Saturday, 2 April 2011

Week 9 - Colour Challenge - A Touch of Red

You girls certainly keep us busy!
What a superb lot of entries we had this past week, with some truly stunning creations. We get the distinct impression that you are becoming much more comfortable with the CAS genre and lots are happily leaving areas of white space on their cards without anxiety!!!
Some people still have Word Verification enabled on their blogs and actually may not realise it, so once more we'll add WV at the end of a comment should we come across it. It makes getting round to everyone so much more difficult if we have to waste time either re-writing comments or working out the hieroglyphics!
SO PLEASE TURN OFF WORD VERIFICATION
Thank you!

Our prize this month is the book 'Handmade cards and gift-wrap' pictured on our sidebar and donated by New Holland Publishing.
More details about the book are on our PRIZES page. (Click on the heading at the top of our blog!)
This book is full of beautifully photographed projects to give ideas to the seasoned crafter and instruction for those less experienced.
It's full of hints and tips and has pages of photocopiable templates included, to help you complete some of the projects. It would make a fabulous gift or be a treat to buy for yourself.
Not only is the publisher donating a copy of the book to the winner of April's challenges, but is offering a 20% discount to readers of our blog. Click on the picture of the book on our sidebar to go diectly to the publisher's site.

Enter the discount code SLIM at the checkout to receive 20% discount and free P&P. (Offer only valid to residents in the UK!)
Offer valid until 1st September 2011.

This week we have a COLOUR challenge and what we would like to see is 
A TOUCH OF RED
Chrissie
For this card, I stamped the Magenta Stamps image onto the black card in Versamark and heat embossed it in gold. I then stamped the flower onto red paper and heat embossed that too, then proceeded to paper piece the flowers, by careful cutting out and sticking onto the black card.
A quick tip when paper piecing is to do just that... use paper and not card, as it will stick flush to the original and not be an obvious addition.
The flowers and the leaves  were then glazed with a Sakura pen.
The sentiment was from a Kolette Hall stamp where the words are arranged in a horizontal line, but I just chopped up the image to fit in with my design!

And now it's over to me Mandi
I had my undecided head on again as you can see!

I am so boring as I've used the Scriptina font again, but for me, nothing works better with this stamp
Stamp-It 'Audrey'
The other font is a standard plain one called Century Gothic
I stamped Audrey and 'coloured'  with Promarkers, Satin for the skin and Poppy for the shoes
Mounted one on red and one on black and added my rhinestone spacer.
Available here

I didn't have a large enough red gem so I cut a black circle of card, stuck in the base of the spacer, then stuck the smaller red gem to that!

My cards are 'DL - Double Length' as last week 8" tall x 4" wide

We'd love to see all your creations, so let's have another great week at "Less is More"



57 comments:

  1. I've been checking ur blog for like 10 times this afternoon :P weee~! finally, new challenge! (:

    Hugs,
    Khin

    ReplyDelete
  2. Morning ladies! Love your cards, both really classy. Mandi, I think I like the one with the red gem best :-)

    Apologies I couldn't play along last week, I was on hols; but rest assured I shall be making a card for this week's challenge!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Morning - Can't believe i'm first, i'm on the ball this week!!

    Thanks for the great challenges, really taken me back to my card making roots of CAS.

    Jen x

    ReplyDelete
  4. fab challenge again both of you! I loved this as I struggled with it! You should have seen my first two attempts - urgh!

    Love
    Victoria
    x

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow and wow again. Your cards this week are stunning! Can't wait to see all the entries. x

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Girls
    gorgeous cards as always, i have to say i have been doin more LIM cards of late, it must be catchin, thank you, sue,x

    ReplyDelete
  7. Mandi & Chrissie, your cards are both equally stunning - wonderful theme, cant wait to get started!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Good Morning Ladies, beautiful cards:0) Examples to aspire to, Thank you for the great inspiration. Have to get my head into gear now :0) xxx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Superb cards. A touch of red huh?!! I feel challenged already. x

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great cards again C&M, hmmm a touch of red......will need a while to think about that now. Can't believe how quick you girls are with your cards, some lovely ones already......and now to think :O) Viv xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Another great challenge girls. Thank you.
    I love your cards they are fab xx Jan

    ReplyDelete
  12. Once again a fun challenge thank you and for your own designs. Zx

    ReplyDelete
  13. Keep struggling with my link.Have done everything possible but can't just link my page to less is more. I apologise if you have to keep looking at my full blog, but I am really now going bald on the one side of my head. HELP
    Nice challenge too........

    ReplyDelete
  14. Afternoon Ladies, some gorgeous cards already been uploaded including yours! Great challenge this week and am off to start mine right now.
    Red is a colour i struggle with in all walks of life but am hopeful i can do something for this weeks challenge... :-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Just wanting to apologise in advance if I don't comment on all your entry this week . . . . but my husband says "I AM on holidiay" and should be enjoying the sunshine AND he's right!!!!

    Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  16. I make your hubby right Kathy!

    ReplyDelete
  17. hello all
    gorgeous cards from everyone .....Fab
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  18. Fabulous cards ladies and I love the theme. Thank you for starting such an inspirational challenge blog. I always had problems doing 'clean and simple' cards and was out of my comfort zone. Now I'm loving them. Hugs, Wendy x

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi again
    This is my 2nd card ...much happier with this one ...some Fab cards ....
    hugs
    sylvie
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  20. Your cards are stunning again. Very beautiful.
    Gr. Marja

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love the Cards again Ladies they are super. Hope you have a great week, Hazelxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  22. Enjoyed this challenge. Some great cards on show. Carol x

    ReplyDelete
  23. Wow I got showCASed!! Thank you so much Chrissie and Mandi! It means so much!! :D
    Lizy x

    ReplyDelete
  24. great challenge girls...I feel this is becoming another addiction...hugs kath xxx

    ReplyDelete
  25. Fantastic creations as always and another fabulous challenge ladies thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Love the red flowers on black Chrissie and that Audrey stamp is so stylish Mandi! I marginally prefer the black mat and red bling but they both look great! Thanks for the challenge!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Another great challenge idea - I don't use a lot of red (except at Christmas of course!) so this was an interesting one.

    Helen x

    ReplyDelete
  28. I played this week even if I don't qualify because your blog has great challenges and I'm inspired. Thank you!!! (I struggle with white space!!)

    ReplyDelete
  29. It just dawned on me that I have not left a comment. I blame the laundry.... it has taken over as if it has life. LOL

    Thank you ladies for another another fabulous challenge. I love B&W cards with a splash of some color.

    Carole

    ReplyDelete
  30. I've also just remembered that I forgot to leave my comment (old age!) Thanks Chrissie and Mandi for another great challenge and fabulous cards to inspire us. xx

    ReplyDelete
  31. Thank you ladies for a great challenge. Sweet and simple. I plan to use my creation again, and again, and again. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Cheers!

    ReplyDelete
  32. What a great challenge this week! I'm later than usual...so I have a LOT of catching up to do!! Off to check out all the cards!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Wow - I have to say I am so impressed with the progress of Less is more! I started following on week one through a post from StampTV. I totally love the concept, and it is so fun to see the response. I was wowed by the fact that it is only Sunday and you have 134 responses so far! I haven't entered yet, as I don't know how to set up a web site, but just watching is pretty incredible, and I make use of the many talented entries!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Morning Mine Hosts, looks like another busy week for you! Great work from you both again, your DT designs are inspiring! ikki

    ReplyDelete
  35. I've done good this week ladies and got two for you
    Jacki xx

    ReplyDelete
  36. Thanks ladies for another superb challenge. Love your cards..great inspiration as always. I am well and truly ADDICTED lol

    ReplyDelete
  37. Brilliant challenge this week. It's only Monday and there are already so many wonderful cards to see - I'll try to get around them all!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Golly - soon you'll be topping the charts ladies...lovely work and so many fab entries too. Wishing you a great week and a few breathers between all the blog hopping!

    Thank you again.

    Sarah

    ReplyDelete
  39. A great challenge and your cards are fab. Lots of gorgeous entries already too so must go and get commenting!

    Take care

    Tina

    ReplyDelete
  40. A great challenge blog. This is my first entry. I'll need some time, to see all those beautiful card.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Absolutely loved the inspiration for this challenge and they look so classy in this style :)
    Kelly.x

    ReplyDelete
  42. Just been going round making comments and just realised that I haven't left you 2 lovely ladies a comment. Thanks again for a great challenge and loved the cards that you both made. I think these challenges are making a lot of people really think about making cards, just deleted the rest of the comment as it may not be taken the right way.

    Kath x

    ReplyDelete
  43. Another great challenge ladies with some smart examples..........Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Thanks for the challenge - it really sparked me to add a bit of run to my card! PERFECT

    ReplyDelete
  45. Great DT cards ladies, I have managed to play again over here and had lots of fun with this challenge thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Lovely DT Cards - I liked this weeks challenge - red is one of my favourite colors!
    Lots of hugs,
    Cardarian

    ReplyDelete
  47. I just found your blog today and I am so glad that I did. Thank you for the inspiration! I can't wait for the next one!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Wow - the floodgates hath been opened. Droves of LIMETTES... Off to visit a crowd more folk then. I am off red now and onto a child's brown and neutral vintage theme...is that next week's challenge - cos I'll make two now...???!!!???
    Keep up the good work and blog-hop in the sun if you can...

    Sarah Engels-Greer

    ReplyDelete
  49. Hi, great cards again this week.
    I'm glad that more and more girls from Slovenia are joining in and I'm sure there will be few more in the comming weeks.
    I won't be around next week :( Keep up the good work and see you again in week 11.
    Hugs, Maja

    ReplyDelete
  50. I have finally got round to adding my entry, sorry I have missed the last few but ill health kept me from crafting. Can I just say all the entries are stunning and I will try and visit as many of you as I can xx

    ReplyDelete
  51. Thanks a lot for this fantastic challenge! I have uploaded 4 cards for this one, but put them on in one post. Anyway, I will be happy if at least one card will be counted. kissinia

    ReplyDelete
  52. I'm enjoying CAS more and more, still a little unsure of myself as I've got it wrong so many times...but I'm learning along the way. Thanks for another great challenge...I enjoyed this theme. Hugs lin

    ReplyDelete
  53. You guys are amazing! And funny how I enjoyed this weeks challenge to ;)

    ReplyDelete
  54. What a lot of fabulous entries!I've just added mine as I couldn't resist giving it a go for the first time!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Fantastic cards from everyone, just loving all your challenges.

    ReplyDelete
  56. OMGoodness - having posted my card onto my own blog several daysago, I just realised I hadn't posted it on the LIM site!!!! Just made it in the nick of time - phew!!! Loads of fab. entries again this week ladies - hugs, Sylvia xx

    ReplyDelete
  57. I'm totally late posting this, but thought I'd share anyway.... Nancy's Creative Mess

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your support and encouraging messages. We love to see you on our personal blogs too.