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



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

  2. Lovely card. I like the design.

  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!

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

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

  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. :)

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

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

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

  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! :)

  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 :)

  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!

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


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