Monday, 6 August 2012

Quoth the Peacock, "Evermore"

Sorry about the title, it was as witty as I could muster on a Monday morning!  I am about to start the epic task of cleaning out my kitchen cupboards and cleaning my oven, tasks I have been putting off for a good month now.  Before I disappear into a haze of cleaning fumes, I'm popping in with a quick card for this week's Less is More colour challenge of 'blue and green', which, as Chrissie and Mandi point out, are quite tricky colours to combine.  I hope you'll let me off for including an ickle bit of yellow; the photo told me to do it.


I printed the sentiment (in Edwardian Script) in blue and then used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position the quill where I wanted it.  I coloured the quill in Garden Green, a hint of Wild Wasabi around the top, a bit of More Mustard and then the centre in Tempting Turquoise with a few dots of Pacific Point.  So lots of blues and greens!  This panel was then popped up on dimensionals onto more white card.  Easy.


Supplies
Stamps: Nature's Nest
Ink: marker pens in Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, More Mustard, Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point
Card: Whisper White
Other: computer sentiment, stamp-a-ma-jig


I've had a lovely weekend visiting my family, although driving home through the thunderstorms was awful.  I arrived home to find a husband who missed me, a cat who missed me and a craft desk which missed me.  Nice to know I play an important role in our house!

I'm glad you liked my emergency chocolate card from Friday.  Today's picture shows another cat in our house (yes, I have more than Socks... sort of...) indulging in one of life's luxuries:


Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'm slowly catching up on the weekend's commenting, so I should be popping round to see you soon!

48 comments:

  1. Really simple and effective card hun. Hugs, Claire x

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  2. Beautifully done and wonderful CAS. That quill is lovely and the colours you have used are stunning. I, personally, don't mind blue and green... xx

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  3. Great post . . . I love your sense of humour.

    Fab card too.

    Hand over those Ferrero Rocher chocs and no-one will get hurt. xxx

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  4. Stunning card, Victoria! I love the simplicity of it

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  5. Lovely card Victoria. Don't envy you cleaning the oven!!
    Sharon x

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  6. Fabulous card - the image is perfect.
    Kath x

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  7. This is stunning Victoria, I love your LIM cards. It's nice to know everyone missed you, but do they appreciate you more now you are back1
    Pauline
    x

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  8. Cool card lol...looks almost real.x

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  9. this is just fabulous, love it

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  10. Gorgeous & elegant LIM creation. I love green & blue together, they are a fav combo :) Thanks for stopping by at my blog, Shirleyx

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  11. Absolutely beautiful!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  12. Victoria I envy your ambition--I have such a hard time making myself clean the oven. It's the worst...like being a chimney sweep from Mary Poppins! Your card today is simply beautiful--the perfect blue and green combination. Thank you so much for your visits this weekend! And I'm glad you made it safely home in the storm. Hugs to you dearest!

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  13. Very elegant.
    Hope the fumes don't get you!! I hate oven-cleaning :(

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  14. Delightful card - simple but very very elegant

    Kathyk

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  15. Very elegant! Love the colour combo.

    I would say enjoy cleaning your oven, but as it's one of the most vile tasks in the world I won't!

    Hope Socks is better.

    Claire x

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  16. I love that stamp Victoria, a beautiful CAS card. Would you like to defrost my freezer while your at it?! xx

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  17. A very beautiful card! Think the little yellow is perfekt!
    Thanks for commenting my post!

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  18. Perfect stamp for the blue & green theme and a fab card :o) I just scrolled down to your chocolate card - LOVE it!!! Hugs, Lisa x

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  19. Oven cleaning, yuck, just buy a new cooker Victoria lol

    I love your card, that stamp is one l desire. It's detail is beautiful and the way you have positioned it with the sentiment is very clever.

    Good luck with the challenge xx

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  20. Perfect ! Peacock feathers are the perfect combination of blue and green-fabby card Victoria ! :) x

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  21. Beautiful combination of blues and greens! This peacock feather work perfectly and I love the white on white layers.

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  22. Another simply beautiful card! I love it!

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  23. Wow!!!! Beautiful CAS card Victoria......Love the colours too!

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  24. what a beautiful cas card!!!!
    cleaning oven.............YUK!!! i put it off as long as possible!! hope you survived the fumes :)

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  25. This is simple and beautiful. I love it! Ann Y.

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  26. Love your gorgeous card.
    luv
    Debby

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  27. Absolutely perfect Victoria and the the touch of mustard helps it zing!

    Aileen x

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  28. Oh I love this feather Victoria and this is such a good way to use it! Hope the kitchen blitz is going well! Vicky x

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  29. Hi Victoria

    Beautiful card! I have some peacock feathers in my stash that I've had for ages so I may get round to using them now I've been inspired!

    Good Luck with your kitchen cleaning!

    Sarah x

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  30. So beautiful, loving the feather, simply gorgeous. Thanks for your visit and sweet luv. Hugs

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  31. What a fabulous CAS card Victoria. Hope you now have a sparkling kitchen!

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  32. I love peacock feathers and this is a fab LIM card, so CAS.
    Linbyx

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  33. Perfect CAS card Victoria, love the feather! Just popped over when I saw your comment on the ATS admin blog about Socks, hope he's ok! Then it dawned on me that I wasn't getting updates re your blog but I knew I was a follower:) I must have forgotten to save you to my blog list! Just had a scroll down and loved the chocolate card(my favourite bar) and the beautiful cup. I nearly bought that stamp set but changed my mind, but it's so pretty:)
    Val x

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  34. Just gorgeous - the peacock: what a perfect combination of blue and green! I love this CAS card - I still can't quite get the hang of doing them, but I so love them when I see a cracker like this. Beautiful!
    Alison x

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  35. There is a spare bed at mine if you want to come and clean my kitchen for me. The bedroom is next to my craft room so you can pop in when you have finished!
    Gorgeous card there. Love the colours.
    Your cat can keep the FRs, I am allergic to them!
    xx

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  36. Beautiful simple and clean card!

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  37. Hi Victoria, that's an awesome looking feather, great card my friend.

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  38. Beautiful card, so simple yet stunning. Love the peacock feather stamp xx

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  39. Love this card Victoria - the feather is gorgeous and am very impressed that you can use the stamp jig thingy! I just can't get the hang of it at all.

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  40. Very very beautiful, I love, love, love.

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  41. Simply perfect!
    Thanks very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  42. Another fabulous card Victoria, could just eat those chocs too, cute cat also :) Viv xx

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  43. Well done on being showcased with your fabulous card!

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  44. Love it! Love the colours, love the simplicity, love the stamp set. Just Love It!

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  45. Congratulations, Victoria, for the shout-out at LIM for your fantastic feathery card!!

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  46. Hi Victoria, congrats on your card being showcased at LIM! Hugs, Sue x

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