Grey, Grey and a splash of Pink

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Grey, Grey and a splash of Pink

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pootles - Grey, Grey and a splash of Pink

Happy Sunday everyone! I don’t know what you’re up to, but I can tell you that I shall be building office furniture and rearranging the office!

Yesterday I decided to take a trip to Ikea for a bookshelf for my office. Well we all know what that means, it means a car full of stuff…. Yes, that was me!

To be fair, I was also shopping for furnishings for my bedroom, but somehow, when you’re at Ikea you find a whole load of stuff that you really need. And I mean need. Need to the point where you’re not sure how you functioned without it…. Okay an exaggeration, but there’s something about that shop that makes me what to rearrange a perfectly functional room!

I plan on doing a quick Periscope sometime this week and later on a video too. So if you’re on Periscope (or even if you’re not yet!) it’s a free App and I’m there as @SamPootles.

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pootles - Grey, Grey and a splash of Pink Side Profile

Anyway, so that’s my Sunday planned, and I decided to share a quick ‘n simple card for you. One in a style I’ve done before, but not with such a stark contrast!

Basic Black dominates with Basic Grey and Smoky Slate featuring heavily too. But then it’s just a splash of Melon Mambo, but I love it!

Are you a quick card maker sometimes??

Have a great day everyone!

S xx

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Sam Hammond

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. Great card. Have fun with all your office building.

  2. O. M. G. I CANNOT get enough of black based cards. This card makes my fingers itch to copy right away even though I really don’t have the time right now.
    As for your Ikea addiction, welcome to the club. I have a Daiso addiction on top of my Ikea obsession so my place looks like a small warehouse :-p

  3. Peggy Mitchell says:

    Such a striking card, Sam. Thank you for the reminder that a black background is not just for Halloween.

  4. Very nice !

  5. I love this card. The pink looks fantastic against the greys – stunning 🙂

  6. Love the colors, it’s very striking! Have fun building and rearranging!!

  7. Angela Edwards says:

    What a lovely card Sam… love the colours and simplicity x

  8. Love the card colors! Can’t wait to see the office updates!

  9. Frani MacPherson says:

    I simply adore this card. Hope you post a video of your craft room so Maybe I can get some ideas on how to setup a craft area (don’t have a room). You are an artist extraordinaire!

  10. Oh my gosh Sam, this card just blew me away!!! what an elegant and totally sophisticated card, love this color combination, the Melon Mambo flowers really pop out of the screen, just lovely!!
    Thank you for sharing.

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