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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Spring Challenges

Hello All,

Firstly I would like to say thank you to everyone for their kind words on my last post, I had my most comments ever (28!) and would also like to say 'Hi' to my new followers.


I am really enjoying Chrissie & Mandi's new 'Less is More' challenge, it is so my cup of tea. The very informative tutorials are a great way to pick up tips to improve your techniques, and this week's info on computer sentiments, was so useful for a technophobe like me. Although I haven't put it into practice yet, I will deffo be trying it out! This week's theme is Spring and here is my effort.



I used a hammered card to stamp on so my Hero Arts branch has a mottled effect and I think it looks better IRL. I wiped off the ink where the flowers should be and added punched flowers instead, I was trying to achieve a cherry blossom look. The french sentiment is by Isabelle Norris for Katzelkraft.

Charisma Cardz
also have a Spring challenge.

Some spring weather would be nice but as it's my weekend off, it's wet & windy of course.

TFL and toodle-oo.
Fiona x

42 comments:

  1. simple but striking ans STUNNING !!!
    isa xx

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  2. I love this! The flowers look so beautiful the way you've done them. And great colours too!
    Laura x

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  3. Beautiful flowers, very effective and stylish card x

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  4. A simple and pretty card, I like it.
    Jenny x

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  5. I think the look you've achieved is fantastic and so beautiful and delicate.

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  6. how lovely - really pretty card

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  7. What a beautiful simple card. just lovely.

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  8. Hi Fiona
    I do that very often, ounch litle flowers to place onto stamps or paper, it's so effective
    Love your card, its a great CAS

    So glad you are loving our blog and getting lots of comments, that's the intention
    See you next week, shall we set homework of one computer generated comment for next week...LOL
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  9. Beautiful...as ever Fiona, they are fabulous flowers! Thanks so much for joining us again.
    See you next week!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  10. lovely - how did you wipe off the stamp flowers - whenever I do something like that I end up with a big old blodge, what ink do you use, cheers cx

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  11. Oh! lovely and yes it looks like cherry blossom

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  12. I've never thought of punching little flowers to use like that - love it - such an effective design!

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  13. Fiona, this is just too cute! I love that branch and replacing the stamped flowers with little punched blooms gives a great look! Very creative of you! Awesome card!

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  14. Gorgeous hun, love that cherry blossom branch - and the french sentiment is waaaaay sophisticated! Hugs, Sxx

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  15. I really like the dimension that you've achieved by using these pretty flower punches - with a shimmer too! It's lovely!

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  16. I love blossom on trees and your card shows this off to the best!

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  17. Such a creative little card....The punched flowers are wonderful!

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  18. This is lovely Fiona! I just adore the clean and simple look! Thank you for the kind award. I accept and you can see my acceptance in this post :)

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  19. Love the simplicity of your card..lovely.

    Anne

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  20. Fiona that is stunning I love it.

    Eunice
    x

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  21. Your card is beautiful, love the tiny flowers you added.

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  22. This is a beautiful card and the punched flowers are so effective.

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  23. Beautiful card, love the flowers they look like shells!

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  24. Beautiful card, Fiona! I love it!

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  25. Fiona check my blog there is something waiting for you :)

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  26. The punched flowers look great

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  27. A lovely card. The punched flowers give the whole thing some dimension.
    Great idea.
    Lynne xxx

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  28. Loving your style of card making, you definitely suit the less is more challenges. The cherry blossom is very effective and absolutely stunning.

    M x

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  29. Ooh wow, this is so pretty Fiona! I really like the clean and simple style and lovely colours! :) Love, Georgia xx

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  30. Fiona you left us a comment just now, wit a word we don;t recognise..
    'housework...??'

    Glad you a re enjoying our little place
    So are we!
    Mandi & Chrissie

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  31. Hi Fiona
    beautiful card, luv the tree image & flowers, did laugh at you comment about housework on Les Is More, sue,x

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  32. Lovely card!
    Taking a look at your blog from Valerie's blog where she gave you the Stylish Blogger's Award.
    Hugs, Sandra

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  33. Me again - have a look on my blog, I have something for you. :)
    Laura x

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  34. really pretty creation! Thanks for joining in with our Springtime challenge this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

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  35. I Love this Simple and clean card. nice focus in the details. Thumbs up!

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  36. A lovely card, the blossoms are fab.

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