Saturday 17 September 2016

Less is More #294

Morning LIMettes are we happy it's Saturday again?

I'm hoping Mr Blogger is going to play fair this weekend as this is a scheduled post! 
Our baby daughter has all grown up and we're taking her to start her first year 
at university today - not too far away thankfully! So while you are reading this 
I'm either on the road to Liverpool or running late frantically trying to cram all 
of her 'essential' belongings into the car! 

Ok! Let's get to the task in hand which is to introduce our challenge for the week
 at Less is More and it's Theme week - we've chosen Diamonds! WOW!

I've excelled myself this week and have 3 cards to share with you

Stamps: Lil'Inkers set 'Girl's Best Friend'
Dies: MFT Die-Namics Basic Stitched Border and Stitched Square dies
plus Waffle Flower sentiment strips.
Distress Inks: Shaded Lilac & Blueprint Sketch
WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle embossing powder

I'm heading over to Addicted to Stamps and More with this one
to enter their Anything Goes Challenge!

Stamps: Lawn Fawn 'Happy Wedding'
Dies: Lawn Fawn Scripty Congrats & WPlus9 Heart stax
WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle Embossing powder

I'd like to enter this card over at Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge
where it's Clean and Simple this week!

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog 

Sparkly Design paper from my stash
Hand made diamond shapes
Stamps: Lil Inker 'Girls Best Friend' & 
Clearly Besotted It's Your Time

I hope you feel inspired to play along with us and I can't wait to 
see lots of sparkle, glitz, glamour and shine on your cards this week.

There's plenty of stunning examples by my fellow teamies over on 
the LIM blog HERE so please pay them a visit if you have time.

As always thanks for visiting my blog today and I'll catch up again soon!



  1. Hope all has gone well with your baby girl today Sarah.....they do grow up so quickly and uni is a big step, eh? Glorious cards from you this week! Your dp is lush on the last card, the monochromatic theme on the second is superb but, for me, the first card is just stunning and I love the combination of colours, shape and embossing. Have a fantastic week. xx

  2. You have excelled yourself indeed! 3 very different and wonderful cards Sarah. I'm sure it will be an emotional day for you all. Big hug x

  3. These 3 cards are real 'gems', Sarah!! I love the resist inking with your silver embossed diamonds on the first card and the engagement card is fun and fab (I must get that sentiment die!). The diamond panel on your last card is a great way to create white space against the patterned paper. Great inspiration as always. I hope today goes well - thinking of you and Faye as she embarks on this new adventure xx

  4. These are all so wonderful Sarah! You've used shapes and layouts to stunning effect and they're all absolutely fantastic. I couldn't pick a favourite. Good luck to your daughter at uni! I hope she has a brilliant time! x

  5. 3 gorgeous cards and 3 very different designs ! I especially love the first one, the silver embossing with the shaded lilac shades are just stunning ! I love also the 3rd one which shows that you do not need to have any diamond stamp or die to make a diamond theme card ! Thanks for sharing ! Izzy Scrap

  6. Three 'sparkling' creations Sarah! I hope all went well with your daughters move to Uni and that you both adjust to it well. Hugs Bev x

  7. All of your cards are just PERFECT! Good luck to your daughter!

  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.
    Carol x

  9. Oh what wonderful cards although I think the first one is my favourite.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  10. I got here in the end! Three stunners, well done. I adore the colour combo on the first, shaded lilac and blueprint sketch blend so well together, and with the silver...yummy! And who knew black, white and silver was an awesome combo too...great minds eh ;) Loving your use of the DP too, why do I neglect mine when they can be used in such great ways. LOVE these xx

  11. Three gorgeous cards, Sarah. One theme but all so different.

  12. All the cards are gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at ATSM Challenges. All the very best. Nandini DT


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