Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Less Is More - Week 207, NBUS #3 and Uniko Studios

The current theme over at Less Is More is 'Friends'. Loads of options there and such fun thinking what to make/use. Shame on me, I eventually found a LOTV stamp set languishing in a folder - having never been used,  despite me having it for absolutely ages:
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- image and sentiment are from the LOTV 'Watering Can' set, stamped in Memento 'Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Pro Markers (ages since I played with these)

- the image was then die cut using a Spellbinders Labels One die, which I then ran an embossing tool round rather than dig out the embossing mat

- then drew round the same die onto SU 'Smoky Slate' card stock and trimmed it to make a mat to fit behind the image

- used Collall All Purpose Glue for the layering and to glue the assembled topper to the card - it's just got that edge for a bit of manoeuvrability :)

As it's the first time I used the stamp set, this card is also a third entry into Darnell's NBUS #3 (Never Been Used Schtuff) challenge - it's been very busy over there and you have a little bit of time still to play. The challenge closes at noon Pacific Time on Thursday 22nd January - plus there are $25 gift cards to be won from the ever-generous Darnell.
 
And, as suggested by Sarah, I'm also linking this into the latest Uniko Challenge which is 'Love and Friendship'.

Di 
x

33 comments:

Liz said...

What a great sentiment and the image is so cute. Lovely CAS card. xx

Mrs A. said...

Cute as cute can be. I tried using a pot of Collall the other day and was pleasantly surprised at just how easy it was to manoover. Hugs Mrs A.

Greta said...

Such a darling card, Di!

vinita jain said...

Stinking cute, love the image with a lovely sentiment!

Sarah said...

Sweet card Di, such pretty colours too. xx

Pippa said...

Cute card Di x

Sid said...

Di, I love your LIM card !!

Jane Willis said...

So cute - and so much to it, without stopping it from being CAS! Gorgeous

Kath said...

A lovely cute card Di, the image and sentiment are perfect!
Kath x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A totally gorgeous image and sentiment Di and love the cuteness too.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
You might also like to link up at Uniko Studio where the challenge theme is Love & Friendship.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Debs Willis said...

This is such a cute image, love the way you've used it. And your 'New Beginnings' card was adorable!
Having a wander thru blog land on a day off. Still in pj's at 10 am - woo hoo!
Hugs
Debs xx

SARN said...

Aww . . .cute . . . and you've used one my all-time fave dies!

Happy Tuesday xxx

Pat said...

A cute card with a lovely sentiment Di and the shaped layers work beautifully! x

kanda said...

Such a sweet card Di. Fabulous CAS design and lovely sentiment xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Awww thanks Di for popping in at Uniko Studios too.
Your gorgeous card deserves to shine over there too.
Sarah x

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Sweet card. Love the sentiment.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such a very sweet! Great job on how you made the layers.
I love all these challenges I am seeing. They are very motivating. Now if I only had a clone to sit here at work think of how much playing I could get done!

Sue said...

What a gorgeous card Di I love this LOTV stamp huggles Sue xxx

Sandra H said...

So pretty Di is your card x

Jacee said...

So sweet, a really lovely card Diane
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Brenda said...

Awww, this is a really cute card Di! I love that sentiment and I love the image. You colored it up so cute and I love the SB you used as your mats. Hugs, Brenda

Elizabeth said...

Super card, Di. I just love that stamp and the greeting is the perfect one for it too. Nice colouring job. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Kathleen said...

Great image and a super card, great choice of colours and die.
I did get the banner image onto my post but when I went to preview (which I don't normally do) the banner had disappeared. I did it time and time again and always the same so decided to try just posting it and it disappeared again, I did plenty of saving during the post so goodness knows what was going on but a few commenters say they are having trouble with blogger one way or another.

Kath x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Di this is a gorgeous card I do like that stamp. Hugs Jackie

Anne said...

What a cutie Di! At least now it has seen ink lol!
Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Less is More
Anne
Less is More

Juls said...

Gorgeous, cute image & I love the soft pastel colours xx

Gillian R said...

This is so cute Di, perfectly coloured. Thank you so much for joining in with the Uniko Challenge and thank you for the baby congratulations. Will make sure I post some pics some baby arrives

Beverley said...

Beautiful :) Such a cheery CAS card for a dull day here in the UK. Thanks SO much for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x

LesleyG said...

too cute! xxx

Brenda in IN said...

This is a cute image and you made a fun card with it. I love all the seed packets and the seeds scattered about. It's always great to send a just because card to a friend.

Bonnie said...

Awwwwh! Love that little bird perched on the pink watering can! Looks like spring is around the corner!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so sweet, Di! What a great card for a friend! Sorry that it has taken me so long to get to you in my NBUS gallery. Thank you so much for entering all three times and for your kind words of friendship and promotion! You epitomize your own card!! I hope your eye is all better by now! Love and hugs, Darnell

Chrissie said...

Di, this is just SO cute and what a great sentiment!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"