Thursday, 20 January 2011

Mid Week Stress Relief

I had a crappy day at work today so to cheer myself I decided to make a couple of cards and get rid of all the stress (and after the complaining phone call I made to the jewellers, who phoned me whilst I was at work today (my BF took the call) and threatened to send the watch I ordered back. Shame I ordered it about 4 months ago and I have since bought the same one from Selfridges on my theatre trip to London and this is the first time they have phoned to let me know they had it in stock! Blow them! They're the ones who lost out on a fairly large sale!) But now I'm all stress free and relaxed once again (until the morning that is!)

This first card is for Mojo #174 for the sketch, Color Throwdown #125 to use Pear Pizzazz, Kraft and Blushing Bride, for Stampin' Royalty's #55 to use anything with wings (must remember to link it this week! Forgot last week!) and for Papertake Weekly's Ribbon and Pearls challenge. This colour combo is just gorgeous and will definitely go into my faves collection! My Blushing Bride panel actually has the same flowers as I cut out all over it, but it looked a bit flat so I embossed it and now you can't see them at all LOL


Stamps: Bliss SAB set from SU

Papers: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Elegant Soiree DSP all from SU

Inks: Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride

Accessories: Extra Large 2 step bird punch (for the leaves), Pear Pizzazz ribbon both from SU, Circle Nestabilities, Textile Texture Embossing Folder, Pearls from Hobbycraft

My other card from tonight is for Stacey's Curtain Call #65 to use Real red, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White and for old Mojo #86. This is another SAB set. I didn't care much for this one at first, but now I've used it, it really is a sweet one!


Stamps: Sweet Summer SAB set from SU

Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi DSP, Real Red DSP both from old hostess pack all from SU

Inks: Basic Black ink and marker, Markers in Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: Pacific Point ribbon (retired), Scallop Edge Punch both from SU, Gems from stash, Frosted Lace Stickles

And that's all for today folks! Thanks for stopping by. See you again on Saturday!


  1. Vannessa, I love both your cards!! The first one is so soft and pretty, the second so happy and bright! I too did not care for that SAB set but now I have seen your card, I might have to rethink!

  2. hope your day gets better hunny - both fab cards there - thanks for joining us at papertake weekly xxx
    maddy x

  3. What a lot of stree over a watch! Hope things look up soon.
    I love how these card are so opposite from each other. Once soft and pretty, the other bold, bright and cheerful. Great job!

  4. Both are just fabulous! What a dramatic design! Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown--great use of the colors!

  5. beautiful cards Vanessa love the images and the gorgeous papers you've used thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  6. Two very pretty cards, Vannessa! You've picked the perfect DP for both. Great job with all of the challenges! Thanks for playing at the Curtain Call this week!

  7. Very sweet and spring-like CTD card! Thanks for joining us this week at the Color Throwdown!