Tuesday, 16 June 2015


Good afternoon all, I do hope Tursday is treating you well, it has been a lovely day here today...and the dogs have really enjoyed spending most of their day in the garden..

Today I set aside some time to make my card for this weeks Less is More Challenge....

It is One Layer Card Week

And the theme is Home...

Oh how can you resist joining in????

Here is my design.

I decided to use a 6x6 card blank .....,

The first thing I did was to make a mask for this gorgeous Quirky Cottage stamp from Clarity.

Then came the stamping...I used black Archival ink..

Next the masks...

The reason for the masks is that I wanted to use the brick stencil behind the stamped images..

I do love Sail Boat Blue Adirondack ink...when the stencil is removed ...this is what we have...

To finish off I just added some colour using Spectrum Noir Pencils and then I did have to use my Charcoal pencils just to add a little depth...

I do think the shadow makes all the difference...

So there we are my ...take on a Clean and Simple layer card....with plenty of white space.....

Do hope you agree...

I do love to read your lovely comments....and I would love it even more if you joined in with the challenge...

Thanks for looking in today....I must just go and out some washing in the machine...boys....they do produce so much washing...

Enjoy your evening...

Much love,

Jo. xxx



  1. Oh, this is fantastic. I love the stenciled brickwork, especially in blue, and the charcoal shadowing really does add so much.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  2. so very clever Jo - and glad you had a good day xx Hugs rachel x

  3. FAB masking and perfectly CAS. Hugs Bev x

  4. Love the stencilling behind the cute cottage!

  5. I love these 'simple' cards. They always look so clean and fresh. Less is more as they say! Xx

  6. Thanks so much for showing me how to use my brick stencil . Haven't used it yet. Now I may have to buy that little cottage .,I've been searching for charcoal,pencils and now I know what you use ., Joy now. Jan

  7. Super CAS creation Jo, the bricks are perfect for the backdrop for this challenge and yes, the shadows make all the difference don't they!
    Thank you very much for joining us.
    Less is More

  8. Delightful make and the choice of stencil and house is simply perfect


  9. Beautiful card Jo. Simple and elegant xx

  10. Really nice card Jo, I do like that stencil. Sue.

  11. I love your posts Jo, you are such a talent and explain everything step by step with photos too. Excellent work, excellent card and thanks for all the tips and tricks.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  12. Great card, your masking makes that image really pop!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  13. Love your card design and all the step by step photos are great.
    Kathy C