Saturday, 5 December 2015

Less is More #253

Hi there friends and apologies for my lack of posts this week which is 
basically down to crazy Christmas time chores which are creeping
up a little too quickly for my liking along with a lack of mojo! 

It's time to announce this week's challenge over at 

... and we are back round to our colour week! 
This time, looking for Green & Blue on your cards.

Here's what I've come up with - Christmas all the way at the minute!

Using a piece of blue textured cardstock from Papermania I've die-cut
snowflakes with the Lawn Fawn snowflakes die before mounting the card panel
on 3d foam. The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers and I've added
subtle green with some gems from my stash to the centres of the snowflakes.

Over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge it's: 'Let it Snow' 
so I'm heading across there with this one, plus
Time Out Challenges have a word theme 'Snowflakes are Winter's Butterflies'
so I'll stop off there too!

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Next up uses one of my favourite techniques which has to be inky blending
with distress inks followed by a spritz of perfect pearls and water as I've done here!

The Christmas tree image is from Inkylicious and it's heat embossed 
in Hero Arts Clear EP before inking with Twisted Citron and Blueprint Sketch
distress inks. To add a little festive bling I've used coordinating gems from my stash!
The panel is die-cut using MFT Die-Namics pierced rectangles and the sentiment 
is from Stamplorations: Christmas Flower

I'd like to enter this one at Happy Little Stampers - CAS Challenge
where it's 'favourite technique' - Has to be done!

... and what a bonus my image features lots of stars so how about a 
skip across to Happy Little Stampers - Christmas Challenge if that's allowed!

... and what's more it's 'holiday' themed at Addicted to Stamps and More
 so it would be rude not to pop in there too!

I hope you enjoy this challenge and find time to play along!
Thanks for calling by and I'll be back very soon if not already 
(depending who Mr Blogger favours this morning) 
with my Addicted to CAS challenge post!



  1. love them both, as usual, but the first is my favorite although i also enjoy inking...a lot ..;-)

  2. wow both beautiful cards but have to say that second with the green and blue 'such an eye catching card. brilliant

  3. Fabulous cards Sarah
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  4. Both are gorgeous, Sarah - love the snowflakes and the rich inkiness behind the Inkylicious tree - I have that somewhere....I hope you have a good weekend and get through your Christmas chores :)

  5. These are both beautiful, Sarah ... the first so deliciously crisp and dimensional, the second so beautifully sponged and magical! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

  6. So so beautiful! I love the combo of colors for your background and a gorgeous tree! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  7. What a stunning background on your second card, Sarah! Your first card is wonderful as well!

  8. Two lovely cards Sarah. Hope you are safe. x

  9. Gorgeous first card with the blue and the 'hint' of green. Blending as always perfect on the second. Love those two distress inks together with the white embossed contemporary tree stamp. Really stand out card x

  10. Both gorgeous cards Sarah, but the star tree is super gorgeous

  11. Both cards are gorgeous Sarah but I really love the very subtle green in the first one.
    Hugs, Veerle

  12. The second one has a lovely colored Background Sarah
    and the first one oh I love the layout
    both are gorgeous card Sarah
    Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week, see you again maybe next week :)
    Monika (DT Member)

  13. Lovely cards Sarah. Don't feel so bad about not posting. I have not had time myself. December is a crazy month...

  14. Two fabulous and festive cards! I love all those sweet snowflakes.

  15. Sarah - they are both gorgeous. I love the diecut snowflakes and the pretty green gems, but it the blending of colours on your second card that is amazing! Great work xx

  16. hello Sarah! so pretty, the snowflakes are sweet, fabulous design! I am so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  17. Beautiful cards Sarah - I especially love that combination of Twisted Citron and Blueprint Sketch- so festive and fun! I hope that all is going smoothly with your Christmas chores and I am glad that you found some "Time Out" to play in our challenge :) Jill

  18. Two fantastic cards Sarah. The snowflake card is so creative --- great design! Both are so beautiful and elegant. Thanks for sharing at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  19. As always two wonderful creations - just love the snowflakes xx

  20. Stunning cards!!! Love how you played with colors, negative space and rhinestones on first one! Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers

  21. Love that sponged background and the artsy tree! The blue and green are blended so perfectly! Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers!

  22. Sarah these are stunning, love the tiny green gems on the first card and your inky background for the tree is fab x

  23. Late again...doh! Love these, Sarah. I love how you always manage to create such vibrancy with your colours. Love the layout of the first, just like my Christmas card....thank you! :) xx

  24. Sarah, these are just beautiful. LOVE the colours! The stars are just perfect on your first! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  25. I really like your card, great combination of colors. Beautiful star that adorns the top of the Christmas tree. Thank you for sharing with HLS CC
    Merry Christmas and happy new year


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