Monday, 4 April 2011

Crafty Individuals Ist Challenge - Simply Square

I decided to have a go at my first challenge. When I was on the Crafty Individuals blog last night I discovered they had launched their first challenge. As I am a huge fan of Crafty Individuals stamps I decided to have a go.
Most of the stamps were from CI287 and CI209. I love trees and birds so I love these stamps. As the theme suggests I kept it simple. A square background stamped with a line of trees and the birds on the telegraph wire. The frame was coloured with distress inks, stamped with a crackle stamp (also Crafty Individuals), and I stamped the bird and grasses. The frame is actually triple embossed with clear powder but you can't really see that from the photo. The center square came from one of CI Miniatures Books 'Nature's Beauty'.

19 comments:

  1. Hi. This is Lynne Moncrieff, if you remember me.
    What a beautiful entry for the CI challenge. Cannot believe this is your first challenge and I had no idea you had a Blog.
    Now saved in my AOL favourites. Would you mind if I added to you to my Blog sidebar?
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  2. Hi Siobhan. Have just found your lovely blog after looking at your entry for the Crafty Individuals challenge. I'm now an avid follower and I think we share a love a miniature schnauzers!! Hope to see you around and about, Sam x

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  3. Hi Lynne
    Lovely to hear from you. It's only now that I have closed the shop that I have the time to blog and create for myself. It's all a bit new but it's fun. I will add your blog to my Blog list too.
    Siobhan

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  4. I love trees and bird too, it's a beautiful card

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  5. Hi Siobhan,
    Now this card has your stamp (no pun intended) all over it. Beautiful colours and layout. Gorgeous birds and trees. I love it.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  6. Gorgeous entry for the CI challenge. Love the title for your blog - very apt. Liz Urquhart here by the way - it was after I became a follower and left a comment the other night I realised you would not know me as ej!

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  7. Hi Liz
    Yes I did wonder who ej was. Well I am glad it's you. Do you have a blog as I would love to see your work.
    Still thinking about the circle journal, but just enjoying having time to play at the moment.

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  8. Beautiful ! What a perfect sunset , gorgeous layout and perfect stamping . Love your blog by the way.

    Marie

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  9. Fantastic card!!!I love it!!!bizz

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  10. Lovely to be in touch again Siobhan, and thanks for entering with such a beautiful project. Delightful. Jean x

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  11. Beautfiul card I so love the layout and the colours. Annette x

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  12. Stunning card! love birds and trees, and the warm colours are perfect
    isa

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  13. Hi there, I came here from Fiona's link and I love this style card. Great idea with the DI swatch. Love the colouring on your card and super images.
    hugs
    Marion

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  14. It's beautiful, I love how you've put it all together and the centre square really draws the eye in.

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  15. A gorgeous project, great combination of elements and the colours are just lovely. A prefect example of the magic you can work with Crafty Individuals stamps - I am also hooked! Elaine

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Thank you for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate them.
Siobhan x

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