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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Addicted to Stamps and More #99

Hello my friends,
It is time for my fav challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. Yes it is our 

Clean and Simple challenge.

And for this week I have created this card for you:



Before I go into how the inspiration for my card came about I wanted to let you know that our DT have made some fab CAS projects and you can see them all here.
Plus this week we have QKR Stampede sponsoring us with 3 digis for our winner.

Now onto my inspiration. I am always fascinated by how a simple card develops and sometimes I like to share this with you, however I know this is not everyone's cup of tea so just skip this bit if you want and get creating a CAS project for us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

This card was inspired by 3 challenges:

1. Fusion-it was DT member and my cousin Lynn who suggested you take a close look at the photo and you will see text on the table mats. I had it in mind to use the text feather stamp from STAMPlorations I have used here for this and was going to use the colours at Fusion until I saw the next challenge that inspired this card.
2. Less is More-to use the colours in your bedroom. Well it will be no surprise to many of you that purple does feature in my bedroom but not the bright purple I often use but this deep purple I have used on the top feather-that I stamped and fussy cut out and popped up on foam pads. And the other colours are the browns of the other feathers and the cream I used for my card base-which is my carpet!
3. And finally I saw the new challenge the lovely Darnell is running for NBUS (never before used schtuff!!) with the theme of friendship. Well Nonni visited me recently and we did a stash swap and these top 2 feathers she gave me and this is the first time I have stamped them up! So not only is this card for a friend but a friend gave me the goodies to use for it!!

All this to make one card! And can you detect the design element (mistake!!)....I didn't really want to add sequins but I managed to smudge brown ink at the last moment so out came the sequins...sssh don't tell anyone!!

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32 comments:

  1. Great card! I really like the textured background and the people feathers rock!

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  2. Fab card Sandie. Love your grouping of feathers. The sequins look perfect and that they were meant to be there ... great save! :) Loll xx

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  3. I am not telling :). wow! I love reading about how this came about. The subtle texture on the card stock is fabulous and all the elements blend together perfectly. Of course I love seeing you at Fusion too. xoxo

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  4. Beautifully executed CAS card, Sandie! Wouldn't even have had any idea the sequins were used to cover up a mistake because they're well placed. Sheesh girl, you even make mistakes at the right spots on your card! Heheheh! Loved reading about how this card came about!

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  5. Nice cover up!! That ,eans the sequins were meant to be and I think this is perfect. The feathers are just stunning xx

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  6. It looks great and even the sequins look like you planed them there... Beautiful featherstamps btw... Hoop you have a sunny day, Gerrina

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  7. Awesome, and your smudge/sequins look absolutely intentional. Gorgeous card Sandie!

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  8. Beautiful card and I love the last minute addition of the sequins ;)

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  9. Stunning CAS as ever, Sandie! Those feather stamps are lovely xx

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  10. Beautiful CAS and classy card Sandie ... those feathers are divine and loving your colours. Thanks for letting us peep and for taking part
    Sarah
    Less is more

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  11. I now have the image of your bedroom and it sounds lush and relaxing, Sandie! I think your design grouping is fantastic and the smudge was a happy accident because the sequins are a great touch! I enjoyed hearing about how the card came about and the friendship angle regarding Nonni and her gift!!

    Thank you, my friend,for joining in and supporting my NBUS Challenge! I appreciate it very much! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Sounds like we've used the same color scheme four our bedrooms. But I've got brown walls and purple curtains, cream and white furniture.
    I LOVE this card, I believe it to be one of my favorites amongst all your beautiful cards! The feathers, the layout, the colors... I love everything about it!

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  13. Love this sweet card, so MAGICAL!!!
    Thanks so MUCH for joining us at FUSION - I hope that you are inspired to join us again!!!

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  14. Beautifully crafted card. VERY well done.

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  16. This feathery card is just lovely.

    Thanks for dropping by . .. I came over to return the favour. Will take a look at some of your other work too.

    Hugs, Sarn x

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  17. Just beautiful!
    LOVE it!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  18. Beautiful and elegant colours and card!
    Thank for for joining us at Less is More this week
    Anne
    LIM Designer

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  19. Hi Sandie. This is brilliant! Sequins and pearls etc are always a good standby. Love the feathers and their story. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

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  20. This is lovely, I like how u were inspired by the text and made it the focal point of ur design :) Sequins are a big savior :) Thank you for sharing with Fusion !

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  21. Great card Sandie - love how you have managed to combine several challenges as well! Nicole x

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  22. Great card Sandie :) Viv xx

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  23. Perfectly CAS, perfectly gorgeous. I love the feathers and touch of sparkle with the sequins!

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  24. Just gorgeous, Sandie ... the texture and dimension on the feather cluster are fabulous ... so perfect with the touchable twine and dimpled card base! I'm playing catch up ... expect me to call again! Anita :)

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  25. What a pretty card for the NBUS challenge! I have a whole pile of NBUS too and so I joined this fun challenge. I am now a follower of your blog and would love it if you visited my blog and became a follower too. http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com/

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  26. I'm late in commenting, but not late in gazing and admiring (waiting for a chance to write, what with guests and bike races). I'll chime in with the others: a stunning, card that has a total WOW impact! Colours, the feather cluster, the twine, the enamel dots and the textured background...sheer beauty! Swooning... Hugs~c

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  27. Simply gorgeous Sandie! LOVE those feathers and the wonderful texture on the card base.

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  28. Lovely feathers. Thanks for playing along at FUSION!

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  29. A beautiful and elegant card.

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