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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

One Layer Wednesday - and a stash diet


I hope I've just crept in under the wire with my card for One Layer Wednesday, using the sketch.  I've been stalking this set of discontinued Stampin' Up stamps for some time now on Ebay and managed to get hold of them last month.  They finally arrived yesterday, unfortunately with the sting in the tail of customs charges due to the postage being added to the value of the stamps.  Oh well, you win some, you lose some and I am delighted to have this set at last.  The sentiment is from a Joanna Sheen House Mouse set.  Sentiment and image are stamped in Memento London Fog, the background has Distress Inks brushed on and the image is coloured with Copics.  Usually my OLW cards involve silhouettes not colouring, I'm quite pleased with this one.

I've been lucky enough to get some lovely goodies for Christmas and for my birthday.  I've had a few more things come in the post that I've ordered and decided that February is to be the month of no new stash - well almost!  We have a weekend away near the end of the month that is close to two big craft shops and I'm sure my resoloution doesn't count when I'm away from home :-).  So today is the first day of my stash diet...

8 comments:

  1. That's really lovely Anne, fantastic colouring. Ouch to the charges, especially after you've waited a while to get the stamps, but you've got fantastic results so that eases the sting a bit I hope.

    I'm joining you on your diet, and if I tell you I know I've more chance of sticking to it!! It helps that I've got some fab new goodies today to play with. At least February is a shorter month lol.

    Jo xx

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  2. A simply beautiful card!

    And absolutely, stash buying while on holiday definitely doesn't count.

    Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW38!

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  3. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! Cannot believe you got these!!! Did you rob a bank???
    (Stunning card!)

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  4. Wow, what a beautiful card Anne, I have this set, and should ink it up soon. Your coloring is amazing! You made me laugh with the No new stash-well almost! Definitely doesn't count when you are away from home, lol!

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  5. HI ANNE
    LOVE YOUR CARD I HAVE THIS SET BUT NOY USED THIS STAMP YET ...STUNNING
    Hugs
    Sylvie
    xx

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  6. Hi Anne, Lovely card, lovely relaxing scene. The sentiment is great for that card. Good luck with your stash diet. Hugs xChrisB

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  8. Hehe I like that - a stash diet! Funny! :)
    Love your card, not surprised you wanted this stamp set so much - it's just gorgeous honey!
    A very beautiful card.xx

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