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Saturday, 19 February 2011

Less is More #3 Spring.

Good afternoon all!

I hope I find you well and the weather isn`t too bad where you are. It`s pouring down with rain here and freezing cold but we did manage to avoid the snow thank goodness. I can`t believe last wednesday was so spring like, warm(ish) sunshine all day. I`d convinced myself that spring was here to stay. Just shows what I know eh!.

Which brings me nicely to this weeks challenge over at Less is More
the theme this week is spring.
Here is my card,

 Now if anyone dares to tell me that CAS cards are quick and easy, they just might get a slap. This one has taken me hours. It`s not as if I don`t do CAS, I do. I like CAS.
It started when I tried to do my sentiment on the PC. Thats something else that I do quite often but usually I cut them out with nesties. This time I wanted it at the bottom of the card but my software has such a large margin where it won`t print that it finished up nearly halfway up the card. I don`t have word installed on this PC, maybe I should get it. After 6 failed attempts I resorted to inking up my trusty Flourishes Tag Lines again.
Then I coloured my tulip, which is by Elusive Images and is part of a medalion set, in maroon.
Looks gorgeous but somehow not quite spring like enough.
I stamped the tulip again and got a blob of ink alongside the image, so 3rd time lucky I decided to go with golden yellow and highlights of orange.
Even the scalloped border along bottom didn`t go right first time but luckily the swiss dots folder is long enough for me to cut a bit off the bottom and do it again.
 Anyhow this is the finished result and I`m pleased with it. I did have a moment with Mr Blogger but that`s sorted now. Phew!!!
The ribbon btw is from Poundland.
I`ve just cremated the chicken we are having for tea so I think it`s time to post this and I`ll be back later to show off with some awards I have been given.
Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx








52 comments:

  1. WOW this is stunning, I am like you and it takes me ages to do CAS. Hope your weather brightens. We have rain too. Hazel x(no 13 on Less is More)

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  2. Another lovely submission to our challenge blog Lynne
    Thank you!
    Great layout and stunning card
    See you next week
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  3. A beautiful card well worth all your hard work

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  4. Lynne your post really made me laugh...we all get days when nothing goes right...but your end result on your card is just beautiful...worth all your hassle....

    Anne

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  5. You made smile too Lynne, I do tend to agree about the slapping bit too, I spent ages yesterday over a very 'easy' C&S card.. Hey HO!. I have to say however, that all that work was worth it... this is wonderful. Thanks for yet another great submission!
    See you next week
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. Fab card! Your post made me smile too, I definitely have days like that when it's impossible to put together a card without something going wrong... The end result was totally worth it, though!
    Laura x

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  7. Hi
    great card ...i am looking for inspiration at the moment as these easy cards are not easy for me ...love the spottt folder ...it makes it look not so plain...
    Hugs
    sylvie
    xx

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  8. Your perseverance was well rewarded! This is a lovely card and has depth and texture without too much embellishment. (I sound like I know what I'm talking about - lol!! Which I don't really but am trying to explain what the card looks like to me!)Like it a LOT!

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  9. hi lynne,your card is stunning, the colours beautiful and the preety border sets it off beautifully

    sue
    xx

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  10. Hi Lynne,
    I love everything about this card. It is just stunning.
    Regards Sue

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  11. Pretty card and I do like that tulip stamp, can't go wrong with embossing, always looks good. I am smiling at your description of your day and I hope the chicken was salvageable and you don't have to go hungry.
    Jenny x

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  12. Beautiful card Lynne and well worth the effort it took! It takes me ages to make anything (all day to make 2 cards for QC today!)not just CAS cards. Your day sounds like mine; I'm drowning our chicken in some sauce to hide the burnt taste!! xx

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  13. This is so pretty, I love the stamp. xx

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  14. This is a very pretty card, well worth all that effort! x

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  15. That´s great! So simple and beautiful. I love it! Don´t tell it to someone, but I will copy you again, lol.

    Beate

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  16. Hi Lynne,
    Let me tell you it was worth you burning your chicken as your card is Fantastic!!
    very clean and crisp and great colours I love it.
    Linda

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  17. Such a pretty card, and the spotty ribbon to go with the embossing.

    There is a free download of "Open Office" on the web, same as Microsofts Office, it may help you :)

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  18. Well, it might have taken several tries, but the end result is FAUBLOUS!!! I love that flower, and the dotted swiss is my favorite EF!! Beautifully done!

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  19. Wow .. .. gorgeous work Lynne.

    Love your colour choices and the embossing.

    I hope your chicken was OK!!

    Love Jules xx

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  20. Your card is stunning. I love the embossed backing and the pretty border. The tulip is just gorgeous! Yes, this is Spring to me!!!I'm impressed that you tried to print your sentiment direct from the PC. My PC doesn't like card much - but I will try!!

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  21. I'm glad you persevered, the card is absolutely stunning! I love it!

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  22. Hi Lynne,
    Ooh this card was worth all your hard work (even the burnt tea!)I love your image and it's coloured to perfection. In my b1ooks you can't go wrong with Swiss dots either!

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  23. Gorgeous! Your flower really stand out against the white. And I love swiss dots! Simply gorgeous.

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  24. Beautiful card, I love the splash of yellow, a wonderful spring card.

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  25. This is a stunning card, what perfect colouring.

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  26. Love your card, lovely EI image. Live the way you have use the ribbon to coordinate with the swiss dots. I agree with you, this C&S cards take some thinking about and some time to do! BUT, your time and effort was well worth it! ikki

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  27. Hi Lynne,
    It's me again.. go over to my blog as I have something for you. http://www.thepinkshopblog.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award.html
    Regards Sue

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous, Lynne. I know it took a lot of doing, but it is a real stunner!

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  29. Hello lynne, thank you for your comment, make me happy.
    Your card is so elegant and a i love the bright color yellow and your embossing, beautiful.
    A hug from Spain

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  30. This is gorgeous Lynne - I'm still thinking about my entry!
    Lynn x

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  31. A lovely card Lynne, we all have days like that for sure!! hope your chuck wasn't too cremated
    Jenni

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  32. Worth the hard work........lovely card!

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  33. Well done the card looks ab fab ! I know what you mean about CAS cards, the more I do the longer they seem to take lol. I burn many meals too I am always so absorbed in card making or related 'stuff' it seems:O) Viv xx

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  34. What a gorgeous card! Love it! . . . and THANKS for the blog award Lynne. Mwah, mwah!
    Hugs, Sandra

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  35. Love the pretty orange tones with the white and little touch of green, great card! Thanks for mentioning me in one of your awards, too -- very sweet of you. I decided some time ago to duck out of blog awards, not because I don't appreciate the thought but just that so many of them ask you to reveal a certain number of facts about yourself etc and I'm always cagey about what I publish in blogland! Thank you for thinking of me anyway!

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  36. I really like this card, so pretty. I know what you mean about things going wrong today. It took me 2 attempts to make a decent card

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  37. Hi Lynne - this is so beautiful - I love the Swiss Dots panel and the perfectly coloured flower. My waste bin is usually full of "rejects" when I'm crafting, so I feel your pain!! Hugs, Sylvia xxx

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  38. beautiful card! i love the swiss dot panel! the flower is colored so perfectly!

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  39. Oh SO pretty! Love the image and gorgeous splash of yellow :o) Lisa x

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  40. Oh Lynne! We all have those days! Time to have a cup of tea (or something stronger!) order a take away and take a deep breath! Your card turned out beautifully of course! I love its dottiness and the frothiness of its border - and your great colouring.

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  41. Really love that embossed panel with the lacey edge. I know, its decieving how long these cards take to come together. Thanks for the comment on my blog x

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  42. HI Lynne. After all that , The card is stunningly stylish !
    Love your work will follow you now so as not to miss postings
    hugs Shirley-Anne

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  43. Absolutely beautiful. Love, love, love the orange.

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  44. Lovely card, definitely fits the theme.

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  45. Really elegant card - beautiful colour and style (and the ribbon sounds like a bargain - will look out in my local branch!!)
    Diane x

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  46. Gorgeous card....love the layout and embossing x

    Jenny x

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  47. Your comment about giving someone a slap really made me smile, I feel just the same, I thought I was Plain and Simple but this is a whole new ball game. Love you card, looks very classy, orange is my favorite colour.

    Kath x

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  48. Hi Lynn,poor you what a day you had, but it was well worth it in the end your card is beautiful.

    Babs x

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  49. Beautiful card. You colored your flower nicely.

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  50. I liove your card the colours against the white is just stunning x x

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