Saturday, 15 August 2015

Less is More - Week 237

Hi guys

Firstly, apologies that it's been a whole week since my last post.  It's been a hectic week at work, with me returning after a week off and my boss preparing for his two weeks away so I've just been crashing out in the evenings.  I also have my mum staying with me for a week so we've been catching up in the evenings.

Saying that, I did of course manage to make a couple of cards for the new challenge just going live at Less is More this morning.  We are back with our regular Theme challenge and this week our theme is...


So, an easy peasy challenge really but please remember to keep your entries clean and simple with some white space.

As most of you know I love Clearly Besotted products, that's what I have the most of in my stash and both of my cards today use CB stamps and dies.

Here's my first card...

I created an oval mask using a die and gently blended the oval using Distress Ink.  I stamped the stars in different colours of Versa Color ink.  I die cut the 'congrats' from the stamped panel, added a cardstock panel to the reverse with some adhesive added, then stacked the word die up on more white die cuts before adhering the original stamped die cut as the top layer.  I then added some Glossy Accents to highlight.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Superstar
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Versa Color - Boysenberry, Mountain Lake, Orange and Pinecone
  • Dies: Lil' Inker Designs - Oval Stitched Dies; Clearly Besotted - Congrats Word Die
  • Accents: Glossy Accents

Challenge entries:

ColorQ - Challenge #303

Daring Cardmakers  - Talking Texture
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Spots and Stripes
Simply Create Too - Challenge #92 - Anything Goes

One of my friends brought a lovely little girl into the world this week so my second card is being sent off to her...

I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of pale pink vellum, heat embossed in white and wrapped this around a white cardstock panel.  I then stamped the onesie and the flower logo onto some polka dot paper and again heat embossed in white before fussy cutting out and popping up on 3D foam.  The panel was adhered flat to the card base and a few silver Doodlebug Sprinkles added to accent.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Baby Love (discontinued) and Little Onesie
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn - Let's Polka Mon Amie
  • Accents: Doodlebug Sprinkles - Silver

Challenge entries:

Crafty Catz - Challenge #288 - New Beginnings
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #386 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - August Challenge - Anything Goes with a Stamp and a Die

Please pop by my teamies' blogs to show them some love, they have some lovely examples to inspire you once again this week.  Lots of occasions call for Congratulations cards so I hope to see your entry in our gallery this week :)


  1. Your cards are both lovely. Thanks for joining in with the "Talking Texture" challenge from The Daring
    this week

  2. They are gorgeous!! The glossy accents on the sentiment is so creamy and shiny, I like it!! And the pink vellum on the cute baby card was the best choice!!! I've pinned the card. I need a card like that in October for my friend :D

  3. Both are wonderful cards Anita but the one with the baby romper is so cute, love it.
    Hugs Veerle

  4. The glossy accents on the Congratulations card is so effective and loving the really cute baby card, the white embossing is so neat and just gorgeous x

  5. Thanks for the awesome inspiration Anita!

  6. Fantastic designs again Anita.
    Rocking the gallery at LIM once more! Love both cards but the close up on your first one showing all the glossiness to your congrats sentiment is just AWESOME! Sarah x

  7. Clever CAS designs, Anita! Such great design touches always make them stand out :)

  8. Two absolutely amazing congratulation cards, Anita! The stars on the first, with the camo sentiment is such fun; the baby card totally precious! WOW!

  9. Love them both, cool and cute! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  10. Fabulous cards as always. Love the glossy accents on the first one and the cute little baby card is simply adorable. xx

  11. Simply fabulous card...just love your wonderful way of saying festive! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

  12. The card with the stars has the best balance of color, they are complimenting each other so well. The second one is sooooo cute !!!

  13. Very nice CAS. Thanks for joining the Simply Create Too challenge!

  14. Two fantastic cards Anita. Have fun spending time with your mum! xx

  15. Gorgeous cards! I love the glossy sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too!

    Hugs, Marja
    Simply Create Too DT

  16. These are fab Anita, love those starry congrats
    Enjoy your time with your mum x

  17. Such a lovely baby card,just right for our challenge.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz

    Tracey GDT


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