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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Less is More Week 169 - a sketch


This week's Less is More Challenge is to make your CAS card based on this simple sketch.  My first card uses the Stampin' Up Build a Bird punch.  I've coloured my kraft card birds with a bit of Distress Ink and given them a pop hole.  The sentiment is from Joanna Sheen.  I can't decide whether this is a young bird being fed in the nest or a lovely-dovey pair of birds, could be either...


Second card is cut with my Portrait,uses soft pastel shades and a Stampin' Up sentiment.

I'm entering a few challenges with my cards:
Just a Note:
 Get Inky - die cuts
Simon Says - clean and simple
Sisterhood of Crafters - things with wings

Butterfly Birthday
Scrappers Delight - pretty pastels
Simon Says - clean and simple
Stempelgarten - pastel colours mix
 

37 comments:

  1. Love those cute birds! super inspiration cards

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  2. Both great cards Anne but the bird one is definitely close to my heart! I currently have blue tits nesting in a bird box on the side of my house and am highly entertained with their antics on our bird cam - might have to make a similar card to celebrate the arrival of he chicks when they eventually hatch. Great use of the sketch.

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  3. Your bird card is adorable!!

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  4. Love the birdie card. Fab idea :)

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  5. Super cards Anne!
    You and your Portrait have been really busy! It's about time I used mine again for something or other!
    Cx

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  6. Both great cards Anne, I really enjoy seeing birds on a card. Glad you are enjoying your toy. xx Flora

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  7. Loving the cards you've created using that sweet sketch! Jo x

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  8. WOW ... both cards are fabulous Anne but I think the 1st is my favorite! Love how you've created dimension ... Awesome!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘THINGS WITH WINGS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  9. beautiful cards Ann, the birds are so cute.

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  10. Hi Anne, the birds are my fave. I think it's the addition of that brick wall as a background. I'll be playing along soon.

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  11. Beautiful cards Anne, love the little birdies. Linda xx

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  12. I love both your cards. I esp. like your brick bg with your 2 Love Birds. TFS

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  13. Love both your cards Anne but the little birds are my fav, such a fun card. Hugs x

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  14. Two really nice cards... I especially love the butterflies because of the double wings. Thanks for joining us at Stempelgarten challenge!
    ;-) Alex H.

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  15. I'm in love with your card this week Anne those cute little birds against the striking embossing folder are simply perfect. I've got brain freeze now! x

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  16. Gorgeous set of cards Anne, love the first one, it's a stunning card, the birds are so cute.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  17. Gorgeous cards Anne :-) both are beautiful and I especially love the birds one,,, so very cute :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  18. Love your bird card! The brick embossing is wonderful and I like how they are peeking out of each side of the circle. WONDERFUL!!
    Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.

    ~Beth – Get Inky! DT Coordinator
    Follow me @ The Crafty Scrap Yard

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  19. Two very nice cards and I really like the birds.

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  20. Hola Anne, thank you for your comment last week:D
    I love your both cards, simply wonderful, the birds card is cute and clever, and the second is gorgeous,i like the flowers die circle, fabulous job Anne.
    A warm hug from Palma

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  21. So pretty! Thanks for joining at Scrapper's Delights: Pastel Colors
    Hugs
    Dewi.
    PS. Come join my birthday candy: http://www.sundaymorningcard.blogspot.com/2014/04/my-birthday-candy.html

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  22. Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
    What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

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  23. Lovely cards, the little birds are so cute

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  24. This is great! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  25. Both cards are really beautiful, Anne! Love both ideas for the sketch, especially those sweet birds!

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  26. These are both so lovely, Anne ... the birds are so cute, fab against the embossed background ... gorgeous colours on the butterfly card .. so calm and serene! Anita :)

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  27. Both cards are fabulous Anne but I just love the one with the birds. How clever to think of using them in that way! Michelle x

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  28. Two really great cards, but I simply adore the bird card with the brick background!!

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  29. Lovely card but I am in love with the birdies, absolutely brilliant idea !!

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  30. Beautiful card, Anne! The embossed brick in the background completes your design so nicely and I love how the birds are peeking in on each other. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Keep It Clean and Simple!

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  31. super cute card , those birds are lovely
    Nicky x

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  32. Both are beautiful cards, Anne - but my favourite is definitely the little birds - a brilliant use of Chrissie's lovely sketch... and thanks so much for taking the time to 'visit' me today. very much appreciated and will try harder next time!
    Jan x

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  33. Lovely cards.My favourite is the birdie one.Thanks for the inspiration.

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  34. Great cards Anne, love the cute birdie one esp. :) Viv xx

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  35. These are beautiful! I love that first bird card with the lovely sponging on the bird punches and that fabulous background!
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. xx

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  36. So sorry I've not been around to comment properly Anne but I really wanted to come and tell you that I was bowled over by your bird card! Just perfect! Vicky x

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