Thursday 2 August 2012

Reason to Smile - in three minutes!

It's Three Minute Thursday here today and I've reached for my Reason to Smile stamp set to make a quick card. Come and have a look:

Look what happens when you stamp the large flower outline image over and over, allowing the petals to overlap! I used a colour combination suggested by my Colour Coach - Baja Breeze, River Rock and Bravo Burgundy - who'd have thought?!

I finished the card with two lines drawn with a marker and a ruler, this gorgeous flourishing sentiment from Thank You Kindly and a trio of pearls. What a quick and easy card and I'm already thinking of other colour schemes to make it in!

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Reason to Smile (available during August only), Thank You Kindly
Ink:  Baja Breeze, River Rock, Bravo Burgundy
Card stock: Early Espresso, Whisper White
Other: Bravo Burgundy marker, Basic Pearls, 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. If you are placing an order of £60 or more, you will receive a free Reason to Smile stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount. If you prefer, you can buy the set for £18.95 wood mount or £14.95 clear mount.

It's been a busy few days around here but my youngest son has found time to round up a gang of playmates in our neighbourhood. As I popped out of the back door yesterday, I heard him proudly showing off our cat. "I like your cat," said one of his new friends. "What's his name?"My son was quick to correct him: "It's not a he, it's a she," he said. "Oh," said the boy. "Nice name!" Aren't children wonderfully accepting?!

You may be forgiven for imagining I don't have any other stamps other than Reason to Smile... but I'll show you one more card tomorrow using the set and then I promise I'll move on! See you then!


  1. Beautiful colour combo, Vicky. I love your over stamping and such perfectly drawn lines. A fabulous CAS card x

  2. I have a tough time with Bravo Burgundy but I like this combo and the pattern you created!

  3. This is beautiful Vicky. That colour combo really works. Hugs, Buttons x

  4. Beautiful Vicky, such a great design, and the colours work so well together.

  5. You made me smile in the two seconds it took for your blog to load up on my computer! Fabulous colours! I had a good chuckle at your tale (or should that be tail?) of your son and cat!

  6. Love this card, so simple but effective. Don't have Bravo Burgundy but think it could jump into my next order!!
    Sharon xx

  7. Love all the over stamping Vicky and actually thought you had attached 2 strips of ribbon! Amazing straight lines:) Does your cat answer to her new name?
    Val x

  8. Lovely card Vicky, great colours and love the over stamping.


  9. This is just lovely! I wouldn't have thought to add the burgundy to the colour combo but it really works!
    Cheers, Karen

  10. GORGEOUS card, a marker for lines? great idea :)

  11. Lovely! The little pearls are a gorgeous touch. xxx

  12. Gorgeous and so effective. Love the colours xxx


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