Anything Goes!

Hello Everyone
It is time for a new challenge over at the Crafty Individuals Blog. I was handed the task of selecting the theme for this month.
At this time of year with so many people finding themselves with little or no time to create whether due to holidays or focusing on their children during the school holidays or settling back into life after the summer months, I opted for a very open and easy theme, some might say boring (!) … Anything Goes.
When I received CI-443 my first thought was this stamp would be excellent for notecards, so for my challenge sample, that is exactly what I have to share with you.

2 Crafty Individuals stamps + 2 Gelli Prints + 1 mop up = 6 notecards!

Nothing fancy, as you will see, with only a paper flower here and there.  I didn’t want the cards to be overly embellished because they are after all, simply notecards.
The bundle tied up with organza ribbon.  Admittedly it would have been fancier if I had tucked them inside an altered box, however time was seriously against me as it has been a struggle to create these past weeks so  to ensure I had this completed on time for 1st September, I decided to keep it simple!oneCI-443 is a large stamp, a seriously large stamp.   For the two notecards below, I stamped onto one Gelli Print, tore away a  thin strip onto which I stamped the sentiments and then tore the reminder of the panel into two and adhered to watercolour paper.  I have a fondness (actually, a weakness!) for cold pressed/NOT.twoThe process repeated with a different Gelli Print.
threeA wee touch of variation, not a Gelli Print but a mop up sheet.
fourIf you would like to join the September Challenge then you are more than welcome. There are very few rules to adhere to other than the requirement of your artwork containing at least one Crafty Individuals product. Visit Jean’s Crafty Individuals blog for full details of the challenge along with prizes and to learn how you can receive a discount on all Crafty Individuals products via their on-line store, throughout the month of September.  As the saying goes “You have to be in it, to win it!”
Have Fun!
Lynne x

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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Meggymay
    Sep 01, 2015 @ 22:24:44

    Beautiful sets of cards Lynne, super background shades.
    Yvonne xx

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  2. hettiecraft
    Sep 01, 2015 @ 22:56:13

    Gorgeous cards Lynne. Love the backgrounds you have created and the colours are wonderful.
    xx

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  3. michele s
    Sep 02, 2015 @ 06:08:26

    your notecards are simple, beautiful, brilliant! xo

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  4. Annie G
    Sep 02, 2015 @ 08:23:58

    Gorgeous cards Lynne with stunning stamped images. simple and effective.

    Sending my best wishes
    Annie x

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  5. Hazel H
    Sep 02, 2015 @ 09:38:33

    A beautiful set of cards Lynne.
    xxx Hazel.

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  6. craftytrog
    Sep 02, 2015 @ 16:42:08

    Such a lovely set of notecards Lynne! xxx

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  7. Paper Profusion
    Sep 04, 2015 @ 16:19:07

    These look gorgeous Lynne. Nicola x

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  8. Julie Lee
    Sep 04, 2015 @ 22:20:21

    What beautiful cards Lynne. You always do ‘understated’ to absolute perfection. I love the purity of your work. You allow the textures of beautiful papers; the effects of the chosen stamp sets and excellent composition to shine. xx

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  9. butterfly
    Sep 04, 2015 @ 23:11:40

    Very elegant – and so lovely how easily you can ring the changes with the change of colour tone to give a very different feeling.
    Alison xx

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  10. Dorthe
    Sep 05, 2015 @ 08:38:39

    They are so very lovely, my dear Lynne,,Such lovely colourtones, and the stamp is beautiful, used on / with your gelli plate, …and just how much can a tiny added flower do, to make your creations look special and gorgeous together with the words stamps!! Julie says it so much better than I can, ….they shine !!
    Weekend greetings to you with hopes for you to feel better, dear friend.
    Dorthe, xx

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  11. Shari T.
    Sep 06, 2015 @ 17:17:56

    Fabulous set of note cards, Lynne!! These are simple and pretty and sophisticated, just like You!! Not that I’m saying you’re simple by any means!! 🙂 🙂 I love the ribbon you’ve tied this collection with–these don’t need a fancy shmancy box 🙂 And look at you go, picking the challenge theme for the month at Crafty Individuals!! Happy September to you, Lynne!! XOXO-Shari

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  12. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Sep 11, 2015 @ 17:47:16

    Such pretty cards Lynne!!!
    oxo

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  13. coco
    Sep 22, 2015 @ 17:29:38

    I don’t see my comment on this set of delicate hand-made books Lynne…
    Just wanted to tell you that I love, love, love them and the idea, simple but so beautiful!! Big hugs, Coco xx

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