Wednesday 11 January 2012

Perfect Postage stamping

I expect you've been thinking that I've been far too obsessed with Fruit and Flowers and you're wondering if I'm ever going to show you anything else from the new mini catalogue... Well, yes is the answer! The fabulous Simply Adorned jewellery range and the gorgeous Easter Blossoms and Fruit and Flowers stamp sets have really set my heart racing - but then again so has the beautiful image I've used today...

... It's from a little set called Perfect Postage which contains four charming images, each very different from the others, that can be cut out in one easy move with something I've been wanting for a long time - a postage stamp punch! Come and have a closer look:

Think of the possibilities! Postage stamps in any design you choose! This particular design is a real favourite of mine - blackberrying has been a part of my life throughout the ages! Do you like the embellishment? I'm always very partial to a bit of rustic linen thread!

The great thing about postage stamps is that you can use them singly as a small image, or as part of a larger picture, or stuck together as I did here or (and I can't wait to try this!) as a sheet of stamps! The Perfect Postage stamp set costs only £8.95 for the clear mount option and £10.95 for the wood mount, while the coordinating punch is just £14.25. If you're suffering from post-Christmas crafting blues, this little package could be just the thing to pep up your stamping! Oh and one more thing - this image fits perfectly into the 2.5cm square Simply Adorned locket! Need I say more?!!!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Perfect Postage, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Concord Crush
Card stock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Markers, watercolour pencils, Postage Stamp punch, cropadile (to punch hole), linen thread, scoring blade for Fiskars trimmer, 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. 

Talking of blackberries reminded me of the bowlfuls of fruit we picked at the end of the summer. We ate lots of them and, when we couldn't face eating another berry, I froze the rest. Yesterday I thought it would be the perfect time for a taste of autumn's bounty so I dug some out of the freezer, combined them with some apples and made them into a pie...

...which did quite a lot for my taste buds...

... but probably not much for my waist line!

Thank you for popping in today. I'll be back tomorrow with Three Minute Thursday so if you're interested in fast cards, do come and join me.

Enjoy your day,


  1. Hi Vicky
    Love this set. Blackberries reminds of when I was little when we all used to go with our Mum and Dad... What fun we used to have.........
    Love the pie....... yummy!!!!!!
    Thanks for your nice comment bout my new blog..... Not sure about text !!!! What do you think Vicky
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  2. I love your postage stamps! The scored lines highlight them beautifully as well as the linen thread! That pie looks delicious.

  3. Beautiful CAS card Vicky and I love how you've coloured the images! Naughty you for tempting me with such yummy looking pie this early in a morning! I am trying to be good!!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  4. oooo I love postage stamps, especially when they're joined together still… something about that line of holes!
    Gorgeous card and yummy pie, something decadent about eating your own seasonal gatherings :)
    Jenny xx

  5. Oh my goodness . . . what a delicous post! Fab card and a lovely looking pie! xxx

  6. Well - I loved your card but then you distracted me with the pie - can't think of anything else now! - Jacqueline xx

  7. Hello Vicky

    I loved your card yesterday but this one is fabulous. And, can I come to your house for tea, pretty please.


  8. Hi Vicky,

    The postage stamps are fab and you've really brought out the vibrancy of those blackberries.

    Mmm your pie looks delish unfortunately Hubby and I have gone on a diet at the start of this week or I would be off raking in my cupboards to see what to bake!

    Take care. x

  9. beautiful in all its simplicity

  10. Beautiful card - as have been all the ones you've been posting lately. Your design work is fabulous. Your pie looks pretty good too!!! Love blackberry pie.

  11. Fabulous CAS card, Vicky. I love those stamps in a row, and those blackberries really pop.

    STOP IT!! Teasing me with your gorgeous pie!!! I'm desperately trying to shed those extra pounds gained from eating too many choc's over Christmas:) x

  12. That stamp so reminds me of Mary Cicely Barker's flower fairies and your pie looks so yum - haven't had an apple and blackberry (we call them brambles up here) pie for a long time! xx

  13. Oooh, I like the blackberry stamp :) Your apple and blackberry pie looks delicious too! Sarah x

  14. Fabulous card Vicky and the pie looks delicious!!
    M x

  15. Fabulous card, Vicky, and that pie looks delicious!

  16. Oh I love love love that stamp and the postage stamp
    punch it looks fabulous , I want it she says stamping her feet ! Beautiful card and the pies not to be either looks scrummy.


  17. Whoa! This is simply awesome! Fantastic card Vicky! LOVE that punch too! Need it yesterday! :)
    And that pie looks just yummy!

  18. Just the inspiration I was looking mum has spontaneously ordered a card for a man's birthday and I am not well equipped with "man stamp sets" ;).
    Thanks for your Idea!

  19. Fabulous image fab idea to make postage stamps and the pie is to die for.

    I always think of going picking blackberries on a Sunday morning with my Dad and younger brother, and seeing who would be the first too fill out little containers, happy memories.


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