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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Safe as Houses or the Mysterious Missing Stamp

Good morning and for once I'm bright and early with my Less is More card.  I had a lovely time at the NEC with Chrissie, Lady Limette herself, earlier in the week and replaced my Little Claire houses stamp.  I've used this a lot since I got it, but somehow it has totally vanished, despite turning the draft room and house upside down searching.
Several friends have moved home recently and I spent yesterday evening making cards very similar to this, but with more vivid colours and a bit of matting and layering.  It was easy to modify and stamp up  a one layer, I've coloured very gently with my Copics in pastel shades, there is next to no show through on the back.  The line from the hill is extended with a Pigma Micron pen off the edge of the card.  Punch at the bottom is an EK success that I've had for ages.  Now I've got the stamp out I may do some Christmas scenes with it but they probably won't be one layer! 

24 comments:

  1. I wonder what it is about this stamp that is SO elusive. I wish I could find mine... it's so irritating. It' a great image and perfect for both the challenge and the occasion!
    It was a good day on Thursday wasn't it, apart from the traffic!
    Thanks a bunch!
    Chrissie x
    LIM

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  2. Hi Anne
    Fabulous stamp....gorgeous card....
    Hugs sylvie xxx

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  3. Hi Anne Great card and a lovely stamp. Isn't it annoying when they go missing. I sit in one place and don't move and still manage to lose things, never to be found again. Hugs x ChrisB

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  4. Great card Anne - only wish you were sending it northwards to me... still no news on the house front - just need the people who are desperate for ours to sell theirs! Glad you had a good time at the NEC - missed meeting up for coffee!

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  5. This is a lovely card Anne, that's a great stamp and your colouring is fab. Love the punched edge too.

    Hope you got lots of new goodies to play with.

    Jo x

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  6. What a beautiful card- love the border detail I hate when stamps go missing!

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  7. Hola Anne, fantastic colouring, i like the soft effect in your card and the border punch is gorgeous, beautiful card Anne.
    Hugs from Palma

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  8. Lovely card Anne. Pleased you enjoyed your day with Chrissie. Wish I could have gone.
    Lynne xxx

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  9. I love this stamp,i've not seen it before and your colouring is just fabby :) xx

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  10. This is fabulous Anne - I love the strong curving line and those house are sweet. Where DO these stamps go? Maybe to the place socks also disappear to! Glad you enjoyed your trip to the NEC. Vicky x

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  11. Love the soft colours you have used a perfect new home card! x

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  12. Brilliant card - perfect for the challenge Anne. Love the punch you've used.

    Karen x

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  13. A super duper card, do so love that image. It is always the thing that you like the most that goes missing or gets spoilt. I have spent ages looking for something this week!

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  14. Lovely image and the colouring is very delicate. Thanks for visiting me too, jenx

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  15. Very pretty card. Lovely stamps and the delicate effect you have achieved with the colouring is beautiful. Sue x

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  16. fab card Anne... it will probably turn up now you have replaced it... I now have 2 distress tools and 2 different sets of oval dies because of this

    Thanks so much for joining us
    Jen
    Less Is More

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  17. Love those houses Anne and the colouring is so subtle. The stamp will be bound to turn up now:)
    Val x

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  18. I hate it when things go missing - how annoying for you. Lovely card and that border is great. I bet your stamp turns up now you've replaced it, usually the way LOL!
    Linbyx

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  19. Hi Anne ... love the stamp and the oh so delicate colours ... the line of the hill is brilliant! Anita in France

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  20. Very pretty Anne. Love the soft colouring. Hope your stamp turns up. x

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  21. Fabulous card Anne, love the stamp and the punched edge is a nice touch. xx

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  22. Fab card Anne, such a cute stamp too :) Viv xx

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  23. Lovely card! I've just done the same one for the same challenge myself! But yours is much nicer!

    =)

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