A is for Automobile #482

Hello crafty friends. We had so many entries for our last challenge at Less is More for our Anything Goes theme. So many wonderful cards you sure made it difficult for the design team.

On to our new challenge which is an alphabet theme and we are asking you to feature an automobile, keeping it Cas of course.

I used the Tim Holtz colorize die Road Trip for my automobile, there are about a thousand pieces to this set, signposts, luggage, a tree, and even exhaust fumes! but in the spirit of cas I only used the car which only had five hundred pieces!. I added a touch of pumice stone distress oxide behind the card, and added some little hearts for my own take on exhaust fumes, the sentiment is generated with my Cameo.

We do hope you will play along with us and look forward to seeing what you come up with but don’t forget to keep it cas.

Wishing you all a wonderful bank holiday

Take care


Alcohol Inky Mess

Hello crafty friends just popping in with a quick card for a couple of challenges.

I made this card using Ranger alcohol inks on vellum oh what fun ! O what a mess ! but I loved making it. I used Tim Holtz thinlets die insects 665634 which I cut from textured gold and shiny card and then played around with the alcohol ink. super messy but so much. An idea-ology sentiment to finish off and there you have it.

I’m entering it into

Country View Clallenges who are asking us for Things with Wings and Addicted to Stamps and More who are asking us for a card for any occasion .

Do pop over to both challenges as both of their galleries are chock full of amazing inspiration.

Take care


Less is More #481 Anything Goes

Welcome back to another challenge at Less is More. For the next fortnight, we’re not limiting your imagination to any particular theme but we are asking that you keep your cards clean and simple.

Well if you’re anything like me being given free reign with a theme tends to end up with plenty of cards on my desk and not being able to decide which one I like best so I will be sharing two with you today.

Not the best of photo’s but the weather this week in Greece is rubbish rain and misery just in time for Greece’s Easter celebrations !! I used the Tim Holtz die set Robots it’s one of my favourites as you can mix and match the pieces to make your own creation. I partially coloured the base with Distress Ink in Pumice stone added a sentiment sticker from Idea-ology some googly eyes and all done.

Another rubbish photo taken indoors in bad lighting, it was difficult to catch the gold hot foil on this one. I used the Pinkfresh Studios Folk Art birds glimmer plate and stencils which were coloured with Distress Oxides then die cut and popped up with foam and positioned behind the heart aperture. Another sentiment sticker and all done.

We do hope you will join us at Less is More once again my team mates have outdone themselves so lots of lovely inspiration in our gallery.

I’m linking my robot card to Happy Little Stampers for their Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.

It’s Easter here this weekend In Greece my most favourite holiday celebration and usually signals my first swim of the year in The Med. Not this year it’s all rain, rain and more rain plus Mr P has ” man flu ” so we will be staying put and feeling sorry for ourselves and I will be catering to his every whim(not).

Take care



Just popping in with a quick card, which actually wasn’t that quick to make in fact it took ages! So many die cuts on this card most of which went on the floor, on the dogs and to be honest on my nerves. Once I got cutting I couldn’t stop and then I couldn’t quite decide on the colour combinations I liked, you know how it is when you have millions of pieces and non of them seem to work together, and then when I did decide on the colours I liked I couldn’t decide on the placement !!! So without further ado here is my annoying floral offering.

The flowers are from Spellbinders Be Bold Blooms collection, The Umbrella and sentiment and distress oxide are from Tim Holtz and the butterfly is from Pinkfresh studio which has been hot foiled, stenciled, and die cut, plus a few gold blobs just because I felt like!

I’m entering a few challenges with this card hoping that someone out there will recognise my pain and cheer me up with an encouraging word or two.

Triple B challenge is asking for birds, blooms, and butterflies or any of each

Time Out Challenge has the above photo inspiration

Colourful Options who are asking us for pastel colours

Craft Rocket Challenge is asking for lots of lovely layers

All of their galleries are jam packed with floral goodness so I do hope you are as inspired as I am.

For those of you that celebrate wishing you a very happy Easter and hope the weather is being kind to you. Here in Greece, we celebrate next week and just as well as the weather is rotten more like winter than spring.

Take care

Less is More Challenge #480 – Colours

Welcome back to another fun challenge over at Less is More and for the next fortnight, we are asking you to make a clean and simple card using black and aquamarine. I truly love this combination even though it was quite difficult to get the perfect colour combination. As you will see from my card it looks turquoise but I can assure you in real life it’s aquamarineish.

I made the heart using the Faceted Hearts die from Tim Holtz coloured with distress oxides then used clear embossing powder in a random fashion so as to leave some non-shiny areas so I could add a touch of black soot distress ink. The wings were cut using a Tim Holtz 3D impresslits called Winged, it cuts and embosses in one pass what a result! I wet embossed the wings to give them a shiny effect and attached them to the heart. The square was coloured using Black Soot distress ink, the sentiment is from Stampers Anonymous.

I do hope you will join us at Less is More my teamies have some amazing cards to inspire and I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend.