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Saturday, 18 September 2010

A first + OLW card

Good morning Bloggers. Well it's now two days since I have my new lawn laid and not a drop of rain!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe it rained every night before the event and not a drop since :o(

Anyway, I had much difficulty with this one layer card because I am so used to sticking bits on. It is also my first time entering Simplicity's One Layer Wednesday challenge. Not too sure that this qualifies but if it doesn't at least I tried :o)
I first made a template by using two sizes of nestie then stuck it down onto my 7x5 card which I had previously cut and folded. I sponged the three apertures with Tim Holtz distress inks but methinks the base card wasn't smooth enough (must see if I can find any locally). Then  I stamped the SU images and sentiment in sepia. I've had this SU set for many months but this is the first time it's seen the light of day since I bought it. I gave the rabbit and fawn just a tiny dash of gold glamour dust to lift it a bit. The border is stamped using two other SU sets :o)
Jackie xx

13 comments:

Janette said...

Hi Jackie it's another gorgeous creation from you....your dead right about the rain and the lawn....you can trust the rain to stop as soon as you need it...lol....have a good day.xx

Paula said...

great take on this weeks challenge!

Bahb said...

Oh welcome to the funnest Blog in the blogosphere, Simplicity. Figuring out how to make a one-layer card without first filling the wastebasket with near-misses is in-itself a Challenge, but some kind of wierd fun anyway. What's most fun is Susan and her humor. And cards like yours are really fun because there's inspiration.....I particularly like your border, and those stamps are next on my SU Wish List.

Wish I could do a rain dance and fix your lawn. :-)
Bahb

coops said...

gorgeous card jackie.the images are fab and i love the colours.
how typical it hasn`t rained.it has here in staffs.


xx coops xx

Loraine Arderne said...

Oh cute card, love the colours and stamp set's you've combined.

Susan said...

Great card! LOve the muted colors! TFS!

Sarpreet said...

hi there, this is gorgeous,I have also dropped by to say that this will be my final visit to your blog for at least a few months, I am going abroad to get married, and coming back to moving house, settling down before I can come back online. I appreciate your kind comments and your visits to my blog, I will try to update it from time to time, but I can not promise. I will miss blogland, take care and catch up soon, from me - wondering if anyone will miss me in blogland...

Julie said...

Great card, I like the design

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jackie,the border is fabulous.xxx

Debgem said...

Hi Jackie - lovely card. Glad to see the rain finally arrived.

Sarita said...

This is fab Jackie, I love the colours, and you've made a one layer card really interesting,
Love Sarita xx

Sally Atkins said...

Fantastic card - you've pulled off the OLC beautifully! I love your design. Susan's blog is totally fabulous - she is one of my heroes and a great inspiration! x

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a stunner! Love your colour scheme and your stamping is so pretty!
Fab lawn too! We've had nothing but rain all weekend as well! Oh well, its perfect crafting weather!