Saturday, 6 February 2016

"Less is More" is 5!

Can you believe that "Less is More" has been going strongly for five years!
I don't know where the time has gone to!
This week there are lots of sponsors and lots of prizes so a very good reason to join in.
As with our very first challenge, it's a colour theme and those chosen this time are
Here is a die from MFT, embossed with a Craft Concepts EF, part of which fits the cups of this bra perfectly. The sentiment is from a Penny Black die with additional words computer generated,
I did have a thought after I'd made this that I could have put the  'for your support' bit behind a  lift up flap... maybe next time.
The sentiment here goes to all those who have supported Less is More over the years and it's truly heartfelt.
Here I am in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, last week at the beautiful Konoko Falls and Park... I do apologise for my lack of commenting during my holiday, but on board a cruise ship, there didn't seem to be lots of time!
Here's another white on white shaker card, using all die cuts. The champagne glass is from MFT, the letters are from Memory Box, Alphabet Soup with the @ sign from Cuttlebug.
Finally a wedding card using die-cuts and the Couture Creations embossing folder entitled Tied Together which I think seems so appropriate for a wedding card!
The heart is from Simon Says Stamp, the initials from Cuttlebug, the flourish from MFT and I'm uncertain of the make of the stitched, rounded rectangle.
The sentiment is computer generated in Andalus and Alex Brush Fonts.
I do hope that there will be a bumper number of entries in Less is More's challenge this week to celebrate quite an achievement!

Friday, 5 February 2016


I was asked to make a card for a lady's birthday incorporating a golf theme!
This is what I came up with. The stamp is from Art Impressions, partly paper pieced and coloured with alcohol pens, before cutting out and popping onto dimensional pads.
The  sentiment is computer generated in Cashew Apple Ale font.
Addicted to CAS has the theme RED and I thought this appropriate!

AAA cards has a LOVE theme this time... it is that time of year after all!
I bought some of the elements for this card from Michael's and Hobby Lobby on a recent visit to Florida. The lips are from a Recollections set and the heart embossing folder from Cuttlebug. The sentiment is from a stamp which I've had for some time from Sir Stampalot!

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Stamping with Embossing Folders

The challenge at Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge this month is to stamp with an embossing folder.

I have used this technique quite a few times but this time I wanted to go for more of a  watercolour effect.
I used Cuttlebug's Dotty Stems folder and inked it with Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon inks using Sponge daubers to add the ink. I then spritzed this with Shimmer Mist in a champagne shade, then used the folder to stamp the background. I did not close it or emboss the image. You can just see the tiny blooms amongst the watery background.
I stamped a few butterflies and the tiny script stamp from the HLS Thinking of you set over this, using Encore Gold ink, then stamped and embossed the main sentiment, cutting both panels with MFT pierced rectangles.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Down Under

The challenge at Less is More is entitled Down Under this week, as our sponsor this month is Kylie, from Happy Little Stampers who is also the Guest Designer this week.
Here I used a kids copyright free colouring page image for this cute kanga and joey.  It's simply coloured with alcohol pens and surrounded with a simple frame. The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers
I'm just back from a couple of weeks in Florida and a cruise around the Caribbean and the Bahamas, so it's down to earth again!
 I do apologise if I didn't get around to commenting whilst on my vacation, but I'm sure you'll understand!