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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Week 208 Sketch time

My Goodness our challenge last week hit a chord with lots of you!
What an amazing number of entries!
Thank you all so much!
This time we have a sketch for you!
Sketch 14

Here it is!

Here is a card inspired by Lisa (I'm in Haven) who used a Memory Box die to make a flower. I loved it immediately and wanted to get the die for myself, but then thought that maybe I could adapt one I already had.
This is how I did it, I apologise for forgetting to turn the image the right way up for you!
There are more cards on my personal blog!
Firstly using Paper Smooches balloon dies I die-cut 2 heart shaped balloons
and inked them up with Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry & Barn door.
The Eiffel Tower stamp is from the Je T'Aime set from Clearly Besotted
This is heat-embossed in Hero Arts white EP onto a panel of white cardstock
 which is also inked up using the same distress inks as above.
(In line with the sketch I promise I did die-cut half of the heart balloon 
from the panel at the top - before popping it up on 3d foam)
The sentiment is also Clearly Besotted: Paired Up and the balloon ties
from CBS: Build a bug set.
I've combined Avery Elle Storybook stamps with some washi tape for this fairly literal interpretation of the sketch.  The balloon is diecut from a scrap.

There are more examples on our personal blogs so we would be delighted if you could pop over via the links above our names to see what else we have done for you!
We hope you'll enjoy this simple sketch.
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Friday, 23 January 2015

ShowCASe Week 206

It seems that One Layer cards no longer hold such terror for LIMettes these days and we had a wonderful array of cards to choose from.

Here are our ShowCASe choices for 
Week 206 
New Beginnings

What a great effect of the contrast between the stamp and the stencil!

What an elegant, simple herald of spring!

Simple, yet striking!
Super!

What great cards yet again!
Here's our badge ladies and we hope to see everyone tomorrow for our new challenge.
showCASed

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Week 207 Theme

For our theme this week we have chosen
FRIENDS

You can choose any aspect of friendship for the subject of your design, but of course it needs to be clean and simple with lots of white space.

We also would like to remind you that we love it when you visit other contributors to our challenges to leave a friendly word!
Here are our examples
Anne
Stamps from Acid Drops and Whatnots, coloured with Copics and mounted on a stitched rectangle from a die by Simon Says Stamp.

This is a sweetie of a stamp from Penny Black. It was stamped then masked and over-stamped with a scratch stamp from Stampin' Up using Versamark. A few shades of Pan Pastels were applied directly over the Versamark using pieces of sponge.  Once the mask was removed, the ducks were coloured with Mirage Pens. It's cut with Die Namics pierced ovals The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.

Supplies used:
Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry & Spiced Marmalade
Sentiment: Clearly Besotted - Say it In Style
Beautiful Blooms die from Uniko Studio
Wooden patterned button from my stash

We hope you'll have fun with this one!
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