Thursday 30 June 2022

Relaxing in the flowers

Hello, crafting friends!
It's Thursday and that means it's a Tic Tac Toe kind of a day! There's a fabulous board to inspire you, beautifully thought out by Felicita:

I've taken the top row, Friend/Summer Theme/Single Layer, and have used some of my favourite techniques to make a birthday card for a friend.

I used Fierce and Brave by Stamplorations on THIS card the other day and have been wanting to use it again. I used the other female image this time and had the idea of stenciling around her so that she would look as if she were relaxing in a sea of flowers! 

She was coloured with my coloured pencils and then I taped a mini stencil by Funky Fossil over the card base and blended yellow and pink inks through it avoiding my lovely lady. The stencil was just the right size for my 4" square card base and left a pleasing border around it. Finally, I stamped a friendly birthday sentiment from Pinkfresh Studios' Perfect Sentiments and embellished with a single pearl.

Okay, so now it's your turn to play! Do hop over to the Tic Tac Toe challenge blog and admire all the gorgeousness my teamies have made to inspire you. You'll find the Linky Tool at the bottom of the post and you can use it to share your own creation with us. Which row or column will you choose from the board? Or will you opt for one of the diagonals? We can't wait to see what you make!

I'm linking this card up at Allsorts where Lynn has chosen the theme of So Girly; I'm also joining in at Seize The Birthday where Barbara's choice of topping is Summer Activities - mine is relaxing in the garden (a goal of mine but rarely achieved!!) I'm also sharing at AAA Birthday where the theme is Flowers; And last but not least, I'm squeaking in late at Happy Little Stampers Stencil challenge where Anything Goes.

I am currently feeling very sorry for myself as I'm in pain with that knee injury again. I was walking a young dog who hasn't been lead-trained yet and she pulled and I felt the knee go :/ Luckily, I have four days to rest it up. I thank my lucky stars every single day that my own fluffy girl is brilliant on lead, and that I can let her off so that she can have a good run out, and that her recall is excellent so I need not worry about her getting into trouble. 

A gold star for a Very Good Girl!

Sending hugs,


  1. Hope your knee improves quickly Vicky, a beautiful stamped and stencilled card in lovely pastel colours

  2. Beautiful image, great stencilling and colouring, plus a lovely bold sentiment - I totally love everything about this card.

    Very sorry you’re in pain with your knee. Sending get well wishes for a speedy recovery xxx

  3. This is gorgeous, you've combined the stencil, image and sentiment perfectly. Thanks for taking part in my So Girly challenge at Allsorts. I hope you knee improves soon. Lynn x

  4. Beautiful image and stencilling - a fab feminine card. Sorry you're having knee problems - I ahve suffered and know how excruciating it can be!! Hope it improves soon. Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts for our "So Girly" challenge this week.
    Pauline xx

  5. So sorry to hear that you fell, Vicky! I certainly hope you are back up and in little or no pain very, very soon! Awesome stenciled card with a fun image and I love the sentiment! Thanks for playing at Seize the Birthday! Hugs!

  6. Love how you've blended the face into the florals, looks so cool! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  7. I love this Vicky - such a clever combination of the face stamp and the stencilled florals. I would never have thought to combine the two, yet they work so well together - I love a creative surprise! So sorry to hear you are struggling with your knee; hope some rest and crafty time gets you back up and about soon!

  8. What a gorgeous card! Love your colouring and the colours, so beautiful! Thank you for sharing and playing along at AAA Birthday! Hope to see you in future challenges too! Take care and keep crafting!
    Ps. I hope your knee gets better soon!

  9. Gorgeous card, Vicky! It does indeed look like she’s relaxing in the garden. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday 🥳


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