Wednesday 4 June 2014

Retro Fresh Fabulous Florets

New stamps are food and drink to my mojo but I love my old friends too. Stampin' Up's Fabulous Florets stamp set might be on the Retired List but it's definitely in my 'favourites' category and I won't be saying goodbye to it in a hurry! Come and see what I did with it today:

I love the way this flower looks in vibrant Real Red! And the contrast with the Coastal Cabana designer paper from the retiring Retro Fresh pack makes me very happy too.

The leaves were stamped twice, fussy cut with my sharp paper snips and laid together to form foliage for the flower. Doesn't it make a great flourish?! I split the designer paper panel so that you can see the Baked Brown Sugar card stock underneath and edged the bottom half of the panel with a white  sentiment strip.

Click here to see more Fabulous Florets inspiration! Edited to add: The wood mount version of this set has already sold out but cling is still available.

I was inspired today by the 'double whammy' challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.

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Some of the items in the annual catalogue are retiring to make way for new products. Don't miss out on your favourites! Some of these items have been discounted too - check them here.

If you're a regular reader of this blog you'll know that I adore ice cream. I don't eat much of it these days but, every now and again I discover some posh handmade dairy ice cream and treat myself. You can imagine then how excited I was when I spotted this shop in Cambridge at the weekend:

Whoopeeeee! Icecream! Only to have my hopes dashed as I drew closer! Shoes? How could they?!

See you tomorrow,


  1. Wow!! The red really pops on this background colour and looks fabulous.

  2. How could they indeed? What a disappointment! Don't they know that only puppies eat shoes? Where's the blinking ice cream????

    I, too, love Fabulous Florets and am at a loss to know how SU could retire it so soon! Great card - must remember to try cutting out the foliage as it looks wonderful used like that on your card.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. Beautiful floral card Vicky, the red looks amazing next to the blue!

  4. Beautiful card, as always! Love the way you did the color strips behind the floral. Thank you for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

  5. Oh, this is beautiful! I love it!

  6. Absolutely beautiful as always, love seeing your cards in our challenge, Vicky. Thanks for doing The Double at CC&S

    Louise xx


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