Thursday, 29 December 2011

Stepping out of my comfort zone here!

For some while I've been promising myself to enter the 'Less Is More' Challenge. But, being a Pixie who flings ribbons, glitter, flowers, papers, lace and such round with gay abandon it kinda scared me too much. However, yesterday I bit the bullet - twice 'cos the first attempt went in the bin:(

This is what I came up with for the current challenge, which is 'Just One Word':
After taking the photo I've had to put the card away for fear of wanting to do more to it when my teeth begin to itch!

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white linen card stock

- 'Fancy Heart' stamp by Stampcraft, another 'pre-loved' one - stamped using a Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy ink pad

- sentiment from the Layers of Colour 'Renaissance Hearts' stamp set - stamped using a Brilliance Starlite Black ink pad

- Josy Rose nail heads - tee, hee, I sneaked one onto the heart image too :)

So, for the first time, I'd like to enter a card into the Less is More Challenge - Week 47 - Just One Word. 

And you know what, it's growing on me! 



Chrissie said...

Before you know it CAS won't make your teeth itch at all!
Super card Di and welcome to "Less is More".
Thanks so much and see you next time.
"Less is More"

mamapez5 said...

Hi Di. You are so like me. About four times last year I said I would enter their next challenge but I never did. I love looking at the entries, but I am never satisfied with my efforts in this style. However you have made a beautiful card. It looks as though you have been making them forever. Well done. Kate x

Annie said...

I can see what you mean by it not being your norm Di but I do rather like it too. Have fun stepping out of your comfort zone from time to time....I think it does us all good now and then.
A x

Sarn said...

Good to step outside the comfort zone once in a while . . . you never know what results you'll get. This one is lovely.

I like the Less is More challenges.


Irene said...

Hello Di

Your card is just gorgeous, I love the colours and design. Well done for stepping out of your comfort zone.

Can't wait to see more.


Maribel said...

I love the card. To me you're like me hard to show what I do because I see things as beautiful, but not always so bad. Right?. I hope to see it often here.

Kathleen said...

Well done on taking the plunge, love the heart stamp and the card is just spot on.
Have done my entry this morning and funny enough it has hearts on too, made after reading a followers blog who say she has some exciting news to announce later so I have presumed what it may be, but I could be wrong.
Coke eh! mmmm.

Kath x

Mandi said...

Terrific card Di, did lol at your teeth itching ha ha
Thank you very much, season's greetings
"Less is More"

Anonymous said...

Another lovely one Di, and I hope you make more, it's good to do something different once in a while.


M said...

Gorgeous, I love the heart image. M x

Anonymous said...

Love it!!!! Well done for leaving it alone too!! xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Di, Wow so pleased you took the plunge to do a LIM card ..........see they are not that hard to do after all and now you have done this one you can do more so please don't hide it bring it out in the open to show you how easy it was even though you put the 1st one in the bin!! l did that too when l first starting making them you will learn to love doing them and they will prove to be a lot easier each time you do another..........have a fantastic new year:) Sandra H

Laura said...

Stunning Di, really simplistic but classy!
I took your advice and looked at the cuttlebug link you sent me, I had a big surprise under the tree when I came home though and have been bought a sizzix big shot! May need your help though... check my blog ;)
Laura x

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous I love the heart xx Jan

Mrs A. said...

Simples!!!!!! Hugs Mrs A.

Sally H said...

Step away from the card! It is perfect as it is! Well done on a fabulous CAS card x

Karen said...

Well done Di it's perfect and from one bling, embellishment, glitter, lace and ribbon fairy be warned that it's also addictive! Karen x

Jenni's Jems said...

This is gorgeous and just love that stamp! x

AmethystCat said...

love the card! it's wonderful

Renee said...

Beautiful and elegant!

GinaA said...

This is a fabulous card, luv the heart image. Happy New Year.