Saturday, 2 November 2013


Saturday already and hardly got any crafting done this week despite it being half term but I guess that bathroom shopping had to be done!

Anyway I do love Saturdays as I usually get chance to play with lots of challenges, whether I actually submit an entry to all of them is a different matter though! Often they end up in the bin!

When I saw the Less is More Challenge this morning I thought 'hmmm...that's not too bad' but it's harder than I thought and this first card took ages with loads of trial and error bits being flung in the rubbish! As it started to take shape I realised it could be combined with some other challenges too so here goes:

Rather than fireworks I decided to try my brand new snowflake stamp set from Uniko studio and I've stamped the background with snowflakes then embossed with black embossing powder, adding diamond gems to the centres for some added sparkle. I've used a sentiment from the same set of stamps and embossed with gold holographic embossing powder. I then stamped some black cardstock with different sizes of the snowflakes and embossed in different colours of embossing powders which I've owned for years but they hardly see the light of day. I've added pink and silver gems from my stash then cut it into a heart shape raised on 3D foam for added definition.

While my card was taking shape I decided this could also tie in with the theme at CAS-ual Fridays, where the theme is 'Embossing' and CASology, where their theme is BLACK. The sketch from Seize the Sketch came in handy too and I've added a sliver of pink design paper and a strip of pink gems from my Crafty American Auntie.

Last but not least Simon Says Stamp have an 'Anything Goes' theme so I'll be dropping it in over there too.

I was loving this black on black so much that I made another one so I'll post that one in a moment too.




  1. Another beauty - a great take on that fireworks inspiration! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

  2. what a beautiful card!!!! :)
    Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch

  3. love your unique use of the Uniko stamps!!! Love them so much!

    Thanks so much for joining us in the FUN at CASology this week!

  4. Sarah, I adore all thise beautiful colors against beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  5. Great take on the firework inspiration Sarah!Love the colours against the black,glad you found some crafty time in the end :)
    Hugs,Nessa xx

  6. Terrific effect Sarah!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  7. Love the embossing on black. I have yet to try that! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Oh my, this is a beautiful card! The bright colors are so striking against the black.

  9. Oh my, pick me up off the floor! Your card is FAB, love the colours & how you've used the snowflakes. Hugs Bev x

  10. And I'm thinking it's this creativity that earned you the name of your blog, Sarah! This card is full of Sazzle Dazzle and way to make it work for all those challenges!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. I love black on black and yours is gorgeous!


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