Less is More #333 Personalise It

Hi everyone.  Let’s get personal. 😂   No seriously.  This is what this week’s challenge is all about at Less is More.  Challenge #333 is Personalise It.  We have last month’s winner, Lucie from LucieG Cards, joining us as our guest designer.  Our lovely sponsor this month once again is STAMPlorations.









My niece, Jasmine (aka Jas), is turning 12 on Monday.  What better way to personalise her birthday card then to add her name using an alphabet die set.  The masking technique and Memento black ink were used to stamp the elephant, mouse and balloon on an A2 stitched rectangle.  They were masked and pink shading was added with a Clarity brush for the background.  The images and die cut letters were coloured with Copics.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a dark grey cardstock strip.  And I can’t do without some sparkle, so clear shimmer on the die cut letters, Glossy Accents on the balloon and a few sparkling clear sequins were added to finish.


I am playing in the following challenges:
SSS Fickr#73 Birthday Bash
Seize the BirthdayAnything Birthday Goes optional topping One Layer
Addicted to Stamps and More#246 Anything Goes









My nephew, Jas’ brother, is turning 10 on July 1st.  I already made him a ninja card, but I needed another card for my mom to give to him.  I thought about how we used to write notes/letters which made it personal.  So with no alphabet or number stamps that are small enough, i simply wrote in 10th and Lucas with a black Copic Multiliner to personalise his card. The images were stamped with black Menento ink on a 5″ x 3.75″ piece of X-press It paper then coloured in with Copics. To keep it masculine and CAS, but give it some dimension and interest, yippee was dry embossed in the upper portion.  No embellishments.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
CAS-usl Fridays –  CFC176 Color Challenge
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 CAS with optional color twist Masculine Colors
Uniko#41 Masculine optional twist Father’s Day



Well, that’s it for me this week, but be sure to check out my team’s personal blogs for more inspirations so you can play along with us.  Make sure to keep it CAS and follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for your visit.  Have a great week.






21 thoughts on “Less is More #333 Personalise It

  1. LOVE both your cards. The stamps are so fun and love how they hold the sentiment on the second. FABulously CAS too. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the Uniko Challenge again. Hugs Bev x

  2. What a fab pair of cards! I’m sure the kids will love them – particularly as they are personalised. CAS fresh and perfect for the recipients. The little critters are perfect too! X

  3. They are super cards. I love the cute critters and the impressed greeting too. Sorry to be so late commenting (Internet issues), thanks for playing along with our masculine challenge at Uniko. Deborah, DT.

  4. What a fab duo you’ve given us here Trina! The letters look amazing on the first card and the combination of those images with those colours is perfect. You were brave to write on the second card – but it looks amazing! It looks so professional that no-one would ever guess there is anything handwritten. Love those crittiers with their notes – such fun! Sorry I am so late visiting you but I have had serious internet problems this week xx

  5. Wow Trina, I absolutely love your cute and creative cards this week! The girly pink color palette of the first card is gorgeous and I love your soft sponging behind the image. I think I’ve seen you use this many times and will definitely want to try it more often too, thanks for inspiration! Your hand writing in the second card really makes the card personal and looks gorgeous too! Have a nice weekend and so sorry I’m visiting so late, life has been pretty hectic the couple last weeks!

  6. A fabulous duo, Trina. I love the ombre pink with the grey, and the second one is so great for a boy. And great layouts and attention to detail as always xx

  7. So beautiful, love the blending effect on both the letters and around the picture on you elephant card. Cute!
    Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More! Martina DT

  8. Two fabulous cards, Trina ! Your nephew and niece are very lucky, I’m sure that they will love their cards ! What an adorable card for your niece, the elephant and the mouse are so cute ! And your design and colouring are always so neat and perfect ! The critters on the second card are also fab and your handwriting, OMG, so great ! Another pair of inspiration ! Have a fabulous week ! x

  9. Love that row of banner hodling critters, super way to personalise a card. Thanks for linking up with Uniko’s masculine challenge.

  10. 2 fabulous cards Trina, so much attention to detail and neat/clever tricks yet totally CAS. I’m so inspired by everyone of your cards and I’m pretty sure your niece and nephew will love these personalised greetings. Thanks for linking up at Uniko too – great to see your talent in the gallery there. Have a fun week x

  11. Trina Jas’ card is so cute, I’m sure she will love it. I just love your framing of the elephant, so subtle and so pretty.
    Also your critters are adorable, just love the to bits 🙂

  12. Such fun cards, Trina. The little characters are delightful and the touches of shimmer add that special touch. Thanks for sharing them.

  13. These are fabulous, Trina! I absolutely love the cute elephant and mouse on Jas’ card with those shades of pink. So gorgeous! And the critters on Lucas’ card are a fantastic way of adding a personalised message. Your handwriting is so neat, I honestly thought you’d just changed stamp set for a new font! Great job! Have a lovely weekend x

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