Saturday, 15 October 2016

Less is More #298

Hi friends are you ready for another challenge over at Less is More?

It's our THEME week and we've chosen 
Incy Wincy Spiders or Insects!

Now there's no need to go Halloween on this one but in the absence
of suitable insects and particularly spiders other than in Halloween 
sets I decided to go with that occasion. Fortunately my nieces and
nephews are still of an age where they'll accept Halloween Cards!
I think!!! Especially the sort with spiders!

This one uses the stitched filmstrip die by Pretty Pink Posh 
and I've re-cut it in the orange, green and purple (typically for Halloween)
to add my spiders web and spiders to each aperture. The card looked
a little bland when I'd finished so I decided to grab a stencil I've just
purchased by Tim Holtz and ink it through with Hickory Smoke Distress ink.
I still wasn't happy to decided to go full on distressing up the edges instead
then adding a few extra webs. The Happy sentiment is by Happy Little Stampers
and the reset of the images are by Clearly Besotted 'Halloween Spirit'

The theme over at CASology this week is 'Spooky' so I'd like to pop this card in there!

This one uses the 'In Print' set by Clearly besotted but couldn't resis
adding googlie eyes to the fingerprint spider! The sentiment is from
the Out of This World set also by Clearly Besotted and I was attempting
to CASE one of Jennifer McGuire's recent techniques shown HERE but
think I've not quite got my spacing right ... more practice needed!

So that's all of mine but please head over to the main blog HERE 
where there's links to my fellow teamies blogs and cards.
I'm sure they'd love a visit and they've worked their usual magic on 
the theme to inspire you!

Have a fab week and as always thanks for calling by my blog.



  1. Two fab cards Sarah, I love the bright colours and cute spiders! That first one is so impactful with the purple, orange and green, and adding the stencilling and distressing has worked brilliantly. I think your take on the repeat sentiment stamping looks great! And the colours coordinate perfectly with the card stock layer... really cool. Googly eyes too! I must get some because they make me giggle every time I see them! Have a fab weekend x

  2. Fab Halloween cards, teamie. I love that first one, the crisp panel looks great on the distressed edge. And what's wrong with your spacing, looks mighty-fine to me. I've yet to try this technique but it's a great one. I tried googlie eyes on my spider too but I've only got one size and they were a bit big, he looked a bit mental! lol :D xx

  3. These are both so fun, Sarah! I love the Halloween colours and cute spiders on your first card and that fingerprint spider is just great :) I hope you have had a good week x

  4. Your first card is so incredibly eye catching Sarah! It looks all the more amazing for having a bit of fantastic grungy distressing slap up against beautifully crisp, clean lines. Love it! Those colours really 'pop' and the webs and spiders are just superb. That second card is wonderful with the wobbly google eyes; really made me smile. The spacing looks spot on. What a cute spider you used on that one. xx

  5. I love the repeat stamping x need to try that one myself !! Hope to catch up with you soon xxx

  6. I'm definitely CASEing your first card, Sarah. I still send Halloween cards to my grandkids. I hope they get a kick out of them. The spacing on your second card looks good to me and I like how it turned out.

  7. Love your Halloween cards...your spiders are just too cute!

  8. Two great, fun cards Sarah. Love them both.

  9. both sweet cards. nothing very spooky there :) hugs xx

  10. WOW Sarah ! I'm not a spider fan lover but those two cards are just fabulous ! I love your first card with those so bright colors and the contrast with black ink ! And I must admit that those tiny spiders are so cute ! I also love the second one, so funny the spider made with a finger print ! Very gorgeous cards !Thanks for sharing.
    Izzy Scrap

  11. Sarah, both cards are fabulous! I love the traditional Halloween colors on your first card, and the stenciled edge is fabulous! I also love the repeating sentiment and fingerprint spider on your second card...both fun! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

  12. Both of your cards are super. I love the colours on the first one with the stencilled edge and I can't see anything wrong with your spacing on the second card the googly eyes. x

  13. Two fab cards again Sarah, loving your spiders and esp. the googly eyes ;) Viv xx


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