Saturday, 13 September 2014


Morning Blog Buddies and thanks for stopping by.

It's Saturday ... YEAH! 
Which means a new Less is More Challenge
This week it's a 

with the theme: Beverages

I'm sure you'll do great as you always do but to be honest I had very 
little in my stash to play with for this challenge so it was tough

This one is a bit 'sneaky' for a one layer card but I was following the sketch from
 this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge and decided to position my image, 
which is heat embossed in white,
 through the aperture on the Doodlebug DP used for the insert.

As you have no doubt guessed I'm besotted with Clearly Besotted
products and even more so when they are on offer as this one was recently.
It's called Warm Wishes. 

The 'speech bubble' die is from Mama Elephant - Index card set and 
the checker-board stencil is MFT used with Distress inks.
A wrap of grosgrain ribbon and Doodlebug Sprinkles finishes it off.

Next up I've used the same stamp set from Clearly Besotted
but I'm playing along with Colour Q and CASology this time.


Before stamping I started out by running an MFT pierced rectangle die 
through my Big Shot with a texture plate just to get an impression and add
a little interest to the otherwise plain card blank. 

This week's theme at CASology is THREE
so I've got a tower of 3 coffee cups,
3 gems for a bit sparkle
and 3 wrap-rounds of twine 


Ok that's all from me and not sure I'll get much crafting done today 
as my parents are here but will be back when I can.

Can't wait to see what you come up with 
Happy Crafting and catch up with you soon.



  1. Your designs with these CBS stamps are just gorgeous and you have incorporated the other challenges perfectly too! Love the stack of cups - so cute! I am a bit stumped on this one as I don't have many drinks based stamps - will have to go and do some exploring :)

  2. Beautiful cards, I love the colours you have used - so bright and cheery - Jacqueline xx

  3. Beautiful cards! Your three-card is my absolute favorite... Since I love tea, I like them a lot! Found out I had a lot of stamps with glasses or hot drinks on it.... Enjoy the weekend, Gerrina

  4. Fab cards Sarah!
    They are both so eye-catching!
    Have a great weekend
    Chrissie xxx

  5. you might not have had much appropriate in your stash but they're both fab, loving the colour combo and cut out on the first one

  6. Two really beautiful cards, Sarah! I love the color combo on the first one, and how you stacked your cups on the 2nd one! Beautiful CAS design on both!

  7. Fantastic CASology card. I love those stacked tea cups, and the bit of bling is the perfect accent. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  8. All of a sudden I have a craving for a cup of coffee! Fun cards! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and colourQ!

  9. These are both fabulous, Sarah! Love the speech bubble and fun pink paper on the first card and the matching gems on the second. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  10. I love how youve stepped up your one layer card by using the aperture. x

  11. Wow, these are both wonderful cards! Apparently, you had just the right amount of items in your stash for the FMS card, because it is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  12. Sarah three cups of tea, is one for me? ;) Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

  13. These teacup images are just beautiful and your cards are great! I often say I could give up wine easier than I could give up tea - it is my balm for everything!

  14. I like your cards, especially the lower one with stacked teacups :).

  15. Stunnalicious - love the colours in the second one!! xx

  16. Stamping through the aperture is a great idea to add loads of dimension to a one layer card Sarah and the stack of cups is gorgeous in those fab colours too! Vicky x

  17. Great cards Sarah - love those colourful stacked teacups in particular!

  18. Beautiful cards Sarah, I esp. love the colour of the first one....well the pink influenced me of course lol.Both great though :) Viv xx

  19. this is just gorgeous....I love your stacked coffee mugs, so sweet. Thank you so much for playing along with ColouQ, hope to see you again soon.


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