Saturday, 21 November 2015

Less is More Week 251

Good morning

It's time for another new challenge at Less is More.  We are back with a theme challenge this week which is...

Please remember to keep your creations clean and simple

So, I'll get straight to it with my samples...

I stamped five balloons in blue shades and die cut with their co-ordinating dies.  I then positioned them roughly where I wanted them and marked under each one with a pencil.  Further down the card I marked a central point then drew in the 'strings' with a fineliner pen.  The balloons where then adhered in place and the sentiment was stamped onto a panel, die cut using a stitched rectangle die.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Make a Wish; Paper Smooches - Birthday Sampler
  • Dies: Clearly Besotted - Make a Wish; MFT Die-namics - Stitched Rectangles
  • Ink: Versa Color - Cyan, Baby Blue, Royal Blue

Challenge entry:

Crafty Catz - Challenge #302 - Shades of Blue

And my second card...

I die cut a heart and embossed the sentiment and numbers with silver embossing powder.  I cut a smaller heart from a post-it note and placed this onto the white cardstock panel so I could blend out some distress inks, keeping the rough shape of the heart.  The embossed heart was then adhered onto the panel on 3D foam, as was the panel to the card base.

Materials used:
  • Die: X-Cut - Nested Hearts
  • Stamps: Uniko - Classic Numbers
  • Ink: VersaMark; Distress Ink - Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Silver

Challenge entry:

CAS-ual Fridays - Challenge #145 - Precious Metals

Thanks so much for popping by, myself and my teamies would love for you to join us this week and we can't wait to see you in the gallery.


  1. Fun first card! Great colouring on your balloons! And a sweet second card. Have a colourfull weekend!

  2. Gorgeous cards! The balloons looks lovely in shades of blue and I love the simple elegant design of the second card.

    You really must go up Woolacombe beach sometime. There are fabulous walks in that area too. xx

  3. These are both sensational, Anita! Clean and crisp, just the way I like 'em and I think that soft romantic aura around the anniversary heart is so inspired!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Love them both. Can't pick a fave today.
    What a fun theme.

  5. Love the stitched balloons and stitched rectangle. Gorgeous colours and layout x Beautifully elegant on the second card x

  6. Two fabulous those wonderful blue balloons!

  7. Two brilliant takes on the Numbers challenge Anita. The balloon card is great fun - love the sentiment!
    Fabulous anniversary card too - the soft inking really makes the heart "pop".
    Sylvia xx

  8. Both are lovely Anita
    but my fav the blue balloon
    so clever you are to put some different blue of balloons together
    Great CAS card my friend
    see you soon maybe on my Blog
    I miss you

  9. Love these! That birthday card is so fun.

  10. Love this! LOL! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

  11. Crisp, clean, fab and gorgeous as always Anita, love the delicate shades!
    Super classy cards! X

  12. Two super CAS cards Anita, the '29 again' sentiment is brilliant! x

  13. Great cards! Love the silver embossing on the heart! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!


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