Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Less is More and WOYWW

 So last night Hubby was working with BIL and DD was watching a dvd which would only work on her dvd player so I went in my room for a play. This is my WOYWW when I finished, not too bad although I had already tidy up once.
I've admire all the CAS cards and love the Less is More challenges but its something I find really hard to do. For instance this week is a touch of red and I had managed to get my hands on this flower stamp from Hero Arts that I've admired for many months on Kaths blog.  Since I wasn't convince this would work I used a scrap of pattern paper which now I wish I had a bit more cos I could of layered the flower a bit more and the black beads would then be inside a petal.
Stil I'm really pleased how it turned out, I hadn't forgotten how to make my flat bows, last time I made them was at Christmas. Don't stamp sentiment stamps when you've just refilled the inkpad so I apologise for the sloppy stamping but what a brilliant sentiment from Stampin up.
The hardest thing was not to put anything in the top left hand corner so much so I had to hide the card!!!!!
My friend has recently become a Stampin  Up Demostrater and she keeps showing stuff thats not on my wish list which included the green inkpad and the stamps I used for the next card. I used the Less is More sketch from last week and the border punch is EK success. I cut a strip slighty thinner than 1 1/2 inch which left room in the middle for the ribbon. Its easy to make a strip like this, remember where you start from and when you've punched one side, flip it over to the other side and start from place your started on the other side.
There was no way I was leaving the top blank which is way I put the pearls there, originally I thought they were to small but less is more!

Sorry for going on a bit and turning this into one very long post. 

82 comments:

  1. OMG Debby, such a very very nice cards. Beautiful.
    Hugs Astrid

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  2. Loved reading the long post!! I am really stunned by the look of these 2 cards! I love what you did with the red flowers!!
    The flat bow....neat!!! (is that the right word?) Thanks for your message on my blog Deb!!
    xxx
    Dutch Tulip
    Marja

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  3. Debby, die Karten sind echte Meisterwerke. Vor allem die 1. Karte. Ein absoluter Traum!
    Wahnsinn!!!!

    Liebe Grüße
    Uschi

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  4. Fantastic cards Debby. Especially like the green one. Glad to see your work space is just as messy as mine! Hugs x

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  5. fabulous cards debby ,,, both are fabulous !! I am going to have a go at the Less is More later ,, I have missed a few of them and need to catch up :-)
    fab desk too ,,, very tidy this week !! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  6. wow 2 fab CAS cards . I love the poppies and the green one is stunning
    Lisa x

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  7. I like your 'less is more' cards, but I like the one at the top the most. I'm crazy about the poppy flowers ;) My whole bedroom is poppy colours and decorated with them.
    I always enjoy watching your desk :D
    xoxo Anita

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  8. Hi Debby, you do CAS beautifully, theses cards are drop dead gorgeous:0) xxx

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  9. Oh Debby,those are so gorgeous,Love them!!
    Hugs Heidy

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  10. Fabulous cards Debbie... the one for our challenge is perfect... wonderfully paper pieced touch of red!
    Have a great week
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  11. Hi Debby. Absolutely love these two cards. Love the image in the first and the detail on the second. Donna

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  12. Gorgeous cards love the beautiful images and colours.Wow your desk is so neat compaired to mine lol.
    Hugs Linda

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  13. Beautiful cards! I can never seem to master the less is more thing, but certainly seem to have managed it!

    Loving the peek at your desk too!

    Sheena
    woyww #101
    xxx

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  14. I enjoy reading your blog!!

    I love both of these cards. Your LIM9 poppies are just amazing. I love the paper piecing, and the tiny beads at the centre - lovely!

    The green card calls to my heart - I love all shades of green. This is also lovely!

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  15. OMG Debby, this are amazing, I LOVE them!! Pami x

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  16. Both cards are stunning.

    Hugs
    Michelle

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  17. wow, two very beautiful cards. love it!

    greetings nadine

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  18. Indead less is more and I sometimes just love that style. I also want to thank you for visiting once in a while my blog and leaving a reaction. I really do appreciate it.

    Have a nice day,
    Sonja

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  19. I LOVE these two!!!!!!!!!
    So clean and breezy, such delicate work.
    I am in love )

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  20. Two super CAS cards Debby, that really is a fabulous flower stamp. x

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  21. Well I think you've hit it on the nail Debby, 2 gorgeous cards. Having trouble getting my head round less is more and also finding the time is even harder at the mo. Thanks for sharing. Carolxx

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  22. Wowzer!!These are two very stunning CAS designs!! Love the flowers with the paper piecing!! Smiles, Vicki

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  23. Debby, these are two gorgeous cards, really beautiful.

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  24. loving the poppies - work so well how you've done them.

    the green card is lovely too :-)

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  25. Wow they are amazing. I am sooo loving your poppy card, it just looks so stunning. Love the greens you've chosen for your Bliss card.

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  26. Hi sweetie, these are stunning, love them, the sentiment on the first is just perfect, hugs pops x x x

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  27. Wow love what you did with the poppies and the green card is STUNNING!
    Val x

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  28. Evening Debby, lovely cards so classic looking. I love the stampin up stamps they are gorgeous as well as the Hero Arts stamp. Have a nice evening Hugs Jo.xxx

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  29. both really pretty cards. Thanks for Sharing and hope you have a happy WOYWW. Caroline (No 31 x)

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  30. Debby, these are exceptional! I love the red card, but the green one is absolutely gorgeous - but green is my fave colour! Once again your decoupage skills are such a 'wow' feature on your cards, fabulous!!

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  31. Debby, this is amazing.
    So elegant and gorgeous.

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  32. 2 stunners Debby - absolutely love them both. Your flat bows are so neat!!
    Pauline x
    PS follwoing my droll ovr your insightful meadows cards i ordered some and they recently arrived so i am now hoping to make some cards half as good as the ones you made :-)
    x

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  33. Your cards are gorgeous! Very very nice!

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  34. oh wow debby what elegant cards ~ was thinking about time i stopped putting everything but the kitchen sink on mine ~you have done just that perfectly!
    vanessa xx

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  35. Hi Debby
    Two stunners very different for you ....Fab!!!!!
    hugs
    sylvie
    xx

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  36. Absolutely stunning
    Thanks so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  37. two fabulous cards Debby - my favourite is the second one with the pretty green colours and beautiful butterfly.
    hugs, annie x

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  38. nice tidy desk and 2 very beautiful CAS cards!
    Happy Crafting! Debxx

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  39. Debby these are stunning in their simplicity - not too much fuss, very elegant! Maybe that's a style I should adopt for my cards??? Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments xxxx

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  40. Love Less is More that the second card is just stunning.
    Berni

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  41. These are two really beautiful cards, I love them.

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  42. Both your cards are fabulous. The red LiM one is beautiful, love the paper piecing and the paper you`ve used is gorgeous. The green one is just so clean and delicate.
    Lynne xxx

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  43. gorgeous cards Debby, love them both!

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  44. Hi Debby, these cards are so elegant, they are both beautiful but I love the red poppies. Debbie x

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  45. Hi hun
    lovely creative desk, your cards are gorgeous i luv the poppy one, fabulous creations hun, happy WOYWW, sue,x

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  46. I have that stampin up set Debby and you show it off to its absolute best! Great CAS cards Happy WOYWW Hugs Rebekah xx (63)

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  47. Wow, these are so elegant! Brilliant job!

    luv, Mags x

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  48. Both those cards are stunning especially the green one. Your desk is tidy - mine never looks like that even when I've tidied up.
    x Tricia (84)

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  49. Hi Debby, both are absolute stunners. I love the poppies (I have this on my wish list). You've really mastered the CAS look. Sue.x

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  50. Fab paper piecing on the poppy, it looks great.
    Jennie X

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  51. Wow Debbie, these are stunning hun, love the less is more you do, so elegant,good job I don't have a friend like that I'd never have any money lol xx

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  52. They are just gorgeous Debby, so elegant and pretty. Love the little green butterfly.

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  53. Lovely cards - very stylish. I would be more than happy to receive one of these!
    Happy WOYWW
    Rebecca (48) x

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  54. Two lovely cards Debby....

    Anne

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  55. Well I love the poppy card as it is also one of my favorite stamps and while the second card is nice I can't get my head round the 'bliss' what does it mean, what is it about, the SU people seem to rave on about it but it is not for me either. I am not a very fancy card maker but I do find LIM more difficult than I expected.

    Kath x

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  56. Beautiful cards Debby, love the simplicity of them!
    Helen x

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  57. Such elegant cards Debby. They are both beautiful.
    Diane xx

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  58. Such elegant cards Debby. They are both beautiful.
    Diane xx

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  59. Two gorgeous cards!
    Maria x

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  60. Both beautiful.. So simple but fabulous!!

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  61. Both of these are really, really gorgeous. xxx

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  62. Debby, you've made two fabulous cards!!! I love the sentiment on the first card and the dimension on the flowers!!

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  63. Two gorgeous cards I especially like the Bliss card I think this has been my favotite SU set this year.

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  64. I think both cards are awesome. Love the red and green colors! Thanks for sharing! Vickie #88

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  65. Both stunning creations Debby.

    Ali x

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  66. Gorgeous cards! They're both absolutely beautiful! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  67. Strikes me you're much better at LIM than you think Debby, these two cards are both fantastic!!
    Daren't show my workspace I'm ashamed that it is total disorganized chaos!
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  68. simple, elegant, classy , stunning I could go on and on!
    Both perfect!

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  69. wow debby love how you used that gorgeous poppy stamp from Heros....big hugs kath xxx

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  70. wow stunning cards Debby!

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  71. Wow your cards are amazing, am loving your poppy card, its amazing how you have created the flowers.

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  72. Both these cards are gorgeous Debby

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  73. Hi there, they are both beautiful cards. Love the green on the second card. I hardly ever think of using anything but black ink to stamp with. Thank you for the comment on my blog, it's appreciated. Sarah

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  74. 2 Stunning cards Debby, Love them both. Your flat bows are gorgeous, must give them a try.
    Avril x

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  75. O Debby these are gorgeous!!
    Hugs José

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  76. WOW 3D flowers, a stunning and very beautiful card:-)

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  77. Love the paper pieced flowers. Your second card is gorgeous too! x

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  78. Yes, definite bliss these cards are, so elegant xxx

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  79. Oh wow these are so elegant and beautiful, i especially love the green card
    love tasha xx

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  80. absolutly CAS, the first one is my favourite

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  81. both of these are just so stylish and elegant!!! absolutley Love them!!! Hugs Juls

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  82. Tidier desk last week!(I'm still getting round) Lovely cards
    Happy (Late) woyww!
    (lyn)

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