09 February 2013

Week 106 One Layer

 Bad News/Good News
It seems that whenever there is bad news, there's always some good news too.
We are all so sad that Mandi has decided that she can no longer continue with Less is More, but delighted that her business is doing so well.
Our next piece of good news is that Jen has agreed to stay on as a regular designer and I for one am delighted that she has chosen to do so.
Thanks so much Jen I'm sure everyone will be delighted by your decision.

It's that certain week once more where our challenge is to make a
 One Layer Card
This time we would like you include some reference to
Some people are still a little confused as to just what is allowed in this category, but if you look at our Guidelines at the top of the page it may clarify things a little for you.
Please don't forget that all important 'White Space' !

This image stamp is from Magenta coloured with watercolour pencils and a water brush. The text stamp, a definition of music is from Darkroom Door.
This is a mini card... merely 10 cms square which uses a tiny bird stamp from Artemio, coloured with Promarkers and with a few hand drawn notes emerging from him.


I took co-ordinations card stock to make the card base and embossed using a sizzix embossing folder and then sanded to bring through the pattern.  Finished off with a little ribbon from SU in rich razzleberry.

My second card is a really simple card using a pink petticoat sentiment printed onto card blank and then masked before the LOTV music was stamped over the top. It's tiny at 10cm square.


  1. So sorry that Mandi is leaving but am really happy that her new venture is doing well. Its great news that Jan is staying with us. Stunning examples as always ladies, you all put so much effort into this site, Thank You.

  2. Sorry to see you go Mandi but understand the reasons behind your decision, hope you'll be popping back and keeping an eye on us all! Congratulation Jen, a fab addition to the DT in her temporary capacity and very welcome now as a permanent member - ENJOY!


  3. Sad day as Mandi is going but happy for her as she is doing well in her new venture.Glad Jen is staying, a very welcome addition to LIM. Love your new pic too Chrissie, wow you look good!....off for a think now for one layer card ideas :) Viv xx

  4. That's good news to know Mandi is doing so well in her new buisness and great that Jen is staying she has lots of inspiration and a lovely challenge again this week with your amazing and wonderful cards xx

  5. Sorry Mandi had to leave but great news about her business! And yay Jen! :))
    Lizy xx

  6. lovely challenge blog..good luck Mandi with your new business

  7. Perhaps Mandi will pop her nose round the door sometimes? So pleased that Jen is staying on to inspire us all! Thanks for another fab challenge ladies. Vicky x

  8. Good luck to Mandi - the shop is looking fab! Mandi has big shoes to fill but Jen has done a wonderful job - she's a very talented CAS card maker


  9. It's been to long! So glad I got to play~

  10. Enjoyed playing along again this morning - thanks for the challenge! Love all the example cards :-)

  11. Good luck with the business Mandi! But great news that Jen has joined the team, I love her samples this week.

  12. All the best to Mandi, looks like a great business. And fab news that Jen's fab designs are here to stay, her designs never fail to inspire me :)

  13. I've been trying to get back here for ages and I'm so glad to have the chance this week.Good Luck to Mandi in her business.

  14. Such a sad day to see Mandi leave but absolutely delighted that her new business venture is off the ground and looks AMAZING!!! Brilliant news that Jen has agreed to be a permanent designer for LIM. We can expect great inspiration from Chrissie and Jen. Thanks ladies.

    Karen x

  15. Another great challenge! I'm so happy to hear that you are staying on, Jen, to partner with Chrissie! You're doing a wonderful job filling some mighty creative shoes!!

  16. Best wishes to Mandi, I'm delighted her business has taken off so well.x

  17. How rude of me, I forget to say thank you to Jen for agreeing to stay on permanently, you and Chrissie make a great team.x

  18. Another great challenge & I join everyone else in wishing Mandi good luck & so pleased that things are going well. Also thank you to Jen for joining Chrissie - looking forward to some continued great challenges. I am off now to see what everyone has been doing. x

  19. Szkoda, że Mandi nie będzie projektantem LiM. Jej karty często zachwycały mnie i inspirowały.
    Dziś cieszę się z muzycznego wyzwania. Muzyka to coś, co w moim domu króluje na każdym kroku. Dziękuję za ten temat. Gratuluje koleżankom wspaniałych pomysłów.
    Pozdrawiam wszystkich

  20. I'm sure that Mandi will be missed but it sounds like her shop is doing well - good news in a time when a lot of ventures are struggling to survive. I'm sure Jen is a worthy successor and that Less is More will continue to challenge us for a long time to come. Elizabeth xx



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