Thursday 29 March 2012

3 Minute Everyday Enchantment set

I'm showing you my final Sale-a-bration project today and, if anyone has been saving up their orders until the last minute, can I remind you that now IS the last minute! The same goes for anyone wanting a starter kit - the paperwork must be in by tomorrow lunchtime if you want to benefit from that extra free stamp set...

Come and see my three minute thank you cards, made with my very last scraps of the free Everyday Enchantment papers:

What delicious papers these are - I have loved using them! My design is very quick and simple - in fact the butterfly takes up most of the time! I used the butterfly punch to cut one out of the designer paper and one out of a coordinating card stock, glued them together, drew a 'body' with a black marker and added a black brad. The swirl has to be one of my most-used stamps ever - it's from a Christmas set, Season of Joy; I use a lot of images from my Christmas sets all the year round.

Here's a version using the blue and green papers...

...and another using the orange and blue.

My top tip for cards like this is to take two papers of similar colours and lay them on top of each other. You'll see which one stands out against the other the most and that's the one to use for the embellishment.

Here's what you'll need to make today's cards:
Stamps: Season of Joy, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, scraps of Pool Party, Luck Limeade, Riding Hood Red
Other: Everyday Enchantment DP (sale-a-bration freebie), Butterfly punch, Basic Black marker, BAsic Black brad, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
As part of the Sale-a-bration promotion, here until 31st March, you can choose a free stamp set or set of papers with EVERY £45 you spend. Click here to see all the fabulous Sale-a-bration freebies.

My daughter offered to help me shop for a few things at the supermarket yesterday. As we walked down to the car she spotted a cat staking out its territory. It looked pretty shifty and my daughter, who likes to talk to cats, immediately launched into 'street speak'. While I stared in astonishment, she made a gesture at her eyes with her fingers to indicate she was looking at the animal. "I'm watchin' you kitty cat," she said. "You wanna go? You wanna take this outside?" She has me in stitches my lovely daughter!

Thank you for joining me today. If you fancy coming back tomorrow you may want to get your sunglasses out! Hope to see you then,


  1. Oh, this is such a sweet layout. Quick, easy and beautiful!
    Cheers, Karen

  2. Hi Vicky

    How different do these look .. .. just goes to show what a change of colour and pattern can do!!

    My favourite is the first one with the red butterfly (but they are all beautiful.

    Love Jules xx

  3. These look fab. Love the swirl from the butterfly and great use of your final scraps. x

  4. These are fab and they work really well together as a set, too. Looking forward to tomorrow's offering (sunglasses at the ready!)

  5. Morning Vicky

    Three fabulous cards, I love them all but my favoruite is the second one. I can see a little CASE here LoL.

    A glorious day here, just washed the windows.

  6. I think you converted me to butterflies today Vicky. I do not usually use them on my cards . . . but now I'm thinking I NEED that SU Punch! I really LOVE these xxx

  7. I really love your cards, they are very pretty, great idea
    Cathi from Germany

  8. Fabulous Vicky - might just have to CASe these :0)
    M x

  9. Super cards Vicky! My favourite has to be the one with the stripes :) Sarah xx

  10. Very gorgeous scraps they are too!


  11. How sweet are these! That little swirl is so just adds movement to these lovely butterflies! I love the middle fav colors!

  12. What a great way to use up scraps of pretty papers! Swirls always dress up a card and this one is such a good size.

  13. These are great Vicky, as are the rest of the weeks offerings. Sorry have been AWOL for the last few days I have managed to have a quick peek every day but no time to comment.
    L x
    PS Margaret obviously hasn't remembered that I have her butterfly punch!

  14. GREAT set of cards! LOVE all the DP and the way you used the butterfly!

  15. Gorgeous set, Vicky! The butterfly trail on patterned paper looks fabulous.

  16. Very pretty cards Vicky - will have to give these a go!
    Jacqueline xx

  17. Very prett cards Vicky lovely colour combinations


  18. Aren't you good using up all those scraps and making some lovely cards with them too.... The simple designs are always the best and these are a sweet little set of notecards :0)
    Sounds like your daughter's a proper Dr Dolittle.... Wonder if he would approve of street talk?
    Jenny x

  19. These are so fabulous! I ADORE how you've used up every last scrap of your amazing paper--I can't wait to get mine! ;) LOVE these!!!

  20. A great set of cards Vicky, lovely colour ways and papers.

  21. Don't you love the Q&E cards! These are so cute! Hugs xxx

  22. That little butterfly is so versitile. Love the cards and backgrounds

  23. Such a cute card set and a great way to use up those scraps. Thanks for the tip on figuring out which paper to use for the embellishment.


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