Saturday, 24 March 2012

Simply Soft Blossoms

Happy Saturday Everyone!   After all our sunny weather we now have a misty day.  Hopefully the sun will burn it off soon. 

Today is Less is More today on my crafting week.  It's a theme this week and we have been asked to choose 3 past challenges.  For my card I have gone all the way back to the beginning with 

1. Pink Black White - Week 1
2. Spring - Week 3
and then more recent, a favourite sketch
3. Sketch 4 - Week 52

As I can see the blossom starting to come up on our tree I decided to use this as my focal point.  I've used Simply Soft which is a hostess set.  Firstly I stamped it in Versamark and heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder.  Then stamped it again in Black Staz On and a third time but stamping off first.  I coloured my blossoms with my Stampin' Write Markers.  The background blossoms are Pink Pirouette, the middle Pretty in Pink and the foreground in Rose Red (which really looks a deep pink rather than red).  I added some Pretty in Pink 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon along the bottom and attached it to a Melon Mambo mat.  

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and is stamped in Rose Red then punched out using the Word Window Punch.  It's attached to a Modern Label Punch in Melon Mambo.

Only 2 places left in my Stampers 6 starting in April.  This is an excellant way to go through your wish list and spread out the cost.  Perhaps you would like to build up your markers, ink collection or stamp sets?  You will also have the opportunity to be a hostess and you could use your hostess pounds to purchase this lovely stamp set I've used today.  If this appeals then drop me an e mail on 

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up! 

Card - Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Ink - Versamark, Rose Red, Staz on
Stamp - Simply Soft, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Punch - Word Window, Modern Label
Other - Stampin' Write markers, Black Embossing Powder

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  Oh and don't forget to let me know which one of the free sets from Sale-A-Bration that you would like if your order reaches £45.
Last week!! x


Gillian said...

Wow, what a beautiful card Alieen, love the colour combo. We don't have the mist here in inverurie, just a bit overcast. Hope it clears up later on

Loli said...

Hola Aileen, very elegant card, i love these colours, gorgeous card,well done.
A hug from Palma

Marrigje said...

Beatiful card. I looks asian to me. I love it.

Monica said...

So rich and vibrant.

Monica xxx

Mandi said...

It is my favourite sketch too...fabulous card
It fist 'Seeing Double' too

Thank you so much
"Less is More"

Kim S said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The black base makes those flowers even more stunning!

Bea said...

great card - lovely colour scheme

nicky said...

Smashing card love the challenges you have chosen.

craftattack said...

Beautiful card, the trees are blossoming here, too! Valerie

Kathyk said...

Lovely and sophisticated card


Margaret said...

This is absolutely stunning Aileen!
Margaret x

Lynne said...

Beautiful card Aileen. The black card base really makes the pink pop.
Lynne xxx

GinaA said...

Love the soft pinks, I never seem to get them to work for me. Makes a great card.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Aileen, Your card is stunning what a gorgeous stamp too:0) Thank you so much for all your kind comments whilst I've been away, I really appreciate your support, hugs Gay xxx

Chrissie said...

Aileen this is gorgeous and a terrific combo of challenges!
I just love it... that sketch works so well doesn't it... especially in your hands!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

sarah's little snippets said...

Very pretty Aileen, love the pink and black together - super card:)
Sarah x

Jenny said...

Oh Aileen your card is stunning, I love how you used the sketch again and what a fabulous colour combo to showcase the pretty blossom :0)
Jenny x

Lizy said...

This is just so lovely Aileen! It reminds me of the blossom on the trees near me too :)
Lizy x

Victoria said...

Gorgeous colours and use of the sketch. Fabulous card!

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is so beautiful Hun,the colours are just so beautiful,love it hugs Cherylxxxx

Anne said...

Hi Aileen what an elegant card, so effective!

stempelomi said...

stunning card!

Suze Bain said...

Love the blossom Aileen, very striking against the black cardstock. xx

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card
Beryl x

Vicky Hayes said...

That flower looks gorgeous used like this Aileen. Glad you've made the most of the sunshine! Vicky x

Diane said...

Gorgeous card, love the layout and colours and super stamp, love how you've used it.

Karen said...

Beautiful card Aileen. Gorgeous colours and layout.

Linda said...

This is most beautiful Aileen! love it.


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