Sunday 21 February 2016

Less is More week 264

ADD SOME TEXTURE is the theme for this week's challenge at Less is More. 

Oooh, exciting, I thought, texture paste sprung to mind - unfortunately it was rock hard (I have had it for years) so that went in the bin.  Next plan, I dug out my embossing folders and decided on this one:

I'm not sure what it's called but it's from Cuttlebug.  I saw the design on Pinterest which involved cutting the die out of the card and then putting it back in the aperture lifting the wings of the butterfly to give dimension.  The leaf sprigs are a Brittania die from Pink Frog Creations.  The butterfly is an Xcut die and the Congratulations was done by hot foiling with a Craft Dragon plate on my TODO.  I used the waste left over hot foiled it onto a piece of card and then cut it to the size I wanted.  Everything was done on the TODO - the embossing, die cutting and hot foiling - truly multi functional.

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Saturday 13 February 2016

Less is More Week 263 - One Layer Card

Hi folks, hope you're enjoying your weekend.  I've mostly spent today having a bit of a craft room clear out and trying to get my stash a bit more organised - I don't know about you, but I waste so much time searching for things when I could actually be doing some craft.  

Anyway, I did manage to make a card for this week's Less Is More challenge, and this is what it is:

 and we would like to have you

The stamp I used is one of the first I ever bought and shamefully have never used - mostly because I wasn't sure how to colour it.  I decided to use my recently acquired Spectrum Aquas and I used a technique demonstrated by Crafter's Companion's Fiona.  I stamped and embossed the image and then used the pens by scribbling a small amount onto a craft mat and then applying it to the flower  I'm quite pleased with this first attempt.  The sentiment stamp is from a Stampin Up set.

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Thursday 11 February 2016

Happy 5th Birthday - Less is More

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 'LESS IS MORE' - well can you believe it's been 5 years since Chrissie and Mandy started the Less is More challenge blog - I remember it well and I was so excited as LIM is really my style even though I do love vintage and grunge, but I'm just not good at it.  I don't blog much these days but when I do it's always this challenge I go back to.  So congratulations to the whole team and let's look forward to the next 5 years being as successful.

Here's the challenge to celebrate the birthday week:

It's a colour challenge of course and what we would like to see is 
(Accents in metallic or B/W are perfectly acceptable)

And here's my card:

 I used my TODO embossing folder and TODO butterfly frame dies for this.  I bought the machine when it was recently on offer on C&C.  I was a little dubious and nervous about ordering it as I read quite a few bad reviews on the website, but bit the bullet and went for it.  And I'm so glad I did.  I love this machine more than my Cameo (and that's saying something).  I use it every time I craft and I'm looking forward to the new additions Mel has promised for this year.  The sentiment is from one of Crafter's Companion Kimono stamp sets.

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