Friday, 15 June 2012

Simply Scored diagonal texture

I can never resist the colour swatches at the ColourQ site! Come and have a look at the cards I made for this week's challenge:


The thing that grabbed me about the inspiration picture (scroll down to see it) was the texture of the tie and I was able to recreate that very easily using my Simply Scored diagonal plate! I used my largest square punch to cut out a square and matted it onto smooth card stock in the same colour. Then it was ready to be sprinkled with punched flowers...


...or die cut butterflies! This Beautiful Wings embosslits die has got to be one of the most-used dies in my crafting square metre!


You get lots of embossed butterflies from one pass through the Big Shot with this die, but I chose to use the lined one to link up to the textured background as well as two of the tiniest butterfly.


Here are the flowers too, snipped between the petals and centred with self-adhesive pearls. I love that there are three different sizes of pearls on these sheets as well as strings of pearls to save a lot of time if you want a long row on a project. The sentiment is Elegant Thank You, a single stamp which has flourishes above and below the text; I wanted only the simple upper case sentiment though so I used a marker and my stamp-a-majig to achieve that.

Here's what you'll need to make today's cards:
Stamps: Elegant Thank You
Ink: Night of Navy marker
Card stockWhisper White, Lucky Limeade, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Marina Mist
Other: Simply Scored with diagonal plate, Basic pearls, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Itty Bitty and Boho Blossoms punches, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.


You're probably familiar with the Harry Potter stories, set at a boarding school for wizards and witches. In the books, pupils are placed in 'houses' and given points for good work or behaviour - just like some real life schools. Harry and his friends are in Gryffindor House and there are lots of references in the stories to points being allocated or taken away! You may be wondering why I've mentioned this, but I just wanted you to have all the information before hearing just how mad my daughter actually is... Yesterday morning I overheard her talking to the cat (no, not in French this time!) "Aaaah, Tuppence, you are so adorable," she said. "Ten points to Kittendor!" It must be the Chemistry revision getting to her.

Crafters' weather is forecast for pretty much all the UK tomorrow so have fun everyone! Unfortunately, it's also my youngest son's school summer fair...

See you very soon,

28 comments:

  1. LOVE them SO much Vicki! ...and from now on...bad weather will always be referred to as "crafter's weather"!! Lol!!

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  2. The diagonals are just the perfect touch...and what a simple touch to snip the flowers but it adds so much!

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  3. Great cards - I really like the textured square layered onto the solid coloured one. Such a nice detail.
    And I echo your enthusiasm for the Beautiful Wings embosslits die. It's fabulous!
    Cheers, Karen

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  4. Love the diagonals of the lovely little thank you cards...

    Anne

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  5. Firstly: I absolutely ADORE your ColourQ inspired cards.

    Secondly: I LOVE the way your cat gets so much attention!

    It always sounds like there is so much love and humour in your household. Are you willing to adopt? I'm housetrained, honest!

    xxx

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  6. PS: But I do come with 2 mental chickens! xxx

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  7. Note to self: never underestimate the power of an embossed line!
    Stunning cards, Vicky! Your daughter's not going to know what to do with herself when she's finished her exams!

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  8. Love how you cased the pattern of the tie, Vicky...brilliant!! Both cards are super x

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  9. Stunning cards and love the colours! xxx

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  10. Love the colours Vicky!

    Sarah x

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  11. Lovely card...you know how to take the least amount of elements and combine them for the most impact! Amazing! So glad you played with us this week, of course! And Kittendor would be a perfect addition to Hogwarts!

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  12. Lovely Vicky!! Have a good weekend
    M x

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  13. Fabulous card Clare - love the colour combination - simply stunning :)xx

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  14. These a lovely little notelets - just had a word with Louis - he's in Hufflepuss! - Jacqueline xx

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  15. hehe kittendor - that gave me such a giggle! so sweet! Love the card - the colours are so gorgeous. M x

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  16. Haha! Crafters weather! Isn't it just! Good luck with the school fete, I hope you don't get too wet.
    Lovely CAS cards Vicky, and a perfect use of these gorgeous colours.

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  17. Lovely cards, Vicky, the embossing is the best! The story of your daughter is too fun, tell her I must be mad to as I say some funny things to my cats. The best I have yet, when my dil was dating my son, she visited and one of the first things she asked my son was, "why do you say excuse me to the cat?" We all do it and without even thinking about it, cats are the best!!! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week and sharing your card!

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  18. Love the colours on your card Vicky and the layout. Good to see you getting to grips with your scoring board ;) I knew you'd love it! Sarah xx

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  19. These are so beautiful in their simplicity. I think I may have to take out my diagonal plate now!

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  20. 10 points for Vicky and a star I would say ! Stylish and elegant cards , dynamic uncluttered and totally adorable. Am off to find ourt what a diagonal plate is now ! Happy crafting ! We are finally having summer 36 today !!!

    Marie

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  21. Vicky these are amazing! Adding these to my CASE file for sure. And love the story..made me smile:)

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  22. Wonderful cards Vicky, the colours are fantastic.

    Great tale about your daughter, such an innocent sweet mind. Such a shame our teenagers get given a hard time by certain media's when it's very obvious there are GOOD ones being raised in loving and caring families.

    Have a good weekend x

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  23. Really pretty cards Vicky, I love how you used the same embossed square with the flowers and butterflies. Very CASEable.

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  24. Awesome CAS card and use of the CQ colors! Thanks for joining us...hugs ~S~

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  25. Very stylish and great use of the colours. Love the scored panels. Your daughter is coping with the stresses of exams very well. Glad to see she has her sense of humour intact. Made me smile. x

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  26. Wonderful CAS cards! I love the way you have sprinkled the accents across the center square on them:) Thanks so much for playing at ColourQ this week! :)

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  27. ooo I love how you used these colours and the embossed texture is spot on...... I just hopped over to see if the winner has been announced because I reckon you could do it again this week!!!
    I really wanted to play along with these colours :0(
    Jenny x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x