Saturday, 30 May 2015

Lucky Dip week at "Less is More"

This week at "Less is More" we have a Lucky Dip week with a special Guest Designer. We have Rebecca (Melly Moo) as our Guest and the theme is 2 legs or 4!
I have one in each category for you today!
The little bird is from A Day for Daisies, coloured with watercolour pencils and a water brush.
It has a simple frame from SSS dies and a computer generated sentiment.

This little four legged creature is from Clearly Besotted, stamped with Ranger Java Bean dye ink  and die cut with its matching die.
The stitched dies are again from Simon Says Stamp and the tree from MFT, with an embossed sky from Stampin' Up.

My daughter-in-law is the chair of a really worthy charity called Petals, which offers counselling for trauma or loss during pregnancy and birth. Having benefited from their services is the past, it is very close to her heart. She wanted to be involved with me to devise a Thank you card to send to donors of substantial amounts to her charity... we spent the afternoon playing around yesterday... we're getting there but it's not sorted just yet,,..so watch this space!
If anyone feels they would like to contribute to this incredibly worthwhile service, I have added a link, just click here to go to their site.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Catching Up

I don't seem to be catching up with jobs since I came back from my holiday and there have been a few things on mind mind to boot, so here is a little card, by way of catch up! I still have a couple of commission cards to do but inspiration is absent at the moment.
This is for Addicted to CAS

This has inlaid dog die-cuts on a chevron backing. It should have been for Muse too but I was too late!
The sentiment is from Avery Elle.
When a friend asked me to make this card, she just said she wanted it to be pretty...I hope it's that!
It's another for the Happy Little Stampers Die-cuts challenge! It's quite large... A5 size and I made a box for it too.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

"Less is More" Recipe

The recipe at "Less is More" this week is to include some metal on your card!
There seems to be lots which could be added, but I have gone with a buckle  for one card and a charm for the other!
I really love the simplicity of this one.. almost to the point of thinking that I haven't done much to make it... but the main feature of CAS is knowing when enough is enough... and I think that this has enough! The die is from Tattered Lace!
This is also for the challenge at CASology



This card is another simple one with a Memory Box Golf Landscape die coloured with alcohol markers, mounted on a scored panel, with a Fiskars punched edge. The metal charm is suspended on some baker's twine and the sentiment and its tag are from Stampin' Up!


Monday, 18 May 2015

Back to crafting!

After a couple of weeks on my hols, I thought it about time to join in some challenges!
Here is a card for a few!

Addicted to Stamps - CAS Challenge

AAA Cards Happy Birthday...They are 1 ... Congratulations!

For this card I used an Artemio manuscript stamp and die cut the Papertrey Ink Birthday and Memory Box additional letters several times and then layered them.
The little bird is from Wplus9.