26 May 2012

Week 69 'Recipe'

We have a very simple recipe this week and that is simply to make a card which is
nor a rectangle for that matter.
What we're really trying to say is that we want a shaped card.

For my 'Trapezium' shaped card I decided to show you a new range from my wedding stationery portfolio. A Bridesmaid thank you card., I have various styles, but this is the most minimal.
Pretty self explanatory. The base was cut from an A4 sheet and folded to make a DL card size. I then trimmed a little off diagonally from each side. I did 3 cm in at the folded spine, down to the original edge. I then printed the sentiment on the computer. Passions Conflict and Papyrus font and cut the strip to look like the front of a handbag and stuck using 3d foam. The flowers are just punched in a pearly white vellum using an X Cut Retro flower punch. The larger are double layered, with the smaller single one in the centre. .
I glittered the sentiment and added gems to finish the flowers.

I cut a large circle from my Grand Calibur, then scored and folded it in half. Knowing I wanted to emboss onto the black I dusted with my Static Remover pad from Stampin Up. There's no way you can emboss onto black card without one! [well I can't] The white leaves are Stampin Up Autumn Splendor, embossed with SU white embossing powder. The gold leaves are a clear set, the name of which escapes me [I never keep packets tut tut] Then the daisies are from Stampotique, I gold embossed onto a pink piece and orange piece. The centres are Stampin Up Silver Glass Glitter...lush!
I do think the 'white' space police may be on the look out for me, but, proportionally I think there is just enough...just!

Here is a card which could be used for a variety of occasions... Sympathy, Baptism, Confirmation/First Communion and is simplicity itself. The card base was made from two Sizzix arch shaped pieces of card. The back piece was scored a short distance from the  top before the two pieces were stuck together above the score line. This allowed the back section to hinge, in order to be able to open easily.
The cross is made of three Spellbinder crosses superimposed over each other popped onto foam pads to add a little dimension.

Here I made this onesie  from an A5 card blank. I simply cut the neck and leg holes using Nesties and decorated them with the scalloped version of similar dies. The buttons are made with the SU Sweet Buttons embosslits die. All of the decoration was twinkled with a touch of Glamour Dust.

Do join us this week, how imaginative can you be?

ShowCASe Week 67

Hope you are all enjoying this lovely weather as we are in the south of England.
Here are our showCASe choices for 
Week 67
One Layer

Seems once again, you loved this challenge, wasn't phased by the one layer  and rose to the challenge admirably!
Thank you to you all and very well done to our showCASe entries, they are all stunning!

 Happy birthday to you today!


Thank you once again ladies, all fabulous

See you tomorrow morning

20 May 2012

ShowCASe Week 66

Little later than usual, but, here is our showCASe for 
Week 66 Colour

Seems yellow is not a colour favoured by many of us, but as usual you all rose to the challenge splendidly!

We are sure you will agree these are yellow-tastic!

Thank you again ladies, do grab your banner from our page at the top if you don't have it already!

19 May 2012

Week 68 Theme

What stars LIMettes have become at One Layer Cards and we had some super submissions last week.
For our theme this week we have chosen a card for
Remember to keep it simple but you may use more than just the one layer this week, should you so desire.


This is a simple layout using a scrap of Cuddly Buddly digi paper and a Penny Black stamp. The sentiment is from Paper Make up and it's fairly self explanatory.
This is a similar design but with NO stamping!
This is all die cut. The stork is Quickutz and the name is from Cuttlebug's  Babyface alphabet, with a couple of baby feet from a Dovecraft punch. I like the stork's knees!


I don't tend to do that many children's cards. I do lots of new baby ones, which I blog often! My children's cards are the opposite of Less is More! with lots of bright colours. Most certainly I always include their name.
So my first birthday card is simply using a digital Me to You kit from Docrafts. It's a fabulous cd, you can resize the images, change their colour, move them around. I chose to make my teddy huge and off the edge. The sentiment is computer generated as is the 1, which I printed onto card and ran through my Big Shot to emboss. I decoupaged the bunny to give a bit of detail.

This should be theme which you all need cards for on a frequent basis!
If any of you don't have an appropriate image or would merely like to have it, there is a digi image of a baby's boot on Chrissie's blog, which you are welcome to take.

We'd love to see your contributions.

16 May 2012

April Winner

I bet you thought we'd forgotten... but it was merely delayed so here is the announcement of our winner for April.
Remember that we like to choose LIMettes who are regular contributors to our challenges and who form part of our little community, visiting others to leave a friendly comment or two.

Ta da!

of Crafty Linby

I'm sure you'll all join with us to congratulate her, she's really makes some cracking cards!
If you'll forward your contact details to us Lynn, we'll pass them on to 
Do please take the winner's badge from the page at the top, to display on your blog.
Well done!

12 May 2012

Week 67 One Layer

We would like to say a big welcome to all the new people who have just found our challenge and decided to join us... we are very glad to have you with us and hope that you will find "Less is More" an integral part of your crafting week.

Here we are again with your favourite of all our challenges... the wonderful 

This time we have the stipulation to
not four, not two... but 3!


Don't need to tell you how I did this!
Three stamps are the larger flower from Stampin UP 'Fruit & Flowers' the smaller is from 'Baroque Motifs' and the sentiment is Hobby Art 'Happy Birthday'
Colours are Versamark Black Onyx, which I stamped the HB first, then Stampin Up Pool Party and Melon Mambo for the flowers. Gems to finish. As I hadn't used one for a while I decided to add the crystal embellishment from Hobby House.

Here are two digital stamps from our sponsor this month, Arielle of the Wax Fruit Company. Aren't these poppy images simply stunning. They have been coloured with Promarkers and accompanied by a sentiment from a clear set by Imagine That purchased recently at Ally Pally. 

A very simple one this time... just three stamps from a Hero Arts set, simply framed by an embossed oval Nestie.

We DO hope to see lots of white space this week, hopefully ours will inspire you.

11 May 2012

ShowCASe Week 65 Sketch

Once more we have another wonderful taste of the cream of the entries to our Sketch challenge!
We would like to thank you all for your fabulous submissions, it's such a pleasure to see them all.
So without further ado here are our choices for this week!

I'm sure that you'll agree that all of these are stunning.
Do please take the ShowCASe banner from the page at the top to display on your blogs!
Thank you all.
DO join us again tomorrow for our new challenge. It will be One Layer Week again... you know how you love it!

05 May 2012

Week 66 Colour Challenge

What a popular pair of sketches we had last week..even if lots of people didn't seem to take on board that it was actually supposed to be either a square or a circle in the design... nevertheless the submissions were as awesome as ever.
This week we are back to a colour challenge and the chosen colour this time is 


Other colours may be in evidence as long as the main focus colour is yellow.

This month we are to be sponsored by the extremely talented Arielle at the Wax Fruit Company
Do check out the fabulous images available.

With the thought of yellow, this image jumped into my mind... sadly I don't remember the make... it was a win from a blog challenge from across the pond, but I just love it... a somersaulting duck.. whatever next!
With this thought in mind I decided to make a spinner card... the duck goes head over heels as the circle rotates along the channel.
The sentiment is from Paper Make Up and the grass embossed with a Sizzix folder.
Details of how to make a spinner card are on my personal blog here.

Here is another example of my tendency to inkyness!
I chose three yellow shades of Distress Ink... Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed and Wild Honey.
I began by embossing the teasel image from The Rubber Stamp Gallery and the random circles (another little gem from my £5 grab bag of Rubbernecker stamps from Ally Pally) with clear embossing powder, before applying the ink starting with the lightest shade at the top down to the deepest shade at the bottom of the panel, using Inkylicious Ink Duster Brushes.
I then overstamped with the darker shades of ink and buffed off the embossing with a paper towel to remove any surplus ink. The sentiment is another Rubbernecker bargain.
The little butterflies are of course the gorgeous Embosslits from Stampin' Up.

On my list of favourite colours, yellow is right at the bottom! But I don't mind a splash.
If ever there was a stamp that suited me, it's this...not that I'm glam or wear a yellow hat...it would be pink lol
There is no name on this stamp, just the price! I stamped it slightly off the edge and then restamped the hat on yellow card and mounted it on 3d pads to give some dimension. To finish I stamped the DIVA Stampotique, it works perfectly I think.

This stamp is Hero Arts Woodland Grasses which would be green, but, I rather like them in yellow shades. Stampin' up So Saffron then a hint of More Mustard. I did add Glamour Dust, but cannot get a picture to show the sparkle. The sentiment is PTI stamped in Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip
I stamped the grasses slightly off centre, then once I added the sentiment the whole design is balanced and there is the same width either side.

I must say a HUGE apology for not commenting on everyone last week.

The winner of our April prize will be announced shortly, do keep an eye out for that!
We are looking forward to all your sunny yellow creations!

04 May 2012

ShowCASe Week 64

Hello everyone, it's Friday and we are here to tell you our showCASe choices for week 64 

We don't need to tell you how hard it is to choose, you see all the fabulous entries every week!

Just a little note, Mandi is way behind with her comments this week, but she will do her very best to catch up...apologies to anyone who hasn't had comments from us both...yet!

In no particular order here they are.
Thank you ladies, they are all superb and such wonderful inspiration for us all!

Well done again ladies, thank you to everyone who entered.

See you tomorrow with our first challenge of the month ...colour!