Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Less Is More Challenge...

Morning folks...as you know yesterday didn't get off to the best of starts but there was only one thing for it...best foot forward...pull up the big girl knickers and try to salvage something from the train wreck of a morning...after a cubbyhole crew pow-wow we were all set for an afternoon of ticking things off the crafty list and first on the list...the new inks needed labelling...just a quick job or so I thought and you all know what thought did don't you...
if the truth be told it would have been a 2 minute job if Mrs Fussy Knickers here hadn't been distracted yet again...once the new inks had joined the rest of the gang...the other labels looked decidedly mucky in comparison and you can guess where this story is going...she wasn't going to be happy until all the labels had been replaced and by the time that job was done...any chance of getting the production line cranked up had gone for a burton...so there was nothing else for it but have a little play which resulted in 2 cards for this week's challenge over at Less Is More...
it just so happens it's a colour challenge and the colour in question is...
YELLOW 
what a coincidence...another chance to play with "Squeezed Lemonade" and Distress Markers



co-incidence my eye...I suspect there's a subliminal message floating around somewhere in this crafty brain...any excuse to play with my new goodies.
See you all tomorrow over at WOYWW
Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add: to answer your e-mail questions...the yellow square isn't a stamp...it's made by pressing the ink pad onto the card...cool trick huh and to answer Carol's question...the new inks haven't been added to the Ranger Distress Label PDF yet...

35 comments:

Katie Bolinger said...

Oh my goodness gracious are these gorgeous. I have pinned the first card because the coloring and composition are just so wonderful.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...beautiful cards Kath showing off just how versatile Squeezed Lemonade can be, loVely inky work..Mel :)

May said...

Fabulous cards Kath, Love those new colours by Timmie but Squeezed Lemonade is just Gorgeous how you have used it today... Brillant! Hugs May x x

Chrissie said...

These are fabbo Kath.
The colours, images and sentiments give off such positive vibes, one can't help feeling cheered!
I love the dabs of colour direct from the pads too... great designs.
Thanks so much for joining us again.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

trish said...

Lovely bright cards Kath,beautiful stamps.Couldn't choose between them, but I do love poppies.Hope the pains easing on the lip.

Ribbon Girl said...

Great card Kath like the stamped ink pad!! and hope the microwaved mouth isn't too troublesome! Mary G x

michele said...

These are just stunning Kath. Beautiful design and colours. Love Michele x

Elaine said...

Great cards - love the first one especially. Very bright and cheerful!!

Suze Bain said...

Gorgeous cards, the first one is stunning. x

Carol D said...

Hi Kath,
Hope the mouth is better today.
Love the cards Kath, difficult question, which one is your favourite? That Lemon is just delis.

Are the new colour labels on the Rangers website yet, must go and check it out.

Hugs Carol x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fantastic cards Kath. I just LOVE 'em. xxx

ger76 said...

Stunning Kath that yellow just sings from the page :D x

Paula (PEP) said...

There's definitely a yellow feel around blogland - what with LIM, the Ribbon Girl giveaway, Squeezed Lemonade....... love that first one with the yellow poppies. Now I think ALL my Distress inkpads & Distress Stains need labellin......but have some course homework to do firs & a mound of ironing. Have a brilliant day.
Paula (PEP)

nnalorac said...

Fab creations Kath. Carolxx

Scrapmate said...

That poppy stamp is gorgeous and I love the way you've coloured it in. You were quick off the mark with the new DI colours.

butlersabroad said...

I didn't realise there was a pdf for all the colours of DI's, I did home made labels but they're not holding up very well at all! Beautiful bright cards, will have to try the trick of pressing the ink pad on to the card, great tip.

Hugs
Brenda

pooky said...

Your card is gorgeous!!! I just got my little paws on the new inks and there yummy!!

Redanne said...

That is a brilliant colour for the direct to paper technique, must try that one. Your cards are gorgeous. I have not thought much about yellow before but I certainly will now - it looks amazing on the poppies. Anne x

Viv's Visuals said...

Amazingly beautiful cards - love them both

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous. I love the trick with making the squares. I love the sentiment, would be great for journalling layouts. Where is it from?

lin_ka1 said...

Beautiful work. Each has a great power.

Kat said...

Stunning cards Kath. My favourite is the poppy one. I don't use much yellow bit that Squeezed Lemonade DI is gorgeous.

Kath xx

Annchen said...

Oh Kath, they are beautiful

Michelle said...

Gorgeous cards Kath, I love you you have created the blocks of colours and I love the flower stamps xx

Jennifer said...

What a clever puppy you are, Buddy. I love your Yellow cards, and the tip about stamping the entire ink pad on the card is brilliant! Please give Kath a big hug for me, and tell her she is a very clever girl.

Jennifer. x

Jean Straw said...

I love your yellow cards. the first one is my favourite, I love poppies and your yellow ones are very pretty.I like the look of the new Squeezed Lemonade ink pad too.Jean x

Viv said...

Very pretty cards Kath :) Viv xx

lilyf said...

Gorgeous cards Kath - have sent off for these colours too and hoping the postie pays a visit tomorrow!

Karen said...

Just lovely cards Kath, but especially love those poppies. Hope you're mouth is better.......

Flutterby Creations said...

Such pretty images- both lovely cards!

Kate
Xx

Susan said...

Kath, these cards are wonderful, especially that first card...I have that stamp and never thought to color them yellow..duh! Looks fab!

Linby said...

Beautiful cards. Linbyx

Mandi said...

Absolutely stunning Kath
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Daen'Ys said...

These cards are divine!
That's all I have to say...

Daen'Ys

KraftyKaren said...

Two really lovely cards - very cheery and sunny x

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