Less is More: Showcase

I apologise to those of my dear Readers who aren’t exactly fans of crafting, as that seems to be the main focus of my blogging at the moment. I’ll try to find time for a non-craft post sometime this week. I’ve got fewer lessons, as it’s school holidays, so I’ll have a tad more time to do other things!

I’ve entered the Less is More challenge again this week. The idea this week is to take one of two cards and to use something about them to inspire a new card. Here are the two from the site:

P1040551_wmPool Party meets Crumb Cake Apr-13

The first uses techniques for which I don’t have the equipment, so I decided to use the second as inspiration. I went with the “sketch” mostly, but used a similar colour palette (turquoise & brown) Here is my effort:


To create this, I used banana paper which I bought in Noz (mais bien sur!), with the sentiment (“For you, with friendship”) handwritten. I hand drew the border and the “ribbon” is yet more paper bought at a discount in Noz. The little jewel is also a discount buy!

As I was creating this card, I also made three others – they’re not for the challenge, but I thought I’d show them off anyway. You can take it as read that anything used was either bought at discount in Noz, recycled from old cards, or bought cheaply elsewhere..with all sentiments hand-written. Card-making on the cheap!!!


The secret of life is to savour each moment


With my thoughts and sympathy


Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass, but about learning to dance in the rain

I hope you like the cards – I’d love to hear how you experienced crafters think they could be improved (My photography is fairly rubbish, I know!)


And here is a photo of Bib-the-Kitten coming to “help” me with my creating!


(Or maybe she’s just looking at the mess thinking “How can she do anything with her desk in this state?!)


11 Responses to “Less is More: Showcase”

  1. Claudia Says:

    Hi Dormouse, lovely interpretation af the LIM-Challenge, like also the grey symathy card, it’s very elegant. Thanks also for your lovely comment.

    Hugs Claudia

  2. Maarit Says:

    Gorgeous cards, you’ve been very busy!

    Warm hugs

  3. Amanda Says:

    All these cards are really lovely.They look really professional to me and I also very much like your calligraphy.

    Many thanks for your comments on my previous posts and also so for visiting my blog.

    keep well

    Amanda 🙂

  4. Susan Goetter Says:

    Looks like you’ve really been busy! Great looking bunch of cards!

  5. Jackie Says:

    I wouldn’t worry about a surfeit of crafting posts. I mostly post about the allotment these days, have done for ages, and I haven’t even planted anything yet!

  6. Jen Says:

    sweet cards

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    “Less Is More”

  7. Mij Says:

    At least you are writing something! Your cards are lovely, as always. I keep thinking to myself ‘why have a blog site if I don’t get round to writing on it?’ But just wait till I get back to the cottage! I have great plans to get organised!
    Love Mij x

  8. Chrissie Says:

    I’m so glad you managed to join us again this week.
    It’s a great take on Jen’s card.
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  9. Aileen Says:

    Lovely card for the Lim challenge. The colours are fab. x

  10. Elizabeth Says:

    Hello Dormouse, your cards are lovely and I’m so impressed with your beautiful handwritten sentiments … they all read so much better in French 🙂 Please be sure to visit my blogspot – http://silverscrappers.blogspot.com – there’s something there that should interest you :)) Elizabeth xx

  11. carolyn Says:

    These are lovely. I always admire those who can get the clean and simple style as whenever I try I end up making a mess.