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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

OLW # 50

Hello All!

And a happy sunny wednesday to you.

Since the Less is More challenge started and I got more and more into CAS cards, I began looking for inspiration on the net and found Susan Raihala`s blog Simplicity. I have been shamelessly stalking her for weeks now. She is also the co host of  One Layer Wednesday which I have looked at and thought about and have now plucked up the courage to join in with. The challenge this week is to make a one layer card using an old stamp that hasn`t seen ink in while and make a Thank You card.

Here is my submission,
The stamp is Leaf Flourish from Hero Arts stamped in Versa colour Peony. I have had this stamp for a couple of years and I think I last used it a few months ago but never before on a cas card.
The sentiment is by Flourishes Tag Lines ( ofcourse) and I think it goes really well with the flourish stamp.I used Memento Black ink.
And that`s it, no embellishments as I don`t think it needs them.

Well I finally got my Dads carpets shampooed. It took Alan all of five minutes to sort it out and would have been even quicker if he`d realised that I had one of the pipes upside down. Doh!!! I am thick sometimes.
I wouldn`t mind but the carpets weren`t even dirty, I just decided they needed freshening up a bit. They do look better though, I just have to go back before sunday and put all of his furniture back in place. What a way to spend your day off eh?

Edit I have been asked about purchasing stamps from Flourishes and Papertrey. Unfortunately, as far as I know they can only be ordered from the states.  The stamps themselves are quite cheap in comparison but the shipping is expensive and there`s also the problem of customs too. It depends how desperate you are for their stamps really lol.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. that's just gorgeous!

    Do you buy your PTI and Flourish stamps direct from the States?


  2. Simply lovely. Yes . . . I'd like to know the answer to Craftilious's questions too! If there's a UK distributor . . . it'd be GREAT!

    Hugs, Sandra

  3. Lynne - this is absolutely fabulous!! Love the flourish stamp and the colour too! Looks wonderful.

    I love CAS cards, but I do like to try to make vintage/shabby chic too.

  4. This is beautiful Lynne, Susans cards are so inspirational aren't they :)
    Jenny x

  5. Brilliant card, perfectly simple :0) xxx

  6. Simply beautiful.....such a stylish card Lynne.


  7. Simple and beautiful card! I love the elegance of that flourish. Thanks for sharing.

    I have been following Susan for a couple of years, I think. Love her style in cards and writing.

  8. I've got behind with my commenting, so please accept this one comment - sorry. You've really got into the CAS style I see, fab cards Lynne.
    Lynn x

  9. Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, perfect i love the swirl, hugs ♥ pops x

  10. Lynne, so glad you joined in the OLW challenge! We do have fun there...and it's ALWAYS a challenge! LOL! I do love that Flourishes sentiment...I don't think I have that set...hummmmm....I just might have to go shopping! LOL! A fabulous CAS card!

  11. this is a perfect card, very elegant

  12. This is simply beautiful Lynne. I love it!

  13. So pretty, that flourish is beautiful.

  14. Hi Lynne, just read your comment on my card, ROFL I think I probably deserved that and you're quite right, she needs help:0) xxx

  15. Lovely elegant card. Sandra

  16. This is a perfect clean and simple card. That flourish is beautiful and I love it in pink!

  17. Perfectly beautiful - love it! You have a real knack for these cards Lynne. xx

  18. How lovely! I love that flourish!

  19. I love the OLW challenges too but always run out of time to do them! I love your elegant card - the sentiment stamp goes so beautifully with the flourish.

  20. Very lovely design. I get desperate for PTI stamps and I live in the US!! :0)

  21. Hi Lynne, arrived here from 'stamps and paper' blog !
    beautifully elegant card !!
    chris richards

  22. Simply beautiful Lynne - love the swirl stamp, and you've placed it in just the right spot. Fabulous!
    Have a Happy Easter - Sylvia xx

  23. Hello,
    I really love your clean and simple cards and I wish you a happy easter!

    No,I was not busy...I was in hospital, because I got blind on my right eye since january. But I can hope to get better soon and then I will be busy, LOL.


  24. Running a bit behind on my blog surfing. Great job on OLW 50!


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