Saturday, 20 October 2012

Autumn at Less is More

Autumn is here!
Yesterday we went to visit our daughter in Bath and the trees en route were turning beautiful shades of yellow, hopefully the reds and browns will soon appear. I love this time of year... crisp days and bright sunshine... wonderful.
The theme at "Less is More" is just this...
Here are a few cards inspired by this theme!

Simple inking and overstamping.

Autumn Splendour from Stampin' Up.
What a great stamp set.

This one is for the Simon Says Stamp Autumn Leaves Challenge

This one was inspired by Birgit a superb crafter and loyal "Less is More" Participant. The tree die is by Memory Box!
Here's another pic from our recent cruise to Hawaii. We had an amazing time. I just love cruising!
I still need to lose the pounds gained by the fabulous food on board!
Hey Ho!


  1. gorgeous cards!

    And you don't seem to have a single pound too much on you

  2. Beautiful set of cards Chrissie, love the colours of Autumn.
    Great photo of you both too. xx

  3. Love all your cards this week Chrissie I'm very tempted with that autumn stamp set! Lovely holiday photo you look fab in that green outfit:)
    Val x

  4. Love these cards. I particularly like the green with the octagon - looks fab! Super challenge this week!

    Great photo from the cruise - you both look super.

  5. Great cards and fabulous theme - agree with you on the gorgeous colours around us at this time of the year! Your cruise photo brought back happy memories of a distant holiday in Hawaii - fantastic place and I'd love to go back someday (sigh ....)

  6. What wonderful cards Chrissie - I think you're a big fan of this season too. A lovely photo of you and your husband too and you look absolutely stunning in that gorgeous dress! Vicky x

  7. Wonderful bunch of cards and you look lovely x

  8. Fabulous set of inspirational cards. I really love the 3rd one - it has a Japanese feel.

  9. Four completely different cards and each is beautiful!

  10. What stunning cards Chrissie.

    I love the first one,such lovely rich colours, but the leaf tile is simply amazing.

    Love Sheila x

  11. Hi Chrissie
    Great cruise photo, you look fab!
    And what a lovely bunch of cards, ooh I NEED that Memory Box tree die, on my list for the NEC

  12. Gorgeous and very creative Chrissie. The two of you look beautifully radiant. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  13. What a beautiful cards.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  14. Lovely cards Chrissie. Glad you enjoyed the cruise.
    xx Jan

  15. Beautiful cards! Bright and bold colors really make the first one stand out. Nicely done...

  16. All these cards are beautiful. I particularly like the one with the scored background. At first glance I had no idea how you had done it but it is the perfect base for your stunning leaf.

  17. I particularly like the leaf cards you have made, but couldn't decide between them - both gorgeous!
    hugs, annie x

  18. Beautiful cards, Chrissie. All so different with great techniques on each of them.

    What a lovely photo of you on your cruise. We've been on a few cruises and I know what you mean about the food, it is amazing. Sue.x

  19. I just got your comment about Mandi only being gone this week. That's great news! But, well, if anyone was going to misunderstand, that would be me. Doesn't every family have a "confused" child?!

    I'll edit my post so I don't confuse others; thanks for straightening me out, AGAIN!

    BTW, you and your Mister are an incredibly handsome couple. If I were that cruise company, I'd pay you to use that photo in my adverts! And I'm not just whistlin' Dixie!

  20. Gorgeous cards Chrisse and a gorgeous picture. You both look wonderful.

  21. Beautiful cards - love them all. Such great colours!

  22. Jaw dropping gorgeous. I hope to acquire your skill level at using less, Your cards have such an impact. Beautiful.

  23. Hola Chrissie, thank you for yours comments every week :D
    Fantastic cards, you´re a relly professional stamper, great backgrounds!.
    I think you´re a matrimony with sailor soul :D.
    Hugs from Palma de Mallorca

  24. WOW! Each and every design is FABULOUS!!! Such beautiful colors.. truly love them all.

  25. Wow! Four gorgeous cards this week! I LOVE the inking on the first card! I think my second favorite is the last card....just love that frame and the gorgeous die cut!! Do you buy pre-folded cards, or un-cut card stock for your cards? I LOVE the texture on the paper - it looks like watercolor paper, and I've never seen it sold except in pads of "drawing" paper.

  26. wonderful cards as always, I really like the first one.

  27. Hi Chrissie, Fabulous cards your work is always so beautiful, just love that Autumn splendour stamp.
    Your cruise photo is great, we are off on our first one next year, I am trying not to get carried away with the evening dresses!

  28. Those leaves are beautiful and the framed, die cut trees against the sponged background are fabulous! How pretty you look all decked out with your handsome hubby!

  29. Delightful cards Chrissie, stunning colors!

  30. Hi Chrissie. Your cards are beautiful. My favorite one is the third one. GORGEOUS! and thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I deleted my entry and will look for an opportunity to play along in the future. Have a great day!

  31. I love all four cards, Chrissie. The inking on the first is especially beuatiful. ann

  32. More super cards Chrissie, just can't choose a fav again. Love the pic of you too, you look so elegant:) Viv xx

  33. What beautiful cards, each one is a stunning design and I love the colours and colouring - wonderful!!!!
    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge

  34. Gorgeous cards Chrissie :-) all of them are absolutely fabulous!

    another fab photo too,, having never been on a cruise, one to Hawaii sounds just brilliant !! I am sure you had a wonderful time :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x


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