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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Thinking of you

Good evening all.
Well my week off is going well. Got lots of outstanding jobs done, all very boring but necessary and I had a little spare time today to get in the craft room.
I started this card as my second entry for last weeks Simply Less is More challenge but didn`t finish it in time. I`ve simply changed the sentiment and it can go into the fundraising box now it`s finished.

I`ve used a 6x6 card base in Papermill white linen card and made a panel slightly smaller than the base. I cutout a `letter box` using a nested rectangle then masked off part of the card base and sponged  deep pink decorative chalk onto it.
I stamped the Script stamp by Indigo Blu in Versafine onyx over the chalk and placed the panel using foam pads.
I`ve been looking at the Chloe Stem Die for ages but kept putting off buying it because everyone and his son seemed to be using it and I do like to be a bit different but in the end I admitted defeat and spent some pennies at the papercraft show last week. I`m so glad I did. I die cut the flower and added some white liquid pearls to give it a pop then placed it at an angle over the cutout.
The sentiment is from the Marion Emberson On your special day set and I`ve made the inverted `V` using the corner of a nested square die.

Ruby has had a kidney function test today which went well and the oncologist is really pleased with her progress. Hopefully (fingers, toes and everything else crossed) she only has two more chemo sessions to go.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Simply Less is More # 104

Hello everyone.
The snow is gone at last and we have sunshine and showers. So much better than the freezing temperatures we`ve had recently. I just hope we don`t get flooding across the country now.

It`s week 104 at Simply Less is More and this week we have a sketch.
Very simple, all we are asked for is to keep the same orientation and scale. Couldn`t be easier.

I`m in valentines mode for some reason and Mr Mojo has come calling today so I`ve taken advantage and made two cards.
 My first one is a more traditional, love and lace type card.
The lace is from The Stampman Aspects of Design Lace sheet one, stamped in Versafine Onyx and embossed in clear EP.
The heart is cut from a glitter sheet in Hot Pink with a Sizzix heart die and placed using a foam pad.
The sentiment is computer generated in Amazone font.
My second card is a bit more funky ( I think).
I scored a panel onto the card base and added Hearts cut out with a Sizzix die and then run through the Swiss Dots EF.
The sentiment is computer generated.

I have a week off work this week so I`m having a lazy day today before I start on a mad spring clean and then hopefully some more craft time.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Simply Less is More # 103

Good afternoon all.
I hope I find you well and managing to stay cosy in this very wintery weather we`re having here in the UK.
I`m still struggling with my mojo for some reason but I didn`t want to miss another week at Simply Less is More where the theme this week is FRIENDS.

Not the most inspiring card, I would normally use this image for a few more layers and frills but it fits the bill I think.
Image is Flourishes Summer Blossoms coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens.
The sentiment is also by Flourishes but from the Geber daisy set ( and I`ve cut it up yikes).
I`ve embossed a circle around the image with a nestie circle die.

I`ve been to a Ross Papercraft show this morning and bought a few goodies so hopefully this will bring Mr Mojo back.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Simply Less is More # 102

Hello Everyone...I`m back.

...bet you thought I`d disappeared off the  face of the earth didn`t you? I`ll explain the why`s and wherefors after I`ve shared my card for this weeks Less is more challenge.
I can`t believe I`ve missed a whole month of these challenges and after joining in every one since the beginning too. This week Chrissie and Jen want Sports and Exercise and it`s one layer week too.

I got this digi image from Just Inklined ages ago but this is the first time I`ve used him. Love the look of determination on his face.
Coloured with a mix of Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens. The sentiment is computer generated.
I had my bike stolen from the shed about 5 years ago and I do miss it, not that I raced or even pedalled very fast but it`s a darn sight faster than walking.

Anyway, onto my unexpected absence. Just after I posted my last card I had a really bad dizzy spell that lasted about 10 minutes but felt like hours. It scared the hell out of me, especially as I felt quite light headed for a few days afterwards.So I went to visit the doctor and my blood pressure was sky high. She`s given me pills and after further tests it`s coming down nicely so all`s well. The trouble was, my mojo took fright and ran for the hills so not much crafting was done at all.
Then the weekend between Christmas and new year both me and Alan picked up a dose of Norovirus ( gastroenteritis). You really didn`t want to be in our house that weekend lol. So that`s it really. I decided to rearrange the craftroom to try to bring Mr Mojo back which took a lot longer than it should have and I think it`s starting to work. At least I`m actually sitting in the craftroom now so fingers crossed.

That just leaves me to wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR and I hope you all had a lovely Christmas too. Sorry it`s a bit late.

Can I be a boring grandma and show you this pick of Ruby at Christmas?
We bought her the nurse outfit and a medical kit as she`s decided that she wants to be a nurse when she grows up. I got quite emotional when she reeled off the name of every piece of equipment in the medical kit and she knew what to do with it all, bless her.
Look at the tree. Ruby decorated it and that`s as far as she could reach with the tinsel. Love it!

Right waffle over. I`m so pleased to be back and I wont leave it so long next time.
Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx