Wednesday 4 January 2012

Easter Blossoms with a word of thanks

My big news is that the new spring mini catalogue goes live today! It's full of gorgeous new products, stamp sets and accessories in the new mini catalogue - including a fabulous customisable jewellery line! Do have a look online or, if you prefer a paper copy, let me know and I'll send you one.

My starting point for today's card was the Less is More challenge, where Mandi and Chrissie are looking for cards with a one word sentiment, and I've used one of my favourite images from the new spring mini catalogue. Come and have a look:

It's this branch image from the new Easter Blossoms stamp set - isn't it gorgeous?! Stamping it onto Crumb Cake card stock in Soft Suede ink gives a nice twiggy look. I can imagine water colouring the blossom in palest pinks and apricots for spring but today I've coloured them with my white gel pen which somehow feels more wintery.

Poppy Parade is such a great colour for stamping onto kraft card stock as it really pops, and this wonderful scrolled sentiment is a favourite of mine from Thank You Kindly.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Easter Blossoms, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Poppy Parade, Soft Suede
Card stock: Crumb Cake
Other: White gel pen, 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. 

We've been away for the long new year weekend and since I've been back there's been the unpacking and laundry to tackle, taking the Christmas decorations down and giving the house a good once over, not to mention making sure the children have everything ready for their return to school. But yesterday I managed to find time to do a little crafting - and my goodness, how therapeutic it was!

I've really enjoyed using my new supplies from the spring mini catalogue and I'll be showing you some of my creations over the next couple of weeks, so do pop back and have a look. Tomorrow, Three Minute Thursday is back and I have a great quick technique to share with you. Hope to see you then,



  1. Hi Vicky
    Hugs sylvie

  2. Oh, Vicky! Another stunner! This is gorgeous! I hope you and yours have a fabulous 2012! :)

  3. So pretty! Lovely stamp and you're right, poppy parade really does pop!!

  4. As lovely as ever Vicky!
    Love that stamp!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Love your Vicky and the stamp..another one to think about!


  6. Love that blossom you say so versatile by using different colours :)
    I just tried clicking on the new mini catalogue in the sidebar and it took me to the large current catalogue instead!! Just letting you know :)
    Jenny x

  7. Wow - love that blossom branch, it looks great in white too - Jacqueline xx

  8. Fabulous and stunning Vicky, and agree the blossom brach is so versitile.


  9. This was my favorite stamp from the Occasions Catalog last Spring. I was so disapointed that it didn't make it into the big book. This is like seeing a very well done old friend.

  10. Beautiful card, Vicky! I love it. Glad to hear you had a good weekend away.

  11. Just gorgeous Vicky! I love the muted tones with the pop of red.
    Happy New Year
    Tara x

  12. A delicate finish. This card reminds me that it is worth a lot of things to remember and give thanks for not his friends. I think that the person who I feel will also be appreciated. Congratulations to the idea and execution

  13. Hi Vicky, thanks for stopping by.
    Love this card, so elegant - great stamp.

  14. This is a beautiful card. I love the effect the gel pen gives the flowers. Need to remember that.

  15. Lovely! Great image detail and what a lovely font for the "word".

  16. Fabulous Vicky, as always. That stamp is gorgeous, slightly oriental looking imo.
    All the best for 2012.
    Lynne xxx


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