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Monday, 29 April 2019

Less is More # 394

Hello there,

It's time for another challenge at Less is More and this fortnight it's the dreaded one layer card.

I'm actually quite comfortable with the OLC now depending on the theme and this one seemed a nice easy one for me. Or so I thought.
My first attempt looked a bit too twee, my second card turned out well enough but I wasn't happy with the colouring, so this, I hope,is third time lucky.

The I've used is from Flourishes. I've had it for years and it's still my favourite floral stamp. It's so versatile and I think it's beautiful.
For this card I've stamped off the edge in Versamark Onyx and embossed with clear EP
I've coloured with a mix of Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens
The sentiment is by There She Goes.

I have a friend, Vanessa, who, although suffering some quite nasty health issues, spends all her spare time making things to either donate to or raise money for various charities. She a lovely lady and one of the most caring people I know. This card is going to her to show her some love and appreciation.

Thank you for popping in x

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Less is More # 393 Take 2

Hello there,

I'm back with a second (and 3rd) card for the challenge at Less is More which is,

Although I was very pleased with my card yesterday for this challenge, I got to thinking what I could do for a change. I've been looking at cards using texture paste and, although I do have some stencils, they are all quite basic and I fancied something a bit fancier.
I'm always banging on about crafting on a budget and I do have to be careful how much I spend on crafting goodies so I tend not to jump in and buy things on a whim. 
So I experimented. This is probably something lots of you have already done but it was a first for me and I'm quite chuffed.
As I said, I do have some stencils.I also have a few brass stencils to use on a light box. They've been put away in drawer for years and I just wondered if they'd work as good as the plastic stencils. It turns out they do.

I used quite a small simple stencil.
I had some homemade texture paste that I made a couple of months ago and coloured some of it with Distress Inks in blue, green and pink.
I'm really pleased with the result and will probably bore you all to death with my ramblings and experiments for weeks ( I'm joking, honest)

Thanks for popping in x

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Less is More #393

Hello there,

Well the past 2 weeks have flown by and it's time for another challenge at Less is More and this time it's a colour challenge.

I made a quick (ha) and simple card today. When I say quick I really mean a good 2 hours faffing about choosing my colour scheme,dies and design and about 5 minutes putting it all together.

I had a good rake about in my handmade background bits box and came up with 2 pieces that I thought were subtle enough. Most of it is bright,vivid colours.
For the frame I used  a piece that I'd smooshed using Cosmic Shimmer paints in blue with a touch of lilac and pink.
I cut the frame using 2 square dies from Spellbinders and Die-namics.
The leaf is an unnamed die from Amazon cut from some green and yellow smooshed card.
The sentiment is also unnamed from Amazon and cut from the same card as the frame.
I've added some very pale blue/grey pearls to finish.

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Thursday, 11 April 2019

The Colour Purple

hello there,

It was my eldest grand daughter's 23rd birthday yesterday. How on earth did that happen? It's not possible seeing as in my head I'm still 35 :)
Anyway it seems I'm deluding myself as Charlotte is all grown up now so I made her a grown up card.

She's always loved the colour purple so that's what she got.
Hand painted ( smooshed) using Cosmic Shimmer paints in purple with a touch of blue here and there..
The die cut topper is by Sweet Dixie with a sentiment by Flourishes
The scrolls are by Papertrey stamped and embossed in gold EP. Some gold thread to tie it all together.

With hindsight I think I maybe should have made a wider border but I'm pleased with the result.

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Monday, 1 April 2019

Mother's day card

Hello there,

Sadly this was the first Mother's day without my mum. It felt strange only making the one card.
Fortunately we still have hubby's mum with us although at 94 and very frail we don't know for how much longer. The family, which is hubby, his 3 sisters, their partners and me took mum in law for a meal yesterday. It also meant that we all got a mothers day without the hassle of cooking a Sunday dinner and no pots to wash either. Bonus!
Ofcourse I made a fussy card with spring colours and lots of flowers.

I used tiny hearts from The Lovely Studio in Dainty Daffodil for the background
The frame is a Spellbinder Die, Gold Labels 4.
Flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The sentiment is by Flourishes
I made a larger card than I usually do, an A5 instead of a 15x 15 square and the frame fits very nicely on it.

Thanks for popping in x