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Friday, 25 July 2014

Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge

Oh Boy its all go for me lately.  I have just got back from the Clarity Stamp Retreat up at Crowborough in Kent, I mean literally today.  I went to bed at around 1am and got in my Taxi for the Airport  at 5.10am.  I had half made my challenge card for the Fussy and Fancy Challenge which was renewed today but had to finish it off this afternoon.

So here I am now just writing my Blog to go with my card.  I have already fallen to sleep twice at my Computer so I am going to make it really short and sweet today. 

The theme for the Challenge is "All About the Words".  Well as a Clarity Stamp DT member I definitely have lots of lovely word stamps.  There is such a wide range of verses and sayings and Arty Words sold by Clarity Stamp I was spoilt for choice.  Our F&F Challenge is sponsored by Marianne Designs using their Dies.  Well I do love the Marianne Dies and have a little favourite  one LR0116  which I usually use sparingly to just add the odd finishing touch here and there.

For this card I used one of my recent favourite Gelli Plate Prints and a new stamp from Clarity Stamp which I absolutely love and it has been top of my list for a couple of weeks so I picked it up at the Clarity Retreat and this is the first time I have put it to use.  The saying on it is perfect for this Challenge I think.

 So once I prepared the Gelli Print I  did a bit of accessory stamping around the edges again with Clarity Stamps and a little bit of doodling. 
So this is the card without the Marianne Die LR0116
Then with a separate Gelli Print I cut out the little swirly Marianne die to add to the top right corner of the centrepiece.   These dies do look good when cut from Grungy Gelli Prints.
And this is the Card WITH the Die LR0116
It just adds a nice finishing touch to it don't you think?

It will be lovely to see a lot of you entering our Fussy and Fancy Challenge this week especially as it is being hosted by the lovely Annie.  You can visit the Blog from the link just above here to see all the lovely work from the rest of the DT and enter the Challenge. So I look forward to seeing all the lovely designs you send in.

Right I think I am off for a real kip now before my Daughter gets back from Swimming. 
All good comments are appreciated all bad ones are Deleted Ha ha !!! xxx


  1. Great card for this challenge, Sam and yes you're right .. most of my wordy stamps are Clarity.. Love em. Thanks for rallying the troops for this challenge, hope we have a good turn out. Glad you managed to squeeze a card out, I know how busy you are, but it was worth waiting for.. it's a beauty xxxAnnie

  2. this is super Sam. love your gelli print and the whole composition of this. clever use of clear bit left on card. it all works so well xx

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the Gelli print and the way you used the trees as a border is brilliant! The words are cool and the die cut really does add the finishing touch! xx

  4. Fantastic sentiment! Might have to go and get me this one!

    Hugs, Vannessa

    1. Its is a definitely keeper isn't it Vannessa. xx


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I am proud to be on the Design Team for Claritystamp & for the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog and the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog. I have always had an interest in Arts & Crafts and studied for six years and gained certificates in Arts & Crafts, Interior Design, and Soft Furnishings, I even did a Painter & Decorator course. I was originally taught everything I know by my Mam and I now have a passion/obsession for crafts as I develop my techniques. I archived my Goal and have now worked as a demonstrator too.