Thank Ewe!

The Winter school holidays have arrived, and images of warm, woolly sheep are rather comforting as we shiver our way through this particularly chilly week.


Less is More has a fabulous Challenge this week, where you are asked to make a CAS card using the colours of your kitchen. This  has to be the  most original Challenge idea I have come across, so I tried very hard to find time to play.

My kitchen is…well… old classic!  I haven’t included a photo because it’s not clean enough the light’s not right. It is not fancy, but it’s literally at the centre of our home and hearts. So much happens in and around our kitchen – meals, homework, food prep, washing up, dishing up, casual conversation… and for that I am very grateful!   The colour scheme is dominated by rich dark brown, salmon and cream ( I prefer to call it vanilla), largely attributed to the dark jarrah cabinetry , light wall tiles and benchtop, reconstituted stone benchtops and pinkish hue of the terracotta floor tiles. While this might sound like an odd combination, the fact that these fixtures are in their natural colour, helps. Hopefully, this adequately explains my colour choice. 😉

As for the layout – I have Carol Steedman at Happy Little Stampers July CASE the Designer Challenge to thank for her lovely  inspiration .

And last, but certainly NOT least, I have Gerda Steiner’s ADORABLE little sheep from her ‘How are Ewe?’ set, paper-pieced with the colours of my kitchen! So, I will also share this card at the  GSD Share Your Design Challenge #22.

Enough from me!  Thanks for visiting!


Materials used:

  • Cardstock: Vanilla (Quill); Chocolate Chip; Soft Suede (Stampin’ Up!) Earth Love (Cosmo Cricket)
  • Ink: Early Espresso; Baked Brown Sugar (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Stamps: How are Ewe? (Gerda Steiner Designs); Woodgrain (KaiserCraft)
  • Die: Pierced Oval Stax (MFT)

12 thoughts on “Thank Ewe!

  1. Such a cute card! Love the sheep’s expression and the eye catching oval shape/layout. Super LIM entry – thanks for playing along!

  2. Your kitchen sounds fantastic and busy Hazel and I’m thrilled to see you were inspired by our challenge at Less is More. Loving that funky patterned sheep and fabulous design. It’s hard to believe you are shivering right now – I always imagine constant mild – hot weather for you! Thanks for playing along with us. Hugs Sarah x

  3. Just playing catch up on last week’s challenge entries!
    This is a real cutie
    Thank ewe!
    “Less is More”

  4. Loving the offset ovals, such a cute card. Your kitchen sounds like a perfect family area to me, that’s what makes it so special.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  5. OOO, oooo, OO! Soooo cute, Hazel! Love the offset oval, the sweet paper piecing and the ball of yarn too. Thanks for playing along at HLS CASE the Designer. Great CASE for Carol’s card.

  6. How awesome would it be if sheep came in patterns like that?! Love it and also the way you offset the ovals – so cool!

  7. Such a sweet card! I love the printed sheep. So cute! What an adorable take on Carol’s card. Thanks so much for joining the Happy Little Stampers CASE the designer challenge!

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