Wednesday, 1 August 2012

(drumroll please) ...........My 100th post!!

Good morning eveyone,

Yes, that's right. this is my 100th post - Wow!  It only seems like yesterday that I started this little record of what goes on in my crafting life.  It's been great fun and I've 'met' some fabulous new people and made lots of new, very talented  blogging friends.  I'm really glad that you're all along for the journey. 
So, here's to the next 100 posts!

I really should be busy at my workdesk, lots of Design Team samples to do.  But, I'm slowly disappearing under Christmas stuff and I'm covered in glitter again, so I thought I'd  take a sneaky break and quickly share with you this weeks Less is More challenge entry.

It's Week 78 and we have a lovely SKETCH to follow .....
This is a really pretty, simple sketch.  A horizontal band across the upper part of the card and a sentiment.  This is my take on it ......
(Sorry about the photo quality, the lighting is rubbish this morning).
I embossed some lines directly into my card blank first leaving a nice space for my main design.  I used a piece of pretty inked card from my stash to stamp onto.  Not sure if you can see the effect clearly in the picture, but it's kind of a mother of pearl look.
I used one of the SU stamps from the Vintage Vogue set (one of my favourites) to add a little bit of detail to the edges, and the butterfly is last months free stamp with Craft Stamper Magazine, designed by Indigo Blu.
I added a fancy punched border underneath the embossed lines, along with another strip of the background card, and a tiny SU sentiment from the Petite Pairs set.  This is a lovely sentiment set, you get lovely little sayings for the front of your card along with a matching one that can go in the inside .......
I've spritzed the inside of my card through a mask, with the same Distress inks that were used for the piece of background card (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint).  Added the little floral stamp to tie in with the design on the front, and used another sentiment stamp.  See what I mean about there being matching pairs.  There's a lovely mix of stamps, that will cover loads of occasions, so it's a great value for money set.

Speaking of Craft Stamper, this months free stamp is designed by none other than LIM's very own Chrissie.  It's a gorgeous little floral spray, so cute. Grab yourself a copy of this months magazine, you won't be disappointed.  I can't wait to start playing with mine, but I have to finish all my samples first.

And on that note, I think I'd better be off.  Hope you like the card.  Thank you so much for popping by.  I'll be back later in the week  with some sneaky peeks of what's keeping me so busy.

Bye for now.  Have a lovely day.


PS  Forgot to mention ......  I'm going to be doing posts on the Indigo Blu Blog, hopefully starting sometime this week, if I have a spare minute.  Check it out here for inspiration and fabulous creations, details of events etc.,  and to see what the rest of the Design Team are getting up to.  It's a great read.


  1. This is really pretty love the colors and design.

  2. Hello-Just wanted to say what a pretty card-so very delicate :) x

  3. This really is a very pretty card... the colours are lovely!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Your card is simply beautiful, lovely clean lines and definitely less is more, I love it. I follow IndigoBlu so will watch out for you over there!

    There are still a few days (til 7 Aug)to enter your card as a reader submission to Craft Stamper (only for the butterfly stamp). You should check it out on their blog.

    Crafty hugs, Anne x

  5. 100, thats some crafting!...loVe your very elegant less is more card, soft pink hues and butterflies are a match made in heaven...Mel :)

  6. Gorgeous card Linda
    Love the delicacy
    Thanks very much
    "Less is More"

  7. Stunning card love the butterfly :)

  8. I love your vintage and classic and feminine and elegant card, Linda. Very well done!!

  9. Gorgeous and beautiful card.

  10. Congratulations on your 100th post! What a great milestone! I love how dainty your card is with this gorgeous butterfly.

  11. What a lovely balance the second strip of pink gives this design with such soft colours, totally fabulous.

  12. What a lovely, feminine card, so pretty


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