Tuesday 24 September 2013

Is it a leaf? Or is it a tree?!

I had a lovely lady round to craft with me recently and while she was stamping with my Gently Falling stamp set, I was reminded that sometimes leaves make great trees! That's where the inspiration for today's little card came from - come and see:

This little dotty leaf comes from the Wonderfall set and makes sweet little trees in this naive-style landscape.

I stamped them in lovely autumn colours - Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry - on a roughly masked and sponged background.

The flowing sentiment is from the hostess set Express Yourself. I stamped it onto a scored strip of card stock trimmed into ribbon tails on one side using a square punch and into a curve on the other side using a 1/2" circle punch. A candy dot fits nicely in the curve - oh I do love a candy dot!

The layout I was working from today is from CAS(E) this Sketch, where the sketches are always so inspiring, and I'll also be linking up to Make My Monday where the theme this week is 'Flowers or Trees'.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Wonderfall, Express Yourself
Ink: Pool Party, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Other: Candy dots, corner rounder, 1" square and 1/2" circle punches, Simply Scored, stamp-a-majig

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My poor pusscat is not feeling so well at the moment and I am feeding her special titbits to try to build her up a bit. I got a small sardine for her the other day which seemed quite pongy when I took it out of its wrapper. "Let me have a look," said my husband who is my fish correspondent, having worked part-time at a fishmonger while he was at uni. "There's nothing wrong with that!" he declared, having investigated the sardine. "That's a perfectly healthy fish that is!" Which reminded me of a certain Monty Python sketch about a parrot...

Monty Python - Dead Parrot Sketch by beautifulcynic

See you tomorrow,


  1. Very pretty Vicky-Fabulous leafy trees!
    Love the colours you have chosen and this is a perfect take on that fabby sketch.
    Have a lovely day-I do hope Tuppence is feeling brighter soon-Jay sends her best wishes and suggests lots of lying around looking cute will usually result in even MORE treats LOL!
    Nessa xxx

  2. Lovely card Vicky,,,lovely colours ..hope your little cat feels better soon..


  3. You've become a 'thoroughly modern miss' over the last two days! I'm really loving these contempo. cards, and I'd never thought of a leaf as a tree - great idea. Hope Tuppence is back to normal very soon

    Louise xx

  4. LOVE the colours you've used on this whimsical tree card. BRILLIANT!

    Sarn xxx

  5. This is so lovely!
    Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch!

  6. Thinking outside the box again Vicky, love the card and the colours just perfect.

    That sketch brought back a few years LOL.

    Thanks for the lovely comment on my card.

  7. They are a great shape for trees Vicky and the colours look just 'Wow'Wow together too. Poor tuppy, I'm sure she's appreciating the extra TLC :0)
    Jenny x

  8. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week
    Rosie x

  9. Great card, thank you for joining us this week at MMM, Laura DT xx

  10. A perfect take on the sketch! Love your leafy trees!

  11. I love the "trees" - they look very contemporary. Sorry to hear about your cat - hope all is well x x

  12. A really lovely card Vicky. Thanks for joining in with our MMM challenge.
    Fliss x


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