Saturday, 28 February 2015

Less is More #213

Hi There ... have you got that Saturday morning feeling?
Ready for a new challenge from Less is More?

Ok so this week is 'recipe week' and we'd like CAS cards showing
'This Makes Me Happy!'

Personally I could make cards with this theme until the cows come home!
There's so many wonderful happy things out there ... but 
I've limited my examples to three: coffee, cake and my pet dog 'Cookie'.

Cookie looks nothing like this but it is his birthday next week 
and he'll be 8 years old so I decided to do this card for him.
He's completely spoilt and loves finding that
little spot of sunlight to warm him whilst he dozes!
This is where I found him when I got in from work this week ... on the back of the sofa!

Card Recipe:
Paper Smooches: Chubby Chums
Derwent: Inktense Pencils
Clearly Besotted: Happy Birthday Sentiment set
Mama Elephant: Index Card dies & Sizzix Circles

I'd also like to enter this card over at Freshly Made Sketches

Love my coffee and can't resist nipping in Costa Coffee
whenever I'm passing so here's my coffee inspired card.

Card Recipe:
MFT Die-Namics - Coffee Cup dies
Paper Smooches - Dots & Dashes Dies
Clearly Besotted: Good Times sentiments
Design Paper: Doodlebug and co-coordinating sprinkles

It's an 'Anything Goes' week at Simon Says Stamp so I'm heading
over there to enter this card in their Wednesday Challenge blog.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Last one and what could be better to accompany the coffee but CAKE!

Card Recipe:
MFT Die-Namics - Blueprints 15
Mama Elephant - Index Card dies
Clearly Besotted: Sweet Little Sentiments (heat embossed in WOW bronze metallic)
Dotty Stencil - sorry don't know who makes it
Mini cup cake - sent over the pond by my super Crafty American Auntie

The challenge this week at CASology is 'Mini' so I'm heading 
across there to 'share' my mini cupcake!

We had another bumper week last week with the 'wings' challenge
so thank you all for your wonderful inspiration and I can't wait to 
see what makes you all happy this week.

Thanks as always for stopping by and happy crafting.



  1. Awwww, how yummy is your boy, Cookie! Love him! And I love your cards too, and I think we are very similar in our 'happy' things (she says taking a slurp of coffee!). And I'm seeing mum today and that always involves popping in somewhere for cake! lol xx

  2. Hi Sarah
    I have just popped over from LIM to say how gorgeous your card is - but now I NEED that coffee cup die!!! LOL!!

  3. Such a stunning of cards showing all the things that make you happy!
    Thank you for making me happy by sharing your photos of Cookie, he looks adorable!
    Sue xx

  4. great cards, love the coffee one! Rebecca x

  5. Love your happy cards, Sarah - they have made me smile! Love that coffee cup and the cute paw prints but I am afraid the cake would have to be bigger in real life to make me happy :)

  6. Your cards are as awesome as ever Sarah and your little pooch is an absolute poppet!
    My son's little dog loves to lie along the top of the sofa too!
    Chrissie xx

  7. I totally agree with your happy choices Sarah!
    Was the sunshine spot on top of the sofa by any chance lol!

  8. They're all fab Sarah but I particularly love the coffee card - I can almost smell the coffee!

  9. These are all wonderful, happy cards! I love that coffee sleeve and cup! That teeny cake is adorable, and I love your circle design to highlight that wonderful dog! Happy birthday to your pup too!

  10. What a great set of cards! Love that little recessed circle and that sweet little puppy! Great colouring! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  11. Fabulous cards! Your sweet Cookie is adorable.

  12. You dog card is so cute, right down to the little paw prints in the corner.

  13. Love all your happy cards Sarah! These three things make me happy too along with wine...

  14. all adorable Sarah, what a cute dog and the perfect card for him x

  15. My fave is your puppy card. I know he'll always be a puppy to you. I love the way you've put the circle inside a circle and the colors are so bright and cheery which I'm sure your your pup makes you.

  16. Super cards Sarah. I love the dog image, it is just so cute.
    Thank you for the very kind comments on my Happy card, I really appreciate them.

  17. I am loving all your three designs, Sarah! Each one is so clean and sharp! And thank you for sharing the adorable photos of Cookie!! I can see why he has your heart!! Happy Upcoming Birthday to him!! Hugs, Darnell

  18. Super cards, Sarah! I must say that your dog is adorable and so is that mini cupcake!!!! What a fun, fun card! Thanks for joining in the fun at CASology this week!

  19. All three cards are gorgeous, Sarah! Love that sweet pooch card and Cookie is one handsome guy! Love the fun design of your coffee card and that sweet little cupcake looks good enough to eat! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  20. All fabulous cards!!! Your mini one caught my eye over in the CASology linkup - so sweet and yummy and just so darling!!! Love the details and the design on each of these really great cards!!!
    Taunya Butler

  21. What a lovely selection of cards and they're all fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  22. These are all awesome Sarah!!! Beautiful job on each card!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at FMS!!

  23. A fabulous selection of cards Sarah - I love the cute puppy, both card and actual, so cute! I'm more of a tea person rather than coffee, but always a good tipple to start to the day and cake, well indeed - who can resist?!

  24. What fabulous and fun cards, Sarah ... such a cute puppy, yummy fresh coffee ... and oh my, that little cake ... so delicious! Anita :)

  25. A wonderful trio of happy Sarah...gorgeous cards. Carol x

  26. Beautiful cards again Sarah, I love your choices of what makes you happy too.Awww and look at that cute doggie too, Cookie certainly is a cutie ;) Viuv xx


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