Sunday, 14 July 2013

A far cry from my 'norm'

I do hope that everyone is enjoying the beautiful sunshine at the moment :) Ive just popped in from the garden for 5 mins cool down and a drink... then Im back to make the most of  it while it lasts :)

I was set a challenge by a good friend of mine, after I complained I felt all my cards lately have been very samey samey.... and even I was getting a bit fed up with them, let alone anyone that pops onto my blog, so.... her challenge was.... and boy this this TOUGH for me.... no more than one D.P, ...... and a simple card. !!!

Ok.... so... thinking cap on... .brainache laters..... ;)...  and lots of touchy feely of nearby papers... lol.... I did actually cut one out ready to use... but wayhey..... I didn't use it :) get me... :)   I also thought it would be a chance to use an old stamp that hasn't seen the light of day in a long time. (probably because I find this particular one so hard to colour up).  Anyway.... this is what I came up with.... be interesting to hear your thoughts on this one, as, I did say... its way off course for me. (and yes , I did find it VERY difficult) !!!! lol

Copics used, (thank goodness she didn't tell me I couldn't use them either ! phew).

G20,21, 24, 94, 99
R30, 39, 81,83,85,89
C2, 5

border folder, ribbon and pearls from stash.
right thats it.. cooled down suffiently to go back for a few more rays..... enjoy rest of weekend ....

Entering this card into
A Gem of A challenge.    Spots and/or Stripes
Papertake Weekly challenge - Old, New, borrowed, blue (very old stamp, new border embossing folder (to me it is)...
Charisma Cardz Challenge - no designer papers
Stampin for the Weekend. - Pink and green
laters :) Jackie xx


Cally said...

Jackie it is beautiful. My type of card...simple but effective. Callyxx

Lynette said...

Oh it's beautiful Jackie xxx

paper fun said...

Stunning! Your friend really knows how to motivate you to greatness. Beautiful.

Thanks for joining our summer colors challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge.


Kelly Lloyd said...

Beautiful card, great layout and lovely image
Thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

Daniele said...

so pretty Jackie, coloured to perfection as is the boat card above such lovely cards
hugs x

mandy said...

Wow Jackie your card is Beautiful I must start going back to this style myself as I feel my cards are all looking the same as well and I kind of forget sometimes that less is more :)
Thanks for joining us for this weeks challenge at Charisma Cardz

Hugs Mandy DT xxx

Suzie McFloozy said...

Beautiful card so very clean and classy x
Thanks for playing along with us over at Stampin' for the weekend & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

a gorgeous card. I love the image and your lovely ribbon and embossing.

Thank you for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge this week and good luck.