Thursday 11 August 2011

Thank you with red, white and blue flowers

I know it's usually a three minute card on my blog on Thursdays, but during the month of August I shall just be posting when I can. Three Minute Thursday will be back in September though. Now, I've not missed a single Less is More challenge since it started and even though I'm supposed to be dealing with the holiday laundry and the ironing mountain is threatening to engulf us, I can't let it go...

The challenge this week is to make a card using the colours of your country's flag. Well, the red white and blue of the British flag was calling to me so I've snuck in a quick one! Come and see:

The idea was to mount a red floral panel onto the tone-on-tone Patterns designer paper in Pacific Blue, then have that on a white card base. I used the fabulous 2 step stamping set Greenhouse Garden for the flowers and got quite carried away!

Aren't the flowers gorgeous? These 2 step sets have solid images and line images to go with them which you stamp over the top using a stamp-a-majig. I usually stamp the line image in a darker shade of the solid colour and it really gives them a 3D feel. The background is sponged in and I added blue leaves - a little crazy I know, but fabric designers do this all the time!

I always like to show you the sentiment but this one turned out rather dark and I have a lowering suspicion that I didn't clean the stamp properly when I last used it... naughty Vicky!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Baby Blossoms, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Patterns designer paper (brights), markers, stamp-a-majig
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.

It was so quiet in our house yesterday. I think the family were suffering from car-lag! Or perhaps they just needed a little time alone after being together for a week - there's nowhere to be alone in a caravan. Which reminds me of the ad for the film Alien all that time ago: 'In space no-one can hear you scream'. Well, in a caravan everyone can!

Thank you for dropping in today. I'm really hoping to be able to catch up with you soon!


  1. Hi Vicky

    Your craft space must be filled with the most beautiful array of craft stash because you always produce the most gorgeous creations.

    Love your flower display in the corner .... who would have thought red flowers with blue foliage could look so good!!

    Love it!!

    Nice to have you back. Pleased you have had a good break.

    Love Jules xx

  2. What a super card for LIM - these flowers look so gorgeous. Glad you all had a good break. I had to smile with your comment about caravans :)

  3. Beautiful card Vicky! Love the bold red flowers and the blue foliage suprisingly looks fab!! Red, blue and white conjures male inspired designs into my mind, but this card is so bright and feminine!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  4. Morning Vicky

    Gosh, what a super card - The vibrant colours are fabulous. Bold red flowers and blue foilage - perfect.


  5. I love that stamp set, it's so versatile, what you've done with it is fab.
    We're going away in a couple of weeks for a caravan holiday and I know what you mean. I'm praying for good weather!

  6. A gorgeous LIM card, the flowers are so sumptuous! Beautiful!

  7. Very pretty indeed.

    Hugs, Sandra

  8. lovely card, great flowers

  9. Good Morning Vicky, Another fabulous make, I love your floral cards, you do it with such style my dear:0)Sounds like a wonderful holiday, I loved caravanning as a child, lovely memories! Have fun with that ironing pile LOL Gay xxx

  10. The flowers look beautiful in the two tones and I like the blue leaves just goes to show we don't need to always follow natures rules. x

  11. I love these flower stamps...haven't spotted them in the catalogue. The dimension is amazing with the overstamping :)
    Nothing wrong with blue leaves either!
    Jenny x

  12. Lots of lovely fabulousness here since my last visit, your childrens quotes do make me giggle, I love hearing them!

  13. Those really are fabulous flowers and your sentiment balances it perfectly. xx

  14. This is a beautiful card, the colours work so well together with the pretty flowers x

  15. This is so pretty, Vicky! I would never have thought of using blue leaves, and yet it works so well on your card. :-)

  16. Oh VIcky didn't clean your stamps, bug tut tut from me! lol
    Fabulously striking card, so vibrant, so lush!

    Enjoy your family
    Thanks so much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

  17. Fab card Vicky. Greenhouse Garden was one of my first stamp sets and I still love it.
    Good Luck with the ironing- I think someone should invent an 'app' that takes care of it all after a holiday, they seem to be able to do everthing else lol !
    Julie x

  18. I have those stamps and am determined to use them now that I have been inspired by you Miss Vicky. Nice to have you back in the flesh as it where.


  19. FABULOUS card and great colours too


  20. Super card Vicky... there's nothing wrong with blue leaves!
    I just love your work!
    Thanks so much
    Lady LIM
    "Less us More"

  21. Great card Vicky, just adore those lovely flowers too! so glad you had a nice break...don't you just hate all the unpacking though lol :O)Viv xx

  22. Gorgeous Vicky, as always. So pleased you enjoyed your hols. Shame we have to bring the washing and ironing back home isn`t it?
    Lynne xxx

  23. Another wow wow wow card Vicky not posted mine yet !!! oops cant find the camera Luv Sue x

  24. Sucha funny end to your post Vicky, I can imagine you shushing everyone LOL

    Your card is fabulous, love those stamps, I love the colour combination of the Union flag

  25. beautiful card, Vicky! fabulous stamps! Hope the washing isn't too mammoth a job!

  26. Gorgeous as usual Vicky. Don't work too hard!!
    M x

  27. I love this card, Vicky. That has to be one of the prettiest flower stamps I've seen, and I love those blue leaves! :) Ann

  28. You've now reminded me how much I love that stamp set. And that's a great color combo too! And I always recommend ignoring the ironing in favor of stamping. The wrinkles aren't going anywhere!

  29. Hi Vicky! Yes, these flowers are pretty!! Such lovely 2 step stamps...such a wonderful card!! Your comment about space vs caravans made me laugh...welcome back:)!!

  30. Super card! A great take on the challenge!

  31. What a beautiful card you made, I love it!

  32. Your work always inspires me Clare. So glad you share with the world :)

  33. Vicky, this is awesome! I love the red flowers...and who would have thought to use blue leaves...duh! This looks great!

  34. I love this card, very pretty and subtle

  35. This is stunning! Love the softness of that corner full of flowers. :) Have just had a lovely time scrolling through your blog and catching up on your gorgeous projects!


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