Tuesday, 22 May 2012


Hopefully nice and early for Less is More this week (Theme Baby or Child). Nice wide scope but I found it quite difficult to do CAS for a child…to make an attractive card for a child tends to lend itself to bolder style designs so this week my card has a bit more layering than I would normally do for this challenge, hopefully there’s enough white space and simplicity (oops a few little details did creep in) to qualify.

In honour and might I add extremely early I created a card for my youngest goddaughter who is three this year…


A while ago I bought some lovely embroidered tape from the chartity shop (20P!!) and I knew it would be useful so quite simply a strip attached on a layer and a message embellished with three buttons created a simple design but hopefully bright and appealing to a child.

and just in case the message hadn’t been twigged


a nice big three inside Party smile!

As I said…. I have made this card early……birthday in August…now all I have to do is remember I made it…… and where I put it!!!


lin_ka1 said...

God-congratulations. Three year old this year will be blessed with a beautiful card. Whether you do one or more layers, your cards are very interesting. When I look at your work I am convinced that the difficulties are what really motivates you, and the effects of these efforts are beautiful.
Thank you for visiting me. That's nice. Regards

Suze Bain said...

That embroidered ribbon is fab Diane, love the three buttons too. Now, your chances of finding it come August ....!!! xx

Samantha said...

Lovely C&S card, Thanks for stopping by my blog too! hugs me xx

Faith A said...

Oh! she will love this, what a bargain the ribbon was. Love the buttons too

Jenny said...

ooo now I'm good at putting things like this in a safe place!!! Never to be seen again :0)
The ribbon was a great find and some good recycling too......love your fun bright card Diane :0)
Jenny x

Valerie said...

Love all the embellies on your card Diane, that ribbon was a great find! Saw your nappy bouquet, which was lovely, I made a nappy cake for my DIL's baby shower and loved making it. You can see it here: http://canonburycreations.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/celebration-cake.html
Val x

Chrissie said...

This looks great Diane, I love the bold colours you used! The ribbon is fab.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Aileen said...

Love the bright colours. Super childs card. x

Bea said...

smashing card for a child Diane - hope you do remember your safe place as that has often been my downfall until after I have made the replacement lol!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Diane, Gorgeous and totally suitable for your God daughter, bright colours and her name and you are definitely onto a winner:0) Thank you so much for your kind comments on my cards, you made my day, Gay xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a great way to use that strip Diane! I love the three buttons and the giant 3 inside too. I don't know how many times I've lost something I've prepared early! Vicky x

Deanna said...

Great Card with the ribbon. She will love it! I have the same problem of making cards and forgetting what I did with them...lol

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your embellishments and your bargain ribbon..your god daughter will love it


Wishcraft said...

Fab card, such lovely bright colours :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Mandi said...

Terrific as ever Diane
Love the vibrancy
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

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