17 Jun 2017

Less is More #333 - Personalise it

Hello there my friends.

Hope you'll excuse any brevity today but it's a busy weekend with loads of house guests and I apologise for the lack of photo staging on some of these photographs but I made the cards in April before I started staging photos and the cards were sent out to the recipients ages ago.

Anyway, Less is More is on our theme week and here is our cue card

Our fabulous Guest Designer is the talented Lucie from LucieG Cards who was our May winner. Please pop over to see her gorgeous card and leave her some of your wonderful comments.

Also, the design team have some fabulous inspiration on the challenge blog HERE and no doubt they will also have a few surprises on their personal blogs too.

Right to my cards. Even though it is almost Father's day in the UK, all my cards are for females!

1) Best Sister

These flowers look so feminine in pinks - I love them.

Here I've used the outer part of a die cut rectangle to make a frame for the stamping. The flowers were masked to add a little bit of inky blending around the flowers.

This one is for:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #150 - Flowers
City Crafter Challenge #366 - Frame it
Fashionable Stamping #124 - make it feminine
Through the Purple Haze #127 - Pink

STAMPS: AlteNew Garden Treasure stamp set
DIE: MFT Inside out stitch rectangles
INKS: Versacolor 33 pink, Distress inks in spun sugar, worn lipstick, tumbled glass, shabby shutters and peeled paint, Memento Ink in tuxedo black
OTHER: White linen card, 3D foam pads,

2, 3 and 4) Extra Special

This is a group of cards that I sent out to people as a 'just because I miss you'. Again, simple stamping and a die cut rectangle is all that was needed but I think they look rather elegant.
This orange one is for
Creative Knockouts Challenge #198 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #130 - Anything Goes

This purple one is for
Creative Moments #120 - Anything Goes (with option of flag day - which I didn't do)
Crafty Addicts #37 - Anything goes with the option of using die cuts
These ones are for:
Addicted to Stamps and More #246 - Anything Goes
STAMPS: AlteNew Extra Special stamp set
DIE: MFT Inside out stitch rectangles
INKS: Distress inks in spun sugar, worn lipstick, tumbled glass, shabby shutters, peeled paint, squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, shaded violet and wilted violet. Memento Ink in tuxedo black
OTHER: White linen card, 3D foam pads, star dust Stickles.


That's it from me for this week.

Thank you so much for popping by. Hope you will get the chance to join us this week.

See you again soon!
Sharon xx


Neets B said...

Oh, these are right up my alley, Sharon! The crisp white with the florals looks fabulous on all of these. That's two more Altenew sets going straight onto my wishlist...damn you! lol Loving the orange colourway, I very rarely use orange but it looks so pretty xx

Esther said...

So, so beautiful Sharon! I love the Extra Special set, and your gorgeous colour palettes look fantastic... so pretty <3 And you might have just made me put Garden Treasures on to my wishlist too! Back to your enabling ways, I see!! ;-) These are all beautiful cards and the recipients will have loved them. Have a fab weekend x

Susan said...

Wow, your floral cards are so beautiful. Love them all!

Trina P. said...

All so beautiful, Sharon. Great colours and colouring. I especially love Extra Special, but I am so glad I have both stamp sets! Now to ink them up one of these days. 😜 Wonderful cards as always. Have a great weekend.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

What a stunning range!! I especially love the gemstone colours. Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week :) x Jo

Billie A said...

Beautiful cards and the colors of your flowers. So glad you shared over at Inspiration Destination.
Billie A
Inspiration Destination
Catch the bug
Creative with Stamps
Aud Sentiments
Stampavie and More

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh My a set of beautiful blooms here and more Altenew sets to add to my never ending wish list! You've showcased them to perfection! THANKS!!! Grrrr! Super elegant and CAS and hope you enjoy the week with your visitors. x

Shirley Chillman said...

Oh my Sharon everyone is gorgeous, fabulous colour choices and great stamping.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Ros Crawford said...

Stunning cards, each and every one! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Julie Steed said...

I absolutely love the way you used the rectangle dies on these cards. They are GORgeous! Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog.

Izzy Scrap said...

😮OMG, Sharon ! They are all so gorgeous ! Love all these blooms with those fabulous colours and your CAS design ! But this first card, WOW, is my favourite ! So, so beautiful ! So delicate and so elegant in these soft pink shades ! I love it ! Hope you have a great time with your visitors ! Have a fabulous week ! x

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful cards
Thank you for joining the Stampotique Challenge
Jools x

Diana said...

Stunning!!!! So beautyful!
Thank you for sharing your creative talent at the Challenge at Creative Moments, good luck!
Looking forward to see you at the next challenge

DT member at Creative Moments
Diana's Creations

Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful cards all, thanks for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge 😊

Martina Bartušková said...

Great flowers, love the simplicity of your cards. Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More! Martina DT

Nonni said...

Hi Sharon! Your Altenew floral cards look stunning! I love the use of rectangle dies and frames, your coloring and the simple layouts -so elegant! Have a nice weekend and so sorry I'm visiting so late, life has been pretty hectic the couple last weeks!

April Story said...

Love all the flower cards - they are just lovely. Thank you for joining the Creative Knockouts Challenge. April

cohenna said...

Very nice. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts. Good :)