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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Less is More Challenge - 2 April 2011


Well it's a few weeks since I had time to play with the Less is More Challenge.  It's amazing how things can change with crafters as on a Saturday I would never have imagined it would be one of the first challenges I looked at.  That's no disrespect to Chrissie and Mandi but more in the fact that I could never do "less is more" cards and love my embellishments be it flowers, gems, ribbon etc.  This weeks' topic at the Less is More Challenge is a "touch of red".

Last year when I went to a friend's house we spent some time stamping out some images for me to use for my cards that I make for charity.  Unfortunately, I am unable to tell you the make of this stamped image.  Isn't she just gorgeous though?  I would have loved to be around to wear hats like that.  I have mounted the image on some red mirri card for both cards and elevated on foam pads.  One card is finished off with a Happy Birthday sentiment and three black squares of peel-off waste and the second card is finished off with a "To a Special Friend" sentiment and four squares of peel-off waste.  Both cards I have used the technique of using masking tape to transfer the peel-offs to ensure they stay in a straight line as no matter how I try I can sometimes get it wonky.  Both of these cards I shall drop off with another batch to my local Marie Curie Shop next week and they can sell them for the Docrafts Craft for Life Appeal.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Sir Stampalot - Ladies and fashion
Simon Says Stamp and Show - A hat
Catch the Bug - Anything goes

Update:  Thanks to Sandra and Sue for letting me know that this gorgeous lady is made by Rubber Romance.  Thanks for letting me know.

31 comments:

Mandi said...

Stunning card Kym
I think I recognise this make
But it wnt come to mind atm

Great to see you
mandi
"Less is more"

Dan said...

Great card, love the bold monochrome look! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Chrissie said...

That really is a great image and the cards are super!
Have a lovely week.
Chrissie
"Less is more"

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! love that image. Fabulous cards. Lx

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

This is one of my favorite stamps! She lends a touch of class to any card, and certainly to yours too!

P.S. My gal is unmounted red rubber, so I have the same issue as you. But I think this is a classic Man Ray image so lots of companies catalog it. I could be wrong though... To view my creation check out my StampTV page http://stamptv.ning.com/photo/stvsksp10-7?context=user

Carol said...

A fab card Kym. I'm like you and like to use lots of embellishments on my cards but I could get used to this style! Carol x

brenda said...

I've got that stamp as well Kym, but all it tells me is that it's called 'Sophia', there is nothing on the packing to give the make, which is really odd.

Love the clean clear lines of your card though, she lends herself to this style perfectly.
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

B x

There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

brenda said...

It might have been a good idea if I had changed my hat before the last comment and thanked you for joining in at Stampalot this month .

B x

Candy C said...

Hi Kym! I love your card! The image is amazing...the bit HAT is perfect for our challenge! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Pooh Bear said...

Fab cards love them

ali x

Kathyk said...

FAB-U-LOUS Dahlink!

Kathyk

Tammy said...

Beautiful cards and fantastic image! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!
Tammy :)

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Great card Kym.

The stamp is by Rubber Romance and in UK you can buy her from Horseshoe Crafts (who will be at Ally Pally). I'm not affiliated to them in any way . . . just trying to be helpful!

Hugs, Sandra

Monica said...

Very stylish card...

xxx Monica

Shaz said...

Beautiful card, i just love the image. x

Angelnorth said...

Great bold stamped image, perfect for the simple treatment!

Jan said...

Lovely cards xx Jan

Lynne said...

Super card and a wonderful image. I could never wear a hat like that, my face just doesn`t suit a hat LOL.
Lynne xxx

Faith A said...

Super cards, love the 50's lady

pinky said...

Wow they are beautiful Kym, love that image, makes a really stylish card. Hope you are keeping well:) Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Sally H said...

very classy! I love that stamp and your CAS style. Thanks for joining us at sir stampalot and good luck!

Susan said...

Kym, I do love that image...makes a beautiful card!

Princess4Wiz said...

Stunning image and card. I love hats and would love one like this! xxx

sgc said...

I, too, have that Rubber Romance image. You did a great job with the CAS style. Thanks for playing along in the Bugaboo Challenge.

Melissa S. said...

I love the image and you did a wonderful job with the less is more challenge. I would love to wear hats also. They can be so sexy and fashionable. Thank You for joining us at Bugaboo this week.

Sue said...

Hi Kym. I've just spotted your card and realised I've used the same one for my card. It's such a beautiful image, so stylish and your cards are lovely. Sue.x

pickle said...

very stylish x

dutchstamptramp said...

Love the stamp you used and the small touch of the red background

Francesca said...

Wonderful card

Thanks for joining us for our women and fashion Challenge at Sir Stamplot challenge this month and good luck!
Hugs
Francesca

JeNjOy said...

Beautiful cards.
jenjoy x