Wednesday 21 May 2014

Less is More Challenge # 172

I'm sitting in the sun while typing this, so hopefully I don't fall asleep mid-post....

I've started joining in at the Less is More Challenge. This weeks theme was 'Flowers'. Everyone seems to have flowers as the inspiration in their challenge blogs lately, so thought I had better purchase some. 

I stayed up till 1am this morning (Wednesday 21st May) so not to miss out on some Altenew stamps. This is a brand new company and their first stamps were so popular, they seemed to sell-out in days. So hopefully I will be using some fantastic new stamps in a few weeks.
I'm such a dill sometimes. I was so stuck on the idea that I had no flower stamps or dies, that I didn't even think about flower patterned paper! Duh!! I decided to make some 'windows' and showcase this gorgeous floral pattern.

The paper is from American Crafts 'My Girl', sentiment is from Rosies Studio and enamel dots from Papervine.

I'm also going to link this card as my second entry to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #131. Their theme is 'One third', which means using 1/3 of the card and having things in 'threes' like three windows and three enamel dots.

Need to move out of this sun before I melt. Phoebe has been home today. Said she needed a 'mental health day'. I never needed one of those when I was 9yrs old. So she has been reading and relaxing while I race around cleaning, vacuuming etc. Wonder how we would get on if we had a 'Freaky Friday'??

Take care



  1. So crisp and fresh, Shona ... great use of that lovely DP! Anita :)

  2. Fantastic use of dp (but seriously how can you not have one flower stamp?! You have some shopping to do!! lol!) Love the clean feeling of this! So glad you joined us at CASual Fridays (you could link up to CASology too!). Sounds like your Phoebe should meet my Kate!

  3. flower stamps. Hmmmmm, I was like that some time back, until I saw the light and have not looked back. Your floral patterned paper is just gorgeous and really makes for a beautiful card Shona, I love it! Can't wait to see what you come up with regarding flowers too!

  4. Perfect use of the papers and thanks for sharing at LIM
    You do well to type in the sun ... I can never see the screen properly! :-(
    Less is More

  5. This is a perfect use for that floral paper, super card.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Shona what a pretty CAS card!
    Thank you for your LIM entry
    Less is More Designer