Thursday 17 April 2014

Thursday Thoughts

So who can guess which brand of stamps I'm using today? If you've been following my blog you'll know, but for those of you who have just popped by the answer is - Clearly Besotted.  I'm obviously besotted - clearly!

Today's card is for Less is More and it has to be a one layer card - so stamping straight onto the card, scary! They've also got a twist to use shadow stamping.  I had a little practice with yesterday's card and really like the effect that stamping the same image a second time, but a little to the side, gives. I used to do a lot of second and even third stamping, but usually spaced out to give depth and not up close to create shadows.

So here's my very simple little card:

We have another 
challenge for you this week!
The proviso for your cards this week is to have evidence of
Shadow Stamping. 

Stamps: Clearly Besottef, Pretty Petals, sentiment from Pretty Petals Plus
Inks: Memento, bamboo leaves, lilac posies, grape jelly

Way back in February we visited a garden full - and I mean seriously full - of snowdrops.  It was one of those bright chilly winter days when you begin to hope Spring might be on its way.  You could even kid yourself it was warm enough to sit outside a while, provided you got the exact spot out of the wind, but in full sunshine - then when you try you realise it's still a bit of a jump too far to actually do it.

Well I finally got round to scrapping this visit.  It was a weekly challenge over at Shimelle's blog that got me going.  the theme is to journal about a place and use the layouts shown as a starting point.  So that's what I did and here's my much simpler, more me page:

And I used the new Background Builders Vines stamps from Uniko Studio.  Never thought my first play with them would be on a scrap book page, but they just seemed so right. such a very very pretty and very very versatile set.

Paper: Collage Press, Grayson Hall
Stamps: Uniko Studio, Background Builders Vines#Inks: Memento, rhubardb stalk, summer sky, peanut brittle, cottage ivy
Alphas: Simple Stories, Handmade Hoilday
Punch: ek success, notebook border

So that's all from me today, thanks for looking.




  1. jane your LIM card is just so cute!
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

  2. Two fab projects - love your LIM card


  3. Loving your pretty LIM card with perfect shadowing. X

  4. Jane what a sweet card! So pretty.
    Thank you for playing along this week
    Less is More

  5. This is such a pretty card Jane!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"


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