Monday, 27 August 2012

3-2-1 with Less is More

Good afternoon!
With the summer nearly over and the children returning to school on Friday
it's time for me to get back to blogging!
I love the Less is More challenges and Make it Monday and although I tried to get time to play along this summer it just didn't happen but on Saturday I had a little free time and this is what I made.
The challenge for LIM this week is a recipe and I used 3 words - 2 animals - 1 ribbon.
The base card is 14x14cms tent fold and I layered a pink 11x11cms square on top.
The little elephant is cut with a Sizzix die from an Echo Park 'hello summer' paper pad.
I inked the edges with TH antique linen distress ink and added a black brad for her eye.
The word 'sorry' is an Elzybells stamp (unfortunately not available anymore) and the 'I forgot' is part of a Personal Impressions stamp which I inked with an SU marker.
The wee bird is cut from a sheet of paper from the EP pad.

 I layered the elephant and bird with foam pads and I added two pads on top of each other just under the ear to prop it up a bit higher. Then I glued a strip of ric rac ribbon just underneath to 'ground' them.
When I finished that card (and making the most of my 'free time'...)
I made one for a boy.
The base of this one is cream card and I layered Bazzill kraft card on top.
The elephant is cut from an Echo Park 'note to self' paper pad.
My recipe this time is 3 words - 2 doodled lines - 1 animal
By this stage I should have been back to my 'mum' duties but I had been asked to make a baby card and I thought these little elephants would be perfect!
The photo is not great and the card is already away so I can't retake it but you'll get the idea :)
It's for twins Edward and Ruby.
This time it's on a 7x5" white card blank and I printed the sentiment on the computer
using 'annie use your telescope' font.
The names are stamped using Elzybells alphabet stamps with versafine black ink.
I added clear dew drops to look like bubbles.
That's it for today!
 but I'm going to schedule more posts for this week.
I have been doing quite a bit of sewing over the summer
and have also been to classes to make some christmas projects .
Rather than mix the papercrafts and sewing on this blog, I've created a new blog just for sewing.....Richard is laughing....
he says if I can't keep up with one blog how will I manage two!
Well, I'll just have to prove him wrong won't I!  lol
My new blog is dillydoodle (if anyone is interested click here!)
Here's a wee peek of my latest project...
Thank you for coming to visit today :)
See you soon
Sarah xx


Doreen said...

These are gorgeous,love the images and wonderful

Margie said...

Oh, I just love your little elephants - in every colour! Good luck with the sewing blog.

sue - bearhouse said...

Awwww this is totally gorgeous Sarah. Those colourful elephants are adorable and I love the layout.
Hugs Sue

Chrissie said...

What a super set of cards, I really love those little elephants!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

mixamatoasties said...

These are fab Sarah. And exactly what I need to do! Have forgotten lots of birthdays recently *hangs head*

Susan x

Nicki [LittleTed] said...

Wow, I love these jazzy heffalumps!

Caught my eye on MiM, came for a closer look.

Nicki, x

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hop on over to DOING LIFE to stand a chance to win some lovely digi stamps. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

Anonymous said...

They are brilliant Sarah, love them!
Helen x

Victoria said...

These elephants are simply marvellous! They have such fun personalities. I really like the twins one.

Aileen said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the elephants. Off to have a peak at your new blog. x

Loz said...

Fantastic cards and colours Sarah. I spotted these on MIM..Loz

FeistyCrafter said...

Such cute elephants!! Love your cards !!

Cheryl said...

Oh gosh, these are so CUTE! I love the paper pieced elephants and your clean designs.

I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look.

Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!


Alyce said...

So cute!!! Those elephants are just adorable and I love the layout :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Boy could I use a ton of Sorry I forgot cards...I do that a lot LOL! Love the clean lines and fun cards! ♥ Sue Kment

Christine L said...

All GORGEOUS Sarah!! What a fab die!!

Christine x

Margaret said...

Oh Sarah these are all just gorgeous - love the little elepahnt!
Margaret x

Susan Martin said...

Saw you on MIM and WOW!!! This is adorable! I just LOVE the elements all in different patterned papers. They are perfect! I LOVE how you popped their ears.. really looks fantastic! These are just stunning!!!! I LOVE THEM!!!

Meadie said...

I just love these elephant cards - they are so cute, hugs x x

Elaine said...

Hi Sarah what fabulous cards I LOVE this little Elle he is so fab in all the different colours well done Hugs Elaine

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Hello Sarah. I spotted these Adorable cards on mIM..Faye

Pia S said...

These elephant cards are so lovely, Sarah! Great CAS style and lovely papers for these sweet elephants!

Diane said...

Love these cute cards! xx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love these!

Anonymous said...

These cards are super cute! I saw this on MIM and had to have a closer look! I just love the paper you have used and such a cute little elephant die cut! :) Hatty xxxx

Seafield Jo said...

Spotted these on MIM. They are gorgeous, such a cute elephant and a great choice of papers.

Jo x

Mandi said...

Fantastic cards
those elephants are too cute!

Thanks very much
"Less is More"

Quilltique Paradise said...

This iss soo damn cute~ I lov the colourful elephant and all the versions are so sweet esp that for the twins .heheh
Visiting through MIM.


Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
My entries are: #159, #162, #212 and #214.
I would love to have you visit my blog!

Happy Days said...

Spotted your card over at MIM, I'm glad I popped over, your cards are simply stunning. x