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Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Foraging for food

Hello crafting friends

In recent visits to my favourite blogs, I've noticed crafters enjoying 'shopping their stash' and sometimes taking time to try a technique that they wouldn't have had time for before being forced to stay in. I've found a stamp set I haven't used before too! Come and see:


A while ago, I fell in love with English Garden, a stamp set designed by Katy Hackney for the Craft Consortium. They feature some very cute rabbits, so I bought them thinking they'd be perfect for Easter, but today I used an adorable little mouse from the set. He has found some juicy pears while out hunting for his tea!


I stamped the image in the corner of a panel, using Stazon black ink. I'm no watercolourer but I do love having a go, so I got out my inks, an egg cup of water and a small paintbrush and just had some fun.


Once the panel was dry, I added the punning sentiment which I made out of words from another set featuring pears - Apples and Pears by Clearly Besotted. The panel was trimmed and matted onto green card stock before being attached to the cardbase. I'm planning to send this to my daughter and her partner who are stuck in their flat in London. I thought it might make them laugh :)

EDITED TO ADD AN AWARD
Delighted to be a Weekly Winner at CAS Colours and Sketches with this little card :)



CHALLENGES
I'm linking this card up with Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge, where Anything Goes with an optional twist of Flowers (my pears have come with blossom attached!); I used the sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches (always fab sketches here!) flipped to the other side; and I'm also linking up with Allsorts, where this week's fun challenge is Anything in the Animal Kingdom.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
I seem to have lost my dog - has anyone seen her?!


She's so funny! She really thinks we can't see her!

Take care everyone. Stay safe.

Hugs,

32 comments:

  1. Lovely creativity as always with a great design and colours. Stay safe and well in these turbulent times.

    B x

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  2. A brilliant CAS card, super image and fun sentiment. Thank you for joining our 'Animals'
    challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  3. beautiful card and adorable little mouse Vicky. It's always fun to pull out stamps you've forgotten about :)

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    1. Lol Christine, I'm still building a stash so there aren't many stamps I forget about! :D

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  4. Just look at that beautiful furbaby! Your watercoloring is wonderful & I know it will make them smile!

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    1. Isn't my little Eva adorable?! Spreading smiles is definitely a better plan than spreading viruses!

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  5. So sweet, so cute, so simple....so effective. Love it, thanks for playing along with us at CC&S

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  6. Beautiful CAS card! I love it!

    Thank you for sharing your work in our Happy Little Stampers watercolor challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next HLS Challenge!.
    Anna – Design Team member at Happy Little Stampers

    Visit my blog - Crafty Anna Studio.
    You can also find me on Instagram - CraftyAnna Studio
    Thank you!

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  7. Love this Vicky! Such an adorable mouse, love the watercolouring, I'm a fan of mice as long as they stay outdoors 😀 Xxx

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    1. I adore mice but, like you, feel the outdoors is the best place for them! Stay safe Lesley xxx

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  8. Absolutely beautiful! I have that stamp set and have used the rabbits a lot but I don't think I've used that stamp. You've coloured it beautifully and made a perfect CAS card with it

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    1. I love the set and I think those rabbits might start romping over some Easter cards soon!

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  9. Now you see me . . . now you ABSOLUTELY CAN'T . . . I'm too small to spot! Good old Eva, having fun playing hide and seek with you.

    What an absolutely GLORIOUS card. I love the image, the pun and the great watercolouring. Bound to cheer up your daughter and her partner.

    Elbow xxx

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    1. She is the TINIEST dog in the world - all 30 kg of her!
      Elbow too xxx

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  10. Your image is adorable and your watercoloring is awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CC&S challenge blog!

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    1. Bless you Jules - grateful to have these fun challenges to take our minds off the horrible things.

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  11. Wonderful card Vicky, I love your " less is more" approach. You did great taking this stamp out of your stash. Color scheme is perfect to me!

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    1. It's not a very big stash at the moment Charlotte, so all the stamp sets are friends :)

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  12. Such a sweet image and beautifully done card! Your dog is so cute!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge this week!

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    1. Eva has to be the cutest dog around!8


      *although I could be just a tiny bit biased!)

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  13. What a glorious image and card, LOVE that sentiment with the mouse and pears, I'm sure your daughter will have a laugh to brighten their day.
    Just be prepared for delay in post, I sent a card to a niece 4 days before her birthday first class and it hadn't got there today her birthday.
    Keep safe and well.
    Faith x

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    1. It doesn't take much to make my lovely daughter laugh! Thanks for the heads up. Am getting a stash of birthday cards ready for advance posting! x

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  14. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge.

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  15. What a lovely card, I too am enjoying using my stash more these days. Glad to see you are well and had time to join us. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S.

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  16. Such a pretty CAS card, Vicky! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

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  17. You did a wonderful job watercoloring the image. This is precious! Thanks for joining us this week at CC&S!

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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