Sunday, 30 December 2012

Less is More Weeks 99-100 - Recipe

Hello everyone - hope you all had an amazing Christmas and received lots of crafting goodies.  Sorry I've been missing for these last couple of weeks but still in the process of moving to my new craft room.  It's nearly finished but I've got stuff in both rooms now which makes life a bit difficult.  We also have half of Tony's garage (tools) as he was getting fed up going up and down the stairs all the time.  So, as soon as he's moved out, I can actually get organising - can't wait and will post some photos.

I'm so glad that the challenge over at Less is More lasts for two weeks otherwise I would have missed it again!  This challenge is:

This challenge will last for two weeks over the festivities and we have decided to start our Christmas celebrations with a whizz and have chosen
as our recipe.
You can choose tea, coffee, water, sodas, alcohol of course if you wish, in fact any drink at all... but all of us...Chrissie, Mandi and Jen would like to wish all of you a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous and healthy New Year.

As soon as I saw it I remembered I had seen a stamp buried under other "stuff" recently and thought it would do.  It's called "Party Girl" by Strawberry Kisses.  I stamped the image twice with black Memento ink and coloured the first one with Flexmarkers.  I then cut out the umbrella and the two cherries and lemon slice.  These were also coloured with Flexmarkers.  I then used Diamond Glaze on the cherries and the bowl of the glass and popped the cherries and umbrella up on pop dots to give dimension.

I used nesties to cut the image and the mat and used a circle punch for each end of the sentiment.  I've added two pieces of lace joined in the middle as an embellishment.

I'd like to wish everyone a healthy and happy New Year - see you on the other side!


  1. Great little card Karen...hopefully not too long now before you get back to normal...


  2. Oh, Karendipity, well done!! Another adorable drinkie-poo image - love it! You've showcased it brilliantly with all the textures!

    I'm getting so chaffed, hon, sitting here on these pins and needles for weeks now! Just kidding, I can only imagine how trying it is getting for both you and Tony and I applaud you that you can do this sort of thing together. My Mister would have a sharp object ... well, I won't say more in case there is ever a call into a court of law ...

    Take your time, truly, with the organizing and moving in. The bottom line goal is to be in there when it's done and be happy with where things are, not start immediately wishing you had put this there, and so on. We will be here waiting to see it, however long it takes!

    Sending love and all best wishes for a happy new year and mostly, a smooth year, health-wise! Dippy

  3. fabulous card Karen, happy new year to you and yours...pam

  4. This is a sweetie Karen!
    Thanks so much and Happy New Year!
    "Less is More"

  5. This is so sweet! Love the image and how you've added texture and shine! And what a fabulous idea to use the circle punch for shaping the ends of the sentiment - brilliant!! (must remember and us that idea myself! :) Happy New Year Karen!! Loll xx

  6. Lovely card - very suitable for NewYears Eve too. Look forward to the room pics! Happy New Year. Jill

  7. Mmm cocktails, just what I intend to have tonight! Love the image Karen and the layers. Happy New Year, bit early but the phones will be mad tonight:)
    Val xx

  8. Clever use of layers on this one, Karen, and the image is fabulous of course. Hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a very happy New Year!

  9. i so nearly used this stamp karen.. fab card

    Thanks for joining us
    Sorry for the late visit...
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  10. Wow! I have seen this stamp used lots.
    I have to say this is the best ever use I have seen.
    Love it


  11. oh this is just gorgeous, I love it and did you treat yourself :)
    Hugs Kate xx

  12. Cant wait to see those photo's !!! love your party girl card, she certainly does look quite at home in that glass. Love the use of the diamond glaze on the cherries too.



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