Saturday, 18 June 2011

Another Saturday... so soon!

Saturdays seem to come around so quickly!
Yesterday we spent most of the day sitting in the rain, hoping to see a day's Test Match cricket at the Rose Bowl.
We had brilliant seats, just a the base of the staircase to the England dressing room, but sadly saw only about 2 hours play...a quite expensive two hours at that.
Equipped with two large umbrellas and dressed in many layers including a down jacket and a poncho we didn't really get too wet or cold (so much for flaming June) but were disappointed not to see too much play.

However, it's now Saturday once more and time for "Less is More". It seems like the phenomenon of its popularity continues with just under 300 entries again last week and there were some superb cards too.
This week our theme is MONOGRAM. 
I love making wedding cards with the couple's initials intertwined. I hand embossed them on my daughter's wedding stationery. You can see the embossing here if you zoom in.
This was how I got into card making in the first place and her stationery was my very first effort.
The card above is for my granddaughter Daisy, details are on the LIM blog.

This is another card for Daisy. For this one I printed a large letter D on the computer and cut it out to use the remainder as a mask in which to stamp my flowers. I used Baja Breeze and Almost Amethyst

This is my card for my son and daughter-in-law's anniversary which is fast approaching. They were married in his Cambridge college chapel (Gonville and Caius) and what a wonderful day that was. You can see the stationery I made for them here . The main feature of their invitations was the monogram of their initials.
I just realised that their last year's anniversary card also had their monogram on you can see it here.
There must be heaps of ways of utilising a monogram so do have a go and come and join us!


  1. Hi Chrissie
    Two Fabby cards the wedding one .....will have to put my thinking cap on .....
    It is going to be hot here today 32degs.....

  2. Shame rain stopped play for you - I understand the rest of June is going to be wet :-(

    I love your card for Daisy - I always think weddings for monograms but it works so well for a child so will be "borrowing" your idea when I need a childs card ;-)

  3. Love them, especilly the heart xx Jan

  4. Hi hun
    fabulous cards,beautiful anniversary card, will go away n think about this one, sue,x

  5. Three fabulous inspiration pieces to help us on our way. My fave is the third one it's stunning !
    Have a great weekend.


  6. Both of your cards are great. You have the cute one and then the absolutely stunning one. Beautiful job!

  7. Bah, real shame about the cricket, off to Wimbledon next week so I got my fingers crossed.

    Gorgeous cards, first 2 a very pretty but I do like your 3rd card that stamp is amazing! :)

  8. the gingham one it has been a favorite of mine lately!!

  9. Beautiful cards Chrissie. My favourite has to be the one with the lovely gingham paper. It's so clean and fresh with the addition of the little flowers.

    Kat x

  10. Love how you've made three very different and beautiful, styles of card here Chrissie but all with a monogram, thanks for the insiration:)
    Jenny x

  11. Fabulous cards Chrissie and another fabulous challenge. Thanks. xx

  12. Two lovely cards, the anniversary one is stunning
    Beryl x

  13. Al fantastic, your stamping skills are second to none!
    That D on the last is fantastic

  14. Three very different cards this week, Chrissie...but I really love all of them! The first one is so perfect for a little is the second. The third card is just elegant! I took a peek at your wedding cards you made for your children too....beautiful!!
    My Card

  15. Sorry about the game Chrissie, but I love the cards...all quite different, and I like them all.

  16. The embossed heart is beautiful, exactly the kind of card I love but the gingham D with the daisies is sooo cute!
    Thanks for looking at mine and the constructive comments. Love LIM challenges - thank you!

  17. Wowzer Chrissie these look absolutely beautiful I love the large letter as a focal point I have found this selection so inspirational.
    Lorraine x

  18. Great cards as always Chrissie. My fav is actually the one you didn't put on the challenge blog - the floral D.

  19. fabby cards, chrissie!! thank you so much for your lovely comments!! i do so appreciate them!

  20. Fabulous cards Chrissy and a fabulous challenge, don't know how you think them all up!
    Helen x

  21. All lovely cards. The gingham D with the little daisies is so sweet :o) Lisa x

  22. Gorgeous cards Chrissie, love them all! This has been an interesting challenge, I've enjoyed playing again, Thank you so much, Gay xxx
    p.s what a shame about the awful weather how dare it spoil your cricket, cheek!!!!xx

  23. Hi Chrissie, I haven't had a chance to check out your personal site until now. Gorgeous work. Thanks for your query regarding the inspiration for my card. It came from the article on stamping a frame in this months Craft stamper (July's issue, page 28). I liked the effect so much that I decided to reverse it and chose the colours of lilac and pink as they are my Gran's favourite colours. I look forward to next weeks challenge.

  24. Fabulous creations as always. thanks for another fabby challenge

    ali x

  25. I love your monogrammed cards this week Chrissie but I followed the links to the wedding cards you did for your 'children' and am fascinated by them. Your daughter's stationery (the first cards you ever made? Shall we all give up now?!) with its touch of chocolate chiffon and understated monogram detail and your son's wonderful intertwined initials and popped up tiles... I absolutely love them. Vx

  26. They're all gorgeous although I especially love the big D filled with flowers!

  27. Hi Chrissie

    Love all your cards this week - thanks for the constant inspiration!


  28. Beautiful cards Chrissie and so clever as usual.

  29. I love the cards for Daisy with the daisies on the D. Is she helping you stamp yet? The anniversary card is so elegant as are the wedding cards you've done. Thanks for sharing so much with so many!

  30. Two really lovely cards, I just love that heart that you have used it is stunning.

    Kath x

  31. Wonderful cards, a fab post full of inspiration! Love the gingham and pretty flowers, so sweet!

  32. Your grand daughter's cards are absolutely lovely! You daughter's embossed stationary is wonderful, and the anniversary card is very elegant and beautiful too! You have been busy!

  33. Three beautiful monogram cards. Thanks for showing us that monograms can be used in such a variety of ways! I especially like the baby card with that sweet gingham.


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