Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Happy flowers

Hello, crafting friends!

It's time for another great challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches! Jeanne is hosting all the challenges this month and has come up with a gorgeous bright colour palette this week that will definitely chase the winter blues away!

Isn't that a cheerful combination?! And since I'm fed up with winter alreadyy (unless it's prepared to turn bright and frosty!) I've gone all out with this exuberant cluster of flowers from Uniko's Hello Lovely stamp set.

It's a large stamp so I was able to stamp it off the top of my card panel where it forms a pretty shape. I cut out the centre of the panel with a stitched label die from The Works, then put it back into the panel. 

Once the panel was attached to the card base, I added a sentiment from Uniko's Simply Said Blocks which was stamped, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then snipped out.

So now it's your turn! Let our colours cheer you up this week :) Click here for a whole bunch of inspiration from my talented teamies as well as our fabulous guest designer Karen,  and to link up your card.

I was lucky enough to win the Hello Lovely stamp set and it's getting its first outing today, so I'm linking this card up with Allsorts where the challenge is Something New. I'm also sharing at NBUS, the place to link up your cards using Never Before Used Schtuff. This gorgeous floral stamp has definitely taken its place in my top five so I'm also joining in with Stamping Sensations where the challenge is Favourite Stamps! 

I have realised that Eva is very, very good at engineering little routines to brighten her day. Somehow it has become expected when we return from her little walk last thing for her to take my hat off for me. It's a little woolly hat and when I bend towards her she gently takes it off for me. She hangs onto the hat until I give her a little treat and then she's ready for bed. I have been thinking about how this state of affairs happened and I am completely at a loss. She is an expert, that's all I can say!

Sending hugs,


  1. So VERY Beautiful Vicky, love the stamped flowers and their position and how you have used the beautiful colour combo.
    Faith x

  2. A lovely fresh combination of colours and flowers - it must be a huge stamp! - Jacqueline xx

  3. LOVELY bright and cheerful card. Perfect the the challenges you've entered.

    Eva is so clever . . . she retrieves your hat, then swaps it for her biscuit. Blackmail? I think not! xxx

  4. A beautiful stamped image in gorgeous colours,love your layout and finished card.Eva is definitely very clever and knows how to get what she wants

  5. Such a bright and beautiful card, Vicky xoxo

  6. What a super stamp, great mix of colours and yet another super CAS card.

    Kath x

  7. So bright and pretty, Vicky!

  8. Beautiful CAS floral card so bright and cheerful with the challenge colors. TFS, Vicky and for sharing your sweet story about sweet and smart Eva:-) Love and Hugs..Nancy

  9. This is delightful Vicky! That die cut panel really makes this extra special giving it just the right amount extra interest. And I love that Eva takes off your hat! My little Penny just knows to get excited when she sees me put mine on - it's time for our walk. Dogs are so smart.

  10. Love those beautiful bright blooms just peeking over the edge of your card Vicky - so cheery! A clever technique with the diecut too (I must remember that one!) As for Eva - she is just too clever for words!!

  11. What a gorgeous CAS design, Vicky and I love how you added the panel - it adds such a lot of interest and looks very classy. Lovely colour match too!
    Take care,
    Carol x

  12. Beautiful florals, and the stitched die is pretty wonderful too

  13. It is indeed bright and cheery Vicky, it's certainly what we all need at the moment.....rain, short dark days and counting down to vaccine day!

    It's lovely to see you sharing a 'Favourite Stamp' with us at Stamping Sensations, thanks so much for joining in. Our theme is Feminine at WLCB, would fit in there a treat.

    B x

  14. I love the colour combo. Thank you for joining us this week at Allsorts Challenge

  15. Thank you for joining Allsorts challenge with this entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  16. Vicky I LOVE this card. The colours are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  17. I adore that die cut center piece. Such a simple thing adds so much to this card. (Note to self...) This is just lovely!

  18. Very pretty card ~ I love the bright happy colors and the layered mat ~ Congrats on the win and on having Eva help you with your hat :)

  19. So beautiful card, Vicky. For the most, I love the layout of this card. Stunning!!


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