Saturday, 17 November 2012

Hardware Challenge at Less is More

This is a bit of a fake really... the challenge at Less is More is for hardware, but after making the following card using actual metal studs I decided to have a go at making some fake ones using card, dies and metallic embossing powder... namely copper and platinum. The dies are from a Sizzix set I bought from Mandi.
I don't know the make of these letters, I bought them yonks ago when I thought they might be a good idea... they were probably on sale !

I rather like this one... probably because it's a rescue job from a one layer card which went wrong! The original card was going quite well until inky fingers put paid to that, so I rescued what I could and framed it with the window.
This is simply a couple of die-cuts from Memory Box (half price at the NEC)  a bell charm and a bit of twinkle.
Here are some heat embossed brads for this Memory Box stocking. The only ones I could find were pastel shades, so the gold embossing powder was brought into service to adapt them.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts and the embossing from Sizzix.
Have a great week... I'm looking forward to visiting Mandi on Tuesday... I'm longing to see her new shop.

25 comments:

  1. Love the faux metal letters and that bargain wreath looks good

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great cards Chrissie , I so like the window frame with the tiny key, just love the 'view' .

    ReplyDelete
  3. Fabulous selection of cards for this challenge - you know, I immediately thought of those metal letters (which I too bought some time ago but never used).

    Have a great time with Mandi and tell her we miss her!

    Kathyk

    ReplyDelete
  4. These are gorgeous and very creative. Love the colours and its great designs. Wishing you a wonderful creative weekend.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lovely cards Chrissie, particularly love the window frame one.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great theme for the week and super set of cards! I think my favourite is the blue good luck card!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow, what a gallery this week Chrisssie! I just love the window card - that smudge was a happy accident! I'm quite a fan of the anonymous letters too and the wreath is beautiful. Enjoy your visit to Mandi and don't forget to bring back all the news! Vicky x

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a gorgeous cards.

    Hugs Riet.xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Chrissie,
    What a plethora of cards for us to enjoy. Isn't it lovely when one can 'save' a white card. Of all the paper colors, I think I'm most distressed when I smudge a white one.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Always and ever stunning cards, Chrissie. Great job making the faux studs!! My very fave, tho, is the rescued window box card. It was pinned straightaway!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love your cards. So glad to hear I'm not the only one who bought GREATLY NEEDED items when I started, only to have them still sitting around. Great use of your metal items here.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great cards this week - all very inventive. Love the rescued one with the window frame and thin ribbons!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love the window one, nice to know even you have an attack of the inky fingers LOL!
    Linbyx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wowsers...these are great!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    www.CardsPaperAndScrapbooks.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. They are all beautiful! My favorite is the wreath.

    ReplyDelete
  16. A gorgeous selection of cards Chrissie...I love the stocking and the rescued one is stunning. Sarah xx

    ReplyDelete
  17. Super selection of cards this week Chrissie. x

    ReplyDelete
  18. Super cards Chrissie! I especially like the wreath card with the bell...very nice!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow...five cards this week! I love each of them, but I think my favorite is the window card...LOVE the blue flowers in the window!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Lovely cards Chrissie your faux letters are very realistic! Love the wreath and that gorgeous bell charm in fact they are all brilliant! Hope you had a nice day with Mandi:)
    Val x
    ps the christening went off like a dream and Charlie was a perfect angel!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow so many lovely ideas for using hardware.... the faux letters would have fooled me and love the cute bell on the wreath :0)
    Jenny x

    ReplyDelete
  22. just so wonderful cards

    Annette

    ReplyDelete
  23. Wonderful examples Chrissie! I admire them all, but my favorite is the second. So simple and effective! I love these copper colors...

    Rosi x

    ReplyDelete

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