Saturday 17 October 2015

Less is More #246

Morning friends, it's time for a new challenge over at 
Less is More 
and it's Theme Week! Our theme is Masculine!

I can hear you groan ... me too!
These are always tough to do as I automatically go for 
my florals, girlie and butterfly sets which don't sit too well with the guys!
But it's good to get out of our comfort zones now and again plus
boost those masculine makes in the card box so hope you'll play along.

Here's my cards and first out I couldn't resist inking up this 
fairly recent set, for the first time, from Clearly Besotted - Out of This World.

Using Distress inks in Ripe Persimmon & Wild Honey 
I inked a sun / planet. Then with Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans and Black Soot. 
I've added a few stars with a white gel pen, coloured the images with Stabilo markers
and mounted them on 3d foam, accented with wink of stella and glossy accents.

I'd like to head over to Inkspirational Challenges with this one and hope 
the glow from my spaceship and sun will pass the requirements!

It's always hard to make sympathy cards but particularly for a guy
so I thought I'd use this new set I picked up from my recent visit
to the Harrogate Showground Craft Fair. It's from Inkylicious and
I've used Dusty concord, Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass and Black Soot
to create what I hope looks like a watery / misty background before
stamping the images and adding a few highlights here and there with
my white gel pen.

It's a colour theme over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge
this week along the Halloween tones but I'm hoping my 
eerie Halloween purple tones will work ok there!


It's a new look cue card at CASology too this week and 
cue word 'You' so I'm dropping in there too with my
Thinking of YOU card!

 ... and last be not least it's silly season!

Well that was last week's theme at CASology and these
silly Face-it stamps from The Alley Way Stamps were still
on my desk so I decided to use them. Laura Bassen did a fabulous
video this week of a shaker card using mason jars and that gave me
the inspiration to go with the jars - they are from the Clearly Besotted
Spring blooms set and I've coloured them with Distress Inks. To accentuate
those silly eyes I've added glossy accents and the sentiments are from
Uniko: All Occasion Sentiments #6 and Simply Said - Birthday

I'd like to link this one up at ColourQ - quite ashamed as I used 
to play along almost every week and haven't joined in for ages.

Ok time for you to jump to it and see what you can come up with.
I'm sure you'll WOW us like you do every week but if you need more 
inspiration there's some fab designs by my fellow teamies HERE

Thanks for visiting today and if I get chance I may have a few
extra cards over the weekend otherwise same time next week!!!



  1. Three fabulous makes, Sarah. I'm wishing I'd bought the Out of this World set now, it's on my wishlist so I may have to go grab it at some point. Love the bright green card base on that one too. I think your Thinking of You card is stunning, you've got the ink blending just right for that scene, and what a great image for a guy card too. And as for your jars of smiles...LOVE! xx

  2. Your first card is fun, vibrant and the colours are gorgeous. Loving your second card. You've captured the serenity needed for a sympathy card and your blending is superb. Well done on using your new stamps, like us all very guilty of 'saving' news craft goodies x Your third card could also be a male card? I have this stamp set and will be filing your fabulous idea away!!!! Again your blending and colour choice fabby and beautifully accented by the glossy accents, great fun. I struggled with the silly idea theme. I do so love popping by your blog for great ideas, beautiful cards and wonderful inspiration and today is no exception, thanks x

  3. That out of this world set is so perfect for a guy card and out Ink challenge. I so admire your blending skills. And the sympathy card is so serene, I adore the feel to it. Have a fun weekend and we need a catch up to the movies for a change!!

  4. Another gallery of fabulousness, Sarah!! Love your space themed card - perfect for boys and good to see you using your Harrogate stash too. The jars of eyes made me smile. Gorgeous colours and great designs :)

  5. Awesome cards! Love them all!

  6. A trio of stunning cards. Love them all, but the silhouette images on the second are so soft and soothing.

  7. Wonderful cards, Sarah! I particularly like the masculine thinking of you - perfect guy card!!

  8. You've been busy again and what a lovely trio of creations!! Your alien card is such a cutie and your masculine sympathy card is incredible!! Those smiling face jars are so funny and such a cool idea. Sounds like you had a great time at the Fair!!

  9. These are fabulous cards, Sarah! I can't even pick a favorite. Perfect!

  10. Amazing cards all of them but I especially love the first the colours are fabulous and perfect for any man.


  11. A trio of fabulousness, Sarah! Love the little scene you created on the first card and the awesome alien green card base. Your second card is a real stunner - such perfectly gorgeous inking! Your last card made me giggle - so cute! Thanks for playing long with CASology this week!

  12. Your sympathy card is an absolute stunner! So moodily wonderful!

  13. You know just HOW TO inspire Sarah! 3 perfect examples!
    Of course I love them all, but boy... that little scene you created on card no 2 deserves an A+++ !!!
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent at CASology!

  14. Wow what a fabulous bunch of masculine cards Sarah, the first is such fun, the second so serene and the third just super!
    Chrissie x

  15. Awesome cards Sarah! Glad you had a chance to play the CQC with us!

  16. Hey Sarah!! All of your cards are fabulous!! I love the guy in the rowboat. The scene is amazing.Thank you so much for playing us this week at CASology.

  17. look at all of these fabulous cards!!!! thank you so much for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  18. look at all of these fabulous cards!!!! thank you so much for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  19. Wow.... such amazing cards Sarah and such different styles!! Love the bright fun cards just as much as the calm watery scene xx

  20. "Pass the requirements"? Are you kidding? You've surpassed them..and then some! Your first card is a planetary delight, from the wonderful sky/sun to the cutie-pie monster and space ship. Your second...heart-warming and heart-melting beautiful. Nothing more to say except your card touches me deeply. The jars of smiles on the third...tee hee! Awesome! Thank you soooo much for joining us at Inkspirational!


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