Sunday, 21 October 2012

Less is More - Week 90 - Theme

Happy Sunday everyone - hope you're having a great weekend.  For once I have managed to get my LIM card completed only a day after they posted their latest challenge - must be a record!!!  lol

The challenge this week is:

Now onto our theme for this week which is
You can take your inspiration from colours, festivals, seasonal images... whatever... but don't forget to keep it simple and retain that white space!

I've done a very quick and simple card - I was looking through a drawer which held my stamping wheels just to check that I had a jumbo handle and found a wheel that I thought would work really well for this challenge.  It's holly leaves and berries but I can't tell you what make it is - don't think it's Stampin Up but may be from Imagination Crafts.........if anyone knows can you give me the heads up so I can post a link.  I inked the wheel using a Kaleidacolor ink pad called Autumn Leaves (appropriate eh???) and used a Stampin Up wheel ruler to make sure I stamped it in a straight line.  I've used Liquid Pearls in three colours for the berries.  I scored the lines with my Stampin Up Simply Scored.  The sentiment has been made up from the lovely stamp set called Simply Christmas by the talented Stephanie at Clearly Besotted.  There are a variety of words which allow you to make up your own sentiment which is a great idea.  I've inked this up using the same stamp pad and voila!!!

One thing I was very excited about - little things please me...... - was the fact that I made my first ever watermark using CA2.  Yippee, quick pat on the back............!

Thanks for dropping by - all your comments are much appreciated.


  1. Lovely card Karen and great use of the the berries


  2. Fabulous card Karen - the colours are gorgeous. Love the liquid pearl berries!
    Sylvia x

  3. Beautiful card, Karen. Love the soft colours and the addition of the berries.

  4. Great card Karen, who would have thought that Christmas in autumnal colours would work... but it looks fab!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. those autumnal holly leaves look fabulous! hugs, annie x

  6. Lovely colours and the liquid pearls are fabulous Karen!
    Val x

  7. Simply gorgeous hun, I love it. Hugs Sxx

  8. Love your take on the autumn theme! The holly looks great!

  9. Hola Karen, gorgeous card i like your original christmas autumnal card, the colours are beautiful and the liquid pearl look fabulous, well done.
    Hugs from Palma

  10. This is so pretty and I love how you have done the berries


  11. Gorgeous Christmas card, love the colours. Great job with the liquid pearls. xx

  12. sorry for the delay catching up on lots of comments lol xx

    love the panel on this one fabulous colours and a great classy creation
    Hugs Kate xx

  13. oh forgot to say may take you up on the B & B one day :)

    Kate xx

  14. The colours are lovely for this card Karen. I also think the font is great on the sentiment and how effective the scored lines are ( have made a note of that!).

  15. This is simply stunning, I love the colours & the layout you've used.

  16. I'm thinking that I really need a Kaleidacolor ink pad! What a gorgeous effect that has!!! Beautiful card!

  17. Gorgeous card Karen, I especially like the variation of colours in the sentiment.


All your comments and thoughts are really appreciated, as is the time you've taken to leave them :o)