Saturday, 20 June 2015

Less is More #229

Hi there friends it's that time again - the latest challenge at 

Less is More

This week we'd like you to use some stencilling on 
your project and please remember to keep it Clean and Simple too.

Here's my cards

Card Recipe:
Simon Says Stamp: Mosaic Ornaments inked with
Ranger Dye Inks then clear embossed to add some shine
Uniko Studio: Balloon Bash and sentiment from
Clearly Besotted: Christmas Sparkle

I'd like to skip over to Merry Monday Christmas Challenge

It's a 'red and white' theme at Merry Monday
and describe your favourite technique and product at SSS.
So whenever I can add water-colouring to a project 
especially using Distress Inks and possibly stencilling would be 
the most enjoyable and satisfying techniques for me to use.

I did find it quite tricky however to showcase stencils whilst keeping 
to that all important CAS and white space for Less is More. 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog   

Card Recipe:
 My Favourite Things: Rose Builder stencil with embossing paste 
coloured with DIs in Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn
then a sprinkling of glamour dust to the leaves
The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted: Say it in Style

For my last one I wanted to try out a technique showcased by the wonderful 
Jennifer McGuire HERE. Again I think this would have looked better if I 
could have filled the whole card front with the stencilled panel rather than
maintaining the area of 'white space' at the top.

Card Recipe:
Memory Box: Ornate Texture stencil
Inked with Hero Arts white pigment ink and Memento Bahama Blue
Clearly Besotted: It's Your Birthday sentiment on a 
Nestabilities Scalloped Circle die with a circle of vellum behind,
some embroidery thread in silver then finished with gems and sequins.

Ok time to hand over to you crafty people and don't forget 
to check out the rest of the DT over on the LIM blog
for more inspiration.

Thanks as always for calling by and I'll be back tomorrow
with the latest challenge details from AAA Cards.



  1. Week after week you wow me with your beautiful inspiration cards Sarah!
    Thanks so much!

  2. Three very different cards - simply stunning. I love them all but definitely need to remember the Christmas one!

  3. Great cards, Sarah! Loving those mosaic baubles, not seen those before. And a great CASE of Jennifer's technique, those offset colours look fab xx

  4. Wonderful cards, Sarah! Love the Christmas baubles and the MFT rose is really striking. I haven't played with my stencils for ages so will see if I can make anything CAS with them this week :) Have a great weekend x

  5. More scrumptious makes Sarah xx Jan

  6. Beautiful cards, klever your chrismas ball !! Have a nice day !

  7. Hi Sarah
    Three Fabby cards... Thanks for the Inspiratiom... Hope to enter the Challenge
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  8. Sarah, your cards are all lovely! I'm particularly charmed with your mosaic ornaments card, it's just gorgeous!

  9. I love your Christmas card Sarah, it's so pretty :)

  10. Your cards are just beautiful, Sarah, I love the stenciled ornaments and the embossed ribbon/bows are the perfect touch! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

  11. Three great cards. I love the way you've just rounded the one corner on the first card, it really adds something. I really like the technique you've used on your last card, I've just been and watched the video and can't wait to give it a try. Karen

  12. Love your gorgeous cards
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  13. your baubles inspired me to make my entry to the less is more challenge, so thank you for sharing

  14. Each one is beautiful! You do an excellent job at keeping everything CAS and stylish!

  15. A great collection of wonderful cards! I have to say my favorite is the Christmas one... love the silvery shine... and the mosaic...

  16. These are beautiful. I love the first one!

  17. Three amazing cards, Sarah! Love those red ornaments done with stencils! Wow! Thanks for sharing them with us at Merry Monday!

  18. What a fabulous trio of cards, Sarah ... brilliant swirly blues, wonderful shimmery rose ... and oh my, those stencilled ornaments with their shiny silver strings ... so crisp and gorgeous! Anita :)

  19. Stunning cards must be honest the blue swirly one is my favourite, but they are all stunning

  20. hello Sarah! awesome cards, luv your style! I am so glad you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  21. Wow, thought your Christmass card was stunning, but the others are beautiful too! And the card for AAA cards with the coloured paste looks super too! I like it so much to work with stencils in all kinds of styles... Enjoy your Sunday!

  22. Love your style, Sarah--always wonderful cards, but the ornaments for MM just blows me away! So creative & beautiful & nearly flat! Have to pin that one!

  23. Wow...3 amazing cards, Sarah! The red/white card for Merry Monday is just gorgeous - love those ornaments :) Thanks for joining us this week for my challenge! xoxoxox

  24. Hi Sarah
    three stunning cards and I couldn't possibly choose a favourite!

  25. Your first card is such a clever way to use the balloon bash cord and the stencil you have used it one I have but only used once. Perhaps I could try this...of only I could find some mojo xx

  26. Lovely collection of cards, especially like the stencilled ornaments for MM with the Silver embossing. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  27. Gorgeous bunch as ever, love the technique on the last card Sarah, looks v classy x

  28. Lovely stenciled card for LIM -- awesome cards all of them~

  29. Three fabulous cards Sarah, love the background on the third. Carol x

  30. Wow Sarah three very beautiful cards here and all so different too ;) Viv xx


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