Saturday, 25 November 2017

Less is More #356

Morning friends! It's time to announce our latest challenge at Less is More and it's our Recipe week with the requirement to 'Let it Shine'

Now you may have heard that Kylie of Happy Little Stampers & Kylie's Addicted to Stamps held a little Craft Retreat in Manchester earlier this month and I was delighted to attend and meet up with fellow LIM teamies, Anita and Sharon along with a bunch of other crafty buddies.

Kylie decided it was time to introduce 'light up' cards and basically I'm hooked! To begin with all that circuit building with batteries and positives/negatives was a little mind-blowing but now back at home I just can't get enough of them. 

This Eiffel Tower card is one of my Retreat cards, although I rehashed it a little when I got home as I could see a channel of light behind the tower. The image is from Happy Little Stampers and initially it was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black then heat embossed using Clear Sparkle embossing powder on a 'Distressed' Background. The mini picture shows the 'light-up' effect when the sentiment is pressed. 


This one was very simple to make and positively oozes CAS! Firstly I debossed a stitched circle die by Simon Says Stamp, then added the reindeer thumb print image from the Clearly Besotted 'In Print' set. The sentiment is from the MFT set 'Jingle All the Way' - I have to say the light-up effect on this one is the best (so far!) and my reindeer (Rudolph) has a shiny red nose from Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents too. 

While I had the MFT 'Jingle All The Way' set on my desk I couldn't resist inking up these mini Reindeer and adding another 'Rudolph' into the mix. The images are coloured using Promarkers andn you can see the 'light-up' effect in the mini picture at the top.

If you get the chance to have a go with light-up cards you'll have a whole load of fun and why not try it this week and link up to our challenge!

As always there's loads of fabulous designs from my fellow teamies over on the main blog HERE and 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.

I hope you'll play along and thanks for calling by!



  1. Well, your mojo is blazing along Sarah with all these fantastic light up cards! You know I adore the Eiffel tower card and your reindeer cards are just brilliant. Really impressed with the red nose on the middle card. Hooked you say? Yes, I can understand that - I'll be making loads more as soon as I'm better too. Have a great week xx

  2. Oh Em Gee. You have rocked the light up card technique!! Such a busy girl, I absolutely LOVE these xx

  3. OMG Sarah ! These light up cards are so amazing ! Your retreat has been very profitable, so great to learn new techniques ! Love so much those adorable Rudolf with their light up red noses ! And of course your Eiffel tower is just stunning ! I had the opportunity to see it IRL and it's really a beautiful show each time ! And I would love to see it with such a gorgeous sky ! Have a wonderful week ! Hugs xx

  4. Love these cards...such great use of the lights. Just perfect!

  5. Wow, Sarah! These are awesome light up cards. I’ve had the Chibi light starter kit for almost a year and have yet to give this a try. Beautiful cards and inspirations. Love them. Have a wonderful week. xx

  6. Well color me surprised! I've never even heard of a light up card and now you've given me three great examples. I can see why you are hooked on them! These are spectacular!

  7. All these are wonderful! I bet it's so much fun to "turn the lights on", no wonder you are hooked on them! I think your Eiffel Tower card is maybe my favorite -the purple background makes the tower pop nicely and with the lights it looks so elegant and classy. Great CAS layout too. Your reindeers bring a big smile on my face, so cute! Have a great day!

  8. Wow these are so fabulous Sarah, I have serious card envy now. Well done you ;) hugs Viv xx


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