Less is More #362 Purples

Hello there.  We are back with our first challenge of 2018 at Less is More (LIM).  How fabulous was that extra week in our last challenge?  Hope you liked it because going forward, our challenges will run every two weeks / fortnight!  The challenge rotation remains the same.  So kicking off the year is our colour challenge and the colour is Purples.  We welcome our talented November winner, Wei of Handmade Card by Wei, as our guest designer.  We also welcome a brand new sponsor this month — Skulls and Cross Buns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

 

 

Yes, more Christmas cards because living in Canada, orders from the US take a while to arrive, leaving no time to use the products in time for Christmas. 😉   So in keeping with my resolution to use NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff), I made a Christmas card to add to this year’s stash.  Stamped the bear on a scrap of X-press It paper with Memento black ink, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the matching die.

 

 

Die cut happy from white cardstock three times to stack for dimension.  Ombré coloured one using a mini blending tool and Wilted Violet DOx ink.  Covered it with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  It’s very sparkly IRL.  Stamped holidays with Wilted Violet DOx ink on a white strip.

 

 

Blended Wilted Violet DOx onto a white stitched panel for the background.  Mounted the panel onto a white top folding card base before assembling.  A few clear sparkly sequibs finished off the card.

For more inspirations from my team and our guest Wei, click HERE.  Hope you will join us.  Looking forward to seeing your creations.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful week!

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following challenges:
Merry Monday#271 Embossing
AAA Cards#105 Sparkle
Watercooler WednesdayWWC151 Feminine Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays#190 All that Glitters
Simply Create TooEmbossing
SSS MondaySomething New  (Sweet Holiday stamp)
SSS WednesdaySomething New   (Sweet Holiday stamp)
edited to add: Addicted to Stamps and More#273 Holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dashing Through the Snow

Hi there.  I am still in Christmas mode and wanted to use a new stamp set I got for Christmas and never got to use.

 

 

All stamping was done with Memento black ink on an A2 size piece of Neenah cardstock.  Stamped the bird, then masked.  Hand cut a hill mask and stamped the trio of trees masking each one.  With masks still in place, blended Blueprint Sketch distress ink for the sky.

 

 

Removed masks and coloured with Copics.  Added the flurry of snowflakes with a white gel pen.  Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.

 

 

Die cut the scene with a stitched rectangle and mounted it onto a white top folding card base to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following challenges:
The Cat’s Pajamas#342 Make a Scene
ABC ChristmasA for Antlers and B for Birds
Merry Monday#271 Embossing
Jingle Belles — Look What Santa Brought Me (Winter Wishes stamp))
SSS MondaySomething New (Winter Wishes stamp p)
SSS WednesdaySomething New (Winter Wishes stamp)
edited to add: Addicted to Stamps and More #273 Holiday

 

 

 

 

Happy 2018!

 

Happy new year everyone!  Hope you all had a fun night celebrating.  I wasn’t feeling up to going out to a house party, so opted for a quiet relaxing night at home.  Whatever you did last night, I hope you’re feeling better than these bunnies. 😂

 

 

The Blah Bunny stamp set is so funny and I’ve been waiting for a chance to use it.  On a piece of Neenah cardstock, stamped the Blah Humbunny with Memento black ink.  Masked him and stamped the Blah Bunny.  Masked again as well as the upper half of the panel, then stamped the NBUS wood floor in Sahara Sand ink.  Sponged on Sahara Sand ink to finish the floor.

 

 

Removed masks and coloured with Copics.  Heat embossed the confetti bits with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  Black heat embossed happy with clear glitter embossing powder and white heat embossed new year on a black strip.

 

 

I was going to leave it plain as is, but it looked incomplete, so I added the wine/champagne bottles and hats. The bottles (discontinued) and hats were stamped with Memento black ink on scraps of X-Press It paper, coloured with Copics and fussy cut out.  Adhered them to the scene and mounted the panel to a white top folding card base to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.  Wishing you a happy, healthy and crafty new year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding to the following challenges:
Time Out#99 New Beginnings
Naughty or Nice#47 It’s a Celebration!
Watercooler WednesdayWWC150 Masculine Anything Goes
Inkspirational — #151 Stamping Only
SSS MondaySomething New

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter White Holiday Wishes

Hello there.  Just popping in quickly to wish you all a merry Christmas.  Hope Santa was good to you and spoiled you rotten.  I know I was… 😁   My card today was created with masking, stamping and heat embossing.

 

Supplies:
Stamps – Hero Arts Snowy Trees, CAS-ual Fridays Snowy Sayings
Paper — Neenah
Inks – Hero Arts Soft Granite, SU! Real Red
Accessories – SSS Stitched Rectangle dies, SSS Falling Snow stencil, white ep, clear ep

 

 

 

Really short one today.  Have a wonderful Christmas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following challenges:
CAS-ual FridaysCFC189 Dreaming of a White Christmas
A Blog Named HeroDecember Winter Holiday
Watercooler WednesdayWWC150 Masculine Anything Goes
The Male Room#75 Christmas/Winter Wishes and/or December Celebrations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #360 & #361

Hello there.  It’s the final challenge of the year at Less is More (LIM). This is a two-week sketch challenge, so there’s extra time to get your entries in.  Our sponsor this final month is Happy Little Stampers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLORAL BIRTHDAY

 

Here’s the sketch.

 

And here’s my card, created for my MIL.

 

On an A2 size piece of Neenah cardstock, the floral image was positioned off the corner in my MISTI and stamped with Memento black ink.  Flipped the panel and re-stamped in the opposite corner. The MISTI makes this super easy.  Masked the image and sponged gray and blue dye inks for background shading.  Removed mask and coloured with Copics.  White heat embossed the sentiment on a black strip.  Die cut the piece with a stitched rectangle and mounted it onto a white top folding card base. For some sparkle to finish, added clear glitter to the flowers and a few clear sparkly sequins.

 

Linking to the following challenges:
STAMPlorationsDecember Anything CAS Goes optional color twist Gold
Papercraft#1 Happy Birthday
Mix It UpDecember Anything Goes (stamping+die cutting+masking+sponging+glitter)
Penny BlackDecember CAS
AAA CardsGame #105 Sparkle
SSS MondayParty
SSS WednesdayParty Time

 

 

My team rocked this challenge creating beautiful cards to inspire you.  Make sure to check them out HERE… they may even have a little extra bonus cards on their personal blogs to share too. It may be the most wonderful time of year, but also a busy one.  Hopefully, you can carve out some time to join us this fortnight.  Thank you for taking the time to visit.  Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas and a joyous new year!