Thursday, July 5, 2012

Less is More plus a few

This weeks challenge at Less is More was an inspiration piece using the LIM logo header.  Not much to say about this one except that I think it turned out rather nice.  It's one of those cards that can work in different colors and still be pretty.  Plus its generic enough that a number of sentiments would work.  


Yesterday was the 4th of July holiday so I took the time to finish a few of the other LIM challenges that have been piling up on my craft table.  There are a few more left in the box that maybe I'll get to this weekend.  Maybe .... LOL

This first one didn't require any additional work yesterday, I didn't post it the week of the challenge because I wrecked it at the last minute.  I wanted to make the "Celebrate" stand out so I tried to outline it with a Going Gray marker.  I should have left it alone.  The challenge that week was to use Red, White and Blue.   

This next card was for the baby card challenge.  I didn't finish this one by the deadline.  :(

This last one was the Something Shinny challenge.  I think I actually submitted a card that week and this was a second one I was working on.  The JOY is cut out of the card stock and the shinny metal is behind it.  It's a very pretty card IRL but kind of hard to capture in a picture.

Thank you for stopping by - if anyone has a good joke please share.  I could use a good laugh about now.  I lost my diamond ring and it's depressing the hell out of me.  It was made from the diamonds that were in my old wedding set and I'm just sick over the loss.  :( 

 - Carole

Supplies: I'm Here For You  (SU Only)
Stamps: Elizabeth, Blooming With Kindness
Card Stock: Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Ink: Stazon; Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Markers
Acc: Pearls colored with Sharpie Marker

Supplies: Celebrate
Card Stock: Shimmery White, Pacific Point
Ink: Stazon; Pacific Point, Real Red and Going Gray markers
Acc: SU Postage Stamp and Multi heart punch; SU Dazzling Glitter; ribbon unknown

Supplies: JOY
Card Stock: Cardinal Red, Whisper White
Acc: Memory Box die, Spellbinders metal sheet (old); ribbon unknown

Supplies:  Sweet Baby  (SU Only)
Stamp:  Itty Bitty Banners, Baby carriage from really OLD SU set (I can't find the name of it but if I do I'll update the post)
Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon, Pixie Pink, Soft Sky
Markers: Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink, Pixie Pink, Lucky Limeade, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Going Gray, Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa
Acc: Ribbon, twine (Lucky Limeade), button; polka dot EF, Uniball white pen (for the dots on the pink layer);  Bitty Banners Framelits. 

PS - I just have to say, LOVE SUs framelits, I'm so happy they are finally jumping on the band wagon.  :)


  1. turned out rather nice??? it is gorgeous carole!! all the other cards are pretty fabby, too! the baby card is just adorable!!

  2. Gorgeous LIM card Carole, love everything about it.The other three cards look great too, well done. Oh my Carole!!! I really feel for you over losing that diamond ring.I once lost my sapphire and diamond engagement ring and spent hours combing long grass
    where I knew I had dropped it.......I found it too after several hours searching.I do hope you find it soon :( hugs Viv xx

  3. Hi Carole
    Fabulous LIM CARD... Love the baby card ..... You have been busy....
    Hugs sylvie xxxxx

  4. I love the black pearl spray on the first card! Very pretty and good for many occasions. The other cards are great too. Isn't it disappointing when you finish a card and find that the challenge has closed? That just happened to me. I'm glad you shared these cards anyway.

  5. What a group of wonderful cards and all so different. I love your take on the LIM challenge....I didn't think of that stamp and it is totally perfect!!

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  7. Fabulosu card Carole
    Love the elements, they work brilliantly
    I do hope you have now found your ring, do feel for you

    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. Love all your cards but the LIM card is a bit special. I really like the way you raised the central section. Lovely card.

  9. Hi Carole, Gorgeous cards my favourite is the Logo case, gorgeous! I'm sad you've lost your ring, how horrid:{ Hope you like this one.......

    A cat died and went to Heaven. God met her at the
    gates and said, "You have been a good cat all these years. Anything you
    want is yours for the asking."
    The cat thought for a minute and then said, "All my
    life I lived on a farm and slept on hard wooden floors. I would like a
    real fluffy pillow to sleep on."

    God said, "Say no more." Instantly the cat had a huge
    fluffy pillow.

    A few days later, six mice were killed in an accident
    and they all went to Heaven together. God met the mice at the gates with
    the same offer that He made to the cat.
    The mice said, "Well, we have had to run all of our
    lives: from cats, dogs, and even people with brooms! If we could just
    have some little roller skates, we would not have to run again."

    God answered, "It is done." All the mice had
    beautiful little roller skates.

    About a week later, God decided to check on the cat.
    He found her sound asleep on her fluffy pillow. God gently awakened the
    cat and asked, "Is everything okay? How have you been doing? Are you

    The cat replied, "Oh, it is WONDERFUL. I have never
    been so happy in my life. The pillow is so fluffy, and those little Meals
    on Wheels you have been sending over are delicious!"
    Made me smile, Happy Days to you, Gay xxx

    1. Fabulous Gay!! Thank you so much; that little joke did indeed make me laugh out loud.

      Hugs to you - Carole

    2. My sister sent it to me from Australia when she heard we had some mice come to visit :[ she thought it would cheer me up LOL She was right! I'm glad you thought it was fun too, hugs to you Gay xxx

  10. Wow you've been busy! All the cards are just fantastic, love them! I do hope your ring turns up soon xxx

  11. I love your first card! The colors and the layout are absolutely fantastic

  12. Oh Carole .. .. sorry to hear about your diamond ring! Have you found it? If not is there a chance you might find it?!?!?

    Loving all the cards you have posted here but my favourite just has to be the first one .. .. it is stunning. Gorgeous colours, layout, stamps and everything!!!

    Love Jules xx