Saturday, 6 September 2014


Morning All. 
Thanks for stopping by and HUGE apologies I've not posted all week!
In fact I can't believe we are round to Saturday already.
Crazy week at work is my only excuse but thankfully I'm feeling loads better.

So this week at Less is More we have a colour theme - Chocolate Mint
Don't know about you but I love anything of the chocolate mint variety
so these makes have had me salivating like crazy. 
Sadly there wasn't a single After Dinner mint to be had in the house!

So first up I've kept it fairly simple with piece of 'mint' cardstock on a 'chocolate' card blank.
I'm going to have to catch up on some challenges with this one so 
I've used the sketch from this week's CAS(E) This Sketch

The snippet of design paper is from Doodlebug ... Oh did I say 'snippet'????
Ok off to Pixies Snippet Playground as I've been missing for a few weeks.
The dragonfly is a stand-alone die from Clearly Besotted which is cut in 2 layers;
a luxurious layer/snippet of chocolate glitter card with an equally luxury layer of 
mint green vellum beneath ... that means I can head over to Addicted to CAS 
where the theme this week is 'Luxury'!

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted - Sweet Little Sentiments
and to finish off some sequins, pearls and a faceted pearl ... 
you can't get more luxurious than that eh!

Ok the summer is almost over, kids are back at school but the sun is still out!
So out came my newly purchased So Sweet set from Clearly Besotted
and I couldn't resist making a delicious mint ice-cream cone with a chocolate flake! 
Embellished with some yummy pearls from my stash and Winked with Stella.

Do you think my 'chocolate and mint-green' panel could pass as the awning over an
ice-cream parlour?!?!? If so I'm off to CASology where the theme is 'Under'
and it's an Anything Goes week at Addicted to Stamps & More so I'll head there too.

and just for good measure I'm off to Simon Says Stamp where it's

STAMPtember® ‘Stamp-It’ and Blog Hop

   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Phew! think I need to go and head out for an ice-cream now and a laze in the sun.

Ok so you all did amazing with the seaside challenge last week and I can't wait to see 
what you create with our mint and chocolate colour scheme.

Catch you all soon and have a fun weekend.



  1. Super butterfly and sentimentfont on the first card! How great looks the icecream in mint and chocolat! Here no aftereights also, but it is early still... Enjoy the weekend, Gerrina

  2. Love both your cards. Really like the way you've used the sequins and pearls. Karen x

  3. Wow Sarah - what a stunner of a snippets card - love the dragonfly. AND, I'm licking the screen here - the ice cream looks scrummy :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  4. Fabulous couple of cards and a great showcase of our beloved CBS products! Loving your shimmery dragonfly over the mint vellum and your yummy ice cream looks, well, yummy! May not be able to walk past the after eights on my next visit to the shops lol! xx

  5. Your dragonfly is pure luxury, lovely!

  6. Sarah I just love this first card-CAS perfection with added sparkle-yummy!

  7. hi Sarah! super cute cards, totally luv the color combo! I am thrilled you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday StampTember Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  8. I got carried away yesterday and commented before I had my ATSM DT head on! Thanks for linking up your yummy ice cream! :) xx

  9. Gorgeous cards! LOVE the mint colour. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM and ATCAS xx

  10. Two really beautiful cards, Sarah! I'm loving this color combo, and the choices you made with your images! The dragonfly is so elegant, and your ice cream cone looks good enough to eat :)

    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

  11. Super designs and lovely colours.

    Warm hugs

  12. Great cards, fabulous designs.

  13. Yummy cards and not just the chocolate mint! Love that CBS dragonfly - it looks fabulous with the glitter and vellum. The ice cream is really fun too :)

  14. Ice cream under an awning...such a creative take on the cue word this week! :) I'm really loving the chocolate mint color combination too and that ice cream treat is looking rather good!!!
    Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology!

  15. How did you know...Oh, it is mint, thought for maybe a second it was pistachio --LOL!!!!
    Sweet card take on the cue!!! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!!!!

  16. Thank you for sharing your lovely CAS crafting with us at CASology for the 'under' challenge, Hazel, Guest Designer x

  17. Sarah that dragonfly is totally FAB, makes a change from butterflies and what a yummy mint choc chip 99
    So glad you're feeling better

  18. two yummy cards. love the dragonfly and that ice cream I could eat right now!
    Linby x

  19. Oh, these are both wonderful! I especially love your take on the CTS sketch!

  20. These are simply fabbo Sarah... love them both!
    Chrissie xx

  21. Great lim cards Sarah. Love the 1st one xx Jan

  22. Two wonderful cards Sarah, love both but i think that dragonfly is just perfect, well done :D xx

  23. Wonderful take on the sketch--that dragonfly is gorgeous!

  24. Two amazing cards Sarah, I love that dragonfly and the gorgeous mint coloured card on the first and that yummy ice cream on the second too.Perfect placement of the pearls also ;) Viv xx


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