One Mole is Too Many!

I know I have been a bit quiet these past couple of weeks because I wanted a small break from blogging but I thought I would enter this week's Less is More Challenge which is based on this sketch:-
 
 
My mind went instantly to a Create a Smile stamp set called Poppin' Over particularly because moles are on my mind lately.  We have got one, possibly two in our lawn!!!  I didn't realise what damage they can do.  They have made a right mess of it and it is sinking!!  My husband tends the lawn regularly, feeds and weeds it and mows it very frequently - so much so that I liken it to Centre Court at Wimbledon and feel guilty walking on it when I hang out the washing!!!!
 
So here is my card....
 
Less is More Sketch Challenge - Create a Smile Poppin' Over
 
I coloured the mole (we have nicknamed ours Guaca) with Copic markers and freehand blobbed the earth underneath.  I used Salty Ocean distress ink for the sky.  The card front was die cut using Lil' inker Dual Stitched Rectangles and then again using Mama Elephant Landscape Trio dies.
 
Card made using Create a Smile Poppin' Over stamps
 
Create A Smile Poppin' Over stamps used to make a card for the Less is More Sketch Challenge
 
The sentiment is from the same set and was heat embossed.  The clouds are from a set by MFT called Seaside Seagulls.

I think you can enter more one card for this challenge so I am going to enter this card too.  I was sorting through my old Stampin' Up! stamps that I want to sell so that I can buy more crafty stuff and found the Something Lacy background stamp that I had forgotten about.  I made this card last week before I saw the new LIM sketch challenge and coincidentally it fits perfectly...how spooky is that?  Now I nearly didn't enter it because I then saw one of the design team's cards and another spooky coincidence is that it is very similar to Anita's card...I didn't copy it honestly Anita!!

Distress inked card over heat embossed Something Lacy stamp

Heat embossed card entered into the Less is More Sketch Challenge using SU Something Lacy.

Sorry this blog post went on for a bit!!  Anyway have a hop on over to the Less is More Challenge to see what the amazing design team have come up with this week.
 
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7 comments :

  1. Two super cards Wendy, 'Guaca' is so cute and I love the bright colours on the second one.
    Sorry to hear about your lawn, I know what a mess moles can make!
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  2. Your cards are so wonderfully done. The little mole is very cute. (The real ones-not so cute or fun)

    I love the lacey background stamp, it looks beautiful with the gold embossing.

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  3. Both SUPER cards, love the mole one, but not the story attached, poor hubby. The lacy card is superb, very classy.
    Faith
    x

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  4. These are both awesome, Wendy! Sorry to hear your hubby's pride and joy is being damaged by moles, but your card did make me laugh - so cute and funny! Your second card is fab with that vibrant red and white, and the chunky letters. Two super takes on our sketch challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

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  5. Fabulous card! I love them!

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  6. Saw these on IG, and both are fantastic inspirations of our sketch. Sorry about your problems with the real moles, but this one on the card is stinkin' cute. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More.

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  7. Simply adorable designs and takes on our sketch Wendy. Love the dramatic and bold red one with the embossed design but that little mole has stolen my heart he's an absolute delight and thanks for joining us at Less is More this week!

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