Thursday, 14 June 2012

Blue Bordering on Romance

Hello!  It's another colour challenge from me today.  This time it's Colour Q and the lovely combination of blues and green that they're asking us to work with.  I've been playing with Bordering on Romance and I decided to rotate the corner flower stamp through 360 degrees to make a floral square.

The flowers are coloured mostly in Bashful Blue and Night of Navy, with the little ones in Marina Mist (the closest I had to Brocade Blue).  The stamp-a-ma-jig featured prominently in today's card, necessary for both positioning the corners correctly and lining up the sentiment from Love & Laughter in the middle.  I picked out the words 'love' and 'laughter' with my Night of Navy marker before stamping.  This was then mounted onto Bashful Blue and Night of Navy card.

Stamps: Bordering on Romance, Love & Laughter
Ink: Basic Black, marker pens in Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Lucky Limeade and Basic Black
Card: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy and Whisper White
Other: stamp-a-ma-jig, aqua painter (to soften the lime green of the leaves)

As always, if any of these supplies have caught your eye, please do not hesitate to get in touch by phone on 07977 141605 or email.  I would be delighted to assist you with your crafty makes and place a SU order for you.

My husband has taken this week as holiday and is being ever so useful around the house.  He's been doing pretty much all of the cooking and washing up, which I really do appreciate!  It does lead to some interesting culinary presentation moments though.  When I asked if he could use up some meat from a barbecue, here is what he came up with:

Crackers, just like me!  Thanks as always for visiting me today,


  1. Beautiful card, Victoria. Love those blues. Your lunch made me smile x

  2. OMG, Victoria, LMAO! You two must be a laugh riot morning 'til night. I'd say he is one cool dude to do cooking and washing up (mine does the former only, but that's still awesome) and the plate decorating! When you started the next sentence, "It does lead to some interesting ...," I turned my eyes away ...

    LOVE your card. I never think of square cards 'cause I don't have any square envelopes, but I love the look of them, especially so adorably balanced with flowers as you've done!

  3. great card! so glad you decided to join us at the ColourQ this week!!

  4. oh wow, ooh Victoria the card is gorgeous but errm I can't help it I think the food is prettier! had a good giggle with this tonight Karen x

  5. I'm still laughing! Your husband is a treasure! Anyone with a sense of humour like that is a "keeper" for sure! And I loved your card. Gorgeous design!

  6. LOL--LOVE your food! I need to do this to my DH sometime! ;) Your card is just beautiful, I LOVE it...I hope you stop by my blog, dear. I have a surprise for you there/on Technique Tuesday! :)

  7. Well, the card is just FAB . . . and you (and a few others) are REALLY making me push this set up the wish list!

    Your hubby's culinary presentations are just hilarious. I'm gonna show them to MY hubby . . . .

    Sarn xxx

  8. Fab card Victoria and what a great hubby!!!! Shame to eat it........ Congratulations on becoming at DT member on Addicted to Stamps - I got chosen as well so it'll be great working with you all. I've arranged a Stampin Up Extravaganza Day tomorrow for my craft group and I have an awfully long wishlist!!!

    Karen x

  9. Wonderful card. Beautfiul colours. Bravo ! It's very successful !

    Hugs from France.

  10. Such a great idea to use those beautiful flowers as a frame for your sentiment Victoria! I daren't show your hubby's dishes to my children because I know I'd be sacked as an incompetent chef! Vicky x

  11. Victoria, I love the card and in particular, the stamp set.

    And love the designer food plates. I bet you have made a lot of people smile!

  12. I love the way you made a border from this stamp, Victoria! Looks like your hubby is talented too! You can't help but smile at that presentation!

  13. Fab card Victoria, great idea to frame the sentiment with the fab flowers. Glad to see hubby is making himself useful.

  14. Oh Victoria, your dinner has given me a good laugh, they never grow up, do they! Your card is lovely, super colouring. xx

  15. Beautiful card Victoria - that set is next on my wish list!! Your food looks very yummy too! - Jacqueline xx

  16. Good girl Victoria you have Sam well trained lol!!!. So nice to get a break though and have someone else do the chores.
    Victoria your card is so beautiful and those colours work so well with that yummy floral stamp. I love the sentiment too. Hugs Clare xxx

  17. What a lovely card, Victoria, but the award goes to your husband's awesome use of paper plates! Love the meals he fixed using up stuff! It is wonderful that you can share the fun you do and I have enjoyed your post today! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week and sharing your card, hope you visit again!

  18. What a lovely way to use this stamp and the colours are super. Hee Hee I love your husbands cooking, it's all in the presentation after all. x

  19. Well your card is did a great job making a border with that stamp! But your hubby's culinary creations just cracked me up! FUN! Thanks for playing with us this week!

  20. I like your hubby's sense of humour :0) those faces are hilarious!!!
    Super card too, the colour palate was just perfect for your design :0)
    Jenny x

  21. Can you send your husband over to my house - every thought about renting him out!!!!!! Great sense of humor and quite delicious looking too. What more could you ask from life. A very funny husband that helps - a gorgeous cat that loves - and a tremendous talent for making beautiful cards!


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