Saturday, 2 February 2013

Happy Birthday Less is More!

Today is the second birthday of my favourite challenge - Less is More  - can't quite believe that I've been playing along pretty much every Saturday for 2 years now - but I have and I love it - so here's to many more birthdays ladies :-)  I have to say thanks so much for your great challenges and your unfailing commitment to commenting on every entry - not every challenge blog does that and I so appreciate the time you take to do it.

For my first card, I used my new Stampin Up set - just loved the humour in this one and I thought the dog was perfect for this weeks colour challenge of Kraft and Kreme.  Simply stamped on cream card with crumb cake ink and a tiny bit of water to blend the colour on the dog.  Finished with some natural ribbon with paw prints and fixed to a kraft base card.

For my second card I used my favourite flower stamp - the gorgeous water lily from Clearly Besotted and this time I decided to do a little more water colouring so I stamped it onto a cream water colour paper using the crumb cake ink again.  I then stamped the inkpad onto my acrylic block and used my water brush to pick up the colour - it gives the image a sepia photo effect.  I die cut it with an oval nestie and added a matt from lined kraft DP, mounted onto a kraft base card and finished with a sentiment from the same Clearly Besotted stamp set using crumb cake ink.

The final card is another entry for the Kraft and Kreme challenge at Less is More, but also for the Love Letters challenge at CASual Fridays and also another challenge off my list of the 75 I'm trying to complete from the Paper Crafts Magazine - this time Challenge No 39 - Spell a Word with Twine.

For this one I just gently pencilled the word hello onto a strip of kraft card and drew over the pencil with glossy accents.  I then pressed kraft bakers twine onto the glue using tweezers - the twine was more white than kreme though so once dry, I went over it with a beige copic marker to dull the white.  I edged the kraft strip with two thin strips of watercolour paper once mounted onto the kraft base.


  1. Hi Tara
    How are you..... Three stunners .... Love the last one.... Fabulous....
    Hugs Sylvie xxxxx

  2. Hola Tara, FANTASTIC work, clever ideas!!!i love all yours cards, well done.
    A warm hug from Palma.
    I hope all is better with your family.

  3. Gosh what a great set of cards and love that waterlilly :)

  4. Wow Tara, three cards...and all of them gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for your dedication to LIM
    Less is More

  5. All great but my personal fave is the middle one, however, excellent job of adhering the bakers twin - very creative


  6. Three fantastic cards Tara.... I've spotted that funny SU set, like you say perfect for these colours and the water-lily is stunning in sepia tones as well..... such a beautiful card :0)
    Jenny x

  7. Three great cards. I love the waterlilly card, beautifull crafted. I like the hello, very clever idea.

  8. Three terrific cards - but the water lily is the one that I would pick if I had to choose!!

  9. Tara, all three of these cards are fabulous! I think perhaps my favorite is the hello the way you've added the twine! Of course, I love the flower cards too...and the humor in the first card is just plain fun! My grandchildren would really enjoy that card!

  10. Tara these are just awesome! I love the word in twine one...very clever! My favxe has to be the lily one elegant and arty! :)
    Lizy x

  11. wow, you have been busy, all wonderful cards, I have been wanting that stamp set featured on your top card

  12. Three fabby cards Tara. Love the twine one.
    Lynne xxx

  13. 3 fab cards tara!! love the word in twine!!

    Sorry for the late visit this week... Thanks for joining us for the 2nd birthday celebrations!
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  14. Great set of cards - lovely choice of stamps and really like the twine Hello!

  15. A brilliant selection Tara! The last one is cleverly done, the second one is beautifully serene and the first is a hoot - or should that be a laarff?! Vicky x


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