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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #359

Hi there.  It’s a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  The theme this week is Birds/Feathers.  Our guest designer is our talented October winner, Michelle Wallace from Seashell Creations.  We also want to welcome again this month’s generous sponsor Happy Little Stampers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEACEFUL DOVE

 

This came together after I saw the current challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches was to pick a previous 2017 sketch and make it seasonal.  I chose sketch challenge #235.  A stitched rectangle was die cut from regular white cardstock.  Stamped Peace on earth  with VersaMark and heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder (ep).  This ep is more light gold than it is platinum.   Heat embossed the dove next with Silver Pearl ep.  The rays were created by inking VersaMark through a Focal Point stencil and heat embossed with clear glitter ep.  Kept it really CAS and skipped adding any embellishments.

 

 

My team has created some fabulous cards to inspire you and you can see them on the LIM blog post HERE.  It’s a busy time of year, but we would love to see how this week’s theme inspires you.  Thank you for dropping in. Happy holidays!

 

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Playing over at the following challenges:
CAS Colours & Sketches#253 Seasonal Sketch (used sketch 235) 
Mix It UpDecember Anything Goes (stamping+heat embossing+die cutting+stenciling+glitter)
STAMPlorationsDecember Anything CAS Goes optional color twist Gold
AAA Cards#105 Sparkle
Penny Black and MoreDecember CAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #358

Hello there.  I’m back this week with a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  It’s one layer card week and the theme is Candles or Light.  Our sponsor this month is Happy Little Stampers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEARY CHRISTMAS

 

On a top folding Mixed Media card base, black heat embossed the bear, Santa sleigh and sentiment.  Masked the bear and die cut a reverse dome mask from copy paper.  Blended Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire distress inks for the background.  Mixed Perfect Pearls with water and splaltered to create the stars.  Repeated with acrylic white paint.  Removed masks and coloured the bear image with Zig markers.

 

Linking to:
AAA Cards#104 Christmas
CAS Mix UpDecember Anything Goes (stamping+heat emboss+resist+masking+sponging+splatter+watercolour+perfect pearls)
CAS WatercolourDecember Anything Goes
Penny Black and MoreDecember CAS
Uniko#44 Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More#271 Anything Goes

 

 

Hope you will join us this week.  For more fabulous inspirations from my team, click HERE.  Thank you for visiting and happy holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #356

Hello there.  Today starts a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  The recipe this week is Let It Shine. Simply add something shiny, shimmery, sparkly, or anything else you can think of to your cards.  Our sponsor this month is Dies to Die For.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHINY ORNAMENT

 

I was over at Loll’s for a crafty play date and we were re-creating her beautiful ornament shaker card.  I ran out of time, but die cut the necessary pieces to take home.  Instead of a shaker, I simply backed it with an acrylic block stamped piece I had left over.  A frame was dry embossed with a scallop die to give it texture. The sentiment was heat embossed with VersaMark, Sapphire dye ink and clear glitter embossing powder.  Mounted the panel on a white top folding card base with foam adhesives and added a silver bow  to finish.

 

Heading over to:
Addicted to Stamps and More#269 Clean & Simple
Uniko#44 Christmas
Happy Little StampersNovember 2017 CAS Challenge Christmas
Happy Little StampersNovember 2017 Christmas Challenge Anything Goes optional twist Tag

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHINY BALLOONS

 

I needed two birthday cards for two Susans (my teamie Susan had her birthday last Saturday and my other friend Susan’s birthday is today — happy birthday Susan!).  I didn’t want to show favouritism, so I created the same card. 😂  All stamping was done with Memento black ink.  The images were coloured with Copics.  The hooray was die cut from black and silver glitter paper and offset for a shadow effect.  Clear glaze was added to the balloons for dimensions and more shine to finish.

 

Linking this one to:
AAA Cards#103 Celebrate
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Birthday optional topping Monochromatic

 

 

 

My team have made some fabulous cards to inspire you, and you can check them out HERE. Hope you will join us this week.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful week.