Monday 12 November 2012

Less is More week 93-one layer

Well it's a horrible day here today but I do have good news! Firstly I was showcased this week, so exciting, and this morning I found out that I was a winner over at Crafty Cardmakers and I've won a voucher for the Stamp Man:)
 I must be on a winning streak as I won £510 at our pub quiz last week!!!

Anyway back to this week's LIM challenge and it's great to see that Chrissie has a helper in the guise of Jen whilst Mandi is busy with her new shop. It's a one layer card week and the theme is HOUSES. Lot's of ideas on the blog especially if you think outside the box! My initial idea I loved but worried that it didn't qualify but I'm sure Chrissie or Jen will let me know:)

It's a Memory box die and I made two cards using the positive and negative die cuts, the sentiment is a freebie and I have shadow stamped it with SU Basic Grey and Stazon white ink. The die cuts just fit together like a jigsaw, very easy and effective.

This next card I stamped with the Crafty Individual stamp that I got as a gift for being published in Craft Stamper.

 I stamped with versamark and embossed in black then dusted some colour to create the sky and tree. I added some glitter and dots of red sakura pen on to the tree. I hand wrote the sentiment.
Finally I used a set of Christmas stamps from Jenny Mayes to create a scene using SU Basic Grey ink , promarkers and a touch of glitter.

I feel I'm competing with Susan this week but I was on a mission to create more Christmas cards:)
Thanks for staying with me on this rather long posting I should have suggested you make a cup of tea! Hope you leave a comment so that I can visit you:)


Aquarius said...

You have been busy and now you have a lovely selection of super Christmas cards. Congratulations and good to hear you seem to be on a winning streak - maybe just as well (joking really) you won't be there o Saturday - we wouldn't stand a chance!!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous set of cards, val!!! love what you did with the memory box die! congrats on your wins... enjoy!

Stamps and Paper said...

Well Val they say everything comes in 3's...well done on all your wins...Whata a lovely selection of cards


Vicky Hayes said...

If you're lucky Val, everything'll come in fours - go and buy that lottery ticket! So pleased to see you show-cased this week and congratulations on your wins too. This selection of cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love the colour combination on the bottom one, the fitting together dies idea is superb, and what an amazing background on the middle one. Vicky x

Sasha said...

OMG! You're on a roll girl...four fabulous cards, and three fantastic wins!! I love all your house cards, and although hard to choose, (as they are all fabulous!!), your third one is my favourite. I hope your luck continues, Val:) x

Linby said...

You are in the money! well done. I used the same die for my card, love the effect you've achieved. The second stamp I saw earlier for the first time and now I see it again - really lovely card you made with it and the colour looks good. I really like the last one - so tempted to get that stamp set now!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic collection of beautiful cards.
Congratulations on your wins.

Chrissie said...

Crikey, I was thinking that we'd got another 'Susan' posting here Val. They are all super, I love how the die-cuts fit together... I guess it's still one layer albeit a joined one!
Congrats on all your wins, you really are on a winning streak, it's a pity a little didn't rub off on me at Gunwharf!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Jenni's Jems said...

These are just brilliant cant decide which is my favourite as each has something that I love about it ! and congrats in winning the crafty cardmakers challenge and the pub quiz!! x

Tara Cardwell said...

loving your jigsaw take on one layer Val - very cunning and it looks brilliant!

Loll said...

Wow ... four fabulous cards!! Love them all! Congrats on your wins!

Unknown said...

Wow Valerie everyone of these cards are gorgeous in their own way!!!!! Fabulous work and I love them all!!!!!

Kathyk said...

All fabulous, I particularly love the simple elegance of the die cut cards


Skye said...

Four marvellous cards. The die cut cards are a brilliant idea. Congratulations on your wins and being showcased.

Julia said...

Great cards. I love what you have done with the Crafty Individuals image, very nice.

Anonymous said...

Are still singing?!!!!
Those are fabulous Valerie, beautiful compositions.
I so like the card you created with the CI stamp.
P.S. At Crafty Individuals Blog this month's challenge is called Festive Sparkle and I notice you added glitter to your card and it is a festive image, just in case you are interested.

Jenny said...

Whoa what a great run of luck Valerie!! Love these cards too.... genius way to use the die cut and love the red roofs on your last card :0)
Jenny x

Jan said...

What a stunning cards, I love them xx Jan

Viv said...

Wow Val what super cards this week, you are on a roll, all super duper!...well done on the wins too....I do hope you have done the lottery this week...and that you remember your friends lol :)( your friend)he he Viv xx


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