Less is More N° 143

I haven’t been crafting for a while: busy days and lack of crafting mo-jo have taken their toll. I’m not really sure I’ve got it back – I really haven’t felt at all inspired. I’ve tried various designs, but nothing has made me go Yay! For the last couple of LiM challenges I’ve not really had any equipment that I could use either…and I received a tree stamp for my birthday just too late to use it for last week’s challenge!

Still, the LiM Challenge this week is “twine or string”. I have that in spades. So here is effort number 1:

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My blog site is being snippy about editing photos – whenever I try to rotate them a big black block takes over…so I photographed the full card landscape – which means you can’t see it very well. Sorry!


I used a couple of stamps that were a free set a couple of years back. The card stock was reduced from Noz, and the bakers’ twine was from Casa. It was a bloomin’ sight cheaper there than in craft shops, I have to say! The button is a replacement button that came with a cardigan I bought from Primark in the summer – let’s hope I don’t lose one from the cardigan now!!


I’m going to give this card to a friend whose birthday is tomorrow. She made the bridesmaids’ dresses and wedding dress for her daughter’s wedding in the summer, so this seems appropriate!!


4 Responses to “Less is More N° 143”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Such a clever interpretation for the challenge and perfect for your friend!
    Margaret x

  2. Floss Says:

    I love those colours, and the design – Casa, hmmm? I always love the chance to pop in there for a bargain… Thanks for the tip!

    Thanks for your comment too – I think Ben would be happier if neither you nor I buy any more tins, in fact!

  3. Chrissie Says:

    I have a box full of spare buttons, plus some sets that my old mum used to send me. If something was sent to a jumble sale and really wasn’t good enough, she’d cut off the buttons, or take out the zip to re-use. People in Those days knew how to re-cycle!
    This is a super card…after all that!
    Thanks so much
    Less is more

  4. Alison xx Says:

    Great card Alison. I always keep buttons for crafting too and I love Casa !! Hope you are well. A xx