Thursday, March 31, 2011

Less is More Challenge

Morning folks.....I'm having another go at the Less is More Challenge which this week is a simple sketch.....but I've come to the conclusion that perhaps I am not as "less is more" as I thought...that old habit of inky edges rears it's head again....the urge was almost too much for me.



Tim Holtz...Pattern & Stitches Texture Fades
Twill Tape
Tape Measure Stamp
Flower cut from fabric with Tim Holtz...Tattered Florals Die
Sentiment....Hero Arts....Sew Artsy

and I love those super cute wooden buttons from The Hobby House I bought at the NEC....now I'm wishing I had bought more.
As you can see I have been having a play with the Vagabond....what can I say....it's ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS....no kidding folks after my bad experience with the Big Shot Express I vowed I would never have another motorised die cutter.....this one is in an entirely different league.....you can tell from the weight of the machine it is a serious piece of kit and the motor feels much more robust...you never get the impression it's struggling to feed the plates through and it is so quiet...so if you are dithering my advice would be to get one....you will LOVE IT.
The Furry Boy will be joining you bright and early tomorrow with the winner of his give-away and I will be back later in the day with a chance for you to win some goodies from the NEC.
Hugs Kath xxx

39 comments:

weewiccababe said...

I love those new embossing folders, can't wait to see this fabulous Vagabond in action :)
have a great day
Debz
xx

Hunters Moon said...

Fab card Kath. I was thinking about the Vagabond however with moving soon it will be on the backburner for a while yet

Sam

Wrightboysmum said...

Wow this card is fab! I love your less is more. I was wondering how the Vagabond was performing. Love it.

Chrissie said...

Simply fab Kath.. all of it! You certainly are a "Less is More" kinda gal even if it doesn't seem like it to you!
I love all the elements in this card... interesting to hear you opinion of the Vagabond too! If only I had romm for one!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

scrappyjacky said...

A simply beautiful card.

petra,s cards said...

god morning this is verry beautiful!!!!
xx petra

Suze Bain said...

Great card Kath - who would've thought Timmy could by CAS! x

nnalorac said...

Pretty clean card Kath, verry pretty. Carolxx

sharingthepassion said...

Morning lovely lady! Ohhhhh I Lurvs this card Kath. The Vagabond sounds some piece of kit!! Better start saving the pennies then :D the old hands are struggling at the mo and i think this would really help me.

Have a fabaroonie day

luvs ya

Ali x

kathleen said...

Morning both.Love the card Kath.
Have a good day.
Kathleen x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Morning Kath . . . LOVE your CAS card, it's just FAB!
Hugs, Sandra

Sue said...

Great card Kath,I have not seen the vagabond,I have a robo thats enough.Have a lovely day :)
Sue xx

del-16.p said...

Hi Kath,
Your card is gorgeous - I especially like the flower you have made.
Love
Elspeth.

Sheila in Cyprus said...

This is stunning Kath, love the flower. You are one very talented lady! Love Sheila (Cyprus)

Mandi said...

FANTASTIC as ever Kath
i love the embossing and that flower is just gorgeous
Thanks as always
mandi
"Less is More"

Jill W. said...

This is so creative. I'd love to give it to my favorite sewing friend!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Kath, love this, the embossing is so good with the pretty flower and pearls. The ruler is the perfect addition:0) xxx

pcm said...

love that flower!

Kat said...

Fabulous card Kath. Love the embossing and that gorgeous flower. And these buttons are lovely too.

Kat xx

Papillon said...

wow-what a super card-love the flower AND the buttons.! and now I want a vagabond, the embossing folders, those buttons...and a lottery win!!

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous card, Kath! Love the embossing, and the lovely fresh colour scheme.

Donna said...

Oh what a wonderful card Kath, love the embossing and stitching. Hugs Donna x

Craftilicious said...

love it! those buttons are gorgeous and its all such a perfect combo.

Mau xx said...

This is just about as good as it comes, I love the embossed background and the flower is superb
Mau xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kath

You are a clever thing you are - love this creation for less is more....

Hugs

Tina

Lynne said...

Fabulous card, love that EF and the flower is great too.
Lynne xxx

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Always inspired and and can't wait to see all the new ideas you come up with !. Beautiful card the flower is so pretty. Kitty :)

Kathleen said...

What a great card, love the flower and the colour you have chosen to go with the white. Love it.

Kath x

Lynda said...

You're an anything and everything kinda girl Kath - you always rise to the challenge and make it look so easy - love this card.

Love Lynda xxx

Lee said...

Sew pretty lol.Love the flower.cuddles for the Big Furry Boy.xx

Susan said...

Kath...a FABULOUS card! Love that embossing folder...haven't seen it before!

Rufus said...

Sew (couldn't resist, sorry!) glad that you are liking your new toy!! Marvelous card, hadn't seen that embossing folder before.
R/

Aileen said...

Super card. Love how all the elements tie together. x

sasa said...

I love that flower! I spent all my time at the NEC in the sewing bit!I still ink my edges so join the club. I think this card would also look great with just the zig zag embossing at the bottom -but I love it anyway and love coming to your blog.

Sarah x

Linda S. said...

I'm so happy that you are pleased as punch with your new toy, Kath. I was not enticed by that TH sewing embossing folder until I saw your card today. AArrrggghhh!!
Great work.

Elin said...

Wow! What a wonderful card, I love it! Perfect! :)

Debgem said...

Stunning!! Love the embossed backing and tapemeasure trim - this is such a fab card! Love it.

Diane said...

Just gorgeous as always...so pretty!!

TAM said...

WOW just spotted this on the showcase and can't believe I missed it last week this is such a stunning card

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