Thursday 24 November 2011

Three Minute Thursday - get well soon cherries

It suddenly occurred to me that I've got the Christmas card bit well between my teeth - but maybe you're not ready for that yet? Well, having been a bit poorly myself recently and knowing quite a few others that have had to contend with nasty bugs, I thought a quick get well card might be timely. Here's what I came up with:

Isn't this cherry image gorgeous?! I love how graphic it is - and I also love how the get well sentiment from Sincere Salutations fits perfectly around it - well it did when I used my stamp-a-majig anyway! This is a one layer, clean and simple card which relies on colour and position for its effect. I chose real red to make the fruit pop, and Pear Pizzazz for the stalks and leaf, and the sentiment is stamped in  Basic Grey so that it didn't compete with the image.

It's always tricky photographing predominantly white images, but I hope you can see how luscious looking the cherries are - just the thing to tempt someone with a lagging appetite!

All the lovely Button Buddies images are designed to be embellished with buttons but they look just as good without for a different look.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Button Buddies, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Basic Grey
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Real Red and Pear Pizzazz markers, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and 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. 

Last night when we were having dinner, I reminded my daughter that she had things to do. "Don't forget to practice upon the pianoforte," I said using old-fashioned English to make her smile. My youngest son had not heard this word before. "What's a pianoforte?" he asked. I explained that we'd usually say piano, the shortened version of the word, just as we'd say fridge for refrigerator and phone for telephone. "Or XBox when we 're talking about the XBox 360," suggested my older son who can never resist an opportunity to talk about his beloved Xbox. I told him repressively that it wasn't quite the same. "Yeah," said my daughter scathingly. "We're talking about USEFUL things!" 

I'd like to give a huge welcome to my new followers and a great big thank you to everyone that supports my blog and my business. I am absolutely blessed to be doing what I love every day and I really, really appreciate it.

See you tomorrow,


  1. A really gorgeous CAS card, Vicky. Those cherries really pop off the card. Great stamping!!:)

  2. Beautiful and those cherries look so yummy! Just wonderful, Vicky!

  3. A beautiful and gorgeous card, the cherrys look so appealing.


  4. This is just perfect Vicky, those cherries look good enough to eat!
    M x

  5. Beautiful in al his simplicity!

  6. Lovely, simple card but perfect for the occasion. Love those words - I have that set and use it for almost all my Quick and Easy cards - the typeset is just right on all of them. I never put them away!

  7. Fabulous get well card . . . guaranteed to brighten anyone's day.

    Love your family's humour x

  8. The cherries look so vibrant and tasty! Think I might tend to bite into that card :-) Love it! Janna

  9. mmmmm those cherries look good enough to eat - full of healthy vitamin C!!!! - Jacqueline xx

  10. What a lovely feel good card, sure to brighten up anyone who is feeling under the weather.

  11. LO! Love your kid stories - they really are hilarious! :)
    And that is a fabulous CAS card. Those cherries have so much dimension!

  12. Beautiful card. Yes, love that cherry. I'm sorry I haven't commented on your beautiful cards lately - it's been busy around here. I loved your silhouette card the other day. You really do such beautiful work. Oh, and yes, a crock pot is a slow cooker.

  13. A lovely fresh card Vicky, love the sentiment you've used :o)

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, so nice of you xxx Lisa x

  14. Hi Vicky
    I waited up till 1am to see this card....but couldn`t wait any longer my bed was calling ....super card.....Great!!! Get well card.....
    Hugs sylvie x
    hope you are feeling a lot better.....

  15. Gorgeous card. I love to read your blog with my catalogue next to me, as I wouldn't have spotted this stamp in there otherwise, you've really brought it to life.

  16. This really IS a luscious card. I like all the white space - something I am NOT good at. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Cheers, Karen

  17. What a nice card. I love the zingy red colour and cherries are my favourites! Thank for your lovely comments on my blog.

  18. This is a gorgeous CAS card! I just love those cherries! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I am glad to have found you too!!

  19. Hi Vicky, This is stunning, the cherries say it all really but as you say the sentiment fits beautifully! I hope you are feeling better now, Gay xxx
    p.s Your daughter is so right, clever girl!! LOL Gay x

  20. It's gorgeous!I love those cherries!

  21. Wow those cherries look good enough to eat Luv Sue x

  22. mmmm...these are certainly making my mouth water just looking at them :)
    Love the CAS design Vicky, the sentiment was made for the image!
    Your daughter has great comic timing :)
    Jenny x

  23. What beautiful cherries! Sure to make anyone feel better!

  24. This is so beautiful, I just love the colour combo you have chosen. I hope we get this stamp set in Australia - I love it!!!

  25. Another stunner, looks like I could eat those cherries LOL

  26. Super get well card. The cherries are perfect. x


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