Saturday, 1 March 2014

All is not what it seems ...

Spring has arrived!! At least for today - we've had blue skies and sunshine all day, it's a great change from grey skies and rain!

I began my day with a payday trip to The Stamp Attic - it is a brilliant shop full of lots of essentials and lots of things that you didn't know you needed!  I left with a full bag and an empty purse.  

After lunch it was down to the serious business of creating cards. This card took three attempts - such a simple idea turned into an absolute nightmare!  Firstly I couldn't get the embossing how I wanted it, then I stamped the yellow and somehow managed to get a spot of ink exactly where I didn't want it!  Finally I couldn't decide what sentiment to use, as you will see I decided to go without a sentiment.  I think the design fits with the Clean and Simple principle (at least it does when there are no random ink smudges!).



I've been blog hopping all week - looking for inspiration and admiring all the great cards.  In hopping around I've spotted some more card challenges and have decided to spread my wings.  So I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

"Less is More" this week is a colour theme - Green and Yellow
The Card Concept where the theme is Floral
Addicted to Stamps and More where the theme is Clean and Simple

Enjoy!

14 comments:

  1. This is lovely Elaine!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  2. Lovely card. I like the design.

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  3. Oh what a beautiful clean and simple card you've created! I love the layout and the addition of your flowery banners! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

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  4. Super design and I like the combination of greens.

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  5. Lovely, lovely. I thought it was beautiful patterned paper until I looked closely - wow your stamping is perfect. {bows down}
    Rosey x

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  6. Great CAS card! I love the banners...they look like fabric to me! I agree that it looks great without a sentiment. I always struggle with thinking I HAVE to put a sentiment on the front of a card, but sometimes it's really not needed! Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)

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  7. Beautiful card! I love the stamped banners and the springy feel! Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM!

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  8. Elaine what a super spring card, love those banners

    Thanks for joining this week’s Less is More Challenge
    Anne
    (Guest LIM commenter!)

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  9. What a great idea making your own DPs, I love trying to do that, you never know what you will end up with. There's always the possibility for a happy accident! :)

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  10. I love the embossed edges of your fishtails, and that little bee is as sweet as can be! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

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  11. I like this, the colours are so fresh and spring like. I adore the little bee! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

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  12. just lovly
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

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