Saturday, 22 October 2016

Less is More #299

Hi there LIMettes, are you ready for this week's challenge?
I hope so! It's recipe week at Less is More and we'd like you to
Use Acetate or Vellum

This one uses Pure Florals: Poinsettia and Simply Said Christmas by Uniko;
the sentiment and poinsettia are both heat embossed using WOW rich pale gold
and the inlaid frame die is by Paper Smooches.

I'd like to enter this for a couple of challenges too

 Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Emboss on Vellum
Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge - Embossing
and another entry for the Flower Challenge - Anything Goes with flowers

Here I've used some snowflake patterned acetate which is adhered
between the card stock at the top and bottom of the card.
The tree landscape die is from Clearly Besotted with the sentiment from
Happy Little Stampers - Christmas sentiments set. I've added a touch
of Tumbled Glass distress ink behind the acetate as the sky.

It's Anything Goes over at Addicted to Stamps and More
so I'd like to head over there with this card.
... and my last one has gone all pink!
The reason is ... I'd like to link it up at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Think Pink

I discovered the hearts border die in my stash which is how this card started
plus my Mum asked me for an Anniversary card! That's all it takes eh!
Then thinking pink I've torn strips of mottled pink and white vellum, overlapped
it and adhered it to a piece of card stock. Added some pink sequins and a few
embossed chevrons from Happy Little Stampers Mix Mash in Ranger Silver Platinum to
 tone in with the sentiment from Avery Elle which is heat embossed in the same. 

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

As always thanks for visiting my blog today and I'll be back tomorrow
morning with the latest challenge info for AAA Cards - hope to catch you then!



  1. Ooh what a feast for my eyes! I very nearly used that poinsettia but you beat me to it and there's no way I could have bettered that fab card! Love your acetate card, such a great way to create this lovely winter scene. But wow, your last card is amazing, so creative. And I have stash envy with that gorgeous vellum. You've really blown me away this week, LOVE!!!!

  2. .....whoops, was meant to say thanks for linking up at Happy Little Stampers challenge too! xx

  3. Such beautiful cards, all so different but each of them fabulous and classy. I love the warm, rich colouring of your poinsettia card, totally stunning. Your snowflake acetate card is absolutely gorgeous and I adore the pretty colours <3 And your final card is such a fantastic contemporary design set off so beautifully by the soft shades of pink and white. Love them all! Have a great weekend x

  4. These are 3 fabulous designs, Sarah! I love the dramatic Uniko poinsettia - it really is a showstopper, and your snowflake patterned acetate is perfect for that soft and elegant Christmas scene. The pink vellums on your final card are just delicious! Have a great weekend xx

  5. WOW Sarah ! What a gorgeous bunch of cards ! You really made the perfect beautiful cards to inspire us with this new challenge ! I love all of them but I think my favorite one is the poinsettia card (may be because Christmas is nearby !). Thanks for sharing.
    Izzy Scrap

  6. Oh wow, love all these creations, really love that Poinsettia,
    Sarita x

  7. Ooh busy busy! Love how they are all so different x

  8. Wow...just amazing! Love your gorgeous trio of cards.

  9. ooh so many cards, love them all, but especially the little winter scene. Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my card(s). Lx

  10. All of these are simply breathtaking Sarah, I really don't know how you manage to produce such fabulous cards every time... I'm in awe!
    I LOVE the snowy tree one!
    Chrissie xxx

  11. Brilliant, Sarah! Are you purchasing these gorgeous colored vellum, or creating them on your own? The red is gorgeous ... but I'm happy to see you thinking pink, or I'd never have seen this beautifully mottled one!

  12. Your cards are just stunning. It looks like you are getting a jump on your holiday cards!

  13. Such a beautiful card for our inaugural Flower Challenge. I love the heat embossing with gold on the red - perfect for Christmas. Thank you so much for playing along! Ruth DT xx

  14. All three are absolutely beautiful! Love the first one though...that poinsettia is stunning! Makes me want to go buy that stamp! I think I'm just crazy about embossing on vellum!

  15. Such a beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

    Emma - DT

  16. Those poinsettias are absolutely stunning Sarah and love how they look against the kraft background. You can't beat gold and red!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge!

  17. Wow again Sarah! such beautiful cards...I am swooning here.Love that amazing Poinsettia one thank you so much for sharing with us once more over at 'The Flower Challenge'.The others are so fabulous too, that soft coloured acetate one wow and the pink vellum one....well you know me and pink lol ;) hugs Viv xx

  18. Gorgeous cards Sarah, all 3 of them are absolutely fabulous! I love how you used torn vellum for the anniversary card, the whole design is stunning :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  19. Three stunners ! from the first rich gold and red to the last pale and pink, heavenly CAS creations and so beautifully done.


  20. All your cards are wonderful. The gold christmas card is elegant and my fav. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Think Pink Challenge. Gayatri xx

  21. What a lovely threesome, Sarah. :) Beautiful embossing on the poinsettias.

  22. Your cards are always amazing Sarah. That poinsettia with the gold, the delicate snow scene and then the delicacy of the vellum...brilliant! x

  23. WOW... that is stunning Christmas snowy card. Love it!
    Thank You for playing along with Addicted To Stamps and More - Anything Goes Challenge!

  24. Gorgeous poinsettias! Thx for joining in at HLS!

  25. Gorgeous poinsettia! Thanks for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge xx


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