Thursday, 7 April 2011

A Touch of Red

I've been having a little bit of a break from cardmaking, but last night I sat down for the first time in over a week and had a good play. Where better to start then with this week's Less Is More Challenge #9? And indeed for me, challenge is the right word this week, because if there is one colour I really do not like and avoid at all costs, it's red ..but it just had to be done!! I have ben really blown away by allt he fantastic funky and modern entries I have seen on the blog with glamorous red highlights, but I don't have any stamps along those funky lines, so I decided to go for a traditional approach this week.

Main image: Penny Black poppy from transparent set "Flowers and Wishes", coloured with Promarkers; image edged with random stamping of Penny Black "Scrolling Along" (3812J);
Sentiment: Penny Black transparent set "hugs!";
Supplies: papermania teeny heart gems; ribbon from my stash;
Tools: classic large ovals and large scalloped ovals nestabilities; Martha Stewart "eyelet lace" edge punch.


Less Is More #9 - A Touch of Red
ABC - R is for Ribbon

Back tomorrow with a really zingy spring card :-)


  1. Hi Pauline, I have been amazed this week by the number of people for whom red proves a particular challenge, so well done for grasping the nettle and completing this challenge. This is a lovely card, the poppy image is gorgeous.
    See you next time!
    "Less is More"

  2. hi Pauline
    Im not a fan of red either, but, you have created a stunner
    Thanks so much for your entry
    "Less is more"

  3. A very elegant card, lovely image and the polka dot ribbon really sets it all off.
    Diane x

  4. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. Hi Pauline...thanks for your lovely was lovely to hear from you.
    Your card is beautiful....less is more is so hard to achieve!
    Hope you are well.
    Carole x

  6. A very elegant card, Pauline! Love that image!

  7. Very beautiful and elegant,thanks for joining us at Penny black at Allsorts.
    Louise xx

  8. Such an elegant card Pauline.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in at Stampalot challenge this month.

    B x

    There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

  9. Hi pauline!
    This is such a lovely & elegant card! Love the black/white/red combo! And that ribbon just looks so fab! thanks for joining us at The ABc Challenge this week! Good luck! Hugs & Sunshine /Sari

  10. Hi Pauline,
    beautiful stamp and delicate and stylish card, lovely.
    Thanks for sharing with us at
    Penny Black @ Allsorts;-))m

  11. Oh I think this is lovely. I really MUST by that Scrolling Along stamp for edging stuff with too. Thanks for the reminder!
    Hugs, Sandra

  12. A beautiful card Pauline, the poppy image is lovely.

  13. So beautiful! Love how you colored the flower and the sketch is fabulous!

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at penny black at all sorts, hope to see you again soon!!

  14. It's great to see your name pop up again in our monthly challenge Pauline. You never fail to bring us some gorgeous cards and this one is no exception. I love the stamped, swirly flower pattern around the edge of the die cut. Your colouring is just perfect and the sentiment finishes it off beautifully.
    Thank you for playing along in another of our challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts and I am looking forward to seeing your next creation.


  15. Gorgeous card, very elegant. Lovely ribbon.
    Thanks for joining in with us at ABC challenge.
    Hugs Sue x


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Pauline x