Saturday, 10 November 2012

One Layer week again already?

Today on Less is More, I'm being joined by Jen as Guest Designer, whilst Mandi is still busy with her new business. Jen makes the most amazing cards and I shall be glad to have her support.

On Thursday I went to the NEC with my lovely friend Anne. We had a super day and bought loads of goodies, but the traffic on the way home was horrendous. I believe there was an accident somewhere near to the M42 which we were trying to get on to. We saw lots of flashing blue lights... police, ambulances, a fire engine and traffic control cars. An officer from the latter drove up to the roundabout, laid out a barrier of cones in front of a line of cars waiting to access the roundabout and then drove off. Goodness knows how long they were stuck there, We decided to take a punt on going  on the M6 south instead and let the lady in the Sat Nav tell us where to go from there. We only added 11 miles to the journey and were moving all the time, which is so much better than being parked on a roundabout!
Here is my stash!
Lots of dies and some Pan Pastels!

I can't wait to get going on this lot!

Here are my cards for Less is More this week.
Two  little Stampin Up houses with a computer generated sentiment.

This is a little Art Impressions stamp, coloured with watercolour pencils . The sentiment is from Inkylicious  and the little heap of rocks is from Hobby Art.

Finally, a little strip of houses from my Stampin' Up wheel, gently coloured with watercolour pencils in neutral shades. The sentiment is also from Stampin' Up.
My daughter and grandchildren are coming to stay tonight, I can't wait to see them again. Daisy does love to have a sleep over at Granny's!
Have a great weekend.


  1. Looks like your scarf is well underway! I like all your cards, but the Stampin' Up wheel one is just adorable, I do love this one, must try out the wheels sometime, great effect.
    I've been using my Little Clair card and catching up on cards to send out, glad I replaced it!
    Have fun with the family this weekend

  2. Wow wonderful goodies.
    Great cards xx Jan

  3. Wonderful cards - love the look of those goodies .... bet you will have loadsa fun with those Pan Pastels.


  4. Fabulous cards as always
    Looks like you had a great day on Thursday - that was the day I was there too but as a "local" I didn't encounter any problems with motorway traffic although I must admit the M40/M42 are notorious for accidents and snarling up the complete area.

    Love the look of your stash - you've got several things that are on my wish list but unfortunately I was on a very strict budget this year :(

    Look forward to seeing what you make with all that loveliness.


  5. Fabulous as always lovely lady and fab haul

    Have a fab weekend

    Ali x

  6. cor loving your stash.....and what wonderful the less is more ..but i find i cant stop myself adding lol!!! but good job were not all the same....glad you got home safe and sound too...hugs sassyxxxx

  7. Well, you obviously had a super time at the show! :) Love the theme this week and your cards are just fab - as always! I really like the last one with the row of houses!

    So glad you have some help too!

  8. Ooo you got a nice lot of new stash there, was very tempted by those lavinia stamps but still didnt buy any. Did buy myself some dies though. Can't wait to see what you make with it all

    Love your cards, was tempted to use a lighthouse stamp but wasnt sure what to do with it. xx

  9. Love your 'house' theme and your creations. My fav is the 3rd one, it's great with the 'doodle' style images. Shirleyx

  10. Fab cards Chrissie, loving the theme:) What a wonderful array of stash you obviously had a great time, I keep meaning to try Pan Pastels. Delighted that Jen is joining you, her cards are always a delight. Have a wonderful time with Libby and the children:)
    Val x

  11. Glad you had a good time at the NEC Chrissie and pleased you got some help with LiM. You've made some super one layer cards this week... and I've just realised that my pulled-out-of -the-bag house card wasn't one layer! Aaargh - back to the drawing board! Vicky x

  12. Great cards Chrissie! I always get a warm and fuzzy feeling when I bring home a stash like that. Sometimes I just lay it on the table and just stare at it.....

  13. Lovely cards and that is some stash that you managed to get

  14. Wonderful examples Chrissie, just love the monochrome, must try that with the cream card stock I have. So pleased that Jen has joined the team as a guest. Your new stash looks very tempting, must admit part of the reason I have not been to the NEC for ages is the time spent in traffic! Pleased your journey was not too extended.

  15. You seemed to have got a decent amount of stash Chrissie - I think the show was definately smaller - not as many visitors either (yet Cake International was packed!) I'll definately stick to the local fairs in future - the doncaster ones are much better. I'll photograph my new storage unit when it arrives in December....

    I love your monochrome houses this week - so simple but so effective. I didn't find I got a good impression with my rooftop stamp either - had to use embossing ink under the black and stamp it on a mat so perhaps its the stamp design.


  16. Great cards - love the row of houses and your subtle colouring. Looks like you had a good time at the NEC!

  17. Lovely goodies. Super inspiration should have looked here before I rushed to enter mine! x

  18. Lots of lovely new stash and a bumper box of pan pastels! Fab cards as always.

  19. You have adorable house images, too, Chrissie! I've just come from Jen's site to congratulate her and thank her for offering to help you. Your cute cards are just my kind of whimsicalicious!!

    I'm home and heading out to the Playhouse where I hope to find my Moe Joe awaiting me with a nice relaxing card massage! Wait. What?

  20. Fabulous cards, Chrissie! I love all your houses! Looks like you found a lot of fabulous items on your shopping trip. :) ann

  21. I love the "from our house to yours"card. I just love the words!
    Lovely cards Chrissie.
    Glad to see you have a friend on board again!

  22. All fabulous cards Chrissie, can't choose a fav this time, love them, all equally.Oooh great stash too, enjoy playing with it all :) Viv xx


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