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Sunday 12 October 2014


Good morning all.

We had a gorgeous day here yesterday, albeit a little chilly...the forecast is good today too.
Didn't bother going shopping, did an online shop which will be delivered today and made a pastry free quiche with chips and beans for tea. Road tested the new iron while tea was cooking, it does feel a might heavy and clumpy compared to my old one but I'm sure I'll get used to it. Not sure it was a good idea to change the vacuum and iron at the same time though, my back is now killing me!

Got to have a play yesterday and decided to attempt the dreaded one layer card for "Less is More".

One simple design, two stamps and two DI inks....what could go wrong!!!
Lets just say this is attempt seven and even this one has a bent sentiment - two of the failed attempts are inside this card and four adorn the other half of the A4 sheet I started out with (waste not, want not!!)....so I will have to chop it up and layer it if I want to use it lol! 
Circle splatter stamp is from Bo Bunny, stamped in Black Soot DI and coloured with Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers. Sentiment stamp is from Imagination.

After a lie down in a dark room I spent the evening quietly colouring.

Challenges entered:
Less is More - use two 
Alphabet Challenge - R for round/rectangle
That's Crafty - keep it simple
Paper Pretties Wednesday - clean and simple
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes


  1. A fabulous CAS card Carol. I know what you mean about the number of failed attempts being hidden in the card! You are better than me, I bought a new iron a month ago and still haven't had it out of the box! Michelle x

  2. oh this is brilliant hun great design so effective,hugs Cherylxxxxx

  3. So cool and graphic and fun, Carol ... such great colours! Anita :)

  4. What a brilliant card Carol superb CAS card.
    Janet xxx

  5. Hola Carol, thank you for your comments, i´m glad to see you.
    Very original design and very frustrating, i think ;), when i finshed my card I thought...an embossing frame it was a very good idea! but I was mistaken, i calculate worng the lines and my card is in the rubbish and this morning i start again the card aaagggg!.
    Great work Carol, hugs from Palma and have a nice week

  6. This is brilliant Carol, loving the colour combination and Less is More certainly works on this love it!
    Linda xxx

  7. It's a super card Carol, and I do like your colours, simple but effective, hugs Kate x

  8. Such a fabby design, love the bold circles.

    Warm hugs

  9. Well I think the sentiment looks great with the main image! We all have those kind of days lol xx Jan

  10. This is a great composition Carol! super job.
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  11. Carol this is fabulous it has an abstract art look to it, I like it.
    lorraine x

  12. This is a fabulous card Carol, I love your 'splats'. I really struggle with one layer cards and often hide the mistakes on the inside as well!

  13. Oh love this Carol huggles Sue xx

  14. Carol this is so stylish, jumped out at me from the thumbnails, love it! One layer can be very unforgiving sometimes, hope you feel better after the lie down lol!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our one layer challenge
    LIM Designer

  15. Hi Carol this is wonderful, brilliant design. I have just done two CAS cards today and I must say they take more planning and time than other cards!! Susan x

  16. Loving your two coloured splats !! Great idea for the OLC !

  17. Fabulous CAS design Carol, I love the circles! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  18. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

  19. Great one layer idea and fantastic challenge combo
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More


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