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Saturday, 28 May 2011

Less is More - Pick a Square !

Hi, this week at Less is More you have to choose one of the corners or the centre square of the card.

I chose to do the bottom right one because of the way the stamp was facing. (bought this fab stamp by Inkadinkado at Market Harborough's indoor market yesterday for just one pound....brill)  The circle was stencilled from a Fiskars plastic template with a couple of distress inks.  The Cockrell was coloured with Whisper Pens.  I hope you like it, as I love that bird, he has great attitude..........lol

Butterfly Boy was made for the Happy Daze Facebook Challenge ' In Flight', such a fun one to create.  Stamps by Stampotique, ISC and the Artistic Stamper.  The Background and the Butterflies are from some of  my Acrylic Squishings.......

Feel so pleased I could take part in both these challenges.  If you get the chance to visit these challenges you will see some great creations.  Take care and have a smashing weekend, Hugs Annette x

100 comments:

Linda Cain said...

WOW! Great colors.

craftattack said...

2 lovely cards, but the coquerel is my fave, so striking! Valerie

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great cards Netty, the LIM card is very effective, love the image and love the wings on the Stampotique image. Tracy x

Alison xx said...

Great card, I love the colours and what a fine cockerel he is !!!

Zoechaos said...

Your great bargain cockerel is a fabulous stamp and against that scorching orange circle its brilliant!

Take wing well this is great you just do it time after time LOL

XOXO Zoe

Nicks said...

wow I love that stamp, been looking for a chicken/cockerel stamp for ages - what a bargain!

Fliss said...

These are both gorgeous Netty and so very different.
That cockerel is lovely and was definitely a bargain.
Hope you're enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Carol said...

Great card, lovely colours !!!

Carol

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...
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Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Wow Nettie! Your Cockrell is fabulous! The coloring is amazing, and I love the way you encircled him! Your other card today is so fun! I love the colors and the background - it's just wonderful! Thank you too, for visiting my blog.

JeNjOy said...

Lovely cards Annette.
jenjoy x

Von said...

Bargin ! and what a fab card it has made :)
and what a jolly butterfly boy :)
Von x

Jan said...

Fab card xx Jan

Susan Allan said...

He certainly has attitude, I can hear him cock-a-doodle what-not-ing from here.
Take care, Netty!!!
Sue xxx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, these are stunning, loving the colours, gorgeous work, big hugs love pops x x x

Cheryl said...

oh hun what a great stamp he sure has attitude just brilliant colors hun love it hugs cherylxxx

Anesha said...

Two wonderful creations, love the image on the card. The ATC is super!

Kim B said...

Butterfly boy cracks me up! You got a deal on that stamp of the rooster :) Hope you are having a nice weekend. Hugs, Kim

Michele said...

i LOVE the amazing contrast of the brightly colored circle and rooster against the plain white. fabulous. xo

Neet said...

I am so envious of your market purchase. I have been looking for a Cockerel stamp for ages and never found one I particularly liked - this is perfect - and you paid one pound!!!

Love your cards but the top one is my favourite - he is perfect in every way.

TAM said...

two fabulous cards but that cockerel is my favorite - the colours just jump out at you.

Diane said...

Striking card! I love it. xx

Mandi said...

Super card Annette
Chrissie will love this one!
Thank you so much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Debgem said...

Lovely cards - the cockerel is magnificent!!

Kathleen said...

Very 'cock of the north' a beer in Yorkshire. Great colours

donna said...

Both are beautiful Annette but I really really love the rooster! I am fine. I am just busy with a lot of commitments.(not enough time in a day syndrome). Thanks for asking. Hugs...Donna

Kathyk said...

Your card is great and that cockerel is fab (in fab colors too) - one of my rfiends would really love this card

Kathyk

Jennifer said...

Both truly stunning Netty. Great stamp on the card. xx Jenny xx

Rosemary said...

love your LIM card!! super cool!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Love your Rooster, and you really create some great pieces with those Stampotique stamps.

trisha too said...

Okay, that rooster reminds me of the sassy little banty bird ruling our barn--what a cute card!

:)

jules said...

oh wow both fabulous!!! love the colouring of the cockerel!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Annette, It's great to see you with us over on LIM, you certainly made a great card. That cockerel is a brilliant find. Love your Stampotique winged chappie, the background's a lovely colour:0) Have a fun weekend too:0) xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both great, I like your new stamp and what you have done with it, and I like the crackle background on the second.
kevin xx

Carol said...

Your rooster card is brilliant, love the colours and what a bargain! Carol x

Joan said...

What a fab card Netty, love the Cockerel stamp, what a great buy!

1CardCreator said...

Love both of these Annette, especially the bright orange background on the Rooster!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Both colorful cards are amazing, love the stamps, love the vibrant great colored coquerel image most.
Have a nice sunday,
Anja

Faye said...

Yes, he definitely has an attitude, Netty. Wow, the colors on this are gorgeous.

Lisa Somerville said...

Love how you added color to the rooster! As for butterfly boy - he's so fun, surely brings a smile to your face!

Lori said...

Love both of these, Netty, the colors on the rooster card are just fantastic, and I really need to try that acrylic squish background, that is just so cool!

Daniele said...

love the vibrancy of the colours, you are brill at finding bargains
hugs

Sharon said...

Great card - very classy love the rooster! Nice & Simple but very effective!

Kristel said...

Wowww Nettie that is absolutely gorgeous! The card is my favourite!!
Hugs Kristel

Molecraft said...

Fab card, love the cockerel, gorgeous colours!
Helen x

Miek said...

Love the background of the butterfly card. My backgrounds with the foto paper did not crackle I donnot know what went wrong??

Rita said...

Wow, I love your cockerel card, its so striking. Hugs Rita xx

coops said...

these are fantastic netty.i love the cockerel, such striking colours :D

xx coops xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

That Cockerel is sure strutting his stuff! Fab.

Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

Vicky Hayes said...

I agree that wicked bird has plenty of attitude! I've enjoyed browsing through your blog Netty and I love your bold, vivid style. Vx

Jan said...

Now that rooster is something to crow about :) Love it!

Healing Woman said...

As usual, your colors and lovely work shines through!

Jo said...

Fabulous cards, such vibrant colours. Jo x

2amscrapper said...

really fun projects, Netty!

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Annette - Blogger is still playing me up, I love Butterfly Boy and the colours you have used but I can't see your LIM card - but I bet it is gorgeous.
Happy Sunday.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

- hey bro! - said...

Awesome work on both of these, the background on the Butterfly Boy is stunning!

Carolyn said...

Annette, Blogger wouldn't let me post yesterday. I wanted to tell you I like your corner art -- ROOSTER. He is bright and cheerful. Have a great week.

Electra said...

Your art always makes me smile, Annette and this is no exception!!

joanne wardle said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your cockerel card!
I love how he has the rising sun behind him, crowing to welcome the new day. brilliant idea, brilliantly done.

Heidi said...

They are beautiful both of them!
Love the colours:)
Great work.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Suze Bain said...

Well, Mr Cockerel is certainly strutting his stuff, he's fab. xx

Linda R. said...

Hello my friend..
Just popping in to see your wonderful creation.. They both look great.. I just love that image on the second card.

Hugs, Linda

Julia said...

Love them both Netty! Great job!

Faith A said...

Oh! yes, a cockerel with definite attitude, those colours suit him so much a fabulous card.

Just had a quick look at your blog, you "do" some amazing work, love all the colours.

Beryl K said...

Stunning card, I love that cockeral and such a fantastic price
Beryl x

Claire said...

Thank you for your comment.I love comments.. your card is lovely, love the orange circle.. I do agree maybe I shouldn't have inked the candle... we learn from our little mistakes...

hugs Claire

fatmonica said...

That cockerel stamp has to be the find of the month!how fab is that card!Love the In Flight card too-great background.

CuddlyBunny said...

Netty, these are wonderful! I love the sunup rooster and your butterfly boy! Holy crap!

He just pleases me from my toes to my split ends ... I think I'll take a jaunty little skip around the house in honor of him ...

Andrea C said...

Both great but that second one is so class x

Ricardo Miñana said...

Muy bonitas con bellos colores.
Te dejo mi saludo y deseo que tengas
una feliz semana.
un abrazo.

kelly said...

OMG that cockerill, is simply amazing!!! Best card I've seen!
Kelly xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wow - awesome amounts of comments -- how fun for you!

That looks like a regal, proud rooster to me! Awesome coloring - very rich looking

Little K Smith said...

Fabulous cards, love the bright colours :)
Kelly.x

Gerri Herbst said...

Wonderful projects....Love the circle with the rooster. Simple but effective! Thanks for yr kind words and stopping by. gerri :)

Pauline said...

Fabulous LIM card, such a vibrant image beautifully coloured.

Suzilou said...

Gosh both lovely, but I do love that cockeral what striking colours.

Thank you for popping bu my blog hope you had a fab weekend :)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Love your chick , chick chick chick, chicken, wowzer colours , beatifully stamped and coloured.

Marie

wearestampers said...

Love the rooster stamp! The circle around it looks great. And butterfly boy looks quite content in front of that gorgeous background!!
Pam

Marlena M. said...

Oh wow, what a brilliant image! Love it! ;)

Vicky said...

Wow Netty. Loving the cockrel card! Such a striking image and colours. What a bargain at £1 too!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Hannah said...

Wow, very striking and bright, great use of this weeks LIM recipe :)

Jenny said...

Love the struttin cockerel, he looks perfect on your card:0
Jenny x

GoonerGirl said...

Beautiful cards loving the LIM card with the very proud cockeral and fab colours.. Chris

JeanFB said...

These are both such fantastic pieces! Love your CAS colored rooster - such a beauty. And butterfly boy is just awesome, with that fab background, too! (Those Stampotique kids always make me smile.) Have a great evening!

Rosietoes said...

Smashing LIM card Annette. The colours are so vibrant and eye catching.

That crackle bg on the second card is fantastic!

Edna x

Lynn Stevens said...

Ohhh your rooster reminds me of my sweet Miracle! very striking!
hugs Lynn

Chrissie said...

Mandi knows me very well... she knew I'd love this rooster and what a bargain stamp... you lucky thing finding this one. Your colouring is superb and the card is fab!
Thanks so much Netty.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

suzARTe said...

I love your style, your cards are just gorgeous, so arty

Michelle said...

Great card Annette, I love the stamp and I love how you have done the circle behind him, very striking xx

Linda64 said...

Two beautiful cards Netty, love the clean and simple look of the first one, and adore the artsy look on the last one.

Susan said...

Super cute card! I have a rooster like that, perhaps I should ink him up!
My card is HERE

massofhair said...

Netty you are a star! Both cards are amazing, love the rooster as that is my chinese sign and he is very colourful indeed.
Have to say that i have fallen deeply in love with everything Stampotique. Only just discovered them and have a list of around 17 i would like. Fab fun card and loving the colours:-)

Electra said...

I LOVE how you've done the circle!

johanna said...

so coooooooool!! both are unique and wonderful in their own way.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Fab cards. Love your CAS cockerel - that colourful 'sun' background looks amazing.
Caroline xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two fantastic pieces, love them both.

Debbie said...

Your rooster is fantastic!

sasa said...

That is one fine and sassy rooster - love him and the colour!
Thanks for sharing,
Sarah at 281

Debs said...

love your butterfly boy - uber cool and uber funky xxx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Fabulous work.

Wendy -x-