Sunday 18 August 2019

Moving house with lots and lots of love

Hello crafting pals!

My lovely daughter and her partner have been staying with us for a few weeks but now they've found a flat. They moved in yesterday, so of course I must get busy with a new home card!

I looked at this week's Less Is More for inspiration, but the challenge is stencils on a one layer card and I don't have any stencils...

... but then, in an astonishing coincidence, while looking for something completely unrelated, I found a little pile of stash I thought had gone, and amongst it was a set of two stencils! So I made this card:

This card required all sorts of masks! I had to mask off part of the house before inking it up so the side of the house didn't interfere with the sentiment. I also made a stencil for the bushes, using circle punches and post it pads, then had to mask off the house and road while inking the bushes with a sponge dauber. Everything had to be masked so that I could use the heart stencil!

Most of this (apart from the bushes) was coloured with my ancient Blendabilities, many of which have dried up now. I want to replace them with something refillable (I don't like the thought of all those plastic pens in landfill) and with more colour options to improve blendability. Other than Copics (which I can't afford) does anyone have any suggestions? I've been looking at Spectrum Noir - does anyone have any thoughts on those? Are they good?

Everything I used today was Stampin' Up: The house and the 'new home' part of the sentiment is from Holiday Home (retired); the 'Happy' part of the sentiment from Painted Glass; Hearts and Stars decorative masks (retired); Blendabilities (the old 3 pen set markers).

Would anyone like to see the stash I found in the back of a cupboard?

My scoreboard, with diagonal, metric and decorative plates, Stars and Hearts masks, Crystal Effects (I was wishing I had some of that just the other day!), some pretty, glittery bakers twine, and some gorgeous, faceted silver sequins (LOVE them!) This adds a whole new dimension to the phrase 'shop your stash' doesn't it? I feel as if I've won the lottery! But, *cue Twilight Zone music* WHAT were they doing there...?!

Thanks for coming to visit me today. I can't wait to see what you've all been up to!



  1. A Beautiful card made with love. What a lucky find, isn't it funny what we find in strange places LOL.
    Faith x

    1. Thanks Faith. Weird isn't it - apart from the twine, I'd been wishing for all of these things! x

  2. Vicky, the card is beautiful! xoxo

  3. Fab card Vicky I kept expecting those hearts to start moving up!
    I haven't blogged for 18 months, I've been using Instagram but I was delighted to see you back blogging what a treat to see your cards again xx

    1. Hello lovely Val! So lovely to see you here. Shame you're no longer blogging but will have a look on instagram and catch up with you there xx

  4. Wendy (from Canada)25 August 2019 at 16:52

    Stampin’ Up has new affordable alcohol markers - Blends - which colour very nicely!
    Love that you are back blogging. Enjoy all your cards & little bits of every day life.

  5. Love this little card, and brilliantly executed with all that masking. Sorry for the late visit and thanks so much for sharing at Less is More, Anita x


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