15 February 2011

Less is More and my Treat..

Hi folks blooming cold here on the North East coast UK..
I've just returned from the Optician's with some new lenses
they're gonna take some getting used too..always do don't they??
I have an entry for the "Less is More chall wk2"
This wk the girls want us to have a One layer card with the theme of
 Flower or Tree, check the chall blog for more info..
Well to be truthful this 1st I made was to quick felt like cheating
but I,ll show you the piccy all the same..

Stamp is from Dawn Bibby set from way back when..
used Markers to colour the leaves & small flowers,
sentiment made up & printed with comp..

As I thought this wasn't good enough I made another, this
time a bit more work..the digi image is from Ruth at
"A Passion for Stamps" I love this Rose & so versatile..
Coloured with Prismas & again used the comp to print a sentiment
think it needs ribbon or something???

And now for my treat.... Look what got delivered today..

Yep treat meself to the 2 sets of MS punches from QVC bargain prices...
One set is called B/fly the other is Swirl..must make some room on the shelf now..LOL

some more challs for me card..

Totally PaperCrafts cha53  Clean & simple
Saturday chall.#121..  A Stamped Flower(or digi)

Thanks for dropping by today..

Hugs to All Christine xx


Chrissie said...

Hi Christine,
Great to see you taking part in another of our challenges, I like both of these cards but I think if I had to choose I would go for the first one. The image is a little more vibrant and I think I prefer the font too! Super stuff!
See you next week!
"Less is More"

Jane said...

Beautiful cards, I hope spring isn't to far away

annies place said...

Love the simple effect, fab lot of punches I too had mine delivered today, the bird set though.
Ann x

Sue said...

Hi hun
two fabulous cards, i really look forward to me lesson on sat! lol, oh lovely new punches hun, happy playing, sue,x

Kellylouj said...

Two lovely cards but I prefer the first too for a C&S card x

Lee said...

lovely cards beautifully coloured as always.Love those punches, happy playing.xxx

Lisa Jane said...

2 Beautiful cards .. i cant choose my favourite .
And wow those punches look fab
Lisa ;)

Gibmiss said...

Two gorgeous cards ...both stunners

Mandi said...

Two great cards Christine
You have positioned everything perfectly!
CAS cards aren't cheating, as we have said it can take as much, if not more, time to get them right, cos if they are wrong they are so wrong!! lol

Thanks for playing along again, we appreciate all your efforts
"Less is More"

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards Christine, I love them both.xxx

pinky said...

Christine they are both gorgeous, I am really loving these cas cards:) Well done on treating yourself, gorgeous selection of punches.

Ruth said...

Hi Christine, hope all is well with you.Sorry I haven't been around for a while but I'm glad I took time to visit you today. Your cards are both gorgeous and I'm so glad to see you are still enjoying my "Roses", Ruth x

Kathleen said...

Two gorgeous cards and fabbie punches.

Kathleen said...

Two gorgeous cards and fabbie punches.

faitha said...

Gorgeous cards, I think I like the first one more as it is an unusual design and so pretty. I agree with you this style of card seems like cheating :) but love them.

downrightcrafty said...

oh gorgeous creation so pretty, thank you for sharing with us at the SCSC this week
Hugs Kate xx

Katalytic said...

Yes darned cold on the NE coast, wishing you warm card making. Very beautiful

Teresa said...

A gorgeous card and WOW!!! who's a lucky girl then, my goodness it must feel like christmas! Enjoy yourself. Hugs Teresa xx

Lynne said...

2 fabulous cards. If I had to choose I would go with the first one but they are both gorgeous.
Lynne xxx

Christine L said...

Both beautiful cards Christine... you've really mastered the CAS technique! Think I'll have a go today too.... I'm getting a bit lost in 'fussy' cards!
Christine x

coops said...

stunning cas cards christine.both fabulous images, i do love the roses they are beautiful :D
have fun using your new punches :D

xx coops xx

Jackie said...

Both are beautiful clean and simple cards and do not need any ribbon, or any other embellishments at all :o)
Jackie xx

Aileen said...

I like the top card best. It's very pretty.

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous simple cards and they look stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Hev said...

Hiya Christine
I love both your cards and I don't think the second one needs any ribbon, it's gorgeous just as it is. And as for your treat, I'm so envious, I wanted the swirl set but have had too many birthdays and celebrations over the last month that I have to wait until pay day (booohooo). Enjoy, can't wait to see what you create with them.
Luv Hev xx

Sarpreet said...

hi there, this is really gorgeous

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card! I love the clean design of both.

Susan said...

Gorgeous card...great coloring...and I'm drooling over your new punches!! LOL!

Anne said...

Hi Christine

Lovely new stash and beautiful C&S stamps.

Thanks for the embossing folder link, really helpful:)


Vicky said...

Just so elegant Christine and I love the CAS look :o)

have fun with your new stash hun!

thank you for joining us at totally papercrafts and good luck!!

hugs Vicky xx