Saturday, 10 December 2016

Less is More #306


Only 2 weeks to go before Christmas is upon will be great to take a bit of time out with family but I need to get my skates on and get organised!!  However, before I get going, I have some cards to share with you for the latest challenge at Less is More.  It is one layer card week and our theme this week is to use outlines on your cards.  See what you make of these:

I simply stamped and masked the images from Altenew's Beautiful Day  and Painted Butterflies in black on a white card base.  The lovely, light sketchy style of the stamps works really well for leaving it without any further colouring (I think)!

Of course, I had to make a Christmas card as I don't think that I am going to have enough to see me through this year!  I used the fabulous Hero Arts Ornaments stamps in a range of bright colours, masking them to create a bit of depth.  The lines on the ornaments add enough colour and detail without the need for anything more.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Finally I used a cool sketchy fashion outline stamp from Tim Holtz white embossed on a dark blue card base.  I stencilled some white lines at the bottom to ground the image and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.  A few white splatters complete the card.
3 quite different one layer cards featuring outline images.  I hope you like them! 
The DT over at Less is More have lots more inspiration to share with you too. 
Thanks, as always, for stopping by,
Sarah x

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Less Is More #305


Today at Less is More we have a bright and colourful challenge for you which is to use Primary Colours.

Here are a few ideas:

Whenever I think of primary colours I think of the mounds of lego that the boys have amassed between them!  I used a Memory Box die and infilled with bright coloured cardstock.  The sentiment is from Altenew and a bit of black glitter paper creates a border at the edge.
At this time of year, I am always looking for a way to create a Christmas card and I used the fab Christmas lights dies from Lawn Fawn to create this card along with their loopy sentiment.
I hope that you will take the time to create a card using primary colours this week.  The rest of the DT have got lots of fab inspiration on the Less is More blog to get you started.
As we are at the start of a new month we also have a fab sponsor joining us for December:
Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah x

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Uniko Release Day!!


Thank you for joining us for the release of Uniko's festive stamp sets - Christmas Pop, Most Wonderful and Rustic Wreath.  I have some more cards to share with you today as part of our release blog hop:

The rustic wreath got me thinking about creating a card featuring all 4 seasons so I stamped it in a range of colours and embellished with fab uniko stamps from a range of sets including Background Builders Vines and Winter Additions.  They are the perfect size to fit the wreath and create a card for any time of year :)  The sentiment is from the recently released Originally Organic set.

I created a night time Christmas scene featuring one of the Christmas pop trees - I stamped it green and added the gold embossed string of stars.  I added some pencil and white highlights to add texture to the tree and set it against a background of gold embossed stars.  The gold embossed sentiment is from Most Wonderful too.
Do check out the fab release and the inspiration from the rest of the DT over at Uniko - you won't be disappointed!
Thanks, as always, for stopping by,
Sarah x

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Uniko Introducing....


We are back again today with the second introducing post showcasing Uniko's last release of the year.  Bev has created some fab festive designs which you can use for those last minute Christmas cards :)

Today we are looking at Rustic Wreath which is designed in a style to compliment the previously released Rustic Christmas.  Here is what I made:

I have gone for traditional greens and reds - stamping the wreath twice and adding the sweet mini pine cones and berries from the set.  The sentiment is also from the set and the bow is from the recently released sparkle ornaments set.

Again, traditional greens, reds and golds.  I stamped two hanging wreaths and embellished them with mini glitter die cuts.
This wreath is beautiful and stamps up perfectly.  It is a great size for cards and there are lots of options...more of which I shall explore tomorrow :)
I shall link up at Simon Wednesday's Challenge which is Christmas To Die For this week and my second card features confetti die cuts from Mama Elephant.  I will also link up at Time Out where the theme is Christmas with the optional twist of glitter and shimmer.
The new release goes live tomorrow so do stop by for our blog hop and further inspiration from the DT!  I look forward to seeing you then.
Sarah x

Less is More #304


I am thankful for another weekend....I am definitely feeling the pace as the weeks fly by :)  Of course, that means that we are also back with our latest challenge at Less is More.  This week we are asking you to use an Emboss Resist Technique on your cards. 

I love this technique and decided to make a few festive cards:

First up I white embossed this lovely Christmas sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps and masked a panel that I coloured with a range of distress inks.  The white sentiment pops out against the rich purple shades.  I then stamped 2 ornaments from Clearly Besotted and drew a line back to the sentiment.  A simple one layer card.

Sticking with my collection of Christmas stamps by Waltzingmouse I white embossed the lovely dove of peace image and simply laid some rich blue ink over the top.  I die cut it as a small square panel for the centre of the card as I felt this looked clean and crisp.
These were both very quick and easy makes but I think that the emboss gives them something a bit extra. The rest of the DT have more inspiration to share with you using this technique so do check them out over at Less is More.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by,
Sarah x

Friday, 25 November 2016

Uniko Introducing.....


Bev is treating us to one last Uniko release before Christmas with some fab designs which will be perfect for your last minute festive creations.  It is at about this time that my mojo is beginning to flag so it is great to get an injection of new Christmas designs to get me excited again!

Today we are showcasing Christmas Pop and Most Wonderful - funky trees and lovely sentiments.  Here is what I have made:

I stamped and white embossed the word trees on green card and cut out - I so love the mixed fonts on the trees.  I softly inked a blue sky in Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers and attached a snowy die cut at the bottom.  A sentiment from Most Wonderful finishes the design along with a bit of glitter and some snowflakes from Stunning Snowflakes.

Next up I wanted to show how cool the funky trees are in this set so I stamped them along a mask in a range of non traditional colours.  I used pearlescent paste through a snowfall stencil, added some glitter and a few die cut stars.  There is a bit more glitter to emphasise the snowline and another of the versatile sentiments from Most Wonderful.

I hope that you like these festive designs.  There is much more inspiration over at Uniko.  I will be back tomorrow with another showcase and all of these fab stamps will be available to buy on Sunday - not long to wait :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Uniko Challenge Reminder


Today we are back with a reminder about the current challenge at Uniko....the theme is CHRISTMAS so it is really easy to play along with all of those gorgeous Christmas cards that you are busy making :)

My card features the sparkly baubles from Uniko's Christmas Sparkle set and a sentiment from the Poinsettia set:


I used some silver glitter thread to 'hang' my baubles and stamped some circles in lilacs, pinks and purples to create a bokeh effect.  Some glitter tape at the bottom adds even more bling!  It is an unusual festive colour combo but I do like the effect.....

I shall also link my card up at the Time Out Challenge where the theme is Christmas with an optional twist of glitter/shimmer - and it is sponsored by Uniko this time too :)

I hope you get the chance to play along with us at Uniko - the challenge is open until Friday, 16 December so there is still plenty of time to join in.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x