Saturday, 27 August 2011

"Less is More" - Take Three Challenges

Today would have been my old Mum's birthday. She was a lovely lady and had she lived would have been 103 today, but after living a full life she died aged 92. Bless her, what wonderful memories we have of fun times together.
I think it was from her that I inherited my love of making things. She made my clothes, both knitted and sewn and in later life learned to do the most amazing, intricate crochet work. A really talented lady!
Anyway, here are my offerings for "Less is More" this week where the challenge is to combine any three of our previous challenges.
You can see which challenges I combined on the challenge blog... but all I need to say here is that I love white on white. I think that this would be a good choice for an engagement, a wedding or an anniversary.
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - It'll be all white on the night!
This one uses a stamp set given to me for my birthday, by my lovely buddy Mandi. Once more you can see the challenges I combined on our  "Less is More" blog, but one obvious challenge was using ink!
Several people have asked what exactly this stamp set is .
It's from Katzelkraft and the reference is KTZ74
Do check out the blog and come and join us, even if CAS hasn't been your thing in the past, do give it a try... you may even enjoy it!

56 comments:

  1. Your cards are wonderful Chrissie, I'm not surprised you made an inky technique card...stunning colours and collage effect.
    White on white never fails to impress either, love the embossed butterfly.
    Have a good weekend :)
    Jenny x

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  2. Beuatiful cards Chrissie and like you I love white on white...had better get my thinking cap on for this weeks challenge

    Anne

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  3. So beautiful cards Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  4. Both gorgeous cards, white on white is one of my favourites although I love the colours on your inked card. Another fantastic challenge, off to have a think about what to do, could take a while hehe :) xx

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  5. What lovely memories of your Mum and two beautiful cards, the WOW is amazing but of course I love the inky one best of all lol
    Anne
    x

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  6. I LOVE your inchie inked card, the patterns are beautiful!

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  7. Great cards Chrissie - you've outdone yourself this week! The challenge is great, but there is TOO MUCH CHOICE - I'm going to be coming up with combo's all blinking week I reckon!

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  8. They are fabulous Chrissie!

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  9. Hi Chrissie
    Two stunning cards ....love the red one ...have you done on gloss card...love the stamp set do you have the name of it .......you are so good at the inking...perhaps you could do a video sometime .....My Mum was the same as your Mum Her fine crocheted Mats were out of this world....
    Miss her sooo much.....
    thanks for the car Hire Ad...just checking it out when i go to uk in Sept.....
    hugs sylvie
    xxxx

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  10. Wonderful cards Chrissie
    You have blown me out the water this week
    Utterly stunning

    x

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  11. Two absolutely beautiful cards Chrissie, love them both :o) Lisa x

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  12. Two very beautiful cards! The pink in the second card is so very striking, I love it! :)

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  13. Two stunning cards, wouldn't expect anything less. I have to say though that your pink panel just grabs my attention. Gorgeous. x

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  14. Your Papillion card is so gorgeous, and the White on White very stylish, love them both.

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  15. Two beautiful cards Chrissie I am a definite less is more fan. A happy birthday to your Mum - I too count my Nan's birthday even though she has been passed for 5 years. Hazel x

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  16. Your lovely mum definitely passed on her creative gene to you. Your card creations are alway top and so creative. Wishes for a wonderful weekend!

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  17. Both of these are beautiful. I'm gonna put in my bid for a video as did Sylvie. Of course I understand that it would be more work for you both...just thought I'd ask.

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  18. Your white card is so clean and elegant and your pink one - wow, love the deep shades and the simple knotted ribbon.

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  19. your white on white card is just stunning, chrissie. but i love the bright pop of color on your 2nd card. both are fantastic in different ways!

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  20. Gorgeous cards Chrissy I can't decide which is my fav xx Jan

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  21. I believe your mum would really enjoy all your beautiful creations! Both of these are lovely Chrissie! Thanks for the challenge and the wonderful inspiration.

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  22. gorgeous cards Chrissie love them both k xx

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  23. I really like that white on white..so elegant!

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  24. Two gorgeous cards, absolutely love the white on white... thanks for your comments/ideas on my cards... really do appreciate you leaving them. Diane xx

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  25. Beautiful cards Chrissie. My fave is the white on white . . . it's just fantastic.

    Thank you for visiting my blog.

    Hugs, Sandra

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  26. Hi hun
    two stunning cards as always, luv them both, gota think about this one! lol, sue,x

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  27. Fabulous cards Chrissie, and what wonderful memories of your Mum.
    What is that lovely stamp set in the inky one?
    Hugs
    Valxx

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  28. Great cards love the white on white one and the bright pink on the other is great
    Nicky

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  29. Fabulous cards Chrissie as always. Love them both.
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

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  30. Stunning cards Chrissie. I am in awe of the spectacular stamping display in the second one...wow!


    How wonderful to have such sweet memories of your mother. You were blessed. ;)

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  31. Beautiful cards,I really love the white on white, it looks amazing! Thankyou for the inspiration x x meadie

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  32. Two beauties, Chrissie! But my favourite has to be your white on white. Such a beautifully elegant card! x

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  33. Both of your cards are beautiful!

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  34. These are both beautiful Chrissie - I love white on white too...and the effect you got with the inks and resist is fab!

    In answer to your question about applying the distress inks to the fiddly stamp...I use a really fine tipped waterbrush...and a LOT of patience! lol
    Helen x

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  35. Both cards are gorgeous. White on white is so classy and you have created an incredibly elegant card.

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  36. A stunning white on white card. I love that shade of pink on the second one and those new stamps are lovely.
    Linbyx

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  37. Fabulous cards again Chrissie, love both equally although white on white is a total favourite I really love the cerise pink you've used with your second card and butterflies a sure fire winner!! Thank you for another brilliant challenge, got me thinking yet again! LOL Gay xxx

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  38. These are BEAUTIFUL, Chrissie!! Your butterflies on both cards are so different, but so lovely! Love your creative genius...you make such beautiful cards!! Your mom must have been an amazing woman...92...wow...what a great long life...but never long enough...you are blessed to have such great memories and such a great mom:)!!

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  39. Your cards are beautiful Chrissie, The white on white has lovely dimension to it and so classy looking. Loving your challenge, thanks for the lovely inspiration on the way and guidance if needed since it's not my usual kinda card! Carolxx

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  40. Two fabulous cards, love them both - pleased I don't have to pick one!
    Avril

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  41. Two beautiful cards, really love the white on white and a super shade of red on the second card.

    Kath x

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  42. These are both stunning Chrissie, thank you for sharing your inspiration with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  43. Beautiful inspiration cards! The white on white is gorgeous and I love your inky colors on the second. Ann

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  44. These are two gorgeous cards, Chrissie
    Thank you for sharing and playing along with us at Crafty Ann's

    x

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  45. Two fab cards again Chrissie, adore the white on white one esp. :O) Viv xx

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  46. Both of your cards are beautiful Chrissie, I am loving butterflies at the moment it looks lovely as white on white. I love the colour of your second card too - stunning xx

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  47. You've created two beautiful cards. I'm usually partial to white on white, but I think the other is my fave this week

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  48. Hi Chrissie, two wonderful cards. (Congratulations! I see you are in October issue of Craft Stamper, beautiful autumnal card.)Sandra

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  49. They both are simply gorgeous! Thank you for your comment in my blog!

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  50. It's lovely to hear your happy memories of your mum Chrissie and your cards both have real wow-factor! Vx

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  51. Two fabulous cards-they're stunning!

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  52. Two stunning cards Chrissie, you make it all look so easy lol. thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol x

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