Sunday, 29 May 2011

Less is more week 17

 This week Chrissie and Mandi want us to use a receipe, squares with LOTS of white space, something I usually struggle with as I feel a need to fill the space with.... something!  I made this for my husband to give to my lovely Father-in-Law George. My husband is a classic 'less is more' man and usually thinks my cards are too 'fussy' and card making a total waste of good houseworking time but he actually signed this one ready to send LOL.
 I would also like to enter: Play Date Cafe #83 Color splash is black & white with a splash of GREEN,
Pals paper arts 95-cas-elements-of-style-brads
Cards for men #11-no-paper no patterned paper.

That Is 5 challenges in all Chrissie and Mandi, I counted them this week :-)

As I had the nesties out anyway I had another go!  I think I prefer this one.  I also took the cards outside as the light in my craft room is SO dim that even Picassa cannot work the magic on these cards, they came out originally with plenty of YELLOW space !! The one below is a reminder that outside means shadows :-)

I used Anita's card blanks, Papermania cardstock, and  nesties, clear and fine gold heat embossing powder, the camera is SU the dragon fly Inkadinkado (stamped again, cut out and fixed using 2mm squares for a bit of dimension, pink pro-marker and pearls from my stash. Papermania embossing folder for the Happy Birthday, first time I have used it, very pleased with it as the sentiments in the set are not connected like on other folders I have. The camera card uses a Cuttlebug 7x5 polka dot embossing folder and Docrafts brads.

As well as a 2nd card for Less is More I would like to enter the dragon fly card for:Allsorts #105-things-with-wings   , I love promarkers #67 pearls, 
Totally papercrafts # 68- ink and girlie


  1. SMASHING cards and good luck with your challenges


  2. Both are great, I think I prefer the second,it is spot on for our challenge
    Thanks so much
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

  3. Beautiful cards, the second one is definitely my favourite
    Beryl x

  4. Lovely cards. Hugs Rita xx

  5. Beautiful cards. I love the dragonfly.
    Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  6. Hi Donna. Fab 'white space' cards. The pearls make a great dragonfly body & perfect for our challenge this week. I wouldn't complain about shadows when taking your photo outside, LOL, - it is grey, miserable & raining a lot here! Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers & I hope you can join us next time too.
    Tine :)

  7. Lovely take on the colour splash Donna :) Great idea to make a masculine card with those colours! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

  8. Two wonderful cards, lovely colours on both of them.

  9. Two adorable cards! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  10. Two lovely cards, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  11. These are super... I do prefer the second one, what a lovely image.
    You don't actually need to use squares for your images, merely position your image/images in one of the 5 squares indicated.
    Thanks so much for joining us again.
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  12. Such fun cards! LOVE that camera image and the way the firefly almost appears to glow in the sunlight! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  13. Fabulous cards! LOVE the second one!

  14. Fabulous both of them they are exquisite.


  15. BEAUTIFUL cards!! LOVE the hint of green on the first:) Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the PDCC and joining in the FUN!

  16. Love the texture and the cool vintage image! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe!

  17. Both lovely cards! I think I prefer the second without the textured card front although I love the camera image!

  18. Hello -- I just read your comment on the Craftwork Cards blog, and saw that you are English, living outside Toulouse. So am I! Whereabouts are you? I wonder if we live close to each other?
    Greetings to you from me -- Sally

  19. Great cards. Love "less is more". Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men - Tussemaja.