Saturday 15 December 2012

Take Care anniversary lovebirds

I'm just back from Buckingham's Christmas parade which brings the community together with a cavalcade of brilliantly made floats, pipe bands, dancers and other displays all to raise money for various charities. It was a bright, sunny morning which really brought the crowds out and there was a lovely atmosphere. Now I'm back, there's just time to whip up a card for the Less is More challenge before I fly out and get some last minute shopping done. The theme at the site today is Anniversary - come and see what I came up with:

See that branch? That's from my fabulous new Take Care stamp set and I'm very excited about it! I bought the set thinking it would come in handy for Easter with its sweet nest and eggs but the image I love the most is this branch - just think of all the things you can perch on that!

For this card I brought in a couple of the birds from my Aviary set - aren't they cute?! I stamped a heart from my Little Additions set between them and it amuses me how startled they look!

The sentiments from Teeny Tiny Wishes are always lovely and neat and understated, allowing the image to take centre stage.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Take Care, Aviary, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Little Additions (tiny heart)
Ink: Marina Mist, Raspberry Ripple classic inks plus Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede and Early Espresso markers
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Stamp-a-majig
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My husband doesn't normally get involved in our family silliness but whenever he does it's always a cracker! Yesterday he looked over at me when we were watching TV and, with a completely straight face, asked me: "Do you know what time Andy Murray goes to bed?" When I replied that I had no idea he smiled with satisfaction. "Tennish," he said. This was to pay me back for a time about twenty years ago when he accused me of being up to mischief. "You're looking positively elvish!" he said. "What?" I said. "Elvish Preshley?!"

Anyway, enough of all this rambling... any minute now it'll be Christmas so I'd better get sorted! I'll be back next week to show you the rest of my festive makes - including some very quick ones for anyone who fancies making a batch of Christmas cards in half an hour! See you then,


  1. Hi Vicky
    Gorgeous Anniversary card..... Love the blue birds
    Hugs sylvie xxxx

  2. Hola Vicky, sweet, gorgeous and perfect CAS card.
    We have a BIG parade 5 january for the night of three kings, this night when the children are sleeping "the three kings leave the presents (all family have presents)for the good childrens buuut if you don't have been good child the kings can leave you charcoal(it's a black sweet candy)" :D, it's a very important day for all the family, after the lunch we eat the " Roscón de Reyes (large ring-shaped cake baked for Epiphany) with a king and a broad bean inside if you eat and the king is in your mouth you'll have very good luck for the year...all family is crazy eating for to find the king but if you find the broad been you pay the cake.It's a very fun day.
    Have a nice week and a hug from Palma

  3. Oh Vicky this is great it made me smile
    love Shirley x

  4. Such a gorgeous anniversary card gorgeous image


  5. What a fabulous anniversary card! LOVE that branch and the wee lovebirds.

  6. I'll have to check out that stamp set now as this is just wonderful and refreshing! So pretty.

  7. Lovely anniversary card Vicky such cute birds! That branch would look great with a punched owl on it:)
    Val x

  8. Tis is cute Vicky and you're right about the expression on the birds' faces!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  9. Love this very sweet anniversary card! The parade sounds super and so nice that it was sunny too! I think it's time the sun shone in the UK.

    And I so wish I could remember jokes - I'd tell that one to my DH!!

  10. Beautiful card Vicky, I look forward to having more time in the new year to join in the fun at Less is More. Currently I am very wrapped up with Hospice and Celebrate-A-Life but I wanted to come by and wish you a very Merry Christmas! Carole xox

  11. Lovely card - really must have a play with my Aviary set, it still hasn't seen any ink!

  12. That's a cracker, your dh has hidden depths!
    Liking the card, it could be used be with other sentiments on it as well.

  13. Great card, that branch is really versatile. Sounds like a great day out, your blog did cheer me up.

  14. just gorgeous Vicky!!!

    Thanks for joining us

    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  15. Such a cute card. The birds are so sweet x x

  16. What a great little card Vicky I love it, esp. with those cute birdies :) Viv xx


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