Friday 3 October 2014

Less is More and a Thank You

First of all, a huge Thank You to everyone who commented and emailed about the Playground and my struggle to keep on top of it. Never one to make a snap decision, I'm still thinking about the way forward and how to make things easier without losing the essence of the Playground but you gave me some real food for thought. Watch this space.

By the way, I realised late yesterday that I still have to scrape off a mid-wall wallpaper border before work begins - so let's see how that goes, but I might end up making this week's challenge run for two weeks. I hope not so am going to be up at the crack of sparrows scraping away!

Anyhow, this card is for all of you lovely peeps - and the current Less Is More challenge which is 'Mostly Words':
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- more of the same white card which was stamped using a stamp from SU's 'Work of Art' set three times, using SU ink pads (Old Olive, Wild Wasabi and Certainly Celery)

- the sentiment is also made by SU, called 'Watercolour Thank You', stamped using SU's 'Mossy Meadow' ink pad

- then I just trimmed down the image and a snippet of SU's 'Mossy Meadow' before layering them onto the card - simples :)

Did anyone notice I went for almost my least favourite choice of colours for a change? Greens :)

The fabulous SU 'Work of Art' stamp set was a Birthday gift from a very special friend - I love it!

Thank you again!



  1. I like the green colors - they make one fantastic card! Good luck with removing that wall border! After removing a ceiling border from this room 20 years ago, I vowed I'd only use paint on my walls from that day forward! It took us the better part of a week and an extreme amount of softening solvents to get the job done! I think the border was coated with gorilla glue or something!! LOL

  2. Love this card and The Doc would too cos he luvs green.
    Dun mention borders. Once on they are there for life. Nearly gave up the ghost when we had the lounge redecorated. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. That paint smear stamp is really cool. I love how clean and simple you kept it. And you did a great job using your least favorite colors. Fabulous card.

  4. Mmmmmm this is nice - will be buying that stamp set methinks!

  5. great card Di, i like the background stamp

  6. That is a great stamp set for this style of LIM card - very effective. Good luck with the wallpaper scraping. Please don't stress about the playground - I'm sure we all understand that sometimes life just gets in the way!!

  7. Love your card, want those stamps. Karen x

  8. FABULOUS inky CAS card there Di. LOVE IT. Well done for getting out of your comfort zone with the colour green!

    Hope the wallpaper border comes off with ease!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  9. Wow that stamp looks fab! I like to use different colours I don't use much too always nice for a change! Really lovely card Di!x

  10. LOVE this!

    I hope the renovations go well, and you get it all done before the weather turns. Crossed fingers for you.
    Rosey x

  11. Your least favourite colour is my favourite, Di! So this card is a real treat for me :)That 'work of art' stamp is brilliant - so useful for CAS cards. Hope the scraping proves to be a doddle and that the renovations/re-decoration goes swimmingly (not literally, of course!!!). Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  12. Lovely 'Less is More card', especially going out of your comfort zone with the colour!

    Good Luck with the scraping - hopefully you will soon be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel with all the renovations. :-)

  13. Gorgeous card Di, I love the work of art set too. I might have to CASE it, if that's ok?

    Em x

  14. Hi Di,
    another lovely card today.
    Great design for less is more.
    Sorry I haven't been around much this week, been baking for the Macmillan coffee morning on Thursday, and then I got a tummy bug, and couldn't go to my hospital appointment either.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  15. Gorgeous CAS card - love the stamp you used for the brush stroke!

  16. This is lovely Di and hope removal of that border is not too arduous. These green colours are lovely and that great large thank you works a treat. x

  17. I love this! So creative, yet simple, and still so very effective. Love the color washes that you have popped on this, and while you may not have green as your fav color, it worked a treat on this one! Don't work too hard on the wallpaper scraping, and watch that back!!! TFS & Hugs

  18. Hello Di, what a FABULOUS card here.
    Love the simplicity
    Love the colours
    Love the layout
    Perfect challenge card
    Sorry I've missed your post that you are referring to but will go back and look. Crazy week = less blog time! Grrr!
    Less is More

  19. Don't know how this snuck past me, reminds me of Avacadoe bathrooms, yes I did once have one. My favorite colour once upon a time was green and I am still partial to it, no you haven't offended me. I am just a tad embarrassed to admit it, just a tad that is.
    Going out tomorrow to buy a tin of green paint for the playground, a few things need touching up, those girls get pretty rough at times.

    Kath xx

  20. Well, you're just the silliest girl ever, thanking us! It is WE who thank you!! But your simple, clean, and to the point card gets a huge round of applause from me, especially in those lovely shades of green! Don't overdo now! The reason sparrows get up at the butt crack of dawn is because they go to be at five p.m. You don't. Hugs, Darnell

  21. I am loving this card Di! I like green, so I'm a fan right away. lol I also love this stamp set, but have yet to buy it. There are just to many!! Good luck with the wallpaper scraping. I've heard that can be a nightmare at times and I certainly hope that isn't the case for you! Hugs, Brenda

  22. I'm sorry I'm so late with this visit, this is simplicity itself... but fabulous Di!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  23. I'm not much on green, but I totally love this card, Di!

  24. Just stunning in its simplicity Di! I love the background with the gorgeous sentiment too. Vicky x


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