Saturday, 24 January 2015

Less is More #208

Morning All
Thanks for stopping by AND it's that time again ...
a new challenge announcement at

Less is More

this week we have an easy peasy sketch for you so here's my cards


For this one I'd like to link to several challenges because there's
so many 'Love' challenges out there right now that if I don't 
link a few I'll run out of people to send all these Valentine's cards to!
I'll be selling them on street corners I think! LOL!

You'll notice I've 'flipped' the sketch upside down which is allowed!
Firstly using Paper Smooches balloon dies I die-cut 2 heart shaped balloons
and inked them up with Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry & Barn door.

The Eiffel Tower stamp is from the Je T'Aime set from Clearly Besotted
This is heat-embossed in Hero Arts white EP onto a panel of white cardstock
 which is also inked up using the same distress inks as above.
(In line with the sketch I promise I did die-cut half of the heart balloon 
from the panel at the top - before popping it up on 3d foam)
The sentiment is also Clearly Besotted: Paired Up and the balloon ties
from CBS: Build a bug set.

Challenges I'd like to link to:
Time Out Challenges: Valentines with a twist of hearts
Simon Says Stamp: Have A Heart
The Card Concept: Love (Clean & Simple card)

A quick edit here ... thanks Sandie for reminding me about 
the Inkspirational - Ombre challenge so I'm linking up there too.

Bet you do a double take on this one ... it is feeling slightly weird
making Christmas cards in January but it's me trying to be organised 
come December 2015 by joining the Merry Monday Challenge
each week (where possible) and I don't think I've missed yet!

Supplies Used:
Clearly Besotted: Naughty or Nice
Embossing Folder: Sheena Douglas 
(Thanks to Anne for using this a few weeks ago ... I simply HAD to have one!)
MFT Die-namics: Snow Drifts
To finish: glossy accents, glamour dust & gems

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Merry Monday: Houses
Addicted to Stamps & More: Holiday (Christmas)

Ok that's all from me and as usual I'm handing the 
crafty baton over to you and I'll be stopping by your
blogs this week to check out your creations.



  1. Oh my goodness your forst card just jumped out at me, what an amazing take in the sketch, so very creative. And this would be perfect for our Ombre challenge at Ink. And the XMas card so adorable. Thanks for joining ATSM and have a fun weekend x

  2. Wow, Sarah, I love both these cards, the inking on the first one is superb!

  3. Fabulous cards, Sarah! I do love the dramatic pinks of the first with that beautiful stamped image - a perfect valentines card :)

  4. Oh the Eiffel Tower is amazing...when you think of Paris = love so how awesome! Love your sweet Christmas card too Sarah!

  5. I adore your ombre effect behind that Eiffel Tower Sarah totally smooth blending woowww Love this much..and you used the same sketch for the christmas card..what a sweet xmas card Sarah both are adorable...I join too but my ombre is different than yours LOL hugs, Monika

  6. What a great ombre effect and a clever take on the LIM sketch! :)

  7. Great takes on the sketch! The Eiffeltower card is so adorable!

  8. Simply super Sarah!
    What a great array again this week!
    Love 'em all!

  9. LOVE both of your cards, Sarah! WOW!!! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

  10. I love this! The balloon hearts and Eiffel Tower ooze love! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

  11. These are stunning Sarah's. Love the pinks on the first card

  12. Fabulous cards! I love both of them! That little house is just too adorable and what a clever idea to put the curve through the vertical panel. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

  13. Both cards are wonderful, Miss Lady!! :)

  14. Wonderful take on the photo--love your ombré background and the Eiffel Tower image.

  15. I love your inspiration cards this week Sarah (as every other week ! ;)
    Thank you so much!

  16. Amazing cards Sarah. I love your first one. Terrific design xx

  17. Dear Sarah, your interpretation of the sketch is wonderful. I like both cards and both ideas. :-)
    Hugs, Sonja

  18. Both your cards are gorgeous Sarah and I love the colours & balloons on your first one:) xx

  19. fabulous cards Sarah :-) I love how you made the 2nd one with the very clever die cutting :-)

    Lols x x x

  20. Loving the pink with the Eiffel Tower - very romantic!!

  21. Amazingly beautiful cards - the shading on the first one is awesome!

  22. Gorgeous cards ..... I love your Merry Monday design .... I may just have to go and look for that embossing folder now :) xx

  23. yah! You lined to Ink-thanks Sarah and hope your weekend has been fun!

  24. All great cards as usual.

  25. Both gorgeous cards Sarah, I love the design and fabulous shading of the panel, a lovely design and such fun heart shaped up balloons!!

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

  26. Great cards - especially your fist one - I am swooning over it! I always admire people who can just go on making Christmas cards....I tried last year and failed miserably and it looks like this year is going to be the same..... Thanks for linking up with us at ATSM!

  27. I like the sketch and both cards are just fab. Love the little house on your second card. It's good to see you play along with ASM this week!

  28. Two lovely cards, Sarah. I love your ink blending on your first card and thanks for mentioning the snowy EF, I've been after one for ages so may have to look at purchasing this one! :) x

  29. Super cards Sarah! My fav is the first one...

  30. Two beautiful cards, and well done you for being super-organized and making a Christmas card. Lynn x

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  32. Sarah these are both so delightful. The inking on the Eiffel is amazing. Thank you for sharing with us at the Card Concept!

  33. So beautiful!! I love the ombre...SO pretty!
    Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!!

  34. Great cards Sarah - love all the Clearly Besotted inspiration!!
    Thanks for playing along at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  35. helloooooo Sarah!

    Great use on the distress inks, your card is wonderful. I appreciate your use of the same color on both the background AND the heart elements. Beautiful.


  36. Gorgeous cards Sarah, such beautiful colours on the first one.

  37. Two beautiful cards - love love love the gingerbread house one xxx

  38. Sarah these are fab and I now *need* those CB houses - we are a ad influence on each other! x

  39. Oh Sarah I love your card for Ink (the other one is very cute too by the way!), such pretty colors and gorgeous details and still so CAS! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  40. Two fabulous cards Sarah, but now I NEED more stuff arghhhh!!! lol ;) Viv xx

  41. Apologies for my late commenting this week, it's been a busy one! Love the ombre on the first card and I'm so pleased I'm not the only one making Christmas cards in January - we made 12 each at my stamp-a-stack class week! Isn't it nice to feel so organised this early in the year? Long may it continue!

  42. Beautiful inky background! Clean, simply and elegant! Thanks for playing with us at the Card Concept!


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