Sunday, 12 June 2011

Less Is More - one layer framed

Some days it really is better to walk away from the craft room and today just may be one of them lol!  I wanted to make a one layer card for Less Is More, which needs a frame to it.  I took the opportunity to pull out my new stamps from last week's foray to the Craft Barn, and made a window scene using the blocks and the Tuscany sets, which I was quite pleased with.  So it was annoying, to say the least, to get a socking big mark on the card.

That took ages so I had a change of plan and pulled out the Lindsay Duncan fairy set, made a mask and Distress Inked inside it.  It needed a bit of something else, so I added some Stickles.  Then when I went to photograph it I added Stickles to most of the card, by mistake.  Drat.

The next card looked great, I like the more intense colour.  When I went to take a picture I realised that my mask hadn't covered all of the LH side and there is an inky margin.  Double drat.   At least this one will be salvageable...

And the final card is ok.  No inky marks, no Stickles disasters.  So why oh why will the photo only load to my blog the wrong way round?  This happened yesterday when I was trying to post some of the wedding photos.  Please can anyone tell me what to do to put this right?  PS After rotating the image all the way through 4 turns and saving each time, finally success!

My card is for the following challenges:
Less is More - in the frame
Annabelle Stamps - masking and sponging
Ai Factory - use something new (stamp)
Crafty Sentiments - add some sparkle


  1. Beautiful cards, love the fairy images, such a wonderful background!

  2. it''s so funny to read your blog.
    You made great cards,all of them, don't worry about little marks/mistakes, I too do that all the time.
    I love the frame with the blocks,
    the intense colors on the fairy card is stunning.

  3. oh Anne you're not having much luck are you?
    I love your ideas though

  4. This made me smile - it's so frustrating to get a mark on one of these LIM cards - no place to hide!! The fairy cards are super! I also like the window scene.

  5. Oh dear, how frustrating. I'm sure you can salvage elements of all the cards though. I love the brick window and the fairies are delightful. xx

  6. Lovely selection of cards - your "brick" border's simply fab, your last card is upside down ..... isn't it?


  7. Lovely cards, the first one with that stunning frame is very special. XOXO Zoe

  8. Sounds like a typical day in my craft room Anne!
    Did you mean that your last card just happened to post upside down? That's odd, just try rotating it and re-post. What an odd occurrence!
    The card is finally fabulous!
    Thanks again.
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  9. Beautiful cards even with a few mishaps

  10. Oh dear not a great day. Love the finished card though it looks great, thanks for playing on Crafty Sentiments this week Hazelxox

  11. Oh gosh what a day you have had, I do love your fairies but i do love your first card, the frame is just brilliant :)

  12. What a day, think we all have days like this. I love your first card but I think the fairy card is my favourite

  13. Sounds like what I went through trying to make my card for this week! I do love the card with the brick frame...and I totally understand about the smudges and smears....been there myself!
    My Card

  14. Little mishaps aside they are all fab cards, love the bricked circle on the first and the masked fairies are sweet. Glad you made one you're happy with :)
    Jenny x

  15. It's great that you persevered with the cards....... I love the fairies, they look so sweet

    Julie x

  16. So glad you stuck with it! The card is beautiful!!

  17. Oh ink splodges are a nightmare eh Anne
    I hate them!
    Your final card is a stunner!
    Thank you
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

  18. sorry you had such troubles... but it was worth it! lovely card!

  19. Your card is beautiful! What a perfect image for our challenge this week!
    Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps :)

  20. I've been through similar this week. Your end results are fab though! x

  21. Your card is beautiful after so many mishaps. I gave up after I stamped my sentiment wonky and entered it anyway - and Chrissie noticed! Yikes!! Hazel x :)

  22. what a beautiful card! I love the stamp you used. Thanks for entering our something new challenge at AIF
    Tammy DT Lead

  23. The end result is definately worth all the hard work, I take my hat off to you that you stuck with it!! Love the CAS design!
    Thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

  24. Oh my goodness Anne, you went through the mill making your card didn't you! I love your final card though, beautiufl colours and the fairy stamp is so pretty. I love your first card too, great stamp work, if I accidently add a smudge I see if I can cover it up with some gems or something!! x

  25. well done on sticking it out - the final card is great you have done a good job with the masking and sponging challenge at Annabelles.

  26. WOW,
    Your end result is stunning!!! LOVE everything about your card, just stunning!
    Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

    Take care,
    Kylie X

  27. All of the cards are lovely. I especially like the fairies - you've inspired me to get out my Graphicus fairy silhouettes stamps.
    I got ink all over my projects at the beginning - i dread to think how much card was destroyed by inky fingers!
    Why is that some days we are the dog and other days the lamp post?
    Lol Kx

  28. Fabulous Fairy image Anne ... I really like each of these and I admire your patience!!!!!! Thanks for playing with AnnaBelle Stamps and good luck!


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