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Saturday, 12 February 2011

Branching out....

Good afternoon folks.

It`s week 2 over at Less is More and this week we are asked for a one layer card using either a tree or a flower.
To my shame and embarrassment I have to admit that I don`t possess a tree stamp. Isn`t that terrible?
I have lots of flower stamps and make lots of cards with flowers but I fancied a change. What I do have though, is Inkadinkado`s Delicate Branches and branches come from tree`s, right? So that`s what I`ve used.

It`s another of my brothers birthdays coming up soon so I`ve made this one for him.


I`m not 100% sure about this one and I`ve looked at some of the other entries so I`m not over confident. I might attempt another before the weeks out.

Naturally, being a one layer CAS card is was very quick and simple to make.
I used pale blue base card.
My sentiment is computer generated which I did first to get the placement right.
Then I stamped my image in black stazon.
I then cut the card to the correct size and scored some lines at either side and along the bottom edge to give it some texture.

Before I go I have to give a massive thanks to Chrissie and Mandi for starting this challenge. Since submitting my entry in the first ever Less is More challenge my ratings in UK blogs have gone up from nearly 700 to less than 400, I have gained 5 new followers and had the most ever amount of comments since I started blogging.
Thank you girls!!!

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

46 comments:

  1. Hi Lynne,
    This is lovely; very CAS and elegant. I love the birds. Thanks for letting me know about my blog - I'm not sure what to do now :o( Yours is a 3 column isn't it, where did you get your background from? xx

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  3. Glad you are getting increased traffic to your blog as it is certainly worthy of wider exposure. As soon as I saw this card I thought you could enter it into Less is more! and you have! Fab card, love the font on the sentiment.
    Lynn x

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  4. Love the card, although I disagree with your comment about CAS cards being easy, I find keeping it simple a challenge,I must be doing something wrong. Once again great card.

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  5. Lynne,I find your comments on this post SO gratifying. It's EXACTLY what I had in mind for our blog... where participants visit each other and appreciate each other's work. SO often cards are thrown into challenges, given a perfunctory comment by the members of a design team and that's that.
    I really hope that everyone can get to know each other and it seems that you have had some success with that.
    Wonderful!
    This card is superb... and a branch is most certainly from a tree.
    Thanks for coming back again!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. Hi Lynne
    I really love your card soooo nice ...love it ....
    hugs
    sylvie xxx

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  7. I love how you made up the tree! Fab card.

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  8. Your card is lovely Lynne, male cards can be quite challenging!

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  9. Lovely card, see you next week, ikki

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  10. Very pretty! Love that stamp set, it is so perfect for CAS cards.

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  11. Another great card. Love the image, but wish I could master printing direct to card too! Love Sheila (Cyprus)

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  12. Whata stunning card...I really like it.
    Isn´t this Less is More such a fun challenge...

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  13. A lovely card Lynne, one layer cards are not as simple as you might thing are they?

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  14. I think it's perfect, Lynne. Your brother will love it. Very professional looking.

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  15. Hi sweetie, this is simply gorgeous, big hugs love Pops x x x

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  16. Stunning! Love the image.
    Kaz xx

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  17. WOW! This is absolutely STUNNING - I really like it - (dont tell anyone else but this is my fav so far ever in this challenge). Its brilliantly done and very clean and simple - well done xxx

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  18. What a beautiful stamp...love the embossed lines...so pretty!!

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  19. What a superb card, so elegant and perfect stamping. Your brother will love it.

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  20. Well, I think it's gorgeous. I like the very pale blue card, and the branches look fab! Nice touch to add the birds. Super sentiment - I'm sure your brother will love it!!

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  21. Love your card, I have a similar branch stamp to this its so effective
    Yours is perfect for our challenge

    So pleased you feel at home in our new little community it's exactly what we wanted, I never imagined things would take off so well when the idea was in my head....thank you so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  22. Gorgeous. Absolutely adore that bird and twg stamp. Beautiful.
    Sharon xx

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  23. Definitely a CAS card. Terrific!
    Hugs, Sandra

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  24. Fabulous card! Very elegant. I too have had lots more traffic to my blog since joining in the challenge. Great, isn't it? Lynne x

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  25. Hi Lynne,
    I love this card, very clean and simple.

    I know you said you are not 100% about it but trust me it is lovely.
    If you do have a go at it again though, the only thing I would change about the card is don't stamp the bird under the sentiment, leave it blank. Other than that I don't think you need change a thing.
    I remake cards all the time when I'm not 100% about them and some times it is only the smallest adjustment that is needed.

    Regards Sue
    PS I hope you don't mind . I don't wish to offend

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  26. oh wow lynne,this is stunning,simplicity at it's best...stunning:)

    Sue
    xx

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  27. Stunning card, Lynne! I love it

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  28. themessycraftroom13 February 2011 at 20:58

    I love your card Lynne, it's very elegant. Thank you very much for visiting my blog and your lovely comment. Hugs x ChrisB

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  29. An elegant CAS card Lynne - men's cards are very difficult to do (for me anyway!), but this is perfect. Love the tree and bird images. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

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  30. This card is so crisp and clean........who wouldn't love to open an envelope and find it tucked inside.... Lovely!

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  31. This is really terrific Lynne, I love it! I have left something on my blog for you
    Jenni

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  32. Simple and elegant with beautiful stamped images, a great entry. Must try printing a sentiment straight onto card, usually rubber stamp all mine:-)

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  33. What an elegant card, I just love it. The image gives a really crisp and clean look, beautiful.

    Anne

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  34. lynne this is such a lovely image the card is so clean and crisp I love it!!!

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  35. I think you've definitely got the hang of CAS Lynne - your card is gorgeous! Love those branches and the birds!

    It's such a great new site isn't it! Hope I'll get time to join in this week...

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  36. Love your card, it is a super stamp you used.

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  37. Very elegant and stylish card

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  38. I love everything about this card. Caz

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  39. Classy! I adore the scoring that is one of my favorite and white space is my second Awesome card.

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  40. Simple but very effective

    Kathyk

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  41. A fab male card Lynne. I love it. Sue.x

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  42. It's fabulous, well done! such a lovely branch stamp too looks great here :O) Viv xx

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