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Friday, 30 December 2011

Less is More week 47 Just one Word

Well that's Christmas over for another year and just the New Year festivities to survive:-)
The challenge this week from Chrissie and Mandi is JUST ONE WORD. So basically anything goes but the sentiment has to be one word. I was tempted (not difficult) just before Christmas when I saw that Linda Brown of LB Crafts was retiring and selling loads of stock off at mad prices! Linda stocked Darkroom Doors stamps which I love and so I had a browse and found they were less than half price OMG! So I bought 4 lots :-) Sadly the shop is now closed but Linda's blog lives on.
                                                                                           
 This card I made using one of the stamps from The Lovely Ladies set. I liked the film strip effect, it is stamped with black Memento ink,  matted onto black card and mounted on foam strips to a white card base.
The sentiment is also matted onto black card and I added black pearls.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and I'd like to wish my lovely followers and blogging friends a very happy and healthy 2012.

22 comments:

jackid said...

Hi Valerie beautiful card very striking and stylish
Have a very happy new year
Jacki xx

Karen said...

Monotone always works so wonderfully well, lovely card Karen x

Karen said...

Great card Val - glad to see you're using your DR stamps........ wish I'd known about the sale as I'd have been over there pronto!! Black and white suit this card really well.

Sasha said...

Hi Val,
Your card is fab!! I really love your film strip stamp and the matting looks great, too.

How sad that Linda's shop has closed. I have never been to her shop, but years ago, when she used to attend the Great Northern Papercrafts Show at Royal Armouries, Leeds, I would stand in awe for ages watching her demo's. She is such a tallented lady.

Wishing you and your loved ones a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!! xx

Jenni's Jems said...

Valerie this is absolutely gorgeous and sentiment is just perfect for it ! x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovelybcard Val...great image

A Very Happy New Year To You

Anne

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, you were lucky getting the bargain stamp sets.
Yvonne x

Aquarius said...

This monochrome card is great. Pity I missed that sale before Christmas as I like DD stamps too. Happy New Year

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Stamps for less than half price! You´re a lucky one!!
Pretty card - reminds me of an old Hollywood movie!

Mandi said...

Superb Valerie, so striking
Happy new year

Thank so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Rosemary said...

absolutely fabulous card, val!! wishing you a very happy new year!!! thanks for all your lovely comments... :)

Christine said...

Beautiful Valerie and just like you "unique"!! :-)
Hug
Christine

Carmen said...

I love this kind of art...I know it's a card, but I see it as art. I love the nice strong black and white. Your blog is looking so festive! Love it!

Seleise said...

neat card - love the black and white look!

Chrissie said...

This is simply terrific Valerie, black and white is so striking, super job!
Thanks so much and a Happy New Year to you and yours.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Linda said...

Wow this is gorgeous!!!!! You did a great job on this card!!!! Happy New year and best wishes in 2012!!!!!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Valerie, I hope 2012 brings you peace prosperity and lots more happy:0) I've loved visiting you and I too thank you for all your lovey support!
Gorgeous card, so 'unique' LOL fabby stamps and a great take on the challenge, Gay xxx

cardz said...

Great card; the black and white is so eye-catching

Marianne said...

What a beautiful and elegant card this is! I love the black and white.
Thank you so much for all the lovely comments you leave in my blog. Here is a link to my tutorial for the napkin folded card.

http://stampartic.blogspot.com/2010/11/folding-card-tutorial.html

Good luck with your card, and i wish you a wonderful and happy new year!
Hugs, Marianne:)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous card Valerie - love the film strip effect and the unique sentiment! Superb!
Wishing you a very happy 2012 - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Susan said...

Valerie...your card is fabulous! I love that stamp...and the sentiment is so perfect with it!! Hope you had a great holiday season!! Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

Sally H said...

Fabulous! I love it!

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