Sunday, April 3, 2011

Less Is More Challenge...Week 9

Morning everyone and Happy Mother's Day to all the Mums out there...hope you are having breakfast in bed and being spoilt rotten.  A big thank you for all your lovely caring are just the best bloggy buddies and believe me it means a lot to me.  I am off to spend the day with my sweet snuggly grandkiddies but before I go another attempt at the Less is More Challenge....looks like this is fast becoming yet another of my many addictions.
The challenge this week is...
and after a couple of days of crafting disasters perhaps things are beginning to look up...this gorgeous bundle of redness landed on the cubbyhole desk the other DT goodie parcel from The Ribbon Girl..absolutely perfect for the challenge....don't you just love when a plan comes together.

Image: Hero Arts...CL 322 Artistic Borders
one of my very favourite Hero Arts stamp this flower overstamped with
S5433 - Large Canvas Stripes....another favourite
Sentiment: Hero Arts...Cl491 Made With Love
Red Ruffle Gingham Ribbon....The Ribbon Girl

and you could win this gorgeous Mother's Day give-away from The Ribbon Girls
so pop over for the details of how you can enter

and by the way Colour Challenge 6 ends today so if you haven't already'd better get crafting to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous Colour Selection Kit.
Now cast your mind back to my card for last week's I probably wouldn't send to anyone because of the quirky sentiment so rather and let it go to waste....I got chopping and with a bit of help from grungepaper..fabric..felt..Multi Medium...pearls and some of Tim's idea-ology bits and pieces...I turned it into a needlecase....if you are anything like me I can never find a needle when I need one.

catch up with you all tomorrow.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. good Morning Kath,

    Love the simple flower card, and those large sentiments fill up that white space very nicely.

    I also love what you have done with the sewing card.

    have a lovely day with the family, off to see Nicola and Grace later.

    Big Hugs Carol xx

  2. Happy mothers Day Kath!
    what a fab idea very snazzy also love your cas card x
    Suzie QX

  3. Love the paper piecing on your LIM card.

  4. I love the needle case... sew clever! :)

  5. Happy Mother's Day Kath and I just love the sewing kit and it looks sew easy to make!

    Love Pam xx

  6. Wow, love your card and the sewing case is a fabulous idea. Have a lovely time with the grandkids!

  7. Happy Mothers Day Kath.Love the less is more card and your needle case is fab.
    Have a good day.
    Kathleen x

  8. Happy Mother's day, and I love the needle case!! Hugs to Buddy!

  9. Oh wow Kath! Good morning and what a gorgeous flower card. The needle case is fantastic, love the practicality of your creation. Enjoy Mothering Sunday! Ruby x

  10. Great to see you again Kath with your fabby touch of red card, I love that flower... I was really interested to see what you did with your ShowCASed card from last week too! Very inventive!
    Have a good week.
    "Less is More"

  11. Love what you have done with the sewing card too Kath. What a lovely idea.

  12. Happy Mother's Day Kath. Every morning I sit with my cuppa and read your blog and every morning I ooh and aah at your lovely work. Just wish I lived nearer so I could come to your classes!! Thanks for sharing these special talents with all of us. x

  13. These cards are so lovely, I loved the sewing ones, but I think they have been pipped at the post by the beautifully simple red flower! Love it. Jx

  14. Hi Kath,
    Your flower gard is gorgeous as is your sewing case.Hope you got a big hug this morning from Buddy.

  15. Brill card Kath, with just the right amount of red to make it really pop!

    Genius idea to make a needle holder out of last weeks card. I'm never sure about using quirkier sentiments as I figure I'll never be able to use or sell the cards.

    Hugs to Buddy :-)

  16. these are so pretty.
    Happy Mothers Day
    love Teen x

  17. Gorgeous! The flower looks stunning. Jo x

  18. LOVE your LiM challenge card . . . perfect.
    Hugs, Sandra

  19. As always MRS perfection. your CAS card is perfect! Loving your needle case too very creative.

    Now your gonna hoot at this its me yup Ali the had more blogs that hot dinners gal! Don't ask! My accounts were hacked :( so starting afresh!

    luvs ya

    Ali x

  20. Stunning as ever Kath
    Adore that flower!
    Congrats again on making our showCASe
    Appreciate your entry
    "Less is more"

  21. Stunning card Kath. Love how you've recycled last week's Less is More card to make a needlecase!

    Hope you had a lovely day with your grandkids.

    Kat xx

  22. Love this CAS card! makes me think of those gingham christmas decorations that were everywhere last year, beautiful!!

    Kelly xx

  23. Hi Kath,
    the first card is gorgeous. but wow at the sewing case, you take "adapt and overcome" to a whole new level, that is stunning, so clever
    hope you have a fab day today with the kids and grandkids

  24. Flipping heck these are soo `gorgeous` I love those reds and that sewing card is definately `ThE Best`..TFI
    Hope your enjoying your Mothering Sunday :) xxx

  25. What a fab blog! Just discovered it today. And Buddy is gorgeous! Looking forward to future posts.

  26. Wonderful cards your red flower.


  27. So many fabulous cards. I love the touch of red card. I just want to pluck that cute little dotty button right off the's scrumptious. Lx

  28. Love the red card and the needle case is a great idea. Happy Mother's Day and thank you for all the inspiration.

  29. These are so pretty, I would like to have a go at the touch of red challenge if it is still running on my days off. I love the red ribbon and buttons, will have to have a look at the ribbon girl shop!

  30. Ma che idee splendide. Sei veramente bravissima!

  31. Another fabulous CAS card Kath. x

  32. Great take on the LIM challenge, a beautiful card.
    Like the way you have adapted your previous entry such a great idea.

    Kath x

  33. Hope you've had a great day Kath - WoW for both card and needle storage!

    Love Lynda xxx

  34. Hope you've had a great Mothers Day Kath. Love your Needlecase , what a brilliant idea, also LIM card. Not got around to mine yet. Hugs x ChrisB

  35. First of all: "Happy Mum's Day"...
    Love and Kisses from Buddy!

    Hi Kath, Very clever how you recycled your card and made a darling needle case. Just for your future thoughts, you have a friend in Nebraska who would have loved to receive that first card with the "Quirky saying". Hope the grandkids were much fun.

  36. Kath, your cards are fabulous!! Love that sewing card!

  37. Your CAS card is gorgeous, am loving doodly type stamps at the moment, this is a larger than normal one and fabulous!
    Your sewing card is awesome, great colours and great sentiment:-)

  38. Love that stripey CAS flower, and great needle case.
    Cathy xx

  39. love your flower and your positioning of your sentiment. x

  40. Love the flower, a great pop of red.
    Lynne xxx

  41. Hi wow what a cool idea thanks for the inspiration I am needing somewhere to put mine :D Kitty

  42. Loving this weeks card kath and what you did with last weeks...ingenius as always
    kerry x

  43. I like your touch of red card and what a brilliant idea to turn the other card into a needle case. sometimes cards made for challenges are just not right to send to anyone we know!!

  44. To me you ar the goddess of flowers! You so such amazing work with them, and I love it when you paper piece! This card is exceptional Kath! (Love your sewig kit!)

  45. love this card Kath, such a fabulous design. Tracy x

  46. ... back agaon!!! This is beautimous and it's very you Mrs K. Love it xxxx OK I'm just off to check out a PB card that just caught my eye ............. xxx

  47. Fabulous stripey flower Kath - love the way you've angled it across the card. Beautiful needle case too. Sylvia x