Saturday, 7 April 2012

Feeling Green

On Tuesday we went to visit our daughter in Bath and to babysit Daisy for a while, whilst our daughter did some interviews. It turned into something a little more complex! There was a call from the Nursery to say that Seb was not well and had been sick so I went to pick him up and take him home. 
Having been ill, the Nursery would not allow him  back for 48 hours after symptoms had subsided and Libby needed to go to work the next day. The result was that we decided to bring both children back home here with us for a couple of nights. It's lovely having them, but oh so tiring!
The door to my craft room remained shut tight for that time, I don't need a fourteen month old getting in there and creating havoc, however when Seb was napping Daisy enjoyed making some cards for her mummy and daddy!
The challenge at "Less is More" this week is to use 3 shades of green, I quite enjoyed messing around with this one. This has a gently ink dusted background using Pear Pizzazz and River Rock inks, overstamped with an Inkylicious and an Indigo Blu stamp using Pear Pizzaz ink The different shades were achieved by using the different techniques... dusting and stamping. The butterfly was inked and then twinkled with Glamour Dust. The image has been popped up on dimensional pads.






This Penny Black stamp was inked with SU Pear Pizzazz ink and then shaded with SU Marker Pens in Old Olive and Always Artichoke to add definition to the stamped image.











Details of this one are on the "Less is More" Blog. It utilises the fab Eucalyptus leaf stamp which I picked up for less than a £1 at the NEC.
It has fabulous detail on it and by using different shades of ink, it enhances the effect of the texture!














The last one for this week has three Hero Arts Apples in one of my favourite layouts!
Once more, details of colours used are on the LIM blog.








Do join our challenge this week, I'm sure there are lots of ways to use three shades of green!





42 comments:

  1. Fabulous cards Chrissie those apples look good enough to eat. Have a good weekend xx Jan

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  2. Oh WOW!!! These are all fabulous. Do I have a favourite? No, how could I choose? I love green but it does'nt get used much.
    Thanks again for the inspiration Chrissie.
    Love Sheila x
    P.S. Still not ready with blog yet, but one day you will see it!

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  3. Stunning cards Chrissie, as ever
    At least I managed TWO this week! lol
    Dunno how you do it, you are SUPER woman

    x

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  4. Great cards - wonderful inking, and I do love your choice of stamps. Have a lovely Easter weekend. Lynn x

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  5. All fab cards AND made whilst sitting for your grandchildren - boy, I'm impressed!

    Happy Easter

    Kathyk

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  6. Beautiful cards. Love them all

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  7. Three beautiful cards Chrissie & I can't decide which one I like best. It'll probably be the first one.
    Sally x

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  8. Each one is so beautiful. I particularly love the shading on the three apples and the sweet, soft scene on the first card is stunning.

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  9. Gorgeous green cards!

    I bet your daughter was so thankful for you taking the little ones!

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  10. Beautiful cards Chrissie - I especially love the apple one!
    Awww I'm sure Daisy just loved her craft time with you :) Sarah x

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  11. beautiful cards chrissie..love them! :) x

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  12. What a gorgeous cards Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  13. Gorgeous cards Chrissie :-) when I saw your apples I remembered my pears ,,, lol :-) I probably gave it away in a clear out !!
    All of your cards are just fabulous ! :-)

    happy easter :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  14. Really like the inky first one but the other 3 are fab too x

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  15. Hola Chrissie, i'm sorry for you with my post but i don't have to much time for made cards and i make my posts for challenges on saturday, i think my next post will be more easy for you:D
    Beautiful cards Chrissie my fav. is the first one, very romantic and spring-like:D
    An Easter hug from Palma

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  16. All lovely cards, Chrissie. I especially like the eucalyptus leaf stamp and card. It's a great challenge; there issp much one can do with greens.

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  17. Oh your cards are super this week, Lovely. Sounds like your week has been very busy, Love Hazelx

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  18. Fabulous cards but just love the apple card. Since this challenge apeared on Saturday I have been singing the Irish song 40 shades of green, doing my head in, as I can't remember all of it.
    My Granson's love it in my craft room,they have draws dedicated to them and they know not to touch certain things. It is a sort of learning curve.

    Kath x

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  19. All beautiful Chrissie, but I think the apples are my favourite. Gorgeous work

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  20. Oh my Chrissie, so so beautiful. I love the detail on each card and the different textures. I'm torn between the apples and Eucalyptus, they are both awesome stamps!

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  21. Gorgeous cards Chrissie and a very happy easter to you and your family, hugs x x

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  22. Hi Chrissie, Love your cards, I love green and am off to try to get my first chall card done for here. Love Carole. :)XXX

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  23. These are all superb Chrissie! You always treat us with extras on your blog.
    The apples are my fave ...they look so 3D with your brilliant shading and inking :0)
    Jenny x

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  24. Great cards again Chrissie, the first is my fav I think. You are so good at doing the stamping & creating the little scene.... Happy Easter:) Viv xx

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  25. What a beautiful bunch, love that IndygoBlu card
    Anne
    x

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  26. Beautiful cards, Chrissi, love the eucolyptus card, have never seen a leaf stamp such as this :)

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  27. Love the Eucalyptus leaf stamp and those apples look fab. Hope the rest of the week was a little more restful.

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  28. Lovely cards. love the delicate atmosphere on the first. x

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  29. wonderfull set of cards
    Nicky

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  30. What a wonderful array of cards! The HA apples one is probably my favourite - so crisp and clean with a great layout.

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  31. Great cards Chrissie. I think the first one is my fav.
    Linbyx

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  32. Beautiful inspiration Chrissie. Carolxx

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  33. Gorgeous gorgeous cards, love how you have done them all as usual.

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  34. Fab collection of cards....I think the apple one is my favorite!! (with the butterfly coming in at a close second!)

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  35. Four fabulous cards Chrissie! Each is so special in it's own way. We've had our grandchildren around a lot in the past week and it is tiring. One of them discovered my paper cutter yesterday. I'm glad I didn't have more paper out! And that no fingers got in the way.

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  36. Classy and elegant cards as always Chrissie - I love them all (although my favourite is the first one!) and how lucky are you, to find such a stunning stamp for less than £1 - WOW!

    Sylvia xx

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  37. I absolutely adore all your cards they're fantastic and I'm "green" with envy over your eucalyptus stamp... and it was only a pound!!!!! Did my entry show up on the previous challenge? It appeared on my screen and wouldn't let me delete...next week I am going to try infiltrating the pentagon...( hope MI5 aren't screening you blog oops)
    Diane

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  38. These are fabulous Chrissie! Each one is superb but I do have a favourite, it's the bamboo, it's simply stunning, Gay xxx

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  39. These are all wonderful, Chrissie! Beautiful shades of green. Ann

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  40. Your cards are beautiful as always.
    They all look very elegant and the green hues are wonderfully handled.

    Daen'Ys

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  41. Sorry I'm late again this week.. will try to do better next!
    Thanks for the fab inspirational cards .. Love, love the top two.

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Thanks,
Chrissie