Saturday, October 15, 2011

Less is More 37

I groaned when I saw that the theme for Less is More 37 was cocktails.  I'm not a cocktail kind of gal, but I was determined to participate since last week I couldn't manage a heart card to save my life! I didn't think I had any cocktail images, so I did a quick Google search and found this fabulous (and free!) Christmas Martini at Wendymade.  I have never used a digital image before, but I gave it the old college try. :)

I printed the first one straight onto my card  base, along with one of her free sentiments.  I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and added some transparent glitter for a little holiday sparkle!  I'm also linking this to One-Layer Wednesday since it has a triangle in it! 


For my second card, I loosely followed the sketch at Skipping Stones Designs.  I just switched the circle and the sentiment.  I used the computer to generate my own sentiment for this card, as I thought 'Holiday Cheer' was fitting, and then framed the sentiment with scored lines.  This Christmas card will go to my aunt who always serves fuzzy navels at Christmas dinner.  I look forward to that fuzzy navel all year long! :)



I'm really pleased with how these turned out, but I have to say I prefer the feel of a stamp in my hands.  However, when you don't have the right stamp, this is a fabulous alternative.

It's been one of those weeks and I've missed visiting a lot of your blogs.  Thank you for your kind comments, and I'll be setting some time aside later this weekend to visit you, as well! 

26 comments:

Loli said...

Hola Ann, beautiful christmas cocktails cards, great idea, i love the colours and thank you for the freebie link, good job, so elegant.
A hug from Palma

Lynne said...

Fabulous cards. That is a great digi image.
Lynne xxx

Mandi said...

These are fabulous Ann
What super digi find that was
Love the pink sparkle
Thank you
Mandi LIM
Please don;t groan, you always come up with the goods, brilliantly. We like happy LIMettes lol

Debgem said...

What super cards - I do like the sparkle in the cocktail - really festives cocktails !

Gibmiss said...

Hello
Fabby card....love it .....
Hugs sylvie
xxxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Superb Ann! The glitter is a brilliant touch.

Chrissie said...

These look simply terrific... I love the touch of twinkle, what a tempting cocktail!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

meadie said...

Two fabulous cards! I love your shimmery pink cocktails x x

Kathyk said...

Delightful makes and loving that image

Kathyk

Karen B. said...

Beautifully clean and simple cards. I really like the touch of scored lines on the last. Thanks for playing at the Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenge!

Jenni's Jems said...

These are really fab and look delicious ! x

Katina said...

These are just brilliant Ann. Love your fresh, clean and uncluttered style. xx

Annchen said...

they are fab!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful cards Ann, this one's a bit of a challenge, you rocked it!! Gay xxx

Kim Dellow said...

Brilliant work! Just lovely cards. Kim

Viv said...

Two super cards Ann, well done :O) Viv xx

Katie Gehring said...

Great idea to flip the sketch! Very clever and both your cards turned out awesome! Very festive! Thanks for playing along with us at Skipping Stones Design!

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card and what a terrific freebee digi stamp
Beryl x

Jingle said...

These are both absolutely fantastic! I love them!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Skipping Stones Design!

Jane said...

Both great cocktail cards, love the glitter.

Jenny said...

Love the seasonal twist to this cocktail Ann, digi's are a great rescue sometimes but you can't beat stamping ;)
Love the triangle link too :)
Jenny x

Rosemary said...

both cards are just gorgeous, ann... i struggled with this challenge, too, as i'm not a cocktail gal, either!!

Maureen said...

Two lovely cards, well done. You can view my card here Maureen........x

Sandy said...

Two fab cards, like the Christmassey "spirit" about them LOL.
Sandy

You can view my card here

Wishcraft said...

Fab cards, love the cocktail image :o) Lisa x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

SUPER! Thought this challenge was a very hard one. xx