Sunday, 14 September 2014

'monochromatic - and way to go'

hi all and happy Sunday

Hope you have had a fabulous week and managed to enjoy the lovely weather.

In my family we always talk about this sort of late summer weather as very  'Septumnal' - still nice and sunny but a little cooler and definite touch of Autumn about it!.

..and my card this week definitely smacks of a warm 'Septumnal' colourway - in my book, what do you think?

bravo way to go

It's to say  well done to my dad's niece-in-law... We have just heard she has graduated from uni   with a fabulous 1st for her nursing degree.

Everyone is so proud of her - so just had to make a card.

I went for tone on tone - with the lovely Blackberry Bliss from the 2014 - 2016 In-colour range  and so thought I would link it with the current challenge no. #75 over at Whimsy Stamps where they want to see 'Monochromatic!'

Both my sentiments come from the absolutely brilliant 'Bravo' Photopolymer stamp set - with 13 ways of saying just that!
It was my my first real try at using these and must say,  lining them up is certainly easy with their 'see-through' look.

I used the flutterbies  to echo the - the 'way to go' theme as they fly off the card and I opted to give dimension to 3 of them with the addition of a smaller matching, punched top layer, though not exactly as clear as I meant.

..and with toning ribbon and an ever present bow, it was nice, but thought it lacked something in that bottom right hand corner.. well, with the ease and convenience of the Photopolymer stamps, I just love the way you can, within reason, bend them and shape them to fit.

a bit of sponging for edge interest to complete the look.

Overall,  I think it does fit the family's 'Septumnal' scheme - what do you think?

Stampin' Up! supplies for these cards:
Stamp Sets : BravoPapillon Potpourri
Thinlits Dies/Punches: Chalk talk thinlits, BItty Butterfly

Just click on the items to easily access them in my on line store  to place an order and have  them shipped straight to your address.

Am happy to answer any questions you may have - if you would like to find out more or would like me to place an order for you, you can email me or contact me on 01438 820829 if you would rather.

Well now that the children are back at school and himself is finished his minding duties  am currently on the hunt for a late holiday deal.  But,  a colleague has told me that by end of next week,  the temperature is supposed to be in the mid 20's here, so perhaps staying at home may be the better option and give me some time for a bit more stamping.

til next time - Have a lovely week,

with best wishes


  1. Your card is beautiful Jan, I love the layout and pretty butterflies. Thank you for playing along with our Monochromatic Challenge at Whimsy Stamps. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  2. Dear Anet - thanks so much for the lovely comment and the chance to enter the challenge. and hopefully I will be able to enter some more.
    with very best wishes
    Jan x

  3. I'm sure this pretty card was very much appreciated Jan! Hope you enjoy the Septumnal weather wherever you decide to spend your holiday! Vicky x

  4. Dear Vicky - thanks as always for looking out for me.. very much appreciated as always.. though have been very lapse of late. I do. enjoy my forays into the world of stamps and inks - oh for more time in the day, or more correctly less time at work! thanks again and sending best wishes for your daughter and her uni course.
    Jan x


Thanks very much, everyone. I so much appreciate them all.

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