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Sunday, 3 June 2012

Less is More # 70 Red, White and Blue

Happy Sunday All!

Well the Jubilee weekend has got off to a bad start weather wise.We have heavy rain up here and it looks to be set in for the day. Mind you we shouldn`t expect any different  really, seeing as it always rains on bank holiday`s. Mother Nature has a weird sense of humour sometimes.

We have a colour challenge this week at Less is More. The ladies want to be all patriotic and use
                                    Red White & Blue

I must admit to struggling a bit (again) with this one. I felt a bit odd yesterday and couldn`t muster up much enthusiasm and then I woke up this morning with a rotten head cold. I also didn`t want to go down the obvious route of using the Union Flag but couldn`t thinkof anything that hadn`t already been done. There are some fabulous entries already this week. I finished up making this half hearted effort which I`m not very proud of.
With hindsight I think I should have stamped something in the rectangle before adding the daisy and butterflies.

I masked of a rectangle with post- its and inked it up with Memento Bahama Blue and Danube Blue, then made a frame with nestie rectangles.
I punched two daisies and layered them up adding a clear gem to the centre.
Then I punched some tiny butterflies in red, white and blue card and arranged them over the frame adding a tiny gem to each.
Again with hindsight I should have done my sentiment straight onto the card but left it too late so I`ve cut one out and raised it with foam pads.
As I said I`m not 100% happy with this one but I`m blaming my fuzzy head lol.


Enjoy your extended weekend and I hope the weather gets much better. Spare a thought for me, I`m working both monday and tuesday. Oh the joys of working in retail :(


Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

   W

32 comments:

  1. Love it Lynne...like the solid colour in the centre of your card... Hope you head cold gets better soon

    Anne

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  2. Wow! I think you're completely wrong about this card. I was drawn to it out of all the other entries in this week's "Less is More" challenge. I love the blue shading! It's a gorgeous card :)

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  3. Hola Lynne, i hope you head are better.
    Oh Lynne, your card is fantastic, remind me a picture, this frame is GREAT Lynne gorgeous and elegant card, well done!!!
    A hug from Palma

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  4. Cute card, love the little butterflies...

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  5. The blue & red work so well on this card.

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  6. Oh Lynne, Your card is so lovely and the little butterflies are so perfect :)

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  7. Lovely card! I love how you interpeted the colourchallenge, and the little butterflies are just awesome.
    I never look at other entries before I am done. I think I wouldn't dare to enter anything, so much beautiful cards are made. But I love this challenge, so I do not look, make a card, and post it.
    Yours is just great!
    Marrigje

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  8. I love this Lynne, you should be proud of it, it's a great interpretation of the challenge. Understand how you feel though as I often feel the same about my efforts.

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  9. Well I think it looks lovely Lynne, the frame is perfect!
    Thanks so much... enjoy the pageant!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  10. Simply delightful, love the frame

    Kathyk

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  11. Hi Lynne that's just georgous, wow, great and amazing to. Love it.
    Hugs Claudia

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  12. hope you are feeling better, lynne! i think your card is fabulous!!

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  13. I love it Lynne, that vibrant blue is fabulous. Hope you feel better soon, take it easy...if you can that is :) Viv xx

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  14. Super card. You could just dive into that blue window. Gorgeous. Zx

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  15. The Nestie dies make a superb window frame Lynne. This is a stunning card, and it's perfect just as it is.
    I do hope you are soon feeling better - what we need is some more sunshine!
    Have a happy week - hugs, Sylvia x

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  16. I think this card is fabulous and I like the frame left plain! SOmetimes blocks of colour are the most striking thing. Sorry you have to work but hope you have some nice relaxing evenings - and I'm assuming it's more than usual pay for working on bank holidays so think of the extra crafting supplies you could get!! Hope you're feeling a bit better by now x

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  17. I agree with Victoria, the block of blue is very striking, it's a great card. Hope your head is less fuzzy today! xx

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  18. I think your fuzzy head is playing tricks with your eyes Lynne because this is so striking! I love it!

    Hope you feel better soon!
    xx

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  19. You're too hard on yourself! Hope you are completely over your head cold soon!

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  20. Well I love this card especially the intense blue you've achieved. It all goes together perfectly and before I read your post I was thinking how totally original it was, unlike me who did go for the flag!
    Lynnx

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  21. The layers make this very pretty indeed! :) The colors speak for themselves and makes for very pleasant picture!

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  22. It's Brilliant Lynne, the frame makes your blue rectangle look like a piece of modern art :0)
    Hope your feeling better now :0)
    Jenny x

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  23. I always think it's a mistake to look at the LIM blog as the cards posted always seem to have used the ideas you've already had!!! Really glad you didn't stamp anything into your rectangle Lynne - it's lovely as it is. Hope you feel better soon.

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  24. Love your window frame with the flower and butterflies. x

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  25. I think you were subconsciously wishing for some good weather Lynne - your card reminds of looking out of a window somewhere hot! I love how CAS it is. Hope your cold has got better and you didn't work too hard. Vicky x

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  26. I don't think the blue needed any stamping- the shading makes perfect backdrop for your butterfly to stand out.
    Hope you're feeling better
    Tara
    x

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  27. I love this card as it is. The blue is just gorgeous and the lovely flower and cute little butterflies set it off beautifully. Hope you are feeling a bit better now. Jean x

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  28. Hi Lynne, been a while since I visited but wanted to catch up on 'Ruby news'. You've been making some fab cards and this is no exception. Hope Ruby is still making progress, have to say the story about all the gifts she had on coming out of hospital brought a tear to my eye as well!
    Margaret x

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  29. Beautiful card Lynne
    Sorry you had to work over the extended Jubilee weekend
    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  30. Your card is beautiful just the way it is. Great job.

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  31. I love your card, Lynne! The colors really pop...perfect shading!

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  32. This is just fabulous Lynn, the colours really pop.

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