Monday, 25 November 2013

Less is More week 147-Christmas Card

Hi everyone, well this week's challenge over at LIM is Christmas cards, which is good  as I have been making a few over the last week.
                                                                               Week 147
Christmas Cards
but this time with the added proviso to
 Use a Bird!

My first card just uses an EF and an SU sentiment, but it was difficult to get  a good photo as I used some gilding wax on the embossing and it looks strange in the photo but not IRL!  I added some liquid pearls on the corners.

This one is again embossed and the stamp is a Sue Wilson one that I picked up at Ally Pally embossed in gold, which looks horribly yellow in the photo unfortunately.

Finally I just wanted to share a card that I made for my SIL's birthday last week. I was inspired by some cards that Viv made using the belleek technique, which gives such a pretty effect.

Now I have to put my mind to the altered dictionary challenge which is nearing the end but the letter this week is S which is one of the easier choices:)

We were singing yesterday at the Hampstead Xmas fair which is always a great atmosphere and luckily the weather held up for us.

Thanks for taking the time to visit, your comments are always welcome.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Less is More week 146-theme

Whoosh, as Darnell would say, as another week bites the dust and we have a new LIM challenge:) Chrissie and Jen always come up with original themes and this week is no different.

Use Designer Paper in a CAS Way
There's a tendency to forget about Designer Paper when creating Clean and Simple cards, but there is a variety of ways in which it can be used... without covering large areas of the card base.
Let's see what you can come up with!

It had to be a Christmas card as I don't seem to have many and not a lot of time left to make them!! The first card I made ended up not being particularly CAS, check below so I had to have a rethink. I have some Craftwork papers and using my bow die I ended up with a card I was pleased with and one that I am going to make several of, come and see:

The bow is a Die-namics die and the poinsettia is an All Occasion die. The sentiment is from SU embossed with gold detail powder.

This is Bo bunny DP and a Christmas tree cut on my Silhouette with added liquid pearls. Not quite CAS enough but easy to post!!

I'd like to welcome Sue,  who has kindly started to follow my blog and as a SU demonstrator has some fab cards on her blog:)

I made a Christmas cake yesterday and the house still smells gorgeous, hope it tastes as good!!

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

I'm all of a QUIVER!

Well here I am with my latest effort for the alpha challenge over at the Craft Barn. We have not had a huge choice of words this week as it's the letter Q !  Sometimes I find I want to create a more 3D effect and that's what I've done, come and see:

I made a paper pocket and coloured it to resemble a leather quiver to hold my arrows which are cocktail sticks with paper flights.
Lovely sunny day today but very cold! Off to our weekly quiz this evening in a local hostelry with a nice meal beforehand:)
Thanks for visiting and please leave a comment so that I can pop over to your blog!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Less is More week 145-OLC

Well here we are again and another week bites the dust! It was a beautiful day here and I have spent most of it putting everything, well perhaps not everything, back in our newly refurbished bathroom. We are delighted with the finished result and there wasn't too much mess.
Back to this week's LIM challenge which is as follows:

Morning... It's everyone's favourite challenge this week...
One Layer Cards. 
This week we have a simple one for you
Thank You

I was feeling quite pleased with my card and to finish it off I wanted to use my black Paper Pen to highlight the bee's heads and finish it off which I very nearly did!!! There was a slight blockage at the tip and as I squeezed the top flew off and it was  black paint everywhere! Luckily it only affected the bottom corner of my square card  which started off 6 x 6 and is now 4.5 x 5.5!! Come and see:

This card is mostly made with NBUS (never before used stuff!). The background stamp is by Indigo Blu and the bee is from a small Artemio set, all part of a win a few months ago. I also used my SU pricking templates, wow how easy is that, no more random dots!! The bee heads are highlighted with what was left in my Paper pen after the accident:)

The next card I want to show you is the anniversary card I made for my sister Karen which was last month but I forgot to post it, on my blog that is!

Thanks for taking the time to visit it's much appreciated

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

The Alpha challenge

Afternoon all from a blustery wet London town! Just a quick post for the altered dictionary challenge over at the Craft Barn, this fortnight the letter has been N, come and see ~

I used the Majestix branch to create the tree and the nest and one of the little stamps for leaves. The bird is SU Young Vermillion.
This challenge only has two more to go and I have really enjoyed it. There have been hints of something else for next year so watch this space:)

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Less is More week 144-colour challenge

Here I am nice and early with a card for two challenges this week and another card for the Christmas box.
This week's challenge over at LIM is as follows:

We have a slightly different colour challenge for you.  We want to see how our photo inspires you and see cards that have ...
Dark background with a splash of colour(s)

And over at Stamping Sensations the theme is CHRISTMAS.

It's quite unusual to have a black Christmas card but the colours do show up nicely.

Ribbed black card
Japanese glittered paper as a mat
SU Bird on a branch punch
Su Christmas sentiment
WOW embossing glitters

Just finished this post in time as my son Dom has cooked dinner and it's ready:)

Friday, 1 November 2013

Sexy at 60!

No that's not me, I'm way past that:) My lovely friend Michele is 60 today and last night was saying, fabulous at fifty but sexy at 60!! I made a card using some Anna Marie polka dot card which is so pretty, come and see:

Base card 11" x 7" scored at 3 1/2, 4 1/2, 6 1/2 and 7 1/2
Anna Marie polka dot card
Doily cut in half
Tattered lace victorian circle die
All Occasion peitie petals die
WOW sentiment
Sizzex alphabet
number peeloff

As a birthday treat 3 of us are treating Michele  to afternoon tea at the Ritz for  in December, a great time to go as all the decorations are up and they are magnificent:)
Another busy week as we are having our bathroom ripped out and redone and I've not had time to enter this week's LIM challenge:( Hopefully normal service will resume next week:)

Thanking you in advance for any comments you may leave, I love to read them.


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