Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Less is More with Everything Eleanor

I found the Less is More challenge quite tricky this week, as we are instructed to take inspiration from their blog header.  It is a lovely blog header, but I just wasn't sure what to do with it!  In the end I decided to go with Everything Eleanor and use the colours, the flourish, the flowers and the gems from the header.

Here is what I did:

I stamped the flourish to begin with and then stamped the frame on another bit of Crumb Cake, before drawing around it and cutting out a slighter bigger frame in gold for an extra layer.  The sentiment is from Faith in Nature, while the small flowers are from the ever so useful Itty Bitty Shapes punch set.  The butterflies are, of course, those of Embosslits fame.  A few rhinestones and three score lines at the top finished off the card.

Stamp: Everything Eleanor, Faith in Nature (sentiment)
Ink: Basic Black
Card: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, gold card (non SU - using up some scraps from last Christmas!)
Other: Embosslits Beautiful Wings, Itty Bitty Shapes Punches, rhinestones, Simply Scored board

As always, if these or any other SU goodies have caught your eye, please do not hesitate to drop me an email or give me a ring on 07977 141605.  I will be delighted to assist you with your crafty makes and to place an SU order for you.  Remember that all orders of £45 or more qualify for free organdie ribbon and Everyday Enchantment brads!  Click here for details.

Another day, another cat picture:

A big wave hello to my new followers: Sue from Sue's Card Craft, Lena from Lena's Crafts, Carys from CarysL Cards and Squirrel from SQUirrel's INK.  Socks and I are delighted to have you join the Furry Tale party!

Thanks so much for stopping by today,


  1. This is lovely Victoria - especially the gold - Jacqueline xx

  2. I'd say you got it, Victoria! I love the black butterflies and that pretty gold around the label. I still haven't figured out what I'm going to do.

  3. Fab card, love the design for the sentiment xxx

  4. Oh very elegant Victoria and I love the blingy butterflies! xx

  5. Oooooo....who's a classy crafter, then? Gorgeous.....totally gorgeous....love the black and gold.
    Thank you so much for your supporting prayers for Immy, too.

  6. You've caught the glimmer of gold brilliantly on the photo, I love how you've simplified the design and the butterflies are a great addition too :0)
    Just look at that puddy tats face!!! Aww
    Jenny x

  7. Simply superb Victoria
    I love Everything Eleanor, but, only just ordered it this month
    Thanks very much
    "Less is More"

  8. I love the flourish behind your label Victoria and the sparkle of the flowers and butterflies. The picture definitely captures the contrariness of cats! Vicky x

  9. Love your take on this challenge hon. Very stylish xxx

  10. Great take on the challenge Victoria - love the clean lines. Keep wondering if I can live without Everything Eleanor.......hmmmmm guess not!

    Karen x

  11. Super stylish card Victoria, really gorgeous :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  12. Gorgeous card there Victoria. That stamp set is already on my Wish List. I can see you and Sandra are going to cost me a fortune. Just been working out how much those penguins will cost me in punches - too much! LOL!
    If you pop over to mine there is some bread and butter pudding but you have to be quick!

  13. Beautiful card - such a pretty design, hugs x x

  14. Gorgeous card - really elegant x

  15. Another great card love the stamp..x

  16. A very stylish and elegant card Victoria, I love the butterflies and sparkly gems. Everything Eleanor is one of my favourite sets (as are all of my SU stamps)

  17. Fabulous card Victoria such a beautiful take on the theme very sophisticated and elegant. Love the cat today and how true too!


  18. ah such a very cute card Victoria, thanks so much for sharing, Shaz in oz.x

  19. A beautiful card Victoria, the flourishes are gorgeous and the black butterflies with bling. Perfect! Sarah x

  20. Hola Victoria, thank you for your kind comment:D, i'm glad to see you.
    My weddings crads is a proyect for my niece, next year finish the university and she would like to wedding in two years and i made differents proyects for they and for a little company of events:D, i hope to see your Magic box!!!!.
    Fantastic and elegant card Victoria, i love your frame stamp, black and gold is always a perfect combo, gorgeous job!
    A hug from Palma

  21. What a lovely thank you card I love that die you have used Hugs Elaine

  22. Wow your cutting skills are amazing girl!!! my frame would be all over the place lol!!!. Such a pretty card and very elegant. Hugs Clare xxx


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