Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Just a note...............

I bought this stamp in the £1 bin at The Range last week - what a bargain:
And then I spotted this week's Less Is More Challenge, which is to use a touch of silver somewhere. My initial card had just the silver of the nib, but then I added the silver nail heads for a little bit of 'pop'.

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- a  Spellbinders Flourished Label die, which wasn't going to be long enough so I partly cut it and then turned it round in the Cuttlebug moving the die along a bit and cut the other end to add more length. For a first attempt I'm reasonably happy with the result and it's certainly one to try with other dies as well

- the stamp I was itching to use is an Anita's stamp, appropriately called 'Just a note', stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad and the nib coloured with a silver gel pen and the barrel was coloured with a Burgundy Pro Marker and then tickled with Anita's glaze - which doesn't show up on the photo - sigh :(

- just a couple of embossed lines above and below the flourish and three Josy Rose nail heads in each corner

Things went totally upside down here yesterday, some family stuff, tricky issues also being kicked around in a flurry of emails after the school association committee meeting plus a friend arrived rather upset after one of her oldest friends passed away and I spent time with her, as any of us would have I know. I must say, she went home thinking this place is a mad house - Hank and Marvin, my two monkeys, were tucked under a throw on a sofa still from when I 'put them to bed' last night!

So my day flew by without any time yet to do last week's snippets roll call. It's top of my 'to-do' list for today though!



Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, me, I think I smell a winner here, Di! Love the CAS and the design and the nail heads and can just hear Chrissie and Mandi clapping with approval!!

Sorry you are being tossed around still by life's whirlwinds! You are good to one and all.

Bernie said...

Aw sorry things are so unsettled for you ATM Di. I hooe you wake to a better day in the morning.
What a fab stamp and brilliant card. Love the elegant scoring.

Caz said...

Love this very simple but lovely card Di.
caz x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Di a super card - I a really adore it and I have done that with dies and folders too, when not big enough or too too big .. when able works a treat..
Now am sure roll all is treasured treat, but time with a needy friend is always top of the list and know you were needed there then! God bless you for that, dear Di, Shaz in oz.x

Gillian said...

Great LIM card

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...you'll get a lot of mileage from that stamp Di...loVe your card, less is more is very striking...Melx :)

Annie said...

That sounds like a pretty normal sort of day for me Di. Jo often says she is going to put 'counselling services provided' on my sign at the gate cos so many of my customers come here for far more than just sewing. :-)
...just don't forget I'm here for you too so shout if you need to share.
A x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Lovely card Di . . . and a bargain stamp.

Wishing you a calmer day today honey.

Big Hugs
Sarn xxx

Sandra H said...

Your stamp Di is a right bargain and you have done a lovely job using it for the LIM challenge truly lovely!! x

Mrs A. said...

What a bargain stamp you got there.Love the card you made with it. My boys are on top of the wardrobe refusing to come down after reading the post on Shaz in Oz about the mahooosive spider in her bathroom. They say they are never washing or brushing their teeth ever again!!!! Hugs Mrs A.

Irene said...

A brilliant card and such a brilliant stamp buy Di.


Elizabeth said...

Terrific card and super tip for lengthening the die to suit the stamp ... bargain stamp too. Hope things have quietened down for you today. Been feeling a bit under the weather myself so perhaps I should have been tucked up with those two little monkeys :)) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous entry, love it and the faffing with the die cut was certainly worth it.

Kath x

Mandi said...

Fabulous card Di

Thank you very much

Laura said...

Lovely card Di, very CAS, what a bargain with the stamp too!
Laura xx

Chrissie said...

This is gorgeous Di, I think I have this stamp, I must dig it out!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"