Friday, 12 April 2013

A Couple of Challenges

 Good morning, I've a few cards to show today.  I always try to enter the Less is More Challenge run by my friend Chrissie, which often challenges me!  This week was no exception and for some reason the lime and black colour scheme completely had me stumped!  So this entry is in the nick of time and after a few false starts...  Stampin' Up paper (I think), Memory Box labrador die and Hero Arts sentiment.  I'm looking forward to a day out at Ally Pally with Chrissie tomorrow and hope to meet lots of other Limettes there :).
 Now that I've rediscovered my CDs I am trying to enter the CD Sunday Challenge each week and this week I was tempted into buying a CD of window images from Ebay.  Unfortunately the postman has not co-operated and I don't yet have my disk :(.  So, Plan B was to look through my disks and I found a lovely window with herbs drying on my Jane Shasky CD.  I cut out and decoupaged the herbs onto the window for a start, made it into an easel card with some garden raffia on the base and added the little detail images that are printed on the image sheet.  Decided to use some of my precious lace for a "curtain" to accentuate the window effect.  The lace was added after my friend thought the window was upside down on the card!

Don't know if you remember, but I'm trying to use up my 6x6 DP pads, one by one.  The Basic Grey Out of Print pad that is sitting on my desk is now nearly used up; here I've used another sheet and some scraps for a background to a Gruffy Bears decoupage.
Anyhow my last card is also from the Jane Shasky CD, I fell for this image and had to print it off when I was looking for window images!  A MS border, some twine and a Craftwork Cards sentiment finish off this card.


  1. Beautiful cards Anne, funny enough I also looked at the same image when deciding on my DT card for CD Sunday.
    Lovely image and I love your lace. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

  2. It's lovely Anne. Just right for this week's challenge. I had to smile about your friend thinking the image was upside down - perhaps she's not dried herbs herself - I think they add something to as kitchen whether they get used or not.
    Beryl xx
    CD Sunday DT

  3. Your card with the lovely herbs in the window is delightful,
    Margaret guest designer for April cd sunday challenge

  4. I'm glad this challenge didn't stump you Anne and the dogs look ace!
    Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!
    Your other cards look fab too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. just right for our challenge this week Anne, and it's lovely. I love all the cards you have created .
    sue-b xx
    CD Sunday DT

  6. Fabulous cards Anne, thanks for sharing at CD Sunday x

  7. They are all lovely cards and I had to smile at the thought of it being upside down.
    I was tempted too by the CD on Ebay but mine has arrived.
    Thank you for joining in with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT

  8. Lovely cards Anne, I like the lace across the top of the window it finishes the card so well. Thanks for joining in a CD Sunday this week.

    Sue T CD Sunday DT

  9. Love the 'upside down' herbs and the lace is a lovely touch.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT


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