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Sunday, 4 March 2012

Less is More #57

Hello All!
A proper miserable and very wet March day today. Mind you after the mild winter we really do need the rain (honestly) and what better excuse for staying in and crafting.
It`s week 57 at Simply Less is More, and as it`s the first challenge of the month, it`s a colour challenge. This week we are to use, NEUTRALS.
We are in the (very slow) process of changing our home decor from totally neutral and adding a bit of colour so I`m heartily sick of beiges and browns but hey ho this is a card...it`s different.
Unfortunately I needed a sympathy card this weekend, my daughter in laws grandma died suddenly on thursday, so I`m using the challenge for a card to send to the family.
I made two, similar cards and can`t decide which one to send. I might let you make my mind up for me.
I used Pink Petticoats Harlequin in Smoke, cropped and printed directly onto the card and added a computer generated sentiment.
The stamp is hero Arts Elegant Weeds stamped inVersafine Onyx black.
The base card is slightly off white.
The second card uses the same elements but the PP Harlequin is in Mocha and the stamp is inked in Whispers Chestnut. The base card is Ivory Hammered from The Papermill.

A quick Ruby update,
Ruby had a blood transfusion last monday as she is very aneamic (probably spelt wrong) but it is nothing to worry about, and she came home on Tuesday. She`s coping brilliantly with the chemo at the moment and is back to her cheeky self and is getting spoiled rotten. Yesterday her Mum& Dad took her to the park to feed the ducks and she had a great time just being out in the fresh air.
At the moment she`s doing everything the doctors predicted but she has another dose of chemo tomorrow, this time with more drugs added and we have been warned that that`s probably when her hair is likely to start falling out. Luckily I think she`s too young to let it bother her too much.
My middle one Angie, was always the tom boy of the family and often got mistaken for a boy when she was younger, still does come to think of it sometimes lol. I used to call her my inbetweenie.
With that in mind, and because she`s not at all bothered what anyone else thinks, Angie is organising a sponsored head shave to raise funds for the Candlelighters appeal. Photographs will be posted.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

46 comments:

  1. Two great cards Lynne and a lovely image.

    Anne

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  2. Hi Lynne, thanks for the updates about Ruby - she is constantly in my thoughts. I'm so glad that everything is going according to plan. xxx

    Two lovely cards that are both perfect for the occasion. I'm not much use as I can't pick just one!
    xx

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  3. Superb card Lynne, my sympathies to you all on the loss of yur DIL Nanny.
    Thank you for the update on Ruby, so gla to read she is doing well.
    I was only thinking of you all yesterday amd meant to drop you a line

    Good for your 'inbetweenie' daughter lol
    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  4. Two lovely cards Lynne. My preference is the first one, the second the flower doesn't seem to stand out quite as much.
    Glad to hear Ruby is doing well, I;ve donated and shared on FB, Twitter and Linkedin, hope it helps.
    Lynn x

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  5. Hola Lynne, thank you very much for your comment, I certainly appreciate that, because in this moment you are very busy and concentrated in Ruby, i'm glad to read the good news, in spain the little girls put in yours heads a very funny and bright headscarf, with flowers, bees... in Spain the campaign against cancer is with a pink headscarf, to much women and girls bought these headscarf, my aunt had breast cancer and i have this headscarf, sorry about my suggestion, but i think to much people are thinking about ideas for raise funds.

    Your cards are fantastic CAS cards, i think the first one is more sober for this sad moment.

    A warm hug from Palma and my payers are with all of you

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  6. I like both cards Lynne. Thank you for the update on Ruby - she's coping really well, little star!

    Off to look at the link to Ruby's appeal now chick!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  7. oh my... both cards are absolutely gorgeous lynne!!

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  8. Hi Lynne! So glad for the good news on your granddaughter! Hope it continues! LOVE both cards..really love that weeds image! I think my preference is the first one. I always hate it when I "need" a sympathy card!

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  9. GREAT news about Ruby.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these 2 cards Lynne. So elegant. xxx

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  10. Love both cards Lynne but think the first one would be my choice. Great to hear positive news about Ruby, long may it continue:)
    Val xx

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  11. Both cards are lovely Lynne, I'm sure whichever you choose to send will be truly appreciated.
    Your family sound really strong and you must be heartened by your inbetweenie daughter's support for Ruby. Long may she continue to respond to treatment.
    All good wishes
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  12. I think your cards are just lovely, I've a marginal preference for the second card, but I'm sure whichever you send will be much appreciated.

    So pleased to hear about Ruby - kids are amazing! Keeping you all in my thoughts. Hugs, Deborah xx

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  13. Hi Lynne,
    Your cards are lovely, my preference for a sympathy card is the first one. I have just noticed your appeal for Ruby and on reading through now realise she is your grandaughter. As a granny myself my heart goes out to you, I cannot begin to imagine what you all must be going through and Ruby is such a beautiful little girl. Life just isn't fair sometimes. Am off to get the credit card, only a small donation as unfortunately I do not have a lot of spare money but I suppose every little helps.
    Margaret x

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  14. Beautiful cards and perfect for such a sad occasion. I prefer the first one
    Beryl x

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  15. Glad Ruby is managing to enjoy some time outside.

    Both cards a perfect for their purpose - personally I prefer the first but mostly as the colours remind me of chocolate and I'm much more of a dark than a milk girl!
    Tara x

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  16. Both cards are lovely and understatedly elegant. I prefer the first one. Wish you all the best with little Ruby.

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  17. Morning sweetie these are both absolutely stunning hugs Pops x

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  18. Both cards are lovely Lynne and I can't choose between them - eeny meeny miny mo might help! - but your DIL will certainly appreciate the thought. So glad Ruby continues to do well and Angie is so right to turn a negative into a positive. Vicky x

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  19. Lovely cards, I like the first best. Glad to hear ruby is doing well and hope it continues. x

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  20. Good to hear Ruby is progressing as the doctors expected.

    Two lovely cards Lynn, I prefer the first as the detail of the beautiful stamp shows better in that coloured ink...love the harlequin bkgd too :0)
    Jenny x

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  21. Love both cards but love the first one best.
    Wishing you the best for Ruby!

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  22. Very pretty cards, Lynne. I love the textured card base. I left you a little something on my blog today. No worries if you don't participate in blog awards. I just wanted to shout out that I love your blog. :) Ann Y.

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  23. Both cards are beautiful Lynne. The harlequin strip really accentuates the floral images. The smoke colour is my favourite.

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  24. Beautiful! Love the harlequin strip is lovely.

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  25. Two lovely cards Lynn. It's nice to hear Ruby has been out and about enjoying the fresh air, hope things continue going to plan for you all.
    Jo x

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  26. Beautiful cards, such a good idea to crop the digi paper directly onto the card. Glad Ruby enjoyed feeding the ducks, hope all goes well for her
    Anne
    x

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  27. loving those cards :) lainey x

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  28. Two great cards. Like how they look so different just by changing the colour x

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  29. Beautiful cards Lynne, thinking of Ruby and wishing her well too :) Viv xx

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  30. Beautiful cards, either would be well received I'm sure. Glad to hear good news about Ruby.

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  31. Two beautiful cards, and what a shame you need to use them. My vote is for the black - the brown version doesn't quite work for me.

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  32. congrats on your win Lynne :)

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  33. Beautiful cards!
    Congrats for your winning at Less is more!
    But most of all I send you and your family love and a big hug in this difficult times.
    Debby

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  34. Cpngratulations Lynne for winning over at Less is More, you deserve it. xx

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  35. Hi Lynne, just catching up. Two great cards, but prefer the first one.
    Good to hear Ruby is responding to treatment.
    Congratulations on your win over at LIM.
    Avril x

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  36. congrats on your win at LIM - well done.
    Lynnx

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  37. Hola Lynne, congratulations to the winner!
    A hug from Palma.
    I hope this week Ruby is ok with the chemo.

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  38. Congrats on your win at LIM! I'm glad Ruby is doing well. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family :)

    Gorgeous cards too, though I prefer the first one. So sorry to hear of your loss.

    Do you have a 'sponsorship page' or a Just Giving page for the sponsored head shave? I'm sure many of the LIMettes (and others) would help the fund by sponsoring Angie...I know I will, however little it may be.
    Hugs to you all,
    Lizy xx

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  39. Congrats on being the February winner - well deserved too :-D
    Tara x

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  40. Hi Lynne, I came from LIM to see your cards (which are fabulous), and stayed a while to read about Ruby, was glad to hear that she is coping well with her treatment. I have left a little something on the Just Giving page.

    Hugs, Nicki, xx

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  41. Two gorgeous cards, the second one has more 'warmth' to it and I like the texture but the first one really stands out with the dark colour. Sorry can't choose between them.
    Pleased that Ruby is doing well, it must be a very stressful time for you all.
    Oh and congratulations on your win at LIM, you certainly deserve it your cards are always stunning.

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  42. Congrats on your LIM win. Of course, there are more important things than card designs in life. I wish your family well at this tough time.
    As for the two cards, I think the first one is more striking.

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  43. Oh Lynne - doing the happy dance over your LIM win! Let's hope it's a little boost for you - and a sign of good times ahead!

    Oooh, and great idea from Lizy about Angie's head shave being sponsored too! I just bet the snippets gang would want to be involved - err, I promise not to send Mrs A round with the shaver though. That girl can't even be trusted on a pogo stick!!!

    Big hug, so pleased you won!
    Di xx

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  44. Hola Lynne, i'm so happy to see you in my blog:D thank you for your comment:D
    I wait your card:D for this week.
    warm hugs and prayers for you, your family and Ruby

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  45. Congratulations on your well-deserved win!! Your cards are fabulous. Sending best wishes always.

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  46. I just love all your cards, you are such a talented lady.. you just make it look so easy and I know it isn't! Well done

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