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Sunday, 31 March 2013

Simply Less is More # 113

Happy Easter Everyone.

I hope you`re enjoying the long weekend and not eating too much chocolate hee hee.
As march has 5 saturdays we have a lucky dip week at Simply Less is More and this time we are asked to use SCALLOPS on our creations.
This should have been a walk in the park really but I had trouble coming up with something out of the ordinary. See what you think,

 My first card is pretty standard really. I started off well enough but lost the plot when it came to the sentiment.
Dp is Crafty Impressions Romanza. The upper panel is cut using a Spellbinders Scallop die and then run through with a Crafts Too EF.
I didn`t have any ribbon in the right shade of pink so I`ve coloured some white with a Promarker.
The sentiment is by Flourishes, cut out with a nestie Labels 4 die.
I was asked to make a card during the week using something I haven`t got so I had to make a trip to Hobbycraft and pick up a decoupage sheet. This prompted me to rake out all the old decoupage that I`ve been hoarding for years and not using. I thought I might as well put some to good use and make a card with it.
I`ve used a pale peach card base and made a panel with white card which I`ve punched along the long edge with a MS Doily punch.
The sentiment is by Flourishes and the decoupage is from a book by TBZ.
It`s a bit twee but I`m sure someone, somewhere likes twee :-)

Ruby is quite poorly at the moment. She had her penultimate dose of Chemo the week before last and seemed to be doing really well but then developed a temperature which was up and down for a few days. Yesterday Mum noticed some fluid from her ear and she had a high temp so it was off to the the local hospital for tests.
Ruby`s white blood cells are extremely low which means she cannot fight the infection on her own, so she`s had a blood transfusion. This isn`t out of the ordinary as the chemo knocks her bloods down anyway but with a severe ear infection too it has made her poorly this time. She`s on 2 lots of IV antibiotics and will be in hospital for about 5 days.
This morning Ruby insisted on getting out of bed to play as she wasn`t poorly enough for bed but after about 10 minutes admitted defeat and went back to bed. She is one tough cookie and I know she`ll pull through this. Just one more bout of chemo in a couple of weeks and that should be it ( fingers crossed).

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Two cracking cards Lynne... the first one I like the best tho' !
    Hoping the antibiotics work their magic quickly for Ruby. xx

  2. I love both cards equally Lynne - am totally blown away by the fact you coloured the ribbon with a Pro Marker - a perfect result and something I've never tried!

    Little Ruby is such a fighter and as you say, one tough cookie. Fingers crossed that she's almost at the end of all the chemo and can start to build up her strength again.

    Hugs, Di xx

  3. Your first card is so pretty Lynne and promarkers to the rescue...well done. Can't imagine how awful it must be for a child to go through chemo. She sounds quite a character.

  4. Two fab cards Lynn, the first one is so romantic! Hope Ruby feels better soon:)
    Val x

  5. All the best to Ruby, bless her she's certainly a fighter! I hope the ear infection clears up soon.
    Your cards are as fab as ever.
    Thanks so much
    Happy Easter!
    "Less is More"

  6. as always your cards are beautiful, lynne!! I do hope that little ruby recovers quickly. what a little fighter she is! I hope your Easter was lovely!

  7. Oh these are just lovely Lynne! I particularly love the first one! Funny how such a simple idea creates such a beautiful card!
    Happy Easter!
    Lizy xx

  8. Sending lots of love to Ruby; she is an amazing little girl! Hope she's feeling much better soon.

    Your cards are so elegant Lynne! I seem to use the word 'elegant' every time I comment on your cards - but they just are!!

  9. Lovely cards Lynne. Best wishes for Ruby's recovery :) Cathy

  10. Two lovely cards .
    I especially love the use of plain and floral details on the first.
    Hugs and prayers from faraway for Ruby and her family!

  11. Very elegant cards. I hope Ruby is feeling better really soon.
    Lynn x

  12. so pretty lynne

    Thanks for joining us this week
    "Less Is More"

  13. I could have sworn that I left a comment here for you...must be have a senior moment! LOL! I LOVE both of these sweet cards and don't think I could pick a favorite!

  14. These are so pretty and feminine Lynne, love the lacy scallop :0)
    Poor Ruby, she really is one brave little girl.... hope her temperature has come down a bit now.
    Jenny x

  15. Gorgeous cards Lynne, so sorry about Ruby, sending hugs for you both :) Viv xx


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