Sunday, 3 February 2013

Kraft and Cream

It's amazing how quick the time goes by - this week is the second birthday of Less Is More - doesn't seem 2 years that I have been trying to improve at making CAS and one layer cards! (Sometimes it feels like 10!!! LOL)
So Happy Birthday LIM!
This week's challenge is Kraft and Cream (and NOT one layer - wooo hoo!!LOL)

I took the opportunity to use up some pieces of kraft left over from Christmas which were in the 'odds and sods' pack.

Just cut them into four equal sized squares, stamped a variety of backgrounds in Versafine Sepia, distressed the edges a bit, inked them with Tea Dye DI and matted onto some small pieces of brown card.

The flower stem is a Memory Box die I cut out two, one in brown card and one in kraft. Used the brown one as the focal point and cut odd bits off the kraft one!

Two pearls glued into the flower centres. 

Wrapped a bit of string round the bottom square and put the flower stem through it.
Finished with a 'thanks' sentiment. 
For a change, I am reasonably happy with this one!

And - as it uses up my scraps am off to the playground to join in Pixie's Crafty Snippets this week again too!
Other Challenges -
Hotshot Crafts - Clean and Simple
Southern Girls - Get Krafty 
Creative Moments - Neutral colours

Dark and dismal day here - hope you have sunshine in your life wherever you are even if the skies are grey! x




46 comments:

Sue said...

Hi just popped over from LiM..Lovely card x

Di said...

Wow Viv - this really is STUNNING! Let's see if I can link for you into the Playground. Hugs, Di xx

Di said...

All done - you can come back down from the naughty step now - giggling here :)) Hugs, Di xx

Fiona said...

Terrific card Viv, made all the better because you used scraps which work brilliantly. Love the die cut flowers too, so pretty.

Desire Fourie said...

Viv this is just gorgeous. Love how you have used the squares in the background.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Anna said...

very pretty, love the use of squares of scrap. Its always nice to use the left overs (bit like collage boxes when the kids were small, you never know what you might find or how it might get used!).

Lynn said...

Love the design - a gorgeous card. Lynn x

Suze Bain said...

A super card Viv, love the stamped squares and how you've tied on the little posy of flowers. xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is stunning Viv love the layout of your card and the colours
jacqui x

Lizy Bartaby said...

Oh Viv this is just stunning!!! I live all the detail and yet it is still so CAS!
Lizy x

Paper Junkie said...

I love all things kraft - it's so calming somehow and this is a lovely example. Thanks Viv. No sun here today but dry at least - yesterday was glorious. Dog still needs walking regardless...X

craftysue49 said...

Wonderful Viv x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Stunning card, love the colours,
hugs Tamara

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is fab, Viv! I love the design so much and the distressed edging on your perfect squares is genius!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a stunning card Viv love your layout....

Anne

Elaine said...

Love what you've done with the squares and great idea to join them together with the flower - lovely!

Jules said...

Hi Viv

This is amazing!

What a fabulous look.

So many more dies I need .. .. sigh!!!

Hope you have had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous card.... Love it .... Your cards are amazing.....
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

Chrissie said...

This is great Viv, what terrific little panels! Super card.

Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Aileen said...

Very pretty Viv. Love your arrangement of tiles and your sprig of flowers. x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour tones and design.
Yvonne x

Susan said...

What a cool card! LOVE the die cut flowers...they look like they're growing out of the bottom square...Fab card!

Jenni's Jems said...

Can see why your happy with this it is fab! x

Monica said...

Oh Viv, this could be wall decor... it is so calming and beautiful. Super layout.

Jackie said...

I love this stunning card, the colour combo is perfect :o)
Jackie xx

Susan Flynn said...

Lovely card Viv love the design with the different stamps on the blocks! x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Viv, this is so eye catching, gorgeous card.

Thanks for playing along with our Get Krafty challenge.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz
Southern Girls DT

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A gorgeous CAS card Viv. The design is soooo classy - LOVE the beautiful flower spray.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Anonymous said...

"Reasonably happy!" I don't know what it would take to make you ecstatic, but this is fabulous!

Hugs
Brenda

Gillian said...

What a fabulous card Viv, just love it

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Absolutely LOVE this card. Great neutrals and fab design xxx

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, viv... the little squares are fantastic and look fab with the die cut flowers!

Stephanie Eaken said...

What a fabulous card! I love the classic design. Thanks for playing along with us at SGC!

Suzi B said...

Gorgeous card... very pretty
Suzi B :)

Linby said...

Fantastic layout.
Linbyx

Jen said...

viv this is stunning

Sorry for the late visit this week... Thanks for joining us for the 2nd birthday celebrations!
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Viv, I love your design and the patterned panels are fabulous :)

Vicky Hayes said...

This is gorgeous and unusual Viv. I love those tiles! We have been having sunshine but it's bitterly cold so I'm still hibernating! Vicky x

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

lovely thanks for joining us at creative moments and good luck emma xx

lin_ka1 said...

Piękna karta. Zachwyciła mnie kompozycja i dobór papierów. Kartka idealna na urodziny LiM
Pozdrawiam
lin_ka1

Sue said...

Very pretty card, Viv. Love how you used the squares and diecut. Sue x

Kim Hall said...

Wow this is stunning I just love those different stamped boxes.

Lee said...

Beautiful in every way.x

Viv said...

Gorgeous card Viv, sorry late commenting this week! :) Viv xx

Claudia said...

Wow, Viv, this is just wow, I am speechless. Great! Unfortunately I don't have much free time at the moment, so crafting is rare...

Thanks also for your lovely comments on my blog.

Hugs Claudia