My Lovely Friends

Thursday, 5 June 2014


Hi everyone I'm here with my first inspiration post for Live & Love Crafts & wow I am sooooo nervous. As you know the theme this week is Fran-Tage............yeah I'm sure the girls hated this theme lol. Yeah right I'm sure I heard screams of excitement lol......... Now this was quite a rush card as I should have been posting Saturday but Alyce asked if I would swap with her yesterday.
Anyhoo's I have used the uber gorgeous new Stempelglede stamps that Sandy has just added to her store recently............ OMG I sooooooooo love these, I want them all!!
The image is from Stempelglede's stamp set called 'Vintage Garden', sooooo pretty!!
Now its my first time colouring a bird so please be kind lol. I have triple embossed with UTEE powder, cracked it in places.........I dont put mine in the freezer as I've found sometimes pieces can pop out when you crack it & it works just as well even if you dont freeze it ;0)
I've also stamped a Postcard mark with a Magnolia stamp.

The gorgeous papers are Pion Studio Of Memories, I love these with the frames as they are perfect for decorating inside of the card. I also stamped the inside of the frame with Stempelglede's 'Just A Note', which is a gorgeous set of sentiment stamps. I've also added dies to the inside, well do you really think I would only use 1 die lol.

Using the same 'Just A Note' stamp set I also made a tag & added shabby seam binding to it. The tag reads 'I Treasure Your Friendship', isn't it gorgeous!!
The small tag I cut from Pion 'Vintage Garden - Tags' 12x12 sheet. I distressed the edges, inked them & added a charm. I also used a small postage rubber stamp & stamped a postage mark onto it ;0)
I coloured the image with copics but didnt write down the colours sorry, TBH my mojo was not working when I was colouring & after originally trying with other mediums I then went sit in bed, put on Homefront with Jason Statham & pulled out my copics...........
Many of you have said you cant watch tv & colour, well I only watch things I've seen at least twice lol, & all Jason Statham movies I've seen twice, the good ones anyway lol.

I've added Shabby Blue Fran-Tage to the wooden bird cage & to the corners of the box. The metal corner I covered with Shabby White Fran-Tage. Also you cannot see it very well but I also stamped the corners of the bottom paper with a stamp from 'Vintage Garden' stamp set as well. Think you can just see the brown ink on the top left hand corner/side lol.

All links are below to take you to items used.

Thank you sooooooooooo much for stopping by. Please enter my candy & help to raise money for Cancer Research, all I'm asking for is £2...........its nothing but when all put together can go a long way.

Huge squishy hugs
Vicky xxx


Blankina said...

Amazing shabby chic card Vicky..
( hope your donations for the race are coming in a huge amount..)
Ciao Blankina

Sandra H said...

Hi Vicky So beautiful and so much talent ....your image and colouring is absolutely stunning as is the layout of your card so pleased to see the sponsor money is growing xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card
hugs Tamara

Sheri said...

Oh my WORD!! What a beautiful work of art!! ♥

Carol S. said...

Stunning card and loving the beautiful image. Love all the embellies. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Beth Brovold said...

HOLY SMOKES Vicky this is STUNNING!! Congrats on your first post for L& fit right in with this uber talented team!!!!! Love these stamps...I'll have to take a peek at them...although my colouring just doesn't reach your AMAZING level!!!
Take care,

Sue said...

Totally stunning Vicky. I love the image, wonderful colouring and gorgeous papers with such beautiful detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

Sharon said...

This is stunning Vicky and beautifully coloured. Fabulous design and embellishments.
I have just bought my first set of Stempleglede stamps and can't wait to use them.
Enjoy the rest of your evening.
Hugs Sharon. x

Curly said...

Vicky This is OMG gorgeous as always, your work is exceptional,
Have a lovely day
Crafty hugs & kind regards
Bridget :) x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous your colouring on the bird and flowers and gorgeous card details.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Vicky what a stunning card. Love the image. Its such a long time since I triple embossed but it looks great on your card. Susan xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gob-smacking gorgeous sweetie. Your colouring of the bird is awesome.


Fabiola said...

une vraie merveille pour les yeux Vicky, biz

Unknown said...

Hi Vicky,
Nothing to be nervous about! Fab card, great post. Beautiful colouring; glad to see you're enjoying the SG stamps. Agree with the freezer issue; it has happened to me as well.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts