Saturday 12 March 2016

Less is More #267

Hello there crafty friends it's that time again ... Saturday morning
and a new challenge is brewing over at Less is More!

Guess what though ... it's that dreaded ONE LAYER week too and our theme is
 'The sentiment takes centre stage' or the main focus of your card. 

My teamies have worked their little socks off so please pay them a visit and 
leave some friendly feedback plus we have a guest designer for this week, Irina
and her card an details are over on the main blog ...

but before you head off here's my cards ...

The focus here is 'Fabulous Friend' sentiment from Uniko: All Occasion Sentiments #3
which is inked in chalk inks then heat-embossed with Hero Arts Clear Sparkle EP.
The flowers are also Uniko: Flower Power #5 and Background Builders Vines.
To finish there's a delicate Homespun Stitched edge from MFT Die-namics along the base.

For this one I received a surprise happy letter from my super duper blog buddy
Sandie of London Days having swooned over some of her fabulous die-cuts
a few weeks ago. So she sent me the negative splatter die-cut which I've used here 
as a stencil with more chalk inks and some silver Encore pigment ink. I'f I'm honest
I'm struggling with what to do with the die-cut now but it's in my stash when I have
a light-bulb moment!!!! The sentiment is from Mama Elephant and I've added some 
sparkly sequins and extra stars from the sentiment set for added interest.

Last but not least I'm a little worried that there's a lack of white space on 
this one but I specifically bought this sweetie set from Avery Elle for this 
challenge and because I couldn't resist the images. Then as luck would have it
I went to a Sincerely Yours craft fair a few weeks ago and came across
Honey Doo Crafts for the first time and couldn't leave without buying this 
sentiment ... not that I keep my jelly and licorice sweeties in the fridge!

The images are coloured using zig clear brush pens and coated with wink 
of stella and glossy accents unless they are matt sweeties like the love hearts!

EDIT: Thanks to Sharon, my fellow LIM teamie for suggesting I link this one up at
CASology where the theme is 'laugh' this week! Now why didn't I think of that!!!

Ok I'm handing over to you talented LIMettes and can't wait to see your creations 
this week. Thanks as always for stopping by and have some one layer fun!



  1. Loving those gorgeous colours on your fab friend card, so pretty. And those blended splats look fantastic, great card for guys too. I love your attention to detail on your sweetie card, leaving the love hearts matt as they should be. Oooh I love pick n mix! Nomnomnom xx

  2. Wowzers Sarah! Such beauties from you this week. Wonderful colour combo on the first card. That splatter is a bit yummy and you used it perfectly behind that sentiment. I (being a bright colour freak) absolutely adore that last card! You might want to enter that one into the CASology cue card Laugh challenge.
    Sharon xx

  3. Terrific trio of cards Sarah and as I love cards where the sentiment is centre stage looks like my weekend is all sorted now. :))

  4. Brilliant cards, Sarah! Love the Uniko sentiment - of course - and glad to see we used the same Mama Elephant birthday sentiment too. Sandie is so great to send you that splatter negative - it makes a great stencil. That last card is genius. I so have to get that Avery Elle set now, love the colours and glossy accents and that sentiment is fab :) You have set my Saturday off with a smile x

  5. Loving the colours and the layout on your first very pretty card. Contemporary second card and laughed out loud on the third card! Those sweet stamps are so cute and yes great for the Laugh challenge x Thank you for the inspiration x

  6. I was writing wrong
    your LAUGH card is here hehehe
    I love it so many sweet bonbon sugar I want your card pleaseee
    so cuuute and colorfull and full with sugar
    your first card is beautiful buttttt
    your second card ooh my..I love the idea of using that splatter stamp I guess I have it is it from Kaiser Craft if not I am sorry
    I have a similar like that and will case ing your card again
    you give me so much inspiration
    your post always great Sarah
    see you soon on my blog maybe

  7. All lovely, I particularly love the last sentiment!
    Sarita x

  8. Three great cards Sarah. The second one is my favourite as I love that font and the background colours, but the sentiment on the third one really made me smile, I'll be using that one :) x

  9. Gorgeous cards! I love the colours on card 1, the splatter on card 2 is just fabulous, and card 3 is so much fun! Definitely enough empty space IMO and perfectly CAS!

  10. Three great cards and all so different. Karen x

  11. LOL a light in the fridg!! perfect! and SO true!! : ) Love your cards from the delicate to the explosive to the funny!!


  12. These cards are great! Just perfect for the theme!

  13. These are all terrific Sarah but I just love that last sentiment... it really gave me a chuckle!
    Your stamping is as exemplary as ever!
    Chrissie xx

  14. Pure brilliant inspiration as always!
    I love that sentiment on your last card! Really made me laugh!
    Thanks for joining us at CASology !

  15. Fabulous array of cards Sarah!

  16. Love the stamps you've used on the first card and then the splodges too. The sweets look good enough to eat but I'm a cheese person myself and I do need a light in the fridge for that! Reaaly fun card.

  17. not been so well, so forgive me for not commenting on all your cards recently. I adore this last one-made me giggle and love the shine-off to see your stash page xx

  18. Beautiful cards, Sarah & your laugh card cracked me up!

  19. Lurve the fridge sentiment Sarah and a terrific trio of cards as always x

  20. What a fab selection of cards all lovely in their own right - I can't pick a fav! Thanks so much for your lovely encouraging comments on my blog.

  21. Fabulous cards! Great sentiments you have used too!

  22. A fabulous trio, Sarah ... that fridge light sentiment's brilliant ... perfect with all that yumminess framing it! Hugs, Anita :)

  23. Great cards here as I expected there would be Sarah. All fab as usual ;) Viv xx


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