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Saturday, 8 January 2011

A Blogging Break

...is what I've had over Christmas and the New Year as I wasn't much in the mood for crafting, however since getting back to my computer I saw this challenge and thought I'd give it a bash. One Layer Wednesday's theme this week is Yellow, never an easy colour (not for me anyway) and doing a one layer card is tricky, such is the temptation to add embellishments. Anyway here is my effort using the new Inkadinkadoo sentiment stamp I bought today for the bargain price of £2.99 in Hobbycraft.


I used a really ancient balloon stamp on a post-it to make a mask and stuck it down on my card blank, and also masked a border around the edge of the card. I then used Cut 'n Dry to apply the Mustard Seed D.I. and stamped the fab quotation over it. Finally I added a string to the ballon with a fine tip marker.

I'm also entering this into a new challenge I've just found - Stampin' Royalty where they are celebrating their birthday.

Must go now, have a Marmalade cake in the oven and don't want it to burn.
Happy New Year to you all and thanks for looking.

Fiona x

19 comments:

  1. This is awesome! I love the way you masked the balloon...I tried something like that and it didn't turn out nearly as well as your card!

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  2. This card makes me grin from ear to ear and then I get secretly jealous on how awesome your masking is and how great the overall card is.

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  3. Hi Fiona, Nice to see you back in Blogland, missed you.
    I just love your latest card, and the masking is genius, really.. and that sentiment stamp...what a bargain, looks great!
    Oh I would love your marmalade cake recipe. Yummy~ I make cakes all the time, my hubby loves them, T.Bread is his favorite and it is brilliant to make, but the marmalade cake sounds fab.
    Debbiexx
    My Email address is on my blog if you get a chance to send me the recipe, ta.

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  4. I love the simple white balloon and the super little quote.

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  5. This is adorable...love those children quotes...they are wonderful...a sweet card!

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  6. love it. I love doing this sort of thing with masking. and the quote is fantastic

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  7. Lovely to see you crafting again Fiona and what a gorgeous sunny card. Love the sweet sentiment too.
    Hope the cake came out OK, it sounds really yummy!
    Fliss xx

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  8. this is such a perfect card!! love the masking (you should head over to Hero Arts whose challenge this month is masking!!). and marmalade cake mmmmmmm sounds deliscious, I'll be over to try some!!

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  9. Great card Fiona, and it's nice to see you blogging again.

    Eunice
    xx

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  10. Fiona

    I meant to say if the Marmalade cake is as good as the lemon one you baked it will be a winner. (Just like your cards)

    Eunice
    x

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  11. Oh, what a fun little card! i really like the design of it! i like simplicity! thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

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  12. What a fun card! Love the yellow background and your masked and freehand balloon is amazing!

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  13. This is such a happy card, the sentiment is wonderful.

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  14. First visit to your blog. Love your cat! Oh, and the card was nice too... Maybe you should post the recipe for your marmalade cake, since I'd like it too. There are probably more who would like to give it a try.

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  15. What an awesome card! That inked background really has amazing character to it...you did a great job!Thanks for playing!

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  16. I love this one Fiona... Hassan was right with his sentiment... particularly when you're 9!
    Thanks so much for your interest in our new blog Less is More... we are looking forward to welcome you to our challenges, your contributions will be greatly appreciated!!
    Chrissie

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  17. You've made this cute sentiment even more card worthy by stamping it on the inked background. Such fun.

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  18. What a beautifully simple card Fiona, so refreshing to see such clean lines and bright colours. Love it.
    Hope all is well in your world
    x Michelle

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