Friday, 30 September 2011

Less is More Challenge - week 34

Another Christmas card - this time the 'Less is More' challenge is a sketch.
I was a bit rushed this afternoon to come up with something and take the photo before the daylight fades.
Not sure I am entirely happy with the result - embossing is a bit messy and I think it would have looked better with a straight edge card but .................!!!

I used Stampin' Up stamps - coloured with embossing pens (think my green one is a bit dry) and then used some clear embossing powder. 
Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Less Is More Challenge - week 33 (Entry No.3)

Another quick entry for the 'Less is More' challenge blog to help them on their way to 1000 entries.
The ribbon tree stamp is from Woodware - coloured with promarkers and some added glitter. 
Greeting and Card Candi from Craftwork Cards.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Less is More Challenge - week 33 (Entry No.2)

As the 'Less Is More' challenge blog is trying to get to 1000 entries this week I thought I would have another shot. This is a birthday card I made for my Sister-In-Law.
The flower stamps are from Stampendous and they are coloured with Promarkers (a bit of glossy accents and glitter added too!). Linen base card again with the lines scored using my Martha Stewart board. The greeting is a Letraset rub-on. Anita's mini-gems added under the greeting.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Less is More Challenge - week 33

This morning I decided that I needed to use up some of my card offcuts - I've been making quite a lot of square cards recently using sheets of A4 linen card which leaves a band of card. I usually use these to test colours/stamps etc but today I thought they would make quite a nice small card.
Using some double sided adhesive sheets I diecut some baubles (Cuttlebug dies), stuck them onto the card and then added the gilding flakes. I added some gold peel-off hangers and stamped the Paula Pascual greeting.
I have entered this into this week's 'Less Is More' challenge which is 'Anything CAS Goes'.
Might have another go later and help them reach their target of 1000 entries.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Less is More Challenge - week 32

I enjoyed last week's challenge at the 'Less is More' challenge blog so I decided to have another shot this week. This week's challenge is a 'One Layer Card entitled seeing double". In other words they want two of something. I've had these pumpkin stamps for a while now and never used so I dug them out and here is the result...............
The stamps are from Hero Arts and I coloured them with Promarkers and printed the greeting as I don't seem to have a 'Thank You' stamp.
If I was to do it again I wouldn't stamp so close to the edge - wooden stamps are tricky to place!!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Another Card Using Alcohol Ink

I enjoyed using the alcohol inks on metal with my last card so I decided to have another shot whilst I had all the bits and pieces out. Again, I used the red, yellow and gold mixative on the metal and embossed the metal sheet with a Papermania Christmas Tree folder which came free with a Docrafts magazine last year.
The card is only about 5 inches high - so I couldn't add a great lot more other than just to mat it on black and red mirror card and add some tiny red gemstones.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

'Less is More' Challenge - week 31

Having another go at the 'Less is More' challenge - this time it is week 31 and the theme is Metallic. I remembered I had bought a pack of square aluminium sheets (about 4 inches) so I got my alcohol inks out.

I used the red, yellow and gold mixative and dabbed them over the metal. Then I used a scalloped square punch to cut the shapes out and embossed them with my Cuttlebug snowflake folder. Initially I highlighted the raised bits with Distress Ink but then I realised that it wouldn't dry properly so I wiped it off and used my crimson Promarker instead. I attached them onto a strip of textured black card then onto a square linen card. The greeting is from a Paula Pascual set.
Apologies for the photography - it's a really dull day today. Might try again tomorrow.

Friday, 2 September 2011

'Less is More' Challenge - week 30

Needed some inspiration this week so had a look at the 'Less is More' challenge blog. Week 30 is 'Take three challenges' so I went for -

Shades of Blue (week 22)
One layer - use ink (week 28)
Tall Card sketch (week 8)

I used some of the Anna Griffin Christmas stamps, bought from the recent QVC craft day, stamped onto pearl card and coloured with Promarkers. I'm hoping it fits all 3 of the challenges - wasn't sure what 'use ink' was but I have used ink to stamp. There may have been more to it??