Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Less is More - Week 232 - One Layer and Masculine

I almost keeled over when I saw what this week's Less is More challenge theme is! On top of being one layer, they only went and threw 'masculine' into the pot as well!

Before I could reach for my SU 'Rev Up The Fun' set, someone had already hopped in 'toot sweet' with a great card using same set. Sigh :(

Then I remembered a stamp set that's in the NBUS box here, and just had to keep my fingers crossed that our KathyK didn't turn to it as I know she's used the same set previously - and very well I should add! This is what I made:
I used:

- A6 white card blank, tent style

- stamps from the Acid Drops and Whatnots' set called 'Dressed to Kill'. Stamped the image using Memento 'Tuxedo Black ink (how very appropriate!) and just coloured his 'foppy/floppy' handkerchief using a red Whispers pen

- added the sentiment from the same set, inked up using SU's 'Real Red' ink pad

- final touch, a wobbly line round the edge using a black fine liner pen

10 minutes flat! Wahoo :)

Edit: Almost cried with laughter here on Sunday. I only tend to post on the blog once a day and only on certain days of the week - so I scheduled this post for Tuesday being as how Sunday was Snippets Playground day. Ha! KathyK was away on Saturday but on Sunday morning she hopped into Less Is More with ............................................... this card:

So funny - and serves me right for not striking while the iron was hot eh?! So, I'm not linking this into Less is More after all :)

Another edit: After hilarity and encouragement in your lovely comments, am entering my card (at the top of this post!) just for fun after all into Less is More - if only as a little reminder not to hang about if you have an idea!



Liz said...

LOL! Sorry Di, had to have a chuckle at this! I haven't made my card yet for the 'Less is More' challenge this week.....I'd better check out the entries so far before starting my card tomorrow, as I've got a stamp in mind.

BTW Fab card Di, great stamp and sentiment. xx

LesleyG said...

All the best laid plans eh?! Fab and funny card xxx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

How FUN! Love that sentiment and the stamp to go along with it!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Why can't you still link it Di, love the CAS effect... And it immediately reminded me of the illustrations in the Jeeves books ..l love it,
Shaz in Ozx.

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

scrappymo! said...

This is such a funny and fabulous card...absolutely fabulous dahling!!!

I loved your funny story too...amazing how that happens. I did not post my duplicate of yours...having a rough time with my arthritis and just did not have the energy to take photos and write a post.
I am trying to connect the new trickle irrigation before we head to the lake and man oh man, it takes strong hands to puncture the main line to get the wee emitters in. I can hardly move my hands at the mo! lol

Diane said...

It's a great card, and I had to laugh, that is something that would happen to me for sure..lol!! and normally when I see a "man" challenge I run and hide, but actually I have made a few good ones lately..just so hard to not put "girlie" things on my card!

SARN said...

I don't understand why you feel you can't enter this card to the LIM challenge, even though Kathy has used the same set? They still look different.

It's a great one layer masculine card . .. go on, enter it.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kathyk said...

Thanks for the mention here - may I say how great your make is too, Di

I think you should still enter it over at LIM - I've used the same stamps before and still entered. Best of luck


Glennis said...

Go for it Di, no real reason not to!

Carole said...

Well Di it may be the same stamp but it's a different design and that's what counts eh?! We all use the same stamps sometimes in different ways don't we!

Em Louise Fairley said...

It's great Di! I love it! So glad you've entered it into the challenge. I often use the same sets as others and love how we interpret them in our own way xxx

Carole Dion said...

Cute and classy card !

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Ha! I had to chuckle Di,I think that has happened to us all at some point!At least you have taken part,I was scared enough for the one layer-but then they added in masculine-I had to run and hide lol!! Great card,and I do love that sentiment!
Nessa xxx

Brenda said...

What a fun and masculine card Di! I love the sentiment too. lol I'm glad you entered your card anyway because it is a fabulous one layer card! I think I like it better than the other gal's card, even though her's is fabulous too-yous is very CAS and I love that! Hugs, Brenda

Sazzle Dazzle said...

You know what Di when I looked at the thumbnail images to comment I thought ... I've seen this one already so why is there no 'tick'? You've answered my puzzle.
Love how you've cropped the stamped image. He's super cool and definitely smooth isn't he. Great one layer card and thanks as always for joining the fun at Less is More. Sarah xx

Carol L said...

That's too funny that you both used the same stamp set! Both of your cards are great though, and you used the same stamp differently and creatively! I very rarely ever look at other entries in a challenge until after I enter my own card. I write the challenge on a piece of paper and keep that on my craft table, so if I happen to use an identical stamp set, it's pure coincidence! Either way, great card Di!

Karen Petitt said...

As they say Miss Pixie great minds think alike as do awesome stampers! It's a fab image and I love how you used and the way Kathy used it too Karen xx

Kathyk said...

Glad to see you decided to enter - shame to waste such a super card!


Pippa said...

Just catching up with posts, what a great story Di. That is one of the draw backs of challenges, discovering someone else has already used an image you were going to use. I tend to stick to my original plan regardless, usually because it is the only one I have and it is too late to change it! But then even with the same image the cards all come out differently so I don't think it matters too much. I like both the cards but as art is subjective your take is the one I prefer.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your card is a scream! And I'm glad that you decided to link up after all. Just cut you two used the same stamp doesn't mean you did the same thing with it (although, yeah I know, sometimes it does). Great card!

Neets B said...

Too funny, Di. I think this has happened to us all, I've often had a design in mind only to see someone else beat me to it...pfft! Anyhoo, I love your layout and great addition of the doodled frame.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

MaryH said...

Too funny. Great minds and all that! Both cards are cute as can be. Well done on both you and Kathy. Hugs

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

How fun, Di, I think your card deserves well to be the there too :)

Love the way you stamped him in the corner, it creates interest.

Warm hugs

Chrissie said...

I love this old smoothie!
Great cards Di!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

How did I ever miss this guy? He is awesome! The touches of red add spice!

Anne said...

Di I love Algernon and I'm so happy to see two cards using him :). Perfectly CAS
Thank you for joining us for one layer week
Less is More

Pat said...

Still catching up after my hols but just had to comment as this is such a funny tale! I'm glad you entered it as you and Kathy have interpreted it differently anyway and both great! x