Sunday 17 November 2013

Less is More Challenge - Use Designer Paper in a CAS Way

This week's theme for the lessismore challenge is to use designer paper in a CAS way.  A great challenge as always from Chrissie and Jen and it gave me the opportunity to use my new Fairy Lights papers from Pink Petticoat, which is currently on offer at half price from the boutique (a bargain as it's stuffed full of papers, christmas tree images and sentiment).  

Here's my card:

While I'm here I thought I would just add this card I made using the Sizzix Flip-It die I bought at the NEC.  It was such a bargain - £16.99 for 11 dies in the set.  I used some HOTP paper and some other dies to try a Vintage style - a look I really love but I'm not very good at.  I used several different stamps including Kaisercraft Music sheet, HOTP holly and Paula Pascual number:

I'm sure I'll get lots of use out of this set and may even invest in other shapes. I'm sure they'll be just as good with a CAS look.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.


Sunday 10 November 2013

Less is More - Thanks

I think I may be entering an arty phase, lol.  I bought myself a Gelliplate from Barbara Gray at the Hobbycraft show on Friday and I can't wait to have a go with it.  In the meantime I dug out my Adirondacks and Inkylicious brushes to have a go at this week's lessismoore challenge that should be a OLC and should also be a thank you card.

Here's mine:

I cut three squares in a piece of 5 x 7 copy paper and used it as a template to ink through with Adirondack Wild Plum and Butterscotch.

The stamp I used is from Personal Impressions - another one of those stamps I've had in my stash for years and never used.  The sentiment stamp is from Stampin Up which I do use a lot. Quite a quick and simple card to do but I did enjoy making this one.  I hope to be back soon with something I've done with the Gelliplate.  Bye for now.