Monday 22 August 2011

Seaside yumminess!

It's August and I'm definitely in holiday mood! Which makes the St Lukes Charity Card Challenge the place to be as this month they are calling for cards inspired by the seaside. The charity will be having a card sale at the end of this month to raise funds for the hospice so, if you'd like to join in with the challenge or if you have spare cards to send for them to sell, hop on over to the site.

I'm really enjoying this challenge and have made several cards which I'll be showing you this week. Come and see:

I cut the Top Note shape, using my die, and sponged the top half with Marina Mist ink and the bottom half with So Saffron. I love the way the ink picks up the stitch detail on the edges! The pointy bits on the sides were trimmed off so that I could wrap my Rich Razzleberry wide-striped ribbon round the Top Note.

Then I went about making an ice cream cone and that was great fun! The cone is a scrap of So Saffron card stock embossed with the Square Lattice folder (how useful that little embossing folder is - only £6.95 and a real hard worker!) and the ice cream scoops were cut out of Pretty In Pink card stock using circle punches and sponged at the edges. 

For the sentiment I used 'thanks' from Basic Phrases and the word 'sweet' from Hello, You (a little-known set on p.86 of the large catalogue) which I extended with a marker to say 'sweetie'. The tag was punched out with the decorative label punch, folded and clipped over the ribbon with a library clip from the clip assortment - I am in totally in love with these! (If you love them too, check out the special offer this month at the top of my blog.)

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Basic Phrases, Hello You
Ink: Marina Mist, So Saffron, More Mustard, Pretty In Pink
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, So Saffron, Pretty In Pink
Other: Melon Mambo marker, Stamp-a-majig, Rich Razzleberry wide striped grosgrain ribbon, clip assortment
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.

If the ice cream on today's card has tickled your fancy, what about this one? It's a banana split sundae from Morelli's as chosen and eaten with relish by my eldest son! Mmmmmm...

Or how about this? A Morelli Madness! My youngest son had his eye on this confection - so big they rang a bell whenever anyone was mad enough to order it!

My husband and my daughter offered to help my son out with this one but, despite their best efforts, they didn't get much of a look in!

You may be thinking that I very sensibly refrained from ordering a sundae...

... but frankly, I'm never really one to hold back where ice cream is concerned!

Thank you for dropping by today - I really do appreciate your visits. I'll have another seaside-themed card to show you tomorrow so come and have a look if you have a minute. I'll hope to see you then,

Masculine Monday will be back on 5th September.


  1. This is SO sweet. I love the way you used that embossing folder for the cone, and that little metal clip is such a fun addition. TFS!
    Cheers, Karen

  2. Mmmmm ice cream!! My favourite is chocolate, especially of the Ben and Jerry Phish food variety!! Fab card Vicki. LOve the square lattice embossed cone, so cute!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  3. you should enter this card into this weeks Simply stampin challenge, I'm sure it would win!
    Kelly xx

  4. Hello Vicky

    A fantastic card - I love it. The ice cones are brilliant. Such a great idea to fold over the label and attached with a clip.


  5. Fab card and delicious looking ice creams . . . what more could you want from a post?

    Hugs, Sandra

  6. Dont know which I love more your card or those tempting sundaes ! Think I will go with your card no fear of melting with that beauty is there.


  7. Lovely card Vicky, that embossing folder is so versatile I may have to acquire it! Ice cream mmmm!
    Val x

  8. Wow your ice cream card and photos are making me hungry ;0) Love the textured embossed cone for the card. Very clever. Your seaside cards would all go down a treat on the island ;0)


  9. Hi Vicky,

    both your card and the sundaes look delicious!


    Lins x

  10. A delicious card AND photos! I think I might have to get myself some ice cream before bed!

  11. Love the textured cone, and what a yummy ice cream too, it would be rude to not join the family if they all had ice creams!
    Jenny x

  12. The top note die has been put to great use here and I live the way you've made your ice cream cone. The ones in real life are making my mouth water!! x

  13. Another fabulous card for the St Lukes Challenge Vicky. Thank you so much for your continuing support.
    Lynne xxx

  14. Sorry Vicky I've fallen well behind on my commenting with the fayre - but I LOVE your icecream cone - that EF is so effective!!
    Thanks as always
    Tara x


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