Saturday, 22 October 2011

Less is More with Dotty Mice

It's Saturday which means my favourite weekly challenge - Less is More and also the weekly sketch challenge from my favourite stamp store - Waltzingmouse
I don't always get to play along with the sketch challenge but this week I think it combines beautifully with this week's Less is More challenge with is to use Polka Dots.


I started with a 12cm square card blank and cut a 10 cm square white panel which I embossed with swiss dots and rounded two opposite corners.  I cut a Christmas ornament using a nestie and put the resulting shape through the same folder - I coloured each dot with a darker shade of red copic and covered each with glossy accents.  I added a small stamp from the new Seasonal Remedies set to the bauble and cut that out and glossed too and attached the bauble with twine and dimensional foam.  I coloured a craftwork cards sentiment with the same copic and again covered it with glossy accents and finished it with 3 holly leaves from the Festive Foliage set.

I have quite a few cards I need to make but am running out of time today as I've been scaring myself silly trying to use a pressure cooker which has now been christened Hissing Henry!   I'm off now to make a pie with the contents and then get ready for Stamp Magic in Doncaster tomorrow.

Craftilicious x

30 comments:

  1. WOW this is stunning xx Jan

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  2. Hi Tara
    Fabby card as always ....love it ....
    Hugs sylvie
    xxxxx

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  3. Very Festive and meets the challenges perfectly. Zx

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  4. Tara - this is just lovely - I do like the polka dot background and the way you've decorated the bauble is just stunning!

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  5. Hola Tara, fab dot, dot christmas card, ilove this bubble, well done, Tara.
    A hug from Palma

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  6. Oh yes, that's a great combo of challenges right there! I'd say you aced them both! I love the little dewy drops on the ornament, and your awesome holly in the corner. The swiss dots make the perfect snowy backdrop, fa la la la la!

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  7. Hi Tara
    Loads of dot here
    Fabby
    Thank you
    mandi LIM

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  8. Gorgeous card Tara
    Margaret x

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  9. This looks Ace Tara... super dotty.
    I love all the glossy accents, it's really effective!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  10. This is fantastic Tara, love the embossed bauble and the way you`ve highlighted the dots.
    Lynne xxx

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  11. Beautiful card, perfect for both challenges!

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  12. Fabulous festive card. xx

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  13. Oh this is lovely! Great elegant and simple card
    Anne
    x

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  14. Great card,lovely Christmas Card
    Beryl x

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  15. I see spots! LOL. What a great card - love all that textured, and the added color to your dots really make them "POP". I'm so happy to have you play along with the WMS Sketch Challenge this week.

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  16. wow, this is stunning, I luv the embossed background...hope you have a super day!

    enjoy *~*

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  17. Great take on the Polka Dot challenge! Good luck with the challenge!

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  18. Lovely card, well done. You can view my card here Maureen........x

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  19. This looks fab Tara, love the glossy accents. Carol x

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  20. So cute! I love the look of the piercing on the red berry! And I'm a big fan of the polka dot embossing too!

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  21. Love how you have used the swiss dots-what a beautiful and elegant card.
    Linbyx

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  22. WOnderful use of polka dots....great card Tara

    Anne

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  23. Fantastic card Tara, the dotty bkgd is perfect and I think the sentiment looks great on the large holly berry :)
    Jenny x

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  24. Ha! Looks like our minds were thinking alike this week! LOVE the dotted embossing...and why didn't I think to run my ornament through the same EF?...Lovely card!

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  25. What great embossing and I love those big holly leaves you used! Thanks for playing along at WMSC this week!

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