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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Less is More - Thanks


Woke this morning to glorious sunshine (I could seriously get used to this!) and the new challenge from less is more.  This week is lucky dip week and we have been given a theme of Thanks or Congratulations.  If you haven't taken the plunge yet to join in then this would be an ideal week to start.

My card sort of evolved today as many of mine do!  I started off with looking at my stamps for Thank Yous or Congratulations and chose this stamp from Afterthoughts, a Hostess Level 1 set.  Normally I would mask off the text underneath and perhaps use this in the middle, but today I decided to completely use it for the front.  The owl from Fox and Friends immediately fell into place standing on the T.  I positioned it using my Stamp - a - ma - jig (definitely a must have item at only £10.95 in the catalogue!) and stamped it in chocolate chip.  I cut the whisper white into a square and mounted it onto real red card.   I was already thinking a step ahead and wanted to make it look like a tag.  I used my crop-a-dile to punch out and set a brad then looped some real red ribbon through it.  Now I had my tag I decided it would look best  on some textured whisper white and keeping it in the square cut this to 6" by 6".  I've made a similar panel in the middle with some whisper white and real red.

Can I take this opportunity to pass on my own thanks to all the lovely limettes who have commented and visited my blog in the past week?  It's very much appreciated and I've enjoyed visiting you too.  Also a big thank you to my new followers, I hope you visit often.

I'm off out to have lunch in the garden and to enjoy this sunshine whilst it's here.  Hope you have a great day. x

Materials Used
All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated

Card - Whisper White textured, Whisper White Smooth, Real Red
Ink - Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Stamps - Fox and Friends, Afterthoughts
Accessories - Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, brad from my stash
Tools - Stamp-a-ma-jig, Crop-a-dile

62 comments:

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Great card and I agree about the Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Ali x

Craftilicious said...

such a cutie :-)

Jess said...

this is just too cute! love love love how clean and simple this is!

Kathyk said...

Smashing card and I love the colour and the use of matching ribbon

Kathyk

Jose said...

Stunning card, love it
Jose

Vineyardstamper said...

Fab card, that sentiment is one of my favourites.

Fiona x

Paula said...

great card

Zoƫ said...

Fun use of the owl and yes the SAMJ is a fab tool to have. Zx

Lynne said...

Fabulous!
Lynne xxx

Kellylouj said...

Beautiful card x

Mandi said...

Super cute Aileen
Perfect CAS!
Continued thanks
mandi
Diva LIM
Less is More

Ang C said...

A fab card - love the owl

Zoechaos said...

Smashing card. XOXO Zoe

Rita said...

Beautiful card. Hugs Rita xx

Chrissie said...

Great card Aileen... just right!
Thanks for all your support!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

Such a sweet and simple card Aileen, love how the owl is perched on the T :)
Jenny x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Aileen, Fabulous, love this. The stamping and red mat has lifted this card into something special, Love it:0) xxx

Katina said...

Fab card Aileen! Love the owl sitting on the 'T'! xx

GoonerGirl said...

Fab Card I just love owls..Chris xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Just stunning Aileen! I'm a fan of perching birds on my sentiments too!

Diane said...

Fabulous card and I love how you sat the owl on the letter T xx

Sandra said...

Fab card. Sandra

Dolly Daydreams said...

Oh I love him he's so perfect ! Gorgeous card very clean and crisp.

Marie

kelly said...

beautiful, what a lovely little guy, he fits perfectly on top of your 'T'.
kelly xx

Irene said...

A beautiful card, I love the colours and the owl sits perfectly.
Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog.

irene
xxxx

Hazel said...

It's lovely and I too love that little owl. Hazel x

Suze Bain said...

Super Aileen, love the addition of the eyelet and the ribbon. x

Sally H said...

Wow! This is just fab - great owl!

Susan said...

Aileen, I love how you have the owl perched on the letter T....very creative!

massofhair said...

Hi Aileen
Very cute stamp and really like how you have made your ribbon look very stylish. Great way to position your owl, an excellent card:-)

Carol said...

A great card, love the owl. Carol x

The Crafty Elf said...

Terrific card!

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card :-) I love the Owl ,,, very cute and the ribbon is a perfect touch :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Great card, Aileen!
I love owls!!!
And the sentiment just makes me smile!
Have a fabulous week, Aileen!
Ulina

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a cute card lovely

Anne

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, so very very clean, lovely.

Kath x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is so sweet and I love the way you added the ribbon to the corner.
Caroline xxx

Faith A said...

Love this and such an original twist with the ribbon, a great card

Jan said...

This is lovely, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a lovely comment. i love them xx Jan

ThinkInk Creative said...

Great card. I, too, love the stamp-a-ma-jig. I didn't think I would until I finally owned one.

The ribbon is a perfect touch.

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Little Snippets said...

Super card Aileen. That wee owl is lovely :) I also love my stamp-a-ma-jig, couldn't do without it. Sarah x

Meggymay said...

Super card, love the cute owl

Donna said...

Gorgeous card - that little owl is just so cute x

Kasey said...

Aileen, thank you for leaving your comments about my wedding card, This little fellow you've made is so cute. You should enter it in the Friday Mashup challenge this week! Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

Sally said...

Love this card, everything about it!
Thanx for your lovely comment on my LIM entry.
Sally x

Ruth said...

Lovely card, Ruth :)

Babs said...

I just love this card gorgeous image very sweet...

Babs x

JeNjOy said...

lovely card, the owl is so cute.
jenjoy x

Cali said...

a perfect CAS card Aileen!
http://thecraftycat.over-blog.com

Carol said...

lovely card and I love owls too.
Carol

Dori said...

lovely card, really like the owl, and the way you attached the ribbon. the red ink you used to stamp looks nice and strong too.

Shaz said...

Great card. Love the way the owl is perched on the "T". x

Sarah said...

Hi Aileen, your card is just briliant. I love how you've got the owl on the T as well. Sarah

massofhair said...

Hi Aileen,
there is something for you on my Blog:-)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute.
luv
debby

Viv said...

Great crad, love that cute owl too :O) Viv xx

Viv said...

Sorry typo! Great card, love the cute owl too :O) Viv xx

Ciara said...

I love that little owl and really should use mine more. Perfect amount of detail on this card, it's just right.

Oops, I'm very late - it's nearly time for the next challenge!

Molecraft said...

Fab card, love the little owl and great sentiment!
Helen x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous CAS card Aileen - love the tag effect and the gorgeous Owl.
Thanks for leaving me a kind comment - Hugs, Sylvia xx

kingstonmama said...

Love this card. Adorable little owl and I like how he's perched up there on top of the T.

Sarah-Jane said...

Great card, I love it all, infact I am going to have a play with this set later today (hopefully) ;-)
Hugs xx

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