Saturday 3 September 2016

Less is More #292

Hello friends, time to announce another new challenge for this week
from Less is More and we are back round to 'colour week'

We've chosen Peacock Feathers as the colour combo and in case you're stuck
there's plenty of stunning images on google images or pinterest to inspire.

First up and I have to admit I almost fell over when hubby bought a craft magazine 
for me a few weeks ago! The shock ... not only as he'd taken it upon himself to buy the 
magazine but there was also a freebie stamp set featuring a peacock! Whoa! 
He's no idea what challenges I play along with so couldn't understand my delight!

Here's the card and I'd like to zip it across to the Delightful Darnell's latest 
NBUS challenge as it's never been used before!!! It was a dream pleasure to
meet Darnell IRL in July at the Happy Little Stampers Retreat in the UK and
I'm amazed that she took it upon herself to travel so many miles alone to 
meet up with a whole load of crafty buddies! You're Simply Awesome Darnell!

So first up I die-cut my watercolour cardstock with a WPlus9 border die, 
inked up the image using Versamark then heat-embossed with gold EP.
Coloured with Zig Clear Brush pens and a mini sentiment from Uniko.


I'd also like to pop this one in at Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday challenge
 as it's an Anything Goes Challenge over there this week!

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

This one uses the WPlus9 Fanciful Feathers stamps and dies.
I've used a teal card base as that seemed ideal in terms of my view
of peacock feathers. The die-cut feathers were inked with ... you guess
Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and I've created a tone on tone 
background for added interest using Hero Arts Clear EP.

I'd like to head over to Addicted to Stamps and More with this one
where it's Clean and Simple for their current challenge.

As always there's more fantastic inspiration by my fellow teamies 
over on the main blog HERE as well as their individual blogs.

Plus as it's the first of the month we have a new sponsor ...
well I should say a 'returning' one - it's Happy Little Stampers


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the challenge.



  1. Lovely Lim cards great colours xx Jan

  2. Wowzers! Your peacock looks so beautifully elegant Sarah....and it was a freebie which makes it even better. Beautiful colouring on it too. I adore your feather card because that is so classy and elegant.

  3. Wow soooo fabulous Sarah, you did it again ;) Viv xx

  4. I think your hubby is a star, Sarah! I am sure that mind would never think to get a crafting magazine for me :) The peacock image is beautifully elegant and perfect for this week's challenge. I love the gold embossing and the scalloped border too. I have had my eye on those WPlus9 feathers for ages too and they look great on your card. I hope you are having a great weekend x

  5. Wow, your card is simply stunning! Just amazing!

  6. Sarah, your cards are amazing. Love them both. Just want you to know that when I get your blog feed I am oooo'ing all the time. today I decided to take the time to let you know how much I appreciate you sharing your talent.

  7. So beautiful...two amazing cards!

  8. Beautifully done, Sarah! The gold embossing and the peacock colors are stunning together! Thanks for joining us again at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  9. Good hubby! The gold is so rich here and what suoerb colouring. Love the background in the second card x

  10. Both cards are beautiful. Love the gold embossing from the peacock and the collors. Janny

  11. Gold star to your husband! What a super stamp, so elegant and sophisticated. The Zig colouring looks absolutely stunning. I love the self-coloured embossed background of the second card which is incredibly classy. Beautiful creations!

  12. Such a pretty stamp. Gorgeous colours and loving the gold x

  13. Love the mix of embossing and die cutting on your feather card Sarah. I agree Darnell was v brave travelling around the country meeting fellow crafters, not sure I'd have the courage! It was great to meet her though and your good self of course!
    Thanks for linking up at ATSM too. :)

  14. Great cards.
    I love gold embossing and colors you choose.

  15. What beautiful cards, Sarah! Love the Thank You card especially.

  16. Lovely cards, Sarah and what a lovely hubby you have buying you the magazine with the free peacock stamp.

  17. Aw, Sarah, you've made me blush! Thank you for your lovely words and for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7! It was a pleasure to meet you in person, too, and I'd do it again tomorrow if I could!! Both your cards are peacock pretty, but that first card - and the lovely story of your hubby - stole the show! It's folded perfection!! Hugs, Darnell

  18. WOW Sarah ! What a great idea your hubby had ! Your card is just a wonder ! I love your coloring and the nice gold embossing. Thank you too for your sweet comment on my blog ! Izzy Scrap

  19. Sorry for the late visit yet again! Your hubby did good here, what a fab stamp for a freebie and I love your treatment of it, so pretty. And your teal card has stolen my heart, I LOVE it! Such a great layout and the teal and white is just so classy xx

  20. Both beautiful cards! Love the colours and gold on the first one and the design on the your blue card with feathers picking out on the background! Thank you for joining us at ATSM this week!
    Kamila DT


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