad you had a good holiday. x

  8. That's a cute little note card. Hope you're continuing to enjoy your break.

    Hugs, Sandra

  9. Hi Vicky,

    what a sweetie, just love it. I often use those pearls as flower hearts too, they're so subtile.

    Give my regards to the little ice-cream man and tell him I would go for the chocolate too ;-)


    Lins ;)

  10. Such a sweet little card. Love the way you snipped the flowers and added those pearls. TFS
    Cheers, Karen

  11. Welcome home Vicky, hope you've had a relaxing break :)
    Sweet little notelet and that EF is so lovely just reminds me of wallpaper!
    Can't wait to see your ideas for the punches :)
    Jenny x

  12. Glad to hear your trip was fantastic! Tablet sure sounds delicious. :D I love your sweet card, Vicky! The lattice on Very Vanilla is gorgeous.

  13. This is so pretty, Vicky. I love those little pink flower and the embossed background panel is gorgeous.

  14. Glad to hear you had a great holiday and are now back in person . Great card Vicky your itty bitty flowers are just gorgeous as is your lovely embossing.


  15. Such a pretty card Vicky, so fresh looking. Glad you had a good holiday and I have very fond memories of tablet! As a child we had a Scottish neighbour who made it regularly and always gave us some! Our local farm shop sells some which occasionally finds its way into my basket:)
    Val x

  16. Hi Vicky
    I have really missed you Ah!!!! love this little card sooo sweet....thanks for my order it is a my Brothers ...Glad you had a Fab time and are nice and fresh with loads of new ideas for us to see


  17. Simply beautiful :D.
    Thanks for always for your words of encouragement, warms my drought crafty days... I miss crafting!!!!

  18. Gorgeous card, so soft and delicate! Love that embossed panel and the sweet little flowers.

  19. Such a pretty card Vicky, love the itty bitty flowers. Kids eh don't they make you laugh :O) Viv xx


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