Sunday, 9 October 2011

Eye-let you into a little secret....

I've gone right off one layer cards!!!! This week at Less is More the challenge is Hearts (fabulous!!) unfortunately it is also one layer week (not so fabulous!).   I started off thinking I would stamp some simple hearts onto a card with a sentiment, easy I hear you say. Errmm no! I inked up a lot of heart stamps but nothing looked right, and cleaning up bright red ink was no fun I can tell you. I now have several red tinged clear stamps in my collection. So yesterday I sulked and decided I wouldn't join in with the challenge this week, and then early this morning I decided I wouldn't be beaten. 



I have been desperately trying to use up old stash and came up with the idea of using eyelets for my heart.  I have thousands of them but rarely use them so I got my silent setter out and started punching holes in my card. It took a while to set all the eyelets but I am pleased with the finished result. I added a scrap of gingham ribbon and a tiny key charm to finish off with. The sentiment is from a Waltzingmouse stamp set -'Sweethearts'.


Don't forget to join in with this month's Anything Goes Challenge at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop blog, you could win a ribbon pack in a colour of your choice.  We's love to see you enter.

Thanks for visiting
Sarah x

27 comments:

  1. This is perfectly gorgeous, I love your eyelets and the little gingham bow with the key charm! It really is lovely.

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  2. Stunning - very ingenious

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  3. love it! stunning idea ... FANTASTIC

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  4. Hola Sarah, i'm so glad to see you :D.
    Brilliant idea!!!Sarah, i love the concept of your card and eyelet technique it's great, well done.
    A hug from Palma

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  5. Nice card. I really like it.
    Debby

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  6. Very pretty - great idea using the eyelets.

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  7. So glad you persevered with your card as this is stunning, what a fantastic idea. I shudder when Mandi and Chrissie say 'one layer' and I had to give up with the heart stamps but oh boy what an amazing creation you came up with :)

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  8. Well this is stunning, must have been worth the sulk lol! I'm not a "hearts" person and found it hard to think of one layer ideas but this is just inspired, absolutely gorgeous
    Anne
    x

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  9. Very clever and very effective! Vx

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  10. This is great, I love it. xx Jan

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  11. I'm so glad you didn't give up this time... this looks fabulous... just shows what determination can do!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  12. So CLEVER and absolutely gorgeous card!!

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  13. What a great use of eyelets and definitely eye-catching too. Love the sentiment :)
    Jenny x

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  14. Well done on having the patience to set all those eyelets -I never seem to use mine either! I love the little key - great card.
    Linbyx

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  15. Wow, this is amazing, clever idea
    Beryl x

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  16. What a brilliant idea - so glad you didn't give up in disgust!!! lol It's such a pretty and unusual card and the sentiment with the key just finish it off beautifully.

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  17. Absolutely brilliant idea Sarah, love it - glad you didn't give up. Carol x

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  18. Wow Sarah .. .. this is absolutely amazing and so beautiful!!

    I love this very much!!!

    Love Jules xx

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  19. Lovely card, well done. You can view my card here Maureen........x

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  20. Hi Sarah

    Wow this card is so stunning love what you've done with the eyelets - great way of using up old stash. Thanks for your comment on my blog!

    Will try and join in your challenge blog too!

    Take care

    Tina

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  21. What a fabulous heart, Sarah
    Gret work
    Love the ltitle key
    Thank you
    Mandi LIM

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  22. Oh this is so lovely,love it , and wow you must have amazing patience! x

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  23. Very clever and it looks fabulous :o) I never think to use eyelets... I really should go through my old stash and get some of it used! Lisa x

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  24. Perfect solution. I admire your spirit, the results are over the top!

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  25. Oh my goodness, this is fantastic!! xx

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  26. A fabulous card Sarah, and so original. Love the gingham bow.

    irene
    xxxx

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