Wednesday 6 June 2012

Bordering on Romance - edgily

The edgelits in the summer mini catalogue are perfect for adding a special feel to a card! They come in a pack of two and this card was made using the scalloped die:

I used the coordinating embossing folder first and then simply lined up the die to cut a small amount off the front of the card base. Here's how it looks when it's standing up:

I added a panel stamped with a pretty sprig from Bordering on Romance. It's coloured with in-colour markers and matted onto Pool Party card stock, and finished with a piece of bakers twine tied into a pretty bow.

And just in case you were curious to see how well that edglit die cuts... it's gives a great finish!

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Bordering on Romance, Just Believe
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party
Other: Markers, Adorning Accents Edglits dies, Adorning Accents embossing folders, Big Shot, Calypso Coral bakers twine, 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.

Are you up to seeing more photos of my weekend away? The little town of Chepstow wasn't far from where we stayed and I fell in love with it. There was live music going on when we arrived and the sun was shining, so the boys sat outside a café and enjoyed the atmosphere while my daughter and I browsed some of the lovely little shops in the town. There's lots of history:

This is a replica of the huge wooden sign that used to hang here at No 5 Mary Street in Victorian times. It used to be a grocery then. On the high street, there are plaques on the pavement outside the shops with a list of all the businesses that have traded there - like this one at No 2 Beaufort Square:

We were charmed by some of the jubilee window displays. I loved the crown and the book on the chair in this little antique shop, just as if her majesty had got up to nip to the loo:

If you ever find yourself in Chepstow, I would highly recommend the Lime Tree for the very best in informal dining. We all agreed that the food was excellent, the service brilliant and the cosy atmosphere very inviting.

Hello? You haven't gone to sleep have you? Oh dear, I think it's time for me to shuffle off...!

I'll be back with a quick card for Three Minute Thursday tomorrow. Hope to see you then.


  1. Such a pretty card, Vicky. I love your colour choices and the new edge and die combo look super...don't they?
    Thank you for sharing these lovely photo's. Chepstow looks like my kind of town. Unfortunately, we never seem to get any further than North Yorkshire and the Dales these days. But we always enjoy a lovely village pub meal, and the Lime Tree looks and sounds really inviting x

  2. Beautiful card. I must say, I'm impressed with those edgies. Loved seeing where you went. Looks positively wonderful.

  3. Vicky, this is so pretty and love the way that scalloped edge makes it pop! Thanks for showing what they do - and now I guess it goes on my wish list!
    Glad y'all had a good time! Lovely photos!

  4. This is FABULOUS, Vicky!!! LOVE the use of the border die and coordinating dry embossing folder. And I ADORE those gorgeous colors! :)

  5. Love this card Vicky, great colours and those border are already on my 'wish list'


  6. Fabulous card Vicky, I love it as it would be anyhow but the border is amaaazing - esp. the close-up which shows it off so well.

    Your time in Chepstow sounded fun - great photos and one on my bucket list!

    Hugs, Di xx

  7. Looks such a lovely place Vicky. We passed through the area a few years back on a trip to Symonds Yat saying we would return with the kids....needless to say we haven't made it yet!!!
    Such a pretty card, the cut and embossed border reminds me of broderie anglaise :0)

  8. Hi vicky
    Fabulous card ... Fabulous photos .... Looks a great place ....,happy you all enjoyed ....
    Hugs sylvie xx

  9. Lovely card Vicky and thank you for sharing your photos of your weekend away. Chepstow looks like just my kind of place!


  10. Love the card Vicky, I do like th little blossom stamp.
    Lovely pics of Chepstow, we haven't made it there yet, it looks lovely.

  11. Great card Vicky - more inspiration :0)
    Glad you had a good weekend, the place looks lovely
    M x

  12. Love the effect this EF and die give Vicky. Love looking at your photos, what a great idea listing all the previous business on a plaque. I'm an avid antique browser and that window looks very interesting, love the idea that HRH has popped to the loo!
    Val x

  13. Such a pretty card Vicky and the die-cut edge so delicate, I love it. Sounds like you had a fab birthday weekend, loved seeing your pics, Chepstow looks lovely.

  14. Very pretty card. The edging is lovely.

    That restuarant looks very inviting! xxx

  15. What a pretty flower sprig, and I love the scallop edging and scored frame!

  16. I loved seeing what you did with the die and embossing edgelit. It's all well and good to see the in the catalogue, but until I actually see what they can do, I remain 'on the fence' about buying them.
    Wonderful card!
    And Wonderful pictures - it looks like you had such a nice time.
    cheers, Karen

  17. This is such a classy card Vicky - the edgelit die is so neat.
    Great holiday pics too - Jacqueline xx

  18. Great inspiration, Vicky, which I've pinned. I have the edgelits and it's great to have a fantastic example!

  19. Lurve the card and great edging.

    Haven't been to Chepstow in years, must think of a visit this year.

  20. I played with my Edgelits for the first time today having received them last week.... I was gobsmacked at the quality of the scalloped edge. I thought it would lose a lot of the definition but they are so crisp. Your card is brilliant - those colours work really well together and the twine is the perfect finishing touch.

  21. Love the Edgelits border and your beautiful card design Vicky. May have to put the die on my SU wish list - I am going to (yet another) SU party quite soon - their products are fabulous.
    Sylvia x

  22. The edgelit gives a fab edge and the stamps are so pretty. x

  23. Love the edgelits they give a fabulous effect both the cutting and embossing are excellent. The stamp and how you have coloured it is sublime. The photos of your trip are so pretty and oh how I miss blighty when I see such gorgeousness.



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