About Me

My Photo
Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Less is More # 73

Hello All,

Not even going to mention the weather today `cos I`m just sick of it. Going to get straight on with my card.

This weeks challenge at Simply Less is More is Paper Piecing.
Not something I do very often. In fact I think I`ve only tried it once before and couldn`t be bothered with all the fiddling and faffing. Having said that, the results are fabulous when it`s done properly. I really must make more effort!!!
So I bit the bullet and came up with this,

I was actually looking for blue snippets when I came across these papers. They are all from Papermania Silent Night Christmas collection but I think they`ve made a quite presentable shirt.
Maybe more Primark than Saville Row but hey!... I`m cheap.
I rather enjoyed it in the end. The hardest part was making sure I got the knot of the tie at a different angle to the main thing.
I`ve added some tiny gems for the collar studs and cuff link and jobs a good `un.
No sentiment because it`s going in the St Lukes box.

A quick word about Ruby before I go. Her chemo was delayed this week for two days because her bloods were low but by wednesday it was all systems go and now she`s home for two weeks before any more treatment.No word on her scan yet so we won`t know how the radiotherapy went for a while.
Here is a piccy of Ruby sitting in the fire engine after being " rescued" when the the car siezed up.

Look at that grin. Just like her mother...show her a fireman and she`s in her element lol.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. I'm with you - too much fiddling...paper piecing is not my favorite. I live that you've taken the time the angle the tie pieces...it's perfect!

    I figured she was thrilled to be rescued...thanks for showing us her happy smile!

  2. Hi lynne
    Gorgeous picture of Ruby....... God bless her.....
    Fabby card lynne
    Hugs sylvie xxxx

  3. I love paper piecing, and use it often. But I do agree, it is a lot of fiddling.
    The card you made is great! I an glad you came to enjoy it. The tie is just perfect!


  4. Hola Lynne, what perfect card for a man, your paper piecing card is fantastic the button, well...i think better a cufflink for this shirt, the tie is gorgeous, great job Lynne.
    Fantastic Ruby smile face, i hope the best for her, blessings.
    A hug from Palma

  5. A great way to use 'Christmas' paper you have created a brilliant shirt, and a FAB card.

  6. Wow, Lynne, this is just fabulous! I love the shirt, so clever!

    What a great pic of Ruby, too, that grin brightens up the day, doesn't it? I'm glad things seem to be going well, she's in my thoughts and prayers.

    love Mags B x

  7. A fab card Lynne Love the papers, they have been a perfect choice for the image great Paper Piecing. I have to admit I am not so hot on it either so tend to neglect the technique instead of practicing more.
    Ruby smile is just gorgeous, what a brave little grandaughter you have... a Treasure xxxx
    I remember her often in prayer, Her name is in my little book :)
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

  8. wow... your card is absolutely amazing, lynne! the paper piecing is brilliant!! thanks for sharing pic of ruby! what a little cutie!!

  9. This is so clever Lynne and the perfect paper to use too.
    Lynn x

  10. Another super card Lynne, I am also sick of this terrible weather the old RA is really playing me up. Lovely pic of Ruby, hope she gets a good scan result very soon :) Viv xx

  11. I'm not really a fiddly cutter either Lynne, but, would rather do that than colour lol
    Your card is sensational, love the mix of stripes

    Ruby makes ya heart melt, I feel extremely humbled!
    Every good wish for her progress to beating the dreadful disease
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  12. It might have taken some time but the results are so worth it as you say! This looks fabulous! Ruby's smile is beautiful!

  13. Wow. ths is so cool, love it. Paper piercing is so much fun, Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love. Hugs

  14. What a great guy card, I love all the details that you added!

  15. Brilliant shirt - I think it's more saville row than primarni! Great photo of Ruby - she has an amazing smile :-D


  16. I would not have guessed that was Christmas paper. Great job with the paper piecing. Love the pic of Ruby's sweet sweet smile!

  17. Hi Lynne

    I do quite enjoy paper piecing .. .. and would be well pleased if I got results like you have here.

    I still have lots of this Christmas paper left too. I liked some of the designs in it so much I got a couple of packs (but of course the favourites in it are running out!!) LOL!!

    Ruby has a magic smile!

    Love Jules xx

  18. Ruby looks so happy in spite of everything she's going through.

    Your shirt idea is a great one for paper piecing too


  19. A shirt and matching tie is a great idea Lynne and I like the way you added more of the stripy paper on the right. What a fab photo of your lovely Ruby - that smile would light up the dullest day! It must be so frustrating for you to have to wait all the time for treatments and for results. Vicky x

  20. I love this card Lynne a - great card for a man, and a very smart shirt. I find men's cards really difficult to make but you have it down pat.

    Ruby looks thrilled to be riding in the fire engine and she has such a gorgeous smile!

  21. Lynne this is a really great masculine card. love the paper you used to paper pieced! Ruby looks Happy :)

  22. Wow, this is a brilliant paper-pieced card, Lynne! Thanks for the update and picture of our sunshine girl!!

  23. Hi Lynne, what a cool idea, great card.
    Thanks for your visit and your lovely comment on my blog.
    Hugs Claudia

  24. Love the shirt and the striped edge finishes it off perfectly. Bet Ruby's a real giggler! xx

  25. I think this looks brilliant - great guy card. I rather enjoy paper piecing and cutting out!

    Love the photo of Ruby!!

  26. You've fiddled and faffed brilliantly Lynne! A super masculine card. Love the photo of Ruby. x

  27. This is brilliant Lynne - great male card.

  28. I love this card and the papers you have used! Ruby is adorable and what a beautiful smile! Hope everything goes well for her xxx

  29. Love that city style shirt, needs some cufflinks too I think !!
    Ruby looks so happy to be in that fire engine... but then again what lady wouldn't *wink*
    Jenny x


Please leave a comment, it just makes me feel good :)