Saturday, 2 April 2011

"Less is More" Week 9 - Colour - A Touch of Red

This blog of ours at "Less is More" is nothing but astonishing to Mandi and I!
Last week we had an amazing 277 entries to our challenge... can you believe that? It's totally beyond anything we either expected or hoped for!
What a wonderful world of Bloggers there are out there, and we are so grateful for the support.
Today we have another challenge... it's challenging me too, as my laptop has had to go in for repair.... the wireless card has died and I shall be without my machine until the middle of next week.
I shall try to grab a few moments now and then when my husband isn't using his computer to comment on entries, but although more difficult than usual, I'll try my best!
This week we have a colour challenge and it is to use a 'Touch of Red'.
I used this Magenta stamp, heat embossed in gold and with paper pieced flowers. The flowers and the leaves have then been glazed with a Sakura pen.
The sentiment... also heat embossed in gold, was originally a horizontal stamp, but I chopped up the images to stick on the card in a vertical column.
I was quite pleased with this one... I don't often say that, but I hope you like it too.

44 comments:

  1. loving the black and red! very striking, super classy :-)

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  2. I love how you've chopped up the sentiment Chrissie, it looks like it was meant to be this way.

    the embossing and glaze look fabulous. Hope your lappy comes home well soon! Congratulations on the continued success of Less is More

    Love
    Victoria
    x
    ps - yes you do, it's a set of four and I used the smallest one on mine!!!
    xx

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  3. A stunning card Chrissie, the red flowers are just fabulous. xx

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  4. Hi Chrissie. Well another fab card from you and this yet again is a stunner. Love the embossed flower it really 'pops'. Love Sheila x

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  5. Hi hun
    another gorgeous card, luv the embossed image, fab design, have great weekend, sue,x

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  6. Fantastic card, Chrissie
    Always created to perfection!

    x

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  7. Sorry your computer is away for repair this week but i hope it's much better when you get it back.

    Magenta stamps are so beautiful and versatile. Fab card this week, especially the embossing:-)

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  8. This is such a beautiful card, love the addition of a gold strip between the black and white card, lovely image too.

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  9. I love it, especially the gold with the red and black...such classic colors. You are going to top 300 this challenge. After all, who doesn't love red, but realize that you do have to be a bit careful with it.

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  10. Absolutely fab. I own this stamp too and it's interesting seeing it used like this. Thanks for the inspiration. Hope your laptop gets sorted soon.
    Hugs, Sandra

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  11. Hi Chrissie, sorry I've not visited your own blog before now. It's great to see the increasing success of your new challenge.

    I love the card you've made, it's so very striking.

    Jo x

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  12. Stunning card! Love the red, gold and black and all the details on this card

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  13. What a gorgeous card Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  14. Beautiful as ever, you make it look effortless.
    Jennie X

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  15. Gosh, I'd be lost without my laptop too!

    Beautiful card Chrissie, very classy with all that gold :-)

    You & Mandi have done so well with this challenge blog, it's a real sucess story :-) Well done, xx

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  16. Beautiful card. The black background is very striking, Ruth x

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  17. Please to me sounds like an understatement - I'd be really happy to create something like this. What a fab idea to do paper-piecing on black; why didn't I think of that? Oh wait, this is why I do challenges - to learn from others.

    cheers,
    Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

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  18. Love the balck and red such a stunning card Luv Sue x

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  19. This is stunning....very striking indeed. your challenge is a success because its fun and inspirational...and we lurvs ya too! I just wish more people would take the time to comment on your creations!!!
    I was away all day yesterday and ended up with a migraine last night so had to wait till today to play...:(
    thanks for another fabby challenge!

    Ali x

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  20. Chrissie what a stunning card...I just love working with black card and colours too...

    Anne

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  21. Chrissie, this is stunning! I am so happy for you and the success of your challenge blog.

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  22. Hi Chrissie, WOW this is stunning again, I love how striking the black gold and red are. Ohh Glad Im not the only one chopping up stamps for my own cards. Dont feel quite so guilty now I know someone else does it too. Love Hazelxoxo

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  23. Stunning card Chrissie. The gorgeous image is really striking against the black. Thanks for another great challenge and great inspiration.

    Kat x

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  24. Gorgeous card Chrissie. The Red Black and Gold look striking together. xx

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  25. Very striking card Chrissie love the chopped up sentiment it stands out so well with black and gold!
    Val x

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  26. Great card Chrissie , thanks for the tip about using paper not card for the piecing
    Hugs Susie xx

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  27. Chrissie, I am always wow'd by anyone who can emboss and not get it all over the page! I just can't seem to master embossing like you've done! Your card is gorgeous..and the paper piecing was a fabulous idea!!

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  28. Thanks for visiting and commenting again Chrissie, feel much better about these two cards. Still so much to learn:-)

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  29. love this card the colour combo looks fabulous and i love the design. Tracy x

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  30. Oh no! What a nightmare to be without your lap top! It makes your dedication to commenting on everyone's work even more admirable.

    I love your dramatic card this week. The gold embossing with the clear read against the black is stunning!

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  31. Sending you sympathies - being without a PC can be very traumatic as I know!!

    However, your card is simply stunning!! Love the dramatic red and black, and the glazed finish on the flowers - wonderful!

    And thanks again for LIM - brilliant idea!

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  32. No wonder you're please with this Chrissie, it's fabulous.

    I sympathise with your computer plight. I've lost my computer and desk with all my craft things around to my daughter while she's home from uni for the next 3 - 4 weeks. I have a laptop but it's not the same.

    Sue.x

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  33. Hi Chrissy, your card is beautiful, love the paper piecing and the sentiment fits perfectly in three rectangles:0) xxx
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my card. You seem to have hit the target beautifully with your challenge. I'm happy for you that it's so successful but it must be a real challenge for yourself and Mandi to comment on everyone's cards, especially as you have comp probs ATM, phew. It is much appreciated:0)

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  34. thanks so much for giving me the helpful comments on my cards. Your blog and suggestions are really making me stretch my creativity.
    And have I told you how much I LOVE your cards!

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  35. Hi there, your card is really striking - that is a fab stamp. Don't know how you will manage without internet access, hubby and I have our own computers as if we only had one between use we would just be elbowing each other off it! Again many thanks for your comments on my cards, it is so good to get positive comments from someone as sure as you are with the CAS style. Sarah

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  36. Great card again Chrissie,such a great layout too! hope you have your computer back now :O) Viv xx

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  37. So elegant Chrissie, beautiful card :o) Lisa x

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  38. Chrissie - Thank you so much for you comments on my cards. Its much appreciated. I want to thank you and Mandi for hosting the Less is More challenge. I'm not surprised that you had 277 entrants last week; great challenges inspire.
    I really like your card this week. The red and gold against the black card stock is wonderful.

    I work full time in Corporate America so I won't always have time to play, but I will always check in to see what you ladies have set up.

    Thank you,
    Carole

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  39. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog Chrissie. The red, black and gold look great together.Emz x

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  40. Hi Chrissie,
    I came over via Simply Elegant Paper Crafts blog, and I'm so glad I did your work is beautiful.
    I'm your newest follower, I hop you will join me on my blog to follow me also.
    Thanks so much.
    Judy

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  41. An insirational card Chrissie love black red and gold together. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment.

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  42. Gorgeous card, the black makes it look elegant, Great challenge this week.
    Jose x

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  43. Loving your work, Chrissie! Congratulations on the success of Less Is More! What a great idea that was! :D

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Thank you so much for popping by, I appreciate your comments!
Thanks,
Chrissie