Saturday, 2 January 2016

Less is More #257

Hey crafty friends welcome back!
I hope you've had a wonderful festive season and before I head into 
the latest challenge from Less is More I'd like to wish you all a
... so here we are with the first challenge of 2016 and it's
Colour Week and we're looking for NEUTRALS

EDIT: and note to self - don't set up posts late at night as you'll forget important stuff!! 
So here's what should have been included!

"We also have a brand new sponsor this year, Kylie of
Happy Little Stampers
What's more Kylie is guest designing for us today and showcasing her 
amazing talent as well as her stamps.
If you haven't come across Kylie's blog you need to check it out!
She's the host of many challenges and creates stunning cards with brilliant videos
 sharing tips and techniques every time!"

Here's my card and unfortunately it's just the one for this week!
Haven't quite got into the swing of things again yet although
I've lots of fun and exciting new goodies to play with!

I started out by stamping my teddy bear from Uniko: Sweet Baby then watercoloured 
him with Distress inks. Next up I masked him and placed the My Favourite Things:
 Concentric Circles stencil over the top add some interest with glittered paste. 
To finish the sentiment and die-cut 'baby' are both from a new set  
from Clearly Besotted: New Baby (Xmas pressie from the kids!)

I hope you feel inspired to play along and please pop across to my teamies' blogs
to see what wonderful designs they've created for this challenge. 

Have fun, thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see 
what you come up with for this one!



  1. I love the extra texture you gave this card. Gorgeous! xx

  2. Wow, I very nearly did a teddy bear too! Great minds and all that ;) Love this, Sarah and the shading under him looks really great. Happy New Year my friend xx

  3. Adore the use of the stencil, gives great texture x

  4. A gorgeous first card of 2016, Sarah! Love the texture paste around the sweet Uniko bear. I hope you have had a fabulous Christmas and have been keeping dry x

  5. Love the teddy bear, your card looks brilliant. Love your take on the neutral colours

  6. So sweet and looks great in the neutral colours too! Thank you for the inspiration during 2015 and I can't wait to see what you come up with this year! Have a great 2016! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  7. Beautiful card. I love how you've added the texture around the adorable little bear. xx

  8. This is so cute, Sarah. Love the design with the texture paste. Happy New Year, wishing you all the best in 2016 xx

  9. Love how much dimension the stencil gives. Adorable card!

  10. So cute, loving the texture behind the wonderfully coloured bear from Uniko, I MUST try embossing paste this year! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration & Happy 2016! Hugs Bev x

  11. Lots of interesting details in this cute card

  12. happy new year to you too and I love the card and sentiment

  13. So cute and fab stenciled background Neutral colors - that's going to be a challenge for me. Lets see, if I manage to play in this one...

  14. So your adorable little bear and your fabulous background.

  15. The cutest bear, Sarah ... OH do I LOve that dotted sentiment!
    If honest? Neutrals are my very favorite ... I may just have a go at this one!

  16. This card is just the cutest!!! Thanks for inspiring!
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  17. Happy new year Sarah - what a cutie! I really like the concentric circles behind him, great touch x

  18. Happy New Year Sarah! another stunning card as always, look forward to seeing more inspiration for 2016 now...and thank you ;) hugs Viv xx

  19. This image is adorable, love the diecut sentiment and how you've used the stencil, Cathy x

  20. Cute interpretation of the theme neutrals:)! Love the stenciled background with glitter paste!


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