Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Less is More - Week 220 - 'Up, up and away!'

The current theme of 'Up, up and away' over at Less is More has loads of potential this week. I hauled out ordinary balloon stamps, hot air balloon stamps and dies, birds, butterflies, insects - you name it, I checked it out! Then I remembered a 'never before used' stamp - about four years old I think - and this was the result:
I used:

- 6" x 4" white card blank, tent style

- LOTV rubber stamp called 'Blowing Bubbles', stamped using Memento 'London Fog' ink pad and coloured using Pro markers

- the sentiment is also LOTV, from their ever so useful set called 'General Greetings - Small', stamped using Memento 'London Fog'. I did remember to stamp the sentiment before spending time colouring :)

- rounded the bottom left corner using We Are Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

- I did this card as a one layer card (how that would have scared me at one time before playing in Less is More) - and of course the Pro markers bled through the card a bit. I just cut a slightly smaller panel of white card, rounded one corner in keeping with the card front and stuck it inside the front

Simples! I like the idea of the bubbles blowing up, up and away, as a change from all the other things I first had in mind :)

Di
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35 comments:

  1. This is so sweet and melt my heart!
    Loive the image and you are so brave to go stamp straight to card!!!

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  2. This is just an adorable card, and I just spoke with my DGD who is celebrating her 5th birthday today and she was gushing over the new bubble blowing machine she got for a present! It must be world bubble day today :)

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  3. Squeeeeeeeal - how awesomely cute that is. !! Divine xoxoxoxox

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  4. Gorgeous card Di, i too went for the NOT obvious for this challenge.
    Love your card. Hugs Veerle x

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  5. OMGosh! What an adorable image you've been hiding for four years! Beautiful CAS card. xx

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  6. Awwwww, that is so sweet! Lovely card
    Jane

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  7. Lovely - such a cute stamp really deserves to be used!

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  8. A lovely card Di - that stamp is so cute and I bet you'll use it a lot more now!
    Kath x

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  9. Aww . . . that's VERY cute Di. Love it xxx

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  10. Absolutely cute and stunning Di.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  11. Super card...so cute and oh so brave...one layer! It is truly gorgeous!

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  12. Di this little elephant blowing his bubbles is simply too cute for our challenge this week! I can't move on as he's so beautiful. perfectly coloured, perfectly CAS and simply perfect. Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More. Sarah x

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  13. Very, very sweet. One layer cards still scare me but it is because of the sheer amount of designer paper I have in my house. It is scary to not use it (because it might take over).

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  14. What a cute LOTV stamp Di and just perfect for the LIM challenge. You have coloured it so prettily too. A beautiful CAS card. x

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  15. This little elephant is just a cutie! Love how the rounded bubbles becomes an heart, very sweet idea and lovely result!

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  16. Hi Di,
    another super creation.
    You are a really great stamper as I would not have the courage to do that.
    Love your little Ellie stamp, and it's coloured perfectly.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  17. How sweet, I love your little ellie blowing bubbles. It's a super one layer card and fabulous colouring xx

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  18. Oh my goodness how do I not own this stamp!!! Such a gorgeous card I love it Di!
    Lucy xx

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  19. What a cute little ellie. I love the blue bubbles too. A great CAS card. I´m still hopeless at them, but I guess I just don´t try hard enough! Kate x

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  20. Oh Di this is a great image for the challenge and so different, gorgeous card.

    Kath x

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  21. Love your Nellie and bubbles idea is well clever! Xxxx

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  22. Oh that is such a sweet image Di!

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  23. I am totally in love with this cute elephant! Great take on the challenge!

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  24. This is sooo cute. I love that image. I have a special friend who would love that. Gorgeous card.
    Hugs
    xx

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  25. Ahhh, how cute, this is adorable Diane.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  26. What a brilliant idea to use bubbles Di and such an adorable image too!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  27. Love the bubbles and that darling elephant! I think this is a winner!

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  28. This one makes me squeal with joy. A really cute image and you've used him to create a perfect CAS card - love this one so much! A stunning card and you've coloured him and the bubbles perfectly Karen x

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  29. Little cute effalumps are all the RAGE in Bloggervania right now and none are cuter than this one, Di!! Love, love, love!! Hugs, Darnell

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  30. I love your card, that little elephant is so cute, Gail x

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  31. I love that darling elephant! I've finally ordered me some elephant stamps! Can't wait to play with them! Fabulous card!

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  32. Di what a cutie! Elephant stamps are very 'in' just now, you were ahead of the trend!
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More
    Anne
    Less is More

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  33. That image is so sweet. And you did a lovely job coloring it.

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