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Saturday 3 November 2012

Simply Less is More # 92 and In the Pink # 7

Good Afternoon All.
Yaay, it`s the weekend. Time to cram in all those chores you don`t get time to do during the week :-(
But, hopefully, some craft time too :-)

It`s colour week at Simply Less is More  and I have to admit my heart sank when I saw it was PINK.
Don`t get me wrong, I love pink but I spent most of thursday afternoon with 3 sheets of pink card in front of me to make a card for the In the Pink Challenge 
which just happens to be CaS this week, and I couldn`t come up with a single idea.
This morning however, I thought of this;

So I`m entering this one into the In the Pink Challenge too.

Now snow isn`t the first thing I normally think about when using pink but I kinda like this.
Started off with a 6x6 square base card.
Made another square slightly smaller than the base and cut a square in the middle with a nested square die.
I like to go around my die cut shapes with a ball tool to give them an edge.
I then stamped the snowflakes (Lge from Inkadinkado, sm from Anitas) in white ink and embossed in white EP onto the base card.
I then started from the top and inked in Spun Sugar DI, Versacolor Pink and Memento Rosebud to give a slightly graduated look. It`s ages since I did some resist embossing, must do it more often.
The sentiment is by Creative Expressions stamped in Memento Rose Bud and embossed in clear EP.

Now you all know how I make my cards and then decide that I`m not happy with them but I`m so pleased with this one that I think I`m going to lots more in different colours.

A quick word about Ruby, she is home from hospital and is doing well. The doctors were so pleased with her that they let her home early and she is to carry on with her medication, orally, at home.
She is so funny. When she first went into hospital this time she saved the covers from the disposable thermometers and made a magic wand with them to magic her spots away.
When it didn`t work she said she thought her magic needed some medicine, bless her.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Bless Ruby! I sometimes think small people are much better at being ill than older people! I'm not surprised you're pleased with your card Lynne - it's stunning and will look gorgeous in a whole rainbow of other colours! Vicky x

  2. Hola Lynne, GREAT NEWS ABOUT RUBY!!!she will be a very strong woman in the future:D
    Fantastic card Lynne a like the pink for christmas, something different, beautiful design and great idea!, well done Lynne as always.
    Hugs from Palma and blessings for Ruby

  3. Gorgeous Christmas card - you know I'll copy it don't you????? LOL And good news for Ruby - she is a little star - magic wands are soooooo unpredictable though!!!!!!

  4. Beautiful work, love the frame very classy.

  5. Lovely card! I wouldn't have thought of pink snow flakes, either but this looks fabulous! Pleased to hear that little Ruby is doing so well!

  6. Beautiful card - I would never have thought of pink snowflakes but it looks great!!

  7. Pretty card Lynne and love your pink snowflakes


  8. What a treasure Ruby sounds... kids are wonderful aren't they!
    This is fabulous Lynne... I still detect a little Birgit influence... awesome!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Hi Lynne
    I love it in pink.... Fabulous... Ruby sounds so sweet... God love her....
    Hugs Sylviexxxx

  10. Wow, wow, wow!!! LOVE this Lynne!! Fantastic design.

    So glad Ruby is on the mend.

  11. This is gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at In The Pink this week.
    Denise (GDT) xx

  12. This is so gorgeous and elegant!

    Great news about Ruby, bless her! *hugs* to her!

    love Mags B x

  13. Hi Lynne. Loving your embossed snowflakes on the pinky background. Gorgeous design.

    Great news about Ruby. x

  14. So pleased Ruby still finds humour in all the horrors she faces - bless her heart.
    I LOVE your card - I would never have thought of pink for snowflakes but it's so pretty.

  15. A stunning CAS design Lynne - the snowflakes are gorgeous, and I love that shade of pink.
    Thanks so much for joining us again at ITP - Hugs, Sylvia xx

    So pleased to hear that Ruby is back home and doing well. Long may it continue. xx

  16. Such a gorgeous card, love the pinks. Hugs, Amanda x

  17. Lovely card & I think pink works well here.

  18. This is just wonderful. Glad to hear Ruby is doing well.
    Lynn x

  19. This is just gorgeous. I love how you've used pink! ann y.

  20. So happy to hear Ruby is home Lynne, Lots of prayers and love coming her way.
    Love the card, Its beautiful! I usually go for tradition Christmas colours but I am getting to love these non trad. ones so much, this is so classy.
    Hugs Mau xx

  21. Ooh what a stunning card! So glad Ruby is home and doing well

  22. Simply beautiful - so elegant for Christmas


  23. Oh my god, this looks sooo wonderful. A great idea to use pink for Christmas.

  24. That is one super card, who would have thought pink could be so good on a Christmas card.

  25. Gorgeous gorgeous card Lynne, well done. So pleased Ruby is home again too, she is so funny too isn't she :) Viv xx

  26. Fabulous card, love the pink snow :)


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