Saturday 2 May 2015

Less is More #222

Hi there, it's Saturday ... Yippee
What's more it's a bank holiday weekend in the UK!
so a little bit more crafty time - and I'm MEGA excited!!!

WHY? ... I'll tell you .... 

Super duper A* talent Jen (ex-LIM DT) and I have arranged a
 first time meet up and crafty session this weekend!

I cannot wait! I'm hoping to learn some tricks and tips and 
so looking forward to watching a complete pro at work.

Ok ... back to this week's challenge over at 
Less is More

It's colour week this week and we'd like you to use
opposites on the colour wheel; here's my cards.

I've completely stepped out of my comfort zone here as I would
never put Orange and Turquoise together but I love it!

Card Recipe:
Uniko Studio: Paradise Humming Bird
It's heat-embossed in Black then water coloured using DI in Spiced Marmalade
Memory Box: Wave Stencil inked in Salty Ocean & Broken China DIs
Card-io: Oriental Whisper & Sakura blooms stamp sets
(incidentally, I've NEVER watched Create & Craft TV until 2 weeks ago
when I heard Card-io were being featured and having met Wendy at a couple
of craft shows I simply had to watch ... and buy of course!)

I'd like to enter this card over at CASology - theme 'Flight'
and Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

My second card is one for the Christmas box stash ... 
you guessed I've gone with traditional red & green!

Card Recipe:
Clearly Besotted: Joy to the World - dies
Autumn Flowers stamps & dies
Stamplorations: Christmas Flower (believe sentiment)
MFT Die-Namics: Basic Stitched borders
Ranger Enamel Accents and Doodlebug Sprinkles to finish
Polka dot DP is from Pink Petticoat

I'd like to link this one up at Merry Monday and The Challenge

Thanks as always for stopping by and don't forget to 
head across to the Less is More blog HERE to see what the other 
DT members have been up to, as well as Anita from Neet and Crafty
who is our Guest Designer again this week so hope you'll leave 
her lots of lovely comments.



  1. Fab cards always! Say hi to Jen for me, you'll have a marvellous time 😉

  2. You never fail to come up with new layouts all the time, you amaze me, Sarah! These are fab-u-lous! And I'm so jealous of you and Jen, I bet you'll have a wonderful time...lots of pics please! xx

  3. Reallying unusual colour combo but works v well! V satisfying to get out our comfort zones - especially when result is so good! X

  4. Wow, this is beautiful and a great colour combination. Xx

  5. You know I love that hummingbird and this is one of my fave cards ever with it! Great colour combo and composition. Love the curved panel on your Christmas card too. Have a great time with Jen and a fabulous weekend x

  6. Just fabulous Sarah! Another winner this week methinks! Have a lovely weekend . . . sounds like fun! Hazel xx

  7. 2 fabulous cards, Sarah.
    Your Hummingbird one is totally gorgeous - so striking.
    Hope you and Jen have an awesome time.
    Caroline xxx

  8. Gorgeous cards Sarah :-) I love the turquoise and orange together and took your lead and used those too ;-)

    Lols x x x

  9. Both cards are lovely, Sarah, but card #1 is a total stunner! Jo x

  10. Love both of these, Sarah. Your first card is gorgeous! I love that image and that color combo is stunning.

  11. So jealous - love Jen! I imagine the creative juices were flowing....gorgeous cards as always. I agree the turquoise and orange are stunning xx

  12. Such a fun design! Love the "believe" peeking out of the pines! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday!

  13. You ladies are going to have a really great time! Can't wait to see what the two of you come up with - it will be spectacular, for sure... Sarah - two faves in one post? Hummingbird and dots!!! Thanks for sharing those dots with us at The Challenge!!
    =] Michele

  14. Two beautiful cards. Love how you've rocked the Uniko stamps. Stunning!

  15. That's a gorgeous hummingbird, Sarah! And I love the red and white polka dots and traditional colors on your Christmas card! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  16. Totally AMAZING!!! Love the polkas and the design------HOLD up!!!!!.......The HUMMINGBIRD card...Woaaaahhh WAY FULL GINORMOUS of wonderfulness!!!!!!!

  17. Both cards stunning Sarah! I too have chosen blue and orange for my card. Have used these colors together and it is one of my favorite color combos...

  18. Beautiful cards! Love the layout of your holiday card. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

  19. love the humming bird card-orange and turquoise rock!

  20. Gorgeous card design on your Merry Monday card, Sarah! Love your pinecones & greens with that red polka dot paper! So pretty!!!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

  21. Hi Sarah. Both cards are beautiful, but the first made me swoon. What a gorgeous combination of colors and images. The wave stencil at the bottom was the perfect touch for this card - layout is fantastic. I love it.

  22. Beautiful card. The combination of colors, just these shades of blue and yellow, makes me want to look at this card all the time. I love her and her design.

  23. Love it! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

  24. I think, you can continue using Orange and Turquoise colours on your cards. :-)) Just amazing! I also like the traditional colours and composition on your Christmas card.
    Have a great week, Sonja

  25. Both fabulous cards Sarah, I love the off-center image, a stunning hummingbird with a beautifully coloured the background!!

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

  26. Sarah, both cards are lovely! I love that orange hummingbird against the pretty blue card background! A beautiful color combination, for sure. So glad you joined in the fun at CASology this week!

  27. Both lovely cards Sarah. I also love the one with the humming bird and it's a great colour combination. It's really hard to combine colours that you wouldn't usually put together but the blue and orange work so well together :)

  28. Fantastic blue and orange card - love the bold design!!

  29. Love both your cards, the humming bird in particular is stunning. Karen x

  30. Both cards are fabulous, Sarah! I especially love the first one with it's bold colours and gorgeous water. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  31. Sarah,your Hummingbird card is gorgeous!What a pop and "zing" of colour-perfect colour combo!
    Hope you and Jen had the most fantastic time :)
    Hugs,Nessa xxx

  32. Two really gorgeous cards, Sarah! Beautiful inking/blending on the hummingbird and waves...Love how you played with the color combo on this card, too...WOW! I also love your Christmas card! Such pretty elements and I love red and white polka dot papers!
    I hope you and Jen had a really wonderful time creating ;)

  33. hello Sarah! super amazing cards..I adore your CAS style! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  34. Hi Sarah,
    I love your LiM card, love love the two colours and how it looks like the bird pops right out of your card. It was a real challenge for me this one but i loved it, thank you.
    Hugs Veerle

  35. Fab cards Sarah, esp. love that first!!! lovely meeting up with Jen too...enjoy ;) Viv xx

  36. two great cards but I love the first one, the colours really pop.

  37. Wow what an amazing card that first one is! Love those colors together and the design id great!


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