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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Less is More # 84

Good afternoon all!

I hope you are all well and enjoying the late sunshine that we`re having here in the UK. For those of you further a field, I hope your weather is treating you kindly.

I`m a happy bunny today. It`s the start of a whole week off work for me and hubby :-) We`ve got nothing planned as such. We`re just going to take each day as it comes and try to get some days out into the bargain. Hopefully there`ll be plenty of crafting time too.

Anyway, onto this weeks challenge at Simply Less is More. It`s one layer week again and we are asked to focus on FOLIAGE.
I have quite a few leaf and foliage stamps but still couldn`t decide on a design. My first one was a disaster but this one I`m actually rather pleased with, ( now doesn`t that make a refreshing change) ha ha.

I`ve kept it really simple and refrained from adding anymore than the one stamp, you have no idea how hard that was lol.
I started by embossing a rectangle onto Linen card.
After masking off my rectangle I used decorative chalks  in lime green, bright yellow and orange to fill the space.
The leaf stamp is one of a set from Hero Arts called Real Leaves, stamped in clear ink and embossed in gold EP.
The sentiment is from Paptrey Inc Autumn Abundance set.
Yes, I`m chuffed with this one.

Edited to add, I`m entering this card into Susan`s One Layer Wednesday Challenge which I meant to do yesterday but forgot with all the excitment of making a card I actually like.

Ruby thoroughly enjoyed her first day at school this week and couldn`t wait to go back the next day. She loves her teacher, Mr Weed ( yeah I know I keep wanting to say...flobalob too). Apparently he`s a lovely man who gets down to the kids level and everyone loves him.
I`m hoping for pics of Ruby in her school uniform soon so as soon as I get them I`ll post them.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Absolutely stunning Lynn! A gorgeous embossed leaf, and rich warm colours, love it!

  2. This is gorgeous Lynne xx Jan

  3. It's a beautiful card Lynne, I'd be chuffed with it too.

    Jo x

  4. Beautiful card. The colours are amazing, and the scored frame just finishes it off perfectly.

  5. Gorgeous card. You are quite right to be so 'chuffed''!!! Caggy x

  6. Beautiful card Lynne
    Glad to hear about Ruby's first say at school, look forward ro the pics.
    Hope you have a lovely week
    Thanks very much
    "Less is More"

  7. This is stunning Lynne - the chalks on the linnen is a brilliant effect.
    Enjoy your week off - ours is sadly coming to an end :(

  8. Simply stunning Lynne. This is awesome!
    Glad Ruby had a good week, it's great to see chaps teaching the tinies!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Gorgeous CAS card, Lynne. Thank you for stopping by my blog x

  10. Hola Lynne, beautiful and elegant card, as always, i love to work with chalks too, perfect card for autumn season and perfect CAS card.
    GREAT NEWS!!! about Ruby, first day at school, a very amazing new.
    Blessings from Palma and take care Lynne

  11. Well, you've got my vote right out of the gate, Lynne! This is so lovely. Beautiful coloring against that sophisticated linen background!! Love.

  12. I always think the embossed frames work so well on one layer cards but can never get mine to look as perfect as this. A truly beautiful card.

  13. It's gorgeous!!! I love the embossed design, super colours too, Gay xx

  14. you should be very pleased with your card, lynne!! it is stunning!!!

  15. This is gorgeous - the texture of the linen and the embossing enhance the very simple layout and image! Wonderful OLW card!

  16. Oh my goodness, this is a stunner! I love the depth of your inked background and the embossed leaf. Gorgeous! Vicky x

  17. Very elegant card Lynne - I've also checked out your other posts this week - fabulous!

  18. Hi Lynne, I have the week off too, had visions of crafting all day but not managed very much so far. Got a new phone, took all day to figure it out, changed broadband, now I need to source car insurance!
    Anyway, love the card, great embossing.
    Lynn x

  19. Very elegant...and oh so pretty!!

  20. Beautiful! Very elegant, and I love the autumnal colours. xx

  21. Fabulous card Lynne, not surprised you were pleased ! love all your latest cards too, all amazing :) Viv xx


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