Saturday, 2 February 2019

Less is More #388 - 8th Birthday

Hey there friends

It's BIRTHDAY time ... YIPPEE and I'm delighted and highly honoured to have been invited back to my favourite Challenge blog; Less is More, of course, as a Guest Designer this month in celebration of this fabulous birthday!

Congratulations Girls and here's to the next one! 

It's COLOUR challenge time and the girls have chosen a really fun combo which I love

... and I've 2 cards to share with you; first up a silly fishy one using Briny Blue by Paper Smooches, a stencil from Uniko (Wonky Stripes) and a mish-mash of sentiments from the Briny Blue set and some Uniko sentiment stamps. I couldn't resist a couple of googlie eyes too and as the card is for my sister, who celebrates her birthday tomorrow - how about some superb lashes to those eyes!!

Next up, this one uses images and sentiments by Uniko, which is sponsoring the challenge. I've used the pre-Christmas released Pure Florals: Peony set, initially heat embossed in white powder on to the Navy cardstock before re-stamping in a no-line colouring effect. The bloom is coloured with promarkers then with some added detail using Polychromo pencils.

Ok that's all from me but I'm' in no doubt that there'll be plenty more inspiration from the regular Design Team as well as some other ex-DT members. Why not head over to the blog HERE to check them out too. 

Thanks as always for calling by and thanks for inviting me to join your birthday party girls!



  1. Sensational makes from you Sarah! Your fish card is such fun and it put a huge grin on my face. They really are the perfect images for this colour combo. Then you give us that elegant floral just oozing CAS. Thank you so much for coming back to be our wonderful guest designer xx

  2. Ooh! I love the wonky stripes background with adorable fish and great choice of colors, so perfect! Even your no line coloring is soooo beautiful, love the partial highlighting of leaves in white on blue!

  3. We miss you Sarah! Love your inspiration!

  4. Beautiful cards, Sarah! As in the good old days, it is with pleasure that I discover your cards for this challenge and I love them ! Your little fish are adorable and I see myself snorkeling in the warm waters of the Pacific .... hum ! Happy birthday to your sister then. And this yellow peony, it is wonderful. Your coloring is amazing and gives so much depth to this flower. J'adore ! Thanks so much for being our talented guest designer. xx

  5. Such beautiful cards, Sarah! Great to have you joining in the birthday celebrations. I especially love the card for your sisters -those fish with their googley eyes are delightful and I love the background you created!

  6. Sarah! It's so good to see you here as GD. You certainly haven't skipped a beat with your artistry. I LOVE that fishy card - the colors are awesome for your choice of stamps, stencil and design. Your sisiter will love it. The second is gorgeous and elegant. The white embossed leaves combine with the no line coloring effect looks amazing, and the colors bring out your beautiful design and coloring.

  7. So happy to have you back with us this month, Sarah, we've missed you! And it's so great to see your vibrant cards gracing our post. The fish theme is perfect for this colour combo, and so fun with the added googly eyes. And that bloom is just gorgeous, it jumps right out from the navy backdrop. Big hugs xx

  8. Love those tropical fishies Sarah and wonderful bold use of colour - and who can resist a punny sentiment?! Great card.

  9. your fish are just adorable - love the googly eyes. The flower card is stunning. Perfect use for these colours! Thanks for guesting over at Less Is More xx


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