Tuesday 31 January 2012

Less Is More Snowdrops

Mum asked me if I could make a card for my Uncle's birthday next week .. .. ummmm - nothing cute then and not too fussy! I have admired the Less Is More blog and the simple elegant creations showcased there, but rarely join in. However, the current sketch challenge appealed to me and I thought it perfect for a manly card. I've inked up one of my old Elusive Images stamps, snowdrop script, with Rich Cocoa Momento ink and stamped onto kraft card. I've initially coloured with Copics E0000, G40, G82 & YG45 then I've added a white and pale blue pencil.

And here is my card. It's a DL in landscape, difficult to photograph the whole, with a text stamped in the same ink. To draw emphasise to the image I've scored a couple of lines then pricked and inked the edges of the image before fixing flat on the card. The advantage is it should go through normal post, but I'm not sure if Mum will like it so had best get on and make something else!

The Totally Gorjuss blog challenge is for a K.I.S.S. creation so I can enter with them too.

As I expected, Mum had a couple more angina attacks this morning so I rang her doctor. She now has more tablets to take although they might give her a headache until she gets used to them .. .. so more tablets for the headache! I am hoping they will do the trick and as soon as she is stable again I can visit some of my crafty friends for a 'play date'.


  1. Hello my friend!! WOW!! Simply beautiful design!! Love the shimmer on the flower petals!! :) HUGS

  2. beautiful stamp. Very gentle. Card I really like.

  3. It's great to see you at "Less is More" with this fabulous card. I love the colours you have chosen to use on the kraft base.
    Simply lovely!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. oh those snowdrops are beautiful.. one of my favourite spring flowers.
    Lisa x

  5. Well what a perfect less is more card just love it and I love the Kraft card so lovely with this wonderful stamp! Hope Mum is ok Annie Love & Hugs Chanelle xxxx

  6. Gorgeous piece of work Annie - I cannot do LIM at all! The white & blue pencil work is brilliant & I love your edging with the inking & piercing.
    I hope matters improve sooner rather than later for your Mum.
    Take care & much love
    Paula (PEP)

  7. This is beautiful Annie. Simple but very elegant. Love the soft colours. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat xx

  8. Absolutely stunning card, that panel looks fabulous
    good to see you

    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  9. Fabulous creation Annie, I love the image.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Oh Annie this is so beutiful. I adore snowdrops, they have to be one of my faves, those and tulips. I love the simplicity of your card. I wish I could do simlpe this well
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  11. so beautiful and elegant! hope the meds work and your Mum is better soon!

  12. Hi Annie
    This is a lovely card, the image is just gorgeous :)

  13. Simply stunning Annie....now why isn't your blog coming up in my reader...I thought you had given up bloggong..I've missed so many of your fabulous creation too I'm gutted.

    hope you are well

    Ali x

  14. Oh Annie, so nice visiting you again. Your card is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Gorjuss. hugs Sharon x

  15. A simply gorgeous card, perfect. Caz


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