Tuesday 25 July 2017

No stamping ...

Good evening!! This is the first week of the school summer holidays ... so for me that means no going out to work!!  So far I've had a super time ... I spent Sunday with my beautiful daughter in London to see the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy.  Then yesterday (my birthday) I was treated to a very special lunch.  So today it has been down to work ... gardening to be precise - at least I've made a start but there is still lots to do.

I've even had time to create - inspired by this week's challenge at "Less is More" the theme is no stamps!  So out came my dies, stencil, embossing paste and a scrap of card coloured on my gel plate.  This is the result:

A simple design with some added texture from the paste.

My plan is to spend time every day being creative ... a reward for gardening, sorting and housework!  Mornings will be chores and afternoons/evenings for fun!  I hope to spend some time perfecting my photography skills!

Details of the challenge:



  1. I like the simplicity of this and the composition. A summery card, which looks fresh and funky. Let's hope the weather picks up and offers lots of inspiration and light whilst you are on hols. Photography plays an important part in the creative process for many of us and I'm trying to take photos every day. Happy snapping !

  2. Very beautiful card ! Love the dimension you gave with the paste. And this wild grass is so gorgeous in this lavender colour ! Really gorgeous design. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

  3. Wow love this card, your embossing paste adds just enough dimension and a gorgeous colour for your die cuts.
    Gail xx

  4. This is so pretty. Beautiful colour for your die cuts. Love the dimension from the paste. Perfect CAS design. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More. Trina

  5. I love the dimension of the embossing paste, Elaine! What a gorgeous card with the soft lines and the beautiful die cuts on top. Happy belated birthday to you! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  6. What a lovely card, Elaine. The soft mauve tones look lovely with the paste, and I like the circle detail with the curved corner too. Belated Happy Birthday wishes and enjoy the summer holidays, doing what you love.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  7. This is so pretty, love the texture you added x

  8. Delightful make and in shades of my fave colour too .. perfick!



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