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Thursday, 9 June 2011

OLW Summer

Good afternoon all!

It`s Jennifer`s turn to host One Layer Wednesday this week and she`s chosen Summer for our theme. Make a OL card inspired by summer/ summer holidays.

Here is my take on it,
Really simple card, took about 5 minutes to make.
I used 3 different shades of blue decorating chalks for the sky/sea and 2 yellows for the beach.
Stamped my image from Inkadinkadoo`s Down by the Seaside set in black Versafine and thats it.

Love these silhouette stamps!

I spent about 3 hours making another card for LiM yesterday and it`s total pants so I won`t be sharing that one. We are off to the caravan tomorrow afternoon and already I`m fretting because I don`t know how I`m going to cope without my Saturday fix of Less is More. How sad am I ???
Jules asked whether I take some colouring with me when we go away. The answer to that one is...yes...
along with card, papers, tools, stamps, ink, ...I have even been known to take the Cuttlebug...now that is dedication ( or desperation).
This time however I am taking the last of the wedding invitations that still need ribbons and bows attatching and inserts inserting.The weather forecast isn`t good so I should get them finished.

Oh! and while I remember ; An UPDATE on the FROG...He survived...I worried all weekend andAlan was really horrible saying things like " Lynne, I think the frogs croaked" and did I want frogs legs for dinner ( Nasty Man) but late sunday evening Mr Frog put in an appearance at the edge of the pond so all`s well. Was going to give him a kiss (the frog not Alan) but chickened out, at my age I can do with out Princes.
And the car is fixed. It was air in the fuel pipe or something technical, I don`t know. Anyway Alan`s fixed it, he`s not too bad afterall bless him.
Sorry about the waffle.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Such a nice sentiment and soft colours to go along. Super card.

    xxx Monica

  2. Hi Lynne, I've just loaded my card to OLW 57 and we've chosen the same colours, you've such style my dear LOL:0) Your card's beautiful, I love it, clean and simple and the image and sentiment are perfect together. I love frogs too, so I'm glad he survived, just like the men to joke about it, funny though eh?:0)
    I hope you have a wonderful break at your caravan and the weather's kind to you, hugs, Gay xx

  3. This is gorgeous honey, men hey my Lee is like that and he mascres them when he cuts the grass and then laughs, he crapped himself though last week when one big one screamed at him, he came in and made me move it lol, hugs pops x

  4. Beautifful card Lynne , that image is fabulous :)
    Jenny x

  5. Lol, sounds like Alan's got the same sense of humour as Dave! This is such a lovely card Lynne! Love the softness of the chalks and the image and sentiment are just gorgeous. Have a great time at the caravan. xx

  6. Lynne - this card goes straight to the top of my Atkinson faves list! To me it's perfect in every way. Glad the frog survived... even though it does have to listen to some froggist remarks! Have fun at the caravan - can just imagine you lurking in an internet cafe to find out what the LiM challenge is! Vx

  7. Wow this card is fantastic Luv Sue x

  8. it gives perfect impression of summer! I like it!

  9. Beautiful card! I've linked this up on practical scrappers today!

  10. Lynne, your card is beautiful! I can never get chalk to blend right! Is there a secret to it? I struggled with the LIM challenge this week...had a horrible time getting a card finished without blotching it up!

    Have a good time on your holiday.

  11. What a stunning card, just love the effect you have achieved.
    Lynn x

  12. Hiya Lynne, glad frog survived! Great card, very dreamy.....xx

  13. Hi Lynne

    Another fantasic card.

    Great colours and a brilliant image and sentiment.

    Your comment made me smile about taking a cuttlebug on holiday with you .. .. I take lots of colouring and stamped images but that is as far as I go .. .. and hubby would be surprised if I was to take anything more.

    However, next time we go away (hoping that there will be a "next time" in this present economic climate) I am going to carry my cuttlebug out to the boot for a joke .. .. just to see what he says. I can just hear his words now "What are you taking that for?" LOL!!!

    Hope you have a good week Lynne

    Love Jules xx

  14. What a beautiful beach ,,,what a beautiful card!!!

  15. Lynne, this is so very pretty. Love the chalks and shading...and I agree about silhouette stamps. This one is particularly lovely, especially as you've showcased it!


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