Monday, 7 February 2011

Less is More - A new challenge on the block

Good morning bloggers

A lovely crafting buddy of mine, Chrissie, and her friend Mandi, have started a new challenge blog - Less is More.  Anybody who follows Chrissie will know that she is the master of less is more, and that she produces fabulously elegant cards.  The theme for the first challenge is Pink, Black and White.

Most people who know me realise that I find this style of card very difficult - all the space makes me nervous.  Anyway I decided to take the plunge.  The pink image is from an Elusive Images plate that I have had for a long time, and very rarely used, and there were several images from that one plate I could have used for this challenge.  The sentiment is from the same plate.  I stamped the image with a ColourBox chalk ink, and the image and the black mount have been cut with a Nestie die.  However, I couldn't resist just a little bit of sparkle, so three pink gems have been added as well.

I am entering this for the following challenges:
Aly's Sunday sketch - Bling
StampArtic - Clean and Simple

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you.


  1. Hi Val,
    I hope you're feeling better!
    Congratulations on taking the plunge.... this is great and I LOVE the sparkle!
    Clean and simple doesn't mean plain... so well done you!
    I'm SO pleased you joined in our first challenge at "Less is More".

  2. Gorgeous Val. What a fabulous stamp too.

  3. I love clean and simple cards and yours is perfect. Beautiful image, it is one of my favourites. Shall check out the challenge myself - thank you.

    Janet xx

  4. pretty, simple and clean card !
    love it
    greetings, martina

  5. Great card, that is a beautiful stamped image
    Super layoutThanks for joining our first challenge on "Less is More" hope you will take part again next week

    mandi x

  6. Ohhhh that is a stunning card - love those colours

  7. This is gorjuss hun, love the simpleness of it

    judie xx

  8. Val this is beautiful! I love the image and less really is more in this case. Stunning.
    Linds x

  9. Mmmm like it Val, very CAS and striking.
    Just finished mine to put up. Not me usually but quite enjoyed it.
    Have a good week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  10. this is beautiful Val i love cards like these but need more practice so i think this is probably a good challenge blog for me i am off to check it out xx

  11. Very elegant card, love it!

  12. Gorgeous. Love that stamp.
    Lynne xxx

  13. Wonderful, elegant card Val.

  14. This is so elegant and stylish - love it!

  15. WOW....this is beautiful hun I dont know how you do it I find these the hardest cards to me this is talent to be able do CAS I'm gonna have a try tho & try enter the challenge....wish me luck on making the card lol I'm gonna need it have you got any tips lol.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  16. Oh Val, you've done it beautifully. xx

  17. What a cute little card thanks for playing at Aly's.


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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