Saturday, 4 August 2018

Less is More Challenge #377

Good morning, crafters!

Where are these weeks going?  It only seems like five minutes ago I was writing my last Less is More challenge post!  So, as it's time again, our new challenge just starting over at Less is More is a Theme challenge and this time it's all about Pets.

Our fab new Sponsor for August is STAMPlorations so please do play along for a chance to be our August winner!

And our June winner is joining us as a Guest Designer for this challenge, that's the lovely Hannelie, Desert Diva.  I'm sure she needs no introduction so please do pop over to see her, say hi and take a look at her fab card.

Ok, onto my cards for this one.

You may think this first one is a bit of an odd choice but yes, I did in fact have a pet mouse when I was a child!  My brother used to keep reptiles and therefore, sadly, used to breed mice to feed to the snakes.  My pet mouse was a rescue pet, it was just too cute!

I bought this gorgeous little stamp a short while ago in a sale at Lili of the Valley and don't know why I didn't ink it up earlier!  It was simply stamped and watercoloured with my Zigs.  I stamped a simple sentiment and then mounted the panel on some dark brown textured cardstock.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Lili of the Valley - Lucky Mouse; Wild Rose Studio - Everyday Greetings
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Watercoloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
  • Coloured Cardstock: Bazzill Basics - Assorted pack

Challenge entries:

STAMPlorations - Summer Theme & Sketch Challenge - Stamps and Anything Goes

I kept my second card super simple, I think this cute image didn't really need much more...

I began by embossing with a die directly onto the card front.  The cutest little bunny was then stamped within the square and the sentiment below.  I coloured him with my Polychromos pencils.  The embossed square can be seen more clearly in the next pic.

That was it, super simple and quick :)

Materials used:

  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Pierced Square Stax
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Under the Weather
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos

Challenge entries:

STAMPlorations - Summer CAS Card Challenge
Inkspirational - Challenge #166 - Make a card in 10 mins or less (this took me 7 mins, 21 seconds!)

As always, my fellow teamies have created some lovely cards which you can see over on the main LIM blog here.  Please do follow their individual links for more info, and perhaps more cards too!

I hope you find time to play along with this one.


  1. Great choices for stamps in this pet challenge! Yes, quite unique with a pet mouse!! I'm glad you were able to spare one from your brothers "mice stash". Goosh that sounded weird! Lol. Anyway, great coloring on both of your cards and I love the simplicity of these designs. With such cute images like these, you really don't need any embellies or anything! xxx

  2. Both cards are adorable, Anita. I didn’t realize rescue mouse was such a thing... very cool. Beautiful watercolouring on your fist card. But I absolutely adore your second card... truly CAS perfection! xx

  3. Two beautiful cards! Your coloring is wonderful and I love all your little critters! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  4. Two adorably sweet CAS cards! I especially love the first one and your coloring on it!


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