Thursday, February 16, 2012

All striped Out

I have decided that Mandi and Chrissy from LIM must have shares in the card companies cos their challenges mean that so many of my efforts end up in the bin!
And who thought of stripes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After discovering I don't have anything stripey in a way of stamp. In the end I've used a ruler, dunked it in the inkpad and stamped it but while lifting up I pulled it up so my lines are distressed.
Instead of using distress ink pads I've actually used stamping up inkpad So Saffron and Old Olive with a touch of Soft Suede and I used the foliage set from them too.
The sentiment is Penny Black, seeing has its nice and grungy it would make a decent mans card.

56 comments:

  1. Very innovative Debby and of course I love this with leaves.

    B x

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  2. This is lovely Debby - my bin was overflowing too whilst I tried to do this challenge - and even tho' I posted a 9pathetic) effort, I think that should have joined all it's friends in the dumped paper pile!
    Lovely card.

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  3. Such a pretty and elegant card, love those leaves
    Lindsay xx

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  4. Well to say you where struggling Debby this is just wonderful I just love your idea! Chanelle xxx

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  5. This is thinking out of the box and just brilliant Debby...great card

    Anne

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  6. For me Less is more deffinitely means MORE in the bin! Great card Debby, Jo x

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  7. Wow Debby, this is such an unusual card and the design is so innovative. Well done you! Hugs x

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  8. Lovely card Debby, great idea and fab colours.

    Kath x

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  9. Great idea Debby, I love it. Hugs, Ankie

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  10. This is beautiful:) Sandra H

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  11. A gorgeous very stylish card Debby!! I love that sentiment!! hugs, Marlies

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  12. yes it was a tricky one this week i struggled too. I love how you made your stripes
    Lisa x

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  13. Great card, love your stripes. :)

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  14. I gave up with the LIM challenges because everything I made ended up in the bin! Your card however is great.
    I love the leaf stamps.
    Sarah-Jane xx

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  15. Great idea...Great masculine cards.

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  16. This is gorgeous Debby,love the stamps.xxx

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  17. Great work hun, I think it's a great card. Hugs, Claire x

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  18. Must admit hun, the stripes did my head in (as you can tell from my cr*p card this week) but this is totally fabulous! Brilliant effect with the ruler and the foliage is to die for. Superb. Hugs Sxx

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  19. ingenious way to create lines, know waht you mean about the cards in the bin with thire challenges, just when you think you've made it a smudge appears from nowhere.....lol
    hugs

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  20. it isn't a decent male card.... it is a wondeful male card :)
    I love the stamps you used!
    Huge hugs
    Giò

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  21. Lovely color combination and ingenious striping. Very pretty. xoxo

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  22. What a fabulous card Debby and great idea, came out perfect, great male card..love it.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  23. A PERFECT card with the stripes, and a beautiful sentiment too, love the colours

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  24. I came over for the blog hop but had to make a comment on this card as well... I LOVE IT! I was thinking about entering that challenge as well but couldn't come up with the right thing. Yours turned out wonderful. Stripes were not a bad idea after all... Love the leaves.

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  25. Fab card Debby, great idea to use a ruler, love the grungy effect. :)x

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  26. A gorgeous card!! Hugs, nicole

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  27. What an invention! such a good idea using a ruler Debby! Fabulous card.
    Chrissyxx

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  28. Just gorgeous Debby!
    Hugs Heidy

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  29. A lovely card and what a fab idea with the ruler! x

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  30. What a great, innovative idea! Great masculine card.

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  31. Hi Debby lol you have a point there, maybe they do, fabulous card, luv the leaves,i did have another idea for this challenge but couldnt do it! lol, sue,x

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  32. Lovely card and very creative way to make your stripes - great job!

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  33. Gorgeous work Debby love those leaves! Hugs Rebekah xx

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  34. Great card, love the details and very clever use of the ruler.
    Lyndsey xx

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  35. Gorgeous card Debby
    those subtle stripes looks superb
    Thank you so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  36. Love your card Debby all the details are so fabulous,great use of a ruler too.
    Hugs Linda

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  37. This is gorgeous Debby, love the 'stamped' lines.

    Donna x

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  38. This is really fabulous Debby!! :)

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  39. Lovely card - Great idea to use the ruler. I'm very intrigued at the sound of this challenge so am off to take a look.

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  40. Really beautiful card sweetie love it!!!

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  41. Beautiful card Debby the leaves and that sentiments are truly wonderful.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  42. Hi Debby. Beautiful caard. Love the colours and great idea with the ruler. Donna

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  43. A very beautiful card and so lovely with the leaves. Hugs Sinikka

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  44. Beautiful. Love the falling leaves. Gorgeous stamping going on here.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  45. This week's challenge is a doozie isn't it Debby... but you triumphed!
    I love the French Foliage set of stamps and this card is a stunner... aren't you glad you persevered?
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  46. This is really lovely Debby. Love the way you made the lines.....very innovative.
    Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog....sorry I haven't been around very much lately.
    Have a good day.
    Hugs Sally xxx

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  47. LOVE, love love this card! Beautifully done!!!

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  48. Definite manly card. Great work.

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  49. A fabulous take on the theme Debby, it's gorgeous!
    Helen x

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  50. What a beautiful card...love your sentiment...what artistry:)!!

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  51. Such a beautiful card hun...
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  52. wow you made your own notepaper....love the leafy edge too, clever girl :0)
    Jenny x

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  53. oh so different for you Debby! but it is beautiful!

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