Thursday 26 September 2013

A Wonderfall three minutes of crafting!

Sometimes you can only squeeze in three minutes of crafting but if you're anything like me three minutes is better than nothing! Three minutes is definitely enough to make a card though... come and see my offering for Three Minute Thursday today:

I must say I dithered over the Wonderfall stamp set for ages but, oh my goodness, have I fallen for it now! Here I've used the large leaf as a background for the sentiment, added a couple of candy dots and curved the bottom edges of the card.

Here's a close up of that gorgeous leaf - all the leaves and the acorn in this set have fabulous stylised patterns on them. The sentiment is from Four You.

The colour inspiration today came from Dynamic Duos where the challenge is to use Crumb Cake and Black.

There's an optional extra to use heat embossing and actually it would have been nice to emboss the sentiment on my card. Too late though - although this card literally took one minute to make, I'd already used up my spare two minutes stroking that lovely Wonderfall set and whispering blandishments in its ear!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Wonderfall, Four You
Ink: Crumb Cake classic ink, black stazon
Card stock: Crumb Cake
Other: Candy dots, stamp-a-majig

Crafting Clare online shop, shopping with Vicky Hayes, Stampin Up clearance rack

You can order from my online shop any time, day or night, but if you have any queries, or prefer to speak to me, I'm always happy to help. You can contact me by email or phone on 01280 820593.

And as a special thank you for shopping with me, you'll get a free gift and a handmade card when you place your first online order with me during September.

It looks as if our cat Tuppence is on the mend! She's such an old lady that I always fear the worst when she's not well (although I suspect the brave meows and tremulous purring are all part of an act designed to get me to part with titbits of steak for her dinner!)

Of course a cat needs her sleep after reading such educational books - history, languages, Shakespeare er... the Ikea catalogue! And I see she's fallen asleep while reading the property section! Surely she's not thinking of leaving home? She must have heard about the salmon fillets that Princess next door gets!

See you tomorrow,


  1. Beautiful leafy card Vicky, love the CAS design.

  2. Fabulous card Vicky-Lovely design -that is a beautiful stamp and deserves to stand alone :)
    So glad to hear little Tuppence is picking up a little(and brushing up on her reading LOL!)I am trying hard to get some weight back on Jay after she has been so poorly-she really had none to lose being a Greyhound girl and looks like a walking stick dog at the moment :(
    Have a lovely day,Nessa xx

  3. Another gorgeous CAS autumnal creation.

    Aww . . . Tuppence is SOOO neat all curled up like that.

    Sarn xxx

  4. Morning Vicky, that leaf us fab! I love the typewriter script through it and the colour combo is great. Glad that Tuppence is on the mend and being spoilt!

  5. Ahh, doesn't Tuppence look so peaceful. She's probably dreaming about a little holiday in France or Spain - can she meow in different languages?

    Another lovely card too!

  6. Love your sentiment leaf Vicky a lovely CAS card...pleased to hear Tuppence is on the mend..


  7. Wonderful card Vicky love the text on it too.

    Aw! Tuppence making you think she is old, but when she goes out, look out!!! LOL

  8. Tuppence is doing an excellent job of totally distracting me from your lovely card. I'm glad she's on the mend and catching up on her reading.

  9. Hi Vicky, Gorgeous card, the stamp is beautifully detailed with alpha letters all over, brilliant for a super quick card!! Glad to see Tuppence is doing well :D Gay x

  10. Such a great card - my favourite of all the ones you've made this week. I love the colour scheme and the simplicity. I'm glad Tuppence is on the mend x x


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