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:

  1. Hi just popped over from LiM..Lovely card x

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

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

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

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

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  6. 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!).

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  7. Love the design - a gorgeous card. Lynn x

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

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

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

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  11. 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

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  12. Stunning card, love the colours,
    hugs Tamara

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

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

    Anne

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

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  16. 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

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

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

    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  26. Viv, this is so eye catching, gorgeous card.

    Thanks for playing along with our Get Krafty challenge.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Southern Girls DT

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  27. Absolutely love your gorgeous card.
    luv
    Debby

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

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

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  30. What a fabulous card Viv, just love it

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  31. Absolutely LOVE this card. Great neutrals and fab design xxx

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

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

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  34. Gorgeous card... very pretty
    Suzi B :)

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  35. 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"

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

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  37. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  43. 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

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