Saturday, 25 October 2014


Happy Saturday all and I'm so pleased you've stopped by.

It's time for another challenge at Less is More
and it's recipe week - so please use some NEWSPRINT on your cards

Here's my offerings

Having picked up an old and yellowing book in the charity shop,
then carried out the sinful act of tearing a page out and die cutting
with 2 Clearly Besotted Standalone Butterfly dies!!!
These were aged even more with a sponge daubing of Memento brown ink

Aside from the heart-shaped button and twine from my stash it's a
Clearly Besotted collection of additional stamps:
Fancy Flourishes, Building Blocks & Simply Quilled

Another Christmas opportunity ... whoopie!
This time my newsprint is in the form of printed vellum
with a Christmas song - I picked this up years ago from 
The Papermill Shop before it became an 'online' only store.
I've heat embossed, in WOW Sparkling Silver EP, an image from the
 newly released Clearly Besotted - Joy to the World set
then re-embossed with cranberry EP for the berries & ribbon.
The sentiment is from the same set and it's mounted on 
die-cut panels from Mama Elephant Index Card set, 
with the rear one being silver vellum ...

... as the current theme at Addicted to CAS is vellum  
I'm heading across there to link up my card to the challenge.

... also over at Addicted to Stamps the theme is
'Holiday' so I'll be heading there too with this card


Thanks for all the fabulous 'mini creature' cards;
some were terrifying and some utterly adorable and cute!

So let's see what you make of this week's challenge.
Have a fun and crafty weekend.



  1. Love love love them both - but the butterfly is just stunnalicious xx

  2. Your newsprint butterfly with the gorgeous flourish looks fabulous. Love your Christmas card too - the silver and cranberry is a great combo. Once again you have inspired me with your Clearly Besotted creations!

  3. Sarah every time I visit I want to say : WOW!!!
    Your cards are lovely and so inspiring! Thanks!!!

  4. I spotted your butterfly card first thing over at LIM, then my computer refused to let me type for some obscure reason. Anyway here now. Love the butterfly card as well as the wreath card, especially the vellum panel. Thanks so much for sharing with us at ATSM this week. :)

  5. Absolutely stunning, Sarah. I'm in love with both of these, they both ooze so much elegance. Considering we are both CBS addicts, you have lots of the sets still on my wishlist! I feel another order coming along...just need to find some storage space lol! I'm not a reader so have just asked my BF very nicely if I can steal one of his old books, fingers crossed he'll want to part with one of them ;) xx

  6. Ooh, forgot to say...thanks for linking up again at ATSM again this week! x

  7. Hi Sarah

    What fabulous makes .. .. as always!!!

    Loving them both but the first one is stunning and very effective.

    Many thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Very much appreciated, you are very kind.

    Love Jules xx

  8. Sarah these are stunning, love the flourish added to the butterfly
    Enjoy your week

  9. I love your CAS Christmas card. The vellum over the print is a great idea so you can focus on that beautiful image. I love the sparkles on there too! Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)

  10. Beautiful Sarah! I love your newsprint butterfly, you added the perfect details to this wonderful CAS Christmas card.

  11. Very nice cards, I love the color of the first one it's lovely!

  12. Love both of these cards, great colours on the christmas one x

  13. Fabulous designs yet again Sarah... Fabulous inspiration!
    Love the butterfly

  14. Great cards - love the butterfly one!

  15. These are both gorgeous Sarah! I really like the use of vellum on the second one. Vicky x

  16. Beautiful holiday card. The use of vellum is sensational! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS and ATSM xx

  17. I love how you've incorporated both printed and silver vellum in your card! Thanks for playing along with our vellum challenge at ATCAS :)

  18. Hi Sarah, thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS for our Vellum challenge two beautiful makes amnd I adore your use of vellum, simply stunning.


  19. Two fabulous cards. The butterfly is lovely with its little red heart. I love the use of vellum for the Christmas card


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