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Tuesday, 8 June 2010

One card, two challenges and a confession!

Good Morning All!

A Happy wet and miserable Tuesday to you, lol.
I think our summer has gone on strike for a while but hopefully it`ll be back soon. At least while the weather is like this I can get in the loft to craft. Honestly it`s been like a sauna up here some days. It`s an ill wind, as they say...

Today I have made one card to enter 2 challenges  the Clean and simple challenge. 
and the  Cutain Call Challenge # 33.

 Here is the inspiration for them both ...

And here is my take on it. 
This is my third attempt at what should have been a relatively easy card to make. The first one didn`t stamp properly, the second one had too much white space and, to me, needed something else. I`m still not really happy with this one but I`m at a loss as to what else I can do with it. Maybe it`s because I`m so used to ribbons, bows and frills lol.
A really quick card to make, just navy card matted and layered onto white card.
The stamped leaves are from Papertrey `Turning a new leaf`, and stamped with Versa color Mint and Fresh Green.
The fathers day sentiment is computer generated but the Dad is a stamp from Rubbadubbado.
The pale blue buttons are from Papermania.

And the confession....I caught the edge of the dad stamp with black ink and it left a mark so I`ve had to stick an extra button on to hide it. Well it was my third go...

Our family fun day at the park was wonderful. The weather stayed beautiful for us until after we had got home which was a bonus. It was a family sports day in aid of children in Africa and was very well attended although I must admit we spent more time in the animal enclosure than at the sports.
I was very well behaved ( honest ) as were the rest of the family and it was nice to sit back and observe the grandkids enjoying themselves. Ruby, my youngest grandaughter is 22 months now and was entralled with everything. She loved the animals ( the baby Alpaca had us all oohing and ahing) but had just as much fun running around on the grass and learning new words. Nathan is 11 and just loves anything to do with football. He also idolises his uncle Alan ( my son) . They spent all afternoon kicking a football about and chucking a frisbee and giggling at each other. It`s lovely to see them get on so well especially as there are 14 years between them. And then there`s Charlotte. My beautiful 14 year old grandaughter. She`s at the age now where everythings kicking in. One minute she`s the mother hen taking care of Ruby and the next she`s trying to look cool and sophisticated in front of the teenaged lads playing footy a few yards away. My, it did bring back memories... So all in all we had a great day out, can`t wait for the next one.

Thanks for popping in ..Lynne xxx


  1. This card is very beautiful :)
    The stamps and the colors are wonderful.

  2. It's lovely Lynne, like the clean clear lines to it.

  3. so pretty! thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

    i fixed your link for you:)

  4. Stunningly gorgeous creation, big hugs Pops x

  5. Glad you had a good time. I love the simplicity of your card, the colours are gorgeous. xxx

  6. Fabulous use of this week's colours. I NEED that PTI set!!!! Thanks for playing the Curtain Call :D

  7. That sounds like a lovely day out Lynne! I love your leafy card and the greens are beautiful.

  8. Wow Lynne, what a stunning combination! Thanks for joining in the fun at Curtain Call this week! :)


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