23 May 2015

Week 225 Recipe

First of all we have some really good news!
Following her Guest appearances over the last few weeks whilst I have been away, Anita has enjoyed herself so much, that she has agreed to stay on as a permanent member of the Design Team here at "Less is More" and we couldn't be more delighted!
I know how much we all appreciate her input and inspiration, to say nothing of her uplifting  comments to every participant in our challenges, so DO join me in giving her a huge, huge welcome on board. I know how much you all enjoy seeing her creations each week!
Do please visit her to add your congratulations!

Now onto this week's recipe which is to 
Use some Metal
You could use charms, brads, eyelets, photo anchors, wire, paper clips, metal embellishments or any of the ideas supplied by the DT. There are also lots of dies which are reputed to cut metal, so let's see what you can come up with!
Here are our cards to give you a few ideas!

I really struggle with masculine cards so I'm really pleased with this one.  On a strip of dark grey cardstock I used translucent embossing paste through a metal effect stencil by Dutch Doobadoo.  Once dry I added a hammer charm/brad (from my stash) to some co-ordinating grosgrain ribbon and wrapped this around, securing on the back.  This was then mounted on a strip of lighter grey cardstock and a simple sentiment was stamped to finish, this from Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches.

Stampin' Up Fritillary, stamped through an aperture with a space left for one wing.  Coloured with Inktense pencils, thin metal wire antennae threaded through tiny holes and secured at the back with tape.  Hobby Art sentiment.
This is simply a beautiful diamanté buckle threaded onto some grosgrain ribbon, which is in turn is mounted on a scored panel and accompanied by a die cut Congratulations sentiment. As ever, I added some double sided tape to the back of the card before cutting the word so that once cut, all I had to do was peel and press the sentiment in place. The simplicity of this design really pleases me!
Card Recipe:
Tin Can die-cut butterfly using Clearly Besotted Butterfly standalone duo
I've coloured the non-red side with some permanent markers 
Uniko Studio: Sentiment from Simply Said birthday
(heat-embossed with WOW metallic silver sparkle EP)
Vellum die-cut leaves, silver glitter card strip with gems 
silver pearls for a bit of glam

We're sure you'll come up with some cracking designs and we can't wait to see them!
PLEASE  remember to keep your cards CLEAN AND SIMPLE with lots of WHITE SPACE!


  1. Thanks for the lovely welcome, Chrissie! So pleased to be part of your fabulous team xxx

  2. Great to see Anita as a new menber of this great team! Anita good luck and enjoy it!!
    Thanks for the great insiration again ladies!
    Don't mind using the metal stripe that os laying on my desk since Tuesday...
    Enjoy the (long) weekend!

  3. Congratulations Anita. Wonderful inspiration cards DT thank you so much.
    This is going to be a challenge for me, again LOL
    But i love to be challenged.
    Hugs, Veerle x

  4. Hi Anita, good to see you as a permanent member of this challenge blog. Love by the way the challenge of today. My card is linked. Have a nice weekend all of you, Ankie

  5. Warmest Congratulations to you Anita, enjoy your stay at this popular and friendly challenge


  6. You GO girl! Couldn't be happier for you, Neets!
    =] Michele

  7. Having a go. love the cards. Did you know you have the end date set for June, not May.

    1. Well spotted Aileen, that is just a typo in fact... The challenge will end on Friday this week, but I must have had a senior moment when I set the Inlinkz!
      Thank you!

  8. I'm thrilled for Anita and for us!! Thank you, ladies, for your hard work and for the wonderful inspiration you provide with these fun challenges!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Great dt samples, ladies.... I am loving joining in with these challenges.....Jo. X

  10. Couldn't resist entering one of my metal flowers! Great theme and wonderful inspiration from the DT - lovely to see Anita permanently on the team! Thanks. Stef x



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