Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Welcome to Whats On Your Work Desk Wednesday

Morning all,

My hubby used to work for a computer company (which some of you already know), for many, many years and (since leaving) has been invited along to several "reunion" dinners. Mostly, they're boys nights out so I don't go and, often, they're in Plymouth where hubby has even run in to Mr Tom (hubby of one of my good crafting buddies) on one of these nights out!. As an aside, it has to be said that Mr Tom may not have been strictly teetotal on the night they ran in to one another as I do seem to recall a rather "happy" phone call to his wife ..... we were about 3'0" apart at the time - at almost the other end of the country - in Accrington!!! Sorry, I digress ..... there's another of these evening's in the offing and it has been suggested that it should be in Bristol - being pretty easy for everyone to get to - but they want a steak restaurant! Now, since we do most of our steak eating in Florida (where they're bigger and cheaper) we've had to do a little research and last night we headed off on our purely selfless pursuit of a venue for another of these boys nghts out! Mickey Lavins steak house is situated right in the centre of Bristol adjacent to the Bristol Hippodrome. Well it was a Tuesday evening and just after the theatre show would have started but we were a little surprised to be the ONLY people in there! (naturally there were staff!) - we wandered up to the restaurant which was like the Marie Celeste so we opted to dine in the bar. The steak menu consisted of one 6oz rump steak and 12oz each of about five steaks! Now, I don't know about you but I didn't think I could face chowing down on 12oz of any cut so I more or less HAD to have the rump which was, it has to be said, very nice. Steve said their draft beer selection wasn't too great (Guinness, Becks, Stella and Strongbow) - didn't matter to me as I was designated driver. No room for dessert so I cannot vouch for how good they might have been! It wasn't overly expensive and we certainly didn't come away hungry! Would we go there again? Yes, if we were in town but wouldn't make the special journey just to eat there.

Anyway, if you stopped by my blog yesterday then you will have seen my work in progress snowie. When I coloured him I wasn't sure if he was going to turn in to a card or a tag but I decided he was just a little on the large side for a tag and made him in to a card!

Materials used:
  • C5 300gsm white card and matching envelope
  • Silver ribbon
  • Red mirri card die cut in to an oval
  • DCWV spotted paper, silver mirri card and my image panel all die cut in to different sized fancy rectangles
  • My Penny Black Snowie image was inked in Memento tuxedo black on to white card (before die cutting) and coloured with pro markers, liquitex pearl and crystal glamour dust. I also edged the panel with Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy ink
  • Studiog sentiment inked in Memento tuxedo black on to the top of the image panel
  • Kaisercraft glitter water droplet gemstones
Hope you like him - he's such a lovely image isn't he? Of course, I COULD enter him in the LIM three challenges challenge (touch of red, circles {with the polka dots and the gemstones}and off centre) - do you think I'm pushing my luck?

It's also What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday so ...... here's this week's photo of what's going on creatively in the purple palace!

My creative work space!!!

My drawer full of embossing powders

My drawer full of glitters!

Have a fab Wednesday - this evening we have a friend and neighbour due to dinner so hubby will be chef-ing his socks off this afternoon!

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Morning everyone

Hi there,

Morning all - just! Been pottering about and not achieving much - remembered a few things I need to set aside to pack, tidied up here and there, written a letter ..... nothing much and yet the morning has all but disappeared.

What have I been crafting? Well, not much of that either but I can show you as far as it's got! I've a lovely Penny Black snowie image which I've coloured with my pro markers and liquitex pearl/glamour dust this morning and am now waiting for it to dry before turning it in to anything - not sure whether it will turn in to a card or a tag yet ...... see how I feel when I return to the project.

My regular readers may recall my recent tale and photo of  a pal's new puppy, Mally. As he is just a puppy and in typical puppy fashion, it was hard for me to sneak a photo of him that didn't catch him moving ......... Naomi told me that she had a lovely one of him, dressed for the Race For Life run and that she would send me a copy. Well, it took a while ...... Naomi's been real busy during the summer vacation (being a teacher) taking holidays, visiting friends and family, mundane stuff and fun stuff (like the fish pedicure - remember the fish pedicure?) but she found the time to send the photograph and I thank her for it - it was worth the wait ..............................isn't he adorable!!

Hope you are all enjoying your Tuesday and that the weather is kind to you.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Hi there and welcome to Monday

Afternoon all,

Hope you are all enjoying your Bank Holiday weekend - well, those of you celebrating it anyway. Weather here's been complete pants over the weekend but today appears to be the best of the four days!

Welcoming new follower, CraftyLou, thanks for following and hope you will find a reason to pop back from time to time.

Me? I've been doing laundry ....... and the resulting blooming ironing!!! Saved myself a little crafting time and made a little Christmas tag - been so busy making Christmas cards that I fear I've neglected my tag requirement - oops

Materials used:
  • Pre cut and scored deckle edged red tag
  • Die cut oval of white card
  • CuddlyBuddly image inked in Memento tuxedo black
  • Pro Markers to colour
  • See D's sentiment inked in Memento tuxedo black on to the die cut oval
  • Crystal stickles to highlight

Hope you like it - it just needs a "TO" and "FROM" on the inside and it's ready to roll!

Happy Bank Holiday Monday everyone

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Morning and welcome to Sunday morning

Morning and welcome to Sunday,

A great big purple welcome to Laurie, my new follower from Minnesota - good to see you and I hope you will find the time to pop back sometime soon.

The session at the table of craftiness has resulted in a second LIM Three challenges entry - can you guess which three it might fit?

Materials used:
  • 8" square 300 gsm white card and matching envelope
  • Die cut "negative" taped to base card as a mask
  • Distress inks: weathered wood, tumbled glass, broken china, chipped sapphire
  • Sunshine Designs image inked in DI chipped sapphire
  • Papermania sentiment inked in Brilliance pearlescent blue

Hope you like it - did you guess which challenges it fits? Well ..... it fits: off centre, off the edge, masculine, shades of blue, flower or tree, monochrome and use ink ........ AND it's one layer!!!!!! So, basically - pick your preferred three!!!

As I mentioned to you yesterday, over on Craft Mad and Loving It the design team are enjoying a well earned rest and a recharge of their creative batteries - so no sketch challenges until September 17th. Of course many people, myself included, thoroughly enjoy these sketches so ... I posted one of my own. Entirely unofficially of course and if people use it then fine, if not - equally fine but I didn't want sketchaholics to miss out!!! Anyway, here's my unofficial sketch ....

With the added theme of "use your fave colour"

Another little titbit you might be interested in is that ArtyCarty has blog candy until September 1st. You have to blog about it and you have to be a follower too, but that's not a problem as she's a talented crafter. Check out her blog via the link above.

Hope your Bank Holiday Sunday is going well and that you aren't rained out! My surrogate family is away for the weekend in a caravan and I'm really hoping they're not all sat inside listening to the rain! Hubby's nipped off to the flying field and me and my ironing are all alone - stuff the ironing, I'm off to my table of craftiness!!! Laterz ....................

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Morning and welcome to Saturday!

Morning folks,

Did it rain again last evening? Crikey, yes - it did! We had thunder and lightning too, though no power outages in our part of Bristol. This morning has dawned bright and sunny though the weather forecast predicts rain during the day - glad I got most of my "heavy" washing done yesterday and out of the way - just the usual mound of resulting ironing but at least it's not a mountain this time as I've been very good with my ironing this past week - she says, feeling smugly self righteous!!!

Anyhoo, Saturday's are usually challenge days but today is slightly different. The lovely team over at Craft Mad and Loving It are having a well deserved summer break from presenting the sketches so there will be no sketchie now until September 17th. I'd like to thank the team of Karen, Lauren and Rosie for their diligence with presenting sketches as each of the three has had a challenging year of their own in 2011. I have always tried to enter a card for their challenges and believe I've only missed one or two since they started up in July 2010 and have been privileged to have present several sketchies myself as a Guest Design Team Member - so, enjoy your break ladies and recharge your batteries and see you back in September. So, instead of the Saturday Sketchie a thread's been posted to showcase individual members makes .......

The other challenge for me for a Saturday is over on the Simply Less Is More blog and this challenge is posted at 08:00, this week Chrissie and Mandi have challenged us to something a little different.

WEEK 30 - this week we are back to Sketch or Recipe

We have chosen a Recipe this time:

Take 3 Challenges - We want you to choose 3 from any of our previous 29 and combine them in your design.

There is a list of our previous challenges under the tab heading at the top of our blog and you can also see the previous sketches under a separate tab. Please state which 3 you have chosen.

NB There is no need to adhere to the One Layer if that is on the week you choose. You may wish to go for your favourites or maybe your least...acetate springs to mind!

Most of all, be creative, have fun, remember our white space and the all important "Less is More".

So, if you fancy trying Clean And Simple, why not pop over there and check it out! I've managed mine though only just in time to post this and still call it morning!! The three challenges I selected were: Masculine, monochrome and in the frame, though something that moves would obviously fit too! It was tricky deciding which three to go with and then ended up with a 4th that kind of fit too!!! Some GORGEOUS entries already posted - I so love to look at what everyone else does with the challenges.

Materials used:
  • C6 300gsm Kraft card and matching envelope
  • White panel distressed using frayed burlap, tea dye and black soo
  • Slightly smaller white panel edged with D.I. pumice stone just to dull the starkness of the white
  • Funstamps image inked in Memento tuxedo black
  • Imagine that sentiment inked in Memento tuxedo black
  • Stamping Up .6mm black marker to draw border freehand

Happy Saturday

Friday, 26 August 2011

TGI Friday peeps - and FRIDAY FUN TIME!!!

Hi there and welcome to Friday,

It's nearly the weekend and I'm hoping you all have high hopes for the weekend!

OK, OK, so how many of you bought something from QVC's Christmas Craft Day yesterday? No? Me either! Not saying I wasn't tempted but ....... I managed to restrain myself - not entirely sure how but! The TSV DID look good and I do personally know of at least one person who bought it - looking forward to hearing the review of the Stamping Around The Page set.

I won a prize in their "400 followers draw" from Bah Humbug recently and this arrived safely this very morning - my thanks to the ladies at Humbug Hall.

New challenge over on Bah Humbug too and this week it's "Here come the girls"!!! So, anything girlie - break out the bling then!!! Well, I couldn't wait to get cracking on this one so here's mine ....

Materials used;
  • 5" square 300gsm scalloped white card and matching envelope
  • Go Kreate die cut (fancy rectangles) cut once in white and once in red mirri card
  • Narrow red/gold ribbon
  • Penny Black image inked in Memento tuxedo black
  • Pro Markers to colour image
  • Studiog sentiment inked in Memento tuxedo black directly on to base card
  • Kaisercraft glitter "water drop" gems
  • Crystal stickles to highlight

Yesterday I met up with my pal, Sue, at the mall at Cribbs. Now Sue has a birthday coming up soon (can't tell you which one because I would have to kill you!) but suffice it to say I wanted to get her something nice. Over a cream tea in John Lewis I persuaded her to open her present ....... as I had three people waiting in the wings to take her giftie if she happened not to like it (and one of them was me!). Sorry to say, peeps, that she did like it.

And now for the Friday Funny which, this week, comes courtesy of my Cornish crafting pal, Wynneth - thanks matey. To the rest of you ..... ENJOY!!!


So this is how they do it:  ........... One of life's great mysteries solved. Twenty years ago, no one would have understood this joke!

Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Morning all

Morning folks,

Boy did it rain yesterday? And we were out in it! We just about managed to make it under cover before the worst of it - phewww.

Where did we shelter? An electrical supplier and, thankfully, we also managed to find and buy our new washing machine - it is due for delivery this very morning. Needless to say - we came home and unplumbed our old washing machine and it's now sitting outside like a giant white bird table!

QVC are having a Christmas Craft Day this Rudolph Day! Check it out - some lovely punches (don't you love their Punch Around The Page sets?) and have now unveiled a Stamp Around The Page set as their TSV - shall I or shan't I? I'm thinking Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ...... but then again ....

The 25th of each month is (apparently) known as Rudolph Day in many crafting communities and the day to be making a Christmas project of some kind - it even has it's own blog - check it out here. For those of you just thinking about your pile of hand made Christmas cards and presents ..... or lack of, then this might be for you! Of course there are also other blogs catering to people who want to even out their Christmas card making pursuits, like: Bah Humbug and the ABCofChristmas. So, if you are feeling like Christmas is looming large and thinking you should have started earlier then check out some or all of these links for some inspiration. I might just head off to get started on some tags!

Blimey, decided to use a Sizzix die to make a Santa to put on a tag - what a palaver - don't think I've the patience for this malarkey!

Materials used:
  • 300gsm white card die cut in to a tag and one layer of my Santa
  • Black card die cut in to Santa
  • Red card cut in to Santa
  • Distress Ink in Barn Door (to edge the tag)
  • Narrow red satin ribbon
  • Pro Markers to color Santa's face
  • Crystal Stickles
  • White liquid applique and Crystal glamour dust

Whaddya think? I'm not quite delighted! Have a good Thursday

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Morning - here it is hump day Wednesday . . . again!

Morning all,

Welcoming new follower, Judit, I hope you liked what you saw and that you will find time to pop again from time to time too.

Yesterday saw UGLY (my car) going in for service and MOT near Bath ....... so we headed over that way in both cars, dropping mine at the garage and then heading off in hubby's. We headed in to Melksham as we are still researching washing machines! Then it was on to Bradford on Avon for a late breakfast/early lunch at the Scribbled Pony (I think that's what it's called) where a full English breakfast was well received - complete with fruit juice, toast and a pot of tea - mmmmmm. A wander around the quaint streets and communing with the ducks! and it was back to the car before the rain! Oh, and UGLY passed it's MOT - with flying colours! HURRAH

Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire
View from the bridge over the river

View from the park!

Who'd believe that the domed building (front left) was originally a prison!?!?!?
It's also What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday today and here's what's going on in my crafting area ... since my desk doesn't change a whole lot - here's a sneaky peak at some of my papers, though not all (I'm too embarrassed!).

Here's my card drawer

And some of my paper packs - can't tell you how many more there are though!!!
Hope you are enjoying your Wednesday too.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Happy Tuesday everyone

Morning all,

Welcome to my new follower emmgee, thanks for joining me - I hope you'll pop back from time to time too.

My car's in for service this morning and, with being out much of yesterday, not much crafting in the house of purpleness so I wondered what to post today ...... I came up with two things .... one being the scrap layout of the girlie day spent with pals Andrea and Naomi and the other involved trawling through my pix I found this photo of my pal, Liz, taken whilst she was with us in Florida earlier in the year ........ I think the caption on the brochure says it all!

Like the brochure says ..... Happiness begins with DESSERT!! Applebees 2011
Hope your Tuesday will roll along - do feel free to leave me a comment and tell me what you are up to today.

Monday, 22 August 2011

2nd post of the day - please scroll down to read earlier post


I couldn't resist posting a second time today because my pal, Naomi, and I headed off for our fish pedicure. Now this was Naomi's first fishy experience and as you can see - she wasn't entirely comfortable initially!! I can relate to this as it certainly ranks as one of the weirdest sensations the first time! Of course, once the initial shock wore off and she realised that these little fishies really weren't piranha she relaxed in to it and has already said that she WILL do it again!
Oooh - I'm REALLY not sure about this!!!

Oh no, actually, once you get used to it - it's quite nice!

School chums! Andrea, Kathy and Naomi

Lunch was a much more relaxed affair though, my camera's never far away from me and our waitress, Amy, doubled as our photographer - thanks Amy!

Sadly, both Naomi and Andrea were heading off to do grocery shopping whereas I was able to simply lounge with a cuppa - perfick! Thanks ladies, I really enjoyed our girlie get together, the pedicure, the coffee at Andrea's (and those chocolates!) and our lunch at the local Beefeater - next opportunity will be the Christmas vacation though, as Naomi is a teacher.

Morning readers and welcome to the start of another week!

Morning folks

Start of another week - boy they're passing faster and faster - soon be Christmas at this rate, best I ramp up my Christmas card making and start my shopping as I shan't be able to drive for 6-8 weeks once I have my op! - that'll take me to about the 2nd week in December - YIKES

Anyway, yesterday saw Wynneth's Sunday themed challenge launched and she selected "ZEN" as her theme. Now this could be interpreted as anything which gives you joy and relaxation; and I DO find these canvases therapeutic to work on, especially the finger painting  and "smooshing". I started off with a pre gesso'd canvas a little larger than A4 and laid down a layer of purple acrylic paint, applied with a baby wipe and left it to dry whilst I had my lunch!

Materials used:
  • Canvas
  • Gesso
  • Various acrylic paints - regular and metallic
  • Baby wipes
  • credit card
  • Lids from various household products (like toothpaste pumps)
  • Masks - though sequin waste works too
  • Rubber stamps from Paper Artsy and Kaisercraft
  • Mica spritz mists
  • Perfect pearls
  • Versamark ink
  • Metallic wax rub ons
  • Chipboard frame
  • TIm Holtz Bulldog clips
  • "Fan" pull chains and joins

Here's how:

Once that initial layer was dry I "finger painted" a combination of pink, purple, yellow and white acrylic paint and then sponged a mask with both pink and purple paint. Next I took various bottle tops and caps and dipped in purple and bronze acrylic paint. Then it was the turn of the bronze and purple paint with a credit card to draw a geometric line design. I used a couple of unmounted stamps (Paper Artsy Diamond and Kaisercraft grid) and inked them with versamark ink then brushed various colours of perfect pearls over them. Then came the mica spritzing - I used a combination of makes in yellow, red and burgundy/gold and spritzed across in yellow preferring a closer spritz of the darker colours which I then allowed to run. Whilst this dried I took a polka dot chipboard frame and painted a layer of gesso over it before painting with bronze acrylic; once this was dry I used a variety of metallic wax rub ons to tone down the brightness and then added my printed photograph (taken at the Blue Strawberry by my good pal, Lauren) to the aperture before adhering to my canvas. All that then remained was to add the chain and Tim Holtz bulldog clips and there you have it!

Right I'm off out this morning - for one of those fish pedicures and then lunch. My pal, Naomi, and I are taking the pedicure and then we're heading on to meet another pal, Andrea, for lunch. Poor hubby (who's been out himself all weekend) is left at home researching washing machines - since ours is chucking its hand in!!! I definitely think I'm getting the best deal although (with his ticklish feet) he may not agree!

Happy Monday - fancy a bit of an ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh moment? Check out this video here it's soooo sweet, a little bit long but just so darn cute

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Hello and welcome to Sunday


Hope you are enjoying a pleasant Sunday, the morning's about gone as I type this so I may as well say GOOD AFTERNOON folks.

Regular readers will recall my ATC exchange of materials with a buddy on the Isle of Skye. She recently sent me some materials which I made in to and ATC and now I'd like to share the ATC I have made and the duplicate materials I plan to send her.

Duplicate materials for Pam to use

Here's the ATC I made using the materials she sent me (in case you don't remember - she sent me a piece of lime paper, the little figure and three copies of a row of stamped flowers).

The Sunday themed challenge over on Craft Mad and Loving It has been set this week by Guest Design Team Member, Wynneth, and she has chosen "ZEN" as her theme this week. Now Wynneth has also said "For this week's theme, I'd like you to relax and let your creative imagination run free to create a project (anything you like) inspired by whatever the word Zen brings to mind.", so I've taken this to mean anything that you find joy and relaxation in. Not that I've come up with anything so far ....... not STRICTLY true as I did try an ATC but it turned out badly - more like a train wreck and definitely not for public consumption!

I nipped off to visit my pal, Dorothy, but didn't stop long as she was off out to her daughter and  SIL's for the afternoon and was just waiting to be collected. We had a little chat and a bit of a giggle and then I left her to top up her lippy ready for the off!!
You can just see Dorothy's late husband, Bert, in the photo on the wall
On my way home I stopped on the doorstep a moment. As my regular readers will know, hubby and I recently acquired new camera's and I'm desperate to get to grips with the panoramic function ..... so here's what I can see from my front door!

As you can see, all the hedge trimming's done .... till the next time!!

Happy Sunday everyone

Saturday, 20 August 2011

2nd post - challenge entry! If you missed my earlier post then please scroll down

Me again,

Well Saturday's are busy crafting days for me - with the on-line challenges which abound at the weekend! No surprise that here I am with my second post then?! If you missed my earlier post and you have time then please do check out my sketchie and scrap layout.

Here's my Simply Less Is More entry for this weeks theme, which is "Things That Move"

Materials used:
  • C6 tri fold double aperture gold mirri card blank
  • Double sided foam tape
  • Metallic thread
  • Inkadinkado image inked in versamark ink and stamped twice on to white card before embossing with gold sparkle embossing powder. Once the image had cooled I cut round both images, attached the thread and then stuck the two images back to back.

Hope you like it. Hope your Saturday is going great guns and you are achieving everything you set out to!

Morning and welcome to Saturday!

Morning all,

How's your weekend shaping up?

Finally got round to the "AFTER" photo ....... my regular readers may recall a challenge layout I did recently. I took one of our original wedding photographs and made it in to a layout with the intention of recording our 25th wedding anniversary as an AFTER layout. Well, we went to Essex to visit our good friends, Lauren, Alan and their family and Lauren took this photograph of us whilst we were out to dinner.

Of course Saturday is challenge day for me, on the crafting front, and the first challenge has been posted. It's the Simply Less Is More blog challenge of a Clean And Simple card. Before I tell you what it is I need to point out that my sympathy card of yesterday that I entered for the LIM challenge which ended last night SHOULD have been a ONE LAYER CARD which it wasn't so, sadly, doesn't count. Chrissie quite rightly pointed out the error of my ways, very nicely I might add. Anyway, today's challenge is "ANYTHING WHICH MOVES" which could mean a kinetic card or images which indicate movement - hmmmmm, and this week does not HAVE to be a OLC (one layer card) just Clean And Simple, so I shall try my best to get it right. Boy did I feel dumb when I realised my mistake - I'm sure I'm not the only person to ever make a card to be proud of and then you have this DOH! moment. If you would like to see Chrissie and Mandi's Design Team entries for this challenge then follow the links on their names.

Over on Craft Mad and Loving It, it is the turn of a Guest Design Team Member to present the sketch and this slot is WYNNETH'S. Many of my regular readers will know how talented Wynneth is so we're expecting great things from her! No pressure then!!! Her theme (in addition to the sketch) is "SPECIAL FRIENDS" and her card is lovely, as are the cards from the rest of the Design Team: Karen, Lauren and Rosie.

And here is my card, made using the above sketch and theme. I was inspired to use Kraft card by my friend (and DT member, Lauren) as her card using it was so fab ....

Materials used:
  • C6 300gsm Kraft card and matching envelope
  • black panels for matting, including one die cut circle
  • Kate Knight patterned paper cut in to panels and providing the inspiration for the flower colours
  • Hero Arts Dog, flowers and friend sentiment inked in Memento tuxedo black on to white card
  • Pro Markers and Copic Atyou Spica glitter pens

Hope you like my "Special friend" card folks

You'll be pleased to hear that I did manage to get my pal a birthday present - and I'm hoping she will love it. Sadly, I can't put a photo on here because I believe that she does, occasionally, stop by to see what I'm up to and I should hate to spoil the surprise!

Happy Saturday everyone

Friday, 19 August 2011

2nd post - challenge entry! If you missed my earlier post then please scroll down

Hi there - me again,

Welcome to new follower, Helen Phillips, I hope you will find yourself popping back from time to time.

Hubby's spending his weekend at the BMSEE Exhibition in Thornbury, playing Biggles!, so I'm free to craft without guilt ..... again! He's there all day today, tomorrow and Sunday, me? I think I would rather stay at home crafting - yee haa!

Anyhoo, after a rather unsuccessful foray looking for a birthday present for a pal I decided that a jolt of caffeine was required and then ..... I so enjoyed making this morning's Christmas card and I thought the design would work for almost any occasion (I recently did something similar for a male birthday) so I thought I would have a go at another occasion. Decided to try my own personal nemesis - a sympathy card; everyone hates to make them but at some point will have to. What do you think ............ DOES it work as a sympathy card?

Materials used:
  • 8" square 300gsm white card and matching envelope
  • 5" square black panel
  • 4.75" white card panel brayered all over with D.I. pumice stone
  • Paper Artsy diamond image inked in pumice stone and stamped twice in opposing corners (same as the Christmas card)
  • Paper Artsy line image inked in versacolor gold (I used silver on the Christmas card)
  • Paper Artsy bloom image inked in Memento tuxedo black and stamped twice on the pumice stone background. Panel then matted on the black card layer and aligned to one corner.
  • Paper Artsy sentiment inked in Memento tuxedo black and positioned diagonally across the opposing corner

I think it just might be CAS enough to enter in the Simply Less Is More "INKY" challenge as I've still got a couple of hours to the deadline - whaddya reckon folks? EDITED TO READ: of course the head LIM-ettes have quite rightly reminded me that this challenge is a ONE LAYER CARD so, sadly, my entry doesn't count - but they were very nice about the card anyway. Sorry, Chrissie and Mandi - I just got carried away with the whole INKY thing! Oooops

Hope you are having a most excellent Friday.