Wednesday, 9 February 2011

more challenges

I definitely felt challenged this week! The first card was for the Bah humbug challenge 5, bows and buttons - I very rarely use ribbon, and never as a bow, and as for buttons...........After much cursing I finally found a couple of buttons left over from the days when I did a lot of knitting, pale blue ones, so that sorted the colours out...........the organza ribbon was coloured with promarker, and the white added over the top, complete with required bow. The image is from Joanna Sheen some years ago, stamped with stormy sky distress ink and painted with a bit more of the same, cut out with nesties and mounted onto a larger blue shape. the scanner was not too happy with the bow, but eventually gave in........... 

The second card is for a new challenge blog called Less is more, where there was a colour scheme of pink, black and white. Inspired by the  cards done by Lesley, Judith, Elaine and Jo of the Craft stamping quartet I thought this would be a relative doddle ......the only pink distress ink I had  was far too pale, but fortunately   I had not thrown out an ancient  set of Colorbox chalk inks, and the pinkish one still had a little life left in it, so I inked up a homemade shadow stamp. That was ok, but I got too many sprinkles of black ep over the next version (looked like it had measles!) which definitely reminded me to heat dry the chalk ink before adding the image from Elusive Images!. Then I couldn't find a text stamp that would fit - it was going to be a thank you card - then found this one, which eventually I managed to stamp on straight.............     Then the scanner decided that it was a black and white image , so had to rescan it with some red card behind to convince the scanner that it was actually coloured.........grrrrrrrrrr        The splotches across the front  were on the scanner screen, and that was after I cleaned it (honest) and that was where i gave up!           


  1. Lovely card, perfect balance
    Thank you for joining us for our first challenge Hope to see you again next time
    "Less is More"

  2. Despite all your trials and tribulations with this card, it has turned out beautifully! Well done you for your perseverance! The image looks great against the pink background! I love it!
    Thanks for participating in our new challenge and I hope you'll come back next week for another challenge!
    "Less Is More"

  3. Well all that stress and strife was worth it `cos your cards are fabulous.
    Lynne xxx

  4. Tee! Hee! You had me chuckling with this post Veronica. Love the cards though and thanks for mentioning us.

    Lesley Xx

  5. Both these cards are lovely. I absolutely adore your LIM card - the stamp is beautifl!! It was well worth the effort!

  6. This made me chuckle Val. you must've been pleased with the results of all the "trauma" lovely card.
    Sue xx

  7. Veronica so sorry to stress you out with our buttons and bows challenge. You did a good job though and your Mary image is beautiful. I must have missed that (strange cause thought I had them all) stamp. Well done on the plain and simple too - I don't know whether I dare show my pathetic attempt at that challenge.
    Thanks for joining us again at Bah! Humbug! Hope to see you in the new challenge which starts tomorrow. It's something a bit different (and hopefully not too difficult).
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  8. Oh Veronica, you did make me smile with your post. I make no apology for our challenge although I fully appreciate your frustration ... but just look at this beautiful result! You MUST be pleased with yourself - I know I would be. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT


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