Saturday, 18 June 2011

"Less is More" Challenge

Week 20 over at the Less is More Challenge and this week the theme is "Monogram" ...

monogram ( ) n. A design composed of one or more letters, typically the initials of a name, used as an identifying mark.

Well I have to say I wasn't overly enthused about this initially but of course once I'd had time to think about it, it turned out to be quite fun.

I've made a card for my sister-in-law who has a birthday later in the year - my brother calls her "The Queen" .....


I've used a Cuttlebug die which I bought after seeing Mandi use a while back (thanks Mandi!), a little bit of bling and the Monograms (font Castellar, size 72) have been printed directly onto the card.

Thanks for another great challenge C & M (hey, that's a bit of a coincidence!) and thanks everyone for stopping by and good luck with the challenge!

Suze xx

53 comments:

Suzilou said...

Love your letters and fantastic die, lovely card :)

Mandi said...

Oh gosh it's us lol
Super card, perfect for the challenge.
It's a super crown isn't it, glad I inspired you....and to spend money lol

Thank you so much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

StampingStace said...

Wow, this is a great card! Perfectly LIM.
Stace x (19)

Jen said...

simply perfect Suze....
Jen xxxx

dutchstamptramp said...

Very stylish and beautiful card!

craftattack said...

Great monogram, I haven't even reached the thinking stage yet! Hugs, Valerie

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous CAS card Suze - LOVE that crown!!
Sylvia x

Rosemary said...

beautiful card... love the crown above the monogram!

Debgem said...

Just fantastic! And the font for the monogram is so elegant!

Aileen said...

Superb fun card especially with the story behind it. I'm sure she'll love it and what a great card for the challenge! x

Beryl K said...

This is stunning, just perfect
Beryl x

Vicky said...

Fabulous card!

Fiona said...

What a regal looking card, so striking and guaranteed to make her laugh.

Craftilicious said...

Love it - very regal. Great idea to team the crown with a monogram.

Susan said...

Suze, this is great! Love that die...I need to look for it. I have a granddaughter who "thinks" she a little queen (she passed the princess stage already!LOL!). Fab card!
My Card

lililindsay said...

Stunning! Perfect entry to the challenge. Still thinking about mine.

Erica said...

Suze, this crown is so beautiful and the font on the image is perfectly matched. Elegant card.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Very regal indeed and very clever I love it.

Marie

Stamps and Paper said...

WHat a great card.....

Anne

Kathyk said...

Fab idea and a splendid card - you'll have earned a knighthood!

Kathyk

Chrissie said...

I was tickled by your use of the phrase saying you weren't enthused by this challenge 'INITIALLY' was the pun intended? It made me smile anyway... but what a fabulous creation you came up with in the end... I must admit we seemed to have stimulated a lot of latent creativity this week!
This is great!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Carol said...

Love this as I'm sire your sis in law will too. Carol x

Jane said...

Just lovely, great crown.

Loli said...

Hello Suze, thank you for your beautiful comment, you make me feel soooo good!.
FANTASTIC CARD!!!BEUTIFUL!, clever idea,and the monogram so elegant, great job Suze, i love it.
Have a nice week.A hug from Palma

Diane said...

Great card.....perfect for "the queen"...am sure she will love it.....I just cut that same crown for a scrapbook page...don't you just love it!!

Ang C said...

A beautiful card - the crown is stunning

Margaret said...

Brilliant Suze
Margaret x

jo said...

Stunning card! I love this!!

Dianne said...

Love the card Suze, the crown is great! Dianne.

Annes Art said...

Very stylish and beautiful card!

Lynne said...

Amazing card.
Lynne xxx

Zoechaos said...

Just so smart Love it XOXO Zoe

Sally said...

A great idea & lovely card. Beautiful & elegant monograms, wonderful.
Sally x

Linby said...

Fab card-love the crown. I just love crowns but never know what to do with them.
Linbyx

Molecraft said...

Fabulous monogram and love that crown!
Helen x

Netty said...

Beautiful regal card and a great idea

ThinkInk Creative said...

This is so regal. :) Seriously, it's lovely and elegant.

Thanks for leaving some love on my blog; much appreciated.

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Willy said...

Beautiful monogram card!

GinaA said...

great idea for a card,

Diane J said...

Love your crown, your sister-in-law will love it, especially as she is kown as queen... very fitting xx

Wishcraft said...

Oh what a great idea! Fabulous card :o) Lisa x

nicky said...

Wow fab card
Nicky

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

You made a brilliant card Suze, love it, Gay xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Absolutely superb Suze! Vx

Jenny said...

This is super Suze, that crown is gorgeous isn't it. Love the CAS design :)
Jenny x

Karen said...

Really like the clean lines of this one and the crown makes it fun lol K

fatmonica said...

It's a great card-the crown really makes it special!

Reggirl said...

Love the crown... it looks SO real.
X

Bonnie said...

This card really pops out of the gallery! A perfect card for a queen!

Faith A said...

Oh! Suze this is perfect, love the bling on the crown too :)

Sandy said...

A fun card for your SIL - love the bling added to the crown.
Sandy

Kathleen said...

What a great idea, love the crown and great monogram.

Kath x

kingstonmama said...

Great card. That crown is just fabulous, and the monogram below it looks great!