Saturday, 12 February 2011

Who would have thought it!

Well our first week at "Less is More" was way beyond our wildest expectations!
The crafty blog ratings rose from number 637 or thereabouts at the beginning of the week to number 53 today! Our followers have soared to 335 and our first challenge had 167 entries!
What a beginning! Mandi and I never thought that our new venture would have this impact and we can only thank everyone who has supported us in whatever capacity!
Today our new challenge begins and this week it is for a One Layer Card, with the theme of a flower or tree.... and here is my example!
I sponged the masked card within the square with 3 colours of ink (SU Sahara Sand + Pumice Stone and Frayed Burlap Distress inks) and overstamped it with the SU tree image in Walnut Stain Distress ink!
The Hero Arts sentiment was placed using my Lego stamp positioner.
I really hope that this week's challenge will be as successful as last week's!


  1. Wow Chrissie what a response to your new challenge blog. I am really looking forward to taking part when I get set up in my new craft room. Only about 10 days now until our goods arrive, then we can start settling down again.


  2. Superb card Chrissie. Well done on the first blog challenge which I would have loved to take part in but time constraints wouldn't allow me top. Next time pehaps...
    Jackie xx

  3. Wow, what a successful first week! I loved last week's challenge & really looking forward to this week's too. Well done x

  4. Beautiful card. its very elegant
    Please pop by my blog if you get time and grab the 24 hour freebie digi stamp (altered alice ) while its there.
    Have a wonderful and creative weekend
    hugs June

  5. HUGE congrats and thank you to you and Mandi for such a fab challenge blog!
    Your card is just stunning, perfectly executed.
    I look forward to joining in many more of your challenges,
    Love Sarita xx

  6. Sensational card Chrissie. Your design is wonderful and no-one can do a masked/sponged background like you. Congrats to you and Mandi - LIM is a brilliant challenge.
    Sharon xx

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  8. How do you gat your sponged background so nice and even Chrissie? I have just had a go at a card for the new's ok for a first attempt, but my sponging isn't as even as I would like.. Any tips??

  9. wonderful. beautiful and simple.EE

  10. So pretty! Love the colours and the sponging is fabulous! Thanks for starting the Less is more challenge blog!


  11. You all provide such wonderful inspiration, love your cards. And the blog is fabby, I'm sooh looking forward to being a weekly participant as you grow even bigger! Smiles!xx

  12. Gorgeous card Chrissie :-) I love the challenge and will definitely be joining in as often as poss :-) I would love to master this CAS look like you ,,,, just give me a few years lol :-)

    Lols x x x

  13. Chrissie thank you for your lovely comment, I did mean ever word...It's such a big old universe in the style of card making and I never can keep up...

    Your new challenge has been a breath of fresh air and inspired me so much...

    Your card is gorgeous, I love the effect and would love to have a go myself, it's so artistic...
    Thank you for the inspiration

  14. This is a lovely card and thanks for the tutorial on the Lego blocks, great improvisation :)

    Thank you for the lovely comment on my card and the welcome to Less is More, I must try and produce beautiful cards as you have

  15. I really really like this card. It would be just perfect for a male card. Congrats on your challenge blog being a success. xx

  16. Hi Chrissie, thank you for your comments on my blog. You made a very lovely card, perfect colors and a beatiful tree! Great!


  17. I love your card, I only had Christmas trees and felt they were too large. I am sorry I missed the first challenge but I am hopeing not to miss another
    I also believe that this challenge blog will be a great benefit to a lot of card makers who haven't a great deal of money to spend on loads of embellishments.
    I like the way you also do tutorials, I will learn a great deal from this blog.
    Thank you so much.
    Kath x


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