Friday, 25 March 2011

Less is More - Masculine

Well I honestly didn't think I'd manage to do a post this week for the Less is More Challenge as I've been pretty busy most evenings but I've taken a couple of days off work and having been to the NEC yesterday and bought more craft stash I had to have a quick "play". The image I've used is from Lily of the Valley and is perfect for my family - both husband and son are ardent rugby supporters (albeit from the sidelines as neither of them play anymore) and also my daughter who does play the tag version of the game although she would much prefer to play the contact version.
Anyway I know its not perfect coz as I said it was a quick play but hey ho couldn't let the side down.
Right I really must go and either do some housework or gardening but the lure of the new craft stash is very tempting.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Less is More - Off the Edge

This weeks challenge over at that totally addictive blog Less is More is to produce a one layer card with the image stamped "off the edge" and with no embossed lines allowed. Looking at other entries this has had quite a few people thinking long and hard and as ever they have produced some stunning and inventive cards. It is quite amazing how many different "takes" there can be on the same theme. Anyway after thinking long and hard myself and with a few false starts I've come up with this offering which I hope is acceptable. The main image and little mushrooms are from Lavinia and the sentiment from Papermania. Not sure where the other stamp has come from.

Thanks for looking and any comments you may leave, they are very much appreciated.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Less is More - Pastels

At long last some sunshine although its still been very cold, hoping we get a few more days like today but will not be holding my breath.

Not having a good week so far as our poorly chinchilla passed away yesterday, we knew he wasn't fully recovered but he did seem to be on the road to recovery so it came as a shock - worst thing was breaking the news to my son who is in his first year at Uni in London and having a bit of a tough time - Muffin was his pet and he was obviously very upset - it was awful not being there to comfort him.

Anyway, today has been a bit better work hectic but no more than usual, came home and managed to finish off all the ironing (a rare occurance in this household) and then actually had a chance to do a little bit of crafting and do something for this week's Less is More challenge which is a colour challenge to use pastels. The standard of the entries for this week (and there are a lot of them already) is as high as ever and there is an awful lot of inspiration to be had by looking through them. I wasn't sure what I was going to do at first but browsing through the blogs I follow I spotted a post from Pink Petticoat about retiring images and remembered I had this one so thought I'd see what I could produce with it. Not entirely happy with this but I was determined to do something for the challenge and don't know if I'll get chance again this week - if I do I'll do a second entry. Let me know what you think, your comments are truely appeciated - I only started a blog as a means to "follow" others and gain inspiration but the Less is More challenges have really been addictive.