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Monday, 13 June 2011

Less is More In the Frame

Hi Folks!

First of all I want to apologise to any Limettes I didn`t get around to commenting on. No reflection on your creations, life and lack of time simply ran away with me. And also a huge welcome to my new followers.

The challenge this week at Less is More is a one layer card using a frame. You can stamp, draw your own, emboss or any other creative frame you can come up with. I haven`t been particularly creative with my card `cos I`ve simply used a stamp. I`ll show my card first and then I`ll start with the usual waffle.

This is a really quick and easy card.
The stamped image is one of the very first stamps I ever bought. It`s from the Stampman and is from a set called Aspects of design 1 Floral.
I stamped in clear embossing ink and heat embossed using detail Silver EP.
The flowers and leaves are coloured swith Promarkers.
And that`s it! Really quick and easy.

We got back from the caravan yesterday afternoon. We had a great time even though the weather was pants. Sunshine, cloud, rain, hail, thunder, you name it we had it. But, we had gone simply to chill out so it didn`t matter at all. Alan works really long hours, often 15 hour days so he was really ready to just sit on his bum and do nothing. Neither of us wanted to come home, 2 nights isn`t long enough but hopefully next time we can go for longer.
Jules thought it was hilarious when I mentioned that I took the cuttlebug away with me sometimes. I`m not quite as sad as it sounds. It`s quite an old touring caravan but it`s warm and dry and we keep it in storage at a lovely site in the Yorkshire Wolds. It`s an adults only site so it`s very quiet and there is nothing there but a fishing lake and a toilet and shower block. But it`s so,so peaceful. We just ring up when we want to go and the site manager pulls the van onto the site for us so we just turn up and move in. Because we`ve been going for while now we`ve done all the local sightseeing. Most often we use it as a base and go further afield for days out but ofcourse the great British weather often puts a damper on things which is where the Cuttlebug and other crafting bits and bobs come in.
But..it`s monday today and I`m back at work this afternoon ...yuk...retirement is looking more and more appealing...if only our government would stop moving the goalposts.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. It's a very pretty card Lynne... love those trailing flowers.
    Thanks so much for your dedication to our challenge!
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  2. SUch a pretty card Lynne, love the floral design over the words....after being away for a week I need to get back to some serious crafting....


  3. Oh I really love this card Lynne. Gorgeous stamp. Glad you enjoyed your brief time away even if the weather didn't want you to!

    Hugs, Sandra

  4. Preciosa es poco, bellĂ­sima. Besos

  5. Lovely card, such a pretty image.

    I don't think crafting on vacation is at all odd, I pretty much always craft when I'm away although I am not lucky enough to be able to take a die cutter on the plane!!


  6. A very pretty card, love the trailing flowers. Carol x

  7. A lovely card Lynne. I have this stamp too but it's another one that's never been used. I must get it out now after seeing how pretty it is once it's coloured in.

    Your few days away sounds blissful. I would be quite happy crafting away in a caravan without a care as to what the weather is doing (at least you don't feel guilty that you should be doing something around the house).


  8. Weather is pants here too, your card cheered me up though! love the way you have the flowers trailing down the card. :-)

  9. Lynne, I'm right there with you and the retirement look good! I plan to semi retire in December and just do a little part-time work for my firm next year. Sure hope it all works out....cause my job requires a LOT of travel and I'm totally tired of traveling!

    LOVE your card...so pretty. Were all the word part of the stamp too? Wow...very nice!
    My Card

  10. Hi Lynne, the caravan sounds perfect when you need a break. Looks as though I'll be working until I'm 66!

    Your card is beautiful! That's a very lovely stamp. xx

  11. Hi sweetie, I am loving this gorgeous work as always hugs pops x

  12. This is so beautiful and elegant x

  13. Beautiful card, I've got this stamp and completely forgot about it lol
    Beryl x

  14. Absolutely stunning Lynne
    Love it!
    Thank you
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

  15. Just beautifull Lynne sorry your break had bad weather and your site sound idilic we love Yorkshire ourselves and caravaning Luv Sue x

  16. What a gorgeous stamp, love how we are all going back to old unloved stamps :)
    Love the text in the frame, fab card Lynne :)
    Jenny x

  17. Ohhh I just love your card. That stamp is the best. I saw your card on Less is More and just had to take a closer peek.
    I am off to surf around on your blog for awhile.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Carolyn W

  18. Super card Lynne, really pretty. I love the stamp.Jean x

  19. Brilliant card Lynne. The stamp man was at the show yesterday.

    Tara x

  20. Beautiful card. I love how the flowers trail out of the frame.

  21. A beautiful card.


  22. A super image and card and great colouring.xx

  23. Hi Lynne
    Gorgeous stamp ....just right for this weeks Challenge ...i think sometimes you need Different stanms for these Simple challenges ....

  24. Flowers and bows might be your preference but you are very good at these CAS cards too! What a fabulous image, beautifully coloured. Glad you had a good time at the caravan. Vx

  25. Gorgeous. love the flowers trailing over your frame. x

  26. wow this is amazing!!!! I do love that image!!! Hugs Juls

  27. Hi Lynne

    Love your card its gorgeous.


  28. Lovely card Lynne, such a pretty stamp :o) Lisa x

  29. Classy and a great OLC. Sounds like it was a short visit but good either way. We leave for the beach in a few weeks and I am excited to get away. :0) Stacy aka Twinshappy

  30. that´s lovely card! I like - color and images!

  31. Hi Lynne

    Just having a quick catch up with whilst eating my lunch and can't believe how behind I am.

    You have been back at work a whole week before I have seen this gorgeous make.

    Such a beautiful stamp and I love the way the flowers flow over the text.

    I hope you didn't think I was being rude when I joked about you taking your cuttlebug on holiday .. .. .. what I was really finding funny was thinking what my Hubby's reaction would be if I tried to take mine.

    Left up to me I would stay in a little cottage by the sea where I could see the beach, boats, sunshine and the water through open french doors and I would take ALL my craft stuff with me and plonk myself in front of the french doors to admire the view whilst crafting .. .. heaven!!!

    Then of course we would go out every evening for a meal so that I didn't have to cook!! LOL!!!

    Love Jules xx

  32. Such a beautiful card, love the flowers and text.


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