Tuesday 16 August 2011

Thanks for a fabulous party!

When I went over to Northern Ireland recently, I had a great time enjoying the beautiful scenery (like the beautiful coastline at Portstewart in the photo) and catching up with all my relatives that live there. It has to be said that one or two ice cream sundaes were eaten at Morelli's too... but more of that another time!

One of the most special evenings was spent with my lovely cousin Sarah (from Little Snippets) who had asked me to do a Stampin' Up party for her. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with such a lovely group of ladies and we all had great fun (despite the fact I was still speaking like a dalek at this stage - or maybe because of it!) Today, I thought I'd show you the card I designed for everyone to make:

I can't tell you how much I love having a cousin who's as dotty about crafting as I am! And naturally I wanted to show her all my favourite things - like this gorgeous, soft Naturals Ivory card stock, made into a card base and stamped with a subtle French Foliage background.

Sarah adores ribbon and I knew she'd love to see the wide striped grosgrain ribbon as well as all Stampin' Up's exclusive embossing folders and dies. Have you noticed how the flower centre made with one of the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack flowers coordinates perfectly with the flower centre from the Bigz L Fun Flowers die? I love how Stampin' Up designs everything to coordinate!

Sincere Salutations has to be one of my most-used stamp sets - it contains eight sentiments that'll cover almost every occasion and you can change them about, stamp the words in different colours and add other words to them using your stamp-a-majig too!

Here's a close-up of the stamped background and that scrumptious ribbon, which is part of this month's fabulous free gift - click the photo at the top of my blog for details!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: French Foliage, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Sahara Sand, Old Olive
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Rich Razzleberry wide striped ribbon, Little Leaves Sizzlits die, Fun Flowers Bigz L die, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, eyelet border punch, gold brad
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 and I'll be happy to help.

I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who left me encouraging comments yesterday. I was SO frustrated but it's no good flouncing about in our house because everyone just takes it in their stride! The conversation would go something like this: "Mum, why are you hanging upside down on the bannisters?" "I'm being a cross old bat!" "Oh I see! D'you mind taking me to Charlotte's house now?"

Thank you for spending time with me today and I'll hope to see you tomorrow.


  1. This card is GORGEOUS, Vicky - way to go, showing off lots of yummy SU! products!!

  2. beautiful card! I love the layout!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Love everything about it.

  4. Another stunning card Vicki! Bet your cousin and her friends had a fab tme at your workshop!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  5. Hi Vicky

    This is gorgeous!!

    Loving the colour combo and that stunning strip of ribbon!

    Can't wait to hear what ice-cream flavours were eaten!! LOL!!!

    Love Jules xx

  6. Absolutely fabulous Vicky. Love the layout and your colour combo is gorgeous.
    Lynne xxx

  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Bet you weren't a cross old bat when you made this one!
    M x

  8. That card is a stunner.

    Hugs, Sandra

  9. Fab card. Love the colours and gorgeous ribbon :o) Lisa x

  10. Such a strikingly beautiful card, Vicky!

  11. Gorgeous card Vicky...who knew Sarah was your cousin??? I love her blog too, I never realised you where related, a small world and all that :)
    Love that ribbon used as a tag behind the flower :)
    Jenny x

  12. Hello Vicky

    Oh Wow what a fabulous card -I love it. It's beautiful, every single detail.


  13. Hi Vicky
    Stunning card as usual the flower and the ribbon...and....and....
    hugs sylvie

  14. Beautiful card Vicky. I love that you went on holiday AND got to craft. Good times !!!

  15. Gorgeous card Vicky, I'm in awe of all your designs with SU products. I'm attending an Su extravaganza stamping day again in November and can't wait to see what we will make! Wish you were closer:)
    Val x

  16. What a lovely card Vicky, I love the way you have combined the bold elements of the flower and ribbon with the delicate French foliage. I need to branch out a little!

  17. Very pretty and I'm sure everyone enjoyed making it. x

  18. Vicky this is stunning, I love it, as you say the colours match perfectly, and that flower is perfect

  19. I love this card ... the way you added that striped ribbon is a whole new look for me. TFS!!
    Cheers, Karen

  20. What a stunner of a card, love it.....


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