Sunday 13 March 2016

Chalkboard Greetings

Hello bloggers!

Not much time for card making this week as it's been a double birthday celebration for me and my eldest son. 

I did find time to squeeze in a couple of cards this weekend though - the first for Mojo Monday, for which I was in a patterned paper kind of mood:  

And Casology where the cue word is 'laugh',  combined with Less is More where there is a one layer challenge focusing on a sentiment:

I thought the Casology cue word was particularly hard this week - funny stamps are hard to find (gap in the market there perhaps?) and there aren't any in my stash. In the end I went for one of Whimsy Stamp's chalkboard sentiments and I replaced the 'o' with a little enamel heart. (In case you're getting a sense of deja vu, I used one in last week's Casology card too.) I think this sentiment is good advice for someone getting married so I'll probably use it for a wedding card - shame there isn't 'drink lots of wine' on it too!

Thanks for calling by, enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Claire x


  1. Hi Claire! 2 fabulous cards! Lovely clean layers and a beautiful bold white on black ! So well executed as always! I love the tiny pop of red. Just perfect!
    Thanks for joining Casology ♥

  2. Claire - I love these cards! And having headed over here from LIM, I especially love your second card. It's so eye catching and stylish with its black base, and the detail of the enamel heart just finishes it off perfectly. Great entry!

  3. Two fab and very different cards, good luck with your challenges


  4. very elegant and cas and lovely sentiment!

  5. Oh Claire! Your black card is superbly elegant and stylish. That red heart really pops. Beautiful crisp stamping. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Less is More.
    Sharon xx

  6. I completely adore your black card! :) Its just perfect, down to the heart that ties in the entire card!

  7. Beautiful take on both of the challenges!! The colors you selected in your first card are so soothing! Whoever receives this card will FEEL loved! : )


  8. Love both of these Claire! Your little chalkboard sentiment looks fantastic and your CASology card is perfectly CAS but fancy too!! Happy belated birthday wishes!

  9. Beautiful cards! The black one just jumps off the screen - so striking! Happy birthday to you and your son.

  10. Just love your second card Claire... the sentiment looks so dramatic against the dark backdrop! Love it!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is more"

  11. This is a lovely card for a wedding, should be framed and hung on the wall. I like the layering of paper on your other card too.

  12. I love your mix of patterns on the first card - I wouldn't know where to begin to do that so taking note! and pinning for further inspiration. Love your LIM card, so effective.

  13. Lovely colour and pattern combo on yor first card, Claire ... and that second one ... wow ... dramatic, bold, stunning ... and so perfect! Love! Hugs, Anita :)

  14. Oh, wow, Claire what a striking and effective one layer - awesome card!
    Thank you so much for joining us at "Less is More" this week
    "Less is More"

  15. Congratulations at being showcased at LIM two stunning cards but the black one is breathtaking a very deserved winner.


  16. Hi, Claire! Congrats on being showCASed at the Less is More site this week. Bold card and sentiment with lots of "white" space! Well done!

  17. Hi, Claire! Congrats on being showCASed at the Less is More site this week. Bold card and sentiment with lots of "white" space! Well done!

  18. These cards are so rich and striking, Claire, especially your LIM card! I'm so tickled to see you being SHOWCASED at LIM!! Happy Easter!! Hugs, Darnell

  19. Congrats for Showcase at Less Is More
    your card with black paper is so clever and elegant
    I adore how you combine that two colors and so feminin too with that placement of red heart
    adorable and not manly cause for me black card must be for manly card hehehe (SMILE)
    may I ask you sweety which stamp company is it
    I want to buy this and you did not mentioned it on your post
    many many thanks for a small reply to monik1973 at yahoo dot com that is my mail addy
    hugs from Munich-Germany


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