Sunday, 12 June 2011

LIM 19 - One Layer in the frame!

It's sunday, so that means one thing, the new challenge over at LIM came out yesterday! I don't know what I did before this challenge came out! I, like most of you other Limette's am addicted!!

I was working all day yesterday but for most of my shift my mind was wondering to the challenge and thoughts of my design. I had sneaked a peak at the challenge theme before I went to work. Maybe next time I should wait until I get home though as I didn't get a whole lot of work done!!

So this week it's one layer week again with the added challenge of 'in the frame', where chrissie and Mandi would like to see a frame of some sort or something in a frame.

So I let my thoughts run away with me thinking of various ideas and designs. My new Stampin Up stash arrived on thursday, so I knew I definately wanted to use some of that. I decided I wanted to make some little notelet sized thankyou cards (after all, you always need thank you cards right?). After a little playing around, this is what I came up with!

I loved this simple design so much, I repeated it with a different sentiment, from my new 'Thank You Kindly' set.

I loved the spotty 'frame' I'd created as the background but wanted to use my new 'Four Frames' stamp set, which obviously is perfect for this weeks challenge. Et Voila....

... this is what I came up with. I had to use a lot of masking and post it's to create this. I decided I liked it but thought it needed a bit more defininition around the edge's of the background. So I made another and came up with this...
By this point I had got a bit carried away and wanted to use another of my new sentiments from 'Thank You Kindly'. So I made this one....

Again lot's of masking and post its!! I decided on yet another version of this but again with softer edges and with the help of some more post it's low and behold I created a frame in a frame!


CS: SU Naturals Ivory

Stamps: SU Dot Dot Dot, Just Believe, Thank You Kindly,
Four Frames, Oval All (thank you sentiment)

Tools: SU Stamp-a-ma-jig, Decorative Label punch, sponges for distressing

Misc: SU Stampin Write Markers

Now, I wouldn't have been able to make any of these notelets without two key items. My trusty stamp-a-ma-jig and Stampin Markers. By using both of these items you can create so many different looks from the same stamps. I want to say huge thank you to Vicky, a fellow SU demo, as she has been a real inspiration for me for getting more than one look from your stamps and thinking outside of the box.

Well thanks for sticking with me through today's mammoth post and I look forward to seeing what all you other Limette's have come up for this week challenge!

Hugs, Victoria ~x~


Suzie Q said...

Well Vicky,
all that thinking paid off your cards are fabulous i love every single one of them x
suzie QX

Juls said...

all of these cards are just so fabulous and stylish!!! Hugs Juls

Mandi said...

Simply stunning Victoria
Chrissie and I don't know what we did before LIM either
Great to see you
Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

Wonderful set of cards Vicky, loving the polka dot background.
I can't remember weekends before LIM!!!
Jenny x

Netty said...

Wow you really went to town making all these lovely LIM cards. Annette x

Kathyk said...

Delightful range and a great touch to add the dotty backgroun - you can now run up cards in an emergency and just know they'll be fab


Wishcraft said...

Wow Vicky, so many lovely cards! Love all the stamps you've used - the spotty background looks fab :o) Lisa x

Susan said... WOW! What a bunch of fabulous cards!! Love them all...and you definitely got a good workout for your new stamps!!
My Card

Debgem said...

A super set of cards - the polka dots make a great backing!

Linda said...

Love the polka dot frame! Just perfectly placed images! Your card is so appealing to the eye!

Rosemary said...

so... love all your cards!!! but the first one is just stunning!

Chrissie said...

I love all of these Vicky... what a creative mind you have...but the first one is my fave!
Super card, I think I'm going to have to get the polka dot background now!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Vicky.

Hugs Riet.xx

Beryl K said...

Beautiful cards, every single one of them
Beryl x

Suze Bain said...

What a fab set of cards, I love the dotty background. xx

Zoƫ said...

They're all lovely Vicky. Clever way to create a frame.

Carol said...

What a wonderful set of cards, love the spotty background. Carol x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Absolutely FAB cards. Vicky IS very inspiring isn't she. Love her blog too.

Hugs, Sandra

Aileen said...

Cool. You've had a great time playing with your new stash! The notelets are fab and I love the subtly different looks you've created. x

Ang C said...

WOW!!! You have been busy - great cards

Vicky Hayes said...

Thank you so much for being lovely about me Vicky! Your cards are gorgeous as always - especially that first one! Vx

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

hilarious that we were both using our little background stamps! Great minds must think alike! Love them all:) Thanks for your sweet comment!

Michelle said...

All your cards are beautiful Vicky, I love the idea off the spotty background, it really does frame the card xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous cards, love them all.

Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous cards, simple but elegant.


Karen said...

I love every single one of this suite of cards. Unfortunately I now want to buy more SU stuff from my local demonstrator! Gorgeous colours Kx

Sue said...

A great set of cards. Love the spotty background. Sue.x