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


Nonni said...

Welcome back, Sharon! I've missed your weekly LIM inspiration. Glad to hear you had good time on your holidays. Hopefully crafting will help in missing the little ones in the house! Your card is super cute. Great that you found a way to use these pins and they are just perfect for a baby card. The white on white sentiment die cut was a very inspired idea. Have a good weekend! xxx

Izzy Scrap said...

What a cute Congratulations card for a new baby ! As always you surprise me with your creative imagination ! I don't know for you but being away without making cards, I find it hard when you come back to find inspiration, it takes me more time than the usual one ! Glad to hear that you had a wonderful holiday with your grandchildren and I can imagine how you feel now (my FIL always tells us the same thing "the house is empty and too quiet without you all" !). So welcome back and I'm sure that next week you will astonished us with several wonders ! Have a fabulous weekend and a great creative week ! Hugs xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Sharon your mojo has definitely not taken a break while you've been away! Absolutely love this beauty and especially how you've shaped the pink pin for a pregnancy image. Superb inspiration and what a delightful find even if it was a 'mistake buy' at the time. I keep that comment moderation on all the time as I've had too many stupid spam comments it's just not worth it. Have a good week and so glad to see you back. x

Karen Knott said...

Wonderful card, I love your design with the 'baby' safety pin ;)
Hugs Kaz xx

Cara said...

Genius idea to make the safety pin pregnant! Hope the crafting eases the quietness x

Trina P. said...

Hello stranger. 😉 I've missed your weekly inspirations. Your oopsie pin purchase is so perfect on this card. Love the dimensional diecut sentiment. Such a sweet design too. Enjoy your weekend and have a wonderful week. 😊 Trina xx

Susan said...

What a terrific idea...so sweet!

Jan Ltc said...

Great Lim card xx Jan

CG said...

WOW, what an amazing design! Amazing idea with the safety pins. So clever. Thank you for sharing! Best, CG

Darlene said...

OMG! Too cute! Very creative! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Anything Goes’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Ek Gorman said...

OMG...what a great card and so very clever!!! Absolutely love this!!!

Celeste Goff said...

OMG, what a sweet and clever card! Love, love, love the vintage diaper pins!!!

Terri Winske said...

Love, love, love your card! So adorable, this clean and simple design is perfect for the expectant parents! So glad that you joined us for our "add metal" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

Marjeta said...

Gorgeous idea. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moment.


baileyrosy.com said...

Fabulous ! What a great fun card, b eautifully CAS and so clever love love love this .


Neets B said...

Welcome back, Sharon, you really have been missed. So glad you had a wonderful time with the little ones. And what a card to return with, it's a fabulous idea. Those pins are so cute and I'm so glad you got to use them in such a perfect way xx

Cazro said...

A great idea, whatever happened to nappy pins? Thanks for sharing in our challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz DT

Vickie Y said...

Super adorable and creative! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Julie B said...

Such a clever use of real objects and a great card.
Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Galz too. :)

Viv said...

Such a great card here Sharon, what a super idea to use nappy pins too, so clever! Thanks for the mention also, so very kind as always ;) Viv xx

Debbie Mageed said...

Aw! I love this adorable birth announcement card. Very clever and sweet! Thank you for playing with us at the sisterhood of crafters. Come back soon!

Mac Mable said...

Such a clever and cute card. So glad the time spent with family and your grandchildren went so well x