Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Less is More : One Layer Challenge - Week 176 & NBUS Challenge #1

Hello everyone from a very sunny but breezy Somerset.  Just popping by to enter my card into the new Less is More challenge which I haven't done for ages it seems.

This week's challenge is:

Once more it's One Layer Card time and
 the title of our challenge is 

My card was super quick to produce.  I've used my Memory Box Grand Happy Birthday die on a 6" square card.  Positioned it right on the edge and then placed a piece of cardstock behind the "birthday".  Add in a matching ribbon and "Bob's your uncle"...........well, maybe not, but you know what I mean!!! lol

Whilst we're at it I can't help but join in my great buddy Darnell's new challenge which is to use NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) in celebration of her reaching 500 followers - she's a star and a seriously good friend (mwah!!! Dippy xxx).  This card qualifies as I've never used this die before and it is a new reel of ribbon.  Hope it qualifies on the friendship angle as I'm going to be sending it to a friend.  If you haven't come across Darnell (where on earth have you been????) please pop on over to her blog (be prepared to spend hours and hours and have serious face ache when you finish..........hehe).

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you're all having a good week.

Happy crafting.


  1. Lovely CAS card Karen love the colour and our gorgeous bow..


  2. I love this Die and you have done this card just Beautiful

  3. oh lush love the colour the ribbon the bow and wow the striking layers with that die stunning
    hugs Kate xx

  4. Fabulous colour Karen and that die is so effective, a real show stopper! Sunny and breezy here too,just back from the dentist I'm now on baby food for a week!!
    Val x

  5. Beautiful card Karen, love the design and colours.

  6. Clever idea Karen!
    I think I need that die!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. This is a fabulous technique Karen and you've pulled it off brilliantly with a superb die.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  8. Oh wow Karen, this is just brilliant, so simple and striking, LOVE it! Hope you don't mind if I CASE it...
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  9. Fabulous 'off the edge' design ..... love the die.
    Linda xx
    LIM Guest Designer

  10. Simple, stunning and completely fabulous, Karen ... that ribbon bow is just luscious! Anita :)

  11. That looks like a razzledazzleberry delight, Karendipity!! I love how you've offset the die and put the matching ribbon color behind the birthday! Clever, clever girl! You are a seriously good friend, too, and my face is blushing from your kind words! I appreciate them very much, and I'm delighted that you joined in my NBUS Challenge! Thank you for spreading the word and putting my button on your salad bar!! Mwah! I hope your beautiful weather continues! Hugs, Dippy

  12. Love this, Karen! The ribbon and bow are pure perfection and the HB die is fabulous!

  13. I;m loving the rich colors here, and especially how you offset the die on the edge of the card! Sensational look! Well done!

  14. Oh my clue how I missed this card! So sweet and so very elegant with that beautiful ribbon. I love the rich color against the white background and your sentiment...literally off the charts fabulous!

  15. Whoa - I've not seen that die yet. What an awesome design.

  16. Well done! Great colors and placement of the sentiment.

  17. was checking to see who was observant and loved that you passed the test hehehehe, hope your well
    Kate x

  18. What a fabulous card Karen. So clean and crisp as well as beautiful.
    BTW if it is sunny down there don't come up here to live with me, it rains so much - but you are welcome any time - just give me a shout and bring your wellies.
    Hugs, Neet xx - off to see Darnell (yes, she is a star)


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