Saturday, 9 April 2011

Hope and Strength!

Good morning all!

Its the weekend at last and the sun is shining. What a beautiful day!! I am just packing up to go and see my family for the weekend. I didn't get to see my mum last weekend for mothers day as I was working, so we're heading over to see them today and staying over night.

Today I have a beautiful card to show you that I made using a set from the new Stampin Up mini catalogue. It's called Hope and Strength, a set that Stampin' Up have produced in aid of breast cancer research. Stampin Up is donating £1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for every set sold. (Please click on the link on my side bar for more details). So many of our lives have been touched by this horrible disease, mine probably more than most. Not only has this disease affected friends and family of mine, but as a District Nurse I have looked after many patients with this disease and seen the devastating effect it can have on them and their families lives . That's why I have decided to also donate £1 to Cancer Research UK for every set that I sell.

The simply decorated inside (this has become an addiction)...


CS: SU Crumb Cake, Pink Piroutte, Very Vanilla

Stamps: Hope and Strength

Tools: SU Scallop Trim Border punch, SU Large Heart Punch, Square Lattice
Embossing Folder & Sponge Daubers

Misc: SU adhesive pearls

I love the backgound you can make with this beautiful scroll/swirl stamp form the set and I also used it to stamp a pattern on the corner on the inside. This square lattice embossing folder, along with this Hope and Strength set, are some of my favourite items in the new mini catalogue so I couldn't wait to combine them on a card together!!

Well I must get off & start to think about getting my bag packed, it's not going to pack itself, and my husband definately won't be packing it!! Lol!

Thanks for stopping by. Please don't forget to leave me a comment so I know you've been, I love to read them. Have a great weekend everyone, and I'll be back in a few days with another project to share with you.

Hugs, Vicky ~x~


Deb said...

your card is so beautiful Vicky, love the text inside the heart!
enjoy the rest of your weekend!
happy crafting, Debxx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Vicky.

Hugs Riet.xx

craftyb said...

so pretty Vicky - love the colours together! Hope you had a lovely weekend! bx

Vicky Hayes said...

This is such a beautiful set and I think everyone should own one for such a good cause. Love what you've done with it here - that embossing folder is gorgeous!