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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, 4 April 2011

Less is More and St Lukes Hospice Challenge

Another interesting challenge from LIM - A touch of RED......

The embossed lines were done with my Eazi Score board.

The dies are Nesties - I have both the large and small sets and although it lovely to have lots of shaped dies, it is so useful to have a full set of basic shapes for matting and layering.  I know you can make faux mats and if you need info on this check out the link on my sidebar called "mock layering" and also this link.

The stamp is from a set called Meadow Breeze by Inkylicious - since our hostesses at LIM also purchased these stamps you will no doubt be seeing more of them. I have discovered that instead of the ink, blot, plot to get the shadow I can stamp with a special formula clear black ink pad from Stampology and although it's black it stamps grey.   I rather pleased about this because I have two of these pads which I bought in America about 8 years ago thinking they were black and cheap and would be a good buy and have never used.  Wonder what else I have stashed away????

I'm doubling up this entry and sending my card to the
Charity Card Monthly Challenge for St.Lukes Hospice.  "Say it with flowers" is the theme and I'm pleased to be able to support such a worthy cause.

ikki

PS:
I forgot to add the sentiment stamp is from Hobby Art No.GR1831BB

29 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Ikki what a beatiful card, just love the image and and your sentiment, the touch of red just finishes off your card beaufully and so perfect for our challenge over at St Lukes...thank you for joining us and we hope to see you again next month.

Anne

Suzi B said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!
Sue x

PepPop said...

Beautiful card - I love the simplicity of it. Jaqui x

Chrissie said...

This is fabulous my friend..I love the shadow effect and I would love to know what make that fabby sentiment is!
I'm so glad I bought this set too. You've made a card of understated elegance.
Beautiful!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Rita said...

Ikki, what a Stunning card, I just love the shadow effect too. Really nice stamp. Hugs Rita xxx

Craftilicious said...

What a lovely image - it works so well for touch of red challenge at LIM this week. Thank you so much for doubling up and supporting St Lukes by sending us your card - we really appreicate it. Hope you'll play along again in May.
Thanks again.
Tara x
St Lukes Charity Card Making Challenge

Miranda said...

Beautiful 'less is more'card Ikki! Love the scor-lines and the sentiment is great! Greetz, MIranda

Jan said...

Lovely card Ikki xx Jan

Michelle said...

this is a stunning card love everything about it.

Hugs
Michelle

Mandi said...

Hi Ikki
All I can say is WOW!!
I adore your card, it's wonderful
mandi
"Less is More"

Sandra said...

Beautiful card.

Pooh Bear said...

Wonderful card Ikki I'm a score-a-holic too LOL Fab stamps and technique

Ali x

mustavcoffee said...

Gorgeous, simple and just right:0) xxx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

BEAUTIFUL. Love what you've done with the stamping.
Hugs, Sandra

Debgem said...

Stunning!! Clean, simple and so very elegant!! The combination of challenges works so well. Thanks for playing along with our first challenge at St Luke's Charity Cards - hope you'll play again in May!

Irene said...

What a beautiful card - I love it.
The shadow effect of the flower is stunning.

irene
xxxx

Viv said...

Perfect Ikki, you always make such lovely cards :O) Viv xx

Jo said...

Wow Ikki this card is stunning. I love it. Jo x

Chrysalis said...

Hi Ikki - great card! I love the faded flowers and the unusual sentiment design. Thanks xx

Elaine said...

Great card Ikki, this is so sophisticated and just perfect. Super simple detail added with the embossing and I love that touch of red, really nice! Elaine x

Suze Bain said...

Lovely card Ikki, the stamped panel is gorgeous. x

Aileen said...

This is fabulous - very sophisticated and elegant. x

Julia Dunnit said...

Perfect, great card, love it. And a warning - it'll take ages to go through the stashed away stuff and cause you guilt and reminisences..it'll be fun!!

Jackie said...

What a stunning card, pure class :o)
Jackie xx

Maureen said...

This is a beautiful card!!

Ciara said...

This is such an elegant card Ikki and the touch of red is perfect :-)

Thanks so much for supporting the new St Luke's Charity Card Challenge, xx

Princess4Wiz said...

Just gorgeous, Ikki. I love, love, love it! xxx

Susan said...

Wow, Ikki!!! What an elegant card!! Love that stamp...and how you did part of it in grey!

Jose said...

Fabulous card, I love the shadow effect, You've made elegant card here.
Jose