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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Simply Less is More # 94

Good Afternoon All!

The challenge this week at Simply Less is More is to use HARDWARE on our cards.
This will probably be something metal but could just as easily be brads, charms,eyelets,clips, staples, pins, studs etc.

I always check the challenge on a saturday morning before heading off to dads and then to do the weekly shop. This gives me a chance to come up with an idea or two while I`m dusting and vacuuming. During my trip to the supermarket I had a lightbulb moment when I spied a pack of christmas party confetti.
This is what I came up with;

The cards bases are 6x4.
I ran a smaller piece of card through the CB with Swiss dots and Candy cane EF matted onto mirri card.
The sentiments are both from Papermania Silent Night set stamped and heat embossed and matted onto mirri.
The Holly and Berries are from the confetti, made of this metal or foil and are a lovely finishing touch and really cheap too.

I knew I had some charms that I bought after the charm challenge and I also have a SiL birthday coming up so I`ve posted that one too.
5x5 card base.
The panel is made from the off cut when I made the base from an A4 sheet.
I stamped the image from Marianne Emberson in Versacolor sandstone and embossed in clear EP, then inked the panel with Spun Sugar DI and Rosebud Memento.
Added some twine and a butterfly charm.
The sentiment is computer generated.
And there you have it.

I`ve had a terrible week. Alans eldest sister has been very poorly for a long time and recently went into hospice. Last saturday we were told that she had taken a turn for the worse and she died on tuesday. At the same time we found out that a brother in law is ill and is awaiting tests. Fingers crossed it`s not as serious as it could be. Ruby is back in Leeds General having chemo and then one of my regular customers, a lovely bubbly lady has just been diagnosed with lung cancer. I am in desperate need of some good news please.
Sorry to be such a misery guts.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Love the cards. What a great idea, using the holiday confetti. Both cards look really great!

  2. Gorgeous cards,love the image on the last one.xxx

  3. Hello Lynne,Im sorry you have had such an upsetting week-sometimes bad news comes all together doesn't it ? I hope you have some good news to even it out very soon,these are lovely cards-i like the Holly ones-but my favourite is your SIL card,so pretty,Hugs,Nessa :) xx

  4. Hello Lynne..Don't you find that things like this always seem to come at once but I hope this coming week is better for you and that you have some good news...Hope too that Ruby will soon be home again....
    Your cards are so lovely just love the holly cards they are just so CAS......A BIG hug to you...


  5. It seems like it's a bad patch for you at the moment with family and friends and I do send all good wishes to you and yours.
    Your cards are lovely, I particularly like the pink one!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. as always a lovely, lovely set of cards, lynne... i'm sorry that you have had such bad news lately... will be thinking of you!! hugs!

  7. Three beautiful cards - it would be a hard job to pick a favourite


  8. Hi,
    Beautiful cards.
    Love the birthday card the most:)
    Found you trough LIM.
    *Hugs, Inger*

  9. Hi Lynne, so sorry you've had so much bad news this week. Sending you a big hug. xx

    Love your cards - what a great idea to use the confetti! Absolutely adore the birthday one.

    Thanks for your lovely message.

  10. great cards Lynne - the confetti was a great find.

    Sorry to hear all your bad news - everyone I know seems to be having a miserable end to 2012 :(


  11. How pretty are all of them... cannot pick a fave. Great idea of using confetti... I use a lot of it as well. It looks so nice.

  12. Lovely cards Lynne. The confetti is a great idea and your pink card is so pretty. Sorry to hear about your bad news, hears hoping things pick up. x

  13. Fab cards this week Lynne! LOVE the shiny leaves on the first two cards! And the shading on the pink card is so pretty!

  14. all gorgeous Lynne... love the first card
    Thanks for joining us
    Less Is More

  15. Hi Lynne, gorgeous cards here again, love love love the pink one....well I would wouldn't I lol.So sorry you had such a bad week, it always comes at once too doesn't it.I do hope things improve for you next week....fingers crossed for you . hugs(((()))):) Viv xx


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