Saturday, 8 November 2014


Happy Saturday Morning Crafty Pals
All I can say is Wow! Wow! Wow!
You certainly 'smashed' last week's Less Is More challenge!
What fantastic inspiration - can't thank you all enough.
I think it may be a record week of entries since I joined the little team!

So what's in store for you this week ....
It's a One Layer Card week with the theme

Starry, Starry Night

We are so kind to you all don't you think?
Giving you the chance to concentrate on Christmas cards
and entering a challenge too!

So here's my offerings

Having masked off a circle on my card base I've used
stamps from the Paper Smooches 'A Blessed Christmas' set; 
the silhouettes with black memento ink first then embossed with clear EP.
The base of the landscape is coloured with a 'matching' 
black memento marker which doesn't seem to match!
I used distress inks to create a skyline then gently spritzed with water and perfect pearls.
To finish the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted: Joy to The World
and a little gem from my stash for added sparkle to the star.

Distress inked again to create my skyline this time stars and snowflakes
stamped and embossed with WOW metallic silver sparkle EP after masking
the top of the card with post-it tape and the base with a Memory Box
Landscape die. The sentiment is Clearly Besotted: Sweet Little Sentiments
and to finish a wrap around of navy and white twine.

And one last one for you which I'm also going to enter over at Color Throwdown

Think I've gone a bit mad with my distress inks this week but couldn't resist
when I saw the adorable colour requirements at Color Throwdown.
The cluster of trees is one of my favourite stamps and it's been in my stash forever ...
It says Arts Impressions 1996 on the side and it's one of my few wooden ones. 
The stars are from Paper Smooches Blessed Christmas & Metropolitan;
these are all heat-embossed in black before inking over the top.
To finish the sentiment is Clearly Besotted: Christmas Sparkle.

Ok over to you talented people and I'm sure you'll come up with some
more fabulous inspiration for me as I think my mojo is still on holiday in York!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a fun week.



  1. These are all stunning Sarah. I think the tree card is my fave, love those colours. I so wish I had distress inks, but don't have the space or the cash! xx

  2. I just love your wonderful examples this week, inspirational! X

  3. Beautiful inspiration as always! You're doing fabulous things with the distress inks!
    Thanks so much Sarah!

  4. A trio of fab cards, Sarah - you rocked this week's theme! Love the inky skies and your clever masking :)

  5. Sarah I am loving your fab cards !! Loads of inspiration !

  6. Loving your fabulous inspirational cards Sarah...thinking cap in overtime here! Carol x

  7. What a fabulous collection of inspiration ....... love them all! I love my distress inks too!! xx

  8. I thought the one on LIM was my fav until I saw the last card, absolutely stunning. I was ready to use my memory box die, but thought I would try something different as I always seem to reach for it!

  9. Beautiful cards Sarah. Love the sponged backgrounds and the different silhouette images. They might be one layer, but there's a lot to look... well done! Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown this week.

  10. These are all glorious Sarah, the last one is a complete stunner, I love the composition of that one and the colours are just superb!

  11. Beautiful set of starry cards - love how you've used the thread just to finish off the sky!

  12. Hi Sarah what a gorgeous bunch, love the way you curved your sentiment round that scene.
    We had a fab time on Thursday, as you'd expect, hope we can all get together sometime at a show for stash therapy :)

  13. What beautiful cards Sarah! Thanks for the inspiration! Hazel xx

  14. What awesome designs.....I love each one!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

  15. WOW. These are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! LOVE your perfect designs! Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

  16. wow so many wonderful creations,
    great job!


  17. Fabulous LIM cards Sarah xx Jan

  18. Beautiful cards Sarah - love the first one xx

  19. Stunning CAS starry night creations Sarah. They are brilliantly thought out. CAS is not as easy as it looks.

  20. Wow so many fabulous cads here Sarah and every one a gem.Love the CB sentiments too, aren't they just the best ;) Viv xx

  21. These are absolutely gorgeous Sarah. I especially like the third one; the colour, design and the sentiment are so eye catching. Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. Gorgeous - love your different skies!


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