Saturday, 12 July 2014


Morning All
It's that time again ... how quickly has this week gone?!?!?
So the Less is More challenge this week is a ONE LAYER card
with a twist 'Adapt a Fingerprint'

Now can I offer a word of advice before you eagerly launch into this challenge ...
If you have an important event to go to this evening or tomorrow 
then leave this challenge for a couple of days!
My fingers were literally smothered in ink and it took about 2 days to go completely!

To make matters worse I'd already made my cards last weekend
and feeling pleased with myself at being so organised I sat back with inky fingers!

Yesterday I had the shock of my life ... DT Anne blogged her cards and 
ARRRRRGHHHHH! It was a one layer week! Grrrrr!
So I've had to get all inked up again!

I'm not that thrilled with what I've come up with but there's a 
couple of pictures at the bottom of my earlier 
(non OLC) cards which I'm much happier with.

Ok first up I've masked off an odd looking 'V' panel and set to 
with some distress inks. 
I decided the easiest option was to put a different colour on three fingers but 
it took a lot of concentration to make sure I dipped the right finger in the right ink!!!
The sentiments are Clearly Besotted - In The Frame set
and to finish off I've added a couple of enamel dots from Doodlebug.

I've used the colours from this week's ColourQ Challenge so I'll be heading that way.

Next up, I've followed the sketch from this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge 
and the colour scheme from ColourQ again

I've stamped the outline images using Uniko Studio Flower Power#2
then coloured the petals with my fingerprint using Distress Inks.
The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted and I've added some Doodlebug 
sequins then pearls from my stash.


This one is another following the CAS(E) This Sketch layout and 
I've tried out the colour scheme from Color Throwdown.

The image is Uniko Studio Background Builders Circles with a fingerprint 
in the centre. Finished off with a sentiment from Clearly Besotted, 
sprinkles and sequins from Doodlebug


Here's a couple of my NON-OLC ones

Right ... now it's your turn.
It's actually quite good fun getting messy and creative
so looking forward to seeing your creations.

Good luck and thanks for stopping by



  1. Wonderful cards Sarah. Nothing in this weekend so I can get as inky as I want

  2. Gosh Sarah .. .. you have been super productive with you fingerprints! What a fabby idea. Love all your samples.

    No wonder you couldn't get rid of the ink from your fingers .. .. you did so many!!!

    I am very cruel to my fingers and am surprised I have any fingerprints left. I scrub mine with one of those green scouring pads and cream cleaner!! Poor little fingers!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  3. Brilliant cards for case this sketch, Sarah. They're not as easy to do as they look, with the little border, but yours are terrific. Love the colours you've used x

  4. All your cards are super Sarah ! Great creative ideas !

  5. Clever use of the Uniko stamps - never would have thought to do that! Loving your bright happy colours too!

  6. Love your cool fingerprint cards - such a fun challenge!

  7. Great cards and nice to know that not everyone remembers when it is OLC week! Love the flower one the most, so neat and tidy, I got in a mess with mine.
    Shame about the ones that you couldn't use on LIM as they are so effective.

  8. Thanks for your sweet comments, Sarah. I've had great fun making mine! These are all great but what a nightmare that you had to make more, we've all done it! lol My fingers have cleaned up ok but I used pigment ink rather than dye, perhaps that's why :) xx

  9. Oh, these are so cool! Great takes on the sketch!

  10. Sarah, I like all of your cards. I love the pattern you created with the different colors. Its so nice to just create and play with no limits.

  11. fabulous cards sarah xx Jen xxxx

  12. How annoying is that? Both you and Chrissie made the same mistake, I do it too LOL Still you now have about five fabulous cards, result!!!! :D Gay x

  13. A lot of inky fingers! But super cards. x

  14. I'm loveing all your cards and the colours look wonderful. :) Hugs Sylvie x

  15. Fun cards! Love the CTD card using those images a d the sketch!! Thxs for joinng us at CTD!

  16. Sarah these are fab! Has the ink worn off yet? I love those panels you used on your nonOLC creations and great take on the sketch

  17. SUPER CURE CLEVERNESS - That is what you have going on here!! Who knew fingerprints had so many possibilities!! I am so very impressed with all that you have done with your fingerprint!! Awesome!!

  18. What a terrific trio of cards and quite clever too! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

  19. Lovely cards Sarah, you seem to be on a roll this week! Thanks for sharing your cards with us at the colourQ.

  20. How cool and clever these are! So fun! Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

  21. Great cards Sarah - this turned out to be such a fun challenge!

  22. Wow Sarah - that's a lot of fingerprints! Your last card is my favorite - I'm just a CAS gal....I have a little welcome for you on my blog - come on over, if you have time.

  23. A fabulous collection of cards Sarah, I'm glad it's not only me that forgets it's one layer week!

  24. Oh my golly Sarah just look at all those fabulous projects and ideas using this technique. I love how you made a background on the first card using finger prints. Genius. Your flowers are so elegant and classy. Wow.

  25. Love both of your inky cards, and the color combo on the second one is awesome!
    Thanks for linking these up to CAS(E) this Sketch!

  26. These cards are all amazing would be really difficult to choose a fave this time!
    Chrissie xx


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