Saturday, 23 May 2015

Exciting News!

Good morning crafters

Today I'm thrilled to be sharing some exciting news with you!

After spending a few weeks guest designing with the lovely ladies at Less is More I have been asked to become a permanent member of their Design Team...woohooo!!!

When Chrissie asked me I didn't hesitate to say yes.  Less is More is one of my favourite challenge blogs and one that I've tried to enter most weeks since I discovered the world of craft blogs and challenges so I'm absolutely delighted to be joining their little team.  I only hope I can match their standard each week and provide you with some inspiration.  Thanks so much Chrissie, Sarah and Anne for having me! xx

So, on to this week's challenge.  We are back with a Recipe challenge and we would like you to

Use some metal


Here are my DT cards to hopefully inspire you...



I stamped the tree from Clearly Besotted's Joy to the World set in Neptune Versa Color ink and heat embossed with some embossing powder by All Night Media called Crystal Sparkle.  The blue frame is actually white cardstock, inked around the edges and heat embossed the same way to match.  I added a silver star brad to the top of the tree and the sentiment is a metal bar embellishment which has an eyelet fastener on the back.  These metal embellies have been in my stash for years.





The dotted glitter cardstock is called Sherbert Pips by Kanban and is die cut using a pierced square by MFT Die-namics, as is the small white square.  Then, using some textured paper I layered it up to create a baby's nappy, using a circular die to cut the leg holes and folded the layers around and secured them at the back.  A small safety pin finished it off.  I then stamped the simple sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Little Onesie set.




I really struggle with masculine cards so I'm really pleased with this one.  On a strip of dark grey cardstock I used translucent embossing paste through a metal effect stencil by Dutch Doobadoo.  Once dry I added a hammer charm/brad (from my stash) to some co-ordinating grosgrain ribbon and wrapped this around, securing on the back.  This was then mounted on a strip of lighter grey cardstock and a simple sentiment was stamped to finish, this from Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches.

I'd like to link this last card at the following challenges:

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Challenge #87 - Embossing
Simply Create Too - Challenge #86 - Keep It Simple


Thanks so much for visiting today, I do hope you'll have a go at our challenge to use some metal, this certainly challenged me to dig deep into my stash and use some embellishments I always forget about.

I hope to see you soon.


36 comments:

  1. Yeah! I'm happy dancing!!!! So thrilled you said YES Anita and huge congrats!
    Love all your cards always and I can't pick a favourite here. Fantastic embossing behind that hammer to make your metal pop! Love the cute nappy and pin that's so clever and you know I adore CBS stuff so that's always gonna be a winner! Hope you get lots of well done wishes this week. X

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  2. Congratulations Anita, you'll be a great asset to the DT. I really like the baby card. The colour is lovely and it's a great use of metal :)

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  3. Congratulations Anits love your cards xx Jan

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  4. Well done on joining the team. Love your cards, especially the baby one :) xx

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  5. Brilliant news Neets! Well done. I love your cards here, what a tough challenge this week (for me at least!).

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  6. Wonderful inspiration cards Anita, thank you.
    And a huge BIG congrats on your position of newest DT member at the LiM challenge blog.
    Well deserved, good luck with your new assignment.
    Hugs, Veerle x

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  7. PS: forgot to say i really,really love that masculine card, great make. ;-)
    xx

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  8. SO delighted to have you aboard permanently Anita, your contribution is outstanding... as demonstrated yet again by these fabulous cards... the first one is gorgeous, the masculine one is perfect and the nappy...well... just clever!
    BIG Welcome!
    Chrissie xxx

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  9. Congrats Anita, well deserved. I have those Happy Christmas brads as well and never know what to do with them as they are so heavy! £ fab cards. :)

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  10. Vert nice cards and congratulations on your new design team!!

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  11. Fab news - congrats! You have been a great GD for LIM so it is wonderful to see you become part of the team :) Love these cards - the sweet metallic elements add great finishing touches. The nappy card is so clever and I love that little hammer!

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  12. Congratulations and well done! Just found your site and love your work!

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  13. Wow, all 3 of your LIM "metal" cards are CAS PERFECTION! Congratulations for being chosen as a member of the LIM DT. You are a perfect addition. TFS

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  14. What a great news - so well deserved! Love your cards, Jo x

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  15. Congratulations! Such good news and I look forward to seeing even more of your cards. Love the metal cards.

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  16. Great ideas for using metal embellishments - the masculine card is particularly wonderful. Congrats to you and the design team - I look forward to being inspired by your artwork.

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  17. Congrats! These metal cards are so unique and masculine.

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  18. This is a fabulous masculine card! Love the hammer charm....so manly. Thanks for joining is at Seize the Birthday!

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  19. Very beautiful cards. Any other, to another purpose, but they have a common metal element. I love the card for baby girl-revolutionary idea of doing a diaper. Thank you for the inspiration :-)
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  20. Congrats on your news! These cards are gorgeous, I love the stencilling on the last card, Cathy x

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  21. Love all 3 cards. I must get some translucent embossing paste, the effect you've got with it is amazing. Karen x

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  22. Congratulations. All these cards are wonderful and so different. So many tips here. That nappy is very cute.

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  23. That's such exciting news, congratulations!! You must be over the moon but I can totally understand why they asked you. Your posts were all fantastic and these cards are even more impressive. They just didn't want to let you go!!! Love the nappy card, I think its genius and so hilarious!!

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  24. Fabulous cards Anita!
    So glad to see the fabulous masculine card linked at Seize the birthday!

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  25. Congrats Anita!! I'm so happy for you. And Less Is More is so lucky to have you join full time. I LOVE your work, and today's cards highlight your amazing talent. xx

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  26. Congrats on your DT position! Great cards, I love the baby one, and the little hammer on your masculine card!

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  27. Congrats on your DT position Anita - so well deserved. Loving your stenciled cards this week - that nappy card is just so cute though!!!
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  28. Fabulous selection of cards ... I struggle with masculine cards too!
    Congratulations on joining the Design Team - I love this challenge and try to enter every week but this year family needs have restricted my crafting.,
    Elaine

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  29. Don't know how I missed this post ~ CONGRATS to you, Anita! Less is More is an awesome challenge blog, and I know you will be an asset to the team...WTG!
    Every one of your cards are fabulous! I think I also have those metal embellies in a drawer somewhere, too - LOL! Beautiful crisp, clean design on your first card, darling baby card and I love how you added texture on the last one...very cool hammer, too!

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  30. Yay!congratulations Anita :) your cards are so perfect!

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  31. What a fabulous trio of incredible cards!

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  32. So lovely to see you become a permanent member of the LIM DT. All three of your DT cards are gorgeous; wonderful CAS inspiration using metal in 3 quite different ways. Thanks. Stef x

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  33. Congratulations on your DT spot ..... well deserved!
    Lovely cards too this week..... the baby card is just adorable! Great job!! xx

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  34. Huge congrats on your LIM DT spot! Love that male card - thanks for linking it up to Seize The Birthday :)

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  35. 3 fab cards Anita and huge congratulations on becoming a permanent LIM team member - you are such an asset to the team!

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