26 Aug 2017

Less is More #343 - Use a real object


Crikey! It seems like such a long time since I've posted anything on here - but it's only been a couple of weeks.

Well, let's crack on with the Less is More recipe:


It doesn't have to be difficult - using something like a button, paperclip or staple, some twine or wool, or even a bit of wood would all count for this challenge.

Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog to see the ingenious cards that the design team have made - and there may be extra inspiration on their blogs too.

We're also joined this week by the wonderful Viv from Daisy Mae Designs blog who is our guest designer. Please pop over to see her because her incredible card is a stunner!

 Pregnant Nappy Pins

I am so glad to be able to use these cute nappy pins. I bought them by mistake thinking they were stitch markers for my knitting. Oh dear! Sounds like I should've gone to a well know opticians, eh? (those people in the UK will get that reference).

Anyway, this design can be used as a congratulations on learning someone is pregnant, as in this case,  or for the birth of a baby (just change the colour of the ribbon on the 'baby' safety pin).

Oh! and just make sure that you glue in the pointy bits of the nappy pins so there are no accidents.

Dies: Sizzix Thinlets TH Alterations Stitched Rectangles,  Tattered Lace sentiment
Other: White linen card, 2 fancy nappy pins, 1 tiny safety pin, ribbon, 3d foam pads, glue

I'd like to pop this card into:
Cardz 4 Galz #54 - Cats or Kittens (hopefully this qualifies because the blue pin is a cat - but let me know if I've been too cheeky ladies!)
Crafting with and Attitude #30 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #125 Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown TT357 - add metal

Well, having had around 6 weeks off from card making (behind the scenes), I now have to start working ahead again so that I can give you more than one card as inspiration each week!  I've had an amazing time with my grandchildren both in the UK and over here in Portugal during the summer. It's sad but now that they are back with their Mummy my house is SO quiet (and so is the swimming pool!). I miss them terribly!

Also - I'm very sorry but I have had to turn comment moderation on again today as I've been subject to some spam comments. Grrrrrr! You have two weeks away and people think they can start spamming your blog. How annoying! Hope you'll bear with me for a while on this one. Thanks.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
Sharon xx

5 Aug 2017

Less Is More #340 - Tropical Fruits

Hello there. Well, here we are in the first week of August already - boy that time is sure whizzing past this year.

As it is the first challenge of the month we have a new sponsor at the Less is More challenge and it is


It is also our colour challenge this week


Hmmmm.... I totally forgot it was 'colour' week and made something with images of tropical fruits! Never mind, at least it automatically uses the colours of tropical fruits too!

Luckily some of the rest of the design team made cards with the colours but without the tropical fruit images so there is some fab inspiration on the challenge blog for you.

Tropical fruits

This is a stamp set that I have had for a while but haven't had the chance to use yet. Simple stamping and colouring on the base card with a sentiment on a raised panel is all that was needed for this card.

STAMPS: Hero Arts Lia Griffith (CL930), Clearly Besotted Laugh out loud sentiment
INK: Archival ink in olive green
OTHER: Distress Markers in a variety of citrus colours, string, 3d foam, White Linen Card.


Well that's it from me for a couple of weeks now. I am travelling back home to Portugal today with my two eldest grandchildren so I've decided to take a couple of weeks break to enjoy my time with them.

Hope you get the chance to join in with the challenge this week.
See you after my holidays.

Sharon xx