Monday, 13 June 2011

Mmmmm.....

I love the smell of freshly-delivered, freshly-opened Basic Grey papers in the morning...

My ScrapJazz NSBD prize has arrived from the US - so exciting. Thank you Mary for saving me SJ shipping by repackaging it and sending it by regular post for me. And thank you even more for including extra goodies in the parcel! What a wonderful thing to do. If you're reading this, let me have your Skype details so you can tell me what to do with those springy things? Haha.

Last week we had friends staying with us, and now they have gone off to see Uluru, Alice Springs, and Adelaide on the Ghan before stopping off for a final couple of days with us, then heading back to the UK. We had a lovely week, really packing in the sight-seeing and tourist stuff - I think they're looking forward to a rest now. I'm having a laundry and crafty day, and loving it.

I started this little card last night, but the light was... well, rented house kinda electric light, so it had to wait until daylight to be finished. The Less Is More ladies have challenged us to a one-layered card with a frame around the stamp. I know we're supposed to use minimal embellishments, so I hope the frame made of gems isn't over-doing it. It looks pretty minimal to me. I used the gems because House Mouse and Friends want jewels for their challenge, and Creative Card Crew's subject is "wings".

17 comments:

Erica said...

Adorablly cute frame for these cuties...love your coloring.

Sue said...

OMG, how adorable. Love your coloring of this stamp. The simplicity of your card with the jeweled square is brilliant! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. So darn cute!!

Hugs
Sue

Laura said...

I LOVE IT! So cuuuuuuuuuuuuute!

Squirrel x said...

Oh you do make me laugh - got visions of you sniffing paper pads now (mind you, I do that in book shops when no one is looking, nothing like a crisp new book to have a smell of). Gorgeous card hun, love the HM stamp and the gem frame is, I think, perfect - reminds me of those big dressing room mirrors that filmstars use. Brilliant. Hugs, slightly damp UK Squirrel (yes, we have rain at last!) xx

Chrissie said...

Just fabulous!
The gems are just fine... we do allow minimal embellies!
Super colouring too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

What a cute card and I love your bling frame. xx

Kendra said...

Love this clean and simple card! Great idea to make a frame out of jewels! Thanks for playing at House Mouse and Friends!

Susan said...

What a precious image...and colored beautifully!!
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butlersabroad said...

What a wonderful CAS card, the frame made of gems is inspired! Thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.

Brenda HM&F GDT

America said...

GORGEOUS CAS card and fab coloring!! Love the frame of BLING for our jewels challenge!! Thanks so much for taking part in our Challenges at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again next time too! :)

Mandi said...

That is a lot of gems but they look pretty cool!
Lovely n sparkly
Had to laugh at your freshly delivered BG papers
Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card, I love the image
Beryl x

Juls said...

such a fun card!!! Love the bling!!! HUgs Juls

Christine said...

Stunning HM CAS creation clever use of the image great colouring & jewels fab take obn the HM chall.

thanks for sharing with us at HM & Friends Monday chall.

smiles Christine xx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Perfect CAS style card, very sweet. Thanks for playing in House Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge

Rica said...

Hi Rosey, it's me again. This is a fantastic LIM card, brilliant frame and I love your choice of image and gems for our House Mouse & Friends challenge.
hugs
Heather xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Stunning CAS card! Love how you added the bling! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue K