Thursday, 19 July 2012

Everything Eleanor in one layer

It's Three Minute Thursday here today! Every Thursday I share a card that is really quick to make but that packs a visual punch - well I hope so anyway! If you have a look for Three Minute Thursday on the index on my side bar you'll find lots more useful speedy designs. Come and have a look at today's:


This is a one layer card that relies on a collage-style stamping for its effect. The position of the various elements is important so it's best to use a stamp-a-majig for at least some of the stamping - I stamped the label and the flowers (look closely for those!) 'free hand' but used my stamp-a-majig for the flourish, the sentiment and the bird. All the images are from  Everything Eleanor - and I really don't think there is any end to the variety of projects you can make with this amazing set! The sentiment is a lovely flowing one from Thank You Kindly which has really earned its place in my stamp collection.

I shall enter this card into this week's Addicted To Stamps challenge where the team are looking for CAS cards. I was absolutely delighted to win top spot last week with this card!

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Card stockVery Vanilla
Other: Stamp-a-majig
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I'm afraid I'm losing the plot a bit this week. Yesterday, with only three days to go until the end of term, we were all late getting up in the morning. It was my youngest son's Leavers' Assembly so I was ever so slightly frustrated when, five minutes after we should have left the house, he came downstairs with one shoe on asking whether anyone had seen the other one... I uttered some choice phrases indicating that we weren't leaving until he'd found his other shoe and then, five minutes later, ushered him into the car wearing trainers. Oh dear, roll on the end of the week!

See you tomorrow,



24 comments:

  1. Very pretty, Vickie. Love the flourish and of course the little bird too.
    Lynn

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  2. Gorgeous layers of stamps... that flourish makes me sigh with happiness (is that an oxymoron?) every time I see it! Congratulations on winning top spot last week and thanks again for sharing this with us at Addicted to Stamps! Didn't think you'd have too much trouble with this week's theme!

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  3. A beautifully constructed one layer card Vicky, the layers and colours are simply fabulous!

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  4. I find one layer cards use more of my brain cells than other cards... You've done this beautifully Vicky. Thanks so much for playing along at ATS xx

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  5. Gorgeous card Vicky using my favorite stamp set!
    Val x
    BTW many congrats on top spot at ATS:)

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  6. Hi vicky
    Yes i had to look very closely for the flowers.... Gorgeous card....
    Hugs sylvie xxx

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  7. You can't beat the Everything Eleanor set for sheer elegance and class can you? This is totally gorgeous but I did have to get my nose right up against the screen to see your flowers!!!! But they are there!

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  8. Such a lovely card Vicky and I love this stamp set


    Anne

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  9. Beautifully layer stamped, Vicky. I love those colours together, too x

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  10. So elegant Vicky - I love it! Di xx

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  11. Oh Vicky you just brought back so many memories of my children's school days - hope you found the shoe later!
    Love your card for our challenge this week at ATS - perfectly CAS and well done on the top spot for last week - Jacqueline xx

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  12. Lovely card. Beautifully stamped images and very pretty colours.

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  13. Hi Vicky. Beautiful card. Fab stamping.
    Florence x

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  14. Hello Vicky

    Beautiful, elegant and stunning.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  15. Gorgeous card, love the colours xxx

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  16. great idea... what could I do in 3 minutes...think is about all! Great card Vicky. Love the flourish.
    I hope your weekend is great.

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  17. It's a beautiful card, Vicky. Love the birdie! xxx

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  18. You've made this look so simple Vicky but I know it's not. Love your clever combination of stamps.

    I'm in catch up mode after our hols. Mountains of ironing but my craft desk beckons.........

    Aileen x

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  19. So pretty! I am no good at OLC's, and always appreciate seeing how good you are at them.
    Cheers, Karen

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  20. Lovely card Vicky and the swirly stamp

    Anne

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  21. This is lurverley! Exactly how these stamps should be used!

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  22. I know I've already commented Vicky but I didn't realise you had entered it in the ATS challenge, so thanks for playing along it's perfect;)
    Val x

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  23. Gorgeous card Vicky. I think I'm going to have to get this set...... it seems so useful for all types of cards - hmmmm! Thanks so much for joining us at ATS this week.

    Karen x

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  24. Vicky your card certainly does pack a visual punch. Absolutely perfect CAS style. I love!

    Lol about the missing shoe. I always get the question "I've done my laces up too tight, can you please undo them mum?". Grrr.

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x