Sunday, 31 July 2011

Ooh, I could crush a grape!

This week over at  Less is More the challenge is ...

FEELING FRUITY
We would like to see fruit on your cards or fruit colours...easy peasy 'lemon' squeezy!

Well, I nearly threw in the towel - I don't have any fruity stamps or fruity coloured inks - but us Limettes don't give up that easily, a bit of thinking outside the box and this is what I came up with ...



Grapes are made from white cardstock which I inked up with Victorian Velvet and Dusty Concord Distress Inks and punched out in 1" circles. Also added a touch of glossy accents to each one as a highlight.

Wasn't sure whether to add the sentiment as the largest "get well soon" I have isn't that big, but I stamped it onto a spare piece of cardstock, then cut it out with a nestie, which gives it a bit more appearance. It's only lightly tacked on though, so I can easily remove it??

So thanks Chrissie & Mandi for "really" challenging us again this week!

Have  a good week everyone.
Suze xx

53 comments:

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Oh this is brilliant "thinking outside the box" Suze!! What a fab. idea - I love it! This week's LIM challenge has really got me thinking too - I will probably still be thinking in a week's time!!
Have a happy day - hugs, Sylvia xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Great thinking outside the box here, love your take on this challenge Sue, LOL Gay xxx

Kathyk said...

A really clever idea and beautifully done too

Kathyk

Rosemary said...

absolutely brilliant card, suze!!! love it!!

Zoechaos said...

Smashing, your grapes are brilliant XOXO Zoe

Jenni's Jems said...

Once more a fantastic card but you know me I prefer them crushed and in a bottle... hee he, love the embossed leaves just finishes it off.And I would leave the sentiment on.x

craftattack said...

Great idea there to make your own grapes! Looks lovely, too! Hugs, Valerie

weewiccababe said...

fab idea Suze, good for you
Debz
x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Suze
Well done on not throwing the towel in because this is quite wonderful.
Wishes
Lynne

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Now this is clever!!! Love it

Ali x

Sarah said...

Well done on being so inventive! Great card!

Maja said...

Guess we both had the same problem at the begining ;) Great card!

Marlena M. said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! ;)

Chrissie said...

This is really clever... several people have had to be inventive this week... shows the stuff LIMettes are made of alright.
Super card Suze!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Beryl K said...

Very clever idea, brilliant
Beryl x

Aileen said...

Well done Suze, I'm still doing my thinking outside the box! Hee Hee. This is fab, super bunch of grapes. x

Susan said...

Suze...this is awesome! Your "outside" the box turned out just fab...I'm sure I wouldn't have thought to do this! My Card is here

Dana said...

Fantastic card. Great job thinking outside the box. Something that I'm not very good at. :)

Linby said...

Well done for thinking of this - you made a great card.
Linbyx

Vicky Hayes said...

Very resourceful Suze - I love your grapes!

Anne said...

It was a challenge this week, wasn't it! This is a great idea though and your grapes look delicious
Anne
x

Maureen said...

Gorgeous card, well done.
Maureen....x

lililindsay said...

How inventive of you. Obviously you're not one to be outdone! I'm still thinking.....????

Mandi said...

Brilliant card Suze, fabulous grapes
So inventive!
Thanks so much, have a good week
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Dolly Daydreams said...

Clever you , very inspirational piece am very impressed you always seem to do so well under pressure way to go !

Marie

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Wahoo . . . you nailed the challenge hon . . . Great thinking outside the box. Well done.

Thanks for visiting me too.

Hugs, Sandra

Suzi B said...

Fabulous bunch of grapes... clever you :))
Sue x

Bonnie said...

Your thinking cap works perfectly! What a great idea and a perfect bunch of grapes! I'd leave the sentiment. Unless you have another occasion you need a card for.

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card!! Fabulous idea.

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Suze. What a super card. Great work.
Regards Florence x

Netty said...

I take my hat off to you Suze about creating your fruit. I gave up.......such a whimp....lol x

Ang C said...

WOW!!! Suze - this is a fantastic idea - love it

Sasha said...

Brilliant idea! Your grapes look fab!!

Jenny said...

Great idea Suze, love the embossing on easch grape too. Your post title made me laugh...I remember crackerjack :)
Jenny x

Erica said...

I would never ever have thought to do this, even if a gun were held to my head! I'm sooo glad you didn't give up and thought outside of the box...or should I say in the circle.
Thanks for commmenting on my humble card.

Liz, said...

Inspired idea,

Liz x

Sue said...

Ah Suze, what a great idea, I would never have thought of that in a million years. Well done. Sue.x

hazel said...

A great idea for the grapes - I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Craftilicious said...

What a brilliant idea! I was going to give up to but lucked out on a mag with freebie chipboard cherries! Yours is MUCH more creative - nice work :-D

Brenda Brown said...

Brilliant idea and it worked so well. A great card Suze.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

MonicaB said...

So glad you didn't give up, your card is wonderful!

fatmonica said...

Love it,it's fab!

Sharon said...

What a great take on this weeks challenge!! Great card.
hugs
Sharon x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Terrific card - so creative. Those LIM ladies do like to test us, don't they?
Caroline xxx

Diane J said...

Great card x

Jehkotar said...

interesting teknic, lovely card!

Jehko xxx

Charlene said...

Super creative!!

Faith A said...

Oh! Suze you are clever, this is fantastic.

I am a bit short on time, and had a quick look at the projects I've missed this week, you have been busy :) so creative with all of them, just beautiful

Sally said...

Oh what a clever idea! A perfect card for the challenge.
Sally x

Von said...

Oh well done you for not giveing up a smashing card :)
Von x

Lisa A. said...

How creative...love your bunch of grapes...wow...very cool how you made them!! Very nice:)!!

Andrea said...

Love the creativity!

Caroljenks said...

What a fab LiM card. Great image for a 'Get Well' card too - perfect!

Carol x