03 December 2011

Week 44 - Colour

Christmas is fast approaching but first we'd like to thank you for voting in our poll... we were thrilled to discover  that so many of you love the whole purpose of our challenge.... Clean and Simple cards and that you also find the examples that we post each week a source of inspiration.
We had thought that the fact that LIMettes comment on each other's cards and have got to know each other well, giving a feeling of community, may have rated a little higher, so it was interesting to see the results.
Thank you all so much for your participation!

Oh gosh we are in December already, where does the time go...well lots is spent at "Less is more" we are glad to say. Thank you for all your submissions for 
 last week. We certainly feel festive after all that bling!

Before we tell you about our challenge, we are delighted to announce our sponsors for this month.

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So onto the challenge 
It's the first week of the month and so once more it's a Colour challenge, this week we have chosen
We're being kind, thinking that this challenge may allow you to catch up on any Christmas cards you may need to make... but of course any occasion card will be wonderful.

Here is a simple card using a stamp from Studio g.  It's heat embossed in silver, coloured with Copics and mounted on a panel with embossed line edges with a little ribbon treatment added. The ribbon holes were made with a Tonic punch together the punch lining up gizmo... I'm not quite sure what it's called but it means that the holes can be punched equidistantly with no guesswork. This panel is die-cut with a Spellbinders Edgeability  die. The sentiment is from Inkylicious.
This wreath stamp is from Penny Black with a few additional stars (MSE I believe) stamped on top in a contrasting embossing powder. The border panel at the bottom was made with the same stamps, plus larger star which is probably a Stampin' Up star from some set or other. I get a little confused at this time  of year with what stamp comes from which set. The sentiment is certainly from Stampin' Up.
The edging on this is punched with Fiskars Upper Crest punch.

I firstly stamped the Hero Arts branch from 'Magic of Christmas' set Then stamped a bauble from an Elusive set from 2007. I've had it that long and never stamped it.....shameful!
I coloured with Stampin' Up pens and one Marvy le Plume pen, then glittered, to within an inch of it's life lol
 and added a couple of gems.

Penny Black Pine Silhouette stamp, stamped with Forest Green Stazon
Few pearls, gems and punched snowflakes to finish. The sentiment is Stampin Up set Seasons of Joy

I'd made this and..l.lost it! lol

Thank you all for your continued participation and support, it's greatly appreciated.


  1. Another great challenge ladies. Fab cards xx Jan

  2. 3 fabulous card to inspire. I especially LOVE the first one, your ribbon with that border look stunning!
    Have a great weekend
    Kaz xx

  3. YThis is really to drool. Soooooo beautiful and elegant. Love this so much. It is an art to making less is more. Fabulous.
    Lovely greet and a nice weekend

  4. WOW my friendly Diva's, Your samples this week are even more beautiful! I'm loving the colour and I'm looking forward to getting inky. What a wonderful idea for Christmas too, Gay x

  5. Sorry my comma shouldn't be there, oops, x

  6. Oh your samples just get better and better C&M !!! and some beautiful cards already fellow LIMettes, can't wait to play again now :O) Viv xx

  7. Have heaps of Christmas cards left to make so thank you for this one ladies! And what gorgeous samples to inspire us again! Vx

  8. As always, lovely cards and lovely challenger. Thanks!! I'll try to participate ...

  9. Beautiful color, one of my favorites.
    I hope to join you all for this challenge.

  10. Absolutely gorgeous cards Ladies, so beautiful, as ever great inspiration.

  11. well boo! I just posted a card that would've worked for this challenge yesterday! lol oh well, love the inspiration from your post!

  12. Thanx for some great inspiration for this weeks challenge. Green is one of my favourite colours.
    Sally x

  13. Hi girls
    stunning cards as always, beautiful work, sue,x

  14. What a great cards, used a palet of greens... ;)

  15. Absolutely beautiful samples. Very inspiring!

  16. Thanks for the fabulous challenge--it was so fun! I really love all those gorgeous DT creations, too!!! :)

  17. Wonderful, inspiring cards ... using GREEN!!! I love green!
    Cheers, Karen

  18. The link for my card may be broken. I went back into the post to add more detail and erased it aa instead!!The new link is http://christianchickcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/12/less-is-more-44.html



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