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I have been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator for almost two years now, and when I signed up it was just for the starter kit and discount on products........ I never imagined it would snowball into being a business like it has. I am a new Mummy to my little boy, Isaac, who is almost four months old now. I am spending my maternity leave enjoying watch him grow up, becoming his own little person, and also trying to build my business up. Stampin' Up! have amazing products and I would love to share my crafting passion with as many people as possible. I am always putting through orders, so if you need anything, or just want some information or advise, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you want to try before you buy, then check out my classes and get booked on.

Monday, 11 July 2011


Happy Monday Folks........

I went all out for a one layer card design for the Less is More challenge this week, which is entitled "Something with Legs".............
I decided to have a go at masking and daubing in a background, followed my multiple use of the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get my image lined up, and that image came from various stamp sets too.

I began with a Sahara Sand card base and used those handy yellow sticky notes to mask off a square area.  I used a sponge dauber to add some Whisper White ink as a background.  I then used one of the Cute by the Inch (Level 2 Hostess set) stamps with the bird on a branch and used my markers to just ink the branch and leaves in Chocolate Chip and Wild Wasabi ink.  I stamped this and then inked again and lined up a second and third branch with the Stamp-a-ma-jig.
The bird image on my card is from the Four Frames set, again inked with markers, Soft Suede, and a little Cajun Craze.  I then carefully stamped the bird as if sitting on one of the branches.
Finally I inked the sentiment from the same Cute by the Inch stamp in Cajun Craze and popped it in the bottom right corner.

Really simple, but I think this is one of my favourite cards so far.............

The Details: 
Card / Paper - Sahara Sand
Stamps / Ink - Cute by the Inch (L2 Hostess) / Four Frames / Chocolate Chip / Whisper White / Wild Wasabi / Cajun Craze / Soft Suede
Embellishments - None
Tools - Sponge Dauber / Stamp-a-ma-jig / Trimmer / Stampin Scrub and Mist


  1. This really is lovely Julie
    Adore the simplicity
    Thank you so much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

  2. Gorgeous Julie, where would we be without the stamp-a-ma-jig??
    Margaret x

  3. This is really sweet Julie... sadly I couldn't zoom in to make it much bigger, but I love it!
    Thanks so much
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  4. Lovely card, great layout. Clever use of picking out various aspects from your different stamps! x