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Saturday, 23 July 2011

Less Is More - Recipe Challenge

I don't take part in many challenges since I became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator as I just don't have the time. The one challenge I do try to follow every week is the Less Is More Challenge as it really gets me out of my comfort zone. Another great challenge this week

BUTTON OR RIBBON


(or plurals thereof)



I decided to add both to my card & had a go at the bow tutorial Chrissie posted this week. Although I'm pleased with my first attempt at the bow I think I need more practice at getting the 'tails' to go in the right direction.

I've used the Strength & Hope Butterfly and stamped 2 layers, one on Pink Pirouette cardstock & the other on Stampin' Up! Vellum paper. I've used tiny little pink heart shaped buttons down the butterfly body.

The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! Occasional Quotes stamp set stamped in Rose Red Ink & the bow is Old Olive Seam Binding which ties beautifully.

I was going to add a couple of small butterflies but decided less is more on this one!!

Thanks for looking & for any comments you leave.

34 comments:

Mandi said...

We are really glad you join us every week too Sharon
this weeks card is FAB, love the design and colour combo
Well done on the bow,
Thanks so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More" good!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

gorgeous!

nessy said...

oh wow sharon ~simply stunning ~love it!
vanessa xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

FANTASTIC card.

Hugs, Sandra View my card HERE!

Kathyk said...

Lovely card and a great bow

Kathyk

Claire x said...

Gorgeous card Sharon - love the red and green - look great together. Hugs, Claire x

Debs M said...

this is lovely x

Cheryl said...

This is GORGEOUS and perfect for the challenge!!!
xx

Linda said...

A very cute card, Sharon. I especially love the tiny heart buttons. And the colours work really well together. Love it all.
TFS

Linda

Gina said...

Lovely card. The colours look fab together.
Gina

Vicky Hayes said...

Just beautiful Sharon. LOVE that seam binding and I love your cute little buttons too.

Faith A said...

Gorgeous card, love that sentiment

GinaA said...

The one butterfly is so well done it would be a shame to put any more on, it is just right on it's own. Cutting out the antenna takes ages doesn't it? Tying the ribbon always takes me ages, getting the ‘same’ side to show on the loops and the tails and the knot gets me in a mess every time. One thing I always try to do is use enough ribbon so that I can cut the tails in the right direction once it is in place.

Chrissie said...

This is fab Sharon and I'm glad you are one of our regulars. We love seeing your creations each week.
Looks like the tutorial worked... that's most gratifying!
Thanks so much.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"less is More"

Katina said...

Gorgeous design and I love the colour combination. x

Cath Wilson said...

That's a stunning card - simple but so stylish. Love the words but SU were always the best for words!

coops said...

beautiful card sharon.i love the little heart buttons ;D

xx coops xx

Margaret said...

Lovely card Sharon, gorgeous colour combo
Margaret x

Sarah said...

Oohh I love the tiny little buttons! The butterfly is wonderful.

Aileen said...

Great design and the little heart buttons are a lovely addition. x

Jenni's Jems said...

Lovely and think the butterfly is gorgeous. x

Ang C said...

A gorgeous card really love the butterfly

Suze Bain said...

Great colour scheme and I love those little buttons. xx

Hazel said...

Very elegant and beautiful card x

Lynne said...

Lovely card, your bow is fab and I love those tiny buttons on the butterfly.
Lynne xxx

fatmonica said...

Lovely card-love the buttons on the butterfly.

Marlena M. said...

Perfect bow! Lovely card. ;)

Sasha said...

Thank you for your lovely comments, Sharon. Your card is so pretty. I love your sweet butterfly with the tiny heart buttons, and your bow is perfect!!

Carol said...

Gorgeous card, love those tiny buttons. Carol x

kingstonmama said...

Gorgeous. Love the sentiment and butterfly. Beautiful colors.

Dana said...

That's a beautiful card!

Ruth said...

Beautiful, I love the cute little buttons!

lilybygilly said...

That seam binding ribbon looks gorgeous (great bow), and those teeny tiny buttons are soooo cute! Love it. Gill x

lilybygilly said...

That seam binding ribbon looks gorgeous (great bow), and those teeny tiny buttons are soooo cute! Love it. Gill x