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Sunday, 8 July 2012

Less is More # 75...Colour

Good Morning All!

Another wet and miserable day up here today. Although I must admit yesterday was positivly glorious. Wall to wall sunshine and so hot. Thursday was my day off work and that was lovely too but friday spoiled it with torrential rain. We were really lucky in Hull as we just missed the really heavy prolonged rain that has caused so much flooding across the UK this year. I think Mother Nature must be menopausal and taking it out on the world.
Some of us have too much rain while others are desperate for it and some of you have excessive heat while others have the heating on. It`s a mad, mad world!

Anyway, enough waffle. On to this weeks challenge at Simply Less is More which is colour week and this time we are to use GOLD on our creations. We can use matt or glossy but it must be obviously gold.
Here is my first card,

 I used a stamp from Chocolate Baroque Autumn Hedgerow set, stamped and embossed in Gold EP.
I cut it out with a nestie recangle that I elongated to fit the image then made another panel with a larger rectangle using the same technique and adhered them using foam pads.
The sentiment is from Rubbadubbado also embossed in gold EP.
Another view to (hopefully) show the shine on the embossing.

I actually made this one first. It seemed like a good idea in my head but once it was made it reminded me of a UK passport cover so I quickly made the other one lol.
More or less the same method as above but using a Chocolate Baroque Damask stamp this time. No sentiment but it might come in handy for someone who`se emigrating or something ha ha.

Another eventful week in the world of Ruby this last week. On thurday she came out in a rash and was looking quite pale so Cheryl rang Leeds General Infirmary for advice and was told to take her straight to the local hospital for blood tests. Leeds liased with Hull Royal so everything was in control. The blood tests showed that her platelettes were extremely low so had to have an emergency transfusion.
Unfortunately, while they were there Ruby tripped getting off the scales and banged her head on a cupboard, immediately coming out in a huge bruise on her forehead. Apparently it`s the platelettes that make the blood clot and because Ruby`s were so low the staff were worried and sent her for a CT scan.
Anyway alls well that ends well. The scan results came back ok and Ruby`s blood count is back up for now. Her next lot of chemo that was due for next week has been postponed for a week so she can concentrate on getting her blood back to normal naturally and she`s still diving about like a mad thing.

 And she`s still smiling, Bless her.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Wow Lynne what bruise on Ruby's head, poor little mite but great news that her platelettes are back up...and looking at the picture she can still manage a smile...oh bless..
    Your cards are lovely I particularly love the white and gold one..
    Well the weather has reversed then as we had the most horrendous weather yesterday, floods etc and today we have sunshine...but for how long??


  2. That's a heck of a bruise on Ruby's head, but it hasn't stopped her smiling!! She is obviously a very brave young lady. Sending hugs to you all.

    Now to your cards - I think they are both fab. The white card is simply so elegant. However, I love, love the burgundy and gold - just STUNNING!!

  3. Hola Lynne, very brave little girl, blessings for she, i hope she is better this week.
    Oooh Lynne what beautiful and elegant cards, the second is really stunning, great work Lynne.
    I think the Mother Nature have her menopause in Spain, we are melted :D:D.
    A hug from Palma, the melted island

  4. I got weepy just looking at her smiling face...through everything. We should all be humbled by and learn something from her spirit!

    I so love your simple embossing on the layers...lovely!

  5. What spirit Ruby has; and it good to hear about her platelettes. Ruby is in my prayers.

    You made me laugh with the comparison of your first card to the UK Passport. I don't know what the cover of it looks like, but if its anything like your card then the UK has the loveliest passport cover in the world. Your second card is stunning!! Absolutely stunning.
    Take care,

  6. WOW, what a bruise Ruby has, and still smiling, what a strong spirit!

    Your first card, reminds me of the Netherlands pasport alswell. I like it a lot though.. But white/gold is a very good combination, and your layout is super!


  7. Glad to hear the platelets are up to normal. Wow, that's a bruise. Beautiful cards. The built up layers with the gold give them such elegance.

  8. Lovely cards, and finished off with a gorgeous smile - she is such a pretty little thing, you must be so proud. M x

  9. Wonderful cards Lynn...love the double mounts for the teasels and the gold embossing on coloured card always looks so sumptuous :0)
    Bless Ruby.... it seems nothing can keep her down, she has great spirit :0)
    Jenny x

  10. Two fabulous cards again Lynne, both look so classy. Awww poor Ruby if it's not thing it's another ! glad she is on the mend though and still diving about like a mad thing..that has to b e good :) Viv xx

  11. So good to see Ruby still smiling. Bless her heart...she's been through a lot, so it's really wonderful that she has such a happy attitude.

    I love both of your cards this week...I think the popping of the layers really gives them the "wow" factor!

  12. Wonderful cards Lynne and so good to see Ruby with a smile despite all!
    All good wishes to her and your daughter!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  13. Oh poor thing, that's some bruise! Your cards are so classy and elegant, love them both. xx

  14. wow... stunning set of cards, lynne!! thanks for the update on ruby... will continue to pray for her. what a little trooper she is!

  15. What a bruise that is... poor thing, bet it throbbed like mad too... These are fab cards Lynne! XX- for Ruby.

  16. Ruby is a wonderfully brave little girl with such a sweet smile. Glad she is ok despite her bump and blood issues.

    Lovely cards Lynne, and l really like the first one you made. It didn't remind me of a passport until you said lol

    Have a good evening xx

  17. Wow... that bruise sure is bad, hopefully she is doing well today. Gotta be encouraged with her smiling face.
    Yuor cards are both stunning!

  18. Beautiful cards Lynne. That second [first] is FAB, do see what you mean about the passport, lol
    Aww bless Ruby what a little smasher she is and such an inspiration to us all
    All good wishes to you all
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  19. Poor little Ruby with that bump! I hope things improve for her soon x
    Love the cards, very classy

  20. Ouch, poor Ruby! Bless her, she's such a brave little girl and a true inspiration.

    Stunning cards Lynne, very elegant! I didn't think about a passport until you mentioned it, lol!

  21. A really beautiful pair of cards, love the layered look. Ruby looks like a little poppet and has a lovely smile.

  22. What a spirit is right! She is so amazing!

    LOVE your gold on white in every single way!!

  23. Beautiful cards. I love the white on white matting, as well as the red on red matting. Just gorgeous. Little Ruby has such a sweet smile in spite of all she's been through. Ann Y.

  24. I do like all the matting layers - very CAS. Lovely! Lindsey

  25. I totally see a passport on the red card but I love it anyhow! Thought there was something familiar about it lol!

    Poor Ruby - she is such a trooper - hope the bruise is going now.

  26. "If you haven't any charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble" to cure it help people, let's unite for one good cause, be a volunteer"save lives"! mawaddainternationalaid


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