Friday, 13 September 2013

LIM 136 Colour, Clearly Besotted #4 & Club Samples (photo heavy!)

Hi Folks

Gosh where does the time go?  Things have been pretty hectic over the last few weeks with lots of visitors staying, people coming to dinner etc.  So here is my offering today.  A card for the Less is More Week 136 Colour Challenge and this also matches the Clearly Besotted Challenge #4 Creating your own Background.  I've also added in some photos of my sample cards for the two projects we did with the girls at our club night on Wednesday.  Grab yourself a cuppa and come and see.

The Less is More challenge this week is a colour theme using two colours rust and green.  The Clearly Besotted challenge wants you to make your own background for your card. 

I've used my Clearly Besotted Autumn Flowers stamp and die set for this card which is NBUS (never before used schtuff........).  I've used my Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves ink pad which has lovely rusts and greens in it.  I've used an A5 pearlised card and cut down a sheet of matching card stock slightly smaller to pop on the front.  When I inked my stamps I stamped onto copy paper before stamping directly onto the card to get a lighter impression.  Some leaves are in the rusty tones and some in the green.  I then stamped the largest leaf and two acorns using first generation inking and die cut these.  They were then popped onto the card using d/s foam and then Crystal Lacquered.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

We did two projects at club on Wednesday.  The first was a lovely parchment card which can be used for all occasions be it birthday or Christmas, depending on the colours you use.  After completion the outlines have been traced in a Quickie glue pen (or in my case a Martha Stewart glue pen as all my Quickie glue pens refuse to work!!!  I've got about 6 and none of them work despite trying everything I can think any suggestions would be welcome!!!) and then glittered.

The second project was a three step card and my cards show a left and a right hand step card and also a four step card.  Must admit these aren't the easiest of cards to make and adding the backing paper inside is pretty fiddly, but they do look nice.


On these cards I've used a variety of materials from Kanban Steampunk die cuts, Stampin Up Language of Friendship and Papillon Potpourri stamps and punches and a Sizzix stamp and die set 657780 (not sure of the name as it's not stated on the packaging but it's the Reindeer and Christmas Tree set).

Right, that's enough from me for today but don't forget to pop by tomorrow to see what the latest challenge at Addicted to CAS is.

Hope you all have a great forecast in Somerset doesn't look great and we have a huge Fun Day fund raiser on Sunday so think we will be dripping as we're cooking the BBQ!!!

Happy crafting.


  1. What an amazing array of projects, Karen ... the colours and depth on your gorgeous Autumn card are simply lovely!

    You may already know, but just in case you don't, yesterday blogger wouldn't come up with your comment box ... today it's back, so it was probably just a blip! Ahhh ... technology!

    Anita :)

  2. The comments box is back. You have been busy and I like your autumn card and the club samples look good although I can imagine they were bit fiddly to make as you mentioned. Good luck for the weekend.

  3. fantastic leaf card Karen, love the colours, love those centre stepper cards, done two, fiddle but worth it.

  4. Wow, wow, wow ... amazing cards!!! Loll xx

  5. I love the colours, they're gorgeous. I especially like how you made the maple leaf and acorns pop, really sets the whole card off nicely :) Thank you very much for joining in with the challenge!

  6. What gorgeous cards - the autumnal one would have been perfect for the challenge over at Artful Times had you downloaded it tomorrow. It is absolutely beautiful as are the others.
    Hugs neet xx


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