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Saturday, 26 February 2011

Three Squares, an Award and some Hellebores

The theme for this week's Less is More challenge is Three Squares, and I had just the right stamps in mind for this challenge. A neighbour of my parents very kindly gave me some stamping stash recently that she had acquired and it was all brand new! I'm not sure who produced these stamps as there was no name on the box but as there are a set of six they will be very useful I'm sure.
It's been a while since I made an acetate card and this one took four attempts!
Firstly I got inky finger marks on the finished piece, then on my second attempt the spacing was out, third time lucky? ... no, I used the wrong embossing powder by mistake and so this is my fourth and final effort.


I'm still not completely happy with it but there's only so much time you can spend making a card when there's a pile of ironing waiting downstairs.
The square images were stamped using blue and teal inks and embossed with clear EP, and the sentiment is by Paula Pascual.

I was so amazed by the amount of comments left last week and I received a Stylish Blog Award from Val & Laura. Thank you ladies.


It comes with the following instructions:

Step 1 - Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award!
Step 2 - Share 7 random things about yourself
Step 3 – Award 7 recently discovered bloggers with this award
Step 4 – Contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won the award.

So, here are 7 random things about me:-
1. I was an Air Hostess for 16 years
2. I've done a Bungee Jump
3. My favourite tipple is cider
4. I love junk shops and general household auctions
5. I backpacked around Australia on my own in my twenties
6. I'm a Leo
7. My bicycle came from a skip

Now then, it appears there are a plethora of awards doing the rounds at the moment and so many ladies have already received this award. Therefore I'm only passing this award on to Beth and Sarah-Jane whose blogs I've recently discovered and enjoyed.

Before I make inroads into the ironing, thought I'd just share a snap that I took this morning of these lovely Hellebores which I cut from my garden. Pretty eh?


Thanks for looking and ttfn.
Fiona x

37 comments:

  1. I have some hellebores like that in my garden I also have the Ikea tea-light lantern!
    As to your card, it's totally fabbo!
    I think I have those stamps too... some of the first I ever got! They are a good choice for this challenge!
    Using acetate is always tricky, but it looks as though you have done the business!
    Brilliant!
    See you next week Fiona..glad you're enjoying the challenges!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Your card is certainly beautiful. I cannot figure out why you're not happy with it. The square images are lovely & so are the colors used. Smile! I'm sure you'll feel better as you hear more positive comments.

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  3. Love this! Acetate cards look fab, it's one material I haven't really worked with but seeing cards like this really inspires me to try. Those are great stamps too!

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  4. This is stunning! and well done on getting such a fab photo as it acetate!

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

    Ali x

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  5. Whoo I like this and I have these stamps!!!!!

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  6. Well all that time and effort has paid off. This is stunning.
    Lynne xxx

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  7. I've only ever made one acetate card - yours makes me want to try again!! I think this is really lovely. The stamped images are brilliant - looks wonderful!

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  8. goodness me that is a lovely card - you are so clever using the acetate I only make a mess when I have tried - no patience! and those flowers are a beautiful picture and would make a great card just on their own! loves Cx

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  9. Your card is fantastic Fiona
    Well done on the award....much deserved
    I have to say I can tell you were an Air hostess!

    Thank you for participating again
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  10. Very lovely clean and simple card Fiona. Sorry it took so many times to get it right!
    What lovely flowers from your garden, no such beautys in mine yet. Debbiexx

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  11. This card is stunning! I've never dared to try acetate but when it's done right the results are amazing.

    I think you're being way too hard on yourself!

    The only thing I would have changed would be to centre the squares perhaps. But what do I know?!!

    The stamps are great and how lucky to get them from a generous neighbour, xx

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  12. Lovely card. Yours is what inspired me for my entry. Hope you don't mind. xx

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  13. What a lovely photo! And your card is awesome as well.

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  14. Fiona, the flowers are beautiful. I can't grow flowers...I definitely don't have that talent!

    I LOVE your images...you will surely get much use from these! Love that you made an acetate card too...cool!

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  15. Lovely card Fiona & I admire your patience. By the third attempt I would have given up!! It was worth it though, its really elegant. No flowers in my garden yet but the mini dafs will be out soon.

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  16. Hi Fiona, Those flowers on my blog are a rubber stamp sheet by "Hero Arts", there are 6 stamps per sheet including a leaf, all I did was stamp them and cut them out. Debbiexx

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  17. Lovely card, well done.
    Maureen......x

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  18. Great job - and acetate???? You're brave! Worth all the effort though, the card is a beauty. x

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  19. Love your card, it's very stylish. I have the same problem with inky fingers getting all over my finished card. It seems to be worse on CAS cards.Sue.x

    p.s.Love the Helibores

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  20. Very stylish look here, great card!

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  21. stunning card! I love it! I have hellebores in my garden, but they are green! Not a hint of colour other than green in those petals. The lady who lived here before us had some very strange tastes in plants!

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  22. Another WOW card, you are one clever lady.

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  23. brilliant interpretation of the squares theme. lovely card

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  24. wow!!! your card is amazing!! :) x

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  25. Well, it was worth persevering with this card, because it's gorgeous. I love the stamped designs and the way you used acetate as the card base.
    How lovely to be able to cut such beautiful flowers from your garden.
    Caroline xxx

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  26. Fiona just love how you have done your card...like the stamps you have used.

    Anne

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  27. Such a stylish card Fiona, the stamps are gorgeous. Never made an acetate card but your time & effort were well worth it.

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  28. Gorgeous card Fiona. I adore acetate cards and this one is so stylish. Beautiful.
    Sharon xx

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  29. Such a neat card. Very nice!

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  30. I love acetate cards although haven't made any myself for ages. Those stamps are perfect it works really well

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  31. Fiona a very stylish card. I have mad an acetate card in ages. Maybe it`s time to rectify that xx

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  32. Brill Card, love the stamps and colours you've used. x

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  33. Your card is one of the best acetate cards I've ever seen! Beautifully done. I didn't get to see your card last week but it's absolutely beautiful too.

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  34. Your card is just so great. Your braver than me as I never done anything with acatate.
    Nicky

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  35. I love your fab card Fiona, the colours are great and the acetate works really well! Those flowers are so pretty too! :) Love, Georgia xx

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  36. Lovely card smashing stamps overall very stylish. Thank you for stopping at my little place and leaving your kind words. XOXO Zoe

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  37. Wow Fiona what a following you are getting and very well deserved as well. Your cards are always lovely as are the Hellebores.

    Eunice
    x

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