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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Less is More #6 Off the edge.

Hello, happy saturday.

As it is saturday it`s time for a brand new challenge at Less is More and this week we are asked to make a one layer card with an image stamped `off the edge`.
I must admit when I saw this at 8 o,clock this morning I nearly went off the edge but I thought about it, decided which stamps I had that would work  and I felt  much better. So much better in fact that I think I might have another couple of entries yet this week.

Here is my card,

I turned to my old faithful Papertrey Turning a New Leaf stamp set for this one. This is the largest of the leaf stamps and I`ve used Versacolour Evergreen to stamp it onto Kraft card.
The sentiment is my go to set from Flourishes,Tag Lines.

Can I just say a really big thank you to all that commented on my cards from last week. I did try to get round to you all but if I missed you out I`m really sorry.

This wasn`t my first choice, the one I really wanted to submit just wouldn`t stamp without leaving gaps in the image. I`m going to persevere though `cos I refuse to be beaten and hopefully will post that one another time.

Just a quick word about my back. I hate to go on about it because I sound like a/ a moaning minnie and b/ a hypochondriac but...I have had a bad back for years, I have degenerative disc disease in the lower back and spondylosis in the 1st 2 vertebrae of my neck. As I say I`ve had this condition for donkey`s years and know my limitations, what I can and can`t do. Although extremely painful at times it`s not a disability.
This is different though. It`s in the spine but lower down, nearer the shoulders, just above my bra. The doctor said it was a pulled muscle but everything I`ve read says that muscles heal within a week or so, this has been nearly 3 weeks now. So I`m still non the wiser. The really sad thing is that it gets worse when I`m crafting or on the comp. It`s that bending slightly across the top of the back that does it. Maybe I need a higher desk or a lower chair. I`m back at docs early next week so I`ll see what she says.
All the time I`m typing this, I can`t get out of my head, the terrible scenes from Japan and how devastating it must be for the people involved. It sorta puts my niggling back ache into context doesn`t it?

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

38 comments:

  1. Fab card Lynne sorry to hear about your back. Yes puts life in perspective doesn't it those poor people. Don't think I'll be complaining for a while! Have a fab Saturday.

    Ali x

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  2. Your card displays the essence of clean and simple in my opinion: one classic image paired with one stylish sentiment.

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  3. Loving your leaf card but don't envy you your back problem - hope you gain some relief soon

    Kathyk

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  4. yummy! I love the stamp you've used Lynne, works so well for this challenge. Can't wait to see what else you come up with
    Hugs
    Victoria
    x

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  5. Hello Lynne, i'm really sorry about what happen to you, is very hard have constantly pain.
    don't give up!!!
    your card is perfect clean and simple, i love it.
    A big hug from Palma de Mallorca I'm waiting for you nest week

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  6. A stunning card Lynne and love the simplicity of it... Hope you back is soon better, nothing worse than back pain.

    Anne

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  7. Lovely card and hope your back improves soon. xx

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  8. Oh gosh Lynn I do sympathise, I have back problems, and suffered for years with 'mouse shoulder' and bra strap (mid thorsacic)level pain (I was an accountant) go and see a GOOD chiropractor, I did not even start to get better dispite spending £1000s on de-nervation, pilates, private physio, accupuncture, every drug under the sun you name it I tried it! when the NHS '??treatment' left me unable to work.
    I only go 3 times a year now for an MOT and don't need anti spasm or painkillers. Go and get clicked !this was the best advise I had from a fellow sufferer. Doctors know NOTHING about back pain, a good chiropractor will tell YOU where it hurts by feeling the spasms in your muscels, seeing how you walk and sit etc.
    Loving your cards, pain must bring out the creativity in you, sending a hug x

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  9. I love this stamp - so very effective.

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  10. How is it I just love to see everyone doing Images like these but they look so wrong when I try it myself!! LOL!! Lynne your card is FAB!!

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  11. HI lynne
    Oh you poor thing, I do hope the pain eases soon
    Could be Repetitive strain, maybe its sparked off each time you craft
    do take care
    You're card is fabulous!
    Thanks for entering again
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  12. wonderful card - feels so natural
    Lisa x

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  13. Very effective card. Sorry about your back, I hope it settles soon. Jo x

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  14. Lovely card, well done. Hope you feel better soon.
    Maureen........x

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  15. fabulous card - really effective - and hope your back gets better soon

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  16. Hi Lynne, a CAS card at its best; elegant and understated! I sympathise with the back trouble as I've had a slipped disc three times (each time after having a baby!) and ended up on traction for weeks at a time. Still suffer from time to time but, as you say, muscle damage is different. Doesn't sound right to me that you're still in pain. Hope you get sorted out at the docs. xxxx

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  17. Hi Lynne... what a lot of old crocks we are... I've had back surgery too and can sympathise with your pain!
    Your card is fabulous in its understatement, I love it!
    See you next week!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  18. Another lovely card Lynne. Its beautiful in it's simplicity.
    I hope your back gets better soon. It's no fun having a bad back I know.

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  19. Gorgeous card Lynne...love the simplicity!!
    hugs and xxx

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  20. Simple and stylish, love that stamp!

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  21. Hi Lynne

    Lovely card - I love working with kraft card bases and the leaves on yours work beautifully.

    I work in HR and look after H&S for our staff. If you're getting back pain when sitting to type or craft then it could be your workstation set up. Ergonomics can help. You should have the top of the monitor at eye level when looking straight forward (use a laptop riser to achieve this if you use a laptop) and make sure you can rest your wrists flat on the desk so you're at the right height,using a foot rest if you are then too high, or getting a lower chair if you're not low enough. A cushion with a keyhole at the back might alleviate the pressure on your spine while sitting for long periods too - I've used these with a couple of people at work who suffer back problems. Try to keep moving your position slightly every 15-20 minutes too so as not to become too stiff. Hope that helps (or tell me to keep my nose out if you already know all this!) and that you're feeling better soon. C x

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  22. Hi Lynne, love the card, I have gone for leaves as well and I have nerve damage in my neck which causes me a lot of pain, wow we could be twins lol.
    hope you are soon feeling better.
    jenjoy x

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  23. Lynne, I LOVE that stamp...I have it and never thought to use it for this challenge! Thanks for the inspiration! Hope your back improves!

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  24. Love the elegance of your card! The deep green leaves are great. My son is in Japan and I, too, have been thinking of them a lot.

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  25. WHAT a lovely leaf stamp and the sentiment is perfect . . .all totally in proportion . . .yep . . . you've nailed this challenge, and without bending any rules like I did! (Hangs head in shame!).

    Hope one or some of the other commentator's suggestions for your back help you.

    Hugs, Sandra xxx

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  26. Morning Lynne, your card is wonderful, I love the boldness of the stamp, really makes an impact, love it on the Kraft card.
    Hope your back improves, my Mom is on loads of meds including morfine patches so I do understand and sypathize totally

    Thanks for dropping over
    x
    Vicky

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  27. First of all so sorry to read about your back pain, i have Fibromyalgia which limits my activities too. I can empathise so much with your situation ad yes Japan and it's problems does bring things into perspective.

    Gorgeous card, liking the different colours and the nature aspect with those lovely shaped leaves:-)

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  28. What a lovely card, love the leaf on teh Kraft card, great choice

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  29. love this! turning a new leaf is one of my favorite pti sets!!

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  30. Lovely card, I like the natural look of both Kraft card and leaves.

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  31. I've always loved this leaf image and it works beautifully here.

    I really hope you get that back sorted - long-term pain can take over your life. Vx

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  32. Love this card......hope your feeling better soon x

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  33. Oh I really love this, it's perfect! Sorry to hear about your back problems, hope you find something that helps soon. Lisa x

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  34. Rather dramatic with the darker paper and theleaves. Lovely card.

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