Monday 5 January 2015

Happy New Year ...

Happy New Year to all my followers and visitors to my blog.  May the New Year be full of fun and happiness for you all.

My card making has been taking a bit of a back seat for a while - Christmas and family visiting play havoc with crafting!!  I have managed to make quite a few pom poms - I need a quite a few for the plan that I have in mind and it could take a while, they are a great way of using up oddments of yarn!

Today is my last day off from work, I thought I would treat myself to create a card which fits a number of challenges.    Here it is:

I stamped and embossed the images before using distress ink to coloura them.  Then selected parts of the image and cropped to a small square.  I took some gold metalic thread and made a 'scribbled' circle, arranged the squares, added a sentiment and then stopped!!

One card for three challenges:

"Less is More" - Week 205, Colour Challenge - Black, Metallic plus one of your own choice.

STAMPlorations - January Challenge - Stamps and Inks

Virginia's View Challenge - January Challenge - Clean Slate.

I used the following:
Versamark Ink
Distress Ink - Spiced Marmalade
STAMPlorations Stamp Set - Bloom Sketches



  1. Great card, love your scribbled circle...... clever.
    Suzi B x

  2. This is so beyond gorgeous! Love the way you broke up that stamp into multiple layers. The thread in the background just puts it over the edge of perfection. AWESOME!

  3. Superb, eye-catching and very clever with the metallic twine.
    Happy new year and thanks as always for taking part
    Less is more

  4. LOVE your design Elaine. AMAZING!!

  5. Gorgeous card, Elaine! I love the layered flower!

  6. What a gorgeous card, Elaine! I'm just in love with it. But you gotta link this beauty up with STAMPlorations - did not see it on the linky list.

  7. Oops, sorry, I just missed it - how could I????

  8. Wow, I love your design, Elaine! This is gorgeous, and the gold metallic thread perfectly sets off the daisy squares.

  9. This is great Elaine, the effect of that thread is terrific!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. A great idea Elaine - looks fab!

  11. Such a great card Elaine, gorgeous flower too ;) Viv xx

  12. Love this Elaine, especially how you broke up the image with the squares. The metallic thread is a great touch that really draws it together. :)

  13. Cool technique Elaine. Love your card. I am soon gonna try it...:). Thanks for the love on my blog. Hugs.

  14. Love how you've layered up the flower, Elaine, and that thread draws everything together. Thanks for playing at STAMPlorations :)

  15. ADORE this, Elaine!! Love the use of frames and dimensions! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Clean Slate” Challenge!


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