Sunday 4 January 2015

Eye Test


We are all back to the usual routine tomorrow so I couldn't resist the temptation of sneaking off to my craft room to have a bit of a play today!

I wanted to play along with the first Less Is More challenge of 2015 which is a colour challenge to use black + metallic + one other colour.  I wanted to use these fab stamps and dies from MFT which I have had for months and not yet used.

I always need thank you cards in January and thought this was a really fun sentiment :)  The glasses are die cut from silver mirri and the wood veneer heart is coloured red and covered with glossy accents.  I found the background paper in my rarely used collection of 6x6 pads by My Minds Eye.

As the sentiment and die are brand new I will join in again at Darnell's NBUS Challenge....I think that I will use up my 3 goes very quickly :)

I also wanted to take part in Virginia's View new challenge - clean slate.  Given one of my crafty new year resolutions is to try to make more one layer cards, this seemed like the perfect opportunity :)

I have used a lovely Memory Box butterfly die which I cut out of the card and reassembled to create a single layer inlaid effect.  It is very simple but quite a neat look.

I will also join in the fun over at the new (to me) ShowCASe Your Style challenge which I came across through my friend, Nonni's blog.  The current theme is to use at least one die cut

And finally I shall link up at SSS Wednesday's Anything Goes Challenge too!
Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have had a great weekend. 
Sarah x


  1. Such a cool monochrome look, Sarah ... the splash of shiny red on the heart is just fabulous! Wonderful delicate butterflies ... there's a real sense of soft movement about them! Anita :)

  2. Love your thank you card! The colour scheme is hard to beat and as I've just bought that stamp set, I'm pleased to see such a lovely card made with it.

  3. That first card is so fun! Love the shiny silver glasses, the red heart and what luck that you found the perfect background paper for it! Those stamps and dies would be perfect for my optician sister! Have to look into them...
    Your butterfly card is so pretty and delicate!

  4. Two fabulous cards, Sarah! I love the sentiment with your eyeglasses and how fun that you found patterned papers to complement them! I also love your inlaid butterflies and all the lovely white space on your 2nd pretty!

  5. Oh, fun, TWO awesome cards in one post, Sarah! First of all, can I just say those itty-bitty glasses look like you took a real pair and somehow did a plastic shrink wrap with them! I am intrigued! I also love that sediment and the paper you found. Really, you must have sat back with a grin when you finished it! Thank you so much for linking again to my NBUS Challenge!

    And the inlaid butterflies card is the epitome of CASlicious! It's one of those "I can do that!" cards we all love! Seriously genius!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. I love your cards Sarah!
    The first so cool, and the second so perfectly elegant and CAS!

  7. So much fun, your first card, Sarah! It is indeed a great sentiment and you paired it up perfectly with those silver glasses and that little pop of red! The butterfly card is really pretty, too! Have a great day!

  8. Very cool idea for a thank you card! And I adore the CAS buttefly card. Have a fun week x

  9. Stunning cards as always Sarah but I particularly love the fun and funky LIM one.
    What a fabulous sentiment stamp and a great take on the challenge.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Less is more

  10. I can't believe you found the perfect background paper in your stash, Sarah. That card is just adorable, and the butterfly one is beautiful and definitely clean.

  11. Sarah I love that eye chart, brilliant card and nthe beautiful butterfly die! Happy New Year!

  12. This is terrific Sarah!
    Love both cards!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  13. Those silver glasses are super cool and how handy you found that glasses paper in your stash. Loving the butterflies, so simple and beautiful and love them in pink. I love one layer cards, they are the hardest to make and so worth the work!

  14. Perfectly CAS! Love love the inlaid butterflies, Sarah! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Clean Slate” Challenge! Happy 2015!

  15. Dear Sarah, I'm totally amazed about your thank you card. It's such a great idea! Butterflies are also a very nice CAS style.
    Have a nice day, Sonja

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