Sunday, 1 May 2011

Less Is More Challenge Number 13

Over at the Less Is More site this week is a ‘lucky dip’, we get to choose between using the two sentiments Thank You or Congratulations.Haven’t been able to sleep so have made a few cards, well five… Am entering them all in one post for ease of commenting. A couple of them are good and a couple need slight adjustments.  Hoping that you will tell me what you think they should be.

Just a quick note to say that if any of the images don’t look right please click on them as they open correctly.  Sorry if this causes any of you problems.

Card One

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DL sized card, used a smaller netbook cover for the flowers. The stamp is from Elusive Images and was stamped using Brilliance Ink Starlight Black. The bling was already placed in position.  I think that the sentiment should have been stamped horizontally and not diagonally and possibly in Black ink to match the vibrancy of the flowers.

Card Two

LIM wk 13 heart 01

The heart was die cut using my Pazzle Inspiration then run through the Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing folder.  Used mirri card and then coloured using alcohol inks and bling from stash.  The stamp is from CD stamp set and used Versafine Black ink.  Here is a macro of the embellishment where i hope you can see the ink colours a little better.Something is missing on this card but not too sure what…

LIM wk 13 heart 02

Card Three

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Hoping this is CAS as have used a lovely green cardstock but have left enough space for it to work.  Rounded the bottom corners on this card and have added some lovely tie dyed ribbon of orange and yellow.  The green cardstock has calmed down the vibrant colour of the ribbon which i like.  The image is from Kanban and have mounted it onto a plain cream paper.  The sentiment is from CD Stamp set and again used Versafine ink, the bling is from stash.

 Card Four

LIM wk 13 birds 01

Rounded the top corners using a WRMK Corner Rounder half inch size.  The birds were dies cut using my Pazzle Inspiration and are different sizes, added pearls for their eyes.  The flower sentiment is from a set by Craftword Cards, they colour up beautifully and are pearlised, used Peeled Paint DI to colour round the edge.  The border was made from using the lime green cardstock and painting some Verro Paste colour 903 through a stencil from Creative Imaginations called swirls. This paste is amazing, this is the first time i have used it. You only  need a small amount to add dimension and sparkle to your cards etc. This macros shot shows how it looks up close.

LIM wk 13 birds 02

Card FiveLIM wk 13 congrats 01 This card has to be one of my favourites but i’m not too sure it is CAS as it doesn’t leave much white space at all… Maybe on reflection i should have used a larger sized base card. Loving the colour combinations here and the simple message of Congratulations. Used Kanban Kit of Frames and sentiments, layered up two of the different frames using similar tones of the same colour.  The aqua and copper background swirl card was made by me using the Cuttlebug Embossing folder and then using Ranger Ink Dabbers to add the colour. Here is another and i promise the last macro of this post lol.

LIM wk 13 congrats 02

So, there are the five very tired creations and i am off to get some sleep if i can as my eyelids are now drooping.  Hope the post isn’t too long and you can leave me some feedback.  Love to learn this way and won’t get upset if you don’t like anything  i’ve produced this week so feel free to say what you will.




This week the fabulous mustavcoffee sent me notice of an award. Popped over to her blog she has very kindly awarded me this:

Versatile Blogger image blog award


Conditions are i must tell you five things about myself and pass this onto five other Bloggers. I have already told you things about me but in the spirit of the award am going to try for five new ones, here goes:

1.     Like to craft in the night or early morning

2.     Known my best friend for over 25 years

3.     Don’t like pink or any pink crafting tools

4.     Just started designing cutting files on my PI, they are free and are on my Wordpress Blog

5.     Have already started making my xmas presents

Hope these facts aren’t too boring…

The Five People i would like to pass this onto will be chosen when i go and comment on this weeks entries.  Will post the names on here over the next few days. As mustavcoffee says if you don’t want to pass the award on it’s fine.

Will add the Badge onto my Blog very soon and once again THANK YOU mustavcoffee. If you haven’t already found this fabulous Blog please click HERE . You will not be disappointed by this lively, funny and very inspirational Blog.

Thanks for dropping by and i hope you have all enjoyed your long weekend off and the sunshine:-)


  1. Wow what a stunning collection of card. So different but all evenly beautiful and classy!

  2. Goodness, the things that happen in the early hours! These are great and for the most part I concur wholeheartedly with your own critiques. I think that number 4 is my favourite, although I prefer the rounded corners at the bottom for some reason!... does that tell you something about me???
    Super cards!
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  3. A fabulous set of cards, all are really great but my preference would be number 1.

    Kath x

  4. Wow you where busy !!!!! Love all of them but my fave is the last one. Am a bit of a grungy girl at heart. Perfect textures and colours.


  5. Hey There, WOW you've been very busy in the small hours, great cards all. My favourite is the first although I'm really rather taken with the little birdies, love the dimension of the paste. All gorgeous colours and (mostly!) CAS . Hope you've caught up with some sleep, have a great Bank Holiday:0) xxx
    p.s , you're not boring at all, it's lovely to know a little more about you:0)xx

  6. A FABULOUS selection and I'm hard pushed to pick a fave - can't decide between one and two!, so they're both my faves!


  7. Fabulous set of cards. They are all great but no 1 is my kind of card.
    Lynne xxx

  8. Wow you have been busy! I like card no 1 because of the brightly coloured flowers and card no 4 because it's so cute. x

  9. Gorgeous cards! I love them all, but particularly the first - fab colours!

  10. My goodness, you have been a busy bee. A great selection of cards and all so different. My faves are the first one (fab colours), second one (LOVE the altered heart) and the last one, fab frame. xx

  11. You've really been BUSY! I love the look of the first card. Not sure it it's all one image, but if not...if you could have dropped the pink flower a bit, you could add the sentiment above it, but below the top of the green image. That might make it seem more balanced.

    I LOVE the image on the second card. Lots of work in that. I think you might be more please with it if the card were a bit wider so that the heart doesn't look overcrowded.

    Love the rounded corners on the third card.

    THe birdies on the fourth cards...awesome!

    THe fifth card is probabaly a little "More" and now enough "less"...but still a beautiful work of art!

    If I'd tried to do any of these with little sleep, I'm afraid I wouldn't have posted mine...I DO need my "beauty" sleep...and LOTS of it! LOL!!

  12. LOVE the first card moh
    the colours are my fav
    Continued thanks
    Diva LIM
    Less is More

  13. Nice to see I'm not the only night hawk around here :) What a busy bee you've been...I have to say your first card is my fave as the style and colours appeal to me and I agree with you that the sentiment would look great in black then you could have stamped it across the stems perhaps. If I'm not sure of placement I stamp onto acetate then I can move it around to find the best space to stamp it.
    Jenny x

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  15. FireDragon47091 May 2011 at 23:56

    Great set of cards, my favourite being the first one. The heart is lovely, but needs a bigger card base I think. Hope you got some sleep after all this crafting and that you've enjoyed the long weekend xx

  16. How lovely these are MoH! I especially like the first (and think you're right about the straight sentiment in black) and the fourth cards.

  17. a fantastic group of cards! the heart on the 2nd one is just amazing!

  18. Fabulous cards, love the inked heart, it's beautiful.

  19. Fabulous collection of cards


  20. What a busy lady! Love them all and the different textures and use of product. TFS. Zx

  21. wow what a batch of cards. They are all lovely but my fav is the heart-great texture and detailing.

  22. Gorgeous collection of cards, think I love the second one most of all.

  23. All beautiful cards, my choice would be number one. Hazel x

  24. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that first card - so striking - it called out to me from the mass of cards in the Less is More collection this week!

  25. Five creations.......whoever called this challenge Less is
    Loving them all.....Annette x

  26. Hey you've been busy! Popped over to say hi and wow, all these cards - all brilliant but each one different, think my fave is No 4 with the cheeky birds Hugs Sxx

  27. What a show of cards all fab but my favourites are 1 and 4...

    Babs x

  28. Seem to be one step behind you all day on the commenting lol, hope you are well.


  29. Ooooooh, what gorgeous cards! No 2 has to be my absolute fave, but they are all GREAT! Hugs from Germany, Valerie

  30. Blimey Charlie, now that's what I call busy, great ideas and cards, but have to with the first because of the colour, (love colour) and the last 'cause it's "arty"

  31. Hello, well it's card 4 for me. I kept scrolling up and down them all and that one still leapt out at me. Having said that they are all great cards! Wonder how many we will make each next week? ;-) Sarah

  32. Now see why didn't `i think of any of those things. Just want to know how you would do the samosa !!!!!!! sounds intriguing.


  33. So many pretty cards. Glad I checked out your site to see them all.

  34. Wow! what alot you got:))the first card is my favourite ...I love it!
    Sue xx

  35. Love your cards - especially the first one, the colours are amazing - Jacqueline xx.

  36. Fab collection of cards. My fav is the first one - so bright and cheerful
    Caroline xxx