Saturday, 29 November 2014


WOWZERS! Can you believe we will be in DECEMBER next week!
For today though we have a new challenge at 
Less is More
This week we are celebrating 200 challenges!
So have some fun with our CELEBRATIONS themed week
200 challenges to think up, write up, select winners,
create, comment, challenge others ...
that's one colossal task and my first card is in 
honour of our fabulous leader at Less is More ...
Congratulations and heartfelt thanks
Cheers and a toast to 
who literally is 'Simply One of a Kind'
... from day one at Less is More and 
she's still as keen, kind and encouraging as ever.

This used: 
My Favorite Things: Diagonal Background Stamp
which I've inked with chalk ink in sea breeze then covered with clear
embossing powder and heat set. Another Jennifer McGuire tone on tone tip.
Clearly Besotted: Congrats Word Die & You're A Star stamp set
Memory Box: Mini star dies
MFT Die-namics: Blueprints 15 & Fishtail Flag dies

I'm also linking this up at the Color Throwdown Challenge
and although I've skipped the Christmas photo inspiration I thought
the colour combination was stunning and a bit different.

More good news this week ... I'm going to be an Auntie for the 6th time!
My 3 year old niece has been asking for a 'boy-sister' for so long
and her wish should be granted on Tuesday when mum has a c-section!
Here's the card I've made for them and I'm sure I'll be safe
posting this as they'll be far too busy to check out my blog this week!

Mama Elephant: Just Hatched sentiments
Uniko Studio: Sweet Baby vest image
Doodlebug: design papers & sprinkles
Mama Elephant: Trio landscape dies (so versatile)
gems and twine from my stash
I'm still short on Christmas cards so went for some more to add to 
my collection - I mean Christmas is a celebration after all isn't it ;-)

This one uses distress inks for this sky line with a spritzing of 
water mixed with perfect pearls
Paper Smooches: City Scape die & Metropolis 
stamps heat-embossed with Hero Arts white EP 
Clearly Besotted: sentiments from Rockin' Robin & It's Your Birthday

I'd like to link it up at Addicted to Stamps where the theme is 


This card is to link up at the Merry Monday Challenge too
where the colour theme is Red, Green & White

A quick edit here as Kylie at Addicted to CAS pointed me
In the direction of their latest challenge (dots) so heading 
across there too with this card.

Card recipe:
Pink Petticoat: Background DP
MFT Die-namics: Blueprints 15
Mama Elephant: Landscape trio dies
Uniko Studio: 'celebrate' sentiment - Flower Power 1
Clearly Besotted: 'the season' sentiment - Rockin' Robin
Winnie & Walter: It's a Wonderful Pennant stamps
Stampin' up: Candy Dots
Over to you now and thank you so much for 
another bumper week of entries with the 'JINGLE' theme.
It really makes for an exciting and satisfying week just
seeing how popular the LIM challenges are.
Well done all of you and thanks for your continued support.
Here's to the next 200 challenges.


  1. wow, Sarah! All these cards are just stunning! Your last card would be perfect for the new ATCAS challenge that has just gone live :)

  2. Oh! And your card for ATSM - awesome!!!! Thanks for playing along xx

  3. Another set of amazing cards Sarah! I'm so in love with the colours of the first one and that tone on tone embossing.

  4. Fabulous cards, Sarah - you have got me in a celebratory mood :) Great to see LIM going strong after 200 challenges and a lot of that is down to the inspiration that the DT provides every week. Love the clever use of dies on your first card with that tone on tone diagonal background and the city skyline looks amazing. The dotty trees and sweet baby card are just perfect. Have a great week x

  5. You've been busy! Great cards, love the city scape against the night sky. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. Monika

  6. All your cards are gorgeous! The baby one is amazing and my favorite with the stiches!!

  7. Wow, Sarah, you're on fire! These are all fantabulous! I love all the layouts you come up with, I seem to have a mojo disfunction when it comes to thinking up different layouts. I love your baby card, the design is wonderful. And thanks for linking up your christmas card at ATSM again xx

  8. All gorgeous, Sarah! Congratulations! I love to see your sweet comments, and am so inspired by this lovely challenge. You'll be seeing more of me in the next 200! Happy Christmas!
    =] Michele F.

  9. Awesome cards, Sarah! I love the one for Merry Monday! So fun!
    Thank you for joining us!

  10. Wow! you have been busy! love all these cards, love the background on the ATSM card! Thanks for joining us.

  11. What a fabulous selection of cards Sarah. I love the diagonal background on the first and what a fab tip. Thanks for joining ATCAS and ATSM

  12. These cards are all FANTASTIC!!! I especially love the card you made for the Merry Monday challenge - it's so crisp and clean and fun!!

  13. Allreally fantastic cards Sarah, as usual! Good luck with the DT call! Hazel x

  14. Gorgeous inspiration cards. Congrats on being an Aunty again. x

  15. I have to thank you for this four wonderful cards. :-) Each of them is amazing. But the first one is my favourite. :-)
    Hugs, Sonja

  16. Fabulous set of cards, congrats on becoming an auntie again!

  17. Fun trees, Sarah! Love the way you've done the sentiment too! Thanks for sharing with us again at Merry Monday!

  18. These cards are all fantastic! I love each one of them :) Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  19. Wow Sarah what awonderful collection of cards. Each one unique in itself. Love them all.

  20. What a great serie of celebrationcards! Congrats to you for the 200th challenge at LIM! Thanks for the inspiration and challenges each week, that really sets my mind to work! Love your starcard and the babycard! Enjoy the weekend, Gerrina

  21. Thanks for your kind words Sarah... I'm so glad that your are part of our team... and these cards show exactly why! They are all stunning!
    Thanks so much for your support, you are such a valued member of the team!
    Chrissie xxx

  22. Four fabulous cards Sarah ... wow! ... you've been busy!! LOVE the dotty scene from your last card ... perfect for our Dots challenge at ATCAS! Loll

  23. Four super cards Sarah, love all your inspiration. Carol x

  24. Super fun trees! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week (love all the cards, btw! Gorgeous!) And congrats on becoming an Aunty again, it's SO FUN, isn't it?!? :)

  25. Wow Sarah, what a fabulous collection of cards - I love them all ! Your card for the Dots challenge at ATCAS is awesome - thank you so much for joining us again! Sylvia x

    (Thanks also for following!)

  26. What a gorgeous collection of cards Sarah, as ever!
    Hope the boy-sister's arrival goes smoothly :)

  27. Awesome cards Sarah. Love the sparkle in the first one. Your city scene turned out beautifully...

  28. Awesome collection of cards, Sarah! Love your night scene...just beautiful! So happy you could join us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  29. Fabulous creations, they are so unique and beautiful, can't say which one I like the best :) But yes, thank you for sharing these with ATSM n ATCAS

  30. So many fabulous cards Sarah, I love them all equally.Isn't Chrissie just amazing...I agree. Also thanks to you and all the other Design team members past and present. You all manage to leave so many comments for us all week after week, so encouraging.Thank you for all the lovely comments also ;) hugs Viv xx

  31. A fabulous selection of cards Sarah, they are all beautiful.
    Thank you so much for all of the lovely comments you leave on my blog, your encouragement and support is very much appreciated, I look forward to the next 200 challenges at LIM.

  32. Lovin' these! You've been having fun!! Thxs for playing at CTD!!

  33. Congratulations on 200 challenges Sarah! Thanks for all of the time that you take to create great pieces of inspiration as well as to check out each submission and leave such thoughtful comments. I love all four of your cards. Love the sparkle and shine on the first one, the baby card is adorable, love the night sky you created on the third and the great trees, colours and asymmetry of the last one.

  34. All such fantastic cards Sarah, love all the tilts!

  35. First of all, congratulations on the new baby in the family! Awesome card for that and really stunning creations throughout this post, Sarah! Thank you for all the inspiration! Your tribute was so perfect! Hugs, Darnell

  36. Happy 200 Sarah great cards xx Jan

  37. Congratulations Sarah on being part of the LIM 200th birthday celebrations this week - you girls are the best! Another set of great cards - all different and all amazing! Congrats on becoming an Auntie too. xx

  38. All your cards are so beautiful, and what a great variety to celebrate LIM's 200th challenge!! Congratulations!
    Thank you very much for your nice comment, Sarah.
    Rosi x

  39. What an array of fabulous cards ! Thank you so much for joining us at ATCAS for our dots challenge love the design and placement on this card it looks super.



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