Monday 3 March 2014

Tag It - you're ill!

I am aching all over this morning after a massive reorganisation in our house that involved lugging bits of furniture up and down two flights of stairs! Talk about cardio fitness! In between the spring cleaning I've been catching up with some challenges in Blogland (well I needed a breather!) Come and see the Get Well card I made:

I wanted to make a card using neutrals with some bright pops of colour. The Smoky Slate background paper is from the Neutrals designer series paper stack and I love the way it matches the Smoky Slate card base exactly.

The paper stack contains four different tone-on-tone designs in every single colour in Stampin' Up's Neutrals colour family and I think it's a great investment. Of course the stacks come in all the other colour families too if you're not a neutrals fan!

The topper was made by inking up one of the images from Tag It with markers and cutting it out with the coordinating framelit. Do have a look at this fabulous, versatile stamp set - every time one of these sets is sold, Stampin' Up donates £2 to RMHC which helps families who have children with serious illness stay together during treatment. (Find out more here.)

The inspiration for today's card came from the intriguing colour palette at Colour Me...!

and the sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches.

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Would you like to know how I got my hulking great teenage boy to have a clear out in his room? First, I gained entry with a pile of clean washing; once in, I chatted about this and that before casually asking if there was anything he'd change about his room if he could. Being male, he doesn't like change so he immediately said no. "Wouldn't it be great to get your xbox in this cupboard," I suggested. "And then when you weren't using it you could shut the door on it." His eyebrows snapped together dangerously. "It would be like a proper editing suite," I continued hastily before he could speak. "And perhaps you could have one of those big leather executive chairs..." Bingo! A faraway look appeared in his eyes. "One of those swivelly ones?" he asked wistfully. "Yes!" I said. "Of course, you would have to clear out the cupboard by the end of the weekend but I could certainly get one of those chairs for you!"

Oh dear, bribery and corruption... but the chair is on its way!

See you tomorrow,


  1. Vicky, love the card, it's very cute. Just to let your know, I pop by your blog most days and love seeing your creations and reading your posts, especially your very humorous and highly entertaining post scripts on your family life....they are fabulous. Cheers from Australia Donna Z :)

  2. Terrific get well card Vicky . . . but I just loved the tale of your bribery and corruption! Neat! (and TIDY!) xxx

  3. What a little bit of bribery and corruption, oh sorry I meant gentle persuasion can do! And that chair is very comfy, I have it as my crafting chair.

  4. This is a fab get well card Vicky! Love the colours and I love the DSP! I have to bribe Keiran to tidy up too...he is only 5 though! ;)
    Lovely to see you join our challenge this week...hope to see you again soon! :)
    Lizy xx

  5. Love this, Vicky, going to have to get some of that paper because I love the nuetrals range. This is so CAS and a fantastic take on our sketch. thanks for playing along at CCand S
    Louise xx

  6. That's not bribery and corruption, Vicky - just utilising your superior negotiating skills!
    Great card, the textures and flashes of red and turquoise are lovely. xxx

  7. what a fantastic take on the color combo! thanks so much for playing along with Colour Me!

  8. I adore your style in card making and parenting!! Thank you so much for brightening my day!

  9. This is great Vicky love the way it's all put together.

    Great bribery story too LOL.

  10. Love the card. Your choice of neutrals with a pop of color was spot on. I'm not too keen on the post title though--Tag! You're Ill! I've been trying hard to avoid all these germy people around, no tagging please!!!! And yes, bribery works well on teens. And well, adults too.

  11. Great card Vicky, love the neutral colourway and the stethoscope! I'm a big fan of bribery and corruption when it comes to boys:)
    Val x

  12. The pops of color look great against the grey! I also like how you've scored and partially embossed the banner. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at CAS - Colours and Sketches! I hope you'll join us again soon for another challenge.

  13. I read your blog every day. I love your style and often case your cards. BUT my favorite part to read is your little family blurb at the end of your entry. Today, I laughed out loud. I don't call that bribery or corruption.....just good parenting hahaha!!

  14. Vicky this is just awesome! What a great neutral card with just a touch of colour :) Thank you so much for sharing with us at Colour Me...! this week, we sure hope to see you back again soon!!!

  15. Adorable card - love the embossed hearts! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!


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