Sunday, 26 February 2012

Less is More Challenge - week 56

A quick Christmas card to enter into this week's 'Less is More' challenge where the theme is 'Don't Scrap It'.
I used up some scraps of linen card and diecut them with the Memory Box Snowflake Border. The greeting is a stamp from Anna Griffin - stamped onto another bit of linen card and matted onto a scrap of red card.
I could do with a whole year of challenges like this to use up the scraps!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Another card inspired by one on Pinterest!

Was browsing Pinterest the other night and found this fabulous blog:
She had made this card which I loved.

So .............. I decided to have a go and make one similar (I had the same flourish die from Memory Box) so just had to organise some snowflakes. I used my Spellbinders snowflake die and a red felt snowflake from John Lewis.

I added a bow with bakers' twine - would have prefered a button but I didn't have any suitable ones (an excuse now to go shopping I think!)

Monday, 13 February 2012

Memory Box Country Landscape Die

I had been wanting this die for a while now after seeing lots of lovely cards on Pinterest using it.
So, last week, I took the plunge and purchased it. This is my first attempt using it - a very simple card.
The background is blue mirror card - the photo makes it look almost black!
Think I would go for a smaller greeting next time but that's me being critical.
Fiona x

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Less is More Challenge - week 53

This week the challenge at the Less is More Challenge Blog is a colour one.
I didn't think I had anything in this colour but it's amazing what you can find when you start looking!
I saw a lovely card here (great blog to visit) and this is my version of it. I'm thinking that there may be too many layers/embellishments to be a 'less is more' card but it's done now. It's a snowy day here in the Scottish Borders so snowflakes seemed a good starting point.
The snowflakes are made using a Spellbinders die (with various brads in the centres from who knows where!) and the embossing folder is from Stampin' Up. The greeting is Anna Griffin's - had to stamp in black as I didn't have any aqua ink and my silver is all dried up.
Enjoy the snow!

Today (10th Feb 2012) I decided to do another version of this card in red.
Here it is:
Not sure which I prefer but perhaps the aqua one which is a bit of a surprise for me as I love red, especially for Christmas cards!