Tuesday 20 September 2011

LESS IS MORE - 1,000 ENTRIES???? (CARD 2)!!

Hi lovely bloggers - this is card no. 2 today (yes - two in one day - that has to be a first for me)!, so please scroll down if you would like to see the 1st one!
At LESS IS MORE Chrissie and Mandi now have 1,000+  Fab. Followers, so someone suggested it would be fun to aim for 1,000 entries into this week's challenge! PHEW!! Hence my two cards being posted separately!
As from tomorrow, I won't be around for a couple of weeks, as hubby and I are going in search of that big orange thing in the sky! So I am wishing Chrissie and Mandi good luck in advance, oh and if any of those Blog Candies in my sidebar are coming my way - please hang onto them ladies - I will be back to collect!!!

Very Vanilla cardstock from Stampin' Up.
Postcard stamp - Crafty Individuals.
Sentiment - Wendy Vecchi Nature's Art set.
Vintage Photo DI.
Flowers coloured with Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade DI, applied with a
Cut-n-Dry Nib. A soft touch of Crushed Olive on the leaves.
DI applied with Cut-n-Dry foam onto Sequin waste (found this in the kiddies' craft section at Boyes store - very cheap)!
Hope you will all join in - as long as your card is Clean and Simple, Anything Goes!
See you soon - love to all ~

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LESS IS MORE - 1,000 ENTRIES???? (CARD 1)!!

Hi lovely blogging friends - hope all is well with you today? 
This is the first of two short posts - both of them for this weeks challenge at LESS IS MORE.
The Limette Divas, Mandi and Chrissie now have a very well-deserved 1,000+ Followers, and someone suggested that it would be fun to see if we could
help them reach 1,000+ entries into this weeks challenge - Wow!
I am posting separately to help the cause! 
The challenge by the way is: "ANYTHING GOES", as long as it is CAS.
I think Mandi and Chrissie may have writer's cramp by the end of the week!!
So, here is my first Card.

Wendy Vecchi stamps from the Nature's Art set.
Base butterfly coloured with Copics.
Black Glaze pen on the top layer dots.
Swirl - freee-hand doodle!
Embellishment - an old press-stud.
Hope you will all join in the fun!
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Friday 16 September 2011


Hi peeps - sorry I haven't been around for a few days - had a very busy week with family "things"! 
Just managed to squeeze into this week's LESS IS MORE Challenge, which is SEEING DOUBLE SEEING DOUBLE!

This reverse stamping technique is one which I haven't used for ages - it's similar to the brayering reverse stamping technique, but I have used a very old Hero Arts "Shadow Stamp", which is basically a plain square of wood-mounted rubber. The Anna Griffin blue pram was inked up with Versafine Majestic Blue, then stamped onto the Shadow Stamp. The image on the shadow stamp was then stamped onto the card. This "reverses" the image.  The pink pram was stamped with Staz-on Blazing Red, directly onto the card.
The Twins stamp is from a New Baby set by Kars.
A warm welcome to my new followers - Elizabeth and Maria.
Have a wonderful weekend ~ love to all,
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Monday 5 September 2011


Wow lovely Bloggers, Friends and Limettes - what a fabulous challenge Mandi and Chrissie have set for us this week over at Less Is More - METALLICS!!  And here is my card, which took longer to photograph than it did to make! The SU card looks rather orangey in the photo, but it's a lovely Christmassy red IRL. (Tuesday - Update - have managed to take a slightly better photo in daylight today)!
ANOTHER UPDATE - 13th Sept. - My card has been ShowCASed - Thanks Chrissie and Mandi!
As I have used very old bits and pieces, I am also entering this into Jules' lovely Snippets Challenge at
Always With a Heart. Do pop over to see what Jules is up to!

So peeps, for the LIM METALLIC challenge, I dug deep into my cupboards, drawers, boxes, shelves etc. and re-discovered these chunky metal initials C and H, which were originally hanging around the neck of a bottle of Carolina Herrera perfume (see the picture below for a "before I used them" shot).  The perfume is long-gone, but I just couldn't bear to part with the initials as I thought they would come in useful one day!!

I printed   appy hristmas  in gray Parchment font, onto white cardstock and cut out with a Nestie Labels 18 die.
Edged the Nestie with Versamark ink and heat-embossed with Judikins Metallic Silver EP.
Chopped off the little metal circle from the "H" before attaching to the card with glue.
Attached the chunky metal snowflake (I think this came from an old Xmas card) to the "C" with silver
metallic thread then attached these to the card.
Wrapped silver metallic thread around the card and attached the Nestie with 3-d foam pads.
Edges of card coloured with a Pilot Silver ink pen.

and here is a picture of the Carolina Herrera perfume bottle (found this on the internet today):-
A very warm welcome  to Tilly and Jo, my newest followers.

Have a wonderful week everyone ~ love and hugs,
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Thursday 1 September 2011


Hello peeps! Hope you are having a fabulous week. 
Several weeks ago, I was lucky enough to withe Sir Stampalot  "Magical Worlds" challenge,  and as well as receiving a parcel of crafting gorgeousness, I was thrilled to be asked to join the Team for a one-off  GDT spot as part of my prize.  
So peeps, here I am with my GDT card for September's  Stampalot challenge, and the theme is "IT'S A FRAME UP". 
Do pop over for all the details, and some fabulous DT inspiration.
My Card Recipe:-
White and Black cardstock - Stampin' Up.
Backing paper -  Springtime Vintage from SU.
Stamp - "New York Diva" from Hampton Art, softly coloured with Copics and Distress Inks.
The rectangular FRAME was created by cutting, and joining together, two Nestie Lacy Squares. 
The "brads" on the frame are made from black card, punched with a Woodware
small circle punch, shaped with an embossing tool and spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mist - Heirloom Gold.
Postcard stamp - Crafty Individuals, distressed with scissors and inks. 
Flower - TH Tattered Florals die.
Circular sentiment - HOTP.
All edges inked with Versafine Smokey Gray.
Black lace - from my ribbon box.
So lovely bloggers - start thinking about FRAMES (whatever your interpretation of that might be), and join in the fun!
I would like to enter my card into the following Challenge:
Fashionable Stamping - Ribbon or Lace.

Love to all, 
and a warm welcome to my newest followers - Hazel, Tracy and Suze.