Saturday, 24 June 2017

Less is More #334


This week at Less is More we have a sketch challenge for you.  I do find sketches well, challenging so this was a tough one for me!

Here is the sketch:

When I looked at the sketch I saw a river running across the card so that is what I went with....

I stencilled a wave pattern on the card base and popped up white card on either side which was hand cut in to a wavy line.  The cute otter and baby are from MFT and are left over from the recent kit that Shona sent over for Honey I Shrunk the Kit.  The sentiment is from Uniko.

I then decided to try making a similar design as a one later card so I masked a wavy line, stamped and masked the fish (from Mama Elephant) and stencilled in the water.  I added some white highlights to the fish and added a sentiment from Altenew.
I hope that you like how I used the sketch for my designs this week.  The rest of the DT have other inspiration to share with you over at Less is More.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by,
Sarah x

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Less is More #333


I am back again after a glorious few weeks of sunshine in is proving difficult to readjust to a damp and cool british summer!  However, it gives me an excuse to loiter in my craft room (ignoring the jungle outside in the garden) and to make some cards for this week's Less is More Challenge which is to Personalise It.

I made 2 cards.....the first one is for Father's Day which is tomorrow.  It is for my father in law who looks a bit like this but doesn't wear a bow tie :)

The die cut edge and sentiment are from Waltzingmouse Stamps which is now sadly closed.  The face is cut from a balloon die and the other features from Sizzix.  The patterned paper just brings a bit of colour and interest to the design.  I hope that it makes my father in law smile!

I made a card for my mum using Altenew stamps which I have watercoloured with distress inks.  The sentiment is Altenew and the Mum is from Waltzingmouse.
It is a lovely touch to personalise a card and I plan to invest in more alphabet stamps or dies to add individual names too.  The rest of the DT have great ideas for creating personalised designs which you can find over on the Less is More blog.
Thank you for stopping by,
Sarah x

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Less is More #331


I am popping in briefly to share the cards that I have made for the new challenge over at Less is More.  It is a colour challenge this week and we are looking for neopolitan ice cream colours!

If Mr Blogger is playing nicely, this post will go live while I am in Spain with my family for half term break so I am sure that there will be lots of ice cream consumed!  Making cards for this challenge got me in the mood for summer :)

I thought that I was going to struggle with these colours initially but actually found that they worked really well together!  On this card I have used some fab Concord and 9th leaf dies in each of the colours and added some splattering in gold and pale pink on the background.  The sentiment and banner are from Papertrey Ink.

More Concord and 9th on this card with the watercolour style butterfly.  I have combined it with a lovely sentiment from Stamplorations who are our generous sponsors for June.
Do check out lots more yummy inspiration from the DT and from the super talented Shery from Stamplorations who is our GD this week!  I hope that this has got you in the mood for ice cream and cardmaking.....although it can get messy if you try them together :)
Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah x

Friday, 2 June 2017

Uniko Challenge #41


I am back with a reminder card for our current challenge at Uniko where the theme is masculine with the optional twist of father's day.

I think that this card could work for father's day.....

I wanted to reflect a 'tribal' look with the Triangulate Background Builders set and stamped the borders in Altenew's Fired Brick and Black in alternate rows.  I think that I must have been inspired by the challenge photo in terms of colours!  The sentiment is a combination from Explosion Additions and All Occasion Sentiments #2.

The rest of the DT and our fab GD, Hannelie from Desert Diva have more ideas to share with you.  The challenge is open until 23 June so you still have lots of time to play along!
Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah x

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Less is More #330


Here we are - it is another bank holiday weekend in the UK and it is the beginning of half term.  I am looking forward to a bit of a break :)  This week at Less is More our theme is Shimmer.

This is the card that I came up with:

I used the fab gem die from MFT and cut the base from silver glitter card to create a sparkly diamond.  The sentiment is also from MFT with the main word embossed in silver.  It is a very simple card but has lots of bling!  The shimmer that you add to your design may be much more subtle :)
That is all I had time to make this week but the brilliant DT have lots more shimmery inspiration for you over at Less is More! 
I hope you have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah x

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Less is More #329


Another busy week has hurtled by in a blur with hardly any time for crafting.  However, this week at Less is More our challenge is geometric and that is a favourite theme of mine so I couldn't resist squeezing in a few cards!

First up I stamped some triangle stamps from Altenew in bright colours with the solid triangles creating a bit of extra depth on the card base.

On my second card I combined a soft stencilled geometric background from Stamplorations with the gorgeous Lily from Uniko.  The sentiment is from Concord and 9th.
I will also link this up at Time Out as it combines elements from Hannelie's amazing card with the lily, warm colours and geometric background and at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the theme is a bit of sparkle as the lily is painted with twinkling H2Os which give it a rich shimmer and the geometric background was dusted with perfect pearls....although it doesn't show up much here!

The rest of the DT have lots of geometric inspiration over at Less is More along with our fabulous GD - Julie Beech from Crafted by Jules.
Thank you for stopping by,
Sarah x

Friday, 19 May 2017

Uniko Challenge #41


A super quick post today with a few cards for the new challenge at Uniko where the theme is masculine with an optional twist of father's day. 

Uniko have some fab stamps in the range for men's cards and this is what I came up with:

I used the fab new stripe background along the bottom of the card in shades of blue ink from Altenew.  The large birthday sentiment is from All Occasion Sentiments #2.

I used the wonderful explosion stamps in blues and greys to create a background for the graphic thank you sentiment (from All Occasion Sentiments #6) on this card. 
I hope you are inspired to play along with us at Uniko this month!  Do check out the cards from the rest of the DT and our amazing GD the lovely and talented Hannelie from Desert Diva who needs no introduction, I am sure!
The challenge is open until 23 June so you have plenty of time to join in.
Thank you, as always, for stopping by,
Sarah x