Monday 10 February 2014

Miserable Monday

Well the dry weather is a distant memory and we woke to a frost and then sleet!
My husband went to his shed and it took him 4 steps to realize that the sleet had frozen onto the ramp and made it a skating rink!

So after the hoovering, I thought I needed cheering up so here I am back in the craft room. 
Was going through my papers trying to find inspiration for a birthday card for my Sis, but none was forthcoming! So I sat with a cuppa and checked my challenge sites and fell onto the Less is More site. This week it is Anything goes on a single layer, always a tricky proposition. You really have to plan what and where you need to stamp. Well I thought I would get those gorgeous dandelion stamps out again and had to have a play. This is the result.

This time I used the same mask made for my Love and Cherish card with the Marianne (CR1254) Craftable die and stamped the flower heads and embossed them in white embossing powder. I used a mixture of Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans to colour the base card within the mask, which I moved around to create the tattered edge.
The greeting was from the same Inkylicious set stamped in Broken China.
 I shall enter it into the following challenges:-

Less is More - One Layer, Anything Goes
Creative Impressions - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Sentiments Only
Allsorts - Colours beginning with B - blues
Addicted to Stamps and more - Anything Goes
Well that's it folks, thanks for popping by.


  1. beautiful card, i like the way you did the background and that's a really beautiful dandelion stamp also.

  2. Ah mum that is really pretty. There is a warning for snow here tomorrow!

  3. This is terrific Julie, I love the way you used the colours and that stamp is fab! Love the tattered edge too!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  4. A fantastic creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  5. A lovely inky creation Julie and perfect colours for our theme.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts this week.

    I would love it if you joined in my Spellbinder blog celebration here

    B x

  6. Lovely soft card and great blending. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

  7. This is a great card. White embossing always looks fabulous when done like this and I loe that tattered frame.

  8. A gorgeous one layer card - I like your masking. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  9. This card really caught my eye - the subtle shading behind the embossing gives this card a really ethereal quality I think, just beautiful.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment. x

  10. What a striking card. Lovely design!

    Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Sentiment Challenge!

  11. Love the look of that tattered edge, Julie and the stamps are gorgeous! Thank you for your kind comments on my card this week - I'm just re-entering challenges and have a lot to catch up with. Hugs, Ann

  12. Just popped over from less is more..what beautiful colours and loving those dandelions ...I have just purchased a dandelion mask and cant wait to try it out...x

    1. Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment. Not tried this idea with a mask. Cheers x


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