Saturday 1 March 2014

Petite Petals for a happy mother's day

When I woke up this morning I wondered if I'd been transported to another country in the night (what do you mean?! It COULD happen!) It's been so dark and wet and gloomy in the heart of England but today it's blue skies and sunshine all the way - and what a perfect spring colour challenge at Less is More to go with it - green and yellow. Come and see what I've come up with:

I wanted to play with flowers today and I've gone for a combination of Stampin' Up's Peaceful Petals, for the leaves, and Petite Petals for the flowers. There's a punch to cut those pretty flowers out so it was quick and easy (and if you buy the stamp set and punch together you get a nice 15% discount!)

The background was made by inking up one of my acrylic blocks and stamping it onto the card base. I coloured the leaves in with a blender pen and some Gumball Green ink - my goodness, I will miss this colour when it retires at the end of June!

I decided this design would be nice for mothers day - coming up on the 30th of this month in case you were wondering! The sentiment was made by combining the 'happy' from Happy Watercolour and the 'mothers day' from Teeny Tiny Wishes. It's so easy to do this with a stamp-a-majig!

• I've made a short video tutorial to show you how to combine stamps using the stamp-a-majig. Click here to watch it.

I used this gorgeous sketch from CAS(e) this Sketch today.

And my card can also be my second entry into the CAS Addicted to Stamps and More challenge!

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Stamps: Peaceful Petals wood or cling, Petite Petals wood or cling,
For the sentiment: Happy Watercolour wood or cling, Teeny Tiny Wishes wood or cling
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, scraps of Very Vanilla
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Here's someone else enjoying the sunshine this morning.

She was sitting out there as a dark warning to small birds and unsuspecting rodents... but they all laugh at her knowing that she's an old lady with very few teeth, who expects choice viandes to be chopped up for her and would prefer to be fed by hand only she can't get the staff!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend - see you soon!


  1. this card is adorable, I love it very much and it gives me inspiration
    Love Caroline

  2. Oh it is so nice to see some sunshine, isn't it? Love the card, and seeing Tuppence out and about, like a dowager Duchess taking the air! xxx

  3. Oh! Love those flowers and the bright Spring card you have created. Great take on the sketch too.

    We had sunshine today too, doesn't it do us all good?

  4. Super Spring card Vicky. I agree . . . the weather has certainly changed for the better today!

    Bless Tuppence . . . making the most of the sun!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. Terrific card Vicky.Love the shades of yellow and green and the superb placement of the sentiment. Tuppence looks very happy sunning herself - choice viands indeed..what a lucky girl she is!

  6. Beautiful Spring card on a beautiful Spring day.

  7. This looks so pretty Vicky!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  8. This is a really elegant card, & fresh & 'Springy' in the seasonal sense

  9. A very pretty, delicate card. It is full of sunshine. Nice mix of sentiments

  10. Lovely spring card Vicky love this stamp set and great idea for a background


  11. Another beautiful card, Vicky! I love using acrylic blocks as a background colour but don't do it often enough. The flowers are beautiful. I really love this card! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM again! xx

  12. this is full of the hope of Spring and the background is the perfect base for these blooms. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  13. This is such a fresh and beautiful card Vicky. I do love the acrylic block background. Your cat looks just like mine! Mine's a boy though, called Rodney! ,)
    Lizy xx

  14. Lovely card and a lovely spring day, shame it was back to bloomin' rain Sunday!
    Thanks for joining this week's Less is More Challenge
    (Guest LIM commenter!)

  15. What a lovely card. The sketch you used for it really makes up into this great card, so pretty. I think we're all ready for spring to make her arrival.

  16. Oh so pretty...I had to have a closer look...bright and beautiful

  17. Lovely card! Makes me long for spring as in my neck of the woods it's still very snowy with temps below freezing:(

  18. Gorgeous colours and love the popped up flowers on the leaves. Great way to use the sketch :0)

  19. This is so pretty, love the dimension in the flowers. I really like this shade of green too! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

    Love the photo of your cat! So glad the sun is shining!

  20. Oh, this is beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  21. Such a stunning card, Vicky. Love how you used that background stamp.

  22. Lovely card and yummy yellow ;)

  23. vicky this is simply stunning

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

  24. Gorgeous card Vicky and love the pic of Tuppence too, a real sweetie isn't she :) Viv xx

  25. Stunning card Vicky - love everything about it! Nx


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