Saturday, 15 November 2014


Whoopie ... it's the weekend!
These weeks are flying by frighteningly quick towards
- no I'm saying nothing more -
you know what I mean ;-)

Anyway thanks for stopping by today and hopefully 
you've dropped by to check out the latest
Less is More challenge

We have a theme for you this week
More than ONE tree
So here's my efforts ...

Having received some October goodies from Clearly Besotted that 
had NOT seen ink ... just drooling I decided that for this week's cards
 I was going to use one set in 3 different ways!

First up my chosen set is Joy to the World as the trees hadn't been inked.
I set a little scene together with gold heat-embossed trees on black
and one die-cut tree BUT it was missing something so brought out 
my CBS Woodland Pals set to create a black heat-embossed deer
or reindeer with the compulsory red nose for Christmas.

So my use of ONE set didn't last long eh!
To finish I've used a cluster of stars also heat-embossed using
Metropolitan by Paper Smooches and a sentiment from their Blessed Christmas set.
To finish some essential bling with gems and glamour dust to the snow scene
 which is die cut using MFT die-namics snow drift dies.

I'm also entering this card over at Simon Says Stamp where the theme is 

                              WE’RE SEEING STARS


Using the same set from CBS (Joy to the World) I've used 
silver and green inks with additional stamping for shadows to create a snowy forest scene. 
I've used a sizzix embossing folder of mini dots to give the impression of snow, 
snow mounds die cut using Mama Elephant: Landscape trio dies,
Sentiment is CBS: Signature Christmas
and to finish some gems to the trees from my stash.

I'd like to enter this card over at Addicted to Stamps & More 
where their theme this week is 'Anything Goes'


Then having decided to stick to one CBS set, particularly for my trees
the Birch Trees set was released and I simply couldn't wait to use it!

The trees have been heat-embossed in white onto kraft card
with a snow drift die-cut using the Mama Elephant: Trio landscape dies, 
CBS penguin from the Let it Snow set again heat-embossed, in black, this time
and coloured with Derwent Coloursoft pencils then glossy accents.

The sentiment is from Uniko Studio: Stunning Snowflakes
and I couldn't resist popping the penguin's bob-hat in the tree,
which I've embellished with glossy accents, glamour dust and fluffy stuff.
Finally some Doodlebug sequins just because I can't resist bling at Christmas!

Ok happy crafters - over to you 
After another fabulous week of entries for the starry night challenge
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations.

Please try to leave encouraging comments for your
fellow limettes as it's always so appreciated.

Have a good week



  1. I love all of these but especially that penguin, he's so cute!

  2. Gorgeous and cute cards Sarah. Love them all.

    Donna x

  3. A beautiful eclectic mix this week, Sarah - all your cards are beautiful! Can't wait to get into this challenge, but so busy after returning from our visit to the States - but I'll try....

  4. Love how you've used all your CB goodies. Three brilliant cards, but especially loving the cool crisp look of the second one.

  5. Gorgeous cards Sarah :-) I love how you have used the set to create 3 different cards ,,, I NEED that set now too !! sooo cute :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  6. A fab trio of cards as always, Sarah! I love those stylised CBS trees - having had a word with myself that I don't need any more Christmas stamps I might have to get this :) The embossing really pops against the black on the first card and I love your perfect stamping on the second. The cute penguin looks fab against the birch trees too!

  7. Love these Sarah, those CB trees look wonderful and that penguin is so cute. Carol x

  8. Your card for our stars challenge is really cute, Sarah - love the unusual black and gold and that little deer is just adorable - he fits in perfectly! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  9. These are just terrific, as ever Sarah. I think I need those stitched hill thingies!
    Have a great week!

  10. Fabulous cards Sarah, I love the three different ways you've used the die - the little fawn on the first one is just adorable and gorgeous glittering!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  11. Hola Sarah, thank you sooo much for choice my card, thank you for your very kind comment, your showcased has been very important for me in this moment because i don't have to much time for play a LIM my life is very complicate but i try, this showcased has been very supportive in this moment, THANK YOU, a big honour.
    Fantastic cards! as always Sarah, you have a great job in LIM every week.
    A warm hug and blessings for you and your family

  12. All three of your cards are absolutely beautiful, Sarah! I'm so glad you had time to ink up your newest goodies and share them with us at the ATSM Challenge!

  13. Those CB stylised trees are fab, another one for the wish list! Tree-mendous trio of cards xxx

  14. Sarah, all your cards are amazing. Love the embossing folder to symbolise snow. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  15. Your card jumped out at me at ATSM, those trees are so pretty and love the embossed 'snow' background. Absolutely stunning!

  16. Fabulous LIM cards Sarah xx Jan

  17. Hi Sarah,
    and again so many wonderful cards, this time my favourite is the first with the cute Rudolph


  18. These are all absolutely fabulous Sarah! Love them.

  19. These are all so cute!! Love the little scenes you've created on each one!

  20. So good to see how you used so much of one set. Love the little rendeercard and that pinguin with its hat in the tree is so funny! The card I saw on LIM is so beautifully crisp and classic at the same time. Have to try it myself to use silver as shadow; on your card it works great! Hope you have a good week.

  21. Such fab cards Sarah! I particularly like the one you showed on the LiM site - love the use of the embossing folder. Vicky x

  22. Love your card 'we're seeing stars' and the others but that one is my favourite

  23. Loving those trees Sarah! Fabulous cards. Thanks for the inspiration! Hazel x

  24. Beautiful cards - the green and silver trees look great but I have to say I love the gold on black too.

  25. Can hardly choose my favourite :) The gold embossing caught my eye for sure! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More! We sure hope we will see you around again soon :)

  26. Gorgeous cards Sarah - that Clearly Besotted tree stamp is lovely, so versatile!


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