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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Simply Less is More # 243

Hello There,
I am still here, I`ve just been very quiet lately, busy beavering away. I did find some time though to make a card for this weeks Simply Less is More Challenge which has the title,

                                                Something Shiney

I tried to come up with something other than a bauble but couldn`t think of anything so a sparkley bauble it is.
I found a tiny scrap of silver holographic card that I`ve been hoarding for years, it has stars on that I thought were suitable for Christmas, and used it for the solid bauble. The overlay is plain white card. The dies are Elizabeth Craft Designs.
The fir tree branch is Marianne Designs and I`ve  turned some of the needles up to give it some texture.
The sentiment is Creative Expressions embossed in detail silver EP.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Simply Less is More # 242

Hello There,
I think we are catching the last of the decent weather this weekend before the rains come again on monday so I`m hoping to finish sorting the garden out today. Before that though I had to get into the craftroom to make my card for this weeks Simply Less is More Challenge. 
The title of the challenge is TECHNOLOGY.
 Arrrgh, I don`t do technology, I am a technophobe, I can just about manage my blog.
After lots of mulling and deep thought it dawned on me that seeing as I seem to spend half my life on Facebook I could use that for inspiration. This is what I came up with.

This has to be the easiest, quickest card I`ve ever made. Admittedly not a lot of skill involved but I do have a plan for a second, more creative card now that I`ve got my brain in gear.
I downloaded the thumbs up image straight from Google Images and cut it out using a nestie square die.
I cut another slightly larger square and mounted them one onto the other before placing them on my card base.
The sentiment is a Valentine set from Avery Elle, stamped in Versafine Black
I think this sentiment is perfect for the image.

Yesterday morning hubby and I visited Ruby`s school to watch her being presented with a merit badge. She managed 3 full days in the first week back at school and has put in full days all this week apart from wednesday when she had to go to LGI for a check up.
Considering she only had 12% attendance in the whole of last year ( and still passsed all her SATS) she`s doing remarkably well.
Her blood count is stable so her Chemo has been increased to 75%, her antifungal meds have finally finished and things are certainly looking up.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Simply Less is More # 241

Hello there!

Well it`s a lovely bright sunny day here today, although there is more than a touch of autumn in the air. Perfect for a days crafting !!!

It`s one layer week yet again over at the Simply Less is More challenge and the key word this week is

Such a simple card and yet it took me ages to do.
I started by embossing the star using a X cut nesting die and then made a mask using lots of postit notes ( to make sure I had enough sticky to hold it down)
Sponging with decorative chalks was a task as there were so many edges and corners but I got there in the end lol.
The sentiment is from Layers of Color stamped in Versafine black and embossed in clear EP.
I`m not over the moon with it and have an idea for another card if I get the time.

Thanks for popping in ...Lynne xxx

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Simply Less is More # 240

Hello There !

A nice relaxed weekend for me this week, I hope yours is the same.

It`s colour week over at the Simply Less is More Challenge 
and this time we have a fab combination of GREEN & GOLD
I got a bit carried away and made 3 cards

This one I`m more pleased with than the others.
I started by sponging 3 different green inks onto white card and cutting out the circles with a Nestie die.
The leaf is Poppystamps Lorelai Leaf cut from gold mirror card
The Smile word is from Penny Black also cut from gold card

This one is made from 2 shades of green and some gold paper with fern leaves punched out
The sentiment is Waltzing Mouse stamped in clear ink and embossed in gold EP

This one is my least favourite
The stamp is from Penny Black stamped and embossed in gold EP onto dark green card.
I made a panel for the front of my card and cut a circle into it with a nestie die.
The sentiment is by Creative Expressions also embossed in gold EP

My craft room needs some serious reorganisation. At the moment I`m at the sitting and looking at it stage. When I work out where to start I`ll let you know .

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Baby Book Card

Hello There !
I have another book card to share today, this time for a baby.

I`ve taken inspiration for this one from This card especially for the little book.
The original card uses a Marianne designs die for the book but as I didn`t have one I used a Glitter girls scoring board, Bookatrix. I think it worked quite well. I have since bought the book die so will probably have another go very soon.

Other dies used are Spellbinders Romantic rectangles and Floral Ovals.
The image on the front is a Lili of the Valley stamp coloured with Promarkers.
All flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts except the large roseswhich are from the Range.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Male birthday

Hello There !
It was my son in laws birthday a couple of weeks ago so ofcourse I made a card. I do like to make cards that fit with some aspect of the recipients life, although sometimes quite vaguely. I struggle with male cards anyway so hit Pinterest for some much needed inspiration and found a card from Pink Petticoat that I`ve CASED.

SiL is a mad Hull fc (rugby) fan. They play in black and white hoops so I`ve used black and white striped paper from Pink Petticoat for the background star and some black glitter paper for the smaller star.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne