Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Less is more Challenge - week 8 - Card No. 2

Thank you once again lovely forum people for our Anniversary Wishes. This is Card No 2 made especially for my lovely French Neighbour's Grandson. Lenny is 1 today and has to spend part of his birthday at the Hospital. He had a burst blood vessel in his brain (cause in pregnancy) and it has affected his co-ordination, so goes for Physo. He is a smashing little boy so hopefully this may cheer him up. I used a DL card (double height to width) backing paper I found in my stash and printed his name on blue card. The number 1 is Sizzix Lollipop dies.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Less is More - Week 8 - Sketch

This is an odd one for me as I don't usually make cards other than A5 which my customers like. Its our 43rd Wedding Anniversary on Tuesday so I used the opportunity to make the card for my husband Robin. He loves butterflies and at one time (in his youth) used to collect them but now he prefers to see them flying. We have two different varities of Swallowtails in our garden so when I found this little topper it was just the job. The topper come from a booklet from Crafty Individuals - Miniatures - Flowers and Butterflies. I mounted it onto a chipboard "inchie" The bottom paper I made on the computer in Publisher. The font is Tabitha. I added a couple of little jewels where the swallowtails "eyes" are. Hope you like it. Just a quick note to say "Thank you" for the Anniversary wishes. What a lovely group of peeps you all are. http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Less is more Challenge - week 7 - Card No 2

Its a little chilly in the Loire today so after potting up my geraniums for the summer I came in to craft. Suddenly remembered I had a few stamps and this is one of them, perfect for a Male card.

I used Stazon Ink and just coloured them with gel pens. Found a small piece of glittered paper and 3 Craftwork Card candy buttons which I scored through the middle with a black pen to resemble screws. Hope it is OK for CAS.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Less is More Challenge - Week 7

Today I choose "Football". My husband and I are not fans at all but yesterday we had a visitor who is and as his Grandson is soon to be 11 and doing a lot of training for the under 12's I thought it appropriate.

I used my Cricut cartridge "Soccer" which is brillant for these sorts of cards cut the image from black pearlescant card - 3" high and shadow added a football embellishment and printed Happy Birthday.

Enjoy your day.
This is version 2. I have draw a fine line around to frame it. Thanks Chrissy for the tip. The sentiment is done with my design runner. Font is Chalkboard.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Less is more challenge Week 6 - 3rd attempt - Sheep

Couldn't resit this image when I found it. Printed in publisher and highlighted with Promarkers.
Hope it makes you smile:)

Sunday, March 13, 2011


The inspiration for my latest card for the Less is More Challenge.
Looks like Spring has arrived but its still chilly here in France. More sunshine needed pleaseeeeeeeeeeee.

Less is more Challenge - No 2 - Daffodil

I was inspired by a tub full of Daffodils I have outside my Craft Room window. Printed image found on Google and used my promarkers again. I love these challenges as they get my old brain cells going. Thank you for looking.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Less is More - Off the Edge - Catkins

Catkins this week for my Less is More Challenge. They are out in abundance in our garden. I used a C6 hammered white card, printed the image in Publisher and coloured with my promarkers. The image is printed in grey as I think it gives a softer look. Enjoy
Sandra xx

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Less is More Challenge No 2 Man's Card

Playing around making men's cards and thought this would fit the bill for http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com Challenge. This is my second entry and I hope it meets the criteria. I found in my "bits box" the striped paper and went from there. It is supposed to represent men's striped summer shorts held up with a belt. The belt is a sizzix long die and the buckle is on the same die. I have used this idea before for mens cards and sometimes put the initial of the person in the corner. Hope you like it.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Less is more - Pastels

This is my entry for the http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com challenge. I got out my cuttlebug folders and chalks for this one. I used a combination of the pencils and block chalks and a Q tip. Just a small flat back pearl to highlight the centre. Hope it fits the challenge.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Buttercup and Daisy

I've been playing. Saw this on the DC gallery and thought it was very pretty so I had a go. The buttercups were made using a woodware punch with 6 petals (I didn't have one with 5) and the stamens with a Nellie Snellen punch. 3 layers on each buttercup.

The daisies are an old daisy punch and Cardcraft Candy for the centre (painted with promarkers for the colour)

Close up of the flowers.