Tuesday 3 May 2011

Less is more week 13 - Lucky Dip

This week at Less is More Mandi and Chrissie have a Lucky Dip challenge of either Thank You or Congratulations as the theme for the entries.

I plumped for Thank You as my pick, with just one Congratulations card thrown in.  I'm not sure about the congratulations card, so I'll leave that one to last.

I just wanted to say two thank yous - one to Mandi and Chrissie for running such an inspirational challenge blog, I'm really getting into Clean and Simple cards since trying all the different challenges they have been setting.  My card making now has two distinct styles - my layered and flowery cards (my fall back point as I'm just so comfortable with them) and the Less is More style.  Hopefully, in time, I will be as comfortable with Less is More as with my Fussy and Flowery!  It does mean however that I have to buy more stamps to accommodate the new style!  How terrible! 

Secondly I wanted to say thank you to everyone who comments on my blog, every comment is welcome.  An even bigger thank you goes to the lovely ladies who have taken the time to answer my queries and pleas for help.  Thank you so much, you have helped this newcomer to blogland and the Less is More card immensely.  The suggestions and help you all gave last week I think you will see I have listened to and tried to apply.  I also wanted to say a very big sorry if I didn't get back to comment on your blogs, I get busy with home life and don't always make as many blogs as I would like, but I have your comments on my email account and I will get round to you all.

So, without anymore of my waffle, onto my cards.  Hope you like!

The shaped cards are all Craftwork Cards blanks, the first stamps are Lili of the Valley Additions range.  The three little flower stamps, I've no idea whose they are - I've had them for ages, same applies to the Thank You and Congrats stamps.  The single flower on the 5th card is a Hero Arts one and the wedding couple are an Anita's stamp.  I'm not so sure about the pink Thank You or Congrats card, but I'm very pleased with the first Thank You card, that is my favourite.

And a final Thank you for reading all my meanderings - again if you got this far you deserve a medal!



Seafield Jo said...

These are all beautiful cards Sarah. If I HAD to pick a favourite, it would be the second one, but they're all lovely.

Sarah-Jane said...

I think they all look great, but my favourite is the second card.

Susan said...

Sarah, they're all fabulous cards....I think if I had to chose a'd be the second card!

Berry said...

Gorgeous work Sarah they are all fab. I love your colour merging on the first. You def have the CAS thing down! hugs rebekah xx

Diane Louise J said...

Your cards are so beautiful, my favourite has to be the second one - its gorgeous xx

Anita said...

Sarah, these are all gorgeous. I think it's very hard to do CAS, but you seem to have mastered it.

Jess S said...

what a wonderful batch of cards! My favourite is the second one :)

Mandi said...

WOW Sarah you have been busy!
I was going to say I love the second, then I like 3 & 4 so can't choose lol
Brill cards!
Continued thanks, for support and kind words
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Dolly Daydreams said...

For me the reading of the blogs is just as important as seeing the pictures, gives you an insight into the creator and their daily lives. Your card selection is gorgeous and doesn't look like you need advice from anyone all of them are perfect I think I lime the first one best though.


Suze Bain said...

What a super set of cards, they really are all lovely. If I had to choose, I'd probably go for number two as my favourite. x

Julie C. said...

WOW Sarah! Where did you find the time to make all those cards!! My favourite is the second card but I also like those with the 3 little flower images.

massofhair said...

WOW six cards for this weeks challenge, i managed five this week lol, just couldn't stop!

If i had to choose it would be numbers 2 and 5 but i adore the shaped cards on numbers 3 and 4. All are elegant and very lovely:-)

Chrissie said...

Hi Sarah,
Wow, you have been really busy, these are fabulous cards!
I love the pink one... in fact I think they're all great!
"Less is More"

Vicky Hayes said...

I must say this is a fab selection of cards and funnily enough, the top three cards are my favourite three. I love the blues and greens of the first two. As for your comment on my blog - please don't feel you have to hold yourself back in any way!!! Vx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the little flowers in fact all of them, I have the wedding stamp and love it. You have made a great card from it.

Jenny said...

These are a lovely selection of cards and all are so pretty. I really like the raised flower tiles especially the three coloured tiles, fab card shapes too :)
Jenny x

Linby said...

these are all great cards. My fav ones are the shaped ones with the three stamps. I have those stamps too - thanks for the inspiration on how to use them. thanks also for the lovely comment on my blog.

The Crafty Elf said...

Every card is just lovely. I really like the little flowers. Nice job!

Sue said...

Wow Sarah, you have been busy. What a great set of cards, all so different. Love them all. Sue.x

cardsandacuppa said...

What a gorgeous bunch of cards, you have been busy this week! I like the pink one and the wedding one, oh and the 3rd one down with 3 squares on it! I can't really choose, can you tell? ;-)
Hugs xx

Aileen said...

Oh my what a choice! I like your second card best. Love the graduated colour behind your image. Second best goes to either 3 or 4 I'm really undecided! x

Unknown said...

These are all gorgeous Sarah! I really love the image on the wedding one!
Thanks for the info about Ikki and the Joy...I will go have a look when I get 5 minutes later. Congrats on the DT position at Divas by Design too! :)
Lizy x

Kathleen Mc said...

these are all great cards.
the little flower stamps are anita's i believe - i've got some and think i've used one of them once way back when i first started!!!
i also love the second card!
Kathleen Mc xx