Sunday, 11 September 2011

Seeing Double

It's a "one layer" week over at the Less is More Challenge with the added requirement of

So on your entry this week, we'd like to see TWO of something.

so I've gone for two of everything ...

Background circle stamp is Hero Arts with Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Foliage is Papermania Oriental Treasure with Versafine Olympia Green & Diamond Stickles
Butterfly is Hero Arts Antique Engravings with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink

I realise the whole thing should have been positioned slightly higher so that it left a bit of blank space at the bottom but maybe I can just about get away with it! Or maybe I should just trim the top off?

You can skip this next bit but it was my birthday yesterday and I just wanted to share the fabulous handmade cards I received from family and friends - thank you all so much ...


Decorated by my daughter Emily

Have a great week everyone and thanks for visiting.
Suze xx


Chrissie said...

If ever I get a card that for whatever reason the positioning is not quite as I had envisaged, I sometimes do a little creative cropping, so that the images sit more comfortable on the card.
Things which are positioned quite close to an edge often look better either further into the centre of the card or off the edge completely.
Looking at this one, my instinct would be to crop it vertically through the centre of the right hand circle... you'd lose one of the butterflies, but the greenery that was left would suggest a repetition...
What think you?
These were just my musings you understand.
The card is lovely!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sue said...

Hi Suze, happy birthday for yesterday. You received some lovely cards and your daughter made a beautiful job of decorating your cake. It looks delicious.

I love your card, I would not have noticed your positioning unless you pointed it out. Sue.x

Anonymous said...

Love the card Suze, butterflies are always a favourite with me. Happy Birthday for yesterday, hope you had a great day. Dianne.

Anonymous said...

Hi Suze. Happy birthday for yesterday. Hope you had a great day. Emily is so talented. The cake and card look beautiful. Lovely card you have made. I would never have noticed the positioning if you hadn't have said. It looks pretty fab.
Sending birthday hugs.
Regards Florence x

Carol said...

Great card Suze, happy birthday for yesterday. Carol x

cheryl said...

oh happy birthday for ,yesterday hun hope you had a wonderful day as for your card hun think its just gorgeous love butterflies hugs cherylxxx

Anne said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday, looks like we are both the same number of years young! I like the duo of everything, wonder what it would look like if they had been "off the page"? Beautiful card, love that butterfly

Michelle Short said...

First of all Happy belated Birthday, I hope you had a great day. I love your card. I really like the colours and the images xx

Rosemary said...

lovely card, suze... sounds like you had a lovely birthday celebration!

Ang C said...

Beautiful cards - a belated birthday wish from me too!

Canonbury creations said...

Lovely card Suze, great stamping! Happy Birthday for yesterday and my, what a creative family you all are!
Val x

Valerie-Jael said...

First of all, a belated happy birthday to you! Hope you have a happy and healthy time ahead of you. Your cake looks reat, and the double double card is lovely! Hugs, Valerie

Maureen said...

Lovely card, well done. You can view my card here and here .
PS Happy Birthday

Beryl K said...

Some lovely work here Suze, love your CAS one
Beryl x

Von said...

A fab card Suze :) and happy birthday for yesterday :0)
Hugs Von x

Linby said...

Love the card. Belated HB for yesterday. You have some talented friends all your cards are awesome, great cake by your daughter too.

laurie said...

Your seeing double card is awesome! Love the butterflies!

Pauline said...

A gorgeous card, beautifully stamped. Wow, your cards are gorgeous, Happy Birthday!

Aileen said...

Tried commenting last night but silly internet crashed!

Lovely card Suze, I like your double doubles and wouldn't of thought anything of the positioning, I thought it looked great.

What a lovely array of cards, you know such a bunch of talented people!!

The cake looks yum too, well done to Emily. x

Anonymous said...

Suze you are so versatile, you seem to put your hand to anything, i love your cards they are so pretty. beautiful work my friend
hugs June xxxxxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Happy birthday Suze and what a beautifully decorated cake and a wonderful pile of cards you received! Love the seeing double card! Vx

Wishcraft said...

Great card, the stamps and colours are lovely. You got some gorgeous birthday cards too, hope you had a fab birthday :o) Lisa x

Mandi said...

Lovely card
I think Id actually put part of the stamping on the top right, in line with the bottom, as if the design is part of a bigger picture. It will mean stamping off the page, and no butterfly.
It looks good as it is, however, you just didn't sound overly pleased
Good to see you
Thank you
"Less is More"

massofhair said...

Belated Happy Birthday, your cards are lovely. Really love your LIM card your colours and placement are great:-)

G Peplow said...

Pretty card Suze, love the idea of double stamping the whole images, great idea:0) Happy Birthday for Saturday, I hope you had a wonderful day:0) Lucky you! some gorgeous hand made cards and a brill cake from your daughter, YAY Gay xxx

Jane said...

Hope you had a great birthday, lovely card, great images.

fatmonica said...

I love the image on this card.Hope you had a great day on your birthday.