Saturday, 17 February 2018


A wedding card to share today made with a stamp set that was a freebie from a mag.
I very rarely buy the crafting mags but there were quite a few stamps on the outside of this one which were mostly cake/tea themed - and I don't own many of these types of stamps (sounded a good enough excuse to me when I put it in the shopping trolley - although doubt dear husband thought the same......😘😘)

It's amazing though that a stamp doesn't look very big when attached to a whole sheet but when you stamp it, it suddenly looks HUGE!!!
After stamping it, I then had to decide what to do with it... then I remembered this much neglected die set (most of my die sets are neglected - LOL).

I embossed the bottom under the stamp a little and coloured the stand with Spun Sugar DI and a pale grey promarker before die cutting.
Did some subtle sponging (Tumbled Glass) round the bare white background of the stamp although it doesn't show up very well in the pic - just to take away the starkness of the white.
Layered up the two die cuts on foam pads, added some stickles to the cake tops and a pink pearl.
Sentiment stamped in Versafine, die cut and more foam pads!
Looks OK I think?

Sharing over at -
Crafty Friends Challenge - Love is in the Air
MTTC - Love is all you need
Cut it Up - Layers of Love
Alphabet - 'X' = Xtra Special Occasion
Crafting With Friends - A/Goes

We have a lovely day here for a change - been out this morning and it was nice to see the blue sky instead of watching the rain!
Thanks for visiting me today - hope all is OK in your  corner of blogland. x


Barb said...

It's a lovely card Viv. The little cakes look very pretty decorated with sparkle and pink pearls and I love the die cuts. Barbxx

brenda said...

Sounds reasonable to me Viv and what a delicate creation as well. Just back from Marbella, popped along to offer support at the warm weather training session (I wish) !! But 5 is defo my fav number at the mo.

B x

Carole said...

Very pretty card the pearls on the cup cakes. Wet here today...again!!

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card and a great touch with the subtle pink, love the font of the sentiment too.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

I can see how the magazine fell into your shopping trolley Viv, its a super stamp. Your card looks fantastic.
Yvonne xx

Di said...

Gorgeous card Viv! Clever girl - it's perfect, as always!


Di xx

aussie aNNie said...

Oh wow Viv lovely card and do those cakes look yummy. Fabulous stamp and love the pearls on top...very artistic.xx[aNNie' blog]

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

It's nice when the old and new supplies play so well together, isn't it? You found the perfect combination! Your card turned out really beautiful.

Thanks for joining us for our Layers of Love challenge at Cut it Up!


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic wedding card Viv.

Sue xx

Ine Creaine said...

Very nice. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Dora said...

Beautiful and so elegant.

Cara said...

Lovely card, like you I have that die set sat neglected somewhere. Fortunately, I do the shopping on my day off whilst hubby is at work, so can smuggle in tempting craft mags!

Pollard Carole said...

Stunning card a very beautiful design Love and hugs Carole x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Gorgeous Viv. The image fits perfectly in your beautifully die cut card and I really like the subtle pink that you’ve used. The little gems look great on the cup cakes too and give your card the perfect finish. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Cazro said...

Such an elegant card. Thanks for joining in with us at My Time To Craft. Caz DT. Hope your well and taking care of you. Caz

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge, good luck!!! Amy DT

Linby said...

This is beautiful. I got that mag too! Hope my cards turn out as pretty as this one.

Stamping Bubbles said...

That is a perfectly good reason to buy a magazine Viv and one I would use. I love what you have been done with the stamp, it is a beautiful wedding card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
Crafty hugs

Pia S said...

ElegAnt and delicate. The image is perfect for for a wedding card, but many other occasions as well, so I think it was a good buy to get the freebies:)