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Sunday, 4 December 2011

Less is More....Green

Hello and a Happy Sunday All!
Are we all getting into the Christmas Spirit? The weather is certainly feeling Christmassy, it`s flippin` freezing here today. I`m sure we`ll get snow soon. Roll on spring lol.
As it`s the first week of the month it`s a colour challenge at Less is More. This time we are to use GREEN.
Mandi and Chrissie have been kind to us this week, you can`t get much more festive than green can you?
My first thought was to go with a Christmas tree but then I remembered my recently bought Spellbinders Vintage Baubles so went with them instead.
I started with a 5x5 white card base, cut a white panel slightly smaller and matted it onto dark green card.
I used my Chocolate Baroque ( Elusive Images) Damask Delights background stamp, stamped in green ink and embossed using Evergreen EP then cut two of the baubles.
The sentiment is by Creative Expressions also stamped and embossed in green.
The baubles are raised using foam pads and I`ve added some gold cord ( `cos I didn`t have any green).
I was going to add a bow to the tops of the baubles but I haven`t any thin green ribbon and I didn`t want to use another colour. Still I`m quite pleased with it.

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I`d had to go for blood tests at the doctors. I originally went because I`ve been getting pain in my hips after walking some distance and standing at work. The doctor said he thought it was arthritis and after getting me into some quite painful wrestling manoeuvres ( honestly, knees on chest and wrenched from side to side) he confirmed it but decided I needed an MOT starting with the blood tests. When I went back for the results, he told me there was good news and bad news. The bad news...my blood pressurs high, my cholesterol is high and my thyroid has crashed. The good news is my arthritis is osteo and not rheumatoid. Such a lovely man lol. Nothing too serious that can be controlled with medication but...it is now official...my body is a wreck lol.
Oh the joys of getting older!

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. This is a lovely card Lynne, the baubles look so amazing....think I may NEED those dies! the green design goes so well with them also. Know what you mean about body being a wreck, had my Arthrits for years now ( was RH now Osteo), just shoot me now :O) Viv xx

  2. Wow, Lynne, this is beautiful!! So elegant and very special; those baubles are gorgeous the way you've stamped them - love it!!

    My body's a wreck too but, thankfully, my mind is still okay .... I think, lol!!

  3. Oh the joys of the years - High BP, Osteo, bad neck and something called Type 3 Acronium (??) - but at least I can forget about it all when I sit here and blog trawl!!
    Gorgeous card Lynne - see you at the vets!!! LOL

  4. Gorgeous card Lynne! I never thought about cutting patterned paper out lol! You have certainly inspired me. xx Jan

  5. Your baubles are great. Love the pattern on them.

  6. Gorgeous card Lynne. I love the damask treatment on the ornaments.

    Yes, getting old sucks, and except for the high cholesteral, I share the other aging ailments with you. Welcome to the group. :)


  7. Love those baubles Lynne
    Even though green wouldnt be a first choice for them, they looks fabulous
    Thank you
    manid liM

  8. Beautiful card, love the baubles.


  9. Those baubles looks great Lynne... the green you chose looks really rich!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. Fab card Lynne those baubles look lovely with that damask design on them. Glad to hear your ailments are treatable but it sounds as if you may need a lift to your loft:)
    Val x

  11. This is beautiful Lynne!

    Warm hugs

  12. Your card is great Lynne, I love the stamp on the baubles.
    Jo x

  13. another outstanding card, lynne!! i love the christmas baubles!!!

  14. This is gorgeous Lynne, looks so classy!
    Margaret x

  15. Sorry to hear of your troublesome ailments, at least they are treatable and won't stop you crafting! Great card, love those baubles.
    Lynn x

  16. Fabulous card Lynne, the ornaments look so swish and expensive with the damask pattern stamped on them :)

    Talk about sock it to me all at once!!! now sounds like you're going to rattle too :)
    Jenny x

  17. I love the green baubles Lynne! I know what you mean about getting older... sometimes I feel like I'm leaving a trail of bits that have fallen off like an ancient car! Vx

  18. This is so pretty, great ornaments.
    Glad the doctor had some good news, but your right the med's will help and you can be okay.

  19. Har har join the dropping to bits club !!!! love your new look blog very apt for today lots of snow and your green card is stunning Luv Sue x

  20. Fab card - loving the baubles.

    As to the arthritis thing ...... I'm at eight weeks following a hip replacement and feeling good - the pain I felt before the op is all GONE!!! GOOD LUCK with getting everything back under control


  21. beautiful card Lynne love the baubles.....old age doesn't come alone does it!


  22. No doubt the Doc has put you on a gazillion tablets for that little bunch of ills. I hope you feel better soon though.

    I totally adore the card you've made.

  23. Best wishes for feeling better. Love your vintage baubles. x

  24. Oh Lynne, sorry to hear of your ailments. I have to agree that getting older has it's downside. I love your card, especially how you've used the stamps to fill the bauble. Sue.x

  25. Fab, fab, fab! Love this card!!! Hope you're feeling better soon and are now on the right track with medication etc :) xxx

  26. Very pretty card with just the right amount of embellishments Karen x

  27. great card. I really like the baubles like this.

  28. Beautiful baubles Lynn, that stamp is a lovely touch and a really nice shade of Green. My cholesterol was sky high before I got the correct treatment for my Hypo ..in France.


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