Saturday, 19 December 2015

Less is More #255 & #256

Hello LIMettes!

We've reached our final challenge of 2015 as this one runs for 2 weeks to 
give us all time to enjoy the festivities and still sneak a little bit of crafting in!!!

So I would like to wish you all 
a Wonderful Christmas & Festive Holiday Season!

 I can't wait to see what you make of this challenge ... it's theme week 


This one completely floored me and I'm still not sure I've 'hit the nail on the head' 
so to speak but Chrissie has kindly offered up the dictionary definition
on the main Less is More blog site HERE

I've gone with a few ideas so hope you feel inspired to play along - my first one
 is quite literally 'spun' having tipped up all my boxes of bits and bobs to find my 
flower 'spinning' loom and using Hemp twine I've fashioned this 
flower with a button threaded to the centre. 

It's not exactly postage-friendly hence the circular aperture and mounting on funky 
foam to allow the flower to be stitched to the card base. The striped design paper 
matches pretty well and adds a little more interest to the card. To finish a birthday 
sentiment from Happy Little Stampers - a refreshing change from all the 
Christmas sentiments I've been using these last few weeks!

BUT back to those old 'winter' wishes here with a random stamping of 
'knitted' hats and scarves from the Clearly Besotted: Let it Snow set.
The sentiment is from Uniko: Pure Florals - Poinsettia which is heat
embossed in Hero Arts White EP and to finish a wrap around of bakers twine!

Last but not least and it seams that Anita, Chrissie and I were sharing
the same 'homespun' book this week as we've gone with a similar theme!
If I'm honest this one didn't turn out how I anticipated and I almost scrapped it!

Using the WPlus9 stacking hearts dies I've die-cut several layers of cardstock in
both sizes, topped with some 'old English country garden - style' design paper.
 The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted: Home Sweet Home and stamped in grey to 
give that dull / rustic / primitive look (I hope) along with the grey textured panel! 
BUT ... I just couldn't resist the pop of colour from the ribbon scrap I found in my stash 
which picks out the centre of the bloom brilliantly. 

this week and having used 5 layers of each size of the Wplus9 heart dies
and a pierced rectangle from MFT Die-Namics I'm hoping this will work there!

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Ok I'll hand over to you talented crafters and please pop over to see what 
my teamies have been up to too - I'm sure you'll love their takes on this theme.

Thanks as always for stopping by and catch up with you again soon!



  1. Three lovely takes on the homespun theme, Sarah! I love the twine flower and the vintage hearts. Wishing you a fabulous Christmas - thanks for a year's worth of gorgeous inspiration :)

  2. Three beautiful cards, I love the colours you chose for each and the angled cutting looks great. Especially love your purple christmas card.

  3. Magical cards Sarah in your usual incomparable style. I just love them!
    Thanks so much too for the truly beautiful card I received through the post, it is quite spectacularly lovely!
    I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas
    Chrissie xx

  4. I haven't seen a sweeter bloom, Sarah! It certainly rings true to the theme to me! Your other two cards are just as sweet ... oh, I do love that final ode to Valentine's perhaps? Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas! xx

  5. Fabulous trio of them all!

  6. What a gorgeous set of cards Sarah, that twine bloom is so beautiful
    Merry Christmas!!! x

  7. Gorgeous cards Sarah! I love your CAS heart card, the hearts are so pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  8. Fab cards. Hope you are having a great Christmas xx Jan

  9. A gorgeous trio Sarah - I love the twine flower on the first one, a definite homespun masterpiece! Seasons greetings to you too.

  10. Beautiful cards, Sarah. I especially love the first one - gorgeous colour scheme. xx

  11. Your cards absolutely fit the bill. Some challenges are definitely more of a challenge than others aren't they? The spun flower is perfect.


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