Saturday 5 January 2013

Fabulous Florets with a splash

It was such fun to get up this morning and check out the challenge at Less is More - as I haven't been able to keep up with challenges over Christmas and new year. This week's challenge there is 'Black and White with a hint or splash of colour' which inspired me to make a sympathy card for my stash. Come and have a look:

I've used the beautiful Fabulous Florets stamp set, opting to make the leaves my splash of colour and keeping everything else black and white. I felt it needed a bit of extra detail so I added a pierced border.

The flowers were stamped on scrap card stock, cut out and mounted on dimensionals - I don't think I'll ever get fed up with doing this! The sympathy sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes which has to be one of my most-used sentiment sets of all time.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Certainly Celery, Black Stazon
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Essentials paper piercing pack, piercing tool, 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 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.

I don't normally put music videos on my blog but I had to make an exception in this case: I like Nat Jay's song but the crafted video is absolutely adorable - do watch it and tell me what you think. Look out for the cute phone and the bit where he makes her the heart-shaped biscuits and brings them round - and the way the tree comes alive! Thank you to my lovely daughter for sharing it with me.

Have a happy weekend,


  1. A perfect sympathy card Vicky...lovely stamps great splash of colour


  2. Okay . . . I have about a trillion flower stamps, but now I think I need to order this one too! I think this card is beautiful.

    Sarn xxx

  3. Another fabulous card Vicky, oh how you inspire me!love the music too, had me foot tapping all through it, sweet crafting video tfs. Happy New Year.... hugs Viv xx :)

  4. Smashing card for a sad occasion - super take


  5. Fabulous Vicky I absolutely love it.
    best wishes to you and your family for 2013
    Suzi B xx

  6. Perfect choice for the challenge - those flowers are lovely in black and white.

  7. Beautiful card Vicky especially for a sympathy card. Love the gentleness of it.

    Loved the video too & the cutie phone :)

  8. Happy New Year Vicky -Gorgeous card-and it suits the sentiment perfectly,the video is fabby-what a happy sing-a-long song !Nessa :) xx

  9. Very pretty! Love the paper piercing on here.

  10. Hello Vicky

    Your card is beautiful, it is my all time favourite. A simple design with minium colour but a BIG impact.

  11. This is simply beautiful Vicky, lovely and understated for this difficult theme, such elegant images.

  12. gorgeous Vicky,
    Thanks for Joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  13. Fabulous card Vicky xx Jan

  14. Awesome card Vicky, I just love to visit you and the music video is adorable. Thanks to you and your daughter for sharing. Hugs ... Carole xox

  15. Your card is simply gorgeous. I really like the clean lines of the flowers with the soft leaves stamped behind!

    Love, love the video - so sweet! the paper snowflakes are great!

    Happy New Year!!

  16. Happy New year
    This is just perfect, love that the colour is the leaves.

  17. What fabulous flowers, this looks brilliant Vicky.
    Happy New Year

  18. Hi vicky
    Gorgeous card..... Love the flowers....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  19. Gorgeous card Vicky, I love those flowers they are beautiful! Great video too, love the handcrafted feel:)
    Val x

  20. This looks gorgeous Vicky... the splash of green is super and the flowers look perfect left uncoloured!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  21. Beautiful, elegant card Vicky, perfect for LIM.

    Thanks for sharing the video, not heard of Nat Jay before but l like her voice and the vid makes a pleasant change from sex, violence or pointless stories. I enjoyed it!

    Have a good Sunday xx

  22. Love the stamp you've used on this card and the green leaves are inspired.

  23. A beautiful and sublte card.

  24. A beautiful card Vicky, and the little pop of green works so well. I hope it's not a card you have a need for though. x x

  25. An elegant card and that pop of green 'makes' the card!

  26. What a lovely card, Vicky. Great video too.
    Funnily enough, I'm in black/grey in my post today, unusually for me. Must be something about January...
    Happy new year to you and your family! xxx

  27. Gorgeous, Vicky! I love your dimensional flower and your pricked edge is a lovely effect x

  28. Really gorgeous Vicky, love it

  29. Your card is simply gorgeous Vicky!

    Rosi x

  30. wow - who would have thought an outline could be so beautiful! cute video too ;-)

  31. Beautifully simple card - and perfect for a sympathy card.

  32. Oh this is just gorgeous Vicky! Really lovely! This stamp set is on my wish list!
    Happy new year to you! :)
    Lizy xx

  33. This is so pretty,Vicky. I love those white blossoms, and they look beautiful with the soft green leaves behind them. Ann


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