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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Simply Less is More # 234

Hello There,
WOW, it`s still saturday and here I am. Not only have I made my card, I`m posting it too. Now that`s something that doesn`t happen very often !!!

First though I`d like to welcome my latest follower, Sandma. Thank you for choosing my little blog, I really do appreciate it x

So, this weekend over on Simply Less is More it`s the boss`s 70th birthday, Happy Birthday Chrissie. We also have a guest designer, Di from Pixie`s Crafty Workshop. 
Di also runs the snippet challenge on her blog and the remit is to use snippets on our cards this week, while keeping them CaS with lots of white space.
I used to join in with the snippets challenge regularly but this past year I`ve been a bit negligent, something I must put right.
So, onto my card,

I started with these scraps of card and DP

and came up with this.

I`m not sure if Shabby Chic is supposed to go with CaS but I like it.
Really quick and simple design.
I made a tent fold white card base and a panel slightly smaller.
I cut the snippets into various widths and lengths and used a nestie square die to cut the fish tails.
The sentiment is by Wplus9 stamped and embossed in silver EP, then cut to size and fish tailed.
I`ve finished off with some tiny clear gems and there you have it.

Nice quiet weekend planned this week so hopefully more crafting will occur. Ruby and her parents have taken themselves off to Cumbria for a few days to stay with friends. I just hope they are having better weather than us :)

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Simply Less is More # 233

Hello There!
Just flying in with my extremely late entry for this weeks challenge at Simply Less is More.
It`s theme week and the title for our creations is...LIFE`S A BEACH

This is my 5th attempt at this card, I just couldn`t get the background right. This is the best of a really bad bunch but I so wanted to join in this week.
I`ve used two stamps from this set by Inkadinkado. I started by stamping the shells and grass, then after masking off the shells I stamped the beach sign and more grass.
I lightly coloured the shells with Promarkers, the sand is water colour pencil and the sky is decorative chalks.
I cut 2 ovals, one slightly larger than the other and stacked them using foam pads
The sentiment is pc generated.

We`ve had lots of things going on this week, non of it very exciting but very time consuming, hence the lateness of my entry. I hope things might settle down from now but I won`t hold my breath lol.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Simply Less is More # 232

Hello there!
A really quick post from me today, family things going on.

It`s one layer week again at Simply Less is More 
and the theme this week is   MASCULINE

Not one of my favourite subjects but I`ve had a go, 

A really simple card. I used a circle die to emboss the front of the card and, leaving the die in place and masking around it, I inked up circle with 3 shades of green.
I used a stamp the I got from a craft fair ages ago with no name on but could possibly be Clarity stamps, inked in Versafine Black .
Thr sentiment is from Personal Impressions.
I think it took me longer to find and decide on the sentiment than it took to make the card :)

Time permitting I might be back with another card but don`t hold your breath.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Simply Less is More # 231

Hello There!

A really quick post from me today I`m afraid.
As it`s the first saturday of the month, it`s a colour challenge over at Simply Less is More and as it`s also the 4th July the colours are RED, WHITE and BLUE.

I think Mr Mojo must have been scared off by the thunder storms we had during the night but I managed to come up with this card,

Papers are Pink Petticoat Stars from the Vintage Rose collection and Pinstripes.
The Tag die is Die-namics
Star die is Sizzix
Celebrate Die is Die-versions cut out 3 times and stacked.
I`ve added a tiny piece of ribbon to the tag ( cut from the shoulder of a blouse)

The thunder woke me up at 3:30 this morning so now I`m off for a nanna nap :D

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx