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Monday, 10 January 2011

SOMETHING DIFFERENT!....................................

Evening all!

Hope you are well on this Monday evening and I'm starting to feel slightly better now! Still resting and taken pain killers, but definitely better then last week :o)
So, what did you think of Dancing on Ice??, well I'm on team Vanilla Ice ( ice ice baby lol!), big fan back in the 80's and I even bought his album ( yep very sad I know lol! ) and I thought the girl presenter ( cannot remember her name oops!) was very good too, even tho' she was in the bottom three!!

So onto tonight's card. Well I have tried something new today!, bet you guessing what lol, well I have used NO backing papers at all!. Well I have seen so many other fab crafters do this, so I thought why not??. I actually like this card!, so refreshing not to have to match papers and I think I will definitely do more of the style. So what do you think?? really love your opinion :o)

So this cute couple is going into the following Challenges :-
Craft 4 Eternity # 1 ~ A fab Sketch
Sweet Stampin ~ Try Something Different ~ NO BACKING PAPER!!
DigiStamp Boutique ~ January Competition
Cupcake Craft # 124 ~ Something New ~ My Heart Punch!
Stamp Something ~ January Digi Day!

Crafty Cardmakers # 37 ~ Using red and a die cut

Pippa & Sonny with Rose ~ DigiStamp Boutique

Close up of image

Close up of Hearts

Side View

Items Used

White Card & Ribbon ~ Stash
Colouring Medium ~ Promarkers & Chalks
Embossing Folder ~ Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots"
Card Candy ~ Craftwork cards
Heart Punch ~ MS "Lace Scallop"

Thank you for looking and all your lovely comments :o)

So there you are, NO paper and do you like my new heart punch?? I think it's gorgeous!

Right I'm off to catch some of your fabby blogs before the Soaps starts lol!

Have  a great evening



Lisa said...

Hi Vicky, Wow fab card! Such a sweet image and I love the red & white colour combo.

I agree it is sometimes nice to make a card without having to match the papers :-)

Lisa x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Hi Vicky glad you are feeling a little better today.

Your card is gorgeous and I love the idea of not having to match backing papers. Love the red and white combo and your heart punch it is my favourite too.

Hugs Sarahxx

pinky said...

I love these cute little image, makes one gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is stunning I love the style the colours look awesome. I actually went back up to have another lookskie cus it really is lush. I have the heart punch & I agree its fab. Glad you feeling better than last week hun, take care.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Vicky said...

Oooops me again I forgot to also say thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin hun, good luck.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Anonymous said...

Wow gorgeous card! Great layout and colours and the image is fab!
I can't comment on any program on tv as i rarely watch tv. The only thing i am interested in is CSI.
Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Love it Vicky! The red and white on its own is really striking and what a fab image! Glad you are feeling a bit better.
Helen x

Sally said...

Hi Vicky,
Glad you are feeling better. Im sure extra crafting would be just what the doctor ordered :)
I really like your card. I think with the embossed background it looks just as effective as background paper. Red and white is such a great colour combo.
Look forward to seeing more like this :)
Hugs Sally xxx

Lindsey said...

Glad you are feeling better!
Gorgeous card, really striking
Linds x

Lynsey said...

Hi Vicky, fantastic card, it works really well without any patterned paper.
Hugs Lynsey x

Cathy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it hun. I really like CAS and white cards, make lots but have only just recently braved blogging them ... it is gorgeous :)
And yes love that heart punch too.
Cathy xx

Chrissie said...

So glad you're feeling brighter Vicky!
Wow!! I love the look of this card, I'd never have thought about not using any backing papers, but it has such impact (especially with those scrummy red hearts)
lol Chrissie xx

Claire said...

WOW this is stunning hun! I love red and white combo as its always very sriking. I adore the MS heart punch, I was hoping for one of these for Christmas, but alas it was not to be LOL. DSB have some fab images out at the mo and this one is no exception - a great card. Hugs, Claire x PS. Glad you are feeling more human today :O)

Julie said...

Very sweet card, and I like the clean and simple feel it has too.

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Vicky, really gorgeous card, very effective and love the cute image. Yeah with you on team Vanilla Ice, he looks like he will be up for anything they throw at him, should be good.

Donna x

Ciska said...

Hello Vicky, what a gorgeous card! I'm inspired :)

Debbie said...

Love love love it. Did I say how much I love it?
The red and White is fantastic, so nice and although I am like you and love my DP, this is so nice, I must try it. I think that image is adorable, wish i had it for my anniversary, but might go get it for valentines day it's sweet as anything.
Your colouring is always a delight, and finally the heart is GORGEOUS, i have seen it and did think it was stunning. Debbiexx

Anonymous said...

Fab card Vicky; I love the no backing paper look and it reminds me of the cards I used to make when I first started. Will definitely have to start making more like these. The heart punch is divine - I need one!! Haven't decided who my fave is on Dancing on Ice yet - will have to wait and see the other half next week first. xx

Wishcraft said...

This is gorgeous Vicky - very striking and fresh, love the image too :o) So glad you're starting to feel better! Lisa x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hi Back from hols in Florida and trying to catch up with everyone. Happy New Year. Sometimes it's good to try something different and much as I love my papers I also love an embossed card like this. Love the heart punch, I use mine far more than I ever thought I would. Such a cute image too. Watch out for candy coming soon. Marianne x

Noreen said...

Gorgeous card, love the no backing paper look. Swiss Dots is one of my fav folders xx

Cazza said...

Hiya Vicky,

Loving Ice Ice Baby too and I though Jeff and Laura (the presenter in the bottom 3) did a fab job too - can't wait for next week to see the other 8!!

Wow your card is stunning, absolutely stunning hon! Not sure I'm brave enough to make a card without backing papers but you have done a fab job :o) Fab layout too and super cute digi!


Elaine Stark said...

A great card, I love the layout and simple colour scheme, it works so well. Elaine

gymjean said...

Great card love the colours of red and white
Hugs Jean xxx

Pink Dandelion said...

Ooh this is fab Vicky, I love it. Debs xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Vicky!
Glad you're feeling better :)
Love love love the card it's nice to do something different once in a while is'nt the heart punch too its gorgeous!
fab colour combo
I was shocked Laura was in the bottom 3 she was the best skater i think,looking forward to seeing next week's lot :)
hugs amanda xx

Jules said...

Hi Vicky

Yes, I have been a good girl and have been crafting away all day .. .. and still not done as much as I would have liked to have done!! Never satisfied LOL!!!

So pleased to hear you are feeling a bit better today and that you are noticing an improvement.

I love the look of white background cards .. .. I think they look so clean and fresh. Like you say it is nice not to have to keep matching papers LOL!!!

Great layout on this one and your image is so cute and well coloured.

Hope tomorrow brings even more of an improvement for you.

Love Jules xx

Elaine said...

Simply stunning card Vicky.
I love the cards with no DP (not very good at making them myself though!) and you've made such a beautiful job of this. Very striking colour combo too.

Love Elaine xxx

Liz McGuire, said...

Heehee, snap right back at ya! Great minds think alike. Really love what you have done, amazing how one image can make such contrasting cards.

Liz x
PS must get me one of those heart punches...gorgeous.

Juls said...

FABULOUS!!!!! Love the red and white together! Hugs Juls

Faye said...

Oh my goodness, most of my family live in SOS! But, this card is delish. I love the minimal use of colour, it makes for a really striking card and your fab colouring just pops out. Thanks for playing at Cupcake and Sweet Stampin. Have a great week. xxx

Jess said...

Fab card! Cute stamp!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Vicky, what a stunning card. I love the sweet image and the colour scheme is gorgeous. Definitely a hit! Thanks for joining in with my "something new" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Vicky! Lovely image, great layout and I love cards with no DPs:-)! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx
PS: Your new heart punch is fab:-)!

coops said...

fantastic card vicky.the image is adorable and i love the embossing with the hit of red :D
todays letter is K for ..... kissingly kute :D
(not sure if thats a word but it sounded good) :D:D

xx coops xx

Lee said...

Absolutely STUNNING.Really love it.gorgeous

lou said...

really gorgeous card, love the colour combo and embossing. I've become a follower too. x

Liza said...

A gorgeous card Vicky, I love the red and white combo. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! This is so so adorable!! I really love the layout and your images!! Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something this week!!HUGS

having a {me} day said...

What a fabulous Valentine card! I love the red and white combo and that image is adorable with fabulous colouring. Great take on the sketch too! Thanks for joining us at c4e. keeley

michele said...

fabulous card thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Vicky,
These look gorgeous. Love the eskimo kisses, it's too cute! Thanks for joining us at C4E.
Andie xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Vicky, what a gorgeous card. Your colouring is perfect and I love the embossed panels. Thanks for joining in with our monthly competition over at DigiStamp Boutique. Hugs, Denise x

Mel said...

Oh this is fab!
Just adore the wee image and those die-cut hearts are gorjuss!
Thanks for joining in the fun over on Crafty Cardmakers!
Hugs Melly xxx