Wednesday 11 December 2013

Merry and Bright Blossoms

I've been mulling over the Metallic Element plus One Other Colour challenge over at Less is More this week and finally hit on an idea using the berries from Stampin' Up's Bright Blossoms set. Come and have a look:

Gold is my metallic of choice at the moment and I love the way it looks with the gorgeous Gumball Green. The berry image is quite small but you can repeat stamp it to make a larger-looking image - here I surrounded the sentiment on my tag with versamarked berries and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.

Your eyes aren't deceiving you - these are Stampin' Up sequins! They're not available to buy yet but coming soon I promise! The gold twisted cord is what the sequins come threaded on - isn't it gorgeous?!
Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Bright Blossoms, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Early Espresso
Card stock: Gumball Green, Very Vanilla for insert
Other: Versamark, gold embossing powder, heat tool, gold sequins and cord (coming soon!), envelope board for rounding corners, stamp-a-majig

Crafting Clare online shop, shopping with Vicky Hayes, Stampin Up clearance rack
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We finally got our tree decorated! My husband has been away this weekend but got straight onto it when he returned. "Any instructions for sawing the bottom off the Christmas tree?" he asked. "Yes," I replied. "Don't take any height off it and if it won't fit into the stand, take some off the trunk vertically." He stared at me blankly. "Shall I draw it for you?" I suggested. "No it's fine," he said. "I think I understand. Alarm bells started ringing in my head. "You THINK you understand?" I said and then, half joking: "Please ask questions now won't you - I'd much rather answer questions now than shout at you for getting it wrong!" He side-eyed me as he walked past with the saw. " Is this what you say at the hairdresser?" he said.

See you tomorrow,


  1. Love this colour combo Vicky, gumball green looks lovely with gold. Hope your preparations for Christmas are going well. Sharon x

  2. Hello Vicky, Your card is fabulous, I love the colours and the idea to use a tag. Ohhh sequins can't wait.

  3. Gorgeous card Vicky love the sequins..


  4. Stunning card! Love the layout and your use of Bold Blossoms. And love your hubby story at the end of the post. :-) --Doris

  5. Great colour combo Vicky, love the metallic too

  6. Gorgeous! I do love gumball - think its my favourite green (well that and pear tart) I do so love a sequin too ;-)

  7. This looks fab Vicky, that's a great stamp and the green and gold looks terrific.
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  8. Simply stunning Vicky - the colour combo and the stamp image gives the impression of mistletoe. I love this set and now you have given me other ideas for it! Love it! Nx

  9. Well done on your win Vicky! It's beautiful like all your creations...

  10. Well done and congratulations on being showcased on LIM for this card.

  11. Fabulous card - congrats on being showcased on LIM!


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