Saturday, 7 February 2015

Less is More #210

*** This is my first post of the day but please pop back at 9am for Day1 of Uniko Studio Introductions ***

Morning All and have I got a post for you today!
Hope you're sitting comfortably and grab yourself a brew
as it's CELEBRATION TIME ... oh yeah!

Less is More is 4 years old!

Can you believe that and what an achievement
especially for Chrissie who has been there from the start.
Chrissie you are a STAR!

What's more ... to help us celebrate we have some super duper 
hugely talented guest designers for one week only!
... and not only that but our lovely sponsors have offered
some FABULOUS special birthday prizes! 
Winners will be chosen by 

I'm in shock that my little card is sitting amongst theirs.

So what have we got to challenge you with this week ...
well what else ... it's a BIRTHDAY week

with a colour scheme of Pinks & Greys

If you've been following my blog for the last few days
you'll know that Uniko Studio is gearing up for their latest stamp release 
and Beverley has kindly given me special permission to 
introduce today's set early, here on my Less is More post
 ... and I'll be back later with another one

This uses a beautiful birthday set called: Balloon Bash
along with some sentiments from the new sets too.
More will be revealed this week!

A little sneaky crafty trick here to create my grey stripes 
(may not be new to you talented folk) but I used the back
of one of the Uniko Studio background builders stamps 
to create them and I like how it's turned out.

AND ... guess what ... it's birthdays all round as   
Uniko Studio is 3 years old this month!

The gorgeous Beverley (owner of Uniko Studio) is a regular sponsor of LIM 
and also one of our super guest designers this week 
(in fact I still can't believe she agreed when I asked her)

If you haven't already visited the Uniko Studio blog showcasing
Beverley's amazing talent then you are missing a treat!
So please pay her a visit and leave some loving feedback.

Drum roll please as I'm still squealing inside having received a 'Yes' from
this lovely rock-star of crafty talent .... Michelle from The Card Grotto.

I'm sure you'll have come across Michelle but if not check out her
AMAZING blog too with video tutorials plus details of what products she's 
used on her GDT card today.

She is one lucky lady too ... being on the Design Team of another of my favourite
 stamp companies - Clearly Besotted Stamps, and another of our fab sponsors. 

Today Michelle is representing Clearly Besotted in her guest designer post at LIM
and you may have spotted that I also have my own little stash of their products 
so it would be rude not to use some on my card.

I'm loving BOLD blocks of colour at the moment!

From Clearly Besotted:
'Happy' word die ... layered up 3 times on glossy black card
'birthday' sentiment: Happy Birthday stamp set
Diagonal stripes stamps: inked in silver pigment ink then clear embossed
To finish a candy dots from Stampin' Up and gems from The Hobby House

Last but not least I've re-discovered some of my Lili Of The Valley
pre-coloured art pads recently and whoopie it just so 
happens to matches our colour challenge perfectly.

The 'shocking pink' card is from Papermania 
Paper Smooches: sentiment from Free Spirits set
Clearly Besotted: Scalloped dies

Well I hope you are still with me because if you haven't 
already done so you NEED to hop across to the 
Less is More blog to discover which other 
amazing crafters are guest designing for us
plus be in with a shout of winning some mega prizes
from the generous sponsors who are offering extra birthday goodies.

So off you go, have fun, craft until you are dizzy
and if you remember please pop back later for 
my Uniko Studio post with another card
from this same set.

Thanks as always for stopping by.



  1. Wow you are a crafting genius! Adore you ised the sentiment inside the balloon and I mist try the stripe look again, last time I tired it, disaster!

  2. Happy birthday to us!!!! Sarah what a fab set of cards, love your shocking pink x

  3. Sarah, your cards are FAB-U-LOUS!
    Simply perfect!
    Thanks so much for all your hard work for and inspiration given at LIM!
    Chrissie xx

  4. A trio of loveliness. I love the embossed sentiment inside the balloons - FAB! Hugs Bev x

  5. What a lot of lovely cards! It seems we all hit on the balloon theme this week!

  6. Great cards Sarah, love your designs. Congratulations on LIM's fourth birthday :D Thank you so much for your kind words and thank you for inviting me to play! xx

  7. Fabulous collection of cards, I love them all. Thanks for the crafty tip about your grey stripes, I for one had not heard of this technique.

  8. Great cards Sarah, thanks for all the inspiration! Rebecca x

  9. Hi Sarah
    Fabulous cards....always stunning....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  10. Sarah, all very nice cards x

  11. Beautiful cards, particular first with those lovely grey strips and great pink balons is sooo cute!

  12. Beautiful cards, dear Sarah. :-) The balloons are superb. My favourite this time. :-)
    Hugs, Sonja

  13. Happy fourth birthday to LIM! These cards are wonderful! Thanks for showing the new Uniko Studio set, and I'm always partial to LOTV images.

  14. Sarah your cards are stunning! I especiallylove the first one. I don't have any balloon stamps. Must put it on my list...

  15. Beautiful cards. I especially like the balloons and the LOTV one.
    Thanks so much for the lovely comments you left on my LIM cards last week.
    Linby x

  16. Fabulous cards for a grand colour scheme! Love that very bold pink card but all provide oodles of inspiration - thank you once again, Sarah!

  17. All the pink and gray eye candy.....fabulous!

    Vick......i :)

  18. Fabulous cards, warm Birthday Wishes to Less Is More!

    Warm hugs

  19. Sara, WOW all three cards are simply fabulous. Awesome color combinations. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Traci

  20. Wow, Sarah, you rocked this color scheme this week! I love ALL your cards! The birthday balloons are amazing, so shiny and fun!

  21. Great Lim cards Sarah xx Jan

  22. Love, love , love your cards for the LIM 4th birthday. I so enjoy reading your blog every day. So much eye candy! Thanks for all your inspiration.

  23. Your cards are rocking the pink and grey, Sarah! I love them each one and you've done a remarkable job of showcasing the product!! Hugs, Darnell

  24. Love your balloon card. So simple and wonderful. Klara

  25. So beautiful Sarah - especially love the one you showcased on LIM blog.
    Need to book a lesson with you sometime!! xx

  26. Fab set of cards Sarah. I love the balloon one especially the heat embossed `birthday`.
    Lynne xxx

  27. Three terrific cards Sarah, love the clean, freshness of the first. Carol x

  28. Hi Sarah! You've created three wonderful cards! Love them all!

  29. Three fab celebratory cards Sarah, those pink balloons look so shiny and rounded :)
    Jenny x

  30. Love your card it's gorgeous..My balloons never ever look as perfect as yours, love them. Cx

  31. I love these cards, Sarah! The colors are so cheerful! Thanks for visiting my blog. Hugs!

  32. Loving all your cards...I am pretty new to the CAS style but have really got the bug for it now!

  33. Happy LIM birthday Sarah - these are a truly awesome set of cards! Huge congratulations on your achievements - LIM has become one of my favourite challenges!

  34. Gorgeous cards Sarah ! all of them are fabulous !!

    My goodness you have been busy ! I have just seen all of your posts for the week ! Beautiful cards, all of them :-)

    Lols x x x

  35. Loving all your cards Sarah ! Thanks for your comments too !


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