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Monday, 25 March 2013

Less is More week 112-recipe

Hi everyone from a very cold London town! I can't believe we are a quarter way through the year and it's still freezing. We have had snow but nothing like up north!! That's more like Canadian winters with houses covered in snow drifts. Anyway back to this week's challenge over at LIM towers. The criteria is to use BEADS somewhere on your card which didn't appear that difficult but I spoke too soon:) Definitely less is more and my 2nd attempt was more to my liking, come and see:


I stamped an SU Christmas bauble and a blossom from Bright Blossoms with Paris Dusk. I stamped the bauble again and cut the bottom straight for a vase effect. I popped it up on silicone glue and added 3 sprigs of pearl beads. The sentiment is a WOW one.

Now for my first attempt which is a tad over the top!!


The stamp is a magazine freebie and I added seed beads for her stole. They seemed to get everywhere and the card grew larger than I wanted and my idea, which I thought was a winner, was not! One to be de constructed and used elsewhere methinks:):

14 comments:

Rosemary said...

your LIM card is out of this world gorgeous, val!! love those pearl sprigs!! the second card is pretty darn good, too...

Susan said...

Both of these cards are fabulous!! I really love the beads on the first card!

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Val but my favourite has to be the vase of flowers...

ANne

Jen said...

val these are fab... first one is my fave with the beaded sprigs
Thanks for joining us this week
Jen
"Less Is More"

Fiona said...

Well done on managing two cards, have to say the first one does it for me. So elegant and classy.

Katina said...

Oooh, they're both fabulous Val, but the first one is definitely my favourite!
xx

Meggymay said...

Both these cards are beauties, the first would be my favorite as well.
Yvonne x

Loll Thompson said...

LOVE that vase of flowers and bead sprigs. Lovely colors too and perfectly CAS (and beautiful)! The second card is so pretty with the seed bead stole - looks like it took a lot of work!.

I laughed about the Canadian winters ... it's only snowy and freezing up north. Where I am (Vancouver, B.C.) ... we hardly had any snow this year and today the sun is shining and it's warm enough to sit outside and enjoy a cup of tea! :) Loll xx

Karen B said...

Don't you just hate that Loll?!!! lol I bet she's sent the weather over on purpose......... anyway back to the matter in hand - both cards are lovely but my favourite is the first one with the spray. Love the way you've slightly offset the blue and white punched borders on your second card. You'll probably be hoovering up seed beads for ever and a day! Still keeping fingers crossed for our trip up to you on Saturday - it's been trying to snow all day but didn't come to much.......just very, very cold.

Karen x

Viv said...

Great cards Val but the first is my fav too, great colour combo and stamping too.You should have seen my first dragonfly....what a disaster...I tore it up in the end.Wasn't easy this week was it?? :) Viv xx

Chrissie said...

These are gorgeous Val, but that first one is an absolute stunner!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Viv's Visuals said...

Great cards! The LIM one is just beautiful - great use of the sprays. xS

Lynne said...

They are both fab but the first one is amazing, love the pearl sprigs, great idea.
Lynne xxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Two wonderful cards Val - the SU bauble vase is my favourite (I LOVE SU products!!) and the pearl sprays look fabulous. Love that deep blue too.

Yes, it's still very cold up here in West Yorkshire Val - the white fluffy stuff is still with us, but hopefully, one day soon, we will have sunshine and warmth!!!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

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