Saturday, 24 March 2012

Less is More - Recipe

Another week has flown by and can't believe we are nearly in April. Have been a very bad blogger of late and have not done much on the card making front as work, decorating and now the lovely weather so the garden is calling all seem to be getting in the way!

Spent a lovely day at the NEC yesterday and brought some nice new stash, mainly die's I was after and some perfect pearls, which I have never used before and came away with lots of ideas. Seeing the cards in real life, specially the LOTV cards I was amazed how truly beautiful and sparkly they are you so don't get to see that when you are just looking at them on-line, not that they don't look fab they are just so much better in real life.

Anyway enough waffle, this weeks challenge at Less is More is a recipe using any 3 of the previous challenges.
I had to use one of my fab new dies from Marianne and sparkled it with some stickles. Stamped and embossed the sentiment and trail in silver. Do think it is missing a little something, but then don't I always hehe. On a first attempt I had stamped some tiny butterflies in the back ground and dusted over with perfect pearls in pearl which looked affective but wasn't sure so left it off the final card might just try it again and see what it looks like.

Challenges used:

Week 14 White on White
Week 16 Butterfly
Week 55 Punches or die cuts

Hope everyone is having a fab weekend and enjoying the sunshine :)


Mandi said...

Just beautiful Suzilou, ove WOW
I haven't had much mojo of late, such a pain!

Enjoy the sunshine, glad you had a good day at NEC, I wish I was able to have gone

Thank you so much
"Less is More"

Loli said...

Hola Suzilou, ooooh WHAT BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY!!!, gorgeous!!!elegant card Suzilou, i love it.
A hug from Palma

Gillian said...

Beautiful card. Love that butterfly

Kathyk said...

Lovely and elegant card.

Glad to hear you had a good time at the NEC too


GinaA said...

Wowser butterfly and love the 'trail' makes a FAB card.

Chrissie said...

Love it!
Classic, elegant and beautiful!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Marrigje said...

Very classy. I really like this.


Margaret said...

Absolutely beautiful - that butterfly is gorgeous!
Margaret x

Victoria said...

What a wonderful butterfly! Fabulous elegant card.

Jan said...

Fab Lim card xx Jan

Monica said...

How soft and pretty... classy!

Kimberley said...

Stunning butterfly - perfect for your challenge picks.

Elaine said...

Beautiful and elegant!

Suze Bain said...

Gorgeous butterfly - a beuatiful card. xx

Viv said...

Lovely card :) Viv xx

Jenny said...

I know what you mean about the nice weather and the garden calling!! I feel so bad crafting if the sun is shining.
Love your shimmery butterfly, so elegant in the white on white genre :0)
Jenny x

Lynne said...

Simply fabulous Suzi, love it.
Lynne xxx

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card
Beryl x

Helen in the UK said...

White on white looks so elegant :)

Vicky Hayes said...

What an understated and elegant card Suzilou! If it's going to be sunny I have to get up really early to get my crafting fix! Vicky x

Susan said...

Suzilou...just WOW! What a gorgeous, gorgeous card!!! LOVE that beautiful butterfly and your embossing looks awesome!

xxxtglxxx said...

Glad you had a great day at the NEC hun - luckily I live too far away from such temptation! :) lol.

Your card is stunning, it has such a wow factor, and is beautiful in WoW. Pretty die, and so effective too

Hope you have a smashing week hun,



Zippy said...

Beautiful card, really elegent and stunning. xxx

Faith A said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.