I just love it with Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay. But don't take my word for it. Come and have a look for yourself.
I have made a card for Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge
and the Less is More Challenge. THREE
of something on your cards
We'd like you to visit and comment on three other participants,
And here is what I made.
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I am not sure if this is too busy for Simply Less Is More. But I love the clean and simple look and feel I do need to keep challenging myself. One day I might finally get it right. hey?
In my defence, believe it or not, this is pared down from the original design. LOL.
I stamped the lovely flowers from Happy Watercolour in Bermuda Bay, on white and then cut them out in 3 sections and mounted them on Daffodil Yellow card stock. I also stamped another flower sprig directly on the Coastal Cabana card stock.
I added a little Crushed Curry butterfly with some dazzling diamonds on the wings and a greeting from the Six-sided Sampler Set punched with the 1 inch circle punch and placed a scalloped 1 1/4 inch scalloped circle behind half of it to highlight the word.
The lovely ric-rac is from the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die (which I absolutely Love by the way! Fantastic for classes as it cuts several different designs and you can cut at least 4 pieces of card at a time - great time-saver.) I anchored the 3 pieces of ric-rac with a gold glitter brad.
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Daffodil Yellow, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Stamps: Happy Watercolour, Six-sided Sampler, Papillion Potpourri
Punches: 1 inch circle, 1 1/4 inch scallop circle, Small Butterfly
Dies: Tasteful Trim Bigz XL
Oh and that is not all....
I had a few pieces lying on the table after it was finished and I realised I could make a nice bookmark to go with this card.
The stamped image on whisper white was cut out with a Chalk Talk Framelit. I wanted to match the little peak at the top so placed my Crushed Curry piece into the side of my Decorative Label Punch. I think it was a good match. The stamp is non-SU but you can always print this saying out on the computer if you wish.
So now I have a lovely little gift for book-loving friend. (I have a few of them - maybe I might need to make a few more! Oh yes, and maybe one for myself too. hehe.)
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Since being ill I have re-discovered my love of reading. I don't know why I stopped, I guess I just seem to run out of time. sigh. Big mistake. Don't let life stop you from enjoying the things you really love doing. So I am busy making up for lost time.
At the moment I am reading The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony. An Autobiographical book about his story of re-introducing wild elephants into his South African Conservation Park. Thula Thula. Really well written and on the edge of your seat action as he deals with poachers, rogue elephants, deadly snakes, lions etc.
Speaking of wild animals....(and isn't this post super-long today!) Sorry about that.
But I just wanted to post a few pics from our walk in Daisy Hill Forest Park on the weekend.
We met a little friend who was so busy munching away on the new grass blades that he didn't seem bothered at all by our closeness.
Anyway if you have been very patient and kind, and read this all the way through, thank you so much. I won't keep you any longer today but do come back tomorrow as I have another Crushed Curry card to share (and I promise to keep the post shorter!).
See you then. Vx
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