Monday 18 April 2011

Less Is More Acetate Challenge.... a change of ways!

Hi Girls

Sorry I haven't been posting last week - I seem to have been up to my eyes in stuff - and although I have been crafting, having been able to get anything posted!  But hopefully, things are calming down now.  My MIL is still in hospital, which is a big worry for myself and my daughters (she's my late husband's mum).  They've done a bone marrow aspiration on her (she's 87), and are yet to confirm a diagnosis.  So please, send some positive thoughts her way.

Another worry (well it is for me......) is that I've eventually booked a holiday in Kephalonia in Greece.  It's only for one week at the end of May.....  but I'm really useless at going away - would much rather stay in my comfort zone.  I'm a weirdo, I know!

Anyway, onto my card.  Well, tempted by the Less is More Challenge - using acetate - I thought I'd enter!  For this I used plain and simple hammered cardstock from the PaperMill Shop, then I added a sheet of acetate which I adhered uner the flowerpot images - so no sticky bits are showing!!
The flowerpots are from a Kay Carley Stamp Set from The Stamp Man that I've had for ages - they are stamped onto vellum and coloured on the back of the vellum with tombow pens.... then cut out and put onto the card.  A little gem finishes the flowers.  Then I hand drew a little plaque and sentiment and cut that to put at the top.

Hope you like!  I'll hopefully be posting a bit more this week - I've actually done lots of Easter cards but not been able to get around to posting them!

Hugs and Happy Crafting
Christine x
Challenge:  Less is More Challenge 11 - Acetate


  1. The vellum on the acetate is a great idea Christine, it looks simply fabulous!
    All good wishes for your MIL!
    I'm sure you'll enjoy your holiday once you get there, it's the thought of all the preparation and actually getting there which is the off-putting part!
    Have a good week
    "Less is More"

  2. This is beautiful (even for someone who's addicted to animal stamps like me!) I love the subtle vellum on the acetate. Love that you've reversed one of the pots to go on each end. Positive thoughts are on the way for the MIL. Not sure what part of the hols you're not looking foward to, flying (I don't like that part) or being away from home (nor that part actually), but you'll have a great time when you get there. I've never been to Greece, but my hubby has and he says it's lovely. Annette xx

  3. HI Christine.. i love the card .. what a great idea and so pretty.
    great news about your hols- i am sure once you get off you will be fine lol
    Thinking of you and your MIL.. its a difficult situation but i am sure she knows you are there for her
    Lisa x

  4. Love your card, the vellum is very effective on the acetate. Hope the news on your MIL is positive and enjoy Kephalonia!
    Val x

  5. Very pretty I love the soft dreamy colours set againts the white
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

  6. Stunning creation Christine I too have these stamps collecting dust..shame on me..sending good vibes for to your hols just enjoy..I dont go away either..been to docs 2day got Pleurisy..
    flipping painfull. no beach walks again this wk...

    smiles the other Christine xx

  7. Hi from Greece ! Your card is gorgeous so ell executed and the colours work so well.
    Hope you MIL has a speedy recovery. Have you been to Greece before ? Im from the UK but have lived here for over 20yrs.


  8. Lovely idea to use vellum on acetate and a very pretty card indeed! I always feel like you before I go away on holiday and I'm always a bit homesick when I first get there. Then I cry when it's time to come back, lol! Hope your MIL is better soon. xx

  9. This is a gorgeous card Christine, looks fantastic. I hope your MIL is better soon. Jo x

  10. This card is so sweet.
    Positive thoughts for your MIL and you will love Kephalonia it is so beautiful there.

  11. What a fabulous card and such a great idea.

    Kath x
    Sorry hope things go well for MIL.

  12. What a gorgeous card, super effect
    Friends of mine have been to that place, twice, they love it, its paradise apparently. I thought it sounded like a disease hehe
    Thanks for taking part
    Have a good week
    Less is more

  13. Gorgeous card Christine. This challenge is bringing out some great ideas and vellum on acetate is one of them :)
    Jenny x

  14. Christine, this turned out so cute! Love it!

  15. My goodness, this is so pretty and so clever!! What a great idea!

    I hope your MiL is on the mend - it's so tough when your old folks aren't well, it's such a worry. Sending her and your family good thoughts!

    luv, Mags x

  16. Very pretty card Christine, lovely soft colours. x

  17. What a pretty card - just makes me smile! Lovely x

  18. Super little flower pots. x

  19. Super card, really pretty.
    Lynne xxx

  20. Such a pretty card - love the little flower pots!!

    Sending best wishes to your MIL. And your holiday will be fabulous - I'm in Mumbai now - and that's a whole different world :)

  21. Beautiful card, You will really enjoy your holiday we went last year and it was FAB, best wishes to your MIL..Chrissieann x


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