Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Less Is More - Kraft and Kreme

It's been a couple of weeks since I joined in over at Less Is More - shame on me. Happy 2nd Birthday to Chrissie, Mandi and Jen!!

As soon as I spotted this week's challenge - 'Kraft and Kreme' - I had an idea, instead of mulling possibilities over for days on end and then missing the deadline:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square Kraft card stock

- a strip of cream card from the snippets folder, stamped with a sentiment  from SU's 'Wonderful Words' set, using Memento 'Toffee Crunch'. I'm sure I bought 'Wonderful Words' as a pre-loved SU set a while ago (sounds better than second-hand) and I love it

- double embossed lines above and below the sentiment - which don't show up in the photo of course:(

- two hearts die cut using the Cuttlebug 'Concentric Hearts' die set - same as Liz won on Saturday in the Playground. The hearts were then stamped all over using Memento 'Toffee Crunch' and an 'inchie' stamp from Inkadinkado's inchies 'Flourishes' set - did the stamping after the cutting to have a fighting chance of not having huge gaps :)

- then ran the hearts through the Xyron, cut a little slit in one and looped them together before sticking onto the card - many thanks to Kath for showing this on a card she made for the Playground a few weeks ago

Hope your week is going well!



scrappymo! said...

Love it...I am a huge fan of Kraft...the fabulous sentiment and those wonderful intertwined hearts are all this card needs!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Di. I just love those hearts but I'm wondering if I could do something similar with the dies I acquired recently ... will have to investigate :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Bonnie said...

Ooh, I love these entwined hearts! I love the way you've stamped them! And I have one of those pre-loved sets of words too.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

oo clever use of those dies - Di :D

love em! Shaz in oz.x

Darnell said...

Ooooh, this is CASilicious, Di! I love how you stamped the hugging hearts!!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Wauuu, so elegant and stunning.
Love the hearts and tekst love.
Hugs my friend

Jules said...

Hi Di

My kind of card!!!

I love it!!

The kraft and cream look great together.

Have a great day.

Love Jules xx

Kath said...

Fab card Di - I love the sentiment stamp you have used. Thank you for the link back to my blog.
Kath x

Gillian R said...

Really beautiful Di

tilly said...

love this very simple card, it looks so classy

Jen Nelson said...

di i love this!!

Thanks for joining us for the 2nd birthday celebrations!
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Sandra H said...

Hi Di, Oh this is lovely So Elegant l do like kraft card its so effective and your is a stunner x

Sarn said...

This card is AWESOME in its CAS-ness and beauty. A definite case of Less being More!

Sarn xxx

Carol Willis said...

Beautiful, simple and elegant. Love this Di.
Caz x

Vicky Hayes said...

This is just wonderfully CAS Di! I love the linked patterned hearts and the triangular shape they make with the sentiment strip. Love these flourishy-style sentiments too. Vicky x

Tracy @ Cardmaker's Delights said...

Beautiful, classy, elegant! Sometimes the simplest of designs work the best Di, very well done. Hugs, Tracy x

Hettie said...

Ooooo! So pwetty Miss! Simple and delicate and lovely all at the same time! Clever you!

Mrs A. said...

Like this one Miss. Methinks I need to raid me penny pot as this die seems to have a lot of potential. Hugs Mrs A.
p.s. The Doc is off again (sorting out the needy), the wind wos howling like a banshee and I wos reading a ghooooostie story last night. Say no more.

Irene said...


What a gorgeous card a simple design but stunning. Those heart dies are brilliant and so versatile.

My SU punch is the teeny tiny label one, not had a chance to play as yet. Thought you would get hooked with the Stickaroos.


Linby said...

Perfect - love it.

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, Thanks for the lovely comment on my butterfly cards - it's much appreciated.

As is the offer of the cutting channels. However, although it is a Woodware trimmer, I think we must have the same model ... the T-200 model measuring over 12" long too.

I only have two cutting blades, straight and much neglected deckle edged. I also have a Provo-craft trimmer which was thrown in with the Cuttlebug and I do have several blades for that - and, shamefully, only the straight has been used.

My thumb was a purple throbbing digit for a while - not a pretty sight :)

Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Liz said...

Definitely my sort of card and really looking forward to using this die.

Kathleen said...

Well I am exhausted, last but not least of my commenting tonight and it seems to have taken me an age and I have eaten my way through a large bag of Tangy Cheese Doritos, which I was only going to have a tasting. Maybe I should drop a hint on this idea while commenting to certain challenges, looks like we will be in detention together now.
Ok back to the reason for this visit, fantastic design and love everything about it,those heart are fabulous. BUT so sorry to everyone but I don't like kraft card, it doesn't do anything for me at all, reminds me of the old brown paper bags when I was a kid.

Chrissie said...

Simple and super Di!
Thanks so very much
"Less is More"

MaryH said...

Most simple, most elegant...VERY pretty. Clean & chic. Love the entire card. TFS

Linda said...

Love this card Di, so simple but very elegant. xx

Planetsusie said...

I'm catching up once again on my blogging Di - and this one really caught my eye! I love the simplicity sooo much. This is beautiful.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful 'less is more' card, love the hearts (I use my Concentric Heart set a lot over the Valentines season:O)!