Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Less is More...perhaps not

Morning folks and surprise surprise another challenge card or so I thought......it's been an absolute age since I've had time to do two challenges in the space of a few days.  I am working on lots of new stuff for workshops...nothing I can share at the moment.  And with nothing to post in my crafty diary....it was a great excuse to ditch the work hat for half an hour and have a little play....to be honest I've been itching to play along with the lovely Chrissie and Mandi over at Less Is More...where the challenge this week is......


Hero Arts: Starburst Lace inked with Distress Ink..Broken China
Sizzlits...Flowers Branch & Leaves Die
Flowers: Hero Arts...Screen Shadow inked with Broken China and punched out with 
Fiskars Flower Punch
Pearls: Hobby House
Sentiment: Hero Arts...Made With Love

But I have fallen at the first hurdle and won't be entering the challenge....oh yes that old nemesis of mine...jumping in with both feet without reading the instructions properly....you would think I would have learned by now.....should have stamped directly onto the card but the old habits of adding that extra layer die hard...look on the bright side however....I did manage to restrain myself from doing the old inky edge thing although I did add a couple of rows of stitching....well it was just too naked without it. ...so perhaps I am not as Less Is More as I thought but hey it was fun and it's back to the drawing board for next week.
Catch up with you all tomorrow over at WOYWW.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Caught ya! lol
    Oh Kath your card is super
    i do hope you will come and join us
    We;d be honoured to have you enter our challenge
    "Less is More"

  2. Wow great card Kath! I love it its beautiful.
    Hugs Ageeth x

  3. I still think it is a great card though

  4. Morning Both.Your card is lovely Kath.
    Have a good day.
    Kathleen x

  5. I am so relieved that you managed to disqualify yourself Kath, I was on the verge of withdrawing my entry, lol! What an absolutely stunning card, love it to pieces hun. Hope you have a great day. Hugs Sxx

  6. Those rules are tough aren't they! I still think this is a pretty much "Less is More" card though. I mean, there's oodles of white space and the design is refreshingly simple. I think it is quite beautiful.

  7. A lovely card Kath, I failed miserably too when I tried. Have a lovely day. Carolxx

  8. Great card Kath. Love that stamp.
    sometimes less is more is tough.
    Must arrange to meet at the NEC, we are coming on the Sat.

    Big Hugs Carol xx

  9. I agree with all the above comments, it is still a gorgeous card and considering your usual layering style I think you were quite restrained! It is very effective.

  10. Kath your card is exceptional, the soft blue is so precious, such a beautiful design
    love tasha xx

  11. Beautiful card Kath, love the flowers. Hope you both have a great day.

  12. It's gorgeous Kath - I love the less is more approach but really struggle with it too - I never know when to stop!

    Love Lynda xxx

  13. Your instincts were right on - that lifted branch and flower are exactly right! Love these colors together, too!

  14. I was looking at it thinking wow that is stunning! noticed the die leaf but didnt count it as an extra layer loooooool. beautiful card Kath xx

  15. WHAT a beautiful card. It's gorgeous as usual Kath. If it had been one layer, I bet it would have been showcased by Chrissie & Mandi!!!

  16. It might nor qualify as a Less is More but it certainly ticks all of the Really Gorgeous Creations boxes xx

  17. Love this card Kath its a stunner....LOL what you like.

    Luvs ya

    Ali x

  18. Hi ya Kath
    a beautiful card, luv the image, lovely colours, yep them girlies soon tell us, lol, tis good mind, sue,x

  19. Another beautiful creation Kath, love it.

    Liz x

  20. Beautiful card all the same. I've been enjoying that challenge too. Hugs x ChrisB

  21. Fabulous card. The colours are gorgeous and the sizzlet die is one of my all time faves.

  22. Gorgeous card Kath. Love the colours. I've been loving the Less is More challenge but it's not always easy to get it right!

    Kat xx

  23. I have been entering the LIM challenges and to be quite honest when they first started up it was cards like this one of yours that I thought we would be doing. Nice, clean, crisp cards, without being filled with too many flowers, too many swirls or pearls or whatever.
    Fantastic card.

    Kath x

  24. Kath,
    You just amaze me at all the gorgeous cards you manage to come up with. This is just beautiful. I love the lace doily you did. I have been mia for the past week so I will have to play catch up but was thrilled to be back home to see all the wonderful posts again.
    Thanks for sharing. Hope I haven't missed to much.

  25. Beautiful card...I will have to give this challenge a try...thanks for sharing!!

  26. This is so delicately pretty, I love the colours!


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hugs Kath xxx