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Saturday, 16 June 2012

Something Shiny

Hello All!
I`m back from my break feeling very relaxed and recharged. More about that later.
First can I welcome my new followers Bernie and Lou. Thank you for choosing my blog to follow.

It`s theme week at Less is More and this week we are to make a card using " Something Shiny".
Well I may be back but my mojo is still on holiday I think. I so wanted to create an artistic masterpiece this week but it wasn`t to be.This is what I mustered up,


For my first card I ran some silver mirri card through the cuttlebug using my Leafy branch EF and cut it out with a labels 4 die.
I then made a frame using white card and 2 labels 4 die.
The butterfly is made using a MS punch and some glossy pink paper.
The sentiment is by Flourishes.

For this one I used some ivory hammered card for the base.
Cut a rectangle of gold embossed card and then made an ivory frame with 2 rectangle dies.
The leaves are punched out of some green mirri card.
The sentiment is by Personal Impressions.
I think this is more a masculine card.
I then thought I really ought to do something with a bit more effort involved and had a good old rake about. I found this stamp from Hot off the Press that I`ve had for donkey`s years and never used I don`t think. Can`t think why I didn`t use it for last weeks Flourish challenge but never mind.
This time I made a panel for the front of the card and stamped the image in clear embossing ink and embossed it with Detail Silver EP.
The sentiment is by Flourishes also embossed in silver.
I added some irridescent gems to finish.

Hopefully my mojo will show it`s face and I`ll have another go during the week.

Well my holiday came and went very quickly (as they do) but we had a wonderful time. Didn`t do a lot but I did manage to read a whole book which is a luxury for me. We also had a trip out to Richmond in North Yorkshire. I read Peter Robinson`s D I Banks books and it was great to be able to see the places he describes in his books. The scenery up there is beautiful too being on the edge of the Dales.
The weather wasn`t too bad. Not exactly sunbathing weather but the only rain we had was late thursday night so that was a bonus.

Ruby has finished her radiotherapy now and had a bit of an adventure coming home on thursday. Now I`m not very technical when it comes to engines but apparently the turbo thingy went in Darrens car on the motorway. He managed to get it onto the hard shoulder but not before it spewed out clouds of thick black smoke from the exhaust. A passing motorist must have thought it was on fire and called the fire brigade who stayed with them until the tow truck arrived and let Ruby sit in the fire engine. Mum Cheryl is dead jealous but Ruby was more impressed with the break down lorry because it was pulling the car.
So Ruby had an adventure but Mum and Dad nearly had a heart attack I think. Not only that but the engine`s completely siezed so they now have the extra expense of a new (to them) car.
Three days of Chemotherapy next week and then I think it`s a scan to see if the radiotherapy has done it`s job. Fingers crossed.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

30 comments:

  1. Gosh you have been busy, what a great selection of cards. Really like that swirly stamp on your last card :)

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  2. Fab cards Lynne - glad you enjoyed your break and managed to dodge the rain! Lucky Ruby - in the fire truck with hunky firemen! Hope all goes well for her. x

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  3. Hola Lynne, i'm glad to read you're a little bit more relaxed.
    Fantastic bunch of cards Lynne i can't tell you what is my fav.all are fantastic!!!maybe the first one:D.
    Well, a crucial week for Ruby, my prayers are with all your family, but specially with Ruby, i will be waiting your news this week.
    A warm hug from Palma

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  4. I think your cards are quite elegant and lovely, Lynne! I especially love the first one - very clever!! I'm glad you had a wonderful holiday, very well-deserved. I've got my fingers crossed (as always) for Ruby! That poor family has so many layers of onion to get through. I'm happy Ruby had all the excitement of the fire trucks and tow trucks to bring color to her little cheeks!

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  5. I love all of these Lynne, but especially the middle one. Love the colours and textures! Glad you had a nice holiday, and lucky Ruby! Not so lucky for her parents though, huh! M x

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  6. Wow you've been busy love the embossed metal~ Awesome card!

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  7. 3 card - you must have found your mojo somewhere ;-)

    Sounds like quite an adventure for Ruby and her Dad - kids do love towtrucks!

    Tara
    x

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  8. Ruby had quite an adventure... not so much fun for the grown ups though!
    Fingers crossed for the scan!
    Your cards are all as fab as ever Lynne!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  9. hope the scan goes well for Ruby love your cards k x

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  10. 3 lovely cards, I really like the last one, I hope Ruby's results are good.

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  11. Nothing wrong with your mojo Lynne - three great cards but I love the butterfly one.

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  12. Three fabulous cards Lynne and I especially like the first with the embossed mirri. Glad to hear you had a good break - you must have really needed it. I should think that adventure was one Ruby and her family could have done without! Hope Ruby's chemo goes okay and fingers crossed for her scan. Vicky x

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  13. The above images contain really beauty of nature and show how the value of thing in our life, it has great value in our life.

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  14. YOur cards are fabulous and, fingers crossed for success regarding Ruby's radiotherapy

    Kathyk

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  15. Oh Lynne I will keep all crossed for the scan to show good results
    Your card are FAB, plenty enough effort they are fantastic
    Thanks so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  16. What a lovely set of cards - lovely examples of CAS

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  17. What a lovely bunch of cards! Glad you enjoyed your holiday and fingers crossed that the chemo goes well next week
    x

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  18. I can't believe that there is one more thing to deal with but so glad that Ruby had fun! You cards are wonderful ... I particularly like the texture on the second one.

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  19. Your cards are lovely and your mojo is working. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love. Hugs

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  20. Hi Lynne, thanks for stopping by my little blog! Your cards are all lovely and elegant but I especially like the middle one - the texture on it looks great. Claire x

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  21. Hi Lynne

    I have "everything" crossed for Ruby.

    Beautiful cards too. Loving the last one very much.

    I am pleased you had a good break .. .. did your Cuttlebug go with you? LOL!!!

    Love Jules xx

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  22. so... your mojo looks perfectly intact to me, lynne! each card is fab! i would be hard pressed to pick a favorite, but i'm kinda leaning toward the last! i'm sorry that ruby's parents now have to buy a new car, but it is wonderful to hear that she is doing so well and that she got to sit in fire truck, as well as a tow truck!

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  23. You've been a busy bee Lynne, super cards, I do love the gold panel on the second one. xx

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  24. An innovative use of Mirri on the first card. Keep up the great designs!

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  25. Fab set of cards the white and silver with the butterfly is amazing but I love the gold and ferns best.

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  26. Hi Lynne, goodness me what an awesome bunch of cards. I especially love the last one with the silver, stunning!

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  27. Your three cards are fabulous! Hope everything goes ok with Ruby xxx

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  28. Such lovely cards again Lynne, can't pick a fav, love them all equally. Thanks for all the support recently, much appreciated.I hope Ruby's scan & Chemo goes well,.... shame about her parents car too.Viv xx

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  29. I think you have plenty of mojo, Lynne! I especially like the second card! The hammered paper and gold embossed center are so striking and elegant!

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  30. Hi Lynn, glad you had a relaxing break and I think your mojo looks bang on form...I love these three cards. They are perfectly CAS and brilliantly shiny too :0)

    The car episode sounds a nightmare, that really messes the car up when that happens!! cool that ruby had some fun from it though.
    Jenny x

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