Wednesday 5 December 2012

Christmas Pedal Power

I was given the SU 'Pedal Power' stamp set as a gift by a very dear blog buddy - and to my shame this is the first outing :
I used:

- 5" x 7" white card stock

- elements from SU's 'Pedal Power' stamp set - although to make it festive I just drew some holly in the front basket and added a few little pearls as berries. My guess is that the rider will have to ride along with the parcel stack perched on their head :)

- green snippet of card, die cut with oblong Nestie

- sentiment from the Woodware Clear Magic stamp set - 'Christmas Bubble Tree'

- a couple of embossed lines towards the top and bottom of the card - you can see them if you look closely, and you can also see that the white image card has been cut wonky :( My in-house critic noticed it right away so this card will be going to someone with myopia :)

I'm entering this into this week's Less Is More challenge - which is red and green. I got the red and green, and hopefully the LIM side of it - nil points for execution with the trimmer though, sigh :(

WOYWW today, but I'm missing in action I'm afraid - tail-chasing here and much as I love joining in there isn't enough time to play fair. Anyhow, due to the 'inability to find any space to work'........I tidied my desk up and it looks too good to be true. In fact, it's really rather boring :(



  1. Great minds and this proves it!! When shall we introduce each other to our respective families as long lost twins, separated at birth? (I hope that's not an insult as I think you're way younger than me. Poor Mum had years-long labor!!) Mwah! Darnell

  2. Sorry you won't be playing today Di. Love the card...reminded me that my consultant said I would be able to ride a bike after I'd had my replacement knee....wonderful really cos I couldn't ride one before!!
    A x #42

  3. Hi Di

    Pleased to hear I am not the only one chasing my tail!!! Everyone else is talking of having their cards written now .. .. some of mine aren't even made yet!!! Eeeeeeekkkk!!!

    Your card is lovely .. .. all this teacher training must have delayed you letting your stamp set have its first outing!!

    Hope you have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Stunning card Di. CAS and gorgeous.
    I love the holly in the basket.

  5. Lovely CAS card Di, love the image.
    Caz x

  6. Well just MESS THE DESK UP AGAIN then! See! There are NO problems . . . only solutions! LOL!

    Absolutely FAB pimped-up Christmas bike here Di . . . LOVE it! Great idea to have the balloons coming off at an angle from the seat too . . . gives the impression of motion.

    Happy midweek! xxxx

  7. O,...I want to ride my bicicle, now song from QUEEN?,
    Gorgeous card, now Im singing.
    Hugs Tamara

  8. Like the CAS card, so nice to see old stamps having their first outing!!! Karen x

  9. I love the little holly with the berries in the basket Di. Don't go pointing out the mistakes, we can't see them until you do!!

    Brenda (Hic)

  10. We will miss you!
    I am heading up to the post office in about an hour. Uggggh the ladies are nice enough...friendly actually but it is just a frustrating experience.

    Your depth of the regular envelope is the correct but not the other measurements. The larger envelope is a different depth that us.

    Thanks for you kind offer but you gave me a great idea. I will try the United States PO We are only 15 minutes from the border and go down for gas and groceries (milk, butter, eggs etc about once a week. DH's sister lives in a village just across the border so we meet up with her too.
    Otherwise, I am coming to England in Aug for about 3 weeks...maybe 4 and will just get one while over there.

    I will be in London, HemelHempstead, the Lake Distric, Sheffield, Filey, and Scarborough for sure and hope to get to Scotland and maybe across to Ireland for a quick getaway,,,maybe a night or two htere. We also hope to do a quick getaway somewhere hot...maybe 3 - 5 days in Spain??? Where will depend on the bargains on offer! teehee

  11. Lol - I tidied my desk and then went and filled the kitchen with crafty stuff so I didn't get my room untidy!! x Jo

  12. Beautiful card Di and what a fab image so nice to see it inked xx

  13. I have stamp envy now. I love this image but could never get one without spending the mortgage money! Love what you have done with it. I do now have an Artistic Outpost version though it goes the other way. Still I can get my "chicken in a basket" scene now"!
    I wanted to see your desk today too!
    After reading Mo's comment I need to lie down. I am shattered now!

  14. Wow what a lovely card Di! Such a unique stamp. Sorry I haven't been around much lately, lots going on and got another 13.5hr shift tomorrow so best be off! Catch up soon.
    Laura xx

  15. Well it may be a very short time till Christmas but I can tell you now, there is no way you will find me on a bike, for love or money, especially for love!!!
    Brilliant though and a fabulous CAS card.

    Kath x

  16. fab card Di.... i too am yet to ink this set :-(

    Thanks for joining us this week

    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  17. Love your little bike. Bit cold to be riding around on though. Does Myopia come in pill form so I can feed some to The Doc? Driving me and Peter The Painter nuts at the moment. He decided on Saturday to change the colour we wos having in the lounge after Peter The Painter had already bought the said paint. Green paint anybody? I can scrap some off The Doc's head if u like. Hugs Stressed of Hampshire.

  18. I think you're right about tidy being boring... and I never think of myself as boring...hence the mess I work in!
    Your card looks great!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  19. I like how you added holly into the basket to make it Christmasy. Very clever.

  20. Love that stamp Di, and the addition of the holly is so perfect ... you are clever :) Talking of myopia, I spent the better part of Wednesday having my eyes tested ... of course I need new lenses - at my age, what else! Elizabeth xx


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