Saturday, 27 October 2012

Time for a Sketch

There was a time when I could hardly think of a layout for a card without following a given sketch. Now, many that I see, seem over complicated and since beginning Less is More, I totally prefer simple stuff. However, thinking of different, simple sketches is another matter.
We have one this week at Less is More and so my cards this week all follow it fairly closely.


This first card uses a few stamps from a Hero Arts set of dear little robins. They are simply coloured with Promarkers and die-cut, then mounted on a strip of red card.
This gorgeous image from Inkadinkado was simply stamped over three toning pieces of green card.
Simplicity itself.
No stamping at all here... just a bunch of die-cuts and a heap of embossing.
I love making tiles from layers of card... stamped, embossed and inked... and here are some!
It's magic how the images appear after the embossed, Versamark images have ink daubed over them.
The SU sentiment is mounted on a slightly reduced size Nestie rectangle.
I thought I'd finish this week with another Hawaiian cruise photo. I had intended to take my specs off, but kind of forgot.
It was a great cruise... here's to the next one... we do have one booked to the Baltic next year.
Do join in with out challenge this week... I'm on my own again as Mandi my co-creator is still busy with her new business! It will be great to see you..

37 comments:

  1. Your robin cards is just super, what lovely images. We are off to the Caribbean next year, can't wait.

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  2. A gorgeous set of cards Chrissie, great inspriation. Love robins are my favourite - so cute.
    Great photo too, you look lovely. xx

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  3. You look absolutely fabulous in the photo. Love all your samples of the sketch too.
    luv
    Debby

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  4. Hi Chrissie
    Gorgeous card... And a fabulous picture of you both.....
    Hugs sylvie xxxx

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  5. Hi Chrissie - I love the robin card & I think that has given me an idea for some of my Christmas cards - thank you. I agree you look fantastic in your photo. x

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  6. Love the robin card so much x

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  7. Love them all Chrissie, the robins are so cute and the texture on the embossed one is fabulous! I'll be down in Portsmouth next weekend, friday till monday if you are free at all for a coffee?
    Val x

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  8. Gorgeous cards Chrissie, and don't you two look fancy! Have a great weekend, Jo x

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  9. Gorgeous cards, I especially like the Inkadinkado one. The photo's lovely, too!

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  10. Chrissie - these are just fabulous. I love the one with the different embossing folders and the die cut flowers. Great set of cards and super inspiration sketch.

    BTW - Think you (both) look great in that photo.

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  11. Lovely cards Chrissie xx Jan

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  12. Ooh I like the robins even better than those other gorgeous cards, must be the frosty start to the day that's making me feel like Christmas crafting lol!
    Anne
    x

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  13. It's a great sketch Chrissie and I'm with you on keeping it simple. I really like the tonal greens card - those background tiles remind me of paint swatches! Another great cruise photo - you make glasses look very elegant! Vicky x

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  14. Beautiful cards, Chrissie. Your work is always so elegant. The photos on the cruise are great ! Shirleyx

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  15. Awesome use of the sample with all your fun slightly different cards! I am out of the loop - what is Mandi's new business?

    FABULOUS photo of you and hubby!

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  16. What a beautiful cards Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  17. Always get inspiration! Keep up the hard work Chrissie - I know it is tough alone - but we all love Less is More so much you just have to keep going!

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  18. Great cards, love the embossed one.
    Having done the Baltic this year I can thoroughly recommend it! Try to do as much as you can in St. Petersburg, it's fantastic!
    Sandra
    (Some pics on my blog of our trip!)

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  19. Fantastic cards and inspiration, love them all and that is a very beautiful pic of you and your hubby :) xx

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  20. Lovely cards Chrissie, especially love the 3 robins. Glad you enjoyed your cruise, we were in the Baltic cruising in July in all the rain, I hope it better for you next year.
    Jose

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  21. Love your cards Chrissie. They are all fab. Gorgeous photo too. x

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  22. another fantastic set of cards, chrissie! you always inspire! the photo of you and your hubby is marvelous... you are quite the handsome couple!!

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  23. These are great Chrissie. I really love the cute robin one! Thanks for another great challenge :)
    Lizy xx

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  24. They are all amazing!I like them all.

    Looks like you had fun on the cruise!

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  25. What a great array of cards this week! I love them all, but I do believe that adorable robin steals the show! Of course, the snowflake one runs a close second favorite! Great cards, Chrissie!

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  26. Hi Chrissie!
    I am so inspired!I love the robins too..I wish I could get the finish and extra professional look that you make with each card!Thank you for the inspiration
    love from Alex x

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  27. Hello Chrissie,
    So many inspriations for this weeks challenge. I love them all, but especially the green and the snowflake one.
    Eva

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  28. Great cards! Those robins are adorable, and I love those three shades of green. I really like this sketch!

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  29. Beautiful cards this week - love the green one for it's simplicity and the triple embossed one ... stunning!

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  30. Gorgeous cards Chrissie :-) all of them are fab and the little robins are just sooo cute ,, especially love that one :-)

    Beautiful photo,,,you are a great looking couple !! your glasses look very trendy too :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  31. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards Chrissie! Love them all and can't say which is my favorite.

    You look both very elegant...

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  32. Wonderful inspiration Chrissie, love them

    you look amazing :)

    Hugs

    ali x

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  33. Fabulous cards, as always, Chrissie. And a wonderful picture from your trip! ann y.

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  34. First of all, Chrissie, you and your boyfriend make such a lovely tanned and vivacious young couple!! I think the glasses are tray sheek!!

    And your cards! Oh, my dear, talent upon talent! That "deck the halls" number cracked me up!!

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  35. Great cards Chrissie, love that robins one esp. What a super photo too, what a good looking couple you both make :) Viv xx

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Chrissie