Thursday, 4 April 2013

Less Is More - scallops

I truly thought I'd be skipping the current challenge over at Less is More, which is to use scallops. Not that I don't have a selection scalloped dies and punches - the 'muse' just wasn't upon me. However, on Tuesday I had a little play and came up with this - if nothing else, it gets points for me being dumb stupid patient enough to sit and stick all those little dots on :)

I used:

- 4.5" x 4.5" square white card stock

- snippets of card, punched using an ancient Fiskars scalloped edge punch, one of the first I ever bought

- a lorra the punched out 'dots' - thank goodness for a Quickie Glue pen and tweezers

- sentiment is from an Elzybells 'Mini Tag' set, stamped with SU 'Rose Red'

I quite liked the look of those dots all swept to one side and tumbling down - but my in-house critic is back in hospital for shaking his head and walking away whilst muttering 'she really needs to get out more'!

Di
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23 comments:

  1. I likey, I likey. Especially all those ickle ickle dots so lovingly glued to the page. Hugs Mrs A.

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  2. Love it...Len doesn't get it cuz he isn't a card maker...this is definitely a card to send a cardmaker friend!

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  3. Ya really DID have a LORRA dots stuck on. But you know what? I LIKE 'em! Clever of you to use these (snippets!). Such an interesting design...modern art maybe? Whatever, this is very pretty & unique, and you be a smart gal to think up this design! I hope your critic heals fast so he can be back to check out more of your work! Hugs

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  4. How clever-love the idea and card is perfect-so cute.Hugs Tamara

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  5. What a fun idea to use all the punchies as decoration!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. Now that really is using up all the snippets Di nd I love it.
    Hugs,
    A x

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  7. Fabulous scallop card and the dots are a brilliant finishing touch.
    luv
    Debby

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  8. Love the card and the dots.
    Kath x

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  9. You have waaaaaaay more patience than me! I love the results of your patience though! Great card (despite what 'im indoors says!

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  10. Love the card and especially all those little dots!!

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  11. I love it but would I have the patience?? I don't think so lol
    Tilly

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  12. Oh My Goodness! I cannot believe you stuck all those lickle dots to the page. Talk about recycling!!
    Great effect though and I likie the bright colours.
    xx

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  13. What a great fun card and such patience x

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  14. Oh wow Di what a brilliant card and to use the dots up has created the perfect card for the challenge .....well done truly is lovely and a great idea xx

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  15. Well, I think that's really, really cool. The dots are an inspiration. I have often looked at all the little cut-out bits and thought they should be used for something :-)
    Fabulous job :-D
    IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  16. Di this is super cute
    love how you used the scallops. Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen
    "Less Is More"

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  17. Lovely card, and I do admire your patience in attaching those dots. Thank you for your visit and sadly I did not get the bread done. However we did make some more ice cream. Yum! Even better was the ice cream we made today - mint chocolate, the nicest I have ever tasted. Also mad a double dose of chocolate chip cookies and some cheese scones. Bread now delayed till tomorrow, together with some Yorkshire parkin. Is your nose twitching yet? xx Maggie

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  18. Have you gone completely dotty??? You've just proved that we crafters hate to waste a thing, Di :)) I think it's a brilliant use of those punched bits but you must surely deserve 10 gold stars for patience! Lovely card. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  19. Hi Dotty Di, great card and great use of the dots from the dies, love the colours and also your comment on Len.

    Kath x

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  20. Well I am glad you had the patience to do it, Di, because I think it is cuter than all get out!! I want to blow them off the paper! You've made an interactive card!!

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  21. this is great.I LOVE the diddy dots, so no hospital visit for me lol!!

    Hugs
    Debs x

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  22. FAB!! It must have taken ages to stick those on!

    My in house critic got so fed up of hospital food that now he just says everything is 'nice love'!
    xx

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  23. I love it! I can't fathom patiently sticking all those dots on. Please tell me you were heavily medicated at the time.

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