Saturday 16 July 2016

Less is More Week 285

Hi there

Apologies for the lack of blog posts, it's been a whole week since my last one.  I just seem to be busy all the time (but not doing anything particularly exciting!) at the moment.  I promise to try harder in future ;)

But I'm here today to share the next new challenge over at Less is More where we are back with a Theme challenge and this week it's...

Feel free to interpret this however you like.

My first is a new baby card...

Pretty simple really, just repeated stamping of the elephants and ric-rac.  I added the sentiment in black as a contrast to the pink and grey and then added some clear gemstones for the elephants' eyes.  The panel was then popped up on 3D foam.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Jane's Doodles - Jungle Baby; Hot Off The Press - Stamped Stitches; Clearly Besotted - Little Onesie
  • Ink: Versa Color - Petal Pink, Sky Gray; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Accents: Clear gemstones from stash

Challenge entries:

Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge #168 - Bling it up
Crafty Catz - Challenge #333 - Add Bling
The Crafter's Cafe - Challenge #153 - CAS
Brown Sugar - Challenge #207 - Baby/Baby Shower
Crafty Creations - Challenge #319 - Clean & Simple

And for my second card I used geometric die cuts in a repetitive pattern for a masculine birthday card...

I die cut the curved off squares from three colours of cardstock and adhered them in a repetitive pattern on the diagonal onto a panel of white cardstock.  To ensure the first row was straight I temporarily adhered a scrap of cardstock to the panel and butted the die cuts up to it.  I then just followed the pattern for each row, shifting them along each time.  I stamped the Happy Birthday in black and trimmed off the die cuts that were overlapping the edges.  I finished by adhering the panel to some black cardstock and then flat to the card base.

Materials used:

  • Die and Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Geometric Style
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Coloured Cardstock: Papermania Solid Cardstock

Challenge entry:

Moving Along with the Times - Challenge #24 - No Designer Papers

I think this could be a really interesting challenge this week, so I'm looking forward to seeing your entries in the gallery.

Thanks so much for visiting as always.


  1. Wow! What a fabulous idea for a masculine card. It looks great, really striking. The baby card is so pretty with those soft pinks and greys. I love how you used gemstones for the elephants' eyes - a perfect touch!

  2. Your new baby card is simply adorable I love it's simplicity and use of the gems, beautiful, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  3. Two fab cards Anita. I love those ellies... which are beautifully stamped and the design of the second one is just so simple and SO pleasing to see... the colours... everything just super, I may have to case that one!
    Chrissie xx

  4. V cute elephants! And great CAS idea for a male card x

  5. Both great cards, love the baby one, thanks for joining us t MAWTT. xxxx

  6. Fabulous cards Anita....
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT
    Hugs Sylvie x

  7. What a soft and beautiful baby it.

  8. Two gorgeous cards Anita and I really love those sweet little elephants xx

  9. Both super cards Anita. Love that repetition, it makes a really strong statement. Thanks for popping into the Crafters Café, CarolG & DT

  10. Absolutely adorable Anita. I will be needing a baby girl card in a couple of weeks and may well have to CASE this one ... if that's allowed. Such a neat and clever twist on the challenge. Loving the clever geometric die-cut design too. Perfect for the guys in these colours but equally brilliant for other occasions too in other colour-ways. See ya soon teamie ... can't wait!!! x

  11. Two absolutely adorable cards...your sweet elephant card is just darling!

  12. Oh Anita,

    almost ALL of you designers have 'repeated' the repeating theme - and I'm being inspired over and over again. How fab each person has a unique take. All are so yummy!

  13. Wow! That masculine card with the geometric shapes has knocked my socks off Anita! It is brilliant. Such a wonderful design. Your sweet little ellie card is so cool and perfect for a new baby. Ha! you've left me with design envy this week ;-)
    Sharon xx

  14. I adore that elephant card - I love elephants and this is perfect for this challenge.

  15. Such an adorable, little elephant card :)

  16. Both of your cards are fabulous, love the geometric design of the masculine card and the baby card is so pretty

  17. These are both wonderful, Anita ... the first sweet, pretty and so adorable, the second bold, crisp and delciously masculine! Hugs, Anita :)

  18. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar. Good luck.
    Linda xxx
    Brown Sugar DT

  19. Both gorgeous cards Anita but that baby one esp. is sooo cute ;) Viv xx

  20. Gorgeous cute card. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela x


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