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Monday, 14 March 2011

Not just for Christmas!


Hi Everyone.  Hope you have had a good weekend.  My previous week was pretty hectic.  My daughter was in a dance show.  She does ballet and hip hop so two costumes to keep track off and a change of hair do during the show.  We all went to see it on Saturday morning and it was worth all the stresses.  It was fab!  They all did so well.  A lump in the throat and a tear in the eye for Mum and Dad!

Finally today I got back into the craft room and started on my card for this weeks Less is More challenge.  This week it's a one layer card with your image going off the edge.  I had already decided I wanted to use the swirl from Season of Joy to show that your christmas stamps don't necessarily mean they only have to come out once a year.  Having seen a few cards last week using kraft card stock, I thought I'd use this for my base.  I stamped the swirl in whisper white craft ink and alternated with perfect plum.  The sentiment is from the Hostess Level 1 set Afterthoughts, however I masked off the bottom line with a post it.  A few basic rhinestones in the smallest size to finish off.

Wish I'd bought a lottery ticket!  My luck was definitely in a week past Saturday.  My husband and I were at a fund raising ceilidh event organised by the school PTA and I won a lovely Edinburgh crystal vase in the raffle.  First time ever!  Then during the week I got a phone call from Dobbies Garden Centre to say that the raffle ticket I bought on the same Saturday had won a prize.  I'm now the proud owner of a bonsai tree!  And of course being showcased topped the lot!

25 comments:

Jo said...

Congratulations on your prizes, how exciting.

I love your card, very elegant. Jo x

Monica said...

Another winner... love this card... the scroll stamp is awesome. Such classy colours.

xxx Monica

Chrissie said...

You certainly should have bought a lottery ticket, but congratulations on your wins!
This is another stunner. It looks fabulous on the kraft card... and the ink colour choice is perfect!
Well done all round!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Congratulations on your wins! Sounds like a great week! I love the stamping on the kraft background...and the colors looks great!

Kathyk said...

Well done on your wins and your card is bee-ooo-tiful!

Kathyk

Sue said...

Your card is lovely and Congrats on your wins. It has been a good week for you.

Sasha said...

Love your card, especially the way you have coloured your stamped swirls in two colours.

Mandi said...

Beautiful card
I love the white on kraft, it looks FAB
Thanks for entering again
Great to see you
mandi
"Less is more"

Caroline Hallett said...

congratulations on the win! And the card is a winner too x

Wishcraft said...

This is lovely! Love the swirls and the ink colours look great on the Kraft card :o) Lisa x

massofhair said...

Stunning and VERY CAS card, love the card colour too.. you always have great tone on tone colours, i should learn from that.
Elegance and classy i love it:-)

Bea said...

beaautiful card - nice colour scheme

ding said...

That stamp works brilliantly for this, and love the idea of the plum colour on kraft, it's a really lovely card. Congrats on being showcased, it was a stunning card that stood out for me when I was hopping around.
Diane x

Donna said...

This card is great. Love the Kraft base with the white - love it x

Maureen said...

love the card and the colours you've chosed.

Maureen said...

Whoops - I do know how to spell chosen!!! put it down to senior fingers!

Joan said...

A lovely card, love that swirl stamp and the white shows up beautifully on the kraft card

Jose said...

Congratulations on your winning streak. Love the card you have made to this challenge, I love swirls too.

Vicky Hayes said...

Who'd have thought this is a Christmas set! I love your celebration card - and it sound as if you've plenty to celebrate at the moment!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I love kraft and this is lovely!

Lizy said...

I love your card! I have just got Pink Petticoat's Kraft card downloads...I may try something like this with it. I do need white ink too...thanks for reminding me lol!

Congrats on your wins...hopefully there's more to come! :)
Thanks for you lovely words on my card too :)
Lizy x

Suze Bain said...

Super card Aileen, love the swirls & the kraft card. That's me just over half way through viewing all the entries, might make it by the end of the week, Lol!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What a lucky time you have had! I love this card - the stamps looks beautiful on the kraft background - and I have now added white ink to my shopping list.
Caroline xxx

lisa said...

I love all your swirls, just gorgeous.
Hugs Lisax

sharingthepassion said...

This is fab! Love it

Ali x

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