Sunday, 16 October 2016

Less is More Spiders and Insects

For a change to Christmas cards, I was glad to take part in this week's Less is More challenge which is

Spiders or Insects

Although the theme conjures up Halloween and all things spooky I decided to use my Card-io stamps which aren't at all spooky but the challenge is open to interpretation, so here's my card:

And here's it is a bit closer - you can see my little critters a bit better.

That was a fun card to do - but I suppose I'd better be getting on with my Christmas cards again.

Oh! btw the sentiment stamp is from my trusty Paula Pascual set.

Have a good Sunday and thank you for dropping by.


Sunday, 4 September 2016

Less is More: Peacock Feathers

This weeks challenge from the Less is More team is to use colours from a Peacock Feather.

This is my first attempt at using my Spectrum Aquas to create the background and I'm quite pleased with the result. The Peacock stamp and sentiment is from a Kanban set I have.   

Here's my card:

Thanks for dropping by.


Saturday, 20 August 2016

Less is More - Week 290 - Theme - Exotic

Hi visitor - thanks for dropping by to see my entry to this week's Less is More challenge which is:


Here's my card:

This beautiful tiger stamp is from Sheena's Taste of India range.  I just stamped the image and masked him off.  I them used a circle stencil to create the background.  The sentiment stamp is also from the same set.

A really quick CAS card.

Thanks once again from dropping by.


Monday, 11 July 2016

Less is More 284 - Time

Great challenge this week from Less is More:

It's TIME 
for another
and this time the theme is


Here's my card:

I've stenciled the background using a 'That Special Touch' clock mask and an Anna Griffin inkpad which is a lovely subtle colour.  The stamp is from Lisa B Designs which I just coloured very lightly with watercolour pencils.  A very simple CAS card. I hope you like it.

Thanks for dropping by. Have a good week.



Sunday, 15 May 2016

Less is More week 276 - At Sea

Hi all.  I've made a card this afternoon to enter into the Less is More challenge which is as follows:


The theme for this week is 
At Sea

And here's my card:

To create the card I used my computer to print the sentiment - I hope you like the pun.  I then stamped the fish and masked it off to stamp the background.

I used a very old background stamp from Rubbadubbadoo (one of their stick n stamp range).  I rubbed it over with Adirondack Pool and Distress Ink Stormy Sky which I think has given a nice wave look.

The fish is one of Hobbycraft's own range which cost about a pound - I used Prisma pencils to colour him.  Very quick and simple card to do.  I hope you like it.

Thanks for dropping by.


Thursday, 28 April 2016

AAA Cards Challenge - Stencils

Thank you to the AAA Cards Challenge for choosing my card as the winner in the stencils challenge.  I'm very proud to claim my badge:

And if you didn't see it, here's the card I won it for:


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Less is More Week 273 Saints and Dragons or Heroes

The challenge for this week is as follows:

For some fun this week our recipe is to include

Saints, Dragons or Heroes.

St. George's Day takes place on April 23rd every year, recognising the patron saint of England, apparently made famous for slaying a dragon and saving a distressed maiden.
There are not usually many celebrations in honour of this day, so this will be our little salute!
You don't have to portray elements of this story, but whatever your imagination conjures up with this theme.
We would however like an explanation if your link is tenuous!
Just have fun!

And here's my card:

I don't have any stamps of dragons, saints or heroes so I found these fab digi stamps and took them into Serif and managed to make a group out of them.  The cake and flame are also digi stamps and I put the flame on top of the cake to look like those ditzy characters set it alight.  I coloured them with Prisma pencils (I've not had a play with them for ages so it was fun doing some colouring).  The sentiment was printed from the computer.  I recently bought some TODO basic square dies and they are great, brilliant sizes to mat and layer; they're bigger than the Spellbinder squares.
Thanks for dropping by