LIM #182

This week, in celebration of Chrissie's birthday - very best wishes, Chrissie! - the challenge at Less is More is Anything Goes!  Woo hoo!

This post includes my latest play with the cute animals from Mama Elephant's stamp set, Up Up and Away.  A gorgeous set, but a new one for me.  Here is my card for this week.

 I first coloured the branch and flowers with DI through a stencil - I like how this looks.  I then bravely (because the card was almost finished) used the little dash lines from the set to mark out the border for my sentiment, phew - that looks OK, but then I may have gone a tad too far, with the sketchy blue sky, using a Copic marker - B00, blended with the colourless blender pen.  I do like the contrast of the blue, but I need to practise that technique.

As I said, this is a new stamp set for me, and my first card - seen below - just didn't seem right without some colour beneath the image, so I couldn't really enter it into the challenge, because there is NO white space. However, I loved making it, and the soft effect created by the coordinating colours and paper pieced umbrella.

This final card, using the last of the animals, is for my youngest grand-daughter, whose birthday is not until November.  However, I'll probably give it to her some time in October, when we are visiting them in the US - I love to see her face when she opens her present!  She loves rainbows, and usually manages to draw them into every picture, so this background paper (from SSS card kit) with its tiny rainbows, hearts and stars is perfect for her.  Not CAS at all of course, but I don't think she would like a card that was too CAS yet!  In time, I'm sure she will, but until then, it's incumbent on me to fit in as much as I can onto a card - it shows how much I care lol!


  1. What lovely cards you have crafted ! Great work !

  2. Gorgeous cards love them all <3

  3. Ann what a super set of cards!
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

  4. Ann these are 3 gorgeous cards. Love the one you have made for your granddaughter Georgia. This set is on my wishlist they are such cute images.
    I think the copic colouring and the branch looks very oriental in the first card.

  5. Awww such stunningly cute cards Anne
    I've JUST discovered Mama Elephant and think I'm in love with their products. Only got dies so far though.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  6. I'm sorry this comment is so late, but I was on holiday in Spain last week and wifi was a little limited and slow!
    These are all superb Ann... many thanks for the birthday greeting too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"


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