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Saturday, 30 March 2013

1,000th Post!!

Good heavens, can you believe that this is my 1,000th post?  Makes it sound like I talk a lot, lol!!

Are you having a good Saturday?  We have been over to see my parents this afternoon and ending up watching a weasel in the garden.  Amazing little critters. Mum reckons it is Dad's friend as it often appears when he is outside.  Perhaps Dad is a Weasel Whisperer.

Anyhoo, the Less Is More challenge this week is Use Scallops - just goes to show that I have been watching too much MasterChef as my first thought was of shellfish ...... but here are two slightly more conventional uses of scallops for you


This is the second card I made but the one I like the best.  I cut a mask using a scalloped square Nestie, and then randomly inked with Distress Inks around the outside to get the patchwork effect, then simply stamped over with the Stampendous flowers and the Papermania word stamp.


This was the first one I made - used a stamp from the LOTV Babies companion set, painted with Distress Inks, used my classic and scalloped oval Nesties, a strip of Prima paper with a Magnolia border die, and a Hero Arts sentiment.

Hope you are having super weekends - remember, if your Easter Egg is broken it is okay, it just means all the calories have fallen out.  Enjoy!

Hugs, Squirrel xx


29 comments:

Mickymunchkin's little space said...

wow, 1000 posts are quite a lot :) I enjoy reading your texts, so keep posting :)
Maybe I should secretly go to the egg stash and break a couple, so I can eat more? Great idea! :)
Happy Easter to you! Love your second card, great idea with using a mask, but the first card looks lovely too :)
Hugs from Germany,
Mickymunchkin

Loli said...

hola Squirrel, congratulations for yours 1000 posts!!!!
gorgeous cards, i like the colouring of your backgroud, very spring-like,and the second is so sweet, well done.
Hugs from Palma

Doreen said...

Beautiful cards,love the fab images.xxx

Annette said...

Beautiful cards honey, and congrats on your 1000 posts.
Wow, that's a whole lotta posts!
Happy Easter
Annette
xx

kay said...

Fabulous cards and well done on 1,000 posts,off to see how many I have done x

thecraftycavalier said...

Wowzers hun, 1000 posts! That's fabulous :D I love both of todays creations but the first one is my favourite. Beatifully elegant - a bit like the two of us really! Hugs, delusional fairy xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Big congrats on 1000 posts - WOW!
Your cards are gorgeous. I really love the design and colours on your first card and the cute image on your second card.
LOL, I'll remember your advice regarding the broken eggs!
Hope you have a good Easter
Hugs Sue xx

rachel said...

ooo love both of these but the top one has my vote - fab idea xx

Boxofcolours said...

1000 blooming heck!
Great cards my friend.
Hugs
Jane

Lorraine said...

WOW, 1000 post, congratulations Squirrel!
two gorgeous cards, love em both.
Have a good weekend and Happy Easter
Lorraine x

Susan said...

Both cards are so lovely...but that second card just steals my heart!

Carol said...

Wow! - a 1000 posts. Many congratulations.
Love both the cards.
Carol x

Chrissy said...

1000 posts...wow!! I have a way to get there..lol..two fabulous cards, love the background in the pastel colours, so pretty, and the cute little rabbit, fabulous colouring..oh! I wish I knew about the calories before I scoffed so many eggs and rabbits...never mind I know next time I indulge...break them first..got it..lol..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous cards Squirrel, love the beautiful rainbow effect on the first. Ooh! I mght have to drop my egg before I eat it. :o) Thanks for the info lol!

Donna x

Mary J said...

So beautiful, Squirrel! I love the inky background and that fabulous frame!

Wow, 1000th posts! I don't know how many I've done, gotta go take a look!

Happy Choccie Bunny day for tomorrow!

Julie said...

Yeeee ha! 1000 posts!!!! Fabaroonie! I just love your cards, and agree over your favourite too,so very clever lady! Love the idea of calorie free Easter eggs but I'm sure Rosemary Conley won't agree when I get weighed next week;) but I just might give it a try! Happy Easter
Buddy xxx

Rufus said...

Oh my, 1,000! Congrats to you, Squirrel! Lovely cards today...like the CASness of the first and the cool background, the painting of the image in the second. Happy Easter to you and the gang
R/

Ardilla said...

WOW! Congrats, dear cousin... 1000 posts is a lot!!!!!!!!
Both cards are beautiful!
Hugs,
Ardilla :)

Chrissie said...

These are great Squirrel, the scallops on the first card are really subtle.
Thanks so much
Happy Easter!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Karen B said...

Two beautiful cards Squirrel but admit the first is my favourite. You made me laugh about the fish comment - when my sister asked me yesterday what the challenge at LIM was she thought exactly the same.........now would they be wrapped in pancetta sitting on top of black pudding??? lol Happy Easter.

Karen x

Jackie said...

Two gorgeous cards but the first one is my favourite. I love the way you have created the scalloped centre and of course I love all the agapanthus stamps. I may have to have a go at this method if you don't mind :o)
Jackie xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Congrats on your 1000th post. I love both of these lovely cards sweetie.

Happy Easter to you and all your family.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Fiona said...

Congrats on 1000 posts Squirrel. Lovely cards but the vibrant first one is my fave. Great masking job too.

coops said...

huge congrats on 1000 posts hun and your cards are gorgeous.i love the fab inked background on your 1st card and the bunny is adorable :D

xx coops xx

Faith A said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post sthat is some achievement.

Love your cards, especially the first one. Only because it's a different style for you.

I doubt if I will reach that target, I can't post anything, still having trouble with an error on Blogger.

Sue said...

Very pretty card, lovely inking and stamping and I like how you used the negative of the diecut.

Jen said...

wow 1000 posts ... great cards squirrel

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen
"Less Is More"

Zippy said...

Congratulations on 1000 post hun! I love these cards, think the first one is my favourite but I love the image on the second! xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Squirrel - what fabulous cards. The masked Nestie is a brilliant idea, and I love the soft colours in the background.
The second card is adorable - love that cute Bunny!

Hope you had a happy Easter - hugs, Sylvia xx

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