Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Musical note card

The challenge this week at Less is More is Music, quite a simple card, the musical note was a sizzix die cut, sorry for the poor photograph but taken with artifical light.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Just Green and white

The Challenge this week with Less is More is to use Green, I didnt find this easy, I just wanted to add a splash of something else, I am not sure if you can see but there are snowflakes embossed in white at the top, would really have like for them to be silver. The trees were cut from green card and used the dotty stamp from the Stampin Up polka dots and paisley set and embossed with white, add a few white pearls, and the paper was torn to give the effect of snow drifts I hope!

Monday, 28 November 2011

Fantasy Tree again

Using Penny Blacks Fantasy Tree again, this time for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where we were asked to use embossing and Red together of course with a Penny Black stamp. My fantasy tree was embossed with silver (but with poor light today Im afraid the photograph doesn't show it up very well), I have used Xmas red stickles on the tree and mounted it on Red mirir card, the sentiment is computer generated with the font called Bikham Cyr script.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Penny Blacks Fantasy Tree

A few more Christmas cards! this first card is a single layer card using Penny Blacks Fantasy Tree, entering this card for the Less is More challenge which asked for BLING! for the blong I used Sticklers Golden Rod. The sentiment was Computer generated with the free font Bikham Cyr Script.
The second card is the same but the image I have mounted on mirror card.
Found them both very difficult to photograph.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Christmas silhouettes

Another card to add to my Christmas card box, This week at Less is More the challenge is 'silhouettes' so back I went again to using my favourite Chistmas font Su Lucas Christmas silhouettes, I now wish I hadnt added the red corners, I think it makes it look too busy, perhaps some will comment on that, all comments welcome.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Lovely as a tree leaf card

Another week at Less is More and this week the challenge is a one layer card 'Leaves' I have chosen a stamp from the Stampin Up set called Lovely as a tree, it is embossed with gold and coloured with green whispers pen. The sentiment is computer generated.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Poinsettia card

The challenge at Less is More this week is a colour challenge and the colours are Red and Orange, I knew I must get on with making Christmas cards and it was a good chance to use my new Sizzix poinsettia die cuts. The sentiment was computer generated.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Star card

Im back from my travels, China, to Singapore and was glad to find that England wasnt too cold. Really had to make a card for this weeks challenge at Less is More, a star card, I used a digital graphic from Birds Card, altered the colour to green and topped the large tree with a gold star brad. The sentiment is computer generated.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Provo craft leaf

Less is more challenge week 34, and this time they have given us a sketch to follow, and I needed a card to say Thank you to my friend Ann for taking me out for the day yesterday, we drove to the North Coast of Somerset, and saw the magnificent view from the church at Selworthy (this was our coffee stop) we then travelled up Porlock hill and along the coast to Lynmouth, had lunch there and then went up the Victorian water power lift to Lynton. We then travelled onto Tarr Steps for tea, before retuning home, a most enjoyable day.
The card - first I used my Prova craft leaf to cut out a shape, on the Orange card I printed 'Thank You' several times using Papyrus font, and mounted the leaf on top. I ran a metallic gold pen aroung the edges, and I did this also on the card. The sentiment was computer generated again with Papyrus font.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Christmas with digistamp boutique

When I saw this image at Digistamp Boutique I knew I had to have it, and I made this card for the Less is More challenge which this week its anything goes. I picked up the green from the palm tress for the bottom layer, and the sentiment was computer generated.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Holy Triptych

Yes, I know I have been absent for a long time, but crafting in the summer isnt really the same for me :) and am now back from my travels, and had to enterong this card for the Less is More challenge this week. I used one of my favourite Stampin up Christmas stamps from the Holy Triptych set and embossed it, the sentiment I did in publisher, similar to a rubber stamp!

Monday, 13 June 2011

In the frame

One layer card in the frame is the challenge this week at Less is More, so I used a digital image from Digital two for tuesday, the sentiment was computer generated.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Butterfly card

Sorry I have been absent for so long, I have been busy and away visiting family.
For my Butterfly card I used the Martha Stewart large Butterfly punch, and one of her border punches, the sentiment I did using PSP7 using a freehand vector and then adding the font to it, the words and the dots were done in one continuous line. This is for the Less is More challenge.

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Royal Wedding thank you

I enjoyed a lovely afternoon yesterday following after the Royal Wedding, it was a party organised by the Church I worship at, it was held in the church hall, there were a varity of ages there from under one year to over 90. There were crafts for the children at the start, and then we sat down to a lovely tea, we all took a contribution, savouries and cakes, and our Rector is a member of the magic circle and entertained us. So I felt it would be nice to make a card as a 'thank you' for the people that organised it. I kept to the 'red, white and blue' colour theme. All three of the butterflies I covered with Rangers glossy accents, its the first time I have used them and am pleased with the result. The sentiment is computer generated using the Pristina font.

I am entering this for the challenge at Less is More - Thank you card

and for the challenge at Crafty creations challenge - White space

Monday, 25 April 2011

Friendship card

Another week has passed and this weeks challenge at Less is More is 'Off Centre' which means they are looking for cards with little or no symmetry but perfect balance, I hope I have achieve this with my card. The sentiment I did myself in Microsoft Publisher, the branch I hand drew, well scribbled is more like it, and the flowers are punched out, I was trying to make it look like a branch of cherry blossom! I do so admire Selmas cards, you can see then on her blog here she makes the most wonderful cards with handmade flowers on them.

Thursday, 21 April 2011


First I must say how honoured I was to have my last weeks card chosen to be Showcased on Less is More.
This weeks challenge at Less is More was to use Acetate, well I didnt have any, but I was going to Cardiff with my Trefoil friends so felt sure I would get some there, but no, we asked and asked where there was a craft shop and didnt find one. So back home and I have used part of a carton, problem was I was unable to print on it, the sentiment came out blotchy. So thinking again I went back to some peel offs which I havent used for ages, I coloured them with whisper permanent markers. Cant say Im 100% pleased with the result, but better than nothing I guess. The sentiment is computer generated.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Peace for Christmas

It's Saturday again and that means another Less is More challenge, this week we are asked to make a one layer card with the sentiment as the main focus, I used a Clarity stamp 'Peace', which I embossed with gold, and inside the 'C' I placed the 3 wise men which is from the Christmas silhouttes font which you can get as a free download from .
Entering this also for Stamp, Scrap and Doodle challenge - Clean and simple and Creative Cottage Challenge - white space

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Red Button

We are on week 9 at Less is More and this week was a colour challenge - A touch of Red, my card is a square card, I drew the tail, legs and the beak freehand, the speech balloon and the sentiment was done in Microsoft Publisher, and the red was a button onto which I stuck an eye!

Monday, 28 March 2011

Thank you with daisies

This week for the Less is More challenge we were given a sketch to follow, I was inspired with Chrissie's card this week, she made 2 cards and both cards she made patterened paper using background rubber stamps, I dont have any of these so decided to make my own using many different fonts, and then printed it onto green paper. I made my daisies with a punch and painted the tips pink and the centre orange to match my centre band of colour. The top 'Thank You' was computer generated. Also for the 2 Sisters challenge - make own embellishments

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Rosette card

My second card this week for the Less is More challenge, this time I used patterned papr from the Dovecraft charcoal prints a stripe paper cut a strip and then used my Hougie board and creased it every 1/2cm and made this rosette, finished it off with a black pearl, layered it onto white card which was embossed with swiss dots and then black. The sentiment was computer generated with the Scriptina font.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Less is More 7

Another challenge at Less is More week 7 already and this week we were asked to make a masculine card, Chrissie and Mandi are working so hard with this site, if you havent already visited it do go and take a look, and also visit Chrissie and Mandi and see what wonderful blogs they have.
For my card I have used a stamp for Stampin Up set Lovely as a Tree, the font is computer generated using the font Niagara solid, I embossed it using the Candy Cane stripe folder, it was then finished off with a green button and a piece of twine. I welcome criticism.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Little Church in the snow

Another entry for Less is More challenge, this week it is one layer card 'off the edge' and no embossing. I used a digi image from Just ink lined, I used watercolour pencils to colour it, the sentiment was computer generated, and the border was drawn in Microsoft Publisher, one more card for my Christmas box!
I welcome criticism as by hearing what other people think I can improve my cardmaking.
Also for the challenge at One Stop Craft challenge - clean and simple
and Simplicity - Out of the box
and Paper Sundaes - Keep it Simple

Monday, 7 March 2011

Pastel flower

My choice for my card today was a pastel flower, for this I used a die cut from Marianne designs, I wanted it to look like a wild Dog Rose so sponged the edges with a pale pink, cut 2 stemens out with my punch, the top layer I trimmed back a bit and finished it off with a pale green pearl. I used a stamp for Stampin Up Mixed Bouquet for the stem, and finished it off with a small piece of green Ribbon, this was layered onto card sponged with the pink. The sentiment was computer generated, which I layer onto white card again sponged with pink. I would welcome criticism as by hearing what other people think I hope I can make improvements to my cardmaking. I will be entering this for these challenges:

Less is More - Pastel colours

Simple Create - Power of flowers

Craft us Crazy - Nature

Little Claires Design - Flower

Friday, 4 March 2011

Peace with a dove

A friend who doesn't have a blog kindly lent me this gorgeous Clarity stamp 'Peace' I first use the font Christmas Silhouette and typed the letter 'r' to get this lovely dove, then I placed the stamp with the 'C' circling the dove, and embossed it with gold, and matted it with gold mirror card.
I am entering this for the challenges at
Bah Humbug - embossing