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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

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Monday, 7 February 2011

"Less is more" Challenge.

Today I've made this card for the lst challenge of "Less is More"


The challenge is to make a card using Black, White and Pink  - simple and clean in design, and  an opportunity to use one of my new Elusive Image stamps from Essence of Nature (UA4SP0339). I also used my new Grand Nestie Squares.  I think these will prove useful to me as I find cutting squares accurately a pain (don't kown why - it should be easy!), and the first three sizes will go through the Bug.

To get the stamping in the right place, I pencilled round the square, then stamped.  I find it easier this way!The sentiment is computer generated .



20 comments:

CraftyJo said...

Hi Ikki

Your card certainly is "Less is More" - I can't see it, kinda reminds me of the Emperor's New Clothes :)

CraftyJo said...

BTW, just noticed in your warning above:

Sorry to my geniune readers but I have to add this:
TO AND SPAMMERS A WARNING - YOU WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED.

Do you mean to 'all' spammers?

Sorry, I proof-read as part of my job!

Valerie said...

Lovely card Ikki, I love the butterflies on the tree.

Scrapcat 1 said...

I really like your card but I don't think I can do this style of card my daughter is better at it than I am, maybe I just want an excuse to use ALL the things I have?!?

Aquarius said...

This is a lovely card and I hope these stamps don't disappear entirely as I missed them. It is interesting to hear that some of the large nesties actually fit the bug.

Diane said...

This is gorgeous Ikki, good luck with your entry.

Mandi said...

Super card Ikki
Love the take on the offset square
Thanks for all your comments and support
and thank you for joining our first challenge on "Less is More"

mandi x

Julia Dunnit said...

It's a gorgeous take on the challenge Ikki - a lovely card. Interesting that you stamp first, cut second. Other way around for me!

Chrissie said...

Eileen my friend, I'm so glad you joined in the first of our challenges .... see... we used your suggested name, and love it!
This is as fabby a card, as ever, you little star!
I hope you come back next week too!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

vinny said...

Beautiful card, I love this theme plate of stamps as they fit so many occasions. x Lavinia

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

gorgeous card :)

Debgem said...

I adore this butterfly tree! Simply stunning!!

kay said...

fab card ikki,x

Caroline Hallett said...

oh thats lovely - really nice stamp

Stamps and Paper said...

A really elegant card ikki.

Anne

Shaz in Oz. said...

Dear Ikki! love this card and have taken up your own mantra which often is on your blog of less is more...
If you have the time there is something waiting for you over at my blog, love Shaz in oz.

Shaz in Oz. said...

Dear Ikki! love this card and have taken up your own mantra which often is on your blog of less is more...
If you have the time there is something waiting for you over at my blog, love Shaz in oz.

Paula Gale said...

Eileen - I adore this stamp - its gorgeous...

When I first started to read the bit about you using grand nesti squares - I thought - has she gone and bought a grande calibur!!!?? LOL

Glad you said the first ones fit throught the bug. hmmm. makes it interesting. They are quite expensive though aren;t they.

Anyway, brill challenge card.

love Paula x x x

Julie said...

This is stunning Ikki,so very classy! Thought you'd like to check out my late post yesterday cuttlebug card,would like to know what you think. Have a good day,Julie x

Lynne K said...

Beautiful card! I love that butterfly tree, and it really doesn't need anything more to show it off, does it? This clean and simple look is perfect.