Tuesday 13 May 2014

A Peaceful Petals birthday

It's definitely birthday season around here! Come and see this card I made for a friend using a combination of favourite stamp sets:

I started with Stampin' Up's gorgeous Hardwood background, inking up just a little of the image, stamping off once on scrap paper and then finally stamping onto my panel. The leaves from Peaceful Petals came next. You may be wondering what's in the water around here to make the leaves Night of Navy, but I've often noticed that vintage fabric print sometimes features things in unexpected colours so I'm borrowing the idea! Why not have a go yourself? It's fun!

The flower is also from Peaceful Petals, stamped and coloured in Bermuda Bay ink and cut out with my trusty paper snips. I decorated it with a die cut button threaded with some thin chiffon ribbon.

I started with Stampin' Up's gorgeous Hardwood background, inking up just a little of the image, stamping off once on scrap paper and then finally stamping onto my panel. The sentiment is from the fabulous hostess set Express Yourself - available only until the end of June!

I used this week's colours at the Colour Thowdown to make this card, combining them with the sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches:

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Card stock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, scrap of Old Olive
Other: Sweet Buttons embosslits die, Big Shot, aquapainter, Lucky Limeade ribbon (retired), paper snipsstamp-a-majig
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When my children were tiny I used to make sure they had plenty to do on long car trips (I sincerely empathised as I hated extended car journeys myself!) We had toys and snacks as well as a selection of music cassettes (remember those?!) I'd collected from car boot sales and charity shops. They adored nursery rhyme selections but their number one favourite tape was called Silly Songs. I always remember one called Topsy Turvy Land which went:

Wouldn't it be funny if the sky was green and the grass such a lovely shade of blue?
If cats went woof, dogs meowed and birds in the trees went moo!
Oh what a lark, what a giggle, what a laugh - wearing shoes upon your hands!
You'd be walking around with gloves upon your feet in Topsy Turvy land!

The song is quite sweet but we all doubled the comedic value by putting on arch expressions while singing it!

See you tomorrow,


  1. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card.... Love the mix of colours....
    Fabulous song.... Made me smile...
    We used to play eye spy.... Count the Caravans.... Play when i went to market i bought... The grand children were always the winner on this one...
    Singing songs ... It was great fun.... Brings back fond memories...
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  2. Love that hardwood stamp Vicky, so versatile. The flower looks great on navy leaves:) Charlie loves silly songs too so we will be singing lots next week!
    Val x

  3. So pretty and lovely colour scheme
    Rosie x

  4. Gorgeous card! I love the woodgrain stamping as the strip! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

  5. Fantastic job combining the colors with the sketch! Your friend is going to love receiving this card! Thanks for sharing it with us at CAS - Colours and Sketches! :)

  6. This is lovely Vicky...I love the strip of Hardwood and the blue leaves work! When in the car on long journeys, I sing (badly) and Keiran plays computer times change!
    Lizy xx


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