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Saturday, 4 June 2011

Less is More #18...Monochrome

Hello All!
I hope you are well and have been enjoying the saturday sunshine. Can I say a massive welcome to my new followers and a huge thank you for all the comments on last weeks Less is More
posts.
This weeks challenge is to make a monochromatic card. There are some fabulous entries already but after a slow start I managed to make a set of 3.
I made the pink one first and liked it so much I just carried on.













A blue one.







and finally a lilac one.









I did make a lime green one too but it didn`t look right.
Not much to say about them really. Hydrangea Stamp by Do crafts stamped onto white card using Memento Rosebud, Memento Bahama Blue ( my favourite) and versacolour Heliotrope.
The sentiments are new to me ( a treat) by Paula Pascual at Personal Impressions, and are a mix of Double sayings and Mix and Match sets.

We`ve had a strange old day today at Atkinson Towers. I have the week off work this week and have planned alsorts to do,starting with finishing the back garden.
It`s a tiny garden divided into 3rds. The first has shrubs and bulbs, the middle has the pond and the last bit did have tomatoes last year but has been sadly neglected. Last week I planted some late bulbs and the seeds which are showing already, but today I wanted to put gravel around the pond. ( So Alan doesn`t bring mud and pondweed in the house every time he goes near it.lol)
I started by laying some of that weed repelent black cloth stuff down. By the time I was ready to start shovelling the gravel, one of our resident frogs had decided to explore UNDER the cloth. Stupid thing! I nearly stood on him (Has to be a him) then very nearly tipped a shovel full of gravel into the pond trying to avoid him. I ended up having to take up most of the cloth to free him, then relay it and quickly pour the gravel before he had time to get back under. Think I managed it... hope so...
Then, this afternoon we were going to a big family get together at one of Alans uncles. After a much needed shower and scraping of muddy fingernails we were ready in our best bib and tucker. Got just around the corner and the car conked out. We managed to get home but daren`t risk travelling to the otherside of Hull. So here I am, all dressed up and nowhere to go. Only one thing for it....craftroom...
 And...on top of that...someone pinched the sun!!!

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

49 comments:

  1. Oh dear Lynne . . . bit of a day of it eh?

    FAB cards though . . . that stamp is a beauty.

    Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

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  2. What a day!! Gorgeous cards Lynne; that stamp is a stunner! Don't know about you having a slow start, I haven't come up with a single idea yet! x

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  3. Gorgeous cards Lynne, that stamp is beautiful :o) Lisa x

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  4. Beautiful cards and what a perfect stamp for this idea

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  5. Three gorgeous cards, well done.
    You can view mine here
    Maureen..........x

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  6. Beautiful cards, a lovely stamp, and all in such pretty colours.

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  7. Hello Lynne, thank you for yours comments last week, i'm so happy to see you in my blog.
    Dear Lynne what day!!!!
    yours cards are FAN-TAS-TIC!!!i love, love your stamp, and the colours, so beautiful, Well done, i love it.
    A hug from Palma Island and take care, to much stress today.

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  8. Well there's a neat trick - let the design of the stamp do the monochromatic coloring for you! Great stamp and very nice execution!

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  9. I loved reading about your escapade with Mr Frog Lynne and your cards are wonderful... simple but extremely effective.
    Thanks once more.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  10. Hi sweetie, I am loving these gorgeous creations here, just fabulous, hugs pops x

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  11. Your cards are simply exquisite Lynne
    Love them all
    Thank very much
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

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  12. What a clever idea! Lovely, pretty cards!

    Jill S

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  13. Gorgeous cards Lynne and I love that stamp

    Anne

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  14. These cards are gorgeous...THREE to fill your stash! Lovely image. ;)

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  15. What a day you've had!!! Love your cards - beautiful stamp - so elegant. Luv Trish x

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  16. Fabulous cards. Hugs Rita xx

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  17. Hi Lynne

    What a fab stamp. It has helped you make three gorgeous creations. Love them all!!

    Sorry about your missed outing!! I hope the car repairs aren't too expensive!!!

    Love Jules xx

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  18. I love the colours and the stamp, gorgeous cards.
    Jo x

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  19. Gorgeous cards Lynne. I know you would have something to put a smile on my face. Your cards are always so lovely, clean and crisp. They are like a breath of fresh air.

    Sorry about the car going out on you. Car issues can be very annoying and always seem to be when you need our car the most. :( Hope it gets straightened out soon.

    Hugs,
    Carole

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  20. What gorgeous cards, Lynne! Simple but stunning. I love the colors you've used. That image is beautiful.

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  21. Hope the frog survived and that your car repair isn't too expensive. Your cards are beeeooootiful

    Kathyk

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  22. A beautiful set of cards. I love the colours and simplicity of them.

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog.

    irene
    xxxx

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  23. Love your cards Lynne, the stamp is beautiful and I love all the different colourways too :)
    Jenny x

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  24. Fabulous cards, love that stamp
    Beryl x

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  25. Beautiful cards, love that stamp and gorgeous colours!
    Helen x

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  26. These are beautiful, love how they look in all the different colours

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  27. your cards are beautiful, lynne!! love your story about the little frog!

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  28. These are all beautiful Lynne, a stunning stamp and I love the colours. Hydrangeas always remind me of my Grandma, happy memories. Jo x

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  29. utterly beautiful cards x

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  30. After a day like that you had to have time to create, YAY, I hope you eventually had some fun:0) Gorgeous cards here Lynne, love that stamp:0) Thank you for your lovely congrats, you are a sweetie, hugs, Gay xxx

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  31. Beautiful cards Lynne! Love all the differnet colours, it gets addictive doesn't it, making the same card in various colours!
    Hugs,Victoria ~x~

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  32. Lovely set of cards. They look fab in all the colours. x

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  33. Seeing lots of favourite stamps this week and yours is one of them such a statement stamp perfect for a CAS card. XOXO Zoe

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  34. wow how pretty. I love the lilac one.

    Jayne
    x

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  35. I love a set of similar cards made in different colours and yours are beautiful. Thank goodness for you Lynne - that frog could be someone's prince! Vx

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  36. Fab cards I love this stamp and obviously don't use it enough:) Loved reading about Mr Frog!
    Val x

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  37. these cards are just beautiful, simple, elegant and just stunning

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  38. Such beautiful cards again Lynne ( as always), such a pretty image ....made me smile imagining you with that frog, we have 3 ponds so am always avoiding them esp. when mowing grass!!, aww shame about the car though, hope it's sorted soon:O) Viv xx

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  39. Fabulous card Lynne - I love that Hydrangea stamp.
    Sorry your car conked out at just the wrong time, bur every cloud has a silver lining - you got to do more crafting!!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

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  40. Gorgeous cards, love all the colourways. Sorry to hear about the car and your spoilt afternoon.
    Lynn x

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  41. Lynne...my oh my! What a day you had! It ended well though with all these gorgeous cards you created! I love that stamp...and it's pretty in every color!!
    My Card is HERE

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  42. Hi Lynne

    Love your cards in all the colourways! Sorry to read about your day!

    Tina

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  43. Oh dear sorry youve had a bit of a day but your cards are lovely also all the colours Luv Sue x

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  44. Beautiful and simple! Very nice job Lynne, I may have to try this idea myself!

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  45. Three gorgeous cards Lynne, love your colour choices. Carol x

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  46. beaytiful cards, I especially love the blue one, you must have looked very posh whilst crafting!! lol...x

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