Saturday, February 19, 2011

Stampin' Up Sale-a-bration Stamp set Bliss

Recently, I have started doing more and more clean and simple cards, so the discovery of the Less is More challenge has been a god-send! I love clean and simple stamping, and with the Mothers Day cards for the Troops drive, the simpler the better, as I can set up a production line to create the maximum amount of cards in the smallest amount of time as possible...
I created another two this evening using the Less is More latest challenge, which is a theme challenge - SPRING. Spring to me is new flowers, and Mothers Day. These cards use the Sale-a-bration stamp set Bliss, which has to be my favourite Sale-a-bration set. I love the butterfly and damask in the set, but this is the first time I've used this little flower. It reminds me of a cherry blossom, especially the lighter of the two....
I will be participating in this challenge again, I'm sure.. So, head over, and have a look at the other entries (there are some amazing artists participating in these challenges!) 
Happy Stamping Guys!

31 comments:

Chrissie said...

Hi Jess,
It only dawned on me today that with the seasons being different for us in different parts of the globe,Spring is not just around the corner for you... you must be still in summer! So thanks for joining in our Spring challenge!
I'm not sure which card I prefer... maybe the first, I like the position of the sentiment in that one!
We'll look forward to seeing you again next week!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Annmaree (Emu) said...

These are beautiful!!!

I love the stamps used, awesome colours,in both pale and darker!

Very Cool!!!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous cards! Lovely.

sharingthepassion said...

they are both pretty, love the colours.

Have a fab day

Ali x

Debgem said...

Hi Jess - you're quick off the mark!!

These are both lovely - I like the way the flowers cascade down the card. I think I prefer the first, I prefer the slightly stronger colour of the flowers, and the position of the greeting is a little more pleasing to the eye! However, I adore the "mother" stamp!!

Mandi said...

Hi jess,
Super cards, I also didn't anticipate Spring being different...how silly

Thanks for you joining us again, see you again next week

mandi
"Less is More"

FionaJ said...

GOSH you were super quick this week, great cards, love them both, great to see so many of us joining in Less is More x

Laura said...

Both are beautiful but I think the first one is my favourite. Love the colours!
Have a great weekend.
Laura x

Ann said...

both gorgeous - I too prefer the first - the wording is perfectly positioned on that one.
Ann xxx

Sue said...

Hi Jess, 2 fabulous cards and both beautiful:)

sue
xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Jess - just love your pretty card it really makes you feel like spring.

Anne

Loli said...

Hello Jess thank you for visiting my blog and post a comment.
Beautiful spring flowers in fall, very bright.
A hug from Spain...in winter

Aileen said...

Hi Jess

I like your first card best and isn't it great how you can make a card using only a few stamps.

Bea said...

lovely cards - the colour make me wish spring was here already.

S Jane said...

Hello .... from another Aussie!!!
I think I prefer your first card......the stronger colour pops off the page and I prefer the placement of your sentiment.........Oh not sure you asked for opinions!!!

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Hi Jess, I love both your cards they are stunning. Well Done.

Viv's Visuals said...

Two lovely cards but the first one gets my vote as I like the colours you've used!

Mau xx said...

Hi Jess, I guess most of us like the first one..lol
I too like the 1st as I like your welcoming colour...its so cold and wet here :( I prefer the sentiment position too. Both Beautiful cards though and so pretty.
hugs Mau xx

themessycraftroom said...

Hi, I like your cards very much, but I to prefer your first one. Hugs x ChrisB

Faith A said...

Oh! Yes, great cards, love the umph that the first one has though, I suppose because we are only just seeing Spring come through and I love colour.

Susan said...

Your cards are so pretty, but I believe I like the bold bright colors on the first card the best! Thanks so much for sharing!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

love the first one, really pops :) x

Aquarius said...

I'd not given a thought to the fact that spring means different things in other parts of the world - SU stamps particularly seem to suit this clean and simple style of cards and you've made good use of them.

Sally H said...

Beautiful cards. Love them both!

Jo said...

Both these cards are beautiful, I love them in both colourways and the sentiments are lovely too.

Lynne said...

I love them both but actually I think the second one is closer in colour to cherry blossom. Gorgeous anyway.
Lynne xxx

Biscuitlid said...

Hi Jess
I love the way you've used the Bliss set on these cards, so pretty
Victoria
x

jillyscreations said...

Lovley cards love the stamp you have used

Angelnorth said...

So pretty, love the swoosh of flowers on these! I like the strong contrast of the darker ink colour on the first one too, makes it look an even fresher design somehow.

Elizabeth said...

Hello Jess, It's so interesting to see what you associate with spring in Australia as it is very different from Scotland. Your cards are lovely, I like the flower cascade and I think I prefer the first, but only marginally, the stronger colour and placement of the flowers together with the placement of the greeting just has the edge for me. I took a peek at other posts on your blog and I do like your CAS style cards. Elizabeth x

Vicky Hayes said...

Love the way your flowers look as if they've been sprinkled across the card front.