Wednesday 9 January 2013

Bloomin' Marvellous Clockworks!

When I got my Clockworks stamp set, I knew the background stamps would get a lot of use in the Craft Square Metre! And here it is today, on a card I made for  some challenges:  Inkspirational a new challenge site where there's a fab colour palette this week, Make My Monday where embossing is the theme, and CASual Fridays where CAS thank you cards are the order of the day. Come and see:

The Clockworks background was my starting point here. I stamped it, then wondered what embossing it would look like... and I liked it! I embossed the front of my card base too before attaching the stamped panel to it. I like to run my embossed images through the Big Shot again when I've embossed to get a less bulky, subtler look.

The card was ready for its focal point: I stamped flowers from Bloomin' Marvellous (you'll be able to get this set for free in the upcoming Sale-a-bration promotion!), fussy cut them and decorated each centre with a tiny punched flower and brad. These were arranged with some punched leaves over the background and the banner-style sentiment added.

Here's the fabulous colour combination I used from Inkspirational today. There'll be different inspiration each week apparently - colours, sketches, CASEs and photo inspirations, so this looks like a fun challenge to get your creativity flowing!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Clockworks, Bloomin' Marvelous (available as Sale-a-bration freebie 22nd Jan), Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Basic Black, Primrose Petals
Card stock: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
Punches: 2 step bird punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack
Other: Bitty Banner framelits, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Big Shot, Black brads, markers

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 01280 820593.
• I still have a few places available for my Stampers 6 club in February and you'd be welcome to join in. With the Sale-a-bration promotion coming up and a new mini catalogue coming out soon, it's a great way to buy your wish list gradually and get lots of freebies too! Email me here to reserve your place.

It was very quiet here yesterday as the children all went back to school. I always miss them when they do but there's no doubt that I get lots more done. I actually managed to get round to chores like renewing passports and booking dental appointments! "When's the best time to visit the dentist?" my daughter asked when I told them about the dentist while we were having dinner. I was just in the middle of rambling on about half term and getting up early when she interrupted me. "No," she said twinkling at me. "Tooth hurty!" I should be ready for her by now shouldn't I?!

See you tomorrow,


  1. Beautiful card, Vicky. I love your technique of stamping first and then embossing, which gives a lovely effect. Love your flowers! x

  2. Gorgeous card, Vickie! Love all the embossing on here and the collage looking effect for the focal point.

  3. What a fabulous background folder Vicky and a gorgeous card and love the new stamps , great colour combo..


  4. Beautiful card Vicky,mi love the stamped and embossed background, such great texture from those beautiful stamps too.

  5. Love the effect of the embossed stamping Vicky and the double layer of embossing is very pretty.
    Val x

  6. simply gorgeous - great time abuot softening the embossing too.

  7. Gorgeous colours and I love the embossed background. A lovely card. Xx

  8. Love how you've softened the background with the embossing and fussy cut flowers. x

  9. This is absolutely Fabulous.

  10. I'm so sad you missed our deadline at Inkspirational, Vicky! This card is just gorgeous and I adore the dry embossed white on white! Thanks for joining us at MMM! Hope you join us again next week! :) I also hope to see you this week at Inkspirational! :)

  11. Absolutely fabulous! Love the fun mix of goodies you used here! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  12. Beautiful card Vicky, and I love the embossing.

  13. Great card Vicky, love the colours. :)

  14. Lovely colours and great background! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

  15. Gorgeous card Vicky...just lovely. Thank you for joining us at MMM
    Suzi B xx

  16. A real stunner Vicky. Love the slightly grungy look too, a favourite of mine.
    Thanks for joining in at MMM.
    Fliss xx


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