Thursday, 4 July 2013

Less is More - sand

Hello everyone :o)

Today's card is my entry for this week's challenge at Less is More, where the theme is 'sand'... which reminded me that I'd bought (and not used yet) some Naturals Ivory card from Stampin' Up - I think it has a bit of a grainy 'sandy' look.  I didn't set out to make a sympathy card, it just evolved into one!

Items Used
4.5" x 5.5" card blank - Ivory Naturals cardstock - Stampin' Up
Sentiment - Love & Sympathy set - Stampin' Up
Memory Box Chloe Stem die - MCH (out of stock)
Memento Ink in Toffee Crunch

I like this card size but I've always been put off making them because it's not a standard size here and the envelopes aren't available (or not that I've found anyway), but I've now got the WRMK envelope punch board and it's rather fabulous lol... so I can do all sorts of random sizes now!

Ooh and I've just spotted Teresa's newest items at My Crafty Heart... Frantage!  I've see so many of you using it and it looks gorgeous so I think I might just have to try some... not sure how I'm going to choose which ones though!

Right... off for a little catch up with your blogs... Hope you all have a lovely evening :o)


Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Lisa. I love the image and the sentiment is lovely. Beautiful colour tone also.
Hugs Sharon x

Annette said...

Beautiful card Lisa. I've just bought some Frantage, but have not used it yet!! Not really sure what to do as I don't want to ruin a coloured image so will have to practice on some scrap first! LOL How much do you need to use!!! I need to practice!

Claire said...

A beautiful card and sentiment. Hugs, Claire x

Julie Kitchener said...

Hi Lisa i do love the card it's beautiful!
iv'e had some frantage now for a while but i dont know how to use it yet!!!

Vicky said...

So gorgeous hun....and I need some of that frantage

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is gorgeous Lisa.
Sue x

mixamatoasties said...

Just beautiful hun xx

tilly's crafts said...

what a gorgeous sympathy card, and the sentiment is so lovely
Kim x

Pia S said...

Such a clever take on the LIM challenge and an absolutely beautiful sympathy card, Lisa!

rachel said...

this is just fabulous Lisa - love its simplicity! You'll love the frantage!!! Hugs xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is just so beautiful, such a lovely sentiment
hugs Sue xx

Whisper said...

Oooo simply stunning hun, Luv Sam x

Helen J said...

Beautiful card & sentiment.

coops said...

so stunning lisa.the verse is beautiful.

xx coops xx

Chrissie said...

...and a beautiful card it is too Lisa!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Dreamtime Designs said...

This is great Lisa ... & actually you wouldn't want anything else on this design...less really looks good with this one :) Great job.

I know what you mean about the frantage. I ordered some yesterday & really had trouble deciding lol.
Hugz, Lisa.

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heidy said...

Beautiful card Lisa!!
XXX Heidy

Jackie said...

What a wonderful card, so perfect for the occasion :o)
Jackie xx

Carol Willis said...

Beautiful card and sentiment Lisa.
Frantage - buy the lot! You can never have too much.
Have a great weekend.
Caz x

Sarah said...

Hi hun, I am rediscovering my mojo and come for some inspiration. Stunning cards as always, I love this one that card is really unusual, pretty die too x

Kat W said...

Really elegant CAS card :-)

Hugs, Kat xx

Cazza said...

This is beautiful Lisa and such a lovely sentiment :o)

Craftdee said...

This is a lovely Sympathy card. I (unfortunately) need one for later in the week, I was thinking along the lines of this card, I always think elegant works for a Sympathy card, especially for a man. I never knew DL wasn't a standard size in the UK, that's our Business Letter size here so the ONE size available everywhere in all sorts of colours! I make my own envelopes too, it's so much more flexible, had a few "oh ohs" at first mind, lol. Donna xx