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27.3.17

Altenew butterflies and watercolour card for Mothers' Day


Hi everyone, I'm was over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog a week ago with a card for Mothers' Day featuring Altenew butterflies and watercolouring.


I stamped and heat embossed in gold the large butterfly from Altenew Wild Hibiscus stamp set, then lightly watercoloured the butterflies in pale pink with darker pink highlights on their wings using Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Pens. The background used a pale blue Zig pen.

I stamped "You Are" from My Favorite Things Count the Stars stamp set and heat embossed it in white on grey card, cutting it to size with a sentiment die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 29 and adding a banner edge by hand with scissors. 

The "wonderful" is from Concord and 9th Wonderful Word Dies, layered up twice in white card and once on top in grey card.

I cut the panel to size using My Favorite Things Blueprints 29 and adhered it all together onto a top folding card base.



Thanks for stopping by!

          




25.3.17

Less is More week 321 - Use a Frame


Hi LIMettes, we've got a fun clean and simple card making challenge for you this week over at Less is More! This time we want you to use a frame on your card.

21.3.17

Playing Tic-Tac-Toe with Seven Hills Crafts March challenge


Hi everyone, I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with a reminder to play along in the March challenge. We've got a theme of Tic-Tac-Toe this month.

18.3.17

Less is More week 320 - Washi

 

Hi LIMettes! New week, new clean and simple card making challenge at Less is More. This time we'd like you to make cards that feature some washi tape.

11.3.17

Less is More week 319 - one layer cards with leaves


Hi LIMettes! It's time for our new clean and simple challenge at Less is More. This week, we'd like you to one layer cards featuring leaves.

8.3.17

Two ways with Avery Elle Burst Elle-ments and florals


Hi everyone, I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with two cards showing the Avery Elle Burst Elle-ments die. I love how it frames a card and gives stability to more unstructured stamping such as florals that you can team with it. This is a die I'll be using a lot.

4.3.17

Less is More week 318 - Teal


Hi LIMettes! We've made it to the weekend and a new clean and simple card making challenge with Less is More. This week, we'd like you to use the simply beautiful colour of teal in your cards. 

1.3.17

Hero Arts Color Layering Orchid in a Pot


Hi everyone, I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with a card inspired by the gorgeous new colour layering stamps that have been released by Hero Arts. 

25.2.17

Less is More week 317 - sketch challenge


Hi LIMettes! Happy Saturday. Today is the start of a new clean and simple card making challenge with Less is More. This week, it's a sketch challenge.

22.2.17

Watercolour birthday card with My Favorite Things and Zig pens


Hi everyone, I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with a bright watercoloured birthday card using My Favorite Things and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

19.2.17

Seven Hills Crafts weekly challenge card - turquoise, lime and grey colour palette


Hi everyone, I'm sharing a quick card today that was posted over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog as part of the reminder to enter their monthly challenge for February! It's a colour challenge this time.

18.2.17

Less is More week 316 - Alphabet


Hi LIMettes and welcome to a new clean and simple card making challenge with Less is More! This week we'd like you to make cards that feature the alphabet.

15.2.17

11.2.17

Less is More week #315 - OLC Opposites


Hi LIMettes and happy Saturday! It's a new clean and simple card making challenge at Less is More, and this week we want you to make one layer cards (OLCs) featuring opposites

8.2.17

Shoot for the Stars galaxy card with My Favorite Things


Hi everyone, I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog again today. The cards I'm sharing today were inspired by a recent visit to the National Space Centre in Leicester.

4.2.17

Less is More BIRTHDAY celebrations and week 314 - colour wheel


Hi LIMettes! It's Saturday and that means a new challenge over at Less is More, the clean and simple card making challenge blog. We're using three adjacent colours from the colour wheel.

This week is the start of our birthday month (woohoo!) and we launch our new look blog and logo. Do check it out and let us know what you think :) We've also got a treat for you. There will be one sponsor per week guest designing and offering a prize throughout February to celebrate our birthday! 

1.2.17

Ombre floral extravaganza with My Favorite Things


Hi everyone, I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with a card that's filled with flowers! Yes, this was a labour of love to make but I think the finished effect is worth it.

28.1.17

Less is More week 313 - Balloons


Hi LIMettes! It's Saturday and that means a new challenge with Less is More, the clean and simple card making challenge blog. This week, we'd like you to make a card featuring one or more balloons!

25.1.17

Mama Elephant Botanic Hello - watercolour and black card


Hi everyone, hope you're having a good week! I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with a card using Mama Elephant Botanic Hello. I fell in love with this stamp the first time I saw it, and I had a feeling it would look great in a whole range of styles.

21.1.17

Less is More week 312 - New Beginnings


Hi LIMettes! Our challenge this week at Less is More, the clean and simple card making challenge blog, is to make cards with a theme of "new beginnings". I've got two cards for you today.

18.1.17

Owl birthday card using My Favorite Things


Hi everyone, I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with an owl birthday card using My Favorite Things. As soon as I saw the new set I'm Owl Yours, I had to have it! I'm always doodling owls, and these are so cute and will be perfect every time!

15.1.17

Hang in there, with My Favorite Things and Avery Elle


Hi everyone, just a quick post today to show my DT card for the Seven Hills Crafts sketch challenge. This is your week 3 (final) reminder to play along with us!

14.1.17

Less is More week 311 - one layer cards - Favourite Drink


Hi LIMettes, and welcome to a new challenge with Less is More, the clean and simple card making challenge blog. This week, we'd like you to make One Layer Cards (OLC) featuring your favourite drinks!

11.1.17

Winter birthday card with Concord & 9th

 

Hi everyone! I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with a winter birthday card. I don't know about you, but loads of my friends seem to have birthdays in January and February. I'm always busy card making at this time of year.

7.1.17

Less is More week 310 - Ombre


Hi LIMettes! I think you'll like this week's clean and simple card making challenge from Less is More. We're asking you to use ombre in your cards. There are so many ways of doing this - I can't wait to see what you come up with!

4.1.17

Interactive birthday card with Magical Unicorns

 

Hi everyone, I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with an interactive birthday card that would be suitable for approximately ages 9-12. 

31.12.16

Less is More week 309 - Dimension


Hi LIMettes, happy new year and welcome to the last Less is More clean and simple card making challenge of 2016! This time we're asking you to make cards that use dimension in some way. How will you interpret this? I can't wait to see your creations!

21.12.16

Fun Christmas Card with My Favorite Things Strike Up The Band


Hi everyone, I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today for their last post before the Christmas break. I needed one final card for a friend and their family, and I wanted it to feel really festive and fun. My Favorite Things Strike Up The Band is perfect for this!

17.12.16

Less is More weeks #307 and #308 - Children


Hi LIMettes, and welcome to another challenge with Less is More, the clean and simple card making blog! This challenge runs over two weeks as we know you'll have lots on over the Christmas season. This time, we're asking you to make cards with the theme of children.

14.12.16

10.12.16

Less is More week 306 - Outlines


Hi LIMettes, welcome to another card making challenge at Less is More, the clean and simple challenge blog! This week, we want you to make cards with a theme of "outlines". How you interpret that is up to you!

7.12.16

Emboss resist watercolour birthday card


Hi everyone, I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with an emboss resist watercolour card that I loved making! I needed a birthday card for a lady I recently met who went out of her way to give me brilliant customer service several times when I was having trouble with my car. How great are people like that?

3.12.16

Less is More week 304 - Primary Colours


Hi LIMettes, happy weekend! We've got a new clean and simple card making challenge for you over at Less is More. This week we'd like you to make cards featuring the primary colours of red, blue and yellow. You need to use at least one, but I think all three is more fun!

26.11.16

Less is More week 304 - Emboss Resist


Hi LIMettes, we've got a challenge this week at Less is More that I think a lot of you will love! We want you to make Clean and Simple cards using the emboss resist technique.

23.11.16

Quick and fun Christmas cards with matching envelopes


Hi everyone, I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with a completely different style of card to last week! This week I want to show you a really quick and easy design for batch making Christmas cards with fun matching envelopes.

19.11.16

Less is More week 303 - vintage cards


Hi LIMettes! New week, new card making challenge. This week at Less is More, we're asking you to make Clean and Simple cards with a vintage theme.

17.11.16

Hero Arts stepper Christmas card with Distress Ink sunset background


Hi everyone, I'm back again with another card that's up on the Seven Hills Crafts blog for the week 3 reminder to play along in their monthly challenge!

16.11.16

Z-fold festive Christmas card using My Favorite Things


Hi everyone! I'm over on the Seven Hills blog again today, and this week I've gone for something a bit more fancy that you might want to make for a special friend or family member.

12.11.16

Less is More week 302 - One Layer Cards inspired by books or literature


Hi LIMettes, we've got a fun challenge for you this week over at Less is More, the clean and simple card making challenge blog!

9.11.16

Clean and Simple shaker card for autumn or fall


Hi everyone, I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with a Clean and Simple shaker card for autumn or fall. 

5.11.16

Less is More week 301 - purple and gold


Hi LIMettes and welcome to another week with Less is More, the clean and simple challenge blog! This time, we'd like you to make cards featuring the colours purple and gold. I think this is a really versatile palette for different occasions so I'm looking forward to seeing your entries.