Tuesday 14 February 2012

CAS Happiest Birthday Wishes

Happy Valentines day! I'll be giving all my family cards and treats this morning and we'll have a celebratory meal later on. Do you celebrate Valentines day at all? I'd love to know what you have planned.

Today I  tackled the FTL sketch at Clean and Simple stamping. It was a real challenge for me and I can't say I'm particularly happy with the outcome but, as it's half term here and I have no time to start again, I'm posting it anyway! Come and have a look:

I cut the Baja Breeze designer paper slightly smaller than my card base and sponged the edges of the card with matching ink. The striped paper was cut into a semi circle using my coffee mug as a template! These gorgeous designer papers come from the Subtles Patterns stack which are available in all four colour families and in the in-colours too.

The medallion was made using an image from Happiest Birthday Wishes and a couple of circle punches. I stamped the image onto the striped paper before it was stuck down, and then on the card itself, using my stamp-a-majig to line it up. Once I'd attached the striped paper, I added the layered medallion. Let's zoom in on that:

I think it's so effective layering the image up like this with dimensionals and it makes a great embellishment. I added some self-adhesive pearls for a little extra je ne sais quoi!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess set)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Other: 1 3/8" and 1" circle punches, Basic Pearls, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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Everyone's having a lovely half term holiday here. My youngest son spent some of his Christmas money on a set of his favourite Halo Mega Bloks at the weekend and has spent lots of time carefully building some kind of complicated space ship. Yesterday he brought it down proudly to show us all its features. "This bit comes down like this," he said demonstrating a hinged flap. "And you can fit the pilot in here like this," he added, placing a figure in the cockpit. "You can take this bit off..." he went on - and that was when the whole model came to pieces in his hands! There was a long pause while we struggled to keep straight faces. "Er... I'll just need to fix that!"" he said.

Have a lovely Valentines Day and may it be full of love! I'll be back tomorrow with a birthday card I designed especially for one of my crafty friends. Hope to see you then,


  1. Super card design, Vicky. I love the papers and your medallion looks fabulous!

    We don't celebrate Valentine's. We must be doing something right though...we've been together since our early teens....45 years!!!

  2. I'd be MORE than happy with this beautiful card! LOVE IT!

  3. Wow! This is so elegant. Love the colour; the papers are just gorgeous.

    Sounds like a good half-term in your house!

  4. It's beautiful Vicky, I love the raised up sentiment roundal :0)
    Great idea to use a coffee cup as a template.
    Nice to see the greens and browns in the garden again..... I think wel'll be getting the go kart out today!
    Jenny x

  5. Such a pretty card, just love these papers gorgeous


  6. Can't understand why you're not happy with this vicky - it's lovely! Well done to your son for keeping his temper and not throwing it!!!
    M x

  7. One of your nicest cards Vicky; the combination of baja breeze and the sentiment make a very elegant card. I am fussy and very self critical over the cards that I produce so I know how feel but, beauty is in the eye of the beholder ! Enjoy your half term !
    Jane x

  8. Absoloutely stunning and so beautiful Vicky.
    I love the delicate colours and WOW that medillian is fabulous.

  9. Well I think it is lovely and would have been delighted if it had been my idea!
    Glad that you are enjoying half term and that your son was so good about his model falling apart.
    L x

  10. Well I think it's SUPER! I really like the layout from the sketch and the colour is divine. Happy Valentine's Day x

  11. Well I don't think it's possible for you to ever make anything bad...It's lovely .I love the 2 little pearls!

  12. Such an elegant card Vicky - I love it! xx

  13. Love the sketch and the papers are gorgeous. This stamp makes a lovely medallion. Enjoy the rest of your day. x

  14. Hi Vicky
    Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! Hugs Sylvie xx

  15. Very elegant card - nice colors!!! :)

  16. I think your card looks very elegant, and especially lovely close up.
    I made hubby and 14 yr old son a Valentines card, and we will all be sharing the Waitrose valentine meal together this evening.Yvonne

  17. This is so lovely quite classy too, love the colour and the dimension

  18. Lovely card, Vicky, I should use papers on my cards more often. Helen (Sydney)


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