Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Less is More - 1st Anniversary .....

.... A year ago Chrissie and Mandi launched Less is More - a blog dedicated to the art of clean and simple card designs.  While I've been making cards for quite a while - I still don't have a specific style, but I've always really liked the CAS look and over the last year, I've learnt so much from Chrissie, Mandi and the LIMettes!  I love the community spirit of the blog - always supportive, always encouraging and always challenging!


The challenge at Less is More - LIM53 - this week is a colour challenge - the ladies would like us to make a card using the colour AQUA !!!  What a fabulous choice!  I found a set of Inkadinkadoo stamps that I've been wanting for a while in the January sale at  Hobbycraft - a real find!   I used the biggest stamp in the set for my card - a rabble of butterflies!  Finishing the card with an inspirational sentiment.  While the challenge didn't specifically ask us to make a one layer card - I've even managed to do that!


Stamps: Inkadinkadoo - Morphic Bugs
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:  Card from stash

I'm also submitting this card to a couple of other challenges:



Less is More's first challenge was also a colour theme - Black, white and pink and this was my card:

My crafting time has been reduced somewhat, but I'm still managing to get a couple of hours in my craft room in the evenings and I'm trying to make cards that fit multiple challenges!  I don't know how I'm going to cope once my craft room is packed up!!!  I think I'm going to have to get together a "survival craft kit" - with some basic inks and a few stamps!!  Still I have at least a month before I have to pack!  That's me finished for today - I'm off to get some tiding done - must have the place in showroom condition for Friday.  See you soon!

32 comments:

Craftilicious said...

Great card Deborah - I bought the same set in the sale last year - obviously Hobbycraft found some more somewhere..... I love the sentiment you paired it with - it matches the bursting sense of the butterflies so well.
Good luck with getting the house tiday - crafting is always so more tempting ;-)
Tara x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely stamp and a gorgeous card....oh how are you going to manage without your craftroom? You need to find a friend that close to you so you can share with her...

Anne

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Brilliant! Love it, xxx

Sandy said...

Wow, a gorgeous CAS card - love the image
I've also joined as a follower.
Sandy

nicky said...

great card
Nicky

Pauline said...

A lovely card Deborah, that butterfly stamp is so pretty!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Beryl K said...

Super card Deborah, love the stamp
Beryl x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful Deborah, I love that stamp, and the sentiment.
Kevin xx

ding said...

Wonderful card, simply gorgeous colour and that stamp is fab (lucky you!! a good find)
Diane

Suze Bain said...

Love these inkadinkado stamps Deborah and it looks gorgeous in aqua! xx

Mandi said...

Gorgeosu card Susan, what a greta find, specially at a reduced price
thanks for your kind words about LIM
Good to see your first card again, was that REALY a year ago!

Thank you so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Vicky Hayes said...

What a bargain Deborah and what a pretty card! The trouble with the survival kit is knowing what to leave out!

Jeanne J said...

Deborah the swirly butterflies are beautiful in that Turquoise blue!

WencheP said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Susan said...

What a gorgeous stamp image! Love it in the aqua~ Beautiful card, Deborah!!

Jenny said...

OMG Deborah..... do you ever rest! A super card, and one layer too.
A crafting survival kit sounds like a nightmare to assemble !!
Jenny x

Holly Young said...

gorgeous card! I love the aqua and the stamp!

Paula (PEP) said...

Isn't it lovely finding something like that when you've been looking for it. I had a similar happening with a Penny Black stamp. Take care with all showroom 'stuff.' Crafting Survival kit - all the the Memento Dewdrops & the Markers you got in the US & several of your WMS stamp sets; not an easy task ........ shall ponder that further.
Paula (PEP)

Buffy said...

Gorgeous card Debs,
you can always come play at my house

Hugs Buffy xx

Jen W. said...

That stamp is perfect for this challenge, Deborah! I love how you just let it be the star of the show!

Lynette said...

What a pretty stamp - great one-layer card! Thanks for joining us in the Flutter By Wednesday challenge this week.

Mynnette said...

I think this is fabulous, Deborah!!! LOVE that image--and the fact that it's one layer makes is amazing! :)

Chrissie said...

What a wonderful collective noun... a RABBLE of butterflies!
They are a great rabble too!
Thanks so much Deborah for your generous comments too.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Aileen said...

Beautiful card, love that large stamp and super to see your first card for LIM. x

Jackie said...

A beautiful card Deborah, I love the colour :o)
Jackie xx

Suzi B said...

Beautiful!"
suzi b oxox

Viv said...

Another fab card Deborah, can't believe it's been a year already either :) Viv xx

Jenni's Jems said...

Gorgeous stamp and great sentiment x

kingstonmama said...

Gorgeous butterflies, Deborah. They look wonderful in aqua. Ann Y.

Kathyk said...

Those bugs looks imply brilliant in aqua! lovely card

Kathyk

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh that's pretty x

Karen said...

Very pretty, lovely 'rabble' of butterflies! Gorgeous in aqua - fresh and perfect hugs karen x

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