Saturday, February 11, 2012

Less Is More Challenge~One Layer & Stripes



This week Chrissie & Mandi at "Less Is More" challenged us to a one layer card and stripes.....
I had fun with this one...and the idea's just kept coming...
that being said...I made 3 cards.....
the first is my elephant birthday card......
the stripes are from a SU set called "So Happy"....they reminded me of a circus tent....
so that is how the elephant came into mind....
.the stamp is one of the $1 Michael's stamps I seem to be "collecting" lately.....
I added stickles to the balloons to give the card a bit of "bling"....
the sentiment is a Hero Arts...
the second card is using a new Paper Studio embossing folder I just bought....
Hobbylobby had them for 40% off...so for $3 I couldn't resist.....
the folder is actually a "notebook paper"...but I just left some of it off.....
it reminded of a white picket fence.....
and what is a fence without a cat walking along it...right??
this is just a little thank you card using an old 1991 stamp from Marks of Distinction....
the sentiment is from SU.....
My last card is using those Martha Stewart craft stencils I had a post on earlier......
I looked at this one as a "stripe" of leaves.....the flower was just overstamped and it is also a $1 stamp from Michael's...
the sentiment is from Flourishes....
the ink I used is from SU..Certainly Celery~Old Olive and my new favorite Poppy Parade...
I think this is all from me for this challenge...thanks for looking!!!

19 comments:

snehal watwe welde said...

Gorgeous cards all of them but the second one is extremely clever and creative....loved it to bits

Kathyk said...

Three super cards - looking forward to topping up my supplies of Michaels $1 stamps next week!

Kathyk

nicky said...

Wow 3 cards , I am having problems thinking of one idea lol
Nicky

Mandi said...

Three terrific cards, love the elephant, that cat stamp is gorgeous

Thank you so much Diane
mandi
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

My goodness we really got you going with this challenge Diane.
I think the cat behind the bars is a great idea, but I really like the last one!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Suzilou said...

Oh gosh, I struggled with one card never mind 3 and they are all brilliant :)

Suze Bain said...

Super cards. Love the colours in the last one. xx

Sharon said...

Three lovely cards well done.
Sharon x

Faith A said...

crikey how inspirational

Margaret said...

They're all fab Diane!
Margaret x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fantastic ideas and cards!

Dana said...

I love all your cards but the one with the cat is fantastic. I absolutely love that stamp! And yes, I'm also "collecting" Michaels $1 stamps too. I just picked up about 40 of them on a whim. Oops! :)

Beryl K said...

Three superb cards
Beryl x

Pat Jandacek said...

So enjoy reading the thought processes that result in your cards. All three are wonderful. TFS

Scrapmate said...

Lovely cards - the cat is my favourite.

Zoe Sanderson said...

Super strips love all three of them all so different and clever! Now where can i see a picture of your cats! XOXO Zoe

Angelnorth said...

Great set of cards - that cat stamp is lovely!

Janny said...

I love the elephant most. Three terrific cards et different. Janny

Suzi B said...

Lovely cards ... my favourite is the last one..
suzi b x