Saturday, 9 April 2011

"Less is More" One Layer Card Challenge

This card was trickier than I had originally envisaged, you can see the process I used on our "Less is More" challenge blog. I've had the sentiment stamp for ages, I bought it second hand on eBay I believe, and from time to time it comes in useful!
The challenge this week is a one layer card where the sentiment is the focus.
It's quite a difficult proposition to make a card attractive where the words are paramount.
Here's another one using a Heidi Swapp sentiment  stamp and Inkylicious  flourishes on the edges. The butterflies were to cover a little ink smudge! I'm not terribly pleased with this one, which is why I didn't put it on our challenge blog, but it may give someone an idea of what she might do.
The last time we went away for a concert, I forgot to take a black polo neck top, which we wear  under our dresses in draughty churches and I had to rush out and buy one... today I have remembered, but I wonder what else I'll forget!
Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you'll enjoy joining in with our rather tricky challenge this week.

60 comments:

  1. Wonderful card, such a lot of work, but, its FAB The other is 'fabulous' too!!
    have a great weekend x

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  2. Hi hun
    as ever two gorgeous cards, i have to keep readin ya distructions! lol so clever, sue,x

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  3. Hi Chrissie,
    I love them both hun, I actually prefer the Fabulous card - but that's just my personal preference. I can see how much work you put into the other one. Thanks for your constructive criticism on my weekly efforts at LIM - always gratefully received so keep being honest.
    Keep up the good work, I'm loving doing all these CAS cards. Hope to be back for this challenge too.
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  4. Fabulous Chrissie. Both are beautiful but I love the blue Fabulous.
    This has been a real challenge for me ... and I think I have 'failed'!!
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

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  5. Great cards as always Chrissie. I never thought to put my magnetic sheet through the bug! Feeling out of the "zone" having been on a course all week so hoping the challenge will get me going.
    Linbyx

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  6. These are both great cards and so much work, think I'll struggle this week but I will get there in the end.
    Jenny x

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  7. Wonderful cards as always Chrissie loving them both. Good luck with the singing tonight!

    Have a fab Saturday

    Ali x

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  8. Your music card is simply magnificent!! Elegant, stunning and beautiful. You certainly put in a lot of work, but it's so worth it. And I like the fabulous card too - the glittered word is super.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. WOW I love them both, Think the bottom one wins for me. Thanks for running such a great challenge again Hazelxoxo

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  10. I love them both but I think the fabulous just trumps it for me overall, I think its that it would be more "useful" as a card. I think the work in the first one though is A-maz-ing! Not sure you'll be needing a polo even inside a church today!

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  11. Love then both but for me the music one is my favourite

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  12. Both gorgeous but fabulous is my favourite.

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  13. Fabulous card and so classy looking too. Hugs Rita xxx

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  14. Hi Chrissie these a two wonderful cards, the sentiment on the first one is great and love the design of the second superb work as always.,
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  15. These are two beautiful cards Chrissie, I'm really going to have to think hard about this challenge. Have a great week. Jo x

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  16. Love both your cards , thanks for having this blog.
    Nicky

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  17. I love both your cards but I think out of the two I prefer the Fabulous one - the glitter got me LOL

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  18. Two wonderful cards Chrissie. No 2 is my favourite!xx Jan

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  19. That music sentiment is so true - I love how you have showcased it with the frame of music. It's stunning!

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  20. Love them both Chrissie, I think maybe the music one is my fav though.How we all come up with so many different ideas I will never know lol,...loving the challenges btw. :O) Viv xx

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  21. fabby cards, but the first one is just brilliant! thanks for starting this fabulous challenge!

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  22. Love your creations and I am looking forward to taking up the challenge. I know it is going to be a toughie but fun!

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  23. Love both your cards Chrissie, the music sentiment is lovely and I adore the Heidi Swapp word stamps.
    Thank you for such a fab challenge this week,
    Love Sarita xx

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  24. Love both the cards Chrissie!! by the way I think I have mastered the card link up at last.

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  25. Hello Chrissie, thank you for yours comments weekly.
    Fantastic tutorial. Your cards are beautiful, i love specialy the music card, fantastics words.
    A hug from Palma de Mallorca
    See you next week

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  26. Both are beautiful cards - love the music one and am glad you gave detailed instructions.
    Ruth C

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  27. Hi Chrissie . . . both cards are BRILLIANT, but I particularly like the second one.

    You and Mandi are 2 little stars for starting the LiM phenomenon.

    Hugs, Sandra

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  28. Both absolutely gorgeous cards,, I think the work involved in the music one has just made it for me over the Fab card, but that is brilliant too.

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  29. This definitely was worth the work. It's just lovely and thanks for the clear and concise instructions on how to do it.
    I love our new name. Are you gals sure you haven't borrowned this name from a 70s girl group out of Motown? Teasin'
    Cyber hugs,
    Erica

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  30. What a gorgeous cards Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  31. Fabulous cards, Chrissie! Perhaps I should have peeked at some of the cards before I hurt my poor brain trying to come up with something! LOL! I LOVE the first card...and I might just give it a try sometime. I'm thinking maybe I need one of those magnetic plates to help me out with it though.

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  32. both great cards, the tutorial is great too, it will come in handy!

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  33. Love them both Chrissie but the first one is really unusual! Hope you don't forget the words!!
    Val x

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  34. Magnificant card, I dont have a cuttlebug and the directions all seem very complicated to me, but just love your result.
    Jose x

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  35. Wow love both of your cards but that Fabulous one is stunning, gorgeous colour, love it :)

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  36. They are both gorgeous cards, the one with the music is my favourite.

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  37. Chrissie thanks so much for the technique you have left on my blog with my LIM cards - I was honestly thinking of doing this when I did the set but couldn't for the life of me work out how to do it without cutting a big hole out of my embossing folders!!!!!!!!!!

    THANKS - I will try this :)

    Your cards are gorgeous by the way ;)

    Carol x

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  38. Both gorgeous cards Chrissie, but I really love the sparkly fabulous card :o) I struggled with this week - thanks for your lovely comment! Lisa x

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  39. Two great cards Chrissie, but I love the top one the best.
    Maureen..........x

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  40. Really beautiful cards! And thanks a lot for the comment in my blog, the swedish sentiment says something like "When you've been in a real hurry you'll have to stop and wait for your soul". I have added that to my blog, forgot it when I made the post so I really appriciate your comment on it. Thanks a bunch!

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  41. Two gorgeous cards Chrissie,love the first one!

    Enjoy your Whimsy downloads :0)
    Take care
    San x

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  42. I think both your cards are so elegant, I hardly ever think of stamping in other than black or using a sentiment as a focal point. Will have to think hard this week. Sarah

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  43. I am so sorry that I never thought of commenting on your personal blog.

    Your cards and tutorials are an inspiration to many besides me.

    I can't believe how difficult I find these challenges, but a challenge they are.

    I really do want honest comments..
    I find it very difficult commenting on on non google entries.

    Thanks for opening a whole new world to a lot of people.

    Kath x

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  44. WOW .. two perfect cards. I really like the second one; the sparkly blue is great and "fabulous" is the first thing I saw; exactly what the challenge was about. No flourishes necessary on that one, the sentiment and butterflies would make this a huge seller at the craft fairs here.
    TFS
    Carole

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  45. Very pretty...I really like both of them.....great challenge!!

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  46. Fabulous card Chrissie, very pretty!
    (Lyn)

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  47. Both cards are super Chrissie but i prefer the Fabulous one, liking the colours and block text like this always look amazing:-)

    Thanks for the technique on the LIM site but i have a Big Shot and will have to try it out to see if i can get it to work... I would like to try making a card this way as i have a number of embossing folders.

    Hope the site gets over 300 posts this week, nearly made it last week. Take care and thanks for challenging me every week. Oh yes and THANK YOU for always leaving constructive comments, i really do appreciate them:-)

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  48. Hi Chrissie, 2 beautiful cards :-) And I love the one in the previous post, love the colours.
    Hope you had a great time in Salisbury :-)
    Anne xx

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  49. Wonderful layering technique and the end result is fantastic. Equally love the "Fabulous" card, the colours and design are perfect and it's so reassuring to know someone who produces such excellent cards as you...also suffers occasionally from attack of the smudges!!!
    Diane I x
    Now really must put my thinking cap on for the challenge.

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  50. Great cards, first one seems like a lot of work, paid off, it's really great but still a lot to do!
    Second more modern and I love a touch of glitter. Each sentiment a gem:0)
    Such a great challenge ! Many Thanks:0) xxx

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  51. Both fab cards Chrissie thanks for the inspiration and the lovely challenge
    I'm always eager to get up on Saturday morning now to see what you have instore for us
    Hugs Susie xx

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  52. Both great cards. Love the layering effect on the first one. kim x

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  53. I really like the way you framed the sentiment with the music ~ very pretty!

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  54. I think my fav it the FABULOUS card...my colours and with a word like that what more can I add, "its fabulous!" I won't add dwarling!! LOL.

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  55. Great cards Chrissie. The music one has to be my fav especially as I read how much work went into it. Sue.x

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  56. Beautiful cards...love the music one...so very pretty! Thanks for your efforts on the Less is More blog...fun challenges!
    And, thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog!

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  57. Fabulous cards Chrissie :-) As soon as my visitors leave I'll be back joining is and will try to catch up with the ones I missed too :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  58. Both fab cards Chrissie thanks for the commment on mine and i wasnt very keen myself will have a go on a smaller card after the holls let you know the outcome Luv Sue x

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  59. Two stunning cards Chrissie and you definitely
    put a lot of work into the music one, but i love them both...

    Babs x

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