Saturday 31 December 2016

Less is More Challenge #309

Good morning, welcome back and a Happy New Year 
(almost) to my wonderful followers and crafty buddies!

I hope you've enjoyed some fun and festive delights and maybe a few crafty gifts 
have been received too! Looking forward to seeing those in the coming weeks eh! 

So this morning, it's time to announce the last challenge of 2016 over at

Less is More

It's RECIPE week ... and we've chosen DIMENSION
what's more we are thrilled to be joined by Sandie of London Days
our winner from November, who will be guest designing this week.
I hope you'll stop by her blog and leave some love and cheer!

Here's what I've got for you today and it's a bit of a Two-fer as I've used
the same products and colours for the first two.

To make these first two I started with the Hexastar stencil from Neat & Tangled.
Inked with Veramark before embossing with WOW gold metallic sparkle EP.

For the one above I've die-cut some of the hexagons with an MFT stitched hexagon
stax and arranged them at various heights with and without foam tape. 
The sentiments are by Uniko: Classic Numbers and All Occasion Sentiments #1
The dashed lines are by Happy Little Stampers: Mixed Media Fun (newly released)
To finish a few sparkly sequins from my stash.

It's Anything Goes over at Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge
so I'd like to head over there with this one

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo

Next up this one uses a die-cut rectangle of the stencilled / embossed panel, 
popped up on 3d foam for dimension. The butterflies are by Uniko: English Country
Garden set with a sentiment from Simply Said I, both heat embossed in the same
WOW Gold metallic sparkle embossing powder. I also added glue dots to the centre
of the butterflies to allow the wings to sit away from the card for more dimension.

Last but not least ... more butterflies, this time Butterfly duo dies by
Clearly Besotted, inlaid with foiled cardstock and again popped up 
on glue dots to give the wings more dimension. The sentiment is by 
Happy Little Stampers: Fun Birthday sentiments; all mounted on a pierced
rectangle die-cut from an MFT stax and a few sequins plus a strip of 
sparkly washi tape for a little bit of bling!

Ok that's all from me for today but I do hope you'll stop by the 
Less is More blog where there's links to all the fantastic designs by
my fellow teamies plus Sandie, our Guest Designer. 

So all that's left for me to say (maybe a little early in the day, here in the UK)
Wishing you all the very best for a happy and prosperous 
New Year! Cheers ... let's CELEBRATE!
Have a fantastic day, evening, whatever you do and a perfect 2017!

Thanks for visiting and catch up soon!


  1. Oh my goodness, I LOVE the hexastar stencil! What a fantastic background it makes, full of impact and movement. It works so well behind those lovely butterflies too. The foiled butterflies on card 3 are stunning and set off to perfection by that washing tape and sequins. Fab cards! Happy New Year Sarah! x

  2. You have added wonderful dimension with the die cuts and stencils on these designs, Sarah! I love black and gold so your first two cards are stunning and the Clearly Besotted butterflies are so elegant. I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a great 2017 xx

  3. Wonderful cards, so dramatic and fabulous way to show dimension. So pleased you mentioned me in you post, I am very happy to be GD

  4. Lovely cards as ever Sarah - ending 2016 in the same way that you started with beautiful creations! Hoping to try and join in with this challenge at some point!
    Happy New Year to you and yours! x

  5. Gorgeous cards Sarah. Love all the gold embossing and the fabulous shimmer not the butterflies.

  6. Wanted to stop by to say here's to a Healthy, Happy and Crafty 2017 x

  7. Very nice Sarah, a wonderful collection of stunning cards. Cant decide which I like more, all so beautiful

  8. Love how you used a splash of glitter in each card. Perfect dimension! Hope you have a wonderful 2017!

  9. Three wonderful all the wonderful sparkle! Happy New Year.

  10. You were on a roll with this theme Sarah and what beautiful cards they are! The hexastar stencil is fab and looks totally different on your first two cards. Loving the popped up hexagons on the first and the classy butterflies in the second. The vibrant blues and greens have blown me away with the final is gorgeous! Here's wishing you and yours a wonderful 2017 xx

  11. hi sarah! these are all so gorgoeus, fabulous CAS designs...great job! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  12. Wow, Sarah! You've totally rocked this challenge! LOVE all three cards...but the colors on the third card are SO eye-catching! Gorgeous work!

  13. Wonderful array of cards Sarah, love those glittery hexagons!
    Val x

  14. Helloooo, this is your long lost teamie just dropping by very late! lol
    Loving your classy gold and black creations, what a great idea to ink through a stencil and emboss, will have to remember that one. And loving the tones of your last card, just beautiful xx


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