Saturday, 4 November 2017

Less is More #353 & #354

Morning friends!

YES you read the title correctly it's a 2-week challenge over at Less is More due to a few of the Design Team spending a mini-break together at the Happy Little Stampers Retreat. So to avoid any mishaps with scheduling posts we're giving you a little extra time to play along and a little breather for us too!

Being the first challenge of the month it's COLOUR week and we're delighted to welcome back Dies to Die for as our sponsor for this month. What's more we have a FAB-ulous Guest Designer and winner of our September Challenges joining in for this one! It's the awesome Birgit of Rapport Fran ett Skrivbord so I hope you'll head over to her blog to leave some lovely feedback and check out her A* talents while you're there.

There's no need to use actual Firework images as it's the colours we are looking for but we're happy to see some fireworks too! 

Here's my card and just the one this week as I'm frantically trying to get organised for next weekend's retreat and keep up to date with all my DT posts at the same time as working! 

I've used a mish-mash of multi-coloured circles using Distress Inks blended through some hand-made die-cut circle stencils. Once the ink had dried I stamped and heat-embossed various 'firework' images from the Clearly Besotted set: Set the Scene. To finish a white strip with a die-cut sentiment by Sugar Pea Designs. I used the same embossing powder over the die-cut to match my fireworks and popped the strip up on 3d foam.

As always there's loads of fabulous designs from my fellow teamies over on the main blog HERE and don't forget our sponsor for this month is Dies to Die For so do play along for a chance of a prize, which we announce at the start of next month.

Hope you'll play along and have some fun and thanks for calling by 



  1. I love the colourful circles on your card, Sarah - the ink blending is perfect and creates a really vibrant design! I hope you enjoy the retreat and that all of your hard work leading up to it means you can get the chance to relax x

  2. So, so beautiful ! Love all your coloured circles with the gold fireworks in the middle ! It is so eye-catching and so joyful ! The perfect sentiment to illustrate it too ! Stunning card ! Have a great weekend and a fabulous week ! Hugs xx

  3. This card is just perfect for the challenge. Not only are the colors perfect, but each of your elements gives me the feeling of a terrific fireworks display! Just perfect!

  4. Super card, Sarah. What a great idea to add Fireworks colours behind your firework images. So clever. Hope you have a fabulous time with Anita and Sharon at the retreat.

  5. What a fun design, perfect for this challenge -not only because of the colors but the overall look says fireworks! :) Great stenciling and stamping, I love the layered look. The colors really pop from the dark card base and your embossing looks beautiful. Have a fun week!

  6. Oh you are too clever Sarah! Making your own circle stencils was inspired and you so captured a riot of firework rockets exploding in the sky with this little beauty. Gorgeous vibrant colours and fabulously CAS too. Can't wait to meet you on Friday xx

  7. Just beautiful, hope you managed to get organised in time and I'm sure you'll have an amazing time at the retreat x

  8. I got to you eventually, albeit very late!! lol This is such a great design, and a vision of firework colour and explosions. So brilliantly put together, you really do have some great design ideas xx


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