Wednesday 6 February 2013

What's in your Patterned Occasions cup?

Are you enjoying Sale-a-bration? Yes of course you are! A choice of 17 different freebies when your order is £45 or more - what's not to like?! And it's a wonderful time of year for me too - it feels as if it's raining free stamps at the moment!

Stampin' Up demonstrators really do get a great deal right from the start! For example, if you were to join during Sale-a-bration, you'd get £162.50 worth of products of your choice for only £99! And it doesn't stop there - demonstrators get discounts and commissions; there are cash bonuses, free products and luxury trip incentives for reaching goals; there's the satisfaction you get when you're making money out of something you love doing; and there are the friendships you make when you work with people that share your passion. If this sounds good to you, why not think about joining my team and becoming a demonstrator yourself? Click here to find out more, and do feel free to email me - I'll give you honest answers to your questions and you can mull it over and decide whether it would work for you.

Shall I get down from my soap box now and show you a card? Come on then:

Despite the fact that I've lost all feeling in my toes and it sounds as if the snow is returning to haunt us, I'm still in romantic mood! There's a great cup image in the free Patterned Occasions set that works really well for love notes with its 'whole latte love' sentiment but you know how I love changing sentiments round...

Half of the new sentiment I've made is from Tea Shoppe and the word Love comes from Field Flowers (a set worth its weight in gold!) The rhinestone is one of Stampin' Up's Basic Rhinestones coloured with a permanent marker; I never buy coloured gems, just colour one in on the rare occasions I'd like a coloured one.

I love things that fit into other things! Here, the cup nestles neatly into a trio of punched circles and the heart from my owl punch could have been tailor-made for the heart-shaped steam on the cup. I added a drop of Cherry Cobbler dazzling details to the heart - another way to add a touch of sparkle! The background paper is a beautifully understated design from my favourite range in the new spring/summer mini catalogue Tea for Two. There are some real show-stoppers in this pack and the colours are gorgeous!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Patterned Occasions (free Sale-a-bration set), Tea Shoppe and Field Flowers (sentiment)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse
Card stock: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Cherry Cobbler
Punches: 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8" circle punches, owl punch, corner rounder
Other: Markers, basic rhinestones, Tea for Two designer paper, 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.

People are always telling me about their cats having a thing about boxes but Tuppence is pretty anti them (unless they contain kitty kat krunchies that is!) She hates enclosed spaces and when she has to go to the vet we have to make military-style plans, weeks in advance to get her into her carrier. The only thing that makes her lose her head is canned tuna and that's because she disappeared during a neighbour's impromptu fireworks once when my brother was looking after her and he searched for her waving an open can of tuna; she soon came out of hiding and has always viewed my brother with candid approval ever since, meowing pitifully whenever he leaves here after a visit as if to say: "Please, take me with you - these people don't understand me!"

It's Three Minute Thursday here tomorrow. Do come and join me for a fast card!


  1. Love this card! So clean, with a design that showcases all the special little details you've added. I haven't tried coloring a gemstone before, so thanks for that tip, too!

  2. Wonderful Vicky! I love your mix of sentiments and the little cup has been given a strong focus. x

  3. Love what you did with the sentiments. That little heart just pops and you are right, it looks like it was made for the image.
    Love all you 'Tuppence' stories:)

    Louise xx

  4. Well I have a cup of COFFEE on the go not one of LOVE . . but this card is a really neat idea.

    Sarn xxx

  5. This is brilliant, Vicky, it falls into my catagory of 'clever cards' (I suppose where you can see it's been very well thought out and one bit links to another, hope that makes sense!) I am making a little book for hubby for our wedding anniversary this year and I've called it, 'A Cup Of Love' so your card really made me smile!

  6. I've never heard of a cat not liking a box!!?? I have had a large vacuum cleaner box in my family room for two weeks now because my two cats take turns playing in it!! I love the sentiment that you have paired with the cup and the heart in the steam is a perfect touch!

  7. Love the layout and the NQN and Bashful Blue together!

  8. Great design, love the way you have placed your papers and the little heart, another corker from you Vicky.

  9. A lovely card - you are quite the romantic, Vicky! I love that little cup.
    Give your poor cat some tuna, she'll approve of you then! xxx

  10. Beautiful card Vicky love the super design and the sentiment is so lovely.


  11. Love the retro shapes in your design and great sentiment too.
    I'm getting together with a friend this week to make an order during sale-bration...... time to give the UPS driver another memory test!! :0)
    Jenny x


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