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Saturday, 14 November 2015

Peace On Earth

It's been a long while since I linked to Less Is More's weekly challenge as paper crafting, due to lack of mojo and a renewed interest in crochet, has taken a back seat this year.  But, as I am currently in the process of churning out xmas cards I thought I'd have a bash at the current One-Layer Santa theme.
Here's what I did.
 
I cannot take the credit for this idea as I was inspired by a similar design I saw somewhere or other, on the web or in my local craft shop.  I cut a rectangular aperture and moon mask from paper and used my Ink Dusters to colour an ombre effect inside the rectangle then over stamped with magazine freebies, a gift from friend Sue.  

I have spent much of the day watching the horrifying atrocities perpetrated in Paris last night and as I was photographing my card it occurred to me that Peace on Earth,
 would have been a more appropriate sentiment.


As our thoughts go to the victims in Paris I'm sure I am not the only one thinking
'how long before this happens in my country?'







21 comments:

  1. Even if you can't take credit for the idea, you've executed it beautifully. And anyway, what is card making if it different involved taking one idea and making it your own? Lou x

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  2. ooh this is so me, if only i had that stampset, lol, love the moon, great creation!

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  3. Gorgeous card Fiona and I think you've got that ink duster technique perfected I love the effect! Totally agree about Paris, what is the world coming to, I have a few online crafting friends who live in Paris and luckily they're OK thank goodness. If you're on days off hope tomorrow is a good one. Chris xx

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  4. Peace on earth definitely needs to be more than a sentiment on a card … doesn't it. I don't know what the solution is to all this craziness … but I hope they find it soon.
    xx

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  5. Beautiful image shows your card. I would like someday to see it with my own eyes :-) Great shading and excellent masking. Beautiful card.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  6. Beautiful card! I don't know what to say about Paris, so sad and so terrible. xx

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  7. Beautiful inky card, great design and fabulous one layer Santa!
    Great to see you back at Less is More and thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  8. I know, it's been difficult to think of much else this last day or two hasn't it? It's horrific, and like you, I can't help but think, where next? I think the world is such a scary place at the moment. Peace on earth would be truly wonderful. Xxx

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  9. Has there even been a time where there has been peace on Earth? I live in hope that we in New Zealand are safely tucked away from all the destructive senseless needless destructiveness shit that is going on around the world. So many innocent people are being hurt, and for what? I cannot get my head around any of it. Cause or know cause, killing people is just not the answer.

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  10. Love the Peace Paris card.
    Growing up and working in Birmingham terrorism from the IRA was a real threat for a lot of my life - I vividly remember walking part The Mulberry Bush with my Mum the day after the bombing as well as countless scares during my career working in the City Centre. xxx

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  11. A gorgeous card, Fiona, beautifully done. Peace on earth - yes, that's a good thing to wish for, although it's hard to feel very optimistic in the light of recent events. xxx

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  12. No idea what an ink duster is but I love the effect you got with it. What happened on Friday was shocking as it's so close. All we can do is be vigillant.

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  13. A great card, Fiona. How nice and quiet it must be up there, to fly peacefully away from the horrors of this world.
    Amalia
    xo

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  14. Gorgeous inky panel Fiona, this is so stylish
    Thank you for joining us
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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  15. Lovely card and beautifully done.
    I too think where next?
    The world is a scary place now, but it's still beautiful and it's the only one we have so it would be nice if some peace was brought to it.xx

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  16. A fabulous CAS Christmas card Fiona, such a brilliant design.
    Pauline
    x

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  17. Such a beautiful card Fiona, really missed seeing your cards! ....yes so sad about Paris and the terrible tragedy there (my SIL is French),.... we just have to carry on as normal I guess and not let them win! hugs Viv xx

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  18. This is fabulous Fiona and I must say it's great to see you at LIM again!
    Terrific design and great inking!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  19. Fantastic blending and stamping, so fab to see you back with us.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  20. This is a beautiful and elegant card. Love it. x

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  21. I also saw this on Pintrest and was inspired to make a couple of similar cards. Great mind eh? xx

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