Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Bold and Beautiful Maggie!

I have moved away from my comfort zone with this card and gone for more bright and bold colours!
This Maggie with flowers image from Sugar Nellie was one of the first stamps that I bought and it is still one of my firm favourites. I coloured her in with watercolour pencils (her dress is green but it doesn't show very well on the photo) and cut her out with my nestabilities, the green scalloped circle has been cut from DCWV CS. Pink stripe background paper is from papermania and has been matted onto pink CS that has been embossed with the swiss dots CB folder. Stitched flower borders are 'sew simple' rub on's from doodlebug. Stamped sentiment is from hero arts and has been paper pieced and then 3d'd with some foam. The background bright flower paper was free with a magazine.

I am struggling to get much crafting done at the moment as we are due to move house in 3 weeks and so we have been busy clearing out the loft, garage etc. So please bear with me if I don't post as much over the next few weeks. I can't wait to just get into the new house, where I wil have my own craft room. I have already been planning in my head what new furniture and storage solutions I will need. I feel a trip to Ikea coming on!

Hope you are all well. Thanks for stopping by to look at my blog!

Vicky x


Sandra said...

Hi Vicky,beautiful card,lovely fresh colours,i love Maggie,i've got afew Maggie and Hamish stamps i think they are so easy to work with.I like the effect with the rub-ons and like how you've done the sentiment.Sometimes it's nice to leave our comfort zones...
Have a lovely day,
Sandra x

Sharon said...

Love this card Vicky, it's so bright & cheerful. I have this stamp too & it's one of my favorites as it's so easy to paperpiece. All the best with the move, you lucky thing getting your own craft room. Mine is in the loft but I have to share it with suitcases & boxes full of rubbish lol!!
Sharon :-)x

Tara said...

Your Maggie looks so pretty and summery Vicky!
Good luck with the move, hope all goes smoothly for you as it is a stressful time. Don't lose any of your crafting stash now, will you? xx

Jill said...

wow Vicky I love the colours, and your colouring it's a beautiful card Jill x

All Pink girl said...

Wow this is so cute and gorgeous ,love it ,Dawnx

Han said...

Gorgeous card it is so cheerful. Hope everything goes well with the move and how exciting getting a new craft room and planning it all xx

Shary said...

hi Vicky
The hanglar stamps that you commented on, on my blog are coming to Funky Kits soon I think. I don't have any of the stamps just images that have been sent to me.

Vicki said...

What a beautiful card Vicky, lovely bright and fresh colours and another fab layout. Sometimes it's good to step out of your comfort zone, you'll be surprised at what happens....lol!!! Good luck with the house move, I hope everything goes well for you. I bet you can't wait to set up your own craft room. I recently paid a few trips to Ikea for my room, it's nearly as I want it. Take care and all the very best xx vicki xx

Sarita said...

Hi Vicki,

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my new blog. It is still in it's infancy but I think I'm getting there! I so glad to have "found" you too, your cards are gorgeous, and I have now added you to as a fave to my blog!

I will be noseying around your blog regularly now I know where you are!

Take care, Love Sarita xxx

pickle said...

Fabulous card vicky love the layour and the backing paper is gorgeous.

Thansk for your comments on my block.
You can buy the panduro stamps here:
haven't ordered from there myself so not sure what the service/delivery is like.

The ones I have where from an image swap. I would have stamped you some up for you otherwise.

Anyway hope that helps,
Kerry x

kerry said...

Gorgeous card Vicky! I love the bright happy colours, fab lo & cute image!!

Good luck with your house move & I'm sooo not jealous that you're getting a craft room.....lol!
Kerry xxx

My Paper World said...

Very cute!

Andrea said...

Wow, great card.

Stacey said...

Wow, this is so bright and colourful but absolutely perfect. Gorgeous! ~x~