Saturday 29 December 2012

Wishing you a happy 2013

Hello! I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas. We're still enjoying our break but I thought I'd put my nose round the door to wish you a happy new year with a card.  It features the Happy Hour set which ties in nicely with Less is More's challenge for the festive period - Drinks. Come and have a look:

How about this for a delicious cocktail of colour? Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit with a dash of Lucky Limeade! Yum!

I expect you can see how I created the drinks: the glass on the right was stamped first and masked while I stamped the other two, and of course my stamp-a-majig came in very handy to get everything exactly where I wanted it! The drinks were stamped again onto a scrap of card stock using Summer Starfruit ink and the gorgeous patterned 'liquid' cut out and glued to the Rich Razzleberry glasses. TIP: when you have a round shape that needs cutting out, don't forget your circle punches - they're more accurate than cutting freehand and take a fraction of the time.

And here's another of my hybrid sentiments - the thank you is from Sassy Salutations and is combined with part of a great sentiment from Happy Hour. I'd love to take the credit for this but I think my stamp-a-majig has to step forwards and take another bow!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Happy Hour, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit, Lucky Limeade
Card stock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit
Other: 3/4" circle punch, markers, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight 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 +44 (0) 1280 820593.

We've been having a great time here - I love having my children off school! We all joined in with cleaning and decorating the house, went visiting relatives and exchanging presents, and made festive food together. One of the most popular activities was using the left-over marzipan from the Christmas cake to make petit fours which obviously revived playdough memories for the children.

We had a laugh over the scary pineapple and the strawberry that was the same size and me getting all muddled up and calling them plus fours (which are those funny breeches golfers wear!) but I think some of those fruit turned out beautifully!

Happy new year to you for Tuesday and I'll see you soon.


  1. Vicky, you card is gorgeous especially in real life !!! and Yummy, those sweets look mouthwatering.
    Happy New year to You and your Family.

  2. Lovely zingy card Vicky and I love the stamp set. I did have one suitable stamp for this challenge but haven't uploaded my effort yet.
    Happy new year to you too.

  3. Lovely card Vicky and your marzipan fruits bring back memories..
    Wishing you a very happy New Year


  4. LOVE the color combo and the festive (patterned) drinks, perfect to celebrate a New Year.

    totally love your marzipan fruit. My 8yo DGD has been crafting marvelous playdoh creations and I'd forgotten about marzipan. Now I know what she and I can do next sleepover...thanks for that inspiration!

  5. What a great card! I love the sentiment too, what a perfect way to say thanks.

  6. Gorgeous card Vicky, love these colours together!
    Happy new year to you all xx

  7. Wonderful card as usual Vicky.

    Happy New Year

  8. SO cute! Love the colors together. Great Job!

  9. Fantastic card and sweet and yummy looking treats!!! Lynn

  10. Delightful cards - great tip about the punches too

    Love you petit/plus fours!

    Happy New Year to you


  11. Fabulous card Vicky, love the stamps/colours used too.Could just eat one of your lovely 'plus fours' too lol ! Happy New Year Vicky ! :)hugs Viv xx

  12. Your colors are fabulous!! I want to come to your party with those drinks!!

  13. What a fabulous card for the New Year and brilliant idea to combine it with a Thank You. I've been looking at this set and it might be my next purchase, love the tip about filling the glasses. Wishing you and yours a very happy 2013

    Louise xx

  14. Love your festive colour choice! Super thank you card. Happy New Year to you and yours. x

  15. Love this one Vicky and what a fab colour combo!
    Thanks so much & Happy New Year!
    "Less is More"

  16. Fabulous card Vicky, I love the colours, those marzipan sweets look good too!

  17. Such lovely colours and a great layout! Happy New Year!

  18. Love your card, Vicky. Fab stamping! The colours are lovely and go so well together.
    Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year! xx

  19. Love it Vicky! I really must get this set.... Thanks for "enabling"! Happy New Year or "Bonne Année" if you prefer! Nx

  20. love it vicky.. colours are fab

    Thanks for joining us
    Sorry for the late visit...
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  21. Wow, what a beautiful card, so rich in colors!
    Nice idea those marzipan goodies.

    Rosi x


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