Monday 26 September 2022

A bit of Archery

Hello, crafting friends!
It's official - arches are my latest crush! Come and see what I've been up to:

Both sentiments are from The Greetery's new Arched Sentiments stamps and dies and were the starting point for this simple card. I stamped the arched bit directly onto a thick card base - how cute is this hug sentiment?!

The leafy frame is what brings the card to life. For a background, I sponged turquoise ink from the edges of the card base, fading out towards the arch. The rose leaf outlines from WPlus9's Modern Roses were then stamped in an overlapping pattern around the arch using yellow, green and brown inks. Finally I attached the stamped and die cut 'hello'.

I used Amy's inspiring colour palette from this week's The Color Throwdown for this card so I'm linking up there; Nancy has chosen a lovely autumnal inspiration photo at Just Us Girls this week, so I'm playing along there too; and I hope it's not too late to enter We Love Stamping's Anything Stamped Goes challenge for September.

Autumn has really arrived here in the heart of England now. The leaves are turning, and some of them have even dropped already in the brisk winds, but when the sun shines, it's still pretty warm. That can only mean one thing: We've entered 'What do I even wear?!' season where, try as you might, it's impossible to find something to wear that covers all the temperatures it might be that day and which will protect you if it rains but that won't make you boil... and where do I even go with whether it's going to rain or not?!
Eva cannot understand what my problem is. She just carries on wearing her fur coat. If it's hot she just goes for a dip; if it rains, so what? She's wet already!

Sending hugs,


  1. your design! The outline images are so effective and the domed inset area is just lovely. Thank you so much for joining and sharing at Just Us Girls this week!

  2. How very beautiful Vicky, I love the arch hugs and the leaves in such pretty Autumnal colours, beautiful photo of Eva.Know what you mean about the "What do I wear" season :)

  3. I LOVE that you used muted tones on this gorgeous card, Vicky!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CTD this week!

  4. Fabulous card. Love that Greetery arch set and dies. Great stamping around the arch too.

    Super shot of Eva in her all weather gear!!!! X

  5. Oh, this is such a wonderful card, Vicky! I love the design and the arched greeting! Thanks for playing at Just Us Girls.

  6. Your outline autumnal leaves are beautiful around the wonderful stamped central arch ,love the wording.Eva will always get it right,lucky her not having to worry about what to wear

  7. Arches are very pleasing on the eye Vicky, one of my oldest yet most used die sets are arch shaped. Lovely stamping as well, many thanks for sharing with us at We Love Stamping challenge.

    B x

  8. Yes, truly a beautiful card and I love seeing pictures of your dog.

  9. What a fabulous design I simply adore your card with that beautiful arch and sentiment and I love how you layered the leaves. Still very hot here in Greece but lovely and cool at night which is so much better.Eva is so lucky to be able to have a dip whenever she feels like and not worry about her attire

  10. Oooooo I am loving the arched sentiment! Love the background too, another fab card. Made me chuckle how we have that problem every year, twice in fact, and still struggle! Xxx

  11. Love the soft tones on your card, Vicky! xoxo

  12. Just so beautiful and I love the script of the sentiment. Thank you for sharing with us at We Love Stamping challenge.

  13. I love how you framed that wonderful sentiment with the colorful overlapping leaves, Vicky. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.


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