Tuesday, 16 February 2016

And now for something different

Hello bloggers, hope that everything is well in your world. 

Once again time seems to be slipping by apace and before I know it almost a week has passed since I've had anything to share...shame on me!! It's not as though I have nothing to play with either...does that sound familiar!!? 

Anyway, I've not come empty handed and have a pretty little one layer card to share with you, quite unlike anything I have ever done before but I do hope you will like it.


I was a little short on "wordy" stamps and on a recent visit to Seven Hills Crafts, an Altenew Set caught my eye and fell into my basket. I masked the card with a circle and stamped random flowers and foliage in various inks to create the pretty wreath around the sentiment. I can't tell you how hard it was not to add anything extra and I couldn't believe how long it took to arrange the design!! The swirls are from Marianne Designs handlettering set of a similar font so both sets will work well in conjunction.

It's perfect for these challenges

Stamping Sensations February Challenge - Anything Goes
Fantasy Stampers #56 - Just one layer
Sweet Stampin' - Clean and Simple
Ooh la la Challenge #198  - Clean and Simple
Creatalicious Challenges #85 - Favourite colour combo (pink and green)

Suzy is looking at me so I had better wrap up and brave the icy lane...it was too skiddy to ride this morning, but it's preferable to the wet stuff!!

Thank you for your continued support.

Until next time xx


40 comments:

Squirrel x said...

Well good on you for being so brave hun, and such a pretty end result too! After all these years, one layer cards still scare me just a tiny bit. Love this. Hugs xx

brenda said...

Yes, it sounds very familiar Sarah, I have a little pile of new Lavinia stamps pricking my conscience at the moment.

I have a bit of a thing for floral wreaths and love how you have used all the little stamps to create one on today's card, it's a rather nice sentiment as well. OH dear, I feel more spending coming on and more for the basket which keeps saying please use me.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Isn't it funny how things just drop into our basket... must be the crafting fairies....love the sentiment and gorgeous card.xx

Sammy said...

Very familiar! I don't seem to be able to keep up with anything these days, and getting tired of being on the back foot all the time! And half the time I make stuff, just never get 'round to taking pictures! lol.

And I can certainly believe this card took you ages! But it was worth it. So very lovely! x

Lucy Woods said...

Wow this is amazing and so gorgeous!! Is there anything you can't do my friend?! :-P Lucy x

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful CAS card, amazing what falls into your shopping basket in a shop or online !
Have a lovely day cheers Sue N x

Linby said...

It's brilliant, you've got CAS!
Thanks for sharing with us at OLL.
Lynn x
DT

Doreen said...

This is so pretty,love the design.xxx

Wynn Walton said...

Pretty CAS card and beautiful sentiment. Thank you for sharing it with us at OLL challenges. Wynn DT

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful design, beautiful sentiment, beautiful technique! Just beautiful really! xxx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card Sarah....Love the pretty flowers....well done on one layer....I have big proms with that one....just keep adding!...Joolsx

nnalorac said...

Pretty card, Sarah, gone one better than me! Have a set bought at a craft show, loved what they had created with them and mmmmmm, where have I put them lol!! Hence, haven't made something with them. Will have to turn my room upside down to find them probably! Carol xx

Laine said...

Lovely and delicate looking Sarah. Keep warm and safe!
Laine
xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sarah, very pretty
Lorraine x

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Sarah & I love that sentiment :o)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Veerle said...

Such a lovely and colourful card Sarah. Very nice.
Hugs, Veerle

Julie B said...

Well done Sarah, love your OLC. Great stamping and masking, I'll win you over from the dark side yet!
I paid a visit to Seven Hills and was pleasantly surprised with the service, I went there originally 'cos the title led me to believe it was based in my home town of Sheffield.
Thanks for linking up at Fantasy Stampers as well. :)

Annette said...

Very brave and a beautiful card Sarah. I love the sentiment and the stamping is great. I like the masking idea.

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Sarah, a lovely sentiment an such a pretty floral wreath.
Pauline
x

Debbie said...

Great card and just right for our challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbie X

*Vicki* said...

Oh I just LOVE this one layer design with your floral wreath!! Gorgeous and it looks like a lovely Spring theme design!! I know what you mean about time passing by before you realize!! LOL!! HUGS

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Sarah, I love that sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatalicious!
Tammy x

MaryH said...

It's a lovely & amazing one layer card. I don't find this kind of stamping easy at all, but you've done a fab job with the technique. DOn't you love the Altenew stamps? This sentiment looks great with the circle stamping, soft & pretty, and easy to mail. Good job all round. TFS & Hugs (and sometimes life just gets in the way of stamping, crafting and blogging! I DO know that right now for sure!)

Brenda said...

This is such a beautiful, delicate design. It makes me anxious just thinking about trying to do this with only lovely stamps and stamp pads. I'd say you rocked the CAS!

Asha said...

It may not be your usual style... but it fits your perfectly. This is pretty card, Sarah. So fresh and springy!
hugs, Asha

Michelle said...

I love your one layer card Sarah and the sentiment is lovely. Yes time is always passing me by so quickly as well :) Michelle x

Olga Fink said...

This is such a beautiful layer card! and the sentiment is so true! I love this card! xoxo Olga

Pollard Carole said...

Just so clever this is a brilliant one layer card its all so pretty and I can see why that sentiment ended up in your basket its gorgeous. I have to admire you resisting adding anything else I'm rubbish at this type of thing I have no wil power just got to add things !! Love and hugs Carole x

Mervi said...

Lovely card Sarah;-))m

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh Sarah, that is gorgeous hunny. So utterly perfect for our current challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week too. So lovely to see your card pop up in the entries. Lovely CAS design and such a sweet sentiment. So glad you joined in the fun with us and hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Wends x SS DT

Pamellia Johnson said...

Life sure does get in the way, doesn't it!! Love your one layer card Sarah, such a beautiful wreath of spring images and colours! hugs :)

Wendy said...

So beautiful Sarah, lovely design.
Wendy xx

Kat W said...

Trying something a little different has certainly worked for you as this design is so fresh and pretty, and all those flowers around the sentiment look stunning :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Whisper said...

Oooo what a simply stunning CAS design, luv Sam x

JANINE QUINN MIDDLESBROUGH, UK said...

Such a pretty card and great technique. This is just perfect for our 'CAS' challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a very pretty card Sarah, great stamping. Enjoy the weekend!

Love and hugs
Maarit

MIE(Mieko) said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.
Mieko xx

Melanie said...

A great card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "favourite colour combo” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

Cazro said...

A pretty one layer card, with a beautiful sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Fantasty Stampers. Caz. DT

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x