Saturday, 12 December 2015

Less is More #254

Happy Saturday friends!

Are you well? Ready for a Less is More challenge?
... and 
are you ready for Christmas?

Well I might be ahead of you on this challenge but I'm certainly 
panicking at the unhealthy speed of Christmas of approaching!

Anyway onto our challenge and unlucky for some maybe it's the turn of
the ONE LAYER CARD week!
and the theme is 'What's in My Stocking'

For me ... I've not got a clue what will be in my stocking so I've 
made a couple of cards showing items I'd quite happily like to find!!!
First up neatly wrapped surprise pressies!

I was inspired by Therese Calvird's cards and video this week HERE so I 
decided to have a go at heat-embossing some simple images in white EP onto 
coloured cardstock. The images are from Clearly Besotted: It's Your Birthday
and sentiment from Rockin' Robin (also CBS). To finish a few mini gems

Next up is also to enter at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge as I 
adore their photo inspiration below and I'm quite partial to a few
sweeties in my Christmas stocking - shhhh don't tell the dentist!

The images are from Clearly Besotted: Naughty or Nice, coated in 
glossy accents and left to dry overnight before inking with distress ink
in Blueprint Sketch. The curve detail is created using the MFT Die-namics stitched 
border dies to emboss the card base. The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays

Last but not least I do love having flowers around at Christmas but whether
 they'll be peeping out of my stocking on Christmas morning remains to be seen!

The flower stamps are from Altenew Vintage Flowers and I'm still trying
to get to grips with stamping these intricate flowers. They are beautiful but
quite tricky and time-consuming to line up accurately. Once stamped I masked
the blooms then used some Evergreen Bough Distress Ink to create a wintry 
background. The sentiment is from Uniko: All Occasion Sentiments #6

Ok hope you enjoy the challenge and have some fun!
Check out those wish lists and see if you can re-create on card!

If you need more inspiration then please head over to the Less is More
blog HERE where my teamies have worked their little socks (stockings) off!

As always thanks for stopping by and catch up with you soon.



  1. Wonderful collection of cards, I love the white embossing on coloured card stock a great idea to add colour.

  2. Beautiful collection of one layers! :)
    Suchi xx

  3. Fabulous selection of cards! I really love the way the candy canes pop against that blue! Just stunning!

  4. LOVE your cards. I totally love how you were inspired by the Merry Monday photo. Thank you for joining us!

  5. I especially love your candy cane card - i wish I would have thought of something like that - brilliant! By the way - one layer is one of my favorite things to do - gotta go into my craft room NOW!

  6. Fabulous! In my stocking? it was my very favorite thing as a child... the only think we dared to peek at before my parents were awake!!! Oranges, nuts to crack, most likely stockings, but most definitely peppermint sticks! Thanks for this sweet memory, Sarah. I hope your stocking is an extra large one!

  7. Wow, the vintage roses are simply fabulous, love the first two cards too. The blue colours are so beautiful. Enjoy rest of the weekend.

    Love and hugs

  8. Lovely CAS cards Sarah....
    and picking jaw up off the floor WOW to the gorgeously beautiful flower card. Love it. x

  9. Three gorgeous cards, Sarah! Love the curving path of shiny candy canes! Hope you find some in your Christmas stocking! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  10. What a trio of beautiful cards, love the candy canes and how they glisten against that awesome sponged blue background. I too, don't know what I want in my stocking, I've been an awful good girl this year so.....
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards Sarah.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  11. Love all three Sarah. Beautiful coloring on the last one!

  12. Ooh Sarah that lovely BLUE card again,still got blue card envy lol.Gorgeous cards as usual and love them all of course. Happy Christmas to you and your family too ☺ hugs Viv xx

  13. Wonderful cards, Sarah--I really love the last one! Worth your efforts to end up with such beautiful flowers!

  14. The white on blue is so effective Sarah - really striking. And those flowers - wow, your layered stamping is perfection

  15. The white on blue is so effective Sarah - really striking. And those flowers - wow, your layered stamping is perfection


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