Posts tagged ‘Fresh vintage’

March 18, 2012

A fabulously floral Mother’s Day …

I received some beautiful flowers for Mother’s Day … 

They are gorgeous and I’m sure my photos don’t do them justice – they are stunning in real life, and the colours are amazing – I feel totally spoiled.

In cake class this week, we made a floral plaque …

And I made some Mother’s Day cards for my friends using the fresh vintage sale-a-bration stamp set …

a pink and a blue …


I stamped the same design I’d used on my gift bags here.  

I liked the way the blue one turned out so much that I made a smaller, A6 size version for a birthday card we made at Velda’s craft evening this week too…

I love the effect of the two tone colours on the main image.

Bashful blue and marina mist colours go so well together. 


All papercraft supplies from Stampin’ Up!

Card recipe: stamps: fresh vintage, create a cupcake; cardstock: whisper white, bashful blue, pretty in pink; inks: bashful blue, pretty in pink, regal rose; accessories: stampin write markers in marina mist and regal rose, whisper white satin ribbon, pretty in pink satin ribbon, whisper white taffeta ribbon, pearls, stamp-a-majig, glue dots, stampin dimensionals, sponge daubers.


I took flowers to the garden of remembrance for my own mum this weekend – St Patrick’s Day will always remind me of her.    

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March 15, 2012

Bring out the flags …

I’m so excited! My lovely friend, Eunice, passed her PhD last week! Her viva done and thesis submitted – just the corrections to go – she must be delighted! All her hard work has paid off. Eunice is one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet. She is kind, caring, works really hard and yet can always spare a moment or two to ask how you are, or just to say hi. I am so very proud of her – she deserves to do well.

So I wanted to make Eunice a card to congratulate her and wish her well for the future. I took inspiration from a card I saw recently on Pinterest, by Debby Hughes. I loved the bunting flags and Eunice’s success was definitely an occasion to get the flags out!



I used the petite pennants builder punch from Stampin’ Up! to punch out bunting, or flag shapes, from the gorgeous enchantment designer series paper, currently available for FREE during sale-a-bration with a £45 spend. I just love the colours of the paper – so cheerful. I teamed it up with bashful blue cardstock for my “sky”, with “clouds” punched out from whisper white cardstock using the cupcake builder punch. Some certainly celery cardstock, punched with the eyelet border punch, brought the colours together. I tied a knot with regal rose grosgrain ribbon (sadly retired) which I love, and which complemented the colours of the dsp perfectly. I find grosgrain ribbon ties really neatly and sits so well on cards – love it!

I used a crumb cake card base, stamped in versamark ink with the small flower image from the fresh vintage stamp set (also available for FREE during sale-a-bration). Having corner rounded the bottom corners, I added some faux stitching with a white gel pen to give it that finishing touch. I added a strip of the same paper on the inside too, and a line of faux stitching to match.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up!

Card recipe: stamps: fresh vintage sale-a-bration set, for my family; cardstock: whisper white, certainly celery, crumb cake, bashful blue; inks: versamark, early espresso; accessories:enchantment designer series sale-a-bration papers, petite pennants builder punch, cupcake builder punch, eyelet border punch, corner rounder punch, regal rose grosgrain ribbon (retired), linen thread, tombow glue, stampin dimensionals, white gel pen, stamp-a-majig.

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