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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Less is More # 82

Good Afternoon All!

Well, what a week it`s been. Not a lot of crafting going on as you`ll have noticed. I`ve been doing my impression of a domestic goddess and trying to catch up on all the jobs that I keep putting off  for another day. I`m getting there, slowly, but it`s the week end and it`s ME time.
I have two massive whoo hoo`s to shout about. Not only was I showcased for the Fur and Feathers week at Simply Less is More ( thank you ladies I`m still grinning) I got a top six spot on the very first In The Pink Challenge.
My head is getting bigger by the minute ;-)

I would also like to welcome my latest follower Dagmar (Gutsport 56) thank you for choosing my little blog.

We are, at this moment, having the biggest thunder storm I`ve seen in ages. The rain is like a sheet and there`s hailstone too and the thunder is continuous. I`ve not seen lightening yet but it`s sure to be around. I`m in the loft so you can imagine the noise as the hail hits the roof. I love a good thunder storm but this is a bit too noisy for me. I shall persevere as long as I can hee hee :-)

Right, enough about me, onto this weeks challenge at Simply Less is More A nice easy one this week.
It`s a  3 2 1. Which means we are to use 3 of something, 2 of something and 1 of something else.
Here is my card,
I have used;
3 banners
2 sunflowers
1 frame
The stamp is a new to me one that I recieved in the post this week. Flourishes Sunflowers. My neighbour has some gorgeous sunflowers in her garden at the moment and it`s like continuous sunshine.
The frame is made using 2 sizes of spellbinders oval nesties. The banners are made from yellow card, cut into strips and the inverted `V` is made using the corner of a square nestie.
The sentiment is also from the same Flourishes set.

I`m also entering this card into the challenge at cas-ual fridays
which is banners or flags.

Well 2 minutes after I typed that I hadn`t seen lightening there was a huge flash and an immediate very loud crack of thunder. That was it for me. I unplugged the comp and I was down those loft ladders quick as a flash (pardon the pun). Alan was downstairs watching the footie and he said the telly flashed too which scared him a bit. I can honestly say that that is the first time in my almost 58 years that I`ve ever been scared of thunder.
Any way it`s over now and everythings ok, thank goodness.
Massive apologies for the dis- jointed and rambling post. Hopefully I`ll be a bit calmer next time.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Just beautiful Lynne!
    This card is SO cheerful looking!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. lovely card Lynne and nice bright summery colours...whatever summer is???
    We had almost constant rain down in Somerset since early this morning but as yet no storms where we are....


  3. Gorgeous card Lynne, love the banners and beautifully coloured sunflower. Congrats on your show case and top six spot, well deserved! I've loved all your cards using the different spell binder dies, so much so that I immediately bought the square fleur de lis:) I've got a scheduled post coming up in september using it and I gave your blog a shout! We've had a storm and torrential rain and it's still very dark with thunder rumbling around. Have a good weekend!
    Val x

  4. Hola Lynne, i would like have a BIG storm in Spain we're melted, we have a heat wave since 15 days, this is HORRIBLE!!!36oC every day.
    Very bright card, i think is perfect for our summertime in Spain:D, gorgeous design.
    A hug from the supermelted island

  5. Well done on the LIM showcase and your top six spot. What a beautiful card so clean and crisp looking.
    I love a good storm and thunder!
    Lynn x

  6. A stunning card Lynne - the yellow is so uplifting and looks wonderful against the white.
    Well done on your top 6 at ITP, and your Showcase at LIM. Very well deserved indeed!
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  7. Congratulations on your Top 6 spot and your LIM showcase! And what a lovely, bright card to cheer up a grey, damp day. How scary that thunderstorm sounds - it hasn't reached Hertfordshire yet, but it's on its way! *shiver*

    I hope tomorrow is brighter and sunnier for you, hun!

    love Mags B x

  8. This is BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE the yellow--and your image is gorgeous! :)

  9. Your card is sure to chase away any more thunderstorms. It so bright and sunny. x

  10. Absolutely beautiful! I love the pretty banners and fabulous sunflowers. Many congratulations on being SHOWcased too! Hope the thunder and lightening have passed.

  11. So you watched the rain... I was PLAYING in it...who said bowls was a summer sport???? Anyway, this luverly sunshiney card has made me feel a bite better... now I'm home and dry!!

  12. Brilliant card Lynne - just perfect for the LIM challenge too. Been meaning to hop in to say well done on your wins this week - clever girl!

    And sorry, I did sort of smile at the vision of you screeching down the loft ladder at a rate of knots!

    Hugs, Di xx

  13. Fab card Lynne, sounds like an exciting night in your loft.
    Love your sunflower image and fab sentiment too.

  14. Stunning card Lynne, love the image and gorgeous sunny colours! Well done on your showcase and top 6 spot - so well deserved.

    I hate thunder! We've had the torrential rain but none of the thunder and lightning - thank goodness!

  15. Congratulations on your wins! I love this bright sunny card and I'm amazed you could concentrate to make it during all that thunder and lightening!

  16. Oh this is gorgeous Lynne! I love the sentiment with the sunflower image :) Sarah x

  17. Lovely card Lynne, so bright and cheerful and I love sunflowers!

  18. Crikey, Lynne, you could've been fried up there in the loft!! Thank heavens you're okay! Next time don't wait so long!

    I sent my congrats on the Fur and Feathers win, but now am doing a happy dance for your In the Pink win, too!! Check you out, girl!!

    And, frankly, I think this week your card is a winner, too, in either or both categories! You are filling up my faves folder!!!

  19. Lovely sunshiny card. Just what we need on a grey day. xx

  20. oh so gorgeous, lynne!! congrats on your being showcased and making the top six... so very well deserved!!

  21. Lovely card Lynne, so bright and cheerful
    Margaret x

  22. Amazing, Lynne! Love the sunny colors and the placement of the frame on top of the banners!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :D

  23. Your card is lovely, Lynne!! LOVE the yellow in your banner and flowers...makes me so very happy!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

  24. WOW!! This is fabulous!! Love the bright yellow and the way that the white frame pops!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we are so glad you did!

  25. Congratulations on getting ShowCASed at LIM Lynne.
    I love your card this week. Your flower is gorgeous.

    Do you all not get a lot of thunder and lightening where you are? We get some raging (and sadly deadly) storms here in north Texas. But I have to admit, I love them. Even when I'm sitting in the bottom of the closet and the tornado alarms are going off. Clearly I need psych help. LOL


  26. So very gorgeous Lynne, loving the colour too.Not surprised the lightening frightened you too lol :)Viv xx

  27. Beautiful! I ove thse sunflowers and the tags are awesome.


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