Saturday, 5 August 2017

Less Is More #340

Morning friends, oh I have missed blogging and crafting! This is the first post I've 'written' since my 2 week holiday in France - anything that has appeared here was thanks for Mr Blogger and his scheduling expertise! So it's a pleasure to be back and introducing our latest challenge at Less is More

Being the first one of the month it's the turn of Colour week and here's our Cue Card


Hopefully that won't cause too many issues; there's no need to use actual fruit images - just whatever takes your fancy. I started imagining all those exotic fruits ... mango, pineapple, kiwi, watermelon, to name a few and took it from there.

I recently treated myself to the stunning 'Spring Blooms' set from WPlus9 so this is a first for inking up this beauty with some vivid ink colours from Altenew. I also added some extra detail to the images with coloured pencils before die-cutting the 'Friend' word die from Paper Smooches, mounting it on several layers of card before popping it back into it's negative space. The 'Good Luck' sentiment is from Uniko: Simply Said range.


The Muse Challenge blog is having an 'Anything Goes' week so I'd like to pop this card in over there. I used to play along there almost every week but the time just seems to fly these days so I couldn't pass up this opportunity!



Next up one of my friends is celebrating a BIG and special birthday plus she's addicted to sweeties, particularly wine gums although I didn't have a stamp with those so gummy bears will have to suffice! These are from the Avery Elle Pick n Mix set.


The bears are coloured with Promarkers, die-cut and arranged along a stitched curved border die from MFT with a 'celebrate' sentiment from Uniko: All Occasion Sentiments #6 and the smaller sentiment is Clearly Besotted: Laugh Out Loud! There's a teeny little pale blue inky blending behind the bears too and I've coated them with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.

I'd like to pop this one in over at CASology where the theme is 'Juicy'



Being the beginning of a new month we are also welcoming back Seven Hills Crafts as our Sponsor for August and I hope you'll play along this month to be in with a chance of winning a prize.
 



Don't forget to check out the fabulous designs from my fellow teamies over on the main blog HERE and have some fun! 

Thanks for calling by today!


Sarah

20 comments:

  1. Wow Sarah, such wonderful cards... Your friend will love the gummy bears, I think you found the perfect stamp from your stash, the bear really looks like the candy bear! Wonderful use of color and super design. The "hidden die cut sentiment" in your first card... Stunning! This is one of my favorite techniques. Great use of these wonderful colors, I really enjoyed this color challenge! Enjoy your weekend! xxx

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  2. Two tropical beauties here, Sarah! I love those WPlus9 stamps....and am off to check them out now :) Your gummy bears card is just so fun and I am sure will make your friend laugh out loud. Thanks for the inspiration this weekend x

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  3. The floral card is sooooo elegant and gorgeous. Loving your shadowing that's really made the flowers pop, and the camouflaged sentiment. Your gummi bear card made me laugh - fab sentiment! (One that's a bit close to home, actually!! :D) Have a great weekend x

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  4. OMG Sarah ! Two stunning cards ! I really love your floral card with these vibrant and bright colours ! And I had to check it twice to see if the pink flower was die cut.
    The shadow you gave it looks so real ! I love the technique you used for the sentiment! Your second card is just fabulous and so funny with the gummy bears! So clever ! Have a wonderful weekend! xx

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  5. Fabulous cards, Sarah. The first one is gorgeous and I absolutely love the stacked camouflage sentiment. Your second one is simply adorable. Your friend will love it. Have a great week. 😊 Trina xx

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  6. Love these bright happy cards! Thanks for joining us at our Anything Goes Week at Muse!

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  7. Love those little bears...so cute and now I want to run to the store to purchase gummy bears! Yum.

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  8. The first card made me smile, it is so pretty. Bears are cute too.

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  9. This is just too darn cute...love them both but those sweet gummy bears look good enough to eat!

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  10. Two fabulous cards, the first is so pretty, and I love the story behind the second x

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  11. Loving both your fab cards Sarah !

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  12. Love your entry at Muse. It's pleasing to my eye the balance between the floral grouping on the left and the sentiment on the right. Really appreciate all the white space. Lovely.

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  13. Yummy tropical fruit colors on you cards Sarah! Love them both!

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  14. Those gummy bears are adorable, Sarah ... and that beautiful floral arrangement with the camouflaged sentiment is gorgeous ... love it! Hugs, Anita :)

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  15. Hi Sarah ~ I spotted your GORGEOUS entry in the Muse gallery and had to stop by to tell you how much I love it! Beautiful blooms and I love how you paired them with inlaid die cutting for your sentiment! Love those cute little 'gummy bears', too!

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  16. Gummie bears rule! I love these little guys and your arched layout. Thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week!

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  17. Hey Sarah!! I love your gummy bears. They are so cute. I want to get some to eat. LOL. Great card. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

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  18. Your take on the cue just made me smile Sarah! LOVE the juicy colorful gummy bears (a personal favorite sweet) and fun sentiment!
    Thank you so much for joining us at CASology !

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  19. Welcome back, teamie, we've missed you! And back with two smashers too! Loving those Spring Blooms (I knew I should have got those!), what gorgeous colours and so perfect with the camouflage sentiment. And how cute are those gummi bears, what a great themed card for your friend xx

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  20. The tropical theme is perfect for you Sarah as all your creations are always so wonderfully vibrant and tropical! Gorgeous x

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