Saturday, 23 March 2013

Time for a Tipple

Sale-a-bration might be over but there's still lots to be excited about with Stampin' Up!  I have just placed an order for some rather lovely things from the spring/summer catalogue and I can't wait to share with you what I make over Easter.  If you haven't had a peek yet at this seasonal catalogue, drop me an email and I'll post a copy out to you.  If you just can't wait that long, click on the link on my sidebar to see a pdf copy instantly.

In the meantime, here is a Christmas card which I made with the fabulously fun Happy Hour stamp set. It contains a whole host of different tipples, with various exciting adornments and no fewer than five different sentiments.  I decided to stamp three different drinks in a line to play along with Crafty Hazelnut's '3 of something' Christmas challenge as well as her Extra 'anything goes' challenge.

Stamping the drinks required careful use of my stamp-a-ma-jig to get them all in a straight line.  I honestly don't know how I used to stamp without this handy tool.  I use it on almost every card now.  I coloured the stamps in with my marker pens and then adhered the white panel to some beautiful paper from the Be of Good Cheer collection, with the bottom edge punched with my Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch.  I stamped the greeting in Basic Black in the corner and finished off the card with three rhinestones.

Stamps: Happy Hour
Ink: marker pens in Basic Black, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler and River Rock
Card: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Paper: Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper
Other: rhinestones, stamp-a-ma-jig

Thank you to everyone for your kind messages and prayers for my husband.  He has improved a little and we will know more after some more tests this week.

It's a tough choice to know what funny picture I should share with you today as I have amassed quite a collection over the past month or so, mostly because my friend Clare keeps posting them on facebook!  In the end, I chose this one for reasons of sheer hilarity.

Hope you are having a good weekend, safe and cosy inside out of the weather.


  1. Lovely style of card and the three drinks stamps are just right - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

  2. The cat pic made me laugh A LOT !!! and I like your card too.....very merry indeed :)
    LLJ xxxx

  3. It's good to see you Victoria! Great card, I love the clean lines and traditional colours - I'm just enjoying a glass of wine myself.
    I hope you get some good news from your husband's tests later in the week.
    Take care.

  4. Beautiful, and mine's a double, please ;)
    your cat lol made me laugh out loud!

  5. Nice to see you, Victoria! Love your pretty Christmas card, the red and green look great on the kraft, fab stamping. Hope all goes well with your husband's tests. xx

  6. Bwahahahha. almost wet myself at the cat :)) And of course, now I wish I'd ordered that fabby stamp set from you after all, sigh :( Great card, gnash, gnash!!!!! :(

    Hugs, Di xx

  7. Hi Victoria! I wrote a long comment on my Stupidphone at the game this morning, but wasn't sure it went through, don't see it ... just wanted to tell you that I didn't know you were back to more frequent blogging. I've enjoyed catching up with you, except for the part about hubs being ill. I'm so sorry! I've added him to my prayer list and hope that there are sunny skies ahead for both of you!

    (Natch, I would be drawn mysteriously through cyberspace to your Happy Hour card!!)

  8. A super card Victoria, I think we could all be doing with a tipple to warm us up in this weather! Take care. Xx

  9. Love this card - so sharp and cool! And the cat is hil-ar-ious!
    Alison x

  10. Brilliant card and just love the cat! xxx

  11. Great card Victoria. Myself and Mr H gave up tipples for Lent so missing it a little. Never mind nearly Easter. V funny cat pic!!

  12. I love the card Victoria - so clean and looking great. Lovely colours.
    As for the cat - I just did a really loud guffaw! Yup it was THAT loud!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx


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