Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Make a Wish

I am absolutely exhausted today as I've been doing the gardening since 9.30am. It desperately needed the weeding done and the lawns had started to grow again after all the rain we've had. So 3 full bin bags later I've crashed out on the sofa in agony. My RA doesn't like gardening so my entire body is screaming with pain, even blinking hurts!!

After lying here stifly on the sofa for several hours ( watching things I've Sky +'d  and not watched ) my joints have started to move again, so this afternoon I have made a quick card for the Less is More challenge

Their theme is a One Layer Card entitled "Seeing Double" where there needs to be 2 of something.

This is what I came up with

The first dandelion was stamped with Versamark off center on a black square card and then I heat embossed it with white powder, and covered with a Post It. The second one was stamped to the right of the first and slightly lower down ( so it looks like it's behind the first), and again heat embossed. The sentiment was added at the bottom and treated the same as the dandelions.

Recipe : Card = Black from my stash
Ink = Versamark
Stamp = Personal Impressions
Extras = White embossing powder

I love dandelions and have wanted a stamp of one for ages, so I couldn't leave it at just one and tried a different colour combo. Here it was stamped in black on a cream card and green sponged around it to give depth. I think I prefer the white and black one, what about you??

Recipe: Card = from my stash
Stamps = Personal Impressions
Inks = SU Certainly Celery and Adirondack Black

While I was at my sister Cassy's on Sunday we went to the Market Harborough Arts Festival. There were lots to see and do, from circus type acts, to a drumming band ( which Cassy was part of ) , children's fairground rides, and Bric-a-Brac and craft stalls.

As I had had such a bad week Cassy treated me to the dandelion stamp and some Papermania clear 'Relations' stamps. So Thank You Cass, I hope you like what I've done with them.

I hope I will have more energy tomorrow and get back at the craft table creating something.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you can come back again soon.


  1. Two fabulous cards, love them both - isn't it amazing how different they look when using different colours/cardstock

  2. The white embossing on the black is amazing, two totally different and totally stunning cards.

  3. just love that monochrome card and the flowers look wonderful - this is a lovely card and design!

  4. I love the white on the black, but, they are both super cards,
    My Godmother suffers from RA, its so unpleasant, she has had it since she was young.
    Hope you are feeling better
    Thank you
    "Less is More"

  5. I love dandelions too Bev... these are both fab cards and I don't think that I could choose a favourite. Super!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Hi Bev, this brings back happy memeories as a child we used to blow on the dandelion and say he loves me he loves me not happy times!! and your card is lovely great challenge too! good luck!:) Sandra H

  7. I have a feeling my garden would look like the sleeping beauty's palace if I had RA, so good on you Bev! Love the cards - especially the white on black version. How lovely of your sister to get you stamps! Vx

  8. Both lovely cards, I really like the white on black.

  9. Hi Bev, Thank you i know what your saying it can take a lot of time but l make sure i have the time and i really enjoy placing all the comments:) Sandra H

  10. Wonderful cards Bev ... I like both of them. The B&W is very striking and the second one is very soothing.

    Well done.

  11. Beautiful cards! I think the white on black makes a stunning result for this stamp :)
    Jenny x


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