Tuesday 17 March 2015

One-layer Simplicity Challenge # 14

For some reason, I seem to be making all one-layer cards at the moment. Ever since I saw the theme for the One-layer Simplicity Challenge, I've been experimenting with all sorts of stamps and designs.

I have actually done this card about five times, as I kept changing my mind about the colours and word placement. I wanted to stay completely true to the 'words only' theme, so didn't add any embellishments or background colours etc. Was a really hard card to make and be happy with but finally I feel good about it.

The basic idea for the card was to start with the word 'you' and add as many words that could be used in front of that word to describe something about that person. For example, I adore 'you', always 'you' etc. A nice, happy and positive card! The 'you' was stamped in red ink and the other words in pale and dark pink. I did add lots of Wink of Stella to the 'you' but a little hard to see in the photo.

The 'you' stamp is from Winnie and Walter 'The Big, the Bold and You'. The other words are from Altenew, Fiskars, Neat and Tangled, Winnie and Walter and Simon Says Stamp.

Its time for bed I think. Just been scribbling lots of design ideas all over my trusty notepad. Its the only way I can remember any of them. 

Speaking of memory lapses etc, when I checked my Facebook page this morning, I found out that an elderly local woman had been missing since 9.30am yesterday. She had been spotted, with her walking stick, walking miles out of the town, in the middle of nowhere yesterday afternoon. I thought about her all day long, hoping she wasn't laying hurt somewhere, wondering where she was. And finally I heard that she had been found this afternoon, safe and sound. Her family must have been beside themselves. I was upset and I had never even met this woman. Amazing how someone's life can touch your own so quickly.

Take care



  1. Very cool - looks great with all those different fonts! I have been procrastinating about this challenge - I really should play....I love one layer cards but words only.....

  2. Great job, Shona. Love the different colors and fonts. I've been thinking about this one, too. Incredible how so many words can come out of my mouth all the time, but - on paper?

  3. I really like what you've done here. What a gorgeous card to give someone special. Heartfelt and authentic. Perfect! Glad to hear that the elderly lady was found safe and sound. You can just imagine that being someone's mum. So happy about the outcome. Xx

  4. My feelings? read your own fabulous card!!! Darling, Shona... so happy your story had a very happy ending...
    =] Michele

  5. How wonderful to read about how you card came to be, and so sweet that you translated 'thoughts' into action with this lovely, uplifting translation! I agree with Michele: you and your card = awesome! Glad to hear the lost woman was safely returned to her family; we need more stories with happy endings!

  6. Fabulous...love your wonderful card. So many ideas are swirling around in my head. Just love it and can't wait to make one too. Thank you so much for the amazing inspiration.

  7. Brilliant, Shona ... this is fabulous ... crisp and fresh ... and with a real sense of happy ... like the end of your good to hear about story! Anita :)

  8. What a great card, thanks for sharing.