Wednesday 19 October 2011

Another autumn moment with French Foliage

It will come as no surprise at all to regular readers of my blog that I absolutely adore my French Foliage stamp set. Whatever I'm making, something from the set tends to sneak in! It's hard to imagine how it's going to work in my Christmas cards... but I'm sure I'll be able to use it somehow! But just in case I don't, here's another autumnal card using my favourite set in the whole world:

I used a left-over piece of the resist design I made for this card, rubbed the edges with versamark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I love the rich, decadent look this gives (it's as close to getting rich and decadent as I'll ever get!) And then (hopping up and down with excitement) LOOK AT THESE!!!

Aren't they the most beautiful brads you've ever seen in your life?! They're the new antique brads and I adore them. Looks like I'm not the only one either as they've gone out of stock - and at only £5.50 for 20 in five gorgeous, ornate designs it's easy to understand why! But they'll be back very soon and I strongly advise you to get your hands on them fast!

Have you spotted the sentiment? It's from Teeny Tiny Wishes - a fantastic new sentiment set which covers pretty much every occasion. All 24 sentiments fit perfectly in the Word Window punch - and I just snipped a ribbon tail into one side of mine.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: French Foliage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, versamark ink
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Confetti Cream
Other: Antique brads, clear and gold embossing powders, heat tool, 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in Old Olive, linen thread, Word Window punch, Itty Bitty punch pack, metallic brad
You're more than welcome to buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

For those of you that are curious about my new hair-do, here's a photo. Still a little windswept as the winds here seem quite determined to blow those leaves off the trees as soon as possible! One thing that took me by surprise me was how short my hair seems when I don't straighten it!

Thank you for having a look at my card today. I've got loads more to show you this week so do pop in again soon!



  1. VaVa Voom !!...the card ...AND!! Both gorgeous!

  2. Another fabulous card with MY favorite stamp set! And I'll just tell you now that the little leaf in that stamp set stamped in Craft White onto any red become the petals of a very attractive poinsettia!

  3. Hi Vicky

    A gorgeous card!!

    I too love gold embossing my edges .. .. I think it gives a great look .. .. as you have proved here.

    Those brads are super scrummy .. .. I thought they were buttons to start off with. If I owned them I think I would struggle to use them as they are so beautiful and I would want to keep them to look at LOL!!!

    Loving your new hairstyle .. .. mine would never stay like that without a who can of hairspray!!

    Love Jules xx

  4. Another stunning card Vicky!! These new brad are fab, they're already on my next order!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  5. Another fabulous Autumnal card I love it. those brads are to die for, please save me some !!!! Roll on the 1st November


  6. Hello Vicky

    Sorry I forgot to say I love your new hairstyle - just perfect. I'm so excited about the brads !!!!


  7. Vicky - first, I must say how fabulous you look with your new hair style - such a fun look. Second, your card is gorgeous. I thought the brads were buttons and I think they're on my next order :)

  8. I want to know your hairdresser Vicky - I had my hair cut yesterday but I don't look as gorgeous as you!
    Your card is beautiful, I love the gold embossing around the edge and the brads are stunning - Jacqueline xx

  9. Thanks for the embossed edges idea . . .that's a cracker! Looks gorgeous . . . and what a great card from a "left over".

    Hugs, Sandra

  10. Hi Vicky !
    Cute hairdo !
    I am just the same; cannot help using " French Foliage " all the time. I love this simple but stunning card and it inspires me to make less complicated cards, I just never know when to stop stamping !
    Thank you so much for your interest in my blog, I really appreciate your lovely comments !
    Hugs Jane x

  11. What a lovely way to use the French Foliage stamps. Like you I love this set which is odd because I have the worlds leaves deposited in my front and back garden and curse them daily!
    I love the coy photo too!!
    Linda x

  12. Yet another gorgeous Vicky creation; your creativity is endless!! Love your sassy hairdo :)

  13. The brads are indeed totally wonderful as is your card. Loving the new look too!

  14. love this card, the colours and the subject really capture Autumn.

  15. Card and hair do both fab Vicky!
    M x

  16. Fabulous card Vicky...and I love your new hair do...


  17. ooo that gold embossed edge is certainly decadent and goes so well with the leafy collage :) Those brads are pretty eye-catching too.
    Liking your new hair style, what a great self portrait too...cute sideways glance ;)
    Jenny x

  18. Hello Vicky

    Love the cards you have been sharing for the last couple of days. I have recently bought autumn leaves and hope to get inky with it next week when I am off work for a couple of days
    Love the gold edge you have created and I have to agree the brads are gorgeous


  19. love this card!
    if you only knew how many stampin'up sets i have because you inspired me. this is one!!!
    love your new haircut. you look quite smashing. just think....with the time you save by NOT straightening your hair, you can stamp more!
    thanks for sharing.
    marty ferraro

  20. I love the new hair do! It's very chic. I love the elegant card too. I never get tired of seeing your French Foliage cards and can't wait to see what you do with this set for Christmas!

  21. Love your new hair !! What a gorgeous lady you are ! Fab card love the stamping and the embossing on the edge is perfect will definitely be giving that a go.


  22. Gorgeous card and hairdo. Both have heaps of style!

  23. Oh dear so sorry Vicky i didnt realise i was so behind on comments !!! just love your new hairdo and the card is another fab creation Luv Sue x


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