Saturday, 27 November 2021

Less is More #457 Photo Inspiration

 Hello there,

Another Saturday has dawned and that means another challenge for you at Less Is More.

This is our last challenge of  2021 and it's a lovely one,

 Lots on here to get your creative juices flowing from the Scandi design, the colours and the Christmas sparkle.

Quite a simple design from me for this one.

I used the parcels for my inspiration along with some of the colours.

The Bakers Twine I've had for ages and rarely use it these days.

The Branch die is one of a pair by Joanna Sheen.

The tag die is from a set that I bought online but have no idea who produced it.

The gift tag is the smallest in a set from Memory Box.

Sentiment is by Avery Elle.

We really look forward to seeing you all again next year. Have a very Merry Christmas and a really Happy New Year from all of us here on the DT.

Thank you for popping in..

Saturday, 13 November 2021

Less is More # 456 Silhouette

 Hello there,

We have a lovely challenge for you this time at Less is More this time,

My card just came together, more by accident than design if I'm honest. I knew what I wanted to do, I just wasn't sure if it would come off as I'm not an artist by any stretch. However I'm rather pleased with it now.

I started with a scrap piece of card slightly larger than the aperture. I then made a mask with a circle nestie die and a post it note for the moon before I began sponging with Sqeezed Lemon DI then a little Mustard Seed, finishing off along the top edge with Spiced Marmalade. I then used the edge of the sponge to add some 'sun kissed clouds'.

I used stamps ( Branches by Inkadinkado) inked with Black Versa mark.

No sentiment because I think it will make a good male birthday card. I'm just not sure who for yet.

Please pop over to the blog for some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team.

Saturday, 30 October 2021

Less is More # 455 Winter Whites

 Hello there,

Because there are 5 Saturdays in October this year, we have a lucky dip for you. This time it's Winter Whites and a great opportunity to catch up on those last minute Christmas cards maybe.

Just remember to only use white and keep it CaS.

Aperture cards were always my go to design at one time and then I began other techniques and design elements but for this card an aperture seemed the only way to go.

I used a Spellbinders Circle Nestie to cut out the aperture from a panel of white card.

I use an A4 sheet of card to make a 15cm x 15cm card and keep the piece I cut off the bottom. I use these for alsorts of things. They make great gift tags or smaller panels for inking or embossing. Or, in this case for cutting out the Holly die cut from Alexandra Renke.

I've simply used some white glitter on the outer edges of the Holly leaves and used some white pearlmaker for the berries.

The sentiment is from Avery Elle and is perfect I think for a WoW card



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Saturday, 16 October 2021

Less is More #454 Autumnal

 Hello there,

It's Less is More day and this time we have the dreaded one layer card challenge. I'm sure most of you are experts at OLC by now but for those of you who are new  to this, there is some fabulous inspiration over on the blog.

So, our cue word is Autumnal which  means beautiful rich colours, autumn flowers and falling leaves.


For my card I chose to use this Sunflower stamp from Flourishes. Sunflowers remind me that, although Winter is on it's way, Mother Nature still finds ways to bring us sunshine.

The sentiment stamp is Papertrey Autumn Abundance set. 

I coloured the flower in a mix of Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens.

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Friday, 8 October 2021

Embossed birthday card

 Hello there,

Another quick post to share the card I made for my son to give his partner. He decided to ask me right at the last minute so not a lot of time to think about making something fancy. I'm rather pleased with how this one turned out though.


I used my Crafters Companion box maker score board for the embossed lines.

The circle was made using circle dies from Die-namics and Spellbinders.

Flowers are from Ebay.

Leaves are by Alexandra Renke

Sentiment is PC generated.

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Monday, 4 October 2021

Daisy, Daisy...

 Hi There,

A quick post to share a card I made for my DiL whose birthday it is tomorrow (tuesday)

I started by embossing my card base with a folder from We are memory keepers, leaving a clean band along the top.

The flowers are from Simply Graphic cut from white offcuts with the middles cut from snippets of brightly coloured card.

Sentiment is computer generated.

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Saturday, 2 October 2021

Less is More # 453 Colour.

 Hello there,

It's colour challenge time at Less is More and this time it's...

For my first card I've gone very CAS

I needed a thank you card for someone who did me a huge favour recently so this design was perfect, both for the challenge and the recipient.

The stars are cut from various dies with stars within a larger pattern because my nestie ones are too big for this. 

Cut from pound shop glitter card ( I'm so classy) the longest part of making this card was deciding on the layout of the stars.

The sentiment is computer generated.

My second card is another very simple make,

There's something about gingham and daisies. I think they remind me of picnics in the park when the kids were little and the girls in their sun dresses.

The gingham is from a scrap of DP I found lurking in my snippets box.

The daisies are from a punch, cut twice and the middles are cut from another snippet of pale purple card.

I can't wait to see what you all wow us with for this challenge. Please pop along to the blog for some more inspiration and give the rest of the team some love.