Saturday, 12 May 2012

Just three stamps... One Layer at LIM

It's that time again at "Less is More"... the second challenge of the month which means only one thing... a One Layer Card.
For this one, the criterion is to use Just 3 Stamps!
LIMettes have now become so comfortable with making this kind of card, that sometimes they appear in our challenges where they are not specifically requested! Wonderful!
This card uses a couple of stamps from a  retired SU set called Oh So Lovely... and that's just what I think they are. I stamped them using Basic Gray ink and coloured the poppy with Promarkers. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

 More poppies here, this time from the Wax Fruit Company. Arielle does such fabulous drawings. Here we have two digital stamps plus one real one from Imagine That. The images were coloured with Promarkers.

This last one is completely CAS. Three stamps from Hero Arts, plus an embossed Nestie oval. Being clear stamps positioning is no problem.

My daughter rang me to relate a conversation she and Daisy (my three year old granddaughter) had had over tea.
Daisy:       Guess who's the man of my dreams Mummy!
Mummy:   I can't imagine Daisy.
Daisy:       I'll give you some clues.
                He's got blonde hair...
Mummy:   Is it Jamie?
Daisy:       No... he's got brown shoes! (my daughter collapsed at this little gem)
Mummy:   Is it Thomas? 
Daisy:       No, his name begins with G and he loves dinosaurs.
Mummy:   It must be George!
Daisy:       You're right!

Priceless! Quite a description...Sounds like quite a man... for a three year old!

George has been her friend since she was born, his mum was in the same NCT group as my daughter, but they now live in Brussels... maybe she wishes she could see him more often!

Here they are enjoying a fruit bar during a visit to Brussels in October last year... this may have been the last time they were together!

Have a great week!


  1. Superb cards Chrissie
    Specially the first, iit's wonderful!

    Thank you SO much for all you;ve done for me this last couple of eeks...does it seem longer?
    I think it might!


  2. Gorgeous cards! Loving your creative style. George is a cute little friend.
    Doing Life

  3. What a gorgeous cards Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. All stunning Chrissie but I adore the last one. I spotted your Imagine that sets in your haul from the fair and went to check them out as I'd not heard of them before - I got a couple of sets and they're stunning.

  5. Love the poppies and that textured background on the first one Chrissie but the last one is so striking! Daisy's little story made me smile, can't wait for Charlie's personality to emerge :o)
    Val x

  6. Love them all have nt got a fave

  7. LOL that's early to have a man of her dream! Beautiful cards as ever

  8. Gorgous cards!

    Your little girl is so sweet! My daughter had also a very early first boyfriend.. he was two months younger than she and taught her to go free without hand as she was 13 months old. They are best friends forever ....I they are 11.

  9. Hi Chrissie
    Gorgeous cards ....and love your Granddaughter...she looks Beautiful.....We would like a one layered card for this month......
    Hugs Sylvie

  10. Stunning cards Chrissie, and I love the story about true love! Jo x

  11. Great cards Chrissie.
    I had to be quick this morning as I was going shopping (Personal shopper at Debenhams) Mother of the groom outfit! I'm exhausted! xx Jan

  12. As always your cards are absolutely gorgeous and it's always fun to participate in the challenges!

  13. What a lovely challenge - I do like a one layer card! Yours are gorgeous, especially the one using Arielle's images. Conversations with small children are so entertaining and your granddaughter sounds a proper character! Thank you for your lovely comments today. Enjoy your weekend, Vicky x

  14. More fabulous cards Chrissie, the second is my fav this time I love that stamp. What a cutie Daisy is too, shame she is missing George though :) Viv xx

  15. I love poppies, great cards. The last one is perfectly CAS.
    Thanks for your lovely comment.

  16. beautiful cards, I really love the poppies on the second one

  17. All three are beautiful Chrissie. Thanks for the challenge and the inspiration.

  18. Fun challenge (don't remember doing one that specified the number of stamps - neat!) Love your first card, very striking!

  19. lovely cards, Chrissie, as ever

  20. Hola Chrissie, thank you for your comment, great cards Chrissie as every week:D.
    Oooh Chrissie, a woman never forget her firts love, i think this little boy wiht brown shoes will be a very important "man" in the live of Daisy :D:D.
    A hug from Palma

  21. These cards are simply stunning!

  22. Great cards - much as I love the first two with flowers I do think the last one is the best - so striking!!

  23. Love your choice of stamps for your cards and what a cute story. Kids are funny. x

  24. I love all your cards.
    Clean and bright!
    I like particularly the first one.

    Thank you for your always so kind comments.


  25. I am totally with your grand-daughter on the brown shoes-you can't take a man with brown shoes seriously!

    I love these three cards. The text only card is so classy, both poppy ones are gorgeous: superb layouts and striking colours

  26. Very nice CAS cards, now if I had to pick a favorite it would have to of the flower cards...can't pick a fav between the two.

  27. Classy cards as always Chrissie - love them both, but the first one is my favourite - it just oozes elegance! Thanks for yet another super challenge.

    Love the conversation between Mother and small Daughter - aren't grandchildren just the best invention ever!!
    Hugs, Sylvia x

  28. Gorgeous cards Chrissie - I really love the flowers x x

  29. Three great cards Chrissie! I love those images from Arielle...and that flower on the first card is just like the die from MB! LOVE it!! The you and me card is definitely eye-catching!! Love all these beautiful cards!

  30. Love them all, but the first one I think is my favorite. It's just so elegant!
    I found this challenge so hard, but you've made it look easy.

  31. lovely set of cards, chrissie!! thanks for another great challenge!

  32. Fabulous cards, Chrissie. Love your little granddaughter's conversation. Kids say the cutest things. :) Ann Y.

  33. Nice cards! I like more the no.1 and no.3 card.

  34. Beautiful cards but adore the you and me, so stylish. And truly is....sharing a fruit bar...what a cute couple and fab it!!!

  35. Great cards Chrissie, especially love the poppies
    Jose x

  36. I love the poppies Chrissie.
    Great cards once again.
    Thanks for all the great challenges. It's getting cooler so I'll be around more in the next few months.
    Our first grandchild id due in August though, so I guess the cards will have some competition!


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