Monday, 19 January 2015

Friendship isn't a big thing .........

Happy Monday folks!

It's going to be a busy week this week, I'm having to squeeze in some time in the old craft room whilst the little man is at nursery ..... then blog in the evenings once he's in bed!   His mum's having a few days away so Grandma's in charge!  HaHa!! who am I kidding ..... not too sure who the boss is exactly when he's around!

Any how, this morning I took the opportunity to enter this week's Less is More Challenge.  It's a Theme Week, and it's all about ........


We can use any aspect of friendship for our design but, it has to be Clean and Simple (CAS) of course, with lots of white space.

Here's mine ...... wasn't too sure about it at first so I put it to one side for a while.  It's growing on me a little now!

The words for this weeks card weren't a problem, I knew exactly which stamp to reach for ........ IndigoBlu's B.F.F.  I love this stamp!!!

 I then stamped the ladybug friends just above, and added a little colour using Spectrum Noir pencils ..... cute!!

I also added a touch of sparkle using a Clear Wink of Stella pen, just to their spots .... you can just about see it in the picture ... trust me though, it's there! 

I also stamped some of the image on the inside too ....... wouldn't be me if I didn't!!

As I said, I wasn't too happy with the first attempt so here's card number 2 ....... same words, but this time I went with a more delicate, feminine look .....

I masked off a section of the card, then added some colour using Distress inks.  I then stamped the sentiment underneath 

The birds on a branch are from the Stampin Up World of Dreams set, and they've been stamped slightly over the edge of the inked panel, using a navy Memento ink.

To add a bit more interest to the design I embossed some lines top and bottom of the inked panel to act as a frame

And of course there's a little something on the inside .....

Well, that's Monday over ..... only 3 more sleeps until Lauren's home!

Thanks for popping by ....... enjoy your week, I hope it's a good one!

Before I go, a quick reminder that there's still time to get your entries in for this months Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge ...... have you seen the prize!!!!! (I wish I could enter!)
We've already had a record number of entries this month but there's time for more. And, just in case you haven't heard, there's a Craft Stamper Challenge Blog Hop going on too.... with more fab prizes up for grabs there.
Yours truly is part of the hop ....  thanks to everyone so far who has hopped over and left comments, and thank you to my new followers too who have taken the time to join me, I really appreciate it!  To find out more and join in the fun, why not check out Friday's post.

Cheerio until next time .......


Ooooh ...... there's another blog Challenge that these will fit into.  Thank you to the lovely Sarah (aka Sazzle Dazzle) from Less is More  for the tip off. 

So .... I'm entering the latest Uniko Studio Challenge which is all about ......

Love and Friendship

I must admit this is a new company to me, but looking at their website I can see we'll be getting to know each other very soon!



  1. Hi Linda. I just saw your card in the LIM gallery ad had to pop by and let you know how much I liked those cute ladybirds - they look great paired with your sentiment. Your second card is lovely too!

  2. Loving both your cards, especially the ladybird one !!

  3. Totally gorgeous cards Linda especially the ladybirds ... they are divine and the sentiment is FABULOUS too.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    You might also like to link up at Uniko Studio where the challenge theme is Love & Friendship.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  4. Fabulous LIM cards Linda, love the ladybirds. Carol x

  5. So thrilled you've linked up at Uniko too Linda.
    Great card for it.
    Sarah x

  6. I LOVE your first card Linda, it is so beautiful and suits the sentiment so well! The second is beautiful too though.... Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Two fab cards Linda, the first is my fave, so simple and stylish. Have fun with your grandson!
    Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Less is More
    Less is More

  8. Those ladybirds are too cute! Welcome to Uniko Studio and thanks SO much for joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

  9. LOVE those adorable ladybugs Linda! The design is perfect and I love your sentiment. The second card is so pretty and soft. Loll xx

  10. This is just ace, I love that ladybug image... methinks another purchase is in the offing!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  11. Those ladybugs are just brilliant, definitely my favourite of your two super cards.

  12. Both cards are lovely, but the ladybugs one is my favourite - so cute. Very sweet sentiment too. Thanks so much for joining in with our Uniko Studio challenge. xx

  13. Great card! Thanks for joining the Uniko Studio challenge!


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