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Saturday, 4 June 2011

Less is More - Monochrome

Another great challenge over at Simply Less is More this week. I like monochrome so thought I would find this a bit easier, but no, trying to make it clean and simple is soooo difficult. Nearly killed me not to add some pearls and ribbon to this card and I am still finding stamping a challenge.
Used a stamp from Butterfly Kisses, that my lovely friend brought me from the NEC. This is the first time I have used it and I must have stamped it god knows how many times to try and get a perfect impression and this one still isn't quiet right. It's mounted on some dark blue card and I added a clear circle sticker over the compass. Did some embossed lines around the edge of the card and stamped the sentiments directly onto the card (Eeeek) lol

If you have not yet been over to Simpley Less is More go and have a quick peek, they have some absolutely stunning cards and Mandi & Chrissie get well over 300 entries each week for their challenges and they make the effort to visit every entry!

Thank you for looking, hope everyone is having a fab weekend :)

44 comments:

My name is Wynneth said...

Elegant, clean and fabulous ! simply that ! I love it.
hugs
wynneth
x

Gibmiss said...

Hi
Fab card ...i have that stamp and i cant get a good impression....yours looks Good ....
hugs
sylvie
xxxxxx

jackid said...

I love it but itdoes kill you not to keep adding bling doesnt it lol
Jacki xx

Alison xx said...

What a beautiful stamp, I love it stamped in blue, very nautical. A xx

Diane said...

Gorgeous card...I know... isn't it scarey when you have the card all done and then stamp directly on..one mistake and all your work can go up in smoke so to speak...stunning though...and your cat Molly is gorgeous as well!!

Loli said...

Hello Suzi, thank you for your comment and for to visit my blog, you're a very busy woman :-D
your stamp is WOPNDERFUL!!, i love ti, and the colour for this card is beautiful, FAB CARD!
A hug from Palma de Mallorca

Chrissie said...

Great stamping here... and a lovely colour choice.
Thanks so much for joining us.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Hazel said...

It's a lovely stamp and the colour is good, love your card. Hazel x

Mandi said...

Hi Suzi
What a FAB stamp, super in the blue!
I'm glad to read the sticker was clear and not beige, as it looks!
Thanks very much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

nicky said...

wonderfull card
Nicky

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Beautiful and clean. Well persevered :0) What thoughtful friends you have too.
ps...oooooooooo what a gorgeous gorgeous cat Molly is!!

Sandra said...

This is a beautiful card and also a beautiful pussy cat. Those eyes.

Jo said...

I like the embossed edge on your card and such a great stamp for the impossible bloke cards!

xxxtglxxx said...

Love this card Suzilou :)

Brilliant image, and it works so well inked in that colour.

You would have to tie my hands round my back if I had to make something like this! :D lol.

have a great weekend,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Rita said...

Beautiful Card. Hugs Rita xx

Pauline said...

What a gorgeous stamp, just perfect in blue!

dutchstamptramp said...

Very beautiful and stylish card

Jan said...

Lovely card xx Jan

Katina said...

Very stylish and love the colour. xx

Ang C said...

A gorgeous card

Lynne said...

Fabulous card. that`s my favourite shade of blue,love it.
Lynne xxx

Fleur said...

A gorgeous masculine card. The image is perfect
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Hello From Texas said...

Well done and that is a beautiful stamp. I really like the framing and the lovely shade of blue. If it still didn't stamp correctly, it doesn't show. :)

TFS
Carole

kingstonmama said...

What a beautiful stamp. I love the color you've chosen and your stamping is wonderful. Worth all the tries; it looks perfect!

Craftyrose said...

Wow, beautiful card Hun. I know what you mean about not being able to add bling! I just can't do it!!!

Beryl K said...

Lovely card
Beryl x

Linda w said...

Really beautiful, popped over from LIM blog Hugs lin

JeNjOy said...

Lovely card.
jenjoy x

Zoechaos said...

Love the stamp looks wonderful in that blue. XOXO Zoe

Aileen said...

Lovely card, worth the effort to get it stamped correctly. x

xxxtglxxx said...

Lovin the new look blog buddy! :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Eskimo Frosting said...

I love your stunning card. Perfect for fathers day.

Jayne
x

Valerie said...

Beautiful stamp so appropriate in blue, lovely card!
Val x

Lisa A. said...

What a handsome, yet beautiful card!! Love the blue and your images are wonderful:)!!

Susan said...

Suzi, that is one fabulous stamp and I LOVE the blue! Awesome job with the challenge this week!
My card is HERE

Romaine said...

Lovely stamp And such a pretty colour!

starcyl said...

Stunning card. Jenny x

Lynn said...

This stamp looks lovely in blue - and I agree, stamping straight onto the base card is very unnerving, lol! Lynn x

Viv said...

Beautiful card, well done :O) Viv xx

Linby said...

This is simply stunning, love the colour you used.
Linbyx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Suzilou

I think you've done a great job with the stamping here! I agree with stamping sentimens directly on to the card front it i scary! I just think if I muck it up I will stamp sentiment onto a piece of card and stick it over the top - kinda helps with the nerves - LOL!

Tina
X

Shobana said...

Oh so lovely! :) Very pretty!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there, this is just perfect, so clean and simple, love it , Gay xx

Sally H said...

oh wow! This is fabulous!