Saturday, 31 October 2015

Less is More #248

Morning friends ... have you got that Saturday morning feeling?
It's time for a new challenge over at Less is More and this 
week we'd like to see you have a go at Paper Piecing;
keeping it clean and simple too.

I'm in Christmas mode again so here's my examples and there's more
goodies from my fellow teamies HERE on the main blog! PLUS ...
as it's a 5-week month we have a guest designer this week - 
Val, from Canonbury Creations so hope you'll pop along to her blog
and leave some friendly love and feedback!

My puppy image, accessories and sentiment are from 
Mama Elephant: Playful Pups with the trees from Winnie & Walter:
It's a Wonderful Pennant. These are stamped on DP from Doodlebug
and Pink Petticoat before fuzzy cutting and adhering to the stamped images.
The background sky is embossed using a Sheena Douglass EF: Snowfall,
although it's not too obvious in the photograph and I've used a Mama Elephant:
Landscape Trio die to create a bank of snow.

It's Anything Goes over at Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge
so I'd like to drop my card in there too.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Next up I've used last week's sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch, 
unfortunately time ran out last week before I could enter! 

I started out by heat embossing, using WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle,
a gorgeous Christmas sentiment set from Casual Fridays: Lovely Blessings.
The panel is then die-cut using MFT Pierced rectangles. Using an American Krafts
Christmas paper pack I've stamped a stitched heart from Clearly Besotted: 
Love Hearts set and onto the card panel. Although I have the matching dies
I fuzzy cut the heart to fit exactly inside the stamped image, coated it in 
Wink of Stella and glossy accents before mounting the white panel on 
Papermania textured cardstock.

The cue card at CASology this week is 'Heart' so couldn't 
resist popping this one in over there too, especially as my fellow
LIM teamie, Anita is their GDT this week also. 

Ok that's all from me so hope you enjoy the challenge and I'm looking forward 
to some super inspiration from you crafty geniuses as paper piecing isn't my forte.
Have a fun week and thanks for calling by.



  1. I love your polka dot pup, Sarah - he really made me smile this morning! The glossy heart and embossed sentiment are gorgeous on the second card too. Have a fab weekend x

  2. love the purple as a non tradition Christmas card. also the card with the heart is awesome, shame you couldn't enter it

  3. Great job with the paper piecing, the colours are gorgeous and cute and loving the sentiment. It's not my forte either but that will be my own personal challenge this week. The Christmas card is so classy, sentiment is beautiful and so is that heart. Yes missing a challenge deadline can be sooo easy as times just flies! x

  4. Two beautiful cards! Great that dotted pup !

    Ineke X

  5. Such great stamps for your Christmas card - I love that little puppy. Your heart card is very stylish too. Sue.x

  6. Hi Sarah,

    Ooooo I have some special doggies in my life too and your card is giving me ideas! Gotta love the polka dots too, so fun!

    Blessings, Barb

  7. Your paper-piecing is adorable and I love the fun scene you've created, Sarah! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  8. Beautiful cards, Sarah! Love the silver embossing! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  9. Beautiful cards Sarah! I love the paper pieced animals from mama elephant .

  10. Those dotty puppies are really fun Sarah, love that striped heart though, really classic elegance

  11. Hi Sarah, I LOVE your inspiration this week! The fun polka pup just stole my heart... and the elegant Christmas card... well... I gasped when I clicked to take a closer look! Just amazing!
    Thanks for joining Casology this week!

  12. Oh I love that heart car and how shiny it is ...stunning! x

  13. Sarah such a sweet Christmas card with glossy heart! Thanks for joining CASology!!!

  14. These are both so sweet as can be.

  15. Two great cards, but I do LOVE the paper piecing on the first one, especially the little dog! Thanks so much for all the lovely comments you leave on my cards.
    Linby x

  16. Two super cards Sarah, loving the cute puppy on the first ( I struggled with the paper piecing this week) and the second that amazing silver embossing...loving that esp. hugs ;) Viv xx

  17. Fabulous work as ever Sarah your paper piecing is perfection and the colours you chose are inspired!
    Chrissie xx


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