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Simple is best

Sometimes I get a bit caught up with using lots of 'stuff' and techniques on cards and pages. Two reasons really just because I know different techniques and others because I have a huge amount of stash. At times this makes some of the things I work on too busy then I'm really disappointed with the result. Generally I like plain and simple things, my pages I like to be clean and ordered, so why do I get bogged down with my crafting? Yesterday I sat for ages in my craft room just looking at the mystery kit for the UKScrappers cybercrop next weekend. I've got to say I have no idea what to do with it. The papers are lovely but no a colour that easily lends itself to an idea, there are also bits in it, that are kicking around in my 'to give away' box already, and there's one thing in there that initially I thought had fallen in by mistake. That is until I read the contents list! Today I went through to the Craft Box to see if there was any mojo in stock because mine seems to have gone out of the door when this kit arrived. I had a lovely chat and a cuppa with Gill (hello Gill, if you're reading this). They have some lovely cards dotted around on display, lovely colours and ideas that reminded me I don't have to be too fussy. It's sometimes about the simplicity and effective use of gorgeous colours. Here is the card I made in about 10 minutes when I got back, exactly what I like plain and simple. Now to tackle that kit!

I haven't entered the Stamp with Us challenge for a while, so while I was on the simple theme I created this.

Stampin Up products used:

Stamps - Medallion Stamp, Punches Three
Inkpads - Brocade Blue

Other Products used:

Acetate, Ribbon from stash, Stickles, Craftwork Cards stamps - A sprinkling of snowflakes, blue fineliner pen


Lynda said…
These are lovely Kathy - and guess what I made a couple of simple cards last night - it's so refreshing not to have loads of clutter on them. Great Minds think alike! and there's nothing worse than shuffling pieces of paper around and getting nowhere - am sure your mojo will be back before you know it if not already!

Love Lynda xxx
Sara said…
Two lovely cards and I totally agree that simple is best. Nice idea for the acetate sentiment. Thanks for playing along.

Sara xx
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Mrs Wonka said…
This is stunning, I am seeing more and more done with this stamp and I'm now convinced that I NEED it!

Thank you so much for joining in with the Stamp With Us challenge, don't forget to pop back on Sunday to see if you are this weeks "Top Spot"!

simplyfairies said…
Truly beautiful, this is my favorite stamp of the moment!!, So beautifully done...

Thankyou for joining in with Stamp with us this week!

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