Sunday, 10 April 2011

My first Less is More Challenge...


Well the sun is shining again and I just couldn't stay in bed.

Not only have I re-started my blog this week (hadn't put anything on it since 2008!) but I'm also joining in my first challenge. With that in mind, I couldn't resist joining probably the best challenge around, Less is More. I've been following the blog since it started and have just loved seeing what everyone was making, the cards are so inspirational. The theme this week over at
Less is More is A One Layer Card with the Sentiment as the focus of your creation. So here's my first attempt.

I'm not altogether happy, I think the black sentiment needs toning down, so maybe I'll have a play at changing the colour. Lots of white space and just a little ribbon accent. The image is a freebie from
Digital Delights.

Thanks for the great challenge and I look forward to joining in next week.



Debgem said...

Well I like it!! I think the Easter sentiment is bold and beautiful, and the bunny just the right accent.

I think you could be right, that a lighter colour would work (same on mine - should have used grey) - and if you get the chance I'd love to see it in different colours.

Welcome to LIM - you're going to be totally addicted now! I am :))

Sylvie said...

I like it too, what a cheerful, happy - or should I say 'Hoppy' card Lol.. love the bunny..
Sylvie xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

It's fab and fun. What's not to like! Lx

Mandi said...

What a cute card!
I think it looks hard as the black is 'fighting' with the soft pink of the ribbon. Without the ribbon, whilst will seem very plain to you I think it would work better. no offence just my humble opinion...doesn't mean I m right!
Can I welcome you to Less is More, its great you have joined us and hope you do again. We have a great bunch of 'LIMettes' who will visit you, hope you will do the same.
Chrissie and I offer our advice, never meant with any malice, just the way we see it and people express 'wanting to learn'
See you again Shirley
Less is More
We also ask if Word Verfication can be turned off for ease of commenting

Jane said...

A lovely cheerful card xx

Chrissie said...

Hi Shirley,
Welcome to "Less is More"!
I'd really like to thank your for your flattering words about our challenge... you are very kind.
I'd also like to wish you all success with the resumption of your blogging!
Your card is cute, big and bold and could take a bold ribbon... or none at all as Mandi said!
I really hope you'll be a regular LIMette and we'll look forward to seeing you next week.
If you could remove the Word Verification that would make commenters jobs much easier.
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Shirley...I think the card is absolutely adorable! What a great freebie! Thanks for sharing your creation with us...lots of beautiful cards submitted each'll soon be addicted just like the rest of us! lOL!

Wishcraft said...

Super cute card, love it :o) Lisa x

Sandra said...

Hi Shirley...beautiful card,i think everything works well..the bunny image looks fab with the sentiment and just that touch of colour from the ribbon!...

Take care
San x

Diane said...

Very darling card.....very creative for the challenge!!

Hello From Texas said...

I like it. Its a great Easter card and really meets the challenge points. The focus is completely on the sentiment. Well done and welcome back.

Tricia :O) said...

I love this stamp!!!! Its BOLD and GORGEOUS. LIKE IT!!

Loli said...

Hello Shirley, thank you for to visit my blog.
Beutiful card Sherley, sweet and funny, i love it.Good job.
A hug from Palma de mallorca

Aileen said...

Great bold sentiment. Works well with the bunny. x

craftattack said...

A very beautiful card! Valerie

Susie Sugar said...

What a cutie
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Lynne said...

Super cute card.
Lynne xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

I think the sentiment is fine in bold black. It looks great with the rabbit with his little pink nose! Welcome back to Blogland!

Lisa said...

Wow Shirley, I love all your cards but especially this one xxx