Thursday, 22 August 2013

Less is More Challenge Week 133 - Round and Round

This is a last minute entry for the Less is More Challenge - Round and Round.   I was convinced that I did not have anything in my stamp collection that would qualify for this challenge as it has to convey movement but then I thought that 'Bubbles" might work.

This is what I came up with . . . . .

Many Thanks - Bubbles

I am afraid that I have no idea where these stamps came from. They have been sat in my drawer for a very long time but came in useful in the end. 

I am not very good at de-cluttering my craft stash.   I always think that I shall 'need' everything
and it is surprising how you can utilise all sorts of bits and pieces.

Hope this fits the bill!

Have a good weekend.

Margaret x

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

CAS on SUNDAY Challenge 15 - Floral Fantasy

This card is very similar to the one I posted yesterday.  I hope that this qualifies for entry  into
CAS on Sunday Challenge - Floral Fantasy.

This is the first time I have entered this challenge.  

Hope this is CAS enough!

Many Thanks

Clearly Besotted Stamps

Stamps  and Dies - Leafy Accents, Fancy Florals, Background Builders
Sentiment - Honeycomb

The leaf die was cut and stamped in Adirondack 'Lettuce' and I used Big and Juicy "Happy Birthday Rainbow'  ink pad to get the two tone effect on the flowers.  

The check background was inked in Versa Magic 'Pink Grapefruit'.  I lightly sponged a piece of card with the same ink to make the border down the side.

I hope you like this.  Thank you so much for visiting.

Margaret x


Monday, 19 August 2013

Clearly Besotted Challenge Wk 3 - Colour Inspiration

This is the third Clearly Besotted Challenge and this time there is a lovely colour palette to choose from.  After making this card I realised that  I did not have to use all the colours - I must read the rules properly next time!

This is what I came up with . . . .

With Love

Supplies:   Clearly Besotted Stamps

Stamps - Leafy Accents, Background Builders, Fancy Florals, Framed Sentiments, Happy Everything.
Dies - Leafy Accents, Fancy Florals

The leaves were die cut and  stamped in Adirondack 'Lettuce'.   The larger flower was die cut from pink dotted paper from Craftwork Cards which I also used for the punched border.
The smaller flower was stamped in Versa Magic 'Pink Grapefruit' and I used Versa Magic 'Spring Pansy' for the butterflies.

Thanks so much for visiting

Margaret x

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Less is More Challenge Week 132 One Layer - Numbers

The Challenge this week at Less is More is numbers.   You can use as many as you like or you can just make do with one.

The only number stamps I have is from Clearly Besotted 'Full Steam Ahead' and a Numbers Die so I did not have too much to play with.  

I am absolutely hopeless at anything numerical but I can just about count up to 9!!

This is what I came up with . . . 

Supplies: Clearly Besotted Stamps

Stamps - Just a Note,  Framed Sentiments, Full Steam Ahead.

The note was stamped in Memento 'Tuxedo Black'.  I then used Distress Ink 'Barn Door' and Memento 'Bamboo Leaves' for the sentiments.

One layer cards can be a bit tricky - one smudge or misplaced stamp can be a disaster.
Or am I exaggerating?  -  I think I might be!

This blog is still very bare.  I am having trouble getting up badges etc at the moment but I am sure all will come right in the end - I just need one of my 'technical advisors' to have a few minutes to spare!

Well, that is all for now.

Thank you so much for visiting.

Margaret x

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Dynamic Duos Challenge 64

This is a card that I would like to enter into the  Dynamic Duos Challenge 64. Two Colour Challenge.  

The colour scheme is Strawberry Slush and Daffodil Delight - or the nearest match you have to these colours.

This is what I came up with . . . .

Happy Birthday

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Supplies: Clearly Besotted Stamps

Stamps Set - 'It's Your Birthday'
 Dies - It's Your Birthday Die Collection

The nearest inks I had to the suggested colours were Memento Dye Ink 'Rhubarb Stalk' and ''Cantaloupe'.
The cherries are actually covered in Glossy Accents but this does not show up in the photo.

Well that is all for now.

Thank you for visiting.

Margaret x

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Less is More Challenge Week 131 - Colour

There is an Autumn look this week over at the Less is More Challenge.  Although I love the summer it is quite a refreshing change to look ahead to the colours we shall be experiencing in a few months time - so trees seem to be the thing of the moment!

This is what I came up with . . . 

Just for You

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Supplies: Stamps - Inkylicious
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Stamps

The background was lightly sponged in the closest colours that I have that match
the challenge colours.

I then stamped the image of the trees and added a bit of sparkle which unfortunately does not show up in the photograph. It was finished off with a piece of ribbon and yellow card.

That is all for now

Thanks so much for visiting,

Margaret x

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge Week 39

This is my second post of the day and it is my first ever entry to CAS(E) this Sketch Week Challenge.

I hope that my effort will be up to the mark - everyone seems so talented. The design team
come up with some amazing ideas to inspire us.

This is what I came up with . . . 


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Supplies:  Stamps - Inkylicious
Sentiment and Die Banner Clearly Besotted Stamps
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug 'Pinking Stitch'

I embossed two pieces of card with the Pinking Stitch embossing folder.  On one of the pieces I stamped the image in Hero Arts Butter Bar and then trimmed around the inside row of stitching. This was than matted onto a piece of green card and then finally onto the other piece of embossed card.

I finished off with a little glitter - which does not show up in the picture - and the sentiment.

That is all for today

Thank you so much for visiting,

Margaret x