Sunday, 6 February 2011

Less is More

Over the weekend I stumbled across a brand new challenge blog called Less is More, whose aim is to promote clean and simple cards. I don't generally do CAS, in fact it's probably fair to say that my thinking is along the lines of "more is more ... and even more is even better" lol! However despite this mental blind spot I thought I would give it a go!!

The theme for the first challenge is black, white and pink. I decided to fill a large white space with a focal point sentiment in black, surrounded by some randomly stamped pink flowers. I actually found this really tough and had quite a few goes before I was satisfied, but I hope I got there in the end. I had a lookee at the creations already linked to this cahllenge and there were some really brilliant and original ones, which made me unsure whether this is really and truly a CAS card ... but it's my best attempt for week one lol!

Main image: Stampendous "Agapanthus" stamped a couple of times using Brilliance pearlescent pink ink;
Sentiment: Penny Black "...dreams..."(2711F);
Supplies: pearls from The Hobby House;
Tools: Martha Stewart small monarch butterfly punch.

I would also like to enter this card for

Penny Black at Allsorts (February) - Say it With Flowers

Hope you're having a great weekend, whatever you're doing.


  1. FAB card Pauline, love the stamp of the edge of the matt
    Thanks for joining us at "Less is More" for our very first challenge!
    Hope you stop by again next week

    mandi x

  2. Well done for taking the bull by the horns... especially if C&S is not your thing... I'm sure you'll get to love it in time!
    This is a great card and thanks so much for joining in our first challenge at "Less is More". We hope to see you again week!

  3. This is so beautiful. I love the sentiment
    Lisa ;)

  4. This is simply gorgeous Pauline. Love the sentiment and the soft pink flowers. And a perfect CAS sketch too!

    Thanks so much for playing along again at penny black at allsorts!

  5. Oh Pauline, you do make me laugh hun, you are a terror with the embellies! This is beautiful though, love it to bits. Hugs, Sxx

  6. Ohhhh Pauline this is soo pretty! love it! I am just playing with a card for this challenge too! having a tough time with the ppppink! but love yours :0)

  7. This is fabulous Pauline, very elegant and clean...and very beautiful, love it.

    Sometimes after I've finished a card I think that if it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing.

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts.


  8. This is one of my favourite stamps and you've made a lovely card. I think it's clean and simple, and very elegant!! I do like the coloured gems!

  9. Definitely a beautiful and elegant CAS card Pauline! FAB! xx

  10. Hi Pauline
    Love your clean and simple card and the way you have set your card out, thanks for joining us at penny black at allsorts.
    Louise xx

  11. lovely, I really enjoy it when I push myself in a differnt direction

  12. Love your card Pauline - it is sooo elegant.


  13. Gorgeous card, love the stamping and that butterfly, I have just bought that Martha Stewart butterfly stamp and looking forward to using it.

  14. very of my fav. stamps x

  15. Your card is so beautiful and inspirational. Cheers Cazro

  16. Wow, Pauline this is such a delicate ans stylish card! Love this.

    Thanks for playing with us
    at Penny Black @ Allsorts;-))m

  17. Oh this is so beautiful Pauline.

  18. Hi Pauline

    I sometime think that the CAS cards are more difficult to create than the "more is more ... and even more is even better" type!! (you made me smile with this little comment).

    Love how you have made the sentiment your main focal point and just put the flowers into the background.

    Gorgeous finished look.

    Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts again this month.

    Love Jules xx

  19. It's great to see you back at Penny Black at Allsorts with another lovely card Pauline.
    You have made a great job with the "less is more" theme. Your card is so fresh and clean looking and the Butterfly and pearls finish it off beautifully.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely work and we look forward to seeing you for our next challenge.


  20. Gorgeous card, love it.
    Lynne xxx

  21. Pauline, the card is gorgeous! I love that "bloom" stamp. That might just be my next purchase if I can find it!! Love this!


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Pauline x