Monday, 1 August 2011

Jackpot!

It's Week 26 at Less is More and because there were five Saturdays in July we have a "lucky dip" challenge this week - Feeling Fruity.

I had some die cut squares out on my desk (because I'd been cutting apertures for a project rather than cutting the squares themselves) and I thought they'd make a good basis for a "fruit machine" card teamed up with some cherries and a simple sentiment. Does this kind of fruit machine exist anymore? I remember there being one in our local chippie when I was a kid!

I put the squares back in to the die and ran a fine line marker around the inside, stamped and coloured the cherries and then stuck them to the card with foam pads over a strip of black card as the "winning line" to anchor them.

Stamps:
Kitchen Classics (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets) plus sentiment from a HOTP set.

Paper: smooth white, black

Ink: Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Other: Copic markers, Nestabilities by Spellbinder, Crop-a-Dile


If you like to play with chipboard and masks in your papercrafting, why not check out the new Tando Creative Challenge - you have a month to play, there's no requirement to use Tando products on yor entry this month and there's a prize up for grabs so it's well worth a look! You can find the details of the theme and the prize here.

Thanks for stopping by!

34 comments:

Kathyk said...

Three cherries in a row ..... what do you win?

Fab card

KAthy

Janice said...

Cherries are such a pretty fruit. I've been scoffing them like sweets just now when they are in season. Love your clean card and the fruit machine idea is a fun one.

Sarah said...

This is a delicious looking card! Love the cherries and the way you have placed them.

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

This card certainly hits the jackpot.

Kaz said...

Love this Joanne, it's so crisp and clean xx

Suze Bain said...

What a super idea (don't think you still get the old fashioned one arm bandits!?), Great colouring and beautifully CAS. xx

Chrissie said...

Looks like you have a winning line on your fruit machine!
Fabulous card, those cherries look great.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

kingstonmama said...

Love it. Your cherries are great.

Rachelxx said...

Love it! My era too :-)

Sasha said...

Such a lovely card idea! Perfectly stamped and coloured!

Zoechaos said...

great idea and use of those squares. XOXO Zoe

Ang C said...

A super card - the cherries look good enough to eat

Margaret said...

Lovely !!
Margaret x

Carol said...

Brilliant idea, definitely a winner. We still have these machines in the local arcade at Eyemouth - they use 2p's and I think you'd win 10p for three cherries lol Carol x

Linda said...

Such a brilliant idea! Love the card and the colouring is so bright and cheery. A definite winner, LOL!
Linda
X

Beryl K said...

What a brilliant idea, fab card
Beryl x

Jenny said...

What a brilliant card, exactly like a fruit machine although only the choosen few have seen these line of cherries :)
Brilliant card, just love the CAS design
Jenny x

Dana said...

Great card. I just love cherries! And yes, we still have those machines in the USA.

Mandi said...

I remember 2 cherrie was the lowest 'win' But you card is stunning, a real winner
Thank you so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Great idea, love your winning row!
Anne
x

Paula said...

wonderful CAS card

tracy said...

clever! love it :)

Aileen said...

Love the idea of the fruit machine and your cherries look great. x

Caroline said...

Lovely card Joanne, love the cherries. Love them to look at and to eat!

Hazel said...

What a fab idea to do the three cherries of the fruit machine - love it x

Anonymous said...

Talk about a clever mind!!!!!! Wow do I wish I had a shred of your creativity in my own head.

Love this card!
Bahb

Debgem said...

We have a winner!! Love thise cherries - they look fab!

Lisa A. said...

This is sweet and beautiful:)!! LOVE your cherries...your coloring is wonderful...very nice:)!!

fatmonica said...

Love those cherries-great card!

Jehkotar said...

I love those full colors and style!

Jehko xxx

Karen Aicken said...

Such a fun card. Love your take on the LIM challenge - TFS!!
Cheers, Karen
alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Sue said...

Oh I love cherries and those look so delicious. Such a novel idea for a card as well.
Sue x

Susan said...

Love these cherries! Can't say I've seen this come up when I've played the games...but there's always hope! LOL!

Nancy said...

Definitely a winner, Joanne!! Cherries are always cheery, too :)