Monday, 28 March 2011

Less is More week 8



Hello from a very tired mustavcoffee,

I'm a very happy bunny today:0) not only did I get to the NEC yesterday (that's why I'm tired, it's a long old drive from here) but I won a new watermark,  YAY I'm really lucky!



BUT first I would like to share my card for Less is more





The technique of leaving some of the image out of the oval I encountered at Mina's blog and would like to give her a shout out, she's such an inspiration, Thanks Mina :0) x












This week is a sketch and here it is! 
At the NEC yesterday I found Graphic 45 stamps (this link takes you to an American online shop, the only one I found that has them ATM ), the first time I've ever seen them anywhere and I just couldn't resist although it was the end of the day and I'd reached my spending limit (that happened quite quickly actually!) I just couldn't walk away from these little beauties:0) I wonder if you're going to love them as much as me? I need the whole 3 sets now LOL.

 Anyway on to my new watermark................ I have been following Emily's recent collaboration with Lisa highlighting Unity Stamps and I was lucky enough to win one of Lisa's clever creations and guess what? it's a coffee cup ring stain, YAY! So perfect for me!
p.s the links will take you to the websites
That's it for today, pop over if you have time to check out the Less is More Challenge it's all good fun and Chrissy, Mandi and all the lovely participants will make you very welcome. :0) xxx

46 comments:

Susan said...

I don't think I knew that G45 made stamps...how cool! Beautifully colored...and a fabulous card!

Beryl K said...

This is absolutely brilliant, I just love that stamp. Thanks for your comments
Beryl x

Chrissie said...

I didn't see you at the NEC yesterday, and I was wearing my "Less is More" badge too!
Great card... I love how the image overflows the oval!
Super stuff!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

AsAlwaysAngela said...

Such bright, beautiful colors! This is definitely different from the usual "girly" type of card. I like it!

Kathyk said...

Great watermark for you too! Love those images - gr8 card

KAthyk

Faith A said...

This is a real WOWZER card, those images are incredible definitely a good buy, even though perhaps one to many :) and I think you have coloured them like a professional, absolutly gorgeous, makes me think perhaps I should become a stamper, nah! couldn't do it anything like this.

Oh! yes, thank for the lovely comment on my blog.

MaggieC said...

This blogger is driving me nuts today. i cannot upload my own photos and I am having trouble viewing others. I had to change browsers to find your picture. Well worth it though. A splendid, colourful card.

Susan Allan said...

Got you on my sidebar, so it is now easy to find you!
I love Graphic 45 paper, which I use quite a bit.
Your character could do with being a bit 'less' couldn't he?
You have done the sketch proud.
Put your feet up and have a huge mug of steaming coffee

Sue xx

Netty said...

Congratulations on the waterstamp win.
Am so loving your card its the most brilliant fun, terrific stamps.......wow Annette x

simplylessismoore said...

Super card, so different!
Very vibrant striking image
Thanks for your comments, much appreciated
Great to see you
mandi

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

gorgeous ''fat belly'':d I love this card!!!! thanks for sharing!

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

gorgeous ''fat belly'' I love this card!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Linby said...

Great card- thanks for the links, nearly forgot to come back and comment!
Linbyx

Jenny said...

What a great card it certainly caught my eye in the thumbnails. Glad you enjoyed your stash buying trip...I couldn't go this year X

Katina said...

WOW! What a striking card with such an unusual image - (he looks a bit like my boss,lol!) x

Vicky Hayes said...

Sounds as if you've been having fun! And congratulations on winning the watermark! Your card is great - I like the muted images and then that amazing bold band and focal image in gorgeous orange.

Sue said...

Wow what a different image on our card love it a pleasure to see something different Luv Sue x

Sandra Berlinski said...

Very colourful, love the design.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mustavcoffee
this is stunning ....soooo different ...love it ...glad you had a good time at the NEC....i am getting excited ...as ally pally is getting near ....
hug
sylvie
xx

Debbie said...

That is really cool! Very unique and colorful.

Doreen said...

Wow this is gorgeous and I love the new watermark.xxx

Paulien said...

Hi Mustavcoffee....Great colors you've used! I like those Graphic 45 stamps & papers, bought them too;-)in other themes... Yesssssssss!

Happy StampGreetz
Paulien from the Netherlands

Craftilicious said...

gorgeous stamps no wonder you couldn't walk away from them.

Emily Leiphart said...

WOW, this card is just amazing! I love the bold central image, the acrobat hanging down the side and the subtle clowns at the bottom. I'm shocked that you chose the coffee rings for your watermark and in brown, too. SHOCKED! LOL!!! ;) It looks fabulous!

Mina said...

oh wow Im gobsmacked that I inspired you, thats fantastic Im so chuffed...your card is so gorgeously artistic and wow to the colouring...did you get over your sleep in lol
Mina xxx

massofhair said...

LoVe Graphic 45 images and their cardstock pads are so fab i can't bear to use them lol... Congratulations on getting your images and i must say they look amazing. Love your colour palette and your card just works, BrIlLiAnT:-)

Sue W said...

Oooh I didn't know Graphic 45 had a range of stamps!!!!! Love this image and the way you've coloured and used it for the sketch! Great job!!!

Jose said...

Lovely card, and great colouring
Jose

Jules said...

A fantastic make!!! Love your colour choices and your image going outside the edge of the oval .. .. really must try that sometime as it looks great.

Loving your new watermark too. How lovely and personal to you. Brilliant!!!

Love Jules xx

Kristel said...

Woww that is a really beautiful card dear! Looks so sweet and devine!
Hugs Kristel

Aileen said...

Very dramatic. Super placement and your focal image coming out of the oval is a great touch. x

sharingthepassion said...

this is fab so different, love it

ali x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous stamps MC, and a really beautiful card - love the rich colours. Hope you are now fully recovered from your visit to the NEC!
Super watermark by the way.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Angela said...

Hey, MC -- great use of those fab stamps! Adore your brand-spankin'-new watermark, too -- a perfect fit!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Wahoo . . . you nailed the LiM challenge. What fantastic images and a great sentiment!
Hugs, Sandra

nicoleqmullen said...

LOVE this card! Those stamps are fab, I won a set from the states recently and love them, I just wish I could get more of them over here!

Suze Bain said...

Well, he's had more than his fair share of pies hasn't he! Super card, nice to see something 'different'. Suze x

Maureen said...

A brilliant take on the theme!!

Linda R. said...

Oh my sweet friend.. I just looooove this image. I can see why you liked it.. It just make me smile.. And you colored it perfectly.. LOVE IT..

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs, Linda

Lynne said...

Stunning card. Love the bright colours. Your watermark is great too.
Lynne xxx

Rosemary said...

wow!! perfectly colored! what a neat image!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is amazing!
hugs
kim x

cardz said...

What an eye-catching, original, stunning card. I love the whole concept.

Eileen said...

Super image, super card, love it.

Hugs
Exx

chris said...

this is brill, love the uniqueness of it.
sounds like you had a good day, I too got to the end of my spends early on in the day, but had lots of fun and laughter all the day through, met up with some nice people, just wish one of them could have been you. hope you noticed I left a few things for you on the sunday!!
hope you are ok love chris xx

dahlhousedesigns said...

I just got a chance to pop in and see how your watermark looks. Lookin' good. :)

FABBY card girlie!!! I love your take.

lisa a.