Thursday 12 January 2012

Three Minute Thursday valentine post

Good morning! It's Thursday so I've got my three-minute hat on today and I must say, I'm rather pleased with today's speedy card! Valentines day has been on my mind and today's design came to me in a blinding flash while choosing a sentiment from my Petite Pairs stamp set for some other card: The 'sending a kiss' sentiment would be perfect with the heart design from Perfect Postage I thought! Come and see the result of this pairing:

Of course the postage stamp and the sentiment needed some other elements to link them together but I have a saying about that:

When in doubt
Get French Foliage out!

Honestly, it works every time - French Foliage seems to go with absolutely everything! If you haven't yet bought this amazing set, I really do urge you to do so - it's only £13.95 in clear mount or £17.95 in wood! My set has certainly earned its place in my Craft Square Metre with the amount of use I've had from it!

Here's a close-up of all the elements layered together. I stamped the French Foliage text first in Crumb Cake ink. Then the Perfect Postage heart was stamped in Real Red ink, cut out with my new Postage Stamp punch and layered over the top. Next, the sentiment was added, using my stamp-a-majig for perfect positioning. And finally, a few postmarks were stamped over the postage stamp and a tiny card stock heart added.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Perfect Postage, French Foliage, Petite Pairs
Ink: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, scrap of Cherry Cobbler for the punched heart
Other: Heart to Heart and Postage Stamp punches, 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. 

I love Valentines day! Not that I'm expecting to be whisked off to Paris for the weekend or anything - hubby and I have been married long enough for such grand romantic gestures to be a thing of the past!  But we do like to give one another cards and I always give the children a little something too. After all there are different kinds of love and I'm never one to miss an opportunity to let my fabulous family know that I love them to bits!

I notice that I have some new followers and I'd like to say a big welcome and thank you for choosing to follow my blog. I post every day during the week (and sometimes at the weekend too (did I mention that I'm hopelessly addicted to crafting?!!) so I hope you'll come back and visit often.

See you soon,


  1. Another clean and simple beauty!

  2. Simply super Vicky! Love all the elements you have tied into the layout....:)

  3. Hi Vicky

    I am loving this very, very much!!!

    My kind of card!!!

    It may surprise you to learn that I love valentines day too. LOL!!!

    Have a great day.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Another fabulous card Vicky! Perfect inking, perfect linking of stamp sets. x

  5. A brilliant card Vicky, Love the colours and design.


  6. Great Valentines card. Very clever mix of stamps x

  7. This is awesome, Vicky, one of those cards you could sit and look at all day!

  8. Wow, I love this card and I haven't bought French Foliage yet, you're convincing me though!!!!!

  9. Lovely little card; a nice combination of contemporary with tradition!
    Jane x

  10. What a gorgeous card Vicky. Think French Foliage is gradually working it's way to the TOP of my wants list!!!
    M x

  11. Another gorgeousCAS card, Vicky. I love your stamp and colour choices:)

  12. Wow, I love the composition of this card Vicky. xx

  13. Ah what would we do with out French Foliage? It's one of the most versatile sets SU do, lovely card by the way! - Jacqueline xx

  14. Love this Vicky, would even be suitable for a man!

  15. I love your French Foliage rhyme. And it's so true! Love the card too!

  16. A winning combination Vicky, the script stamp is reminiscent of an old fashioned love letter which of course would go perfectly with a postage stamp!!
    I love that you mixed a few elements and still have a CAS design :)
    Jenny x

  17. I confess I invested in French Foliage after seeing how much you used it on your blog (well, you and Teneale Williams). And as I have both stamp sets, I see a CASE of this gorgeous design in my future. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Allie x

  18. Terrific combination of stamps, everything balances beautifully. Helen (Sydney)

  19. Stunning Vicky, the kraft card and red work so well together. I really must start using my french foliage stamps.... Sarah xx

  20. Fabulous card Vicky, what a brilliant design, so striking.

  21. Super romantic card - love the theme. Simply fab!

  22. Wow, three minutes! I am so impressed with your perfectly balanced layout and great combination of images; it's lovely.

  23. This is just gorgeous, Vicky. I love your layering of stamps and the colors you used. :) Ann

  24. This card is totally awesome!! Love love love it!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #49 with a link back to your blog on 1-22-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

    If you wish to decline please email me by responding to this comment to let me know.

    Thanks and take care
    Tiffany Bauer

  25. Love, love it!!!! I have all these sets but totally overlooked some of the individual stamps.

  26. Hi Vicky

    Love your card! We used to live in the UK (Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire) for 6.5 years. I LOVE England and BBC tv. Anyway, nice card.

  27. Lovely card Vicky !! I saw it on Pinterest and had to come over and leave some love on your blog !! I am your newest follower. Come over and visit me some time !! TFS !!


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