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Sunday, 29 May 2011

Less Is More wk 17..Recipe...Pick a Square.

Hello Folks!

I hope everyone has recovered from Mr Bloggers mystery ailment.I tried all the tips I was reading but couldn`t get onto my dashboard for love nor money. I use Firefox as a server and it was recommended to try that but it didn`t work for me.I cleared all my cookies and cache and that didn`t do any good. I lost my followers, I couldn`t comment and now I have bald patches from tearing my hair out Lol. I finally had a brainwave yesterday morning and tried to access through Internet Explorer and that worked Yippee!!! Only by then I`d decided to make use of the time in the garden. After dodging showers, I managed to clear a rather large patch of weeds ( why do weeds flourish when nothing else does?) and plant some late bulbs, scatter some seeds and plant up a few tubs.By then I resembled the crooked man and could hardly straighten my poor aching back, so a hot bath ( haven`t had a bath for ages, I`m more of a shower girl) and a couple of Ibuprofen later I came up to the craft room for this weeks Less is More Challenge. which is to Pick a Square.
We can use any of the four corners or the middle. Great... easy peasy thought me...not.

I think I must have used all my mojo on the garden. I couldn`t find a suitable stamp I liked, then when I did decide on one, I seemed to have lost the ability to stamp properly. Four cards in the bin later this is what I came up with,
This was my first half decent attempt. I was quite pleased with this one but while colouring the flowers I just had to add another touch of pink and went over the line slightly. The air was rather blue at that moment.

So I had another go,
Different square this time, still not sure, I think the flowers are a bit dark.

Gerbera Daisy small stamp by Flourishes.
Coloured with Promarkers.
Cut out with Nestie rectangle die and matted onto larger rectangle die.

Might have another go during the week if I get my mojo into gear.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. They are both lovely Lynne
    Glad you are able to join us, I wondered where you were
    Super cards
    Thank so much
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is Moore"

  2. Lynne. both cards are Fabulous. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. Hi Lynne . . . I like 'em both! Don't you just HATE that . . . when you've almost finished a card and then you cock it up? Grrrr.

    Hugs, Sandra

  4. Both lovely.

    I think we've ALL made cock ups wwe soooo wish we hadn't.

    I used I.E. too and lost all access to all sorts of things for a while but never lost my followers (well, one, but I assume that one was simply bored with following!) so I don't think anything was truly foolproof!!! Let's hope it's a while before it happens again!


  5. Ooo I love the second one the most I think, very annoying when a card goes wrong at the very last minute, however as crafty crafters, we can usually get around such frusrations, both great cards for the 'less is more' challenge.....I have yet to join that challenge, even though my lovely sister Sarn, keeps trying to persuade me!! xx

  6. oh... wow!! love both of them, lynne! i love how you colored the gerbera daisies!!!

  7. Both great cards Lynne, I like the 2nd one very much indeed.
    My Blog has its followers back but I still have no Sign out Design Bar...it firmly remains on Sign in...silly stupid blogger....lol
    Happy Holiday weekend, hope your back eases up soon, I always overdo things too...don't know when enough is enough...lol

  8. Both great cards and so pretty. Annette

  9. Both cards are great !

  10. Hi Lynne, Isn't it frustrating when Blogger has problems:{ Never mind you're sorted now:0) Fab cards, love the flowers and really liked them in the bottom right corner, gorgeous. Hope your back's better:0) xxx

  11. Two lovely cards, I think the second one just have the edge for me
    Beryl x

  12. Both gorgeous Lynne but I love the second one - only because I love squares and symmetry and everything centred! (I'm weird, I know, lol!) xxxx

  13. Two lovely cards but I do like the two white rectangles on the second one. Carol x

  14. I really like the position of the second one. Super cards. xx

  15. I find CAS really hard, because I can't cover any mistakes with embellies!!

    These are great - I think the bright colours on the stamps contrast really well with the white space!

    luv, Mags x

  16. So pretty. I love that set.

  17. These are both lovely cards. JO x

  18. what pretty cards! The Gerbera Daisy stamp is beautiful!


  19. Pretty card and lovely colours!

  20. Both look pretty Lynne, oh my you are having troubles this week, big hugs :O)(((((hugs ))))) Viv xx

  21. Lovely cards, such a pretty image.

  22. Oh Lynne you never disappoint!! I like both of them, the centered design is my favorite. I think the colors look rich and stand out wonderfully from the white.
    Well done, as always.

  23. great cards Lynne - I like the dark colours of the flowers - makes a change from pastels :-)

  24. Well I love them - especially the centred one. The embossing gives that little stamp a bit more importance somehow! Vx

  25. Maybe it was a good job I was on my hols last week with all the probs with Mr Blogger!
    These are super Lynne, the images practically jump off the page, they are so vibrant!
    Thanks so much again.
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  26. Oh my Lynne! I think they're both fabulous! LOVE the bright flowers...and I love the placement for both! You just can't go wrong with a Flourishes stamp!

    My card is HERE

  27. Gorgeous both of the the colour are just amazing they really pop.


  28. Hi Lynne! I will be out in my garden tomorrow...trying to save my 30+ ailing rose bushes with a break in our HOT weather...I can relate to the aching back, and will probably need some relief tomorrow:)!! Your cards are beautiful!! I LOVE the framed one, especially...love how you framed it...your coloring is lovely on both...perfect stamp for this challenge:)!!


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