Sunday, 23 October 2011

Less is More - Polka Dots

Good morning all!

It's been a few weeks since I last joined in with the LIM challenge, partly due to lack of crafty time and partly due to struggling with the challenges. Anyhow, this week Chrissie and Mandi have given us an easy recipe . . . .it's Polka Dots! I just love spots and polka dots so I had to join in this week!

So I am still in christmas card mode, so it had to be another christmas card using my favourite christmas stamps.

Plenty of white (or cream in this case) space on this one!!


...and the ever so simple inside. I just partially inked up the same image I used on the front...


I love this card and couldn't stop there, so whilst I had my supplied out I made another very similar one, just changed the colours and sentiment...



and again the partially inked image from the front....


Materials

CS: SU Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, CrumB Cake and Naturals Ivory

Stamps: SU Welcome Christmas, Dot Dot Dot, Contempo Christmas

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Cherry Cobbler marker, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, and Choc Chip ink pads

Misc: Sponge daubers, Adhesive Pearls



So which is your favourite then?? I think I prefer the first card as I like the LO and sentiment, however, I also like the colours of the second, more traditional!! My husband tells me I always sit on the fence! Lol!

I have fallen in Love with the Welcome Christmas set this year! It's the most wonderful stamp set with 5 different images and sentiments, the wreath image probably being my favourite. (Click on the catalogue link at the side to see it, it's on page 26) If you would like to enquire any more about this set or any other Stampin Up products then get in touch and I would be happy to help!

Right I'd best get ready for work, hopefully it'll be a better day than yesterday. I'm going to the In Law's after work for my Sunday Lunch, which I am looking forward to as I haven't seen much of them lately, plus it means I don't have to think about cooking tea when I get in. Every cloud!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Victoria ~x~

25 comments:

Chrissie said...

These are great Vicky, the first one is my favourite.. I love the colour scheme on that one, but they are both fab!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Erica said...

The first one is my fave too, because you went "out of the box" with the sentiment. It adds that little something extra.

Suze Bain said...

What a super image and I love both colour combos. x

Maureen said...

Lovely card, well done. You can view my card here Maureen........x

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous cards
Beryl x

Juls said...

Hi Victoria

I am still playing catchup in blogland at the mo, I have enjoyed having a good nosy round your blog at all that I missed whilst on hols.

Love the C&S look of this card, love how you have it in 2 colourways as well.

Hugs Juls

Jan said...

These are great, if I had to choose it would be the first one. xx Jan

Hello From Texas said...

Both cards are wonderful, my fav is the first one. You did a fabulous job of using what is a some what "vintage" silhouette stamp on a CAS card!!
TFS
Carole

Julie said...

Gorgeous cards, the first one is my favourite
Julie x

Jenni's Jems said...

Both great cards but favourite is the first so soft and elegant colours x

The Crafty Elf said...

You've done an awesome job on both your cards! They're really great cards, well done! Good luck with the challenge!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Vicky.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lynne said...

Two great cards, love the vintage look of the stamp and it works really well as cas.
Lynne xxx

Sharon said...

Two lovely cards Vicky.
hugs
Sharon x

Jenny said...

ooo I love your vintage style Christmas card and the colours on the first are my fave :)
Great idea to use part of the stamp inside.
Jenny x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, elegant card Vicky.
luv
Debby

Sue said...

Fabulous cards Vicky, I can't choose a favourite, I love them both (I'm also one for sitting on the fence, comes from being a Libran I think).Sue.x

Mandi said...

They are both fabulous Vicky
if I HAD to choose I'd pick the first, but, only by a smidge!

Thank you
Madni LIM

Vicky Hayes said...

They're both absolutely gorgeous Vicky but the top one is my favourite with that elegant colour scheme! I love how you always decorate the inside of your cards. Vx

kingstonmama said...

Great cards! I love that image. It has such a wonderful old-fashioned feel, and you've used it so well. Ann

Michelle said...

They are both gorgeous Vicky, I love the stamp and that polka dot background is fab! xx

lostinpaper said...

Awesome CAS design! Love both versions, and the inside decoration add the perfect finishing touch!

Bonnie said...

I can't decide which one I like the best. I love both of them, especially with the polka dots behind the image!

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful cards, love colour especially green so No. 2 just has the edge for me XOXO Zoe

Aileen said...

Two beautiful Christmas Cards. Both colour combos are fab, love how you finished the inside. x