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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lucky Dip... feeling fruity

It's been ages since I've been able to play along with the Less is More blog challenges. This week, it's Feeling Fruity. I don't have many stamps with fruit on them, but I have (and have been getting a lot of mileage) out of a House Mouse stamp. I've made a couple of cards with this stamp over the past couple of months, but I have finally been able to colour the lemon so it looks like a lemon, and not a yellow blob.

It took me a while to actually get this stamp onto paper. I was in a cleaning mode yesterday, and that transferred onto the stamp, as well. I had it inked twice and cleaned it off twice before it hit paper. I stamped onto Strathmore Bristol paper and coloured with Copics. I used a border punch to punch the holes and overlaid the card onto some orange stock that picks up the orange from the flower. Wasn't sure what I am going to use this card for, so I didn't put a sentiment onto the card. I like it just the way it is, and will put the sentiment on the inside instead, I think.

I seem to be on the roll again with postings... hope I can keep it up with at least one post per week in August!

Saturday, July 30, 2011


I knew it had been a while since I updated my blog... I had no idea how long! I have made cards over the last month, but I just haven't gotten around to taking photos. 

This morning, I went down and cleaned up my craft area. It didn't take as long as I had anticipated, so I decided to create a couple of cards. 

My friend M and I went to our favourite stamping store on Thursday for a Christmas in July sale... I didn't do too badly. As usual, I picked up a House Mouse stamp. I have been thinking about another friend's upcoming birthday, and this stamp jumped out at me (and at 20% off, how could I possibly say no?

I coloured the mice with Copics, and used my 3 inch punch. It needed a little something extra, so I punched out four more circles and attached them to a 5 inch square. The edges were inked with distress ink in Crushed Concord. 

The ribbon was husband's pick. I think this card will be destined for one of my nieces... they are into all things pink and purple.

I'll post the card I made for the Less is More challenge tomorrow.