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Snow in Weymouth?......Never!!! but it did happen albeit very briefly! I couldn't believe my eyes when I got up at 8.00 am this morning.....big flakes of snow falling quite heavily, however, it didn't get a chance to settle as the sun started to come out and it was gone. Only in England can we have a snow storm one minute and brilliant sunshine the next!!!

I must apologise to everyone as I've been really busy over the last few days and haven't had a chance to go blog hopping. Besides the usual boring housework stuff, I've actually sorted out alot of my craft supplies including putting my card in colour order, and my paper too. Also sorted out my ribbons and some embellishments. However, my next job is to sort my brads into colour order which I'm dreading but which will make things alot easier in the long run. I'm hoping to catch up on my blogging over the next couple of days as the boys go back to school tomorrow......yippee!!!

Thought I would have a go at the Daring Cardmakers Challenge this week as it did seem quite simple and I haven't joined in for a while. Well, a card which I thought was going to take ten minutes turned into forty because I kept changing my mind all the way through!!

The challenge this week is:

"....this week I'd like you to think small - not small cards, but small spaces of embellishment on regular sized cards. You are allowed to cover no more than a 5 x 5 cms area of your card with paper or embellishments - the rest of the card must be left plain. ........because I'm feeling generous, I am going to let you add a SIMPLE greeting as extra to your 5 x 5 allowance :-)......"

This is my attempt......

I've gone for a rectangular card rather than my usual square one and embossed this with the Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder (hope this still counts as leaving the card plain????!!!!). I've stamped the Gina K Seafood Surprise stamp and coloured with Brushables and then mounted this onto a scrap piece of Bazzill Bling cardstock which has been cut using my Nestabilities (one of the small ones I might add!!). I then mounted this onto the card with foam pads and stamped the sentiment, also from Gina K, straight onto the card.

Back to sorting and organising now and hope to catch up with you all soon.

Comments

fairymadjo said…
wow its stunning hun, also thanks fo all he help you gave me today, jox
Denise~ said…
That is an adorable card! What a cute image. I love this challenge to keep that "blank" space and shrink your focal point. I never think to make cards like this, but now I want to. So fun.

New England weather is pretty much like what you described for your weather today. We say don't like the weather right now, wait a minute and it'll change! Too funny that you never get snow, but you did in April. It's been crazy like that here all winter. :)
Angie C said…
Great card Jo, love the little crab.
Also, well done on sorting all your craft things out - mine's a mess LOL
Debi said…
Awesome card!!! Great job!
Fab card. Its very sweet
Supermum said…
Great card - very effective. We had snow at Easter but none today - and our schools have only just broken up for 2 weeks - so limited crafting for me over the next two weeks :-(
Andrea C (Frog) said…
Jo its gorgeous i love those embossing folders.

Andrea x
Beth said…
He's such a cutie! I love the embossing too
Deb said…
Great card Jo, love the embossed background and such a cute image!
My Paper World said…
So cute! Love the image and the embossing looks great!
( and Weymouth is one of my favourite places! I love it there, and have been many times! ) xx
traciejane said…
fabulous card, I love the embossing - great with this image which is adorable - I love it :-)x
Anice said…
Fabby card! I LOVE that stamp!
Anice xx
Richelle said…
very cute! Love the bubbly card!
Richelle
Heather said…
Your card is adorable!!
Ila said…
This card is just Lovely!!..love the cb background and cute image!
Andrea, said…
Fab card, I love the embossed card and that stamp is fab. Good luck with sorting your brads out!!
She said…
Love this! Cute stamp and I love my 'bug embossing folders. Well done on the tidying and sorting! We had snow yesterday and woke up to it this morning too! :-) xx
Kathy said…
oh dear oh dear oh dear! Not just someone else pushing the boundaries with embossed backgrounds but definitely the worst pun I've seen this week (it being Monday there's still time for your n1 pun position to be lost though....)
I love it! such a cute image - made me laugh and that's no bad thing on a cold and dreary morning
Anesha said…
Really fun card. Like the crab!
nessy said…
fab card!! made me smile!!
so boys are back today???!! aarons back today ,and lewis tomorrow!! what will we do with our "spare" time!!??? LOL
Lesley said…
Aww that is so cute! xxx

SBS-13
ElyBlair said…
Lovely Card. That is such a fun GinaK image! I also wanted to let you know that I started a Yahoo Group for our sisterhood. Please check out my blog for the details!!!
Denise~ said…
Jo I gave you an award! Check out my blog...
Vicki May said…
love it, what a great card
Mee said…
Brilliant!! Love the cute image :o)
ink'n'rubba said…
this one made me smile! love it!
Angelnorth said…
Love the cute lobster! Great idea to use the bling card, too!

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