Today marks the 300 week of challenges from "Less is More". This is quite a milestone for Blogland and I personally feel a great deal of pride and pleasure in what I helped create almost six years ago.
In honour of the occasion the theme this week is Celebrations and Festivals.
This simple Christmas card was made with a die sentiment from Cutplorations and thread and bells from Memory Box.The black piece was embossed with a texture plate from ilk but this doesn't show too well in the photograph, but just gives a little subtle relief.
Here is another Christmas celebration card; this was prompted by my purchases at the recent Sincerely Yours show in Portsmouth where I bought the Christmas tree die from Memory Box and the sentiment from Yvonne Creations, a company new to me. For the latter I added a silver die cut and layered it with a slightly offset white one adding a few gems in salient places. The backdrop was embossed with a Sheena Douglass snowy Embossing Folder.
The last of this Christmas trio uses Sizzix dies.I sprayed the die-cuts with Crafter's Companion Spray and Sparkle in Pearl Diamond. I love the shimmery sheen it gives.The word Noel didn't actually have an umlaut over the e but I thought I'd add just a touch of red by using the berries from a holly die! The pearl 'berries' on this holly were supposed to look randomly spread, but were actually carefully placed to cover a smudge on one of the leaves!
There are some prizes up for grabs this week, so do join in and you may get a chance to win one!
The last one is just a general celebratory card... sentiment form Stamplorations and glasses from Memory Box.
I feel really proud of the challenge at Less is More and for it to be still flourishing on its 300th week is quite an achievement!
Thanks to all who have helped make it such a success!