Wednesday 15 August 2012

Less is More week 80-one layer

Did I have a good time at Newmarket on Friday? it was fabulous!! Tom Jones was amazing, what a voice and we couldn't believe how close we were to him.The stage was in the middle of the stands and we were on his right, about 20 yards away! Fabulous weather, no winners unfortunately, but as we left he emerged from the back of the stage to get into his car and said goodbye to us:) Then off to Portsmouth for my son, Keir's birthday BBQ and more Charlie time:)
Anyway back to the matter in hand, the latest LIM challenge which is:

and this time the subject of your creations should feature
(This should give you plenty of scope.)
As ever, please don't forget that white space and keep any embellishments to a minimum.

I saw the challenge on Saturday and have been thinking about it since then but couldn't come up with anything particularly original so decided to use some cute House Mouse stamps. It was a good chance to make another Christmas card (and one that's cheap to post)so here's what I created:

Stamped with black Memento ink and coloured with PM's. Glue pen and glitter to highlight the fur on his hat. The sentiment is from a freebie Christmas set, coloured with a red brushmarker and the addition of two red gems.
Thanks for visiting me, you know I love to read your comments and return the compliment:)


Sasha said...
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Sasha said...

I hate typing on this flipping iPad. It's convenient, but tends to have a mind of it's own...sorry, Val.

I am pleased to hear that you had such a lovely weekend, all round, Val

Your card is fabulous! And your colouring is brilliant! A perfect CAS Christmas card, and as you say, it's cheap to posts without all the embellishments x

Aquarius said...

A great single layer card - House Mouse always a winner I reckon

Meggymay said...

Adorable image . love your CAS card.
Yvonne x

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous - Jacqueline xx

Rosemary said...

beautiful christmas card, val... that image is just so cute!!

Unknown said...

Valerie this is such a pretty card and a super stamped image too House Mouse are fab for Christmas cards well done hugs Elaine

Anonymous said...

Hi Valerie
You have been having some fun times, how lovely.
Oh super cute and what a clever idea for keeping postal costs down this Christmas. Hmmm I need to remember that because my cards tend towards the large letter postal rates.
Beautifully coloured.

Stamps and Paper said...

Just love these little mice Val...great card


Chrissie said...

Val, this is an absolute little treasure.
Love it.
Thanks so much
Less is More

Unknown said...

Brilliant card Val - great colouring. Love this image. Think you might find this card won't go through thr slot for "normal" postage as it's got gems on it! I've got one of those postal rulers and checked a similar card to this and it got stuck in the slot.......... Your concert with the magnificent Sir Tom Jones sounds brilliant and how lucky to be so near.

Karen x

G Peplow said...

Hi Valerie, Tom Jones then eh?? LOL I'm pleased you had a lovely time. He seems to be everywhere at the moment! Your card's brill, I love HM and you've coloured it really beautifully, Gay xxx
p.s Ray Davis IS frightening LOL x

Christine said...

Lovely Christmascard Valerie! I also love your blogbackground!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to see Mr Jones lucky girl did he sing it's not unusual lol !!!! Gosh that shows my age ! fabulous card Valerie and I just adore the colouring simply perfect. I really needs some lessons. Great new blog too.

Victoria said...

Am I seriously out of the commenting loop or what? I swear I just read that you were going this Friday - I think my backlog is combined with newer posts and I'm all confused! Anyway, I'm glad you had a terrific time. This one-layer wonder is fantastic - ever so cute and beautifully coloured.

Patrice said...

Woohoo Tom Jones hey, good for you! Love this cute little image and you've coloured it up beautifully. x

Vicky Hayes said...

I love this perfect little card Val - the gems finish the image beautifully. Glad you had a lovely time at Newmarket. You were lucky to be so close to TJ - hope you didn't throw your undies at him LOL! Vicky x

Kathyk said...

Love the card and deeply envious of your concert too


Viv said...

Glad you had a fab time on Fri and over the weekend Val.Tom Jones sounded fun too......but 'it's not unusual'lol. Great card too, I love that image and your colouring if so good also. We enjoyed our babysitting yesterday( Alex was an angel) , we must be good at it too as we are doing it again on Wed for them lol.... and Charlie on Monday too. No time these days for anything else,so doing a bit of commenting when I can :)Viv xx


OOOOoooh Val - you lucky girl - I LOVE Tom Jones! Love your card too - the image is just so cute!
Hugs, Sylvia x

Mandi said...

Cracking card Valerie
Superbly coloured
Thanks very much
"Less is More"

Darnell said...

I just love this stamp design, they make the cutest Christmas images and your coloring is superb!! Cool "boy" card below as well!!

Dortesjs said...

wow♥WOW♥wow so so sweet


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