Saturday, 20 December 2014

Christmas is a Time for Families

Whether we are ready or not ... we have reached the final challenge of 2014 
at Less is More and the theme is 'Family'
It's a 2 week challenge in the hope that you'll have a little
crafty time amongst the festivities ... maybe with some new goodies to share!
So here's my cards

Well nobody said it had to show a 'human' family!
 and this card is going to my sister and family.

Card Recipe:
Lawn Fawn: Tweet birds & sentiment stamps
Clearly Besotted: Birch Trees stamps & dies
Pink Petticoat: snowflake DP behind a layer of vellum
Brads and twine from my stash and to finish 
Winks of Stella and Glossy Accents

Other Challenges I'd like to enter:
CASology: Snow
Simon Says Stamp: Photo inspiration


For this one I've gone with the traditional Christmas family

Card Recipe: 
Paper Smooches: A Blessed Christmas image (heat-embossed in 
WOW pale gold embossing powder and coloured with Promarkers);
sentiment from the same set on a MFT Die-namics sentiment strip
DCWV Glitter card, Doodlebug sequins & gems from my stash

Another Challenge I'd like to enter:
Addicted to CAS: Coincidentally the theme is also 'Family'

Card Recipe:
Clearly Besotted: Naughty or Nice stamps and dies
Clearly Besotted: On The Line die collection
Pink Petticoat DP plus gems and pearls from my stash.

I've gone crazy for Gingerbread on this one but I decided it
could represent the Less is More DT 'family'!
Although looks like Chrissie, Anne & I have joined 
some weird cabaret dancing troupe or a marching band!!!

A quick edit here as I hadn't appreciated that today would be Jen's
farewell post as she leaves the DT at Less is More and I wouldn't 
want to exclude her from My LIM DT 'family'
Chrissie, Anne and I are wishing you well for the future
(whether you be Naughty or Nice!!! :-) )
and sending you on your way with hugs, hearts and very best wishes.

Cheers Jen, thanks for your fabulous inspiration and
hope to see more in blogland as your talent is immense.

Other Challenges I'd like to enter:
Time Out Challenge: Word inspiration
Christmas is Love with all the Trimmings

Grab Our Badge!

Ok over to you now to wave some magic over this week's challenge.
Thanks for all your snowy creations last week - I think it did
the trick for me as I managed to get a bit more focussed on
Christmas cards, pressies and decorations!

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year
Thanks for your continued support at Less is More and
See you all in 2015 for lots more challenges



  1. Lovely cards, Sarah, particularly the nativity one.

  2. All lovely cards Sarah- marry Christmas to you and your family! Rebecca x

  3. Gorgeous - love the gold embossed nativity scene which is perfect for this challenge! Love the gingerbread and cute bird families too :) Wishing you a fabulous Christmas. I look forward to lots more weekly LIM inspiration from you in 2015!

  4. An amazing selection of cards as ever Sarah...your work is always completely stunning and SO professional! Love it all!
    Have an amazing Christmas!
    Love Chrissie xxxxx

  5. A fab selection of cards Sarah. I should have held off posting my last card until today!
    Happy Christmas and looking forward to the New Year, ;0). x

  6. What a fabulois set of cards. I love the traditional card with the gold and what a fun take on the LIM family!! Thanks for joining ATCAS and TIME OUT. Have a fab XMas x

  7. Great cards Sarah. Have a great Christmas & New Year xx Jan

  8. All of your cards are utterly sweet, Sarah! I love the scene that you created on your first card with the birdies and branches! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Winter Inspiration” Challenge!

  9. Three fantastic cards, Sarah! Love the cute birds and the delightful gingerbread men! And your second card shows my favorite family! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  10. All your cards are gorgeous Sarah and I love them all! Wishing you and your family a very merry christmas - hugs xx

  11. These are all so sweet! I especially love the card with the gingerbread 'women', they look happy AND delicious!! Always so happy when you join us at TIME OUT!!!

  12. Wonderful cards, Sarah! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

  13. Fantastic, Sarah!! There are those darling birds!!

  14. Great cards, Sarah! Love the dimension and shine on the birds and trees! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  15. Dear Sarah, all three cards are awesome, but the first one with sweet birds, is my favourite. Try to survive the week without too much stress. :-)
    Hugs, Sonja

  16. Gorgeous cards as always Sarah, love them all. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

  17. Super, cute cards, Sarah.
    Thanks for your visits, and comments, this year.
    Have a very merry Christmas
    Caroline xxx

  18. Oh my goodness I love where your mind went with these family cards Sarah. Those birds are my favorite. I just love that card!

  19. Love your inspiration cards Sarah! Thank you so much for all your lovely comments this year. I wish you and yours a truly merry Christmas and a wonderful new year. Looking forward to 2015 already - but enjoy your break before then!

  20. Fabulous set of cards... I really love your Paper Smooches family card - the gold embossing is fabulous. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week

  21. Beautiful cards! I love the gold embossing on your second card. It looks so classy and the addition of sequins and bling just finishes it off perfectly. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. :)

  22. Gorgeous cards as ever Sarah, love them all ;) hugs Viv xx

  23. Gorgeous cards Sarah, they are all perfect - you do CAS so well.


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