Tuesday 3 April 2012

Yay…Spring is here! And so am I….

So it’s been a while since I was in blog land.  I’ve missed it…I really have!! But what can you do….life happens!  Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes it’s a little more hectic!  One thing is for sure time carries on and I can’t believe spring is here already!

Luckily one of my favourite challenges is still going strong and has helped me get back in to things.  Less is More has a fab lucky dip challenge this week  and they have beautiful picture to inspire us.  Lovely spring colours to use and a good opportunity for me to play with my ink dusters!

Less is Moore

I had the good fortune to meet Deby from Inkylicious at the NEC the other week and she let me have a go at this technique.  I’ll admit it….I’ve had ink dusters since seeing Deby demo at the Dome in Doncaster a couple of years ago, but have only just realised how effective this technique is.  And so much easier than brayering.  Stampin’ Up inks are perfect!  I’ve used Pear Pizazz, Old Olive, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo…in fact, if it was green or pink, I probably used it!  A bit of masking, and the beautiful Pocket Silhouttes and without too much effort, a beautiful card.  I’ve finished it off with a bit of liquid pearls and glitter and a beautiful sentiment (from Inkylicious too!).

I’m also entering this in:

Make it Monday {Linky Party}
Simon Says {Anything Goes}
Great Impressions {Lots of flowers}

So hope you like it!  Thank for sticking with me over the last couple of months!  Hope you come back soon.



  1. Hello Linda, glad your back! and this card is beautifully done too, keep em coming, love Nelly :))) x

  2. Gorgeous! Thank you so much for linking up with MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM...the more comments left, the greater your chance of winning the second prize! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  3. Precious, I haven´t words. I love.

  4. Hi Linda, lovely to visit you again :0)
    Your inking is certainly amazing...this little scene is just beautiful...I could almost step into it :0)
    Think I need to check these duster brushes out on you tube!!
    Jenny x

    1. They're brill, Jenny and really easy! Much easier than the brayer and the same effect! Definitely give it a go :-)

      Thanks for your comments

  5. WOW, this is a gorgeous card. Love the soft look. great work.

  6. The ink duster effects are amazing :)

  7. Great use of ink dusters, FAB card
    ive yet to try them, but, I knwo Chrissie loves hers...and it shows!

    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  8. This is fantastic Linda. Saw it on MIM

  9. Awww, pretty! Hmmm, I like the stamps you've used at the bottom of the card...

  10. What a pretty card! I love the wonderful scene you created!

    I would like to invite you to enter your card in the new challenge at Great Impressions. The theme for April is Flowers.

    Here's the link if you would like to check it out:

  11. Hi

    Really beautiful card. Such a lovely scene.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  12. What a lovely sentiment...so true! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions Stamps!


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