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Saturday, 19 February 2011

Less is more - Spring 2nd version

Help!  This blog is starting me off on a journey I hadn't planned on, when I found the
 Less is More blog last week I thought I'd have a go, not satisfied with one entry I had to do another. Now then this week they have a theme going and it's spring, well as I usually use stamps and inks and things but the entry I did earlier was totally digi. I guess it's because I have this software and I need to learn how to use it, now I'm feeling like I should try harder even though I can't tell you how long it took me to sort out where I wanted everything on the page for the first one.
The thing is this is also a digi but I have had some input as I have used Promarkers to colour the flowers.  I was going to stamp an image and had the sentiment all planned but can't find the stamp so have had a go with this, hope you like it.

Another Cupcake Sample

Here is another sample card made for the recent programme on C&C, this image comes from CD 16. I printed out the image and decoupaged it but didn't want to use the highly patterned background papers as I find them a bit too busy for my taste so chose this one as it is quite muted. The frame and tag were cut on the Cricut.

Less is more - Challenge 3

Over on the Less is More challenge this week there is a theme to work with, this week it's Spring. One of the things that make you think spring is here is the new green shoots on things and so I have chosen to use green as my inspiration.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Use something from a cd

Over on the Rainbow Lady's Challenge blog the theme this week is use something from a cd, now I could have waited for Sunday and combined our CD Sunday challenge so I would only have to do one card but I have decided to share this one with you.
This is done with a Cupcake cd  I think number 16 with artwork by Andrew Hull, I have stamped the Penny Black stamps in the middle of the heart and used a corner punch.  It's not something I would normally do but I do hope you like it.
I am also joining in with Crafty Ann with this one as she has asked us to do Love is all around.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

More - Less is More

This is once again for the Less is More challenge which this week is a one layer card. Yesterday I did a fairly quick card but wasn't happy with it and I have to agree with some of the comments that the wording was too big, in my defence it didn't look that big on the screen and it was well past my bedtime.
Today I have gone down the old fashioned route of inks and stamps rather than digi, I have used duster brushes and Distress Inks for the background and stamped the image which is an Elusive Images stamp in black versafine. I have added a bit of colour with Promarkers.

Oh and by the way the card from yesterday has now been transformed into something smaller without the wording on it, lol.

Wedding invitation

Sorry the picture's a bit drunk looking but it's so difficult at night, I have been asked to do a couple of samples of very simple invitations for someone who is getting married later in the year. This is my first sample so it's not printed on a special card just a cheaper cream card to see what the effect was like.

Less is more

I've just found a new challenge blog - Less is More  and thought I'd join in, the theme is a one layer card. Now this is something a lilttle alien to me but it's good to have a go so hope you like it.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Bah! Humbug! - Doilies

Well it's Sunday and it seems Sunday service has resumed, just like buses you wait for an age then three come together!
I felt a bit guilty about my earlier entry for the Bah! Humbug! challenge as it didn't feel like I had actually made it, even though I had spent an age at the computer screen. I decided to make a 'proper' card  and this is what I've come up with. I do love white on white and this little Penny Black stamp was perfect to be cut with a circle punch and popped in the middle.  Not sure how much of the embossing you can see but I've used a border folder and the snowflake folder and inbetween I have embossed some lines to fill in the gap.

Hope you like it and I've now pleased the die hard paper crafters as well as the new wave digi people, lol

A digi card

It's a miserable wet Sunday afternoon and I couldn't get myself going at all so decided to play with DSA2 , I have just ordered the new Craft Artist that has recently been released so thought I'd have a little play and see how these things work.
Over on Bah! Humbug! this week the challenge is to use doileys so I did a bit of hunting and found this one in one of the wintery themed kits. I have to say I really enjoyed playing with all the different layers and embellishments but could have probably made three cards in the time it took me to get something I found passable.  I was going to print off an extra snowman and tree to decoupage onto the card but decided to just leave it flat and it will be better for posting.  I have gone over the wording with glitter and even made an insert with the same backing paper.  It has been a lovely way to waste time and I will be making more cards this way but it won't replace my love of playing with paper and inks.
Sorry about the flare from the light but it is way to dismal to take a picture without it.

CD Sunday - Swirls and Pearls

Over at CD Sunday this week we want you to use Swirls and Pearls, I have used a background from a Debbi Moore cd and used a stamp from Kanban for my image, she is coloured with Promarkers.  I have added a ribbon and a few pearls on the curly bits of the swirls and it's all finished.

I hope you can come over and join us this week, we'd love to see you.


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