Thursday, 28 July 2011

Less Is More Challenge Number 25

A very late entry into this weeks challenge over at the LIM site. We have been asked to follow a RECIPE using either RIBBONS or BUTTONS on our cards.  Have only made one card this week as have been too down and tired to concentrate. This is as simple as i can get …..

P1020231 web 01

P1020232 web 01

The base card is approximately 250gsm, the hammered card topper is  around 220gsm.  Used ribbon from stash, the bird is a Marianne die, the flower is made from a old Sizzix die and the button is from stash.  Took me a long while to put this together but really looks like i sat there and threw it together very quickly doesn’t it. 

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Monday, 18 July 2011

Less Is More Challenge Number 24

Over at the LIM challenge site the challenge this week is circles. Sort of sums up how i’ve been since getting some very sad news yesterday. One of my oldest friends has passed away after having a heart attack.  He was only 46 years old and leaves behind his wife and two young boys.  It was a shock for everyone and my thoughts are with his wife and family at this time…

Tried to numb the sad news by attempting this weeks challenge, couldn’t sleep and my mind wasn’t really on the job so forgive the really bad cards, lack of descriptions and my lack of comments this week. 

Here are the six cards for this weeks challenge.

limwk90 01    limwk90 02

 limwk90 03    limwk90 04

limwk90 07    limwk90 08

limwk90 09     limwk90 10

limwk90 11   limwk90 12

limwk90 13 limwk90 14

Thanks for taking the time to drop by and i hope you all make the most of every moment of every day!!! :-)

Monday, 11 July 2011

Less Is More Challenge Week 23

Please can someone tell me where the time is going, i know i sleep a lot but this is ridiculous as chunks of time seem to have disappeared, i really don’t remember June 2011 at all…Over at the wonderful Less Is More Challenge site we have been asked to do the following this week.

“These ONE LAYER CARD challenges seem to come around so quickly and here we are once more with another. Many LIMettes are now much more comfortable with this type of CAS card and each month we have some stunning contributions. For our challenge today we would like to see SOMETHING WITH LEGS.  This should give you plenty of scope, but please don't forget that we still need to see areas of white space and minimal embellishments on your entries”.

I am sure this has opened up a lot of people’s imaginations as i know mine went into overdrive.  Talking of overdrive i made all these while watching the Formula 1 race from Silverstone.  I was particularly upset when one of my favourite drivers Jenson Button had to retire, but perked up again when my other favourite Fernando Alonso WON, YEAH!!!

Anyway less of the rambling and down to the cards. Made five this week and am putting them all in one post to save time for commenting. As usual any feedback is welcome, good or bad as i like to learn this way.

limwk23 dog 01

limwk23 dog 02 

Masked off the card top and bottom to make the border using Chipped Sapphire DI, the border is from a set of four Avec punches.The gorgeous little Chihuahua stamp is from Inkadinkado. Used two heart shaped crystals and a little Gold Glamour Dust to decorate his collar. The sentiment is from Flutterby Wishes.

limwk23 bird 01 limwk23 bird 02

The bird and branch stamp is from Paper Artsy stamped using Brilliance and Encore Ink Pads. Watered them down to add colour to the leaves and birds.  Can see the shimmer better on the macro image.

limwk23 robot 01

limwk23 robot 02 

Stamps from Darkroom Door Robots Vol 2.  Used Encore metallic ink pad and Stazon Platinum to stamp the robot.   First time using the Stazon Metallic stamp pad and not too sure i inked the pad correctly, you can see the outline better in the macro image.

limwk23 girls 01

limwk23 girls 02

The stamps used here are from Crafty Individuals. Used Versafine Brown and Black ink pads to stamp the image and sentiment.  By this time i was getting slightly tired and upset JB had had to retire so my stamping has gone a little wonky lol…

limwk23 cosmic 01

limwk23 cosmic 02 

The wonkiness continued as Alonso was getting closer to winning to the race … Used Cosmic Shimmer mica spray Midnight Blue – watered down and in a small spritz bottle – to get the background.  Tried to mask off the area as well as i could but had a little seepage. The stamps used here are from The Artistic Stamper  which i won in a Twitter competition at the end of last month.Used Brilliance Black to stamp the images. Hoping my contribution to this weeks challenge is satisfactory and up to standard.

I wish to apologise to all the people who have commented on my Blog over the last few weeks.  I haven’t been too well and can only sit at the computer for small amounts of time, this is an ongoing thing so will try to comment on as many as i possibly can and hope you understand.

Thanks for dropping by am off to check out some of your wonderful entries now… 

Would also like to welcome my new followers and to say thank you for following.  It always amazes me when people decide to follow my quite boring blog, but it does cheer me up to think that somewhere out there in cyberland someone wants to see my creations :-)

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Less Is More Challenge Number 22

This week over at the Less Is More challenge site we have been asked to use shades of blue. Wanted to try something a little different and have left only a little white space but am hopeful enough to enter…LIM 01

LIM 02 LIM 03


Stamps are from Paper Artsy and Inkadinkado, cardstock from stash, used DI Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky, Broken china and  Tumbled Glass to stamp and colour some of the images.  Versafine Black to stamp the flower. Fiskars punch ‘Flourish’ and a tiny gem added to the elegant cats collar is the only bling. Forgot the Thank You stamp is from American Crafts and stamped using Brilliance ink pad.

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OMGoodness my Twitter Win!

I was so shocked to know that i won the Artistic Stamper’s Twitter competition to celebrate their third Twitter Birthday.  Here is how i found out!   My prize arrived in this mornings post and i am really pleased at the contents.  Fantastic set of stamps, again THANK YOU Jennie and i will hopefully make use of them very soon, loving that birdcage…

Twitter win june 2011

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