Monday, 26 September 2011

Did you miss me?

Hi everybody, Sorry I haven't been around for a while, life seems to be catching up with me. I have been making cards and going to my Parchment classes but not really had time to post anything.  I keep checking on everybody elses Blogs to see what is happening out there in Blogland!  Went Ally Pally on Saturday with a friend and got lots of new ideas, could have spent a lot of money but I was very restrained as we had to buy a new printer last week, the other one was only about 18 months old but it decided it didn't want to take in the paper any more. As I have got the Wedding Stationary to make for my son's wedding before January we couldn't really manage without one.

I decided to have a go at the sketch from Less is More this week and this is what I came up with.  I am trying to make some desk calenders, using easel cards, for a sale I am doing in November and thought this might work.  The background is made by blending Scattered Seed and Dried Marigold Distress Inks which I then stamped over with stamps from the Meadow Flora set from Creative Expressions using S U Cajan Craze ink.  I then took Mandi's idea and rubbed it with Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The sentiment is from the same set of stamps.  I think it works.

Thank you for taking the time to visit, your comments are greatly appreciated.



  1. I love this background and the image is fabulous. Great idea for a calander.

  2. Great embossing and gorgeous colours Anne. Did you know The Craft Barn are running a calendar challenge. x

  3. This looks absolutely fabulous Anne... well done you...especially on the restraint shown at Ally Pally!
    Super stuff.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Gorgeous colours in your background and really like the calendar idea :)

  5. Fantastic Anne!
    wonderful inking
    Well done you on not spending too much at AP, Im very impressed
    New catty be with you Saturday!
    Thank you
    Mandi LIM

  6. This is a GREAT idea! SO pretty. ;)

  7. Spectacular Anne I love the colour so warm and such a clever idea for a calender!

  8. wow those colours are stunning Anne...brilliant idea to make a calender
    Mina xxx

  9. Impressive background also image !!!!But i think you want to use the glitter ribbons in different colors with different size too!!!!
    plastic gift card
    discount card printing

  10. Hi Anne, this is lovely - great blending and the stamp makes a real statement. Thanks for visiting the Cupboard - enjoy your week. ikki

  11. Me again, forgot to say your idea for cutting the hearts from icing is interesting - will you let me know if it works. Thanks, ikki

  12. Love the two colors blended like that Anne, and what a great idea to get started on your projects for later this year. Wish I could be that organized.
    Donna xx


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