Saturday, 24 September 2016


Less is More's challenge this time is to use thread.
Well this I sort of used thread... it's a kind of string I guess, tied into a flat knot suitable for putting on cards... over an embossed backdrop.
You can see a tutorial I made for making this knot here.
The beach hut is from Joanna Sheen and the hi from MFT.

Saturday, 17 September 2016


The challenge this week at Less is More is entitled Diamonds. My first thought was of the sparkly things, but then I thought of the shape and that is what I went with here.

I cut the Sizzix aperture die from a corner of the front of the card and placed another piece of card inside to cover the holes. This was overlaid with another Sizzix flower die cut from grey pearlescent paper and a simple hello sentiment die cut from MFT.
This second one again employed a die from Memory Box, used to make a stencil  and covered with embossing paste then adding a sprinkling of Glamour Dust once the stencil was removed.
The butterfly was cut from a Soft Drinks can using a die from SSS and coloured with alcohol inks.
The sentiment is from WPlus9, again twinkled with Glamour Dust.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Altenew Blog Hop!

Altenew is having a Blog Hop and several members of the DT at Less is More are joining in. Here is my card using a stamp from the Celebrations set, stamped onto vellum and embossed in silver, then coloured with markers on the reverse. The backdrop is embossed with a Sheena Douglass snowfall EF. I thought it echoed the sketchy small blossoms on the image. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and the die cut was made with a stitched edging die from MFT.
Look on the Less is More site for full details!

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Favourite flower

We have a simple 
One layer Challenge 
this week.
Practically every month someone either forgets the one layer part or the actual theme for the card, which this time is a Favourite Flower. This time I remembered both!
I particularly love spring flowers, they always seem so fresh and new,.. a promise of things to come. Here is a favourite stamp of a favourite flower of mine... the tulip... from Stampin' Up.
It was simply coloured with water colour pencils, blended with a water brush and glazed with a layer of Glossy Accents... apart from the newspaper that is.
I don't think it needs any more!