Saturday 4 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Another New Year and with it, hopes for a bright future!
The theme at Less is More this week is 
This card is simplicity itself.
I took a small panel and inked the snowhills, masking with a piece of torn Post It note, using Bashful Blue ink applied with a sponge dauber.
The trees and the sentiment are from Darkroom Door, stamped using Weathered Wood Distress Ink..
I then merely chopped the image into three and mounted it on another piece of card!
More masking here, this time with an image from The rubber Stamp Gallery with some additional stamping from SU  Gorgeous Grunge and the grass from Technique Tuesday. The sentiment is from SU Petite Pairs.
The last one is simply die-cut scraps!
I think the 'Thanks' stamp is from Simon Says Stamp.

We are looking after our grandchildren this weekend. I'll be taking them back to Bath on Monday as Daisy will be back to school on Tuesday!

Happy New Year Everyone!


  1. Stunning CAS design with wonderful vibrant and blue and white colouring. Reminds me of delft.
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  2. What fabulous inspiration, Chrissie ... I particularly love the wading bird ... sooo stunning! Happy New Year! Anita :)

  3. Gorgeous gorgeous Chrissie! My favourite is the wading bird card, I'm interested to know how you achieved the rolled edge, love it! X

    1. The edges of the mounting card was distressed with a small file, I rather like the effect! Thanks for your kind comments Julie!

  4. Happy New Year Chrissie, and what a fabulously creative start to YOUR year with these gorgeous cards! The wading bird card is simply stunning, Jo x

  5. Your work is still as striking as ever, I see, Chrissie. (I've been absent from crafting for a while so am catching up).
    Great theme...portrayed beautifully in these examples. My fave has to be the New Year trees panels. Very clever.

  6. Hi Chrissie - Happy New Year I love your adorable bird card!! - Mind if I case it? :)

  7. Some stunning cards Chrissie, but then we expect no more from you!!

    I love the bird one the colours are really rich looking.

    Love Sheila x

  8. I just love stopping here to see your beautiful cards, Chrissie! I love how you played with the color 'blue' on each of these gorgeous cards! Your trees and bird cards are so elegant and I love the whimsical feel of the card you created with scraps...Thanks so much for your inspiration!

    And, Happy New Year to you!

  9. What a beautiful cards Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  10. WOW Chrissie, you were definitely in a scenic and nature mood when you created the first two. They're lovely. I hope to play sometime this week.
    Happy New Year...Send good wishes to Mandi for us all.

  11. These are all lovely Chrissie! I particularly love the first one with the scene of trees. Happy new year! :)
    Lizy xx

  12. All beautiful cards, Chrissie, just love the one with the bird!!

  13. I love the bird Chrissie - happy new year Tara

  14. Chrissie, your artistic scenes always blow me away. Do you paint on canvas? If you don't, you should think about it! IMHO, you have such a natural talent!! Hugs, Darnell

  15. I´m so in love with blue and with your cards, too! Especially the second one caught my eye! Happy new year! Edith

  16. Hola Chrissie.Happy and Cretive New Year!!!
    I´m glad to play one more time on LIM, i hope more peaceful time for me and make cards.
    Fantastic creations, the trees are my favourite, beautiful shadows of blue, a great challenge as always.
    A warm hug from Palma

  17. Happy New Year Chrissie, sounds like you are going to enjoy your weekend.
    Super examples for the LIM challenge. So sorry not to have been able to enter over the last few weeks, I hope to be back crafting on a regular basis again soon. Its a great challenge and I blue is my favourite colour, just wish the sun was shining so I could get more done!

  18. Great cards Chrissie xx Jan

  19. Amazing cards yet again Chrissie, my fav is the second one I think, the quirky bird and the inky blue looks so fabulous :) Viv xx

  20. Sorry I'm so late this week Chrissie - hoping life will settle down a bit now! Love your moody blue cards especially the bird with its wonderful watery effect. Vicky x

  21. Dear Chrissie - these are all an delight and inspiration - but particularly like the 3 panel tree card - stunning.. and thanks so much for visiting my little space and leaving a comment.. very much appreciated.
    Jan x

  22. The bird card is stunning! I love the texture in the background strip paired with the vibrant coloring of the focal panel.


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