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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Saturday, 26 February 2011

3 Squares Challenge at Less is More, but only one at Creative Craft World

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The Challenge at Less is More this week is to make a card with three squares and the challenge at Creative Craft World is 'Use a square' so I've got squares to share.  I've used a technique that I found on US blog recently and played about with it.  I have another colour way to show you soon, but it doesn't have 3 squares unless you count the card base itself so for now here is my entry.  I've used early espresso and very vanilla cardstock along with early espresso ink, craft whisper white and versamark.  My sentiment is a combo of Thank You Kindly and Heard from the Heart.  I've added a cute bow of early espresso taffeta and I'm done.  I played about with it and couldn't decide whether to run with early espresso or stamp my outline for the flowers in black Stazon.  I've settled with the espresso and have finally opened my Fast & Fabulous level 2 hostess set.  I wasn't that fussed, but as with all Stampin' Up! sets once you get playing they are all fabulous and so much fun to use.  Today I've received my sneak peak of the mini and you are going to be so excited.  I can't tell you anymore right now, but make sure you call me for your copy!!!! They'll be available in late March.  You can take a closer look at one of the flowers below.

Thanks again to the Chrissie and Mandi for a super challenge and I'm off now to do the chores that I should have been doing while DH has taken the children out for the afternoon.
Have a great evening.
Hugs Zx

51 comments:

  1. Hi Zoe,
    I'm glad you seem to be enjoying our challenges. This is a great card... I think I may have just kept with the 'thanks' rather than combining the two sentiments but the treatment of the images is fab!
    It's super to see you again, and see you next week!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. You might be right Chrissie, but I'm showing how versatile our lovely stamps are and that you don't have to use the whole stamp if you don't want to and that you can combine.

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  3. Love the images you have used Zoë, Im not familiar with the colour names you use but the picture looks great.
    Jose

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  4. I love what you have done with this card xx

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  5. This is a lovely card.
    Lynne xxx

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  6. This is gorgeous Zoe, definitely my sort of card
    Margaret x

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  7. I really like the flowers, they look great. I like the sentiment, but might not have used the bow!

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  8. Super card Zoe
    If Im being uber picky Id say ditch the bow, but, that's me bein picky!
    Great 3 squares
    Thank you Zoe
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  9. The bow covers other sins, but I like it anyway. It was the colours I was unsure of.

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  10. Great card - really love that image

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  11. Super card. very effective. x

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  12. What a great idea to use a dark colour for the flowers; it's easy to automatically go for bright colours for flowers but this looks really effective.

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  13. OOooooo!!! Love that flower image!! Pretty card!

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  14. Hi Zoe - I love the simple two colour combination and may have to steal your idea and 'interpret' it - display the results and reveal the source of my inspiration naturally !!! - Bridgette xxx

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  15. Hi Zoe
    Stunning creation, fabulous card
    Anne x

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  16. A very pretty card. Cheers Cazro

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  17. Love the image on this one, looks like you have used water colour. Nice composition. Think I might have hidden 'my sins' with a little gem, but then how big was your sin? Love Sheila (Cyprus)

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  18. That's beautiful! Thank you for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
    Sue x

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  19. Hi Sheila no it's not watercolour and the sin was a pearl already that I pulled off. Hey ho. Thanks for popping by.

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  20. Stunning card Zoe. I too have this set so might just have to get it out now and have another play, the first time was a disaster...lol. Hugs xxxx

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  21. Love the use of the dark colours - have this set and not even opened the box yet!!

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  22. Lovely card looks great with just black and white, well done.
    Maureen......x

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  23. Great card and the colours are just fine!!

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  24. A beautiful card Zoe. I love that stamp. Sue.x

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  25. Beautiful layout and VERY stylish. Love the flower stamp.
    Hugs, Sandra

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  26. fabulous card and such a gorgeous stamp, i love it:)

    sue
    xx

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  27. fab card, Zoe! I love the glitter!

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  28. Love the card, and the way you have graduated the images down on the squares - clever.

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  29. gorgeous card Zoe, glad you opted for early espresso rather than stazon - that might have been to harsh with the gentle flowers.

    Zac no at pre-school, as soon as he starts full days we'll have to sort lunch out!

    Love
    Victoria
    x

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  30. The flowers are lovely,like the glitter and the colours you have used.

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  31. Beautifull Zoe, love the colours and this set is really pretty.

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  32. Hi Zoe
    Hope your're well! This is gorgeous, love the flower image, lovely classic colours a cute bow too :)
    Kelly.x

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  33. I love this, the flowers are brill.

    Kath x

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  34. Gorgeous card - I think the espresso works brilliantly with these flowers. For me it gives them more of a realistic feel than harsh black would.
    Caroline xxx

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  35. Once i got past the aromas of espresso and vanilla i was able to see what a fabtastic CAS card this is, really elegant:-)

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  36. I agree with everyone else, love the layout, flowers, colour you used, such a fab card......maybe I would leave the bow off too , saying that I have used a bow or gem to hide stuff also lol :O)

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  37. A stunning card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for my 'use a square card' challenge.
    Choccy x

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  38. Just love the elegance of your card....lovely.

    Anne

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  39. This is beautiful, a very elegant card.

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  40. oh the card is gorgeous. very elegant

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  41. This is gorgeous hun, great layout and use of the squares. Hugs, Sxx PS. I have blogoversary candy if you might be interested.

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  42. With so many entries in the challenge I have to limit my browsing somehow. Your card caught my eye as I thought it was a black and white colour scheme. After a closer look I love it even more as it is a beautiful espresso/vanilla combination. yum

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  43. Love your flowers they are fab! x

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  44. Beautiful, elegant card. Jo x

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  45. Just love the espresso with the flowers - very chic. Love the placement too. Hugs Cherry XxX

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