Monday 17 September 2012

A Perfect Punch birthday

It's been another busy weekend here but I rustled up another card which, since it has an oval sentiment, will be appropriate for this week's fabulous Less is More challenge where Chrissie and Mandi are asking for ovals. Come and have a look:

Just to prove that inspiration can strike anywhere, this card was inspired by a pair of bright underpants belonging to one of my sons! The garment is soberly coloured but topped by a zingy striped, wide, elastic waistband and I thought the combination would make a great card. I used the gorgeous new Midnight Muse for the card base and three more of the new 2012-2014 in-colours for the stripes. Normally it takes me a while to get used to the in-colours but I've taken to this year's like a duck to water.

Here's a close up of that wonderful birthday sentiment from Perfect Punches. I coloured different elements of the image with my in-colour markers, stamped and punched - the easiest way to add a sentiment I know!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Perfect Punches
Ink: 2012-2014 in-colour markers
Card stock: Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Other: Extra large oval punch

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The highlight of my weekend was that Downton Abbey was back - yay! Watching a TV programme isn't really that easy in our house of course and, although my daughter and I made it clear to the rest of the family that we'd be watching, EVERYBODY managed to interrupt except my oldest son (who, ever the opportunist, took the chance to settle in for an xBox session!) When I said I must remember to thank him, my daughter suggested (sarcastically) that I make him a card... Hmmm, not sure whether 'Thank you for not interrupting me while I was watching Downton' cards would take off - or would they?!

See you tomorrow,


  1. This is the perfect CAS birthday card that would be suitable for anyone, Vicky. Great colours and super stamping!! x

  2. Underpants?? Really??!! Love it!! And, yes, I think you should take every chance you can to "create" events to send cards to your young man. Personally, if mine was able to not interrupt me, I would wildly thankful!

  3. Haha! Love the where you took your inspiration, it can strike anywhere! Love the clean lines and these fab colours too!
    Oh yes, I'm a Downton fan too, so glad it's back on, yay they got married!

  4. Hi vicky
    Super card..... Love where you got your inspiration........
    Enjoy your day.......,,,
    i go to the uk on Wed.... Jet setting Granny,,,,, Ally Pally on Saturday......
    Cant be bad.......
    Hugs Sylvie xxxxx

  5. Great card Vicky, love where you got your inspiration from!
    I watched Downton too, did you like the comment 'Did you do something jolly to your hair?'!!!! - Jacqueline xx

  6. Fantastic CAS card here. Inspiration can strike at the strangest moments!


  7. Hee Hee like where you got your inspiration. Super bright colours. x

  8. I think you could make a small fortune with do not interrupt cards what a hereat idea ! Love the card inspiration zingy undergarments ! Fab cas card Vicky and lovely to visit you always put a smile on my face.


  9. A really 'pants' card!! ;) Brilliant idea. Love it!

    Louise xx

  10. Bold and beautiful Vicky!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  11. Oh I LOVE DOwnton too VIcky
    That hour n a half goes in a flash
    The characters are so bellieevable, I avoid interviews cos I want to believe they are real!
    Best programme!

    Your card is fabulous!
    Love the colours

    Thanks very much

  12. The things we get inspiration from eh! Fabulous card Vicky.
    Lynne xxx

  13. Hi Vicky, I also love Downton Abbey even though i watched it it was also recorded ... just in case?! ... how bad is that!
    This is a great card derived from fabulous inspiration.
    suzi b xx

  14. I forget all about my oval punches! Duh! This looks great...and underwear inspired, huh?! LOL! That just proves there's inspiration everywhere!!

  15. Brilliant, great colours and design, it's always a pleasure visiting you Vicky, and why not take your inspiration from underpants LOL LOL :0) Gay x

  16. Another fab card Vicky, yes I am loving Downton too but have to watch it on the iplayer as OH hates it lol :) Viv xx


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