Saturday, 23 February 2013

Paper Piercing

Many thanks for your prayers and messages for my husband's health.  I will keep you updated.

This afternoon I have taken some much-needed time out for *me*, totally ignoring the two sets of exercise books needing marking, the three foot pile of ironing and our disgusting kitchen floor!!

It's been ages since I've taken part in Less is More, though I still have a nosey most Saturday mornings, so I really enjoyed paper piercing for this week's challenge.  I rooted through my stamp sets to find something suitable and my eye fell upon Flowering Flourishes as I've seen some really beautiful cards on Pinterest made using this stamp set.  As part of the flourish design is done in dots, I decided to pierce them.

I couldn't decide what to add for the sentiment and was about to make it an anniversary card when my mobile beeped... it was a dear friend who told me of her engagement to another friend of ours.  Well, with such happy happy news, the card just had to become a congratulations card for them both.

Stamps: Flowering Flourishes, Trust God
Ink: Basic Black, Raspberry Ripple (this is my absolute favourite of the new in-colours!)
Card: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple
Other: stamp-a-ma-jig, Elegant Butterfly punch, pearls

I'd also like to join in again with Word Art Wednesday's challenge.

I just love today's cat picture (assuming the spelling mistakes are deliberate... linguist's nervous twitch!):

Thanks so much for visiting,


  1. This is lovely Victoria and the colours work beautifully.
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  2. Hola Victoria, how many time with out you, i´m glad to see you but i hope your husban is better.
    Gorgeous and elegant card Victoria, perfect piercing, i like the red, very vibrant!well done Vactoria, i hope to see you again.
    A warm hug from Palma

  3. Beautiful card sweetie, really elegant. Sorry to hear things are not so good at home with hubby - happy to add him to my prayer list. Would you like me to light a candle for him at Mass tomorrow? Hugs Squirrel xx

  4. Thi is SO elegant, Victoria. I love the sentiment and the colors you've used, Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Hi mate, I'm so glad that you have taken some "you" time. I so hope that Sam is improving as I have been so worried about you guys. I have just emailed you.
    This is such a beautiful card hun and how perfect to have turned it into an Engagement card. Big hugs Clare xxxx

  6. Your card is fabulous ! Very elegant ! Sensible choice of colours. Magnificent composition. I like !

    If you want, you can participate in the Challenge Charisma Cardz this week. You are in height in the theme !

    Hugs from France.

  7. This is a lovely card, great stamp and lovely colours too. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and well done for taking some "me time" Hugs, Claire x

  8. Such an elegant card Victoria, love those swirls:) Hope you have good news of your husband soon!
    Val x

  9. Wonderful card Victoria! Almost chocked at the piccie - I hadn't scrolled right down and when I saw the kitten just burst out laughing.

    Still sending positive vibes for your hubby.

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. sweet card victoria... love the colours

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  11. Fabulous card, Victoria! I also love your cats lol!

  12. This is so elegant and such a happy event! Praying for you and your husband for faith and healing.

  13. Still thinking of you both :). I'm glad you've had some 'me time', you need to occasionally!! Kitchen floors can wait........
    Beautiful, elegant card btw
    Jan xxxx

  14. A beautiful and elegant card Victoria. I love the dark swirls and red butterfly. The addition of pearls is just perfect. I hope your husband is progressing well. Well done for taking "me" time.

  15. Hi Victoria - crafting got me through my husband's illness (and still is) so I hope it helps you too. Your card is lovely - I never thought of piercing the dots in that flourish - I might give it a go now! - Jacqueline xx

  16. Sending you and Hubby hugs! Glad you got some "me" time - no matter how often you do ironing it will always be there!
    Great card and love the colourway!

  17. I'm glad you took some "me" time! You need it to keep yourself healthy for your husband. The card is stunning!

  18. I seem to have missed so much, I love this latest card Victoria and all of the ones that come before it.
    I'm sorry to hear your husband is not well, I do hope he is on the mend.
    Take care of yourself and keep crafting.

  19. Beautiful card, Victoria! The paper piercing and pearls are perfect accents for the lovely stamping. Sue x

  20. Beautiful Victoria. This looks a fab set and I love the addition of the butterfly and the pearls. x

  21. wow I love this too Victoria cant beat simple red white with a great verse too oh and just letting you know have linked over to you on my latest post - thank you for your gift!! see what I did with God bless, Shaz.x

  22. Absolutely fab Victoria - I love the punch and the stamp sets xxx

  23. Using the dots on the stamp design as a template for piercing is a great idea and very effective with these gorgeous flourishes. Hope your husband is continuing to improve. Vicky x

  24. So sorry not been in touch - I lost your blog hun - typical doh moment! Hope all is well big hugs Karen x

  25. Hi Victoria this is another really simple card which looks so elegant. I love the colours and this is a brilliant idea!

    Sorry I didn't read the last post properly , I do hope hubby is feeling better now. I would rather be ill myself than have my hubby poorly!

    Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

    Love the kitty (!) picture - ooops.


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