8 February 2012

LIM - Aqua

I have made this card for a good friend of mine who reads my blog. I hope she doesn't mind seeing it on here before she receives it but I was inspired by the latest Less Is More challenge of Aqua for her card. I would like to take a moment to say Happy First Birthday to LIM. I have to say I love this challenge, just my kind of style and thanks to LIM, I have been utilising my PTI stash. I have missed a few due to my health but always try and get card done even if it is a true challenge for me. Thanks Chrissie & Mandi for a great challenge blog.

So for my card I have first taken some PTI Stampers Select White CS for the card base and then stamped the bottom part using the PTI Polka Dots Basics II set using PTI Aqua Mist ink. I have then stamped the swirl from the PTI Fancy Flourishes set int he same ink. I have cut a PTI Double Ended Banner from PTI Aqua Mist CS {my first ever purchase from PTI four years ago!} and added this to the base between the stamped images. I have cut a PTI Butterfly from PTI Aqua Mist Felt and then PTI Linen Vellum and added this on top with DB Mini Jewels added to the centre. I have stamped the greeting from the Waltzingmouse Stamps Fancy Phrases set with Memento Tuxedo Black and then finished the card off with more DB Mini Jewels. I have stamped the inside with one of the smaller Polka Dot Basics II stamps.

STAMPS: Papertrey Ink, Waltzingmouse Stamps. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist. CS: Papertrey Ink. TOOLS: Papertrey Ink Dies. EMBELLISHMENTS: Doodlebug Designs Mini Jewels, Papertrey Ink Felt.

Thanks for visiting me today, I hope you are trying to keep warm wehre you are. We had snow on Saturday but most of it had melted by Sunday afternoon. It makes everything so pretty but it is a nightmare to get to work in!


  1. This card is beautiful. I like the swirls and the butterfly and the idea of repeating the polka dots on the inside (but smaller) very much.

    Thank you for your comment.

    Here, in Germany we had some new snow yesterday and it is so cold that I think it won't melt during the next days.

  2. GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS,simply stunning Michelle


  3. Lovely card, really pretty. I love the colour. I'm not very good at cas cards, I always want to put loads of embellishments on!
    I've sent you an email about the candy, well two actually because I forgot to give you my address the first time!
    Sarah-Jane xx

  4. A very pretty card, very elegant, hugs Debbie x

  5. Such a pretty card Michelle! Love the spots along the bottom! Hope you are well?
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  6. This is so beautiful Michelle, well done :) Viv xx

  7. Hi Michelle... love the dots... think i'm going to have to place the PTI order very soon... every time i visit you i want more and more :-(

    jen xxx

  8. Very elegant! Love the color!

  9. So gorgeous Michelle..

    big hugs Vicky xx

  10. I was just about to say what April said Michelle ... LOL ,,, very elegant, love it!! xx

  11. What a really pretty card has a very fresh and elegant feel to itX

  12. Beautiful, as ever Michelle
    you do have a terrific style
    Those spots look terrific as a grounding for the design
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  13. Great combo, lines of dots as a base and great swirl at the top. Fab card.

  14. Thanks for your kind words Michelle, I'm so glad that our challenge challenges you!
    Your submissions are just fabulous and this is no exception. It's gorgeous!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  15. Beautiful! What a gorgeous colour, very subtle xx

  16. Soooo pretty Michelle, love the fancy flourish :0)
    Jenny x

  17. Gorgeous card Michelle, really elegant.
    Jo x

  18. Absolutely beautiful Michelle! Love it! :)
    Lizy x

  19. oh wow it's just totally gorgeous!!!


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