Tuesday, January 10

Less is More

 Happy Tuesday peeps......My Mojo seems to have done a disappearing act and i really did need to get myself motivated so I decided to start with a CAS card! 
The first challenge of 2012 over on LESS IS MORE is Predominately Purple....boy are Chrissie and Mandy challenging us this week lol.

I have used my fabulous Darice embossing folder from Crafters Companion
These folder give an amazing emboss and fab value for money too in my opinion.
I have punched a white border using Fiskars border punch and embossed lines using my Ulitimate Pro

 I added pearls over the holes of the punched border for a different look....I quite like it. I am trying to use up stash.......as now I have to cut back due to storage issues until my youngest flies the nest anyway lol.

I am also entering this into Let's Craft and Create
this is my first time entering this challenge and I intend to make it a regular of mine in the future weeks ahead.
their theme this fortnight is butterflies.

I am currently making Wedding Invitations so its all go at the moment I have a production line going so no stress this time around :O)

Looking forward to catching up with your blogs later on

Thanks for stopping by....much appreciated! 
 Happy creating
Ali x


Kathyk said...

It's a very sophisticated and super card

Welcome to 2012


Mandi said...

Simply superb Ali
Love the pearls
Happy new year to you and yours

Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Lisa said...

Hi Ali, This is so elegant ... love this embossing folder and stylish design.

Lisa x

Kiki said...

Wow, Ali, this looks fantastic!

Hugs, Kiki

Mandy said...

Hi Ali, I'm so glad you found us at Let's Craft and Create. Your card is absolutely stunning, such beautiful embossing.

It would be lovely to have you as a regular for our challenges.

take care

Diane said...

Hi Ali. Your card is gorgeous. I love the embossing folder. Thanks for joining us at LCC.

Marlou McAlees said...

hi Ali :) loving your gorgeous embossed butterflies :) thanks for joining in the fun :) x

Katina said...

Perfect card Ali! xx

Sandra said...

Ali, Your card is amazing and you made it look so easy good luck with the challenge:) Sandra H

Lynne said...

Fabulous Ali, that is a beautiful EF.
Lynne xxx

Wendy said...

So beautiful Ali, love the design.
Wendy xx

Sandra Azzopardi said...

Such an elegant card, Ali. I love the pearls and butterflies.

Chrissie said...

Great to see you at LIM again Ali... this is gorgeous, simple and elegant!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Stephanie said...

That really is a fabulous embossing folder, you know I love CAS so obviously I love this! I do hope you share the invites when they're done, I could do with some inspiration :) x p.s. I had a huge clearout a couple of years ago & got rid of 90% of stash, I'm not suggesting you go as extreme lol but I haven't looked back since!

Juls said...

so incredibly stylish! Just LOVE it!!! Hugs Juls

Sonia said...

Just beautiful Ali :)Hope you are keeping well>
Hugs Sonia xx

Jenny said...

Beautiful CAS card Ali, the embossing looks great off the edge of the card and fab way to use the pearls too :)

Paula (PEP) said...

Love your use of the pearls & the fact you introduced the soft peachy pink & how they pick up on the embossed dots of the pattern in the main purple panel.
Paula (PEP)

GinaA said...

Fabulous card, great design.

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, I love what you did here and those pearls really add fabulous contrast!

Karmakrafts said...

Its amazing but the simple cards that are unfussy are so amazing in their own rights..
Love it

Vicky said...

Beautifully elegant card Ali, I do love the embossing folder - another one for my wish list. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Let's Craft and Create. :)x

mixamatoasties said...

Fabby card Mrs W. Even if there are butterflies on it. At least they aren't pink ;)

Mwah xxx

Debbie said...

Lovely design Ali...gorgeous colour too.
Debbie x