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Saturday, 24 March 2012

Less is More #60 Recipe

Hi All!.
Wow, it`s still saturday and I`m here with my entry for this weeks Less is More Challenge, were Mandi and Chrissie want us to Take Three Challenges.By that they mean to combine 3 of the challenges set by them over the last 59 weeks.
As I`m still madly making cards for fundraising I thought I`d use this opportunity to make some quick, simple but affective cards to sell.
For my first card I used,
Week 1   Pink, Black and White
Week 15 Embossing
Week43 A Bit of Bling

I scored the pattern onto my card base using my score board, (not as difficult as I`d thought it would be), then stamped the frame from Waltzing Mouse Vintage Labels 4 in Orchid
The sentiment is from Layers of Color (Birthday) and Waltzing Mouse Say it Loud Winter Holiday (wishes) Stamped in Versafine Onyx. I cut this out with a labels 4 nestie.
One the label was placed I simply adhered some tiny pink gems to the where the lines crossed.

 My second card is almost identical except this time I`ve used,
Week 49  Predominatley Purple
Week 25  Button or ribbon (ribbon)

 The hardest part was trying to take a decent piccy.
We have beautiful weather here today but for the life of me I can`t get a good photo and all the tweeking with brightness and contrast hasn`t helped much either. Sorry.

We are trying to sort a date out for Angie to shave her head for the fundraising so as soon as we get this sorted I`ll let you all know.
Ruby got the date for her operation through today, 10th April so not too long now. Unfortunately that is her elder sister Charlottes 16th birthday, so it could have been better but Charlotte is old enough and sensible enough to realise that having her birthday a day early is a bit of a bonus.
It`s sometimes hard to believe how poorly Ruby is.Last night while I was on the phone to Cheryl, Ruby was mimicking her  and giggling her head off. Then she decided to get her toy piano out and plonked away whilst singing " Para para paradise" at the top of her voice. At least she`s got her grandma`s good taste in music. Chris Martin, eat your heart out!

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx



  1. Hi Lynne
    Your cards are stunning
    Crafting can be a much needed distraction at times...
    Bless your Ruby, what a little inspiration she is. Not too long to wait, a worrying time, but, a means to putting all this dreadfu time behind you
    Warm hugs and

    Thank you so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Fabulous cards Lynne, as Mandi says, stunning indeed! We're missing you in the playground but understand what else is going on is more important than snippets and swings. Just keep us up to date with little Ruby, also Angie's head shave. So many people are trying to craft with their fingers crossed! Big hug, Di xx

  3. Two smashing cards from you but, being the Purple Princess, my heart is with the second!


  4. Hola Lynne, great news the date for the operation for Ruby, i think the next year your family will celebrate two birthdays 10th April :D, speacilly 10th april my prayers will be with Ruby.
    Ooh Lynne, what elegant and beautiful cards, as always, maybe the pruple is my fav. but both are beautiful, gorgeous work.
    A warm hug from Palma and take care Lynne

  5. Hi Lynne, Two very stylish cards, love them both.
    Glad Ruby is keeping OK and its not too long to wait for her op.
    Good wishes to you all.
    Avril xx

  6. Wow. I love both of these cards. Simply fabulous.

  7. Lovely cards Lynne - sure to sell well!
    Nice to hear Ruby is still managing to laugh and play.

  8. Two chic cards. I'm sure they will do well in your fund raising. Lovely to hear Ruby is doing well. x

  9. Stunning design Lynne, I'm sure they will be snapped up. I particularly like the purple one. Great to have the updates on Ruby and I'm sure we'll all bethinking of you on the 10th:)
    Val x

  10. All those tiny gems so perfectly placed, must have taken some time. Lovely cards.

  11. Two beauties Lynne.... but I love the purple one which surprises me cos I usually adore pink! x

  12. Two truly beautiful cards Lynne, your scoring is SO accurate it looks amazing!
    Continued positive vibes for your family...they are in the thoughts and prayers of so many! All good wishes and thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  13. Your cards are great!
    Great you know the date for Ruby her operation. We will all be thinking of her on the 10th.


  14. 2 stunning cards Lynne! So glad to hear Ruby has a date and is still soldiering on! Bless her...she sounds like a fighter! :)
    Lizy xx

  15. I'm in awe of how neat your scoring is - mine always goes wonky! These are such elegant cards. It is nice to know that Ruby is playing and laughing - and she has great taste in music! I'm praying for her recovery.

  16. This is great Lynne xx Jan

  17. Lynn, this is beautiful with the bow and without! Great job on the scoring.

  18. Love the detail and precision on your cards - stunning!

  19. Your cards are just stunning - I love how you made the background design, hugs x x

  20. Love the embossed lattice bkgd Lynn, two gorgeous cards...great addition to your fundraising stash :0)
    So good to hear Ruby is doing so well still.
    Jenny x

  21. Fabulous embossing and I'm loving that label! Best wishes to all the family. xx

  22. Two fabulous cards again Lynne, just love the beautiful embossing and the tiny gems too. Sending postive thoughts for Ruby , glad you have a date for the op now too :) Viv xx

  23. Fabulous cards Lynne and I think that beautiful bow gives the second card the edge. It must be such a relief to get the date for Ruby's operation. Wishing her all the very best and thinking of you all. Vicky x

  24. Two stunning cards, I love the embossing
    Beryl x

  25. Beautiful elegance! I particularly like the opulance of the bow on the second one. Hope they sell well :)

  26. both cards is beautiful, lynne!! so glad to hear that ruby has a surgery date coming up so quickly! will be thinking of you and her!

  27. Thanks for coming by and commenting, Lynne. It brought me back and reminded me that I wanted to leave a comment on these the other day, but I got interrupted. These cards are winners! The elegance is unbelievable. I just got a score thingie and am going to try this myself. Thanks so much!

  28. Lynne, your cards are both gorgeous!!! Love that scoring!!

  29. Stunning creations Lynne love them both

    ali x


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