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Saturday, 23 December 2017

New Challenge at Less Is More!


Hi friends!
I'm back with a DT post for Less Is More. Last LIM challenge for 2017! I'm so happy to be part of this team and even more happy that I get to continue next year... We have great challenges planned for you!

Our last challenge for 2017 is a sketch:





I'll try to keep this post short and sweet because of the many card photos included, I don't want to tire you out! :)

Card 1
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In my first card I've stretched the sketch and created an A2 vertically folded card. I've used one of my favorite floral stamps, it's by Woodware and I love it so much! In the stamp the flowers are actually in a vase but I've only stamped the top portion of the image. I used black Versafine for stamping and heat embossed it with clear powder before water coloring the images with ZIG markers and an old Wink of Stella pen -the coloring has a beautiful shine to it but unfortunately the photo hasn't really captured it. No embellies in this one although I have used black Nuvo drops on top of the black dots that are included in the stamped image. 

With this card I'd like to join:


(my 2nd entry)



Cards 2 & 3
These are last minute Christmas makes with die cut snowflakes and heat embossed Finnish sentiments on vellum! The first one is sort of a "mini-version" of the sketch because I used the sketch on a tag. I glued two identical snowflakes on the tag but only left the top one of them hang outside the tag, the bottom one is trimmed down. The second card is a super quick white on white card with some glitter details. Horrible to photograph! :)   



I did manage to keep this quite short, didn't I! :) Thanks for popping by and I'd love to see you joining us! This challenge will run for two weeks so you'll have plenty of time. The month of December is sponsored by one of our regular sponsors, Happy Little Stampers and as always, the LIM ladies have fantastic inspiration for you in our challenge blog HERE and most likely some extra cards in their blogs too. :) Don't miss any of the fun, join us! Happy crafting! 




24 comments:

  1. I love that first card. I came to see what stamp it is as I need it - but I already have it - uninked!

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  2. Gorgeous coloring on the first cards and I love the beautiful white on white cards Nonni. Merry Christmas!

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  3. So beautiful...love your sweet flowers in all those wonderful colors. Your white holiday cards are magical and just gorgeous@ Merry Christmas.

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  4. Gorgeous flowers, I love your delicate soft watercolouring. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

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  5. Beautiful inspiration! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas season!

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  6. Great watercolouring and a wonderful CAS design! Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

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  7. Gorgeous watercoloured flowers Nonni! What a great way to stretch the use of your vase of flowers by just stamping the flowers in the corners ... very clever! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! Happy Holidays! xx

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  8. Such stunningly beautiful cards as always Nonni and I love how you've used the sketch. Your colouring is fantastic every time and so eye-catching on that first card. Stunning takes with the sketch. Have a perfect Christmas time and much success in 2018. x

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  9. All your makes are simply splendid

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Kathyk

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  10. Wonderful use of a tricky sketch, love your beautiful blooms. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  11. These flowers are so pretty, Nonni, and I love how you've flipped the sketch! Pretty Christmas cards too! Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  12. Love all your stunning cards Nonni ! I fell in love with your first card as soon as I saw it, so delicate with these beautiful bouquets and your great colouring ! But I must admit that the other two are just breathtaking too. Your take on the challenge with your second one is so amazing and beautiful ! And I love this white on white take, absolutely gorgeous ! I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a Very Happy New Year ! So happy to go on with you this great adventure ! Lots of love. Hugs xx

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  13. Very nice CAS cards, many thanks for sharing at Penny Black and More!

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  14. These are gorgeous designs, Nonni - as always! I love the Woodware roses and your colouring is just perfect. The mini take on the sketch on your second card is so clever and I love the elegant white on white of your last card. I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and look forward to seeing lots more inspiration from you in 2018 :)

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  15. Those delicate snowflakes are gorgeous, Nonni ... and the roses in Charles Rennie Mackintosh style ... beautiful ... , so wonderfully coloured! Hugs, Anita :)

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  16. Lovely CAS take on that sketch. Beautiful flowers, Nonni. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

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  17. They are all beautiful, I love the flowers on your first card!

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  18. They are all beautiful, I love the flowers on your first card!

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  19. Beautiful cards! I love your watercoloring on the flowers. Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards challenges.

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  20. A splendid array of cards, Nonni. Your flowers are beautifully stamped and coloured. Your last minute white on white cards are gorgeous and elegant. Love how you downsized the sketch on the tag. Hope your Christmas holiday was wonderful. Happy new year! xx
    ps. unfortunately, I never received your Christmas card, but if these are indicative of the exquisite beauty I would have received, then I am sad that I never received it. ­čśö

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  21. Stunning! You totally rocked the sketch Nonni. In awe of the mini tag card - that was ingenious. The white on white is sensationally elegant and the coloured flower one is too beautiful. Thanks for your fabby Christmas card and here's wishing you a happy new year xx

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  22. I made it, albeit very late! Superb use of the sketch, Nonni. I may have to hunt down that Woodware stamp, I can see why you love it, it looks fabulous for colouring. The sketch tag was an awesome idea and I'm loving both of these white creations, so pretty and perfect for snowflake cards xx

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