Friday, 4 November 2016

Celebrating 300 Weeks!

Hello folks!

A clean and simple card for Less is More which is celebrating a whopping 300 challenges - the theme this week is 'celebration:'

Why do clean and simple cards take me so long? It took about 5 minutes to blend up a background with some distress inks, perhaps another few minutes to add the snowflakes in embossing powder and Versamark. And then it kind of stopped there. Should I have the whole panel covered in the snow scene (no, too busy), should I have a panel at the base, partially covering the pattern (the pattern at the top overpowered the bottom), should I have curved edges, straight edges, should the panels be white or navy...the list of questions went on....

Anyway,  it didn't look 'clean' enough for Less is More so I ended up using a couple of curved panels using some Lawn Fawn dies to clean it up a bit. I'm happy now!

Thanks for taking a look!

Claire x


  1. I think you've got this perfect. It's beautifully CAS, and I love that you made your own "designer paper" for the middle which looks fantastic! A super design, really clean and crisp. Thanks so much for joining in with our 300th challenge at Less is More :)

  2. This is eye-catching, elegant, and CAS-fantastic Helen! I could do with some quick and easy 5 minute card makes right now ... not enough hours in the day! Thanks so much for playing along with us in our 300th challenge at Less is More this week.

  3. Your background looks fantastic, Claire. What a great effect, and I think blue and white are so fresh. It was worth persevering with your layout, this works so well, love it!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  4. It was worth the 'wondering'. Your card is just perfect and absolutely gorgeous! xxx

  5. You had me nodding at all the wondering you did, Claire ... I do the same thing ... and it takes me ages! Well, yours was all worth it ... the frosty, snowy panel looks fantastic with the white stitched panels ... adds to the fab sense of movement of those lovely swirly snowflakes! Hugs, Anita :)

  6. Your card is brilliant, Claire! I thought that was DSP you had used, so well done making your own! The design ended up to be perfect and worthy of the win at LIM!! Hugs, Darnell


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