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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Less Is More # 6 - OLC Off The Edge

Morning all, how are we today?  Had a lovely lie-in until Mr LardyPaws decided to use me as a trampoline because I am apparently the only one in this house who knows how to serve up his breakfast just as he likes it.  Must be something to do with the way I open the catfood pouch!  If any of you have seen some of the Simon's Cat films (particularly Cat Man Do)you will know just what I mean, lol!

Anyhoo, today, the girls over at LESS IS MORE have a real challenging challenge for us.  It's the One Layer Card week but there is a twist, it carries with it the theme of Off The Edge.  Sneaky.

Now, this made me immediately think of two things, one of which really shows my age - Harry Worth doing his silly moves in the shop window with his arm and leg, and the other is Donkey in the Shrek films "I am a donkey on the edge, don't push me!"  Yeah, I know, but it makes me chuckle every time I see the film.

So here is my card:


I have used this cute little bear stamp called Zoe from FunStamps and painted her with distress inks.  They behaved a bit oddly on this card stock so she's a bit blotchy!  The sentiment is from the Hero Arts clear set called Everyday Sayings.  I used Memento ink to stamp the image and the sentiment.  Have to admit that all that white space freaked me out a little bit!

Edited to add second card (coz I had so much fun with this idea)


Same principal as the first one but used a Forever Friends bear this time, with another Hero Arts sentiment.

Have been working some pretty intensive hours lately so I'm way behind on visiting your blogs, I'm doing my best but sadly there seems to be no respite at the moment.  Hope you will forgive me, and I promise I will get there when I can.

And just before I go, a quick reminder about my CANDY that is running until 31st March - there are two candies on offer, one for UK and one for Overseas, so if you've not got your name down yet, there is still time.

Hugs, Squirrel xx



52 comments:

Victoria said...

lovely card Squirrel, I remember both those things too!

I think the stamp you've used here might have been one of the first stamps I ever bought!

Love
Victoria
x

sharingthepassion said...

Great card! So cute

Ali x

Kathyk said...

Such a cutey - super card

KAthyk

Cathy said...

Fabby card Squirrel, that bear is soo cute.
Lol at Vincent ... Miffy is the same in the mornings!
Hugs
Cathy xx

Debs said...

Fab card Squirrel. I took one look at this challenge and decided no way!! Might take another look at it now though.
Take Care Debs xx

Loli said...

Sweet card squirrel, i love it.
A hug from Palma de mallorca

tilly said...

a Great card, love him just on the edge! lol
Tilly x

Kathleen said...

Fab card. I have that stamp. I need to have a think wether I'll this challenge.

Stamps and Paper said...

Two really lovely card and I love that cute bear.

Anne

Claire x said...

Two great cards hun - love them both. Hugs, Claire x

Delphine said...

Fantastic cards, Squirrel! The idea is brilliant, your images are adorable and your colouring absolutely perfect as usual!
Very little respite for me too at the moment:-(... Off to add your candy to my sidebar, well, better late than never!!! Have a great weekend hun! Lots of hugs Delphine xx

Lisa Jane said...

Ho cute .. i love the little teds
Lisa x

Linda said...

Fantastic Squrrel. I love how they are just popping into the page xxx

Mandi said...

These are both fantastic Squirrel and perfect one layer cards, CASed to perfection!
Thanks so much
I remember Harry Worth doing that thing with his arm n leg too hehe
mandi
"Less is More"

Linby said...

Lovely cards and beautifully coloured. I think the second one works the best - great idea.
Linbyx

Lynne said...

2 fabulous cards. Really clever way to use the challenge.
Lynne xxx

Jo said...

These are super cards Squirrel, love the images you've used. Jo x

Laura said...

Great cards!

I love the Simon's Cat videos, my cat is just like that too!

Chrissie said...

Both cards are absolutely fab Squirrel... I love them both, they work really well!
Thanks a lot and see you next time!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

nicky said...

Both are lovely cards , hope to get mine done tomrrow .
Nicky

Kitty Kats Krafts said...

These are both fab cards, well done to you!

Sam x

Chrissy said...

OOOO Im still laughing at that cat video. It is sooo true. Mine thank goodness never picked up the baseball bat, but she used to do all the other stuff.lol.I would crawl out of bed flick food in her dish, she would sniff it then go outside..witch...but she's gone now and I miss the wake up call..sometimes.Great cards Hun, and thanks for makimg me laugh so early in the morn.
Luv CHRISSYxx lol..lol..lol..

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Two great cards, well done.
Maureen........x

Caroline Hallett said...

two lovely cards, but I think by a whisker the second one is my favourite

Vicky said...

WOW....these cards are stunning sweetie I love the images they are soooo cute. Perfect cards hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Lizy said...

I reely like these cards...I didn't think character stamps would work on this challenge, but you have proved they do!

Lizy x

Robyn said...

Love them squirrel! ..and thanks for the link to the funny videos!

Susan said...

I tried and tried to use a character stamp...but I just couldn't get it to work...you did it beautifully!

Rufus said...

Loved the video link! I used to have 2 just like that! (complete with the mice spit out around the room, but that's another story). You rocked this challenge, esp with the second card!!!! Hope things lighten up a bit at work for ya. Just hang in there. Give Mr LardyPaws an ear scratch for me,
R/

Vicki Dutcher said...

Totally adorable! Love the inside almost more than the out! Too cute!

Jackie said...

Fantastic pair of cards, and I well remember the Harry Worth window thing too :o)
Jackie xx

Meggymay said...

Great cards, love that cute bear.

Zippy said...

I love both these cards, can't decide which is my favourite! Well done love, fab cards! xxxx

Tasha said...

Oh my what a beautiful CAS card, gorgeous
love tasha xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

WOW - I love both cards, but 2nd one (if I HAD to pick) is my fave!m Great job on both.
Hugs, Sandra

coops said...

these are fantastic squirrel.love the images and the white space really draws your eye to the image, very clever :D

xx coops xx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card hun, I love the simplicity of it all!
I hope his lordship is behaving today and didn't get you up so early!
Sarah xx :0)

Maria Therese said...

Love your CAS cards sweetie!!

massofhair said...

Hi Zoe!!! What a cute bear... Fab second card too, i take it you like bears lol, me too:-)

Faith A said...

What a great idea for both, love them, especially the second one.

Suzi B said...

Fab cards... I don't do cute that often but I love these

Fluffles said...

Well, I loved the first card... then I saw the 2nd! Both lovely but I think you the 2nd one is outstanding! Jx

Michelle said...

both cards are gorgeous xx

Sasha said...

Love both cards. Your colouring is fab!

Tricia :O) said...

Gorgeous projects!!! Teddy is sooooo cute :O)

Debgem said...

I love the way you have the teddies peeking around the edge of the cards! I think my favourite is the champagne one!

Aileen said...

Like both your cards. The teddies work really well off the edge. x

Cazro said...

Both crds are so cute, good colouring. Caz

Vicky said...

Love both these cards Squirrel, especially the champagne one, I am such a fan of FF's....
I have the same prob you were talking about, I have only really just started making CAS cards and it's so hard to colour direct to to card...

Love both takes on the theme
x
Vicky

Suze Bain said...

I just love these cards. Really like the first one but when I scrolled down, loved the second one even better. Made me smile.

Gina said...

Really cute card I love them both. That teddy on the first card is just so humerous. made me smile.
gina x

Aussie Loz said...

I LOVE THEM Squirrel!! What a fab idea!! I may just have to case that 2nd FF one!! Love him ♥

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