Monday, 18 March 2013

Less is More Week 111 Theme

It's time for this week's challenge over at Less is More which is a theme - this is what the lovely ladies have said: 

We have a theme for you this week.
Whilst keeping your card Clean and Simple we would like you to
Frame it!
Some part of your design should contain a frame of some description, it could be stamped, drawn,  doodled, die-cut or whatever your imagination dictates.

I've made two cards for the challenge.  For the first one I've used a Sheena Douglass A little Bit Sketchy stamp set called, appropriately enough, Poppy!  I've stamped in Memento and coloured using my Polychromos pencils.  I placed a nestie frame over the image and inked using DI Barn Door.  I then cut a die with the same nestie.  The sentiment, from the same stamp set, was stamped using Barn Door.  Then............I got the dreaded smudge in the right hand bottom corner - not going to tell you what I said but it wasn't nice!  So that's why the gems are there - I wasn't planning to put any on this card but you need to do what you need to do!

My second card was very quick and easy.  I die cut the window using my Cheery Lyn Window A die and added some pretty paper behind.  The sentiment is an old one by Whispers stamped in SU Tempting Turquoise as is the butterfly (SU Papillion Potpourri), which was punched with my SU matching punch.  I then added a little bit of glitter to the butterfly.

Thanks for dropping by.


  1. Love your poppy card - great colouring and with that hint of a frame!

  2. both beautiful cards, however I have to say I am leaning towards the red, utterly classy elegant and gorgeous, and that is not that I don't like the blue, but the red is what always reminds me of you classy CAS
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. ATwo lovely cards favourite are the should have kept quiet about the smudge no one would have known!


  4. Two beautiful cards Karen. Love those poppies!! ... your coloring is fabulous. And love the CAS window design - such a beautiful die-cut. Loll xx

  5. Both are lovely Karen ,smudge what smudge
    Hugs xxx

  6. Both are so charming, Karen, the poppies are just lovely! Anita :)

  7. These are great Karen... such delicate inking mad superb colouring!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. These are both so pretty, Karendipity!! I'm absolutely drooling over the poppy card and isn't it just like you to have a "happy accident?!" I think the addition of those gems is inspired ... never would have guessed you didn't plan that!

  9. two beautiful cards Karen, love this poppy card favorite flowers, would never have known about the smudge!!!. pam

  10. They are both lovely cards - we'd never of noticed your happy accident if you hadn't mentioned it!

  11. Two beautiful cards Karen. Lovely poppies, love the CAS window design that is a beautiful die-cut.

  12. Perfectly framed, two beautiful cards Karen :) x

  13. Gorgeous cards Karen, I'm just catching up on my commenting and found we're side by side on the LIM blog:) Love the poppies but that diecut frame is beautiful. Don't know why I'm being nice to you after you laughed at me!
    Val x

  14. What a lovely card... love how you used the frame theme. Thanks for joining us this week
    "Less Is More"

  15. Karen both are beautiful but the poppies are just breath taking and the frame is stunning. I hate those little smudges don't you many a card has been ruined by them but you rescued it perfectly.



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