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Monday, 28 November 2011

Less is More...A Bit of Bling.

Hello folks.
Can I start by saying massive apologies for being MIA all last week. Work has been mega busy in the run up to Christmas and then ofcourse it was Alan`s birthday on Wednesday and mine on friday so we`ve had lots of visitors and time has just whizzed by. Lame excuse I know and I am sorry.

This week on Less is More is a theme.
This should have been a breeze but my mojo has done a runner. This is the third card I`ve made and the only one I`m remotely happy with. Not only that but it`s a rubbish piccy as well. The lights bad and no amount of fiddling with the photo editing has made it any better.
Really simple OLC.
The sentiment is by Papermania Silent Night set stamped in Versacolor Cyan and embossed in clear EP.
The snow flakes are a mixture of Inkadinkado and Anita`s stamped in Versacolor Heliotrope, Orchid and Mint also embossed in clear EP and I`ve added a gem to the middles.
It does look so much better IRL and I didn`t want to miss a week.

As I said it was my birthday on friday and I recieved some fabulous cards from the design team girls at St Lukes Charity Card Challenge. As soon as I get time I`ll take a piccy and show them, they are all gorgeous. What a fab bunch you all are.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Less is More wk 42...Silhouettes

Good afternoon all!
It`s a theme week at Less is More and that is to use silhouettes on our creations. My first thought was to run for the hills but after a quick look in my stamp drawers I realised I have loads of silhouette type stamps.Panic over! lol.
It will be Alan`s (hubby) birthday on wednesday and he usually gets a footie related card from me so I thought I`d be unpredictable this year and I`ve made him this one...
Guitar and sentiment  stamps from Inkadinkado Rock Star set.
I stamped the guitar and cut out a long rectangle then used my new (and not very good) corner rounder punch.
The sentiment is stamped straight onto the card. I used Versafine Onyx Black but it kept pooling on the stamp so I cleaned the stamp, gave it a quick pat with some clear embossing and then used Versafine over the top and it`s worked a treat.
The music paper is some I downloaded ages ago and can`t remember where from, sorry, matted onto some amber card to add some colour and also because Alan`s footie team play in black and amber and I couldn`t not have something football related now could I?

Right, I`m off for a coffee and a warm up now. I`ll catch up with you all soon.
Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Sunday, 13 November 2011

St Lukes Mid Month Reminder

Hello Friends!
Just a quick post from me to remind you that this months challenge at St Lukes  
is halfway through (well almost). As it`s November we want you to share your Christmas cards with us and don`t forget we have a fantastic prize for the winner from Lili of the Valley too.
We would also be extremely grateful if you could donate your card to this worthy cause. There is going to be a Chritmas fayre on the 27th November where Tara will be selling all the donated cards. Details are on the main blog.
Just to get you in the mood I`ve made this card.
Cream pearlescent card cut to make a 5x5. I`ve used DP from Papermania Silent Night Collection matted onto burgundy card. On the green paper I`ve stamped and embossed in gold a Holly Flourish stamp from Inkadinkado in top left and bottom right corners.I`ve also swiped my embossing pad along the edges and embossed in gold.
The text paper has some gold foiling on and is matted onto burgundy card that has been punched with a MS border punch.
I`ve added a ribbon and bow which match perfectly with the lattering on the text paper, along with a die cut star which I`ve glittered in gold and some gold cord.
The sentiment is by Anita`s, also stamped and embossed in gold and cut out with a nestie circle and matted onto burgundy card cut out with a nestie scalloped circle.
As all the DP and some of the card is from my snippet box, I`m also entering this one into Jules Crafty Snippets Challenge # 45. I haven`t had the chance to join in with Jules for a couple of weeks so I was determined to get one in early this week. You never know I might even got another one done...

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Less is More #41 Leaves.

Hello All!
First of all can make massive apologies for my lack of blogging and commenting this past week. Time has just ran away from me. I do hope none of you were holding your breath for my second LiM card either, you might be a strange purple colour by now. I did make one, just didn`t have time to photograph it in daylight,grr.
I`d also like to welcome my new followers, Hi and thank you for choosing my blog to follow.

Right, onto this weeks challenge at Less is More which is a one layer card using leaves.
 At last, a card I`m really pleased with.
I used off white card from Papermill Direct cut to 5x5. Using a rectangle nestie I`ve embossed in the centre and masked that off using post it`s.
The background colour is Versacolor Sand Beige sponged on.
The leaves are a mixture of Papertrey Inc, Hero Arts and My Minds Eye stamped in Versacolor Evergreen, Brown,Marigold, Orange and Burgundy.
The sentiment is  Flourishes Tag Lines stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.
Hopefully I`ll get to do a lot more commenting this week, there are already some fabulous entries, not least from Mandi and Chrissie with their beautiful inspiration cards.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Less is More # 40

Hello folks!
The theme for this weeks challenge at Less is More is Bonfire Night. In the UK, the 5th November is the night we commemorate Guy Fawkes and his pals trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament. We have huge bonfire parties and fireworks galore. So, as this week is a colour week we are asked to use Red and Orange to represent flames and fireworks. Yippee think me, my favourite colours all on one card. If only my mojo hadn`t gone into hibernation.
Here is what I came up with, I`m sure there`ll be more to follow.
I`m not 100% happy with it but then, when am I? lol.
I randomly stamped Waltzing Mouse Big Blooms Chrysanthemums in orange, marigold and magenta onto a strip of paper then matted it onto some orange card. Punched one edge with a Fiskars punch and left a thin border on the other edge.
I`ve added a Martha Stewart punched butterfly in red card.
The sentiment is from 2 different stamp sets, the birthday is Layers of Color and the wishes is Waltzing Mouse.
I`m hoping to finish another one today but the way things are going don`t hold your breath.

As you know I changed my hours at work from afternoons to mornings with the hope that I would have more time to spare. No chance. The shop has been really busy so I have been given extra hours, which I must admit have come in very handy but I`ve been so tired that crafting has taken a back seat. I used to `Do` for my dad on a wednesday morning and that has had to change to a saturday which means I`m now working a 6 day week. It`s only until the Christmas rush is over and then, hopefully I`ll get a day off during the week and I`m sure that once I get into the swing of things I`ll be able to organise myself better but in the meantime my posts might be a bit eratic. Sorry about that.

Thanks for popping in ...Lynne xxx

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

St Lukes November Challenge

Good Morning All.
I hope you are all recovered from the halloween celebrations and are not still looking over your shoulders in case of ghosties and ghoulies lol.
As it`s the 1st of November it`s time for another challenge at St Lukes Charity Card Challenge. 
As the big day is looming ever faster we thought what better than " Deck the Halls" Make any sort of Christmas card, any design, any theme. What could be simpler?
We have a fabulous prize this month too. 2 fantastic stamps from Lily of the Valley, how cool is that.
Naturally, the title of this challenge didn`t sink in with me and I made a snowman card ( I blame my age) lol.
Really simple, all the DP are by Dovecraft.
Frankie the Snowman is by Creative Expressions. Stamped in Memento black, I`ve coloured his hat and scarf with Promarkers, added a bit of Glamour Dust to parts of his body to highlight and some blackpearls down his front. The sentiment is part of a stamp by Anita`s
Don`t forget you can donate your cards to the hospice to raise much needed funds.