Saturday, 30 March 2013


This week was supposed to be chill out for me, but my grandson was unwell, my daughter was skiing in France with work and so at sparrow's on Monday morning I was in Bath picking him up and bringing him back here with us for the week! Fortunately, he is now fully recovered., his mum is home from a fabulous break, and they are all here (including my granddaughter) for the long weekend.
Maybe this coming week will be a little more restful!
The challenge at Less is More this week is for Scallops... something I often use, but frequently when it's necessary, it's hard to think of inspiration. 
Anyhow here are my samples for this challenge.
White and Antique linen are the basis for this Anniversary card. The background stamping is Artemio and the rest is die-cut and embossed with a little inking added for definition.
A double scalloped edge for this particular card with the dress coloured with Promarkers and twinkled with a little Glamour Dust before the image being cut out and added to the base with dimensional pads.
My favourite background was used here for the base of the butterfly... Squished leaves and flowers from the garden... the colours are always so subtle. The card was embossed with a scalloped Nestie Square and then superimposed with an embossed panel as a base for the butterfly.
I bought this Fiskars border punch at the NEC. I liked it as it was, but later realised that ribbon would look great threaded behind the daisies. I coloured all the blue elements of this card with a Promarker. The two daisies embellishing the sentiment were cut from a length of border.
I shall be going to the craft show at Alexandra Palace on Saturday 13th April with Anne (Stargroves)... if anyone else intends to be there it would be great to meet up!
Jenny (Crafting in the Country) and Val (Canonbury Creations) also hope to be there, it would be great to meet up with any other crafters who know me (via blogging)!!!!
Have a great week!


  1. These are all beautiful Chrissie! I really love the the squished flower look! :)
    Lizy xx

  2. Wow Chrissie, you have created some brilliant cards, don't have a favourite they are all awesome. The anniversary card colours and design go so well together, the 50th Birthday dress is glam, your butterfly is amazing and the ribbon threaded through the flower border on you next card is super.
    Will try to get an entry in the challenge later.

  3. Beautiful cards as always Chrssie

  4. Each is so different and so wonderful. The scallops on each one are such a lacy lovely touch!!

  5. Hi Chrissie
    Fabulous cards.... Love the dress one.....
    Yes i will be at Ally Pally... Both days hope to see you there....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx
    Happy Easter to you allx

  6. I think all your cards are gorgeous but I really love the red dress!

  7. Aaacckkk, Chrissie! They are ALL so beautiful!!

    I was all set to say, OMG, that dress and then, swoon, that butterfly made out of gardenings? Thud! I am SO doing that this summer. I didn't have a lot of luck last summer, but you have inspired me to have another go at it. TSM!!

    Happy Easter and I hope you do get to have a relaxing week for yourself! xxoo Darnell

  8. Once again, these are so beautiful examples!
    I love them all, but the one with the red dress is simply stunning! It's my Fav!!

    Happy Easter to you and yours...
    Rosi x

  9. Hope you have a rest next week.
    Love the cards. Especially the butterfly one.
    Happy Easter.

  10. What a gorgeous cards Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  11. OMGoodness! I don't know which one I like the most! All of them are so pretty! I really love the elegance of the first anniversary card, but the dress on the second card is just WOW! I love how you did the scalloped edge under the dress! I think I want that dress stamp...of course, I think that every time I see it! LOL!

  12. Wonderful wonderful wonderful cards

  13. Simple beautiful Chrissie! Love the butterfly card the best...

  14. Sounds like you had your hands full last week, thank goodness for Grans :0)
    Another brilliant selection to fire up the creative cells, love all your ways to use scallops..... that red dress is soo eye-catching :)
    Jenny x

    See you soon!!

  15. Gorgeous cards Chrissie :-) I love the butterfly and what a lovely idea to use leaves and flowers :-)
    Love the threaded border punch too ,, looks lovely :-)

    Hope you have a lovely Easter Sunday with your family :-)

    Lols x x x
    p.s,, No Ally pally for me this time but I would have loved to be there with you all :-)

  16. another gorgeous set of inspiration cards, chrissie! the one with the red dress is so eye-catching... I hope that you had a truly wonderful Easter!

  17. your cards are amazing Chrissie and all such beautiful designs. I love the blue threaded ribbon, it looks really elegant :) Donna ♥ x

  18. Love your beautifully elegant cards - that butterfly is very pretty too!!

  19. Beautiful array of cards Chrissie, love the butterfly, it's a stunner!

    Warm hugs

  20. Lovely scallop examples. I especially like the simple but beautiful butterfly card. x

  21. Fab selection of cards Chrissie, love the vintage anniversary one and the squished technique for the butterfly! I must try that, I've got loads of petals from my camellia at at the moment. The split scallop is really good too under that wonderful dress. I must get my creative hat on and have a go at this weeks challenge. Looking forward to Ally Pally:)
    Val x

  22. Oh just look at all these fabulous examples of using scallops Chrissie. I just love that border on the b-day card.

  23. Some fab inspiration here Chrissie.
    Linby x

  24. Lovely cards Chrissie. xx Jan

  25. could have swore i left a comment on Saturday but i must be going mad lol!!

    i think the butterfly one is my fave love the embossed scallops and the panel inside

    Jen xx

  26. Gorgeous cards again Chrissie, I especially like the way you have done the card for Jacqueline very eye catching.
    Jose x

  27. Wonderful scallops on your gorgeous cards Chrissie!!! Have fun at Ally Pally! Wish I was going more than ever :0) hugs Gay x

  28. Hi Chrissie, your inspirations are again just wonderful. The one with the butterfly is my personal favourite - love butterflies :-).

    Thanks also for your lovely comment on my post.

    Hugs Claudia

  29. More fabulous cards again Chrissie, love that squished leaves butterfly esp.Enjoy Ally Pally ....I would buy sooooo much if I went there lol :) Viv xx


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