Friday, 7 November 2008

Simple Somethings

I can't believe it's Friday already - where has the week gone? Seem to have had so much to do this week and no time for crafting. Did manage to go to the Bonfire Night celebrations on Weymouth Beach on Wednesday and took the kids to the funfair and had a great time. Have also been busy with my college work and yet again, I'm behind with my blogging - slap wrists!!


Back to business - the challenge on Stamp Something this week is to keep it simple - one layer of cardstock. Well, my cards are always simple (bit like me lol!) but I do like my layers so I have cheated just a little by layering the image, however, there is only one sheet of c.s. on the actual card - must be a first for me! (Oops, have just checked out the other DT Members' creations whilst writing this and think I've cheated big time - sorry!)

The image is from Spiral Whisper and has been coloured with Promarkers with Glamour Dust added to her hat and sleeves (yes, it's a she!). The sentiment is part of a stamp from Snag 'em. Cardstock is Bazzill Bling which has been run through the Cuttlebug with Snowflakes embossing folder. Flowers are part of the Poppicrafts Christmas collection and sparkly brad is from my stash. Finally, used an SU punch to round all corners.

We are celebrating our six month birthday on Stamp Something and there is some fabulous candy on offer this week so well worth having a go!



27 comments:

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Sometimes cheating is fun and in this case, I love the way cheating makes this card great! Too cute! The embossing looks fabby and the accents are perfect. And no worries about cheating, if I'd been smarter, I'd of done it too! I have such a hard time with simple! Have a great weekend Jo, talk soon. :)

Lauren said...

I always find a way to "bend" the rules. hehe. Great job Jo!!! Definitely simple for you.

Becky Carafa said...

Heehee, cheating is great fun! And your snowgirl is just adorable, I love the bling!

Cindy said...

JO,
Your bright and smiling snowman card is so sweet! Makes me smile too!

gina said...

such a sweet card, love the image and the cool colours :)
Gina xxx

Alexandra said...

This is beautiful Jo, cheating or not, lol! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Natalie said...

This is lovely Jo, what a great snowman. x

Debi said...

Such an adorable and fun card!! Beautifully done!

Melissa said...

Shhhh.....I won't tell anyone you cheated a little......it's too cute to be done any other way! LOL!

Many Blessings,
M.

Kari said...

What a sweet card! Great colors! Fantastic job!!

Emily said...

Great card Jo! Love the colors! Great image.Cheating or not, your card is beautiful! =)

Jules said...

Great card, love the image :o)

Jilli said...

Oooo ... Stunning card, love the colours and the snowlady is just perfect! Jillix

Erin... said...

so adorable!!! love the colors
can't believe your card arrived already! enjoy!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

What a cute image Jo and love the colours and emboseed background, Hugs, Nikki x

Donalda's Blog said...

Well whether you cheated or not it is just beautiful dear. The image and coloring is just gorgeous hon.

fairymadjo said...

ahh its soo stunning hun, huggs jo x

Kim said...

Lovely card, and I wont tell if you don't! Kim

cats whiskers said...

Oh Jo isn't it just the cutest snowman, I love your colouring of him and the paper match perfectly
Hugs Jacqui x

Deb M. said...

Adorable card. Love the colors.

TFS...

nessy said...

oh you devil ~ wonderful card jo ~sure the other DT members won`t mind!!(good to be a bit different)
hugs, vanessa xx

Glitter Monkey said...

What a lovely card Jo! I really like the blue and white with the Christmas bloom - very effective. Hope things are good. Lol Lynn x

Dawny P said...

Don't know about simple, I think it's more like simply stunning Jo. LOVE those colours - that blue is gorgeous. And rules are there to be broken, or at the very least bent lol xxxxx

maddy hill said...

totally love the colours you have picked for this card Jo they are stunning ! love it !

a portland granny said...

Darling card...and I was thrilled that you had added one more sheet. I was about to write you and ask how you got that smooth space in the middle of an embossed background. I'm so relieved that I don't have to try and learn something new!! I always enjoy your cards.

Zoe said...

This is a lovely image! I love the colours you have used.

ink'n'rubba said...

that's a cute snowman Jo and love the snowflake background. hugs, annie x