24 December 2011

Week 47 - Just One Word

Before we let you know our final challenge for this year, which will run for two weeks,
we'd like to thank you all for your wonderful support and to wish everyone a very
Our final challenge for 2011 is 
Whatever type of clean and simple card you make, the sentiment must consist of simply one word. 
I guess our card to you would merely say "Thanks ". There are lots of sentiments where a single word can say it all... Enjoy, Welcome, Peace, Joy, Birthday, Sympathy, Love, Thanks etc..

It may be necessary to select just one word from a sentiment stamp in your stash. A good way to do this is to mask the unwanted words with sticky tape before the stamp is inked, which is then removed before stamping onto your project. If you ink the whole stamp, even if some words then have the ink removed, there's always the chance of getting a 'ghost' impression when you stamp with it.

You have most probably seen something similar to this from me before, but this time I wanted to try all neutral colours and so began with Crumb Cake cardstock as a base and sponged and inked a panel after masking the card with Post it notes. I used Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand and Soft Suede, plus the white of course.
The sentiment is part of a stamp from the now retired SU Occasional Greetings set, which I masked with Selotape before inking so as to use Just One Word!

Here is a fab Penny Black stamp of these amazing ducks wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas. They're coloured with Copics and the letters are gently glittered with Glamour Dust.
There are a few more One Word cards on my personal blog, which you can see here


For my card I used a FAB set from Close to my Heart, Over the Rainbow. I love the quirkiness of it!

The colours used are Stampin Up, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizazz and Regal Rose.
I stamped the segments, then positioned them by using 3d foam. Once I had figured out where I wanted to rainbow to go, I then stamped the 'Somewhere'. When I was planning it, I did picture it going off the page, but as you can see that didn't happen!
To finish I used glossy accents on the rainbow.

My second card is, as Chrissie has done a variation on a previous design. I tend to do this, if it works, it works, so I alter slightly knowing it will be a lot less faffing for it to look right!

The letters are Sizzix Fun Serif Upper and Lowercase, sadly discontinued now, but, there are some sets around on ebay. the stamps are Hero Arts, coloured with Promarkers and then glittered with Glamour Dust, as are the letters.

We do hope you will finish the year being as creative as you have each and every week!
We will visit you all, but maybe not everyday.
Have a Wonderful Christmas!


  1. Merry Christmas Chrissie and Mandi also all the LIMettes I am quite new to this blog and enjoy the challenges thanks for the inspiration hope to play along with this challenge.

    Maggie H

  2. Fabulous cards ladies, due to family illness I've not been able to join in for the last 2 weeks but hopefully will get some time (after xmas!) to do this one! Thank you for your hard work each week and wishing you both a wonderful Christmas and a very happy 2012
    Margaret x

  3. Thanks for lots of fun challenges during 2011!! You know I love them! Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2012!


  4. Fab cards & challenge ladies.
    Happy Christmas everyone.
    xx jan

  5. Beautiful cards.

    Thank you for a wonderful year of challenges - PC problems have meant I haven't taken part as often as I would have wished but I have gained lots of ideas from the inspiration I have found on here.

    Have a very Merry Christmas and I hope 2012 brings all you could wish for.

    Toni xx

  6. Hi Ladies, I would like to say a big thank you for keeping me busy with all the great challenges you've posted throughout 2011 & for all your hard work in running this blog. Looking forward to another year of challenges & inspiration,
    Sally x

  7. Merry Christmas Chrissie & Mandi - hope you thoroughly enjoy yourselves and thanks for this year of great challenges. You certainly have changed a lot of crafters' minds about LIM so well done. All the family are now here so will be a few days before I manage to post my card for this challenge so would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year - see you in 2012.


    Karen x

  8. Merry Christmas Chrissie & Mandi - thank you for all your work & inspiration.
    I haven't entered as many challenges in the latter part of this year - but look forward to joining in next year & possibly with this challenge.

    Best wishes to everyone

  9. Happy Christmas to C&M and all LIMettes. Great cards already everyone will try and make a card after Xmas is over :O) Viv xx

  10. Some fabulous cards as always Ladies.

    I would like to wish you both a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

    I would also like to thank you both for coming up with this challenge and making people realise that cards do not have to be filled with every embellishment in the world to look good.

    Enjoy the festive season.

    Kath x

  11. Beautiful, specially the first one. Love it.
    Have a Merry Christmas and lovely greet

  12. Merry Christmas to all the LIMettes and of course to the Diva and Lady of LIM. Thanks to you both for a year of wonderful challenges :-D

  13. I am so sorry that my card doesn't have enough white space. I am still learning about the CAS technique. It tends to be my handicap in crafting. I can make a new card and submit it for the challenge if you want to take out #39. Or can I take it out by clicking on the red 'x'???

  14. Hi Chrissie and Mandi. My first true LIM card - and first time into your challenge. I did enjoy this and will be back with more, 'cos I think I could become hooked :)) Di xx

  15. Beautiful DT samples! Great job!
    I wish you all a Happy New Year!

  16. Happy New Year to Mandi, Chrissie and fellow Limettes! Another great challenge theme, and wonderful DT inspiration. Thank you.
    Sylvia x

  17. Fabulous cards Chrissie and Mandi, so inspirational as always

  18. Just stopping by to wish Mandi, Chrissie and everyone, a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Beautiful inspiration, as always, and thank you for a year of fabulous challenges xx

  19. A new Challenge for me and completely out of my comfort zone ... thanks for letting me play along ... hopefully I've got it this time lol!
    Suze x

  20. Hope you all had a good Christmas . . . wishing you all a happy, healthy and crafty New Year.

    Great challenge girls!

    Hugs, Sandra x

  21. It's been a long time since I've had a chance to join in but I have always kept an eye on this challenge and the stunning cards everyone creates (love seeing the challenge winners too, they have been amazing) anyway it's time to dip my toe back in the water and join in again. Best wishes and Happy New year to you all!!
    Diane I

  22. Absolutely gorgeous samples, loving the theme for this week.

  23. Another wonderful challenge, Happy new Year everyone!!! Brilliant samples from Chrissie and Mandi Thank you so much ladies:0) hugs Gay xx

  24. Wonderful cards again, ladies! Thank you for a fabulous challenge--LOVE this concept! :)

  25. Love all your cards Ladies, this was a tad more difficult than I though, maybe that's because I am not a woman of few words lol.

    Kath x

  26. Wonderful cards ladies! I especially like Mandi's word with hanging Santa clothes and Chrissie's peaceful scene. Both completely different and both completely inspiring.
    Cheers, Karen

  27. I made a new scan and deleted my first entry. Entered again just now with a better scan!



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