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Tuesday, 7 January 2020

A cup of thanks

Hello crafting friends!

I was lucky enough to win a card challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches last year and am delighted to join the team as guest designer for the month of January *skips about happily*

Here's the challenge for this week:


A gorgeous colour combination that I would NEVER have thought of! Here's what I came up with:


It's a 'cup of thanks' card using an intriguing little set from WPlus9 called Hello and Thanks, which contains lovely words, a cup, flowers and little birds. I always love a versatile set with loads of elements like this :)


I made a little surface to rest my cup on using Hardwood (retired) by Stampin' Up. The cup and saucer were stamped in grey, coloured with Spectrum Noir markers, cut out using sharp paper snips and glued to the surface.


I wanted the flowers to be the focus so I stamped them in black ink before colouring them and fussy cutting them. They were attached to the top of the cup using dimensionals. I slipped a little thank you tag underneath, tied with a piece of Bermuda Bay bakers twine.


To complete the card, I matted the panel onto Bermuda Bay card stock and attached it to the card base.

CHALLENGES
The sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch was my starting point for this card so I shall link my card up there.



AND IN OTHER NEWS
My youngest son went back to uni yesterday so the house seems very quiet with the family gone off to their various lives, and it's fairly quiet on the dog front too. But it's all good because I'll have time to give my house a bit of love this month as well as crafting my socks off!

What do you have planned for January? Are you off on your holidays to find the sunshine? Perhaps you're starting a new job or have signed up for a health and fitness regime? Or maybe you're doing nothing but crafting and you don't even care!! Let me know in the comments below!

Hugs,

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful card Vicky, a great image and lovely colours xx

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    1. What a lovely comment, thank you Andrea! xx

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  2. Perfect card for the challenge. Love the colour scheme and how you made the wooden surface for grounding.

    Same old same old for me this New Year . . . And I'm perfectly happy about that!

    Hug xxx

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    1. Thanks Sarn!
      If it ain't broke, don't fix it - am I right?!!
      Hug xxx

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  3. Such a great use of the colours for the florals and the cup. Love the wood grain table, too. Thanks for guesting design with us at CAS Colours & Sketches. Wei xx

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    1. Thanks Wei. So happy to be guesting with you :)
      xx

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  4. This is such a pretty card - love the flowers in the teacup! Seems we both had the same idea to use the Bermuda Bay for leaves. And it works!

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  5. I have this WPlus9 set as well and LOVE it. This is so beautiful. I'm coveting that wooden shelf and sad that it's discontinued. It's so perfect for the design.

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    1. Well it's a wood background stamp Julie and there are plenty of those around :)

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  6. What a beautiful card, I love the flowers in the cup. So happy you will be with us this month.

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    1. Thanks for making me feel welcome Samantha - really pleased to be joining you this month!

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  7. Beautiful card, Vicky. I'm back on the workout wagon with a vengeance after falling off it over the holiday xoxo

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  8. Such a beautiful card, I love the design and it's SO pretty! Happy to have you guest designing for us this month at CC&S!

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    1. Thanks Holly - lovely to be joining you this month!

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  9. What a sweet card - love the teacup with it’s overflowing blooms. Congratulations on your DT spot!

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  10. I really like the dimension you've given the blossoms spilling from the teacup. I also love the clever way you've created a surface for the cup to sit upon! Thanks so much for agreeing to be our guest designer for January at CC&S! :)

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    1. Thanks Patricia - and thanks for having me! :)

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  11. Such a stunning card! I love all the details in this card, dimension, coloring, and layout. Thank you for being a guest designer at CC&S challenge.

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  12. Yay - so happy that you're the guest this month - you have such a wonderful style!

    This card is gorgeous! Great use of the colors and I love how you made the wood stand!

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Come and have a chat with me! I'd love to hear what you think :) Vicky x


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