Friday 14 September 2012

Happiest Birthday Wishes in the sky

Of all the styles of cards there are, clean and simple is my favourite - which is why I'm pleased to be joining in with CASology again this week. I love the way the challenges are just one word - this week's cue is 'Sky'. Come and see what I've made:

My sky has been sponged into a post it note mask made with my large square punch. Can you believe it's only just occurred to me that I can make a larger area by 'nibbling' with the punch! I used my 'hungry caterpiller' cloud template too - it's a line of circles, cut out with punches and glued together, and it makes great clouds when you sponge over them!

I topped my sky with the aeroplane from the hostess set Ain't Love Grand, popped up on dimensionals, and gave it a vapour trail with the curvy sentiment from another hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes.

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Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Ain't Love Grand, Happiest Birthday Wishes (both retiring)
Ink: Marina Mist
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Markers, square punch, different sizes of circle punches for clouds, stamp-a-majig, paper snips
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Yesterday, my daughter came home from school blinking. "You look tired," I told her. "It's not that," she said. "It's just that the teacher in my last class has such a soothing voice it's hard not to drift off!" Oh dear, that doesn't bode well does it? Strong coffee anyone?!

Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you very soon,


  1. Wish I could do clouds that actually LOOK like clouds. Maybe I'll make myself a caterpillar. Great card, simple but effective. Helen (Sydney)

  2. Stunning card Vicky, I love the clouds idea thanks for the tip.

  3. Great minds think alike Vicky. Love your cloud effect.

  4. Lovely card Vicky love your clouds


  5. Terrific card. The Sky's the Limit. xxx

  6. Brilliant sky card - love the trailing sentiment.
    I have the same problem with voices as your daughter - Neil Oliver (does the series Coast if you've seen it) is guaranteed to send me to sleep - I love listening to him but rarely hear the end of his programmes!

  7. What a great card Vicky. Love the clouds. Hugs, Buttons x

  8. really beautiful card. I love CAS too, but you are an expert!

    Louise xx

  9. Love the masked sky and the image/sentiment going over the edge of the sky! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

  10. This is wonderful, Vicky! Love the masked sky and the popped up plane is too cute with its perfectly shaped sentiment trail! :) Thanks so much for joining us again at CASology this week!

  11. What a great clean and simple card...perfect for the CASology challenge this week!

  12. Great card, Vicky. I remember Geography lessons in a dark classroom with the curtains drawn for a slide show, a dull dull droning teacher, and virtually snoring with my head on the desk! (At the Royal Latin School, if you're wondering!)
    Have a lovely weekend. xxxx

  13. Love the masked sky area. The popped up airplane looks perfect on it. ann

  14. Such a cute scene Vicky. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

  15. This is just lovely Vicky, the sponged sky makes a wonderful background.

  16. another fab CAS card, vicky!! thanks so much for playing along with CASology each week!

  17. This is a great card Vicky-and that sky is fabby ! Love your clouds :) x

  18. Those clouds are positively three dimensional!! I love the square of sky, amazing inking and love the little plane too :0)
    I just know I'd have that problem too if I went back to school now...afternoon lessons would be watching the inside of my eyelids!!!
    Jenny x

  19. your clouds is adorable and love the touch of the plane too really simple and gorgeous CAS card, love this...

    I am joining too the CASology challenge and my card is Nr. 58 would you mind to see it on my blog? I would be so glad if you could leave me some love :) Many thanks before :) hugs, Monika

  20. Love your clouds look so fluffy!! Love the plane trailing the Happy Birthday. Great combination of the two stamps. x

  21. This is such a cute card with those fluffy clouds and adorable plane. Thanks for visiting:)

  22. reai inspiration there, thank you sandra


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