Saturday, 18 February 2017

Less is More Week #316

Hi there

It's hard to believe it's Saturday again, but as another week has whizzed by it's time for a new challenge over at Less is More.  And this week it's the turn of our Theme challenge which is...




As Less is More are having a month long celebration for our 6th birthdaty, we have another sponsor and Guest Designer this week which is the lovely Shery Russ of STAMPlorations!


So be sure to play along again this week for a chance to win a prize, as with all our challenges throughout February.


So, on to my cards this week.  My first is a New Baby card as I thought these building blocks were ideal for our challenge this week...


I started by stamping the giraffe, before masking it and then stamping the blocks.  I watercoloured the images with my Zig markers before die cutting with a pierced square.  I stamped Welcome onto the panel and then popped this up onto the card base with 3D foam.  I then stamped Baby in pigment ink before heat embossing in clear and die cutting with the co-ordinating word die.  I die cut it again with fun foam and adhered alongside the panel.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Child's Play, Petite Plushies and New Baby
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Versa Color - Polar Blue and Charcoal#
  • Coloured with Zig Clean Color markers
  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Pierced Square Stax; Clearly Besotted - New Baby
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Clear Gloss

Challenge entries:

Happy Little Stampers - February Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes (optional dies)
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #229 - Clean and Simple







For my next card I used text speak for my alphabet...


I started by stamping the mobile phone in a pale blue/grey and added the text and emojis.  I then die cut the phone with its co-ordinating die before covering with VersaMark ink and heat embossing twice with clear embossing powder to give it a glossy finish.  I stamped and die cut the earphones with its co-ordinating die.  Before adhering these to the base I added some grey splatters just to add some subtle interest to the white space and then stamped the chevrons in co-ordinating colours.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Text Me; Happy Little Stampers - Mix Mash
  • Ink: Altenew - Arctic; Versa Color - Camelia, Polar Blue, Canary; Memento - Tuxedo Black; VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Clear Gloss

Challenge entries:

Moving Along with the Times - Challenge #39 - For a Man
CASology - Week 236 - Romance
Happy Little Stampers - February Challenge - Anything Goes with Dies





And my third card took me ages to make and I'm not very happy with it but I thought I'd share it with you anyway...



I started by embossing a panel of white cardstock with an alphabet embossing folder.  I then picked out some letters to make a word and went with 'BIG'.  This was my second panel as I used my first one to try colouring the letters.  After trying with markers and ink, neither were working so I started again and went with glue and glitter!  I used some turquoise glitter and mounted the embossed panel onto some glitter cardstock in almost the same colour (I forgot how difficult it is to capture glitter in a photograph!).  These were adhered to the card base and I finished by heat embossing the 'wish' in white onto some black cardstock.

Materials used:

  • Stamp: MFT - Brushstroke Birthday
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Embossing Folder: Darice - ABCs
  • Accents: Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter - Turquoise
  • Glitter cardstock from stash


Thanks so much for visiting today.  My teamies have worked wonders with their projects for this challenge so, if you have time, please do pop over to their personal blogs as there is often more inspiration to be found. 

Have a lovely weekend folks, today I'm off out with my mum for the day to the Crafts 4 Crafters show in Exeter.  It's not all papercrafts but I'm sure we'll manage to spend some pennies, I know I always do!

24 comments:

  1. Ooooh! Someone's been busy here and producing some gorgeous cards! Love the letter blocks ... hmmm now that's a CBS set I don't have - coloured to perfection with those ziggies! Yikes ... I do have that next one though ... text me! Why didn't I think of that? Love it and might have to CASE that some time. What a clever third one too, so frustrating when things don't work out for you but you've cracked it with the glitter glue. Hope you've had a good day - and a cheap one!!! Sarah x

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  2. Wow three super cards here Anita! love the cute giraffe, clever modern look on the 2nd one and the third one...just love your sparkly letters and border ;) Viv xx

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  3. Enjoy the craft show Anita! Hope you find some awesome goodies at bargain prices! Your cards are great, all so perfect for the alphabet theme. The baby card is super cute... that giraffe and the polka dot sentiment! <3 The glossy finish on the mobile phone is absolute genius and really gives an authentic "screen shine" look. And I think you're being way too harsh on card 3 - I love the embossing and the pop of colour from the blue glitter. It's a super idea! x

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  4. What a great range of cards, Anita! I love that cute baby card and the alpha blocks are perfect for the challenge. The text speak card is so clever - I love the glossy finish on the phone and your idea to pick out letters from the embossing folder on the last card is just inspired - what a great way to pick out a sentiment. Enjoy the craft show and spend wisely :)

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  5. Three clever ideas on the theme. Such a cute first card and wouldn't have thought to use the blocks idea or the tech speak on the second x

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  6. Hi your cards are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog for a Man Challenge. Hugs Jackie DT

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  7. Wow..incredible and fabulous collection of cards. Your baby card is just as sweet and adorable as can be and your second card with the game control, so cool!!!

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  8. Wonderful teenage card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. xxxx

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  9. A lot of inspiration here Anita ! I really love the Baby card, what a clever idea ! I remember those cubes we had when we were young ! And Sophie the giraffe ! After the baby card you have the teen card with the smartphone and the message ! So fab ! I don't understand why you're not happy with your 3rd card, for me it is gorgeous too ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.
    Izzy Scrap

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  10. Anita, all three cards are fabulous and I especially love the CASology card! This is so perfect for kids/teens and adults! I especially love the clear embossed finish for shine. Thanks for joining us ta CASology this week!

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  11. A trio of awesomeness, Anita! They're all so cool but I especially love the clever sentiment on the last card. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  12. Three great cards and I love the shine on the phone card. Very tactile.

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  13. Your cards are brilliant! Thank you for joining us at HLS Anything Goes With A Die.

    Emma - DT Member

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  14. Your cards are the perfect inspiration for everyone...such great range in design!

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  15. Fabulous array of cards, Anita! Your baby card, in particular, catches my eye! Guaranteed to be a keepsake! So thrilled you shared your amazing creativity in the ATSM CAS gallery!
    Hugs~c

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  16. Such a sweet baby card, Anita! :) I love that little giraffe's cute face. You did a lovely job coloring with the Zigs. Thanks for playing along at HLS Watercolor Challenge. :)

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  17. Not one not two but three fabulous Cas creations the first super sweeet with soft pastel colours. The second modern and graphic and the third a subtle alphabet with a touch of sparkle all three are fabulous.

    Marie

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  18. Oh my! What a superb trio of loveliness Anita. Your second card is spot on trend with the text speak and that mobile phone stamp is brilliant! The glittery highlights on the last card are so clever and your baby card is such a delight. Great inspiration matey! Sorry I'm so late popping over but I've been a bit hectic here this week. xx

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  19. Wow what fabulous creations here Anita. Love the cute baby one - beautifully coloured. The second one - perfect for any teenager! The third one is so cool with the big letters and alphabet backing. Love the bling.

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  20. Your cards are all great, Anita. I'm so glad you shared that darling baby card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

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  21. Three great cards. The baby card is so cute. Great colouring. Your second card is so trendy with the text speak. The embossed card is very clever, that you found a word to make a sentiment.

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  22. Totally darling - love the soft pastel shades! Thank you for joining us at the HLS Watercolor Challenge. Jenny x

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  23. Adorable and sweet card. LOVE the colors, too.
    Thank You for playing along with HLS February Anything Goes With Dies Challenge!

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