Monday, 27 August 2012

Sympathy Foliage

Less is More is prescribing a recipe this week: use 3 of something, 2 of something and 1 of something.  At first I thought it was going to be pretty difficult and then I realised the extraordinary freedom of the challenge.  I decided to play with my much-loved French Foliage stamp set.


I used three different leaf stamps in three colours (Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and More Mustard), a two word sentiment and two score lines to mark the panel, and all this is on a one-layer card.

Supplies
Stamps: French Foliage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard
Card: Confetti Cream
Other: stamp-a-ma-jig, Simply Scored board, sponge daubers

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I'm playing a bit of catch-up at the moment so apologies if I've not been to your blog in a few days... I should be round soon (so quick, tidy up!!!)

Today's cat picture really did make me chuckle when I first saw it... still does actually...


Thanks for visiting,

57 comments:

  1. love what you have done for this challenge, so seasonal too.

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  2. That's so pretty, Victoria! The colours, the delicate foliage and the way you have stamped are beautiful. Sue xx

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  3. Beautiful card. Wonderful graphic effect. Bravo !

    Hugs from France.
    Catherine.

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  4. Fabby card Victoria - love those leaves. Like you, it took a while for me to realise just how wide this week's LIM challenge is - at least no paper tearing, the mere thought just made my teeth itch!

    What a super cat piccie today - just off to check the wine rack for visitors here :)

    Have a lovely day!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  5. Hi Victoria

    This is a stunning card! I absolutely love leaves. Beautiful colours and gorgeous stamps. Very inspirational.

    Sarah x

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  6. This is a gorgeous card Victoria - love the foliage detail and such lovely autumnal colours too. Makes a perfect sympathy card. Hugs, Claire x

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  7. Victoria I really, really love your card. I like the clean lines, the different coloured leaves, and the colours you've chosen are perfect. The cat pic is brilliant too. Michelle x

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  8. What a fabulous card Victoria. Great design and such pretty colouring~

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  9. Very pretty Victoria, I've just made a second card for the challenge with this set. We are on the same wave length. Your colours are fab together. Feeling very Autumnal with us today. x

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  10. WHAT!!??!! Absolutely NO campfire at the foot of the tree house.............having another attack of the vapours here, pass the smelling salts please.

    Err, yes, I mean truly - that would be a little 'no' there!

    Snigger, Di xx

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  11. Such a beautiful card with just the perfect colours. Had to hunt to find the cat too! They always make me smile. Hugs, Buttons x

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  12. How pretty and Fallish, Victoria! Great job on the 3,2,1! Gotta love that kitty! Hee hee!

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  13. What a beautiful set. No wonder it's one of your favourites and you have used it so well. You always amaze me, Victoria, with your beautiful cards. Bloody clever, you are! xx

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  14. A beautiful card Victoria with fabulous autumnal colours. What a brilliant cat picture.

    Thanks for the name of the author, I shall have a look for the books next time I am in the library. You are sort of right with gloves, but shhhhhhhh don't tell Lol.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  15. A really Beautiful card, Victoria. Lovely vibrant colours.

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  16. I love this stamp set Victoria and I love those autumn colours. A lovely card. x

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  17. I love this Challenge Victoria - and your card is beautiful. I am really really going to have to have a go at Less is More. I am seeing some gorgeous cards.

    Hugs to you and thank you for my lovely comment.

    Sue P xxx

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  18. Gorgeous card, love the colours and those stamps are fab. Hugs, Amanda x

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  19. LOVE autumn colours and this is beautiful.
    Happy LIMing!
    Rosey x

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  20. Lovely stamps and gorgeous autumnal colours too! What happened to summer - did I blink and miss it? (Sigh.....)

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  21. This is just my kind of card Victoria... I love this stamp set too!
    Fab card.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  22. Those leaves are beautiful! So perfect for a sympathy card. And i totally agree with your comment--Monday is the start of a new week to make a difference. Love that. And, you have the best kitty funnies!

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  23. OMG you rocked the challenge! Completely love this! Claire x

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  24. I really do love leaves, and you've chosen gorgeous colours for these....still looks textured and dimensional, even if itis one layer (I find those hard to do!)...well done.
    How come cats are so photogenic....and funny?!!

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  25. A fab card Victoria - I love the gorgeous colours you've used. Your kitty pic made me laugh :) Sarah x

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  26. Fabulous card.. love the colours
    suzi b :)

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  27. Oh WOW I really love this card Victoria! The leaves are STUNNING!!!

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  28. Great minds, Victoria! If you had put one a brad for your "one," we could have been twins!! Your card is (f)all lovely!

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  29. I love one layer cards and this one is stunning Victoria, great take on the challenge.
    Pauline
    x

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  30. This is great, love your choice of colours. Caggy x

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  31. This is gorgeous Victoria! Fab stamps and perfect colours :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  32. Gorgeous card there Victoria. Loving those leaves there. The colours are stunning.
    xx

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  33. Hi Victoria,

    What a nice sympathy card. That leaf set is great. Did you know that in the US new SU catalog they have discontinued the Loads of Love (truck) stamp set! I'm glad I still have mine - it's one of my favorites.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  34. One of my favourite stamp sets Victoria and I love how different it looks in these colours:) Great cat photo!
    Val x

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  35. Lovely texture and super autumnal colours.

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  36. Fabulous card Victoria. It's perfectly CAS and ideal for the sentiment - these are always so hard to make usually. I love your take on the LIM challenge too - hadn't thought of doing that! Karen x

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  37. Love the kitty cartoon! I really enjoy all the ones you share - always raise a chuckle lol!

    I love your autumn leaves card - beautiful and stylish.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog - I so appreciate your prayers and thoughts. Dad is slightly better today but still pretty confused, and still very much in hospital. My sis has come down for a couple of days and is staying with Mum which helps.

    Shoshi

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  38. Just beautiful! I love the combination of colors & shapes & this really made a stunning card!

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  39. oh this is beautiful!!!

    ok i have to share that photo with my friend that loves wine! too funny :)

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  40. Beautiful card Victoria ! I was surprised when you said it is a one layer card,i had to go back and have another peep-as i thought you had used a backing paper to stamop on ! Well done you :) x

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  41. This is a super card. Just right for the occasion.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  42. This is beautiful Victoria! I've not had the opportunity to finsih my LIM card yet so better get cracking. Love the funny pic - so cute, Jo x

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  43. Fantastic stamping , love the mix of colours and just the strip across the page its Fab well done Hugs Elaine

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  44. Great card and fantastic take on the recipe, Victoria! LOL the kitty photo!

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  45. Victoria, this is absolutely glorious! Perfect colours, and gorgeous stamp, but so beautifully contained in that one stripe of vibrant colour! Love, love it!!
    Alison x

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  46. Wonderful card. Those leaves are so pretty, and a great idea for a sympathy card. Always hard for me to make. This one is inspiring. TFS

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  47. Gorgeous one layer card, I love those stamps as well. Brilliant vintage cat.

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  48. Lovely sponging - good with confetti card stock too! Love it! Lindsey

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  49. LOVE your choice of colours & images Victoria - perfectly CAS card :)

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  50. I refuse to tidy so visit at your peril ! Love your card, have that set never looked that good for me sniff sniff. Love the gorgeous colours and tones on this beauty. Another fab cat but think I will give that vintage a miss

    Marie

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  51. Such Pretty leaf prints, sympathy cards are always the hardest cards to make! But yours is just Lovely!

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  52. Fantasti card Vcitoria
    LOVE the colours

    Thanks very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  53. stunning card! I love the way you do! Great colours,too!

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  54. Your cards are wonderful and your cat snaps are marvelous!
    Sandy

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  55. Such a lovely card darl. Has a lovely Autumnal feel to it with the leaves and colours you have chosen. Love that you have chosen a strip to stamp onto it's perfect. Hugs Clare xxx

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