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Wednesday 20 May 2020

In the wildflower meadow

Hello crafting friends!

Nothing gets my mojo going like some lovely bright colours at the moment. Oh, and a new stamp set...! Come and see:


The wild flowers are from In the Meadow by Funky Fossil, a set I just 'HAD to have' the minute I saw it! I used water-based markers from Stampin' Up to colour my stamps.


This works well if you huff on them before stamping, and you can always add detail to the stamped image with other colours and even alcohol markers afterwards.

Wild flowers often grow in grass so I pulled out my Scenic Borders stencil, also from Funky Fossil. While I was inking through this I realised that I'd not masked the bottom of my card panel properly, resulting in a white band and a rogue strip of green. Whoops - ruined!


But no, there's no such thing as mistakes, as someone once said, only opportunities and that band of white turned out to be a great place to stamp a sentiment! I teamed the curvy 'because' from Uniko's Just Because set with 'I love you lots' from Clearly Besotted's Marvellous Mums.


I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodles then reached for some left-overs to finish the card. A panel of orange card stock I'd been cutting letters out of made a good mat for the floral panel and I attached that to a card base I'd spoilt by dropping an ink pad on it! Finally, a few enamel dots.

Destined for the recycle bin but rescued just in time!
CHALLENGES
The colours I enjoyed using so much came from Lisa's challenge at Just Us Girls; I'm also joining in with Uniko's May/June challenge where the theme is Anything Goes, with an optional twist of Bright and Happy; I'm playing along at the Snippets Playground too, as I've upcycled bits and pieces that would've ended up in the bin; and hey, this is another one for the NBUS (never before used schtuff) Challenge!

AND IN OTHER NEWS
I went to pick up some dog food yesterday. I get frozen food from a local small independent pet supplies shop, which currently has a sensible 'one customer at a time' policy with social distancing in place. When I got home, I tipped the frozen packages into the freezer, straight from the boxes. And then I couldn't find my keys... Yep, you're right. After taking everything back out of the freezer I found the chilly little keys at the bottom - and if you're looking for ways to cool down, I highly recommend it!

How are things going where you are?

Hope you are safe and well. Hugs,

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous stamp and fabulous colours, great choice of colour for the border.

    Kath x

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    1. I couldn't resist those happy colours Kath! x

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  2. Absolutely stunning colors and design Vicky.

    Hugs diane

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  3. Hi Vicky - I think this card with meadow flowers is wonderful, so pretty. Lovely sentiment too. Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls, Deborah, GD.

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    1. Such a fun challenge Deborah! Those wildflower stamps are amazing aren't they?!

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  4. What a lovely colourful Spring/Summery card full of flowers. Great idea to place the sentiment where you did.

    Glad you found your keys!

    Hug, Sarn xxx

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    1. Definitely goes with the weather we've been having! Yes, I knew exactly where those keys would be. Le sigh.
      xxx

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  5. I love that wildflower Card-
    such vibrant colors!

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    1. Thanks Lucy. Those colours really got me going too - shout out to Just Us Girls for that combination!

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  6. WOW! Vicky what a beautiful garden on this card. I love the colours you used. As for the keys? What can I say? I went looking for my mobile, I knew where it was! I pulled up the cushions and spent ages looking for it, in the end I had to phone myself, hoping I had left it on, there it was on the bookshelf!
    Take care
    Faith x

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    1. I'm constantly having to phone myself Faith!! x

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  7. This is so beautiful, Vicky! xoxo

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  8. I love your meadow of beautiful wildflowers, Vicky! I love how you've embraced your opportunities!

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    1. Lol - I've had lots of practice with 'opportunities' Bonnie!

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  9. Gorgeous card and such a lovely set of stamps.... I may have to go and check those out!
    I've noticed the 'weeds' are growing so well this year and even the dandelions are looking really pretty xx

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  10. Gorgeous card Vicki! thanks for joining us at Uniko!

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  11. A beautiful card Vicky !

    Thanks for playing at Uniko !

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


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