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Monday 23 January 2012

Less is More wk 51....Cut it out

Hello All!
I hope I find you well. I`m very late with my entry for this weeks Less is More Challenge which, being theme week, we have been asked to make a card with some kind of hole or aperture in it. I`ll show you my card and then ( if you`re remotely interested lol) I`ll explain my lack of blogging and lateness.
Apologies for the wonky photo.
I had lots of ideas for this challenge but this is the only one that worked for me.
I made a 6x6 white card and printed the sentiment on the PC.Then I used my Marianne Designs leaf die to cut through the card front. I made an insert with some pale green paper which also acts as a backing for the leaf.
I used Marianne designs English Rose die for the rolled rose in pale pink paper.
That`s it. Very CAS and I hope the hole/aperture is right for the challenge.

It was my Dads 80th birthday on saturday and I`d planned a little get together/ party for him yesterday. Last week I decided that if I was going to have visitors I ought to decorate the living room. Big mistake!
Trying to paint after work is exhausting and seeing as it`s quite a small room anyway it meant shuffling furniture about and all the hassles that come with it.
It`s a livingroom/ diner and I got the living room part done but I ran out of time to do the diner. Looks a bit silly at the moment but at least it`s clean and fresh and does look tons better. I`m on leave from work this week so I`ll finish it then.
I went to see the birthday boy on saturday morning and then spent all afternoon party shopping. Sunday morning was taken up with cleaning and then preparing the food.
Dad knew he was coming for something to eat but thought it was just a sunday roast so he was really chuffed when he arrived to find all the family gathered. We had a lovely time, lots to eat and loads of laughs.
And after all that, no one noticed that I`d decorated!!!

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Fab entry Mrs - you do such elegant things with that die - I must add it to my wish list.

    You do take on some tasks! Shame no-one noticed the decorating - next time get them to bring a paint brush too and help out ;-)

  2. This is just lovely - love the flourish and touch of colour


  3. This is sweet Lynne... I hadn't thought of using this die is the negative form as it were. It looks great as an aperture!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Lovely card Lynne and the rose just sets it off perfectly:)
    Val x

  5. Love your take on this week's LIM challenge Lynne - the diecut leaf spray is gorgeous and is perfectly finished off with the pink Rose.

    How lovely for your Dad to have a surprise birthday party - shame that no-one noticed your painting skills though!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

  6. Lynne - this is super - I do like the fern diecut and the green insert really makes it stand out beautifully. Love the pretty rose too!

    Sounds like you put together a super party for your Dad - and I'm sure he really appreciated it. Hope the rest of the decorating goes well.

  7. Fab way to use the die Lynne and a really lovely, elegant card (as usual!)
    Why do we give ourselves mammoth jobs to do?!!

  8. It's beautiful Lynne, pity no one noticed your creativeness on the paint front.
    Lynn x

  9. Simply fabulous Lynne, great use of that die.
    Glad your Dad had a lovely surprise. Well done on the decorating, you appreciated it after all lol
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  10. It's a lovely card Lynne, love that die ...just had to buy it myself too and used it a lot already. What a nice thing to do to suprise your dad, bet he was thrilled.Shame about no one noticing the painting but I bet it looked great :O) Viv xx

  11. Morning sweetie this is so gorgeous, big hugs love pops x

  12. You have been busy! At least you know it's all clean and new even if no one else noticed.
    Great card- the aperture works really well.

  13. How pretty and elegant... love those cut out leaves and the shaded paper coming through.

    Monica xxx

  14. All that trouble and no one noticed !!! Never mind at least you have it as you want it now. Your card is stunning the die cut is gorgeous and the two contrasting colours are just perfect.


  15. What a great idea to use the leaf negative Lynn and with the single rose, makes a beautiful CAS card :)
    Jenny x

  16. Of course they didn't notice you'd decorated Lynne! They were too busy partying! (Having said that, it's just the sort of thing I'd do...) I do like your leafy aperture and the rose is beautiful! Vicky x

  17. oh goodness... your card is absolutely beautiful, lynne!!! and brilliant, too!!!

  18. Your flower looks wonderful and I do love all the white space.

  19. Hi Lynne, Fabby card, pretty rose:0) Woah you certainly had a lot to do, I'm glad you all enjoyed it :0) Gay xxx

  20. Hi Lynne. That's a super leaf die and looks fab with the green insert. Hope you are managing to take it easier now. x

  21. Hi Lynne

    My you have been a busy lady .. .. I surprised you even had time to craft anything!!

    I am pleased the birthday boy enjoyed his special day.

    Love Jules xx

  22. Such a clean and simple card, love your flower and the cut out leaves, very clever.

  23. Lynne, your card is just perfect for this challenge!! Love the simplicity and the little bloom you added just adds the finishing touch!! A big happy birthday to your dad!

  24. Hola Lynne, thank you for your beautiful comment, i'm really happy with this award, thank you, the stamps are so beautiful!!!

    Oooh Lynne, simply clever and elegant, great idea for your composition, and the rose is the perfect touch, well done Lynne!
    A warm hug from Palma


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