Saturday, 5 July 2014


Thanks for all the fabulous recycling ideas from last week ... just knew I could rely on you all
This week the brief at Less is More is to use Earth Colours and
yet again this proved tricky for me 
as they are not my 'go to colours' so here's what I've got:

First of all I must apologise for the photography ... hubby (my photographer) took these then shot out to work so the second one particularly is a bit iffy! Think a few stern words might be in order!!!
Not too stern though as he may refuse to do them and I'd be left to fathom out his hi-tech camera.

I've coloured this James teddy bear stamp from Lili of the Valley with my new Inktense pencils.
More practise required I think! He's mounted on 3d foam along two strips of textured cardstock.
The sentiment is from Uniko Studio and to finish I've added a couple of candy dots from Stampin' Up

The theme at Addicted to Stamps this week is
'Make Your Mark'
So I'm going to drop in there with James the Teddy Bear.
One of my blog buddies, Anita from Neet and Crafty has just joined as a DT so 
here's a little support for her in particular

Next up I've used the sketch from this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.

The patterned papers are from Doodlebug, sentiment is Clearly Besotted and leaf dies are
 from Marianne Creatables. To add a bit of interest I've adhered some pearls from my stash to the leaves.

Over to you now and once again I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs in the week 
for some stunning 'earthy' inspiration.



  1. Smashing cards Sarah fab sketch xx Jan

  2. Great cards as always, Sarah. I love your style.

  3. These are both tremendous Sarah... especially as you say they are not your 'go to' colours... but then I guess a challenge should challenge us... even the designers!
    Love both of these!
    Chrissie x

  4. Both are great cards and love the one with the leaves x

  5. James is adorable. He looks well loved, as all bears should be.

  6. Both fab cards Sarah and I think your colouring is very good, you are a bit too hard on yourself! Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  7. Both cards are wonderful. I really like how you created the leaves on the second card. Now I have to run over to LOTV and order that bear stamp. So cute.


  8. Sweet cards! Love those die cut leaves! Thanks for sharing one at FMS!

  9. Great cards for the challenge...I love the earth colors!

  10. Sarah, both your cards are gorgeous! And I think your coloring is great! Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

  11. Hi Sarah - great cards - awesome coloring - aren't those Inktense pencils great? Great to see you playing with us at ATSM. Come back next time, too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

  12. Fabulous use of the sketch with your pretty "earth tones"

  13. Love that cute teddy - the earth tones are perfect here. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week. Love the leaves on the sketch challenge too.

  14. I just had to take a better look at your card; so well "composed" and the sentiments is great in a curve! Hope you enjoyed a fun weekend, Gerrina

  15. I wouldn't have guessed that the colour theme was a struggle Sarah,, these are both totally gorgeous, particularly lurve James the bear, what a cutie!

  16. Great cards Sarah! I love the leaves on your card! I think the die cut leaves looks so great against the solid colours! The pearls are fantastic accents! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  17. Love both of these 'earth tones' cards, Sarah! I especially love how you interpreted the sketch (will definitely save that one) and those leaves are gorgeous! Hugs, Ann

  18. Sarah, I love your leafy card....... so effective !!

  19. Beautiful Autumnal card. It isn't really Autumnal, but it reminds me of those amazing colors in Autumn leaves.

  20. Two fab cards for this week, I love both, great job ! :D x

  21. Two fab cards Sarah, love that cute bear and I do I spy another CB it and the cards too :) Viv xx


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