Sunday, September 23, 2012

LIM86 - Let's get Cooking!

The weekly challenge this week at Less is More is one of my favorites.  This week is "recipe" week, and we get to create cards using any of the requirements from any of the 85 previous challenges!  How fun is that! I'm finally getting back a bit of my mojo that seemed to have been on vacation for the past few weeks...so here we go...


This week's challenge was a great opportunity to get started on some of my Christmas cards. For this first card, I used my new Flourishes stamp (you can also get the Silhouette cut file to go with it). I cut the shape on the cameo, colored with Copics, then added a touch of sparkle with some glamour dust. The sentiment is from the same Flourishes collection and is stamped in versamark and embossed in gold.  This card fits:  Challenge 55 - Die Cuts, Challenge 47 - Just one word, and Challenge 15 - embossing.


This was actually the last card I made, but I really like how it turned out.  The ornament is cut with a Spellbinder die. I doodled the design on the ornament, then ran it through my sticker machine with the doodled side down, then dipped it in glamour dust for a glittery look.  The white panel behind it was embossed with the PTI texture embossing plate.  The sentiment is from SU and is stamped on a Spellbinder die cut that actually only has one "cut" end...I just cut out half the die shape, turned the die around and cut out the other end and embossed it with basically the same steps.  I also added tiny strips of gold around the sentiment tag and the embossed textured background.  This card fits:  Challenge 55 - Die Cuts, Challenge 63 - doodling, Challenge 9 - touch of red, and Challenge 15 - embossing.


I wasn't too happy with the way this card turned out, but it's usable.  The silhouette images were cut with the Cameo.  I cut an oval with a Spellbinder die, masked the center with the negative paper, and sponged in some blue inks.  The star is a MB die and is coated with glamour dust and glossy accents.  I managed to get ink on the edges of the card, so I just sponged all the edges lightly with some of the blue ink.  This card fits:  Challenge 55 - Die Cuts, Challenge 85 - ovals, Challenge 59, masking, and Challenge 28 - inking.


Love how bright and cheerful this card turned out.  I cut the word JOY with the Cameo, the greenery was also cut with the Cameo, then stamped with and image from the new Flourishes Christmas stamp collection and colored with Copics.  The word "joy" is popped off the card as is the greenery.  This card fits:  Challenge 55 - Die Cuts, Challenge 47 - Just one word, and Challenge 56 - using scraps.


This last card was made with something I pulled out of my "later" box.  The strip across the card was originally on a one layer card that I managed to muck up with inky fingers, so I had cut this strip off the old card and put it in my "later" box.  This card was super simple.  I adhered the strip with the butterflies (from my "later" box) to a white card base, scored a line above the panel and below the panel, then stamped the sentiment in black.  The sentiment is from Sweet n Sassy stamps. This card fits:  Challenge 55 - embossing, Challenge 56 - scraps, Challenge 29 - things that move, Challenge 58 - script, and Challenge 28 - use ink. 

That's my take on this week's challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated!  Until next time...

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27 comments:

Chrissie said...

Goodness Susan, what another amazing array this week. These are all stunning and it would be tricky to choose a favourite.
However I really love the large JOY card. It was great to see you had used up some scraps from your later box in this set.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Rosemary said...

another absolutely fabulous set of cards, susan! love the ones you created using the new flourishes stamps!!

Bonnie said...

You've outdone yourself, Susan! I'm especially amazed at the doodling on the ornament! I would've thought you stamped it! And I love the banner!

Valerie said...

Hi Susan I have to agree with Bonnie I thought the bauble was stamped, your doodling is wonderful:) Love the Flourish stamp and the cards you created with it. Fabulous as always:)
Val x

Sandra H said...

Wow Susan totally stunning cards x

debby4000 said...

Wonder cards Susan.
luv
Debby

Karen said...

Fabulous cards Susan - especially love the two joy cards and the bauble - it's easy to see why you're so great doing tangles!

Karen x

Jan Ltc said...

Gorgeous cards.
I have blog candy to share xx Jan
http://janlovetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Mandi said...

Superb cards Susan
I love them all but the last one is fabulous!
Love the pink and blue

Thank you
mandi
LIM

Kimberley said...

What a fabulous collection of Christmas card Susan. My very favourite is the JOY card - stunning!

Sally said...

These are all smashing cards Susan & my fave is the Joy design. Love the doodling & glamour dust on the bauble card. A fab LIM card as well.
Sally x

GinaA said...

All of these are totally superb, your doodles on the Christmas ornament are brilliant and I love your butterfly card. Your comments on my blog are much appreciated, the buttons are called sweet button embosslits from stampin up, only got them this year from Mandi (lim) so imagine that they are still available.

Kim S said...

Oh, Susan, I don't know where I would start on my compliments for each and every card! I adore nativity silhouettes and I love what you have done with the oval. The sponged colors on the butterfly are so incredibly vibrant! And I do love your big joy!

Linby said...

Really different work from you this week. I love all of them but think the silhoutte cut outs work really well.
Glad it isn't just me with mucky fingers, the bain of my life with LIM!
Linbyx

Barb King said...

You were so busy! These are wonderful, I especially like the butterfly card. Thanks for your kind comment on my card for LIM. I'm following you now!

Carole said...

My goodness Susan, they are all so beautiful. You sure have been a busy gal and I certainly admire how you inspire. Carole xox

Darnell J Knauss said...

Super duper array, Susan!! Happy, happy, joy, joy, I do love that giant "JOY" and wish I had one of those SilOhs!

But what I really, really LOVE is that you used your own amazing design doodling to decorate your stunning ornament card! How cool is that? Keep 'em coming!

Maggie said...

Great cards Susan they are all fab I'm drawn to the last one with butterflies....
Thanks for stopping by my blog

Vicky Hayes said...

It's the Joy card for me too Susan but of course all your cards are wonderful!

Suze Bain said...

What a good girl you are getting organised with your Christmas cards! These are just fab Susan, very difficult to choose a favourite this week but I think the large poinsettia just pips the post - it's such a fabulous stamp, beautifully coloured and I love the frosted berries. xx

Aileen said...

Another amazing collection of cards Susan. Your second with the ornament stole my heart though, so classy. x

Sue said...

A stunning set of Christmas cards, Susan. The poinsettia is gorgeous and also the JOY card, I think red and white is lovely for Christmas cards. Sue x

Heather T said...

What a great array of cards, Susan. I especially like the last two; the joy card is so 'joyful' and the sponged butterfly panel is so pretty.

Viv said...

What a fabulous selection of cards Susan, I just love them all :) Viv xx

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Susan, I'm very impressed 5 cards no less, and each is so pretty! You've pretty much covered Christmas and your last butterfly card is just gorgeous, great colour mix, Gay x

Violets Corner said...

Fantastic array of cards Susan, I like them a lot and can't really choose between them, they're all very inspiring.

Warm hugs
Maarit

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I have only two words for these designs, Simple and Pretty !

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