Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Less is More #202 - Snow

Having missed playing over at Less is More a few times lately, and even though it's a 'One layer' week (which used to terrify me), I made sure I found time to join in:
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- the snowman stamp is by Penny Black and called 'Warm and Cold', stamped using Memento 'Gray Flannel' ink then coloured a bit with Pro Markers. Shame on me (yet again!), I bought this adorable stamp almost half price in Hobby Lobby with Kay in New Mexico, over two years ago now and this is his first outing

- tickled the snow with 'Crystal Ice' Stickles and touched up the snowflakes around the snowman image using a silver pen

- the snowflakes above the little chap (I think he looks as if he's juggling!) is stamped in Encore Silver ink using a Stampendous stamp called 'Snow Swirl' - with just a few sparkly gems added  

- sentiment is by Personal Impressions from their 'MAny Greetings' set, stamped using Memento 'Gray Flannel' ink

I do like Memento 'Gray Flannel' ink for stamping certain images, it's softer than black, as well as still being Pro Marker friendly.

That's it from me, short and sweet today! Aw, bit like that snowman :)

Whoops, almost forgot! Apparently the eye virus is subsiding, medication has been cut down to three times a day instead of five - and I don't go back to hospital for another two weeks. Yay!



Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a sweet card, Di! That snowman gives me a big smile!

Glennis F said...

Lovely, Di, such a happy snowman!

New Creations said...

Cute snowman image Di! Juggling the snowflakes are beautiful too! Love it!

debby4000 said...

Adorable snowman card

scrappymo! said...

Glad to hear you eye is responding to treatment. Fingers crossed it is gone for Xmas!

This is such a pretty card. One layer cards scarethe heck out of me...but that is cuz I always stamp crooked so have to cut and layer to get a straight anything! lol

Kath said...

A great card - love the snowman. Glad to hear your eye is improving.
Kath x

Eve said...

I love your sweet card Di and you are right the grey gives it a lovely soft tone. I know exactly what you mean about neglected stamps - the need to buy is greater than the need to stamp!!
So pleased that your eye is looking up - tee hee!! SEE what I did there....sorry!!!
seriously glad you are on the mend. xx

Chrissie said...

This made me smile Di, what a cutie of a snowman!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Bonnie said...

What a delightful snowman under the swirling snow! Makes me smile too. And so did your lovely Christmas card that came in the mail yesterday! Thank you, my dear friend.

Jackie T said...

Hi Di this is a gorgeous card the snowman is very cute. I have never made a one layer card I really must give it a go. Hugs Jackie

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super stunning and cheeky snowman Di. Love your take on the snow theme and those little glistening bits are perfect.
thanks as always for taking part
Less is More

Jacee said...

thats a really cute card Diane
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sandra H said...

You always make the most adorable one layer cards Di and this is another of them l'm loving your snowman too!

Jean said...

Fabulous snowman Di, the grey ink works really well.
I'm so glad your eye is getting better.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

Oh I do so love this card, everything is just so spot on, brilliantly put together.
So glad the i is getting better.

Kath x

KandA said...

Love this snowman Di and the snowflake flourish looks super. Glad your eye is getting better xx

Brenda said...

Aww, what an adorable one layer card Di! I am so loving that cute little snowman and the swirling snow above his head. We are supposed to get some snow on Christmas Eve, so it could be a white Christmas for us! Then after that I could care less if it snows. lol I'm already ready for spring. Hugs, Brenda

Mrs A. said...

Glad to hear your eye is getting better. He is one cute snowman . Can I have his scarf? Hugs Mrs A.

Anne said...

Di what a cute one layer creation! Glad the eye is improving
Thank you so much for joining us this week at LIM
Less is More

MaryH said...

Terrific one layer. Love the silver added bits, and he does indeed look like a juggler. Just cute as can be. Love the Memento grays for images like this...so very soft. Glad to hear the eye report. Take care. TFS & Hugs

Karen said...

A fabulous one layer Miss and I is ever so glad that mangy eye is on the ups! Mrs A, Sarn and Hettie are round the back of the sheds Miss!

So happy that I'm not the only one who has stamps that have never been used. I've had some maybe, ahem, three or more like five years old lol! When DH was working I'd see the stamp and had to have it - the problem with that is that I never knew what to use first!
Being a frugal crafter has (I don't tell non crafting family or DH) been good for me. I'm slowly working my way through fifteen years worth of stamps and shrinking my paper stash - I've not bought a paper pad for three years!
Unfortunately there are still always more new stamps, inks and stencils I want and I've way too many ink pads and most of them are kaput now as they are blooming old too! Take care of you, Len and Spike junior Karen xx

Liz said...

Pleased to hear that your eye problem is improving. :-)

Just love this little snowman and the snowflakes above him are just perfect. Brilliant card! xx