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Sunday, 28 April 2013

LiM # 117 Take two

Hello everyone, I found a bit of time to play today so I`ve made another card for this weeks Simply Less is More challenge.
I thought I`d do something slightly out of the box this time. I just hope it fits the sketch rules.

I started by making the background paper on the pc. It was supposed to be purple but my printer decided to print it a very deep burgundy so I just went with it lol.
I cut an aperture in my card base with a nestie die and placed the bp behind.
I cut my leaf from Marianne designs in deep burgundy card but chopped some of the leaves  and stem off to make it fit.
Lastly I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with the trimmer then rounded the corners off, tucked the leaf die behind and thats it.
The aperture is a little on the large size for the sketch but the smaller die didn`t look right with the BP.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Simply Less is More # 117

Happy saturday everyone!

Before I show you my cards for this weeks Simply Less is More challenge. 
I have some news that I`m bursting to tell the world.

Ruby is Cancer Free!
Woohoo! They got the results of the CT scan yesterday and it`s gone. Lots of tests and check ups for the future but, oh wow, this is the best news ever. I want to thank everyone for their support over the last 14 months. The power of positive thinking is really immense. Thank you.

Right, back to normality.
This weeks challenge is a sketch by Jen. Lovely and simple.

 As I`m in such a sunny mood today I thought a bright sunny card was just the ticket.
I used bright yellow card for my base.
I stamped my image, from Hobbycraft, in Versacolor canary and heat embossed with clear EP.
The sentiment is by Personal Impressions.
 My second card is a bit more grown up and I think it would be a good one to send to a man.
White Linen card base. I cut a panel and sponged inks to represent grass and sky ( Memento Olive Grove and New Sprout and Versa color Baby Blue and Cyan)
I stamped my grasses in Versafine Onyx Black.
 The sentiment is PTI Autumn Abundance. 

My last card is one that I should have made months ago when Cheryl and Darren were having dark days. Instead I think I`ll keep it in the craft room as a reminder of just how strong the human spirit can be.
Sentiment done on the comp and the Gold Ribbon is for Childhood Cancer.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Thinking of you

Hi All!

A quick post from me today. I`ve spent as much time in the garden as possible this week while we`ve had the nice weather but as today is  cold and dull with the threat of rain, I thought I`d better do some housework. I did, however, find time to make a card for my friend Billie who`s husband has just been diagnosed with cancer.
Billie was such a support for me when Ruby was first ill and I really feel for her. She`s such a lovely person and I just hope things turn out ok.

I made a frame card again and used a Flourishes Orchid stamp. After masking my image I sponged some chalks on the background. I stamped a PTI Fancy Flourishes in London Fog ink in a couple of the corners then coloured my image using a mix of markers.
The sentiment is from another PTI set, Autumn Abundace.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Simply Less is More # 116

Good afternoon all and a very happy sunday.

Warning...very long ramble at the end of this post :)

Well I think spring has finally arrived. The sun is shining, the winds have gone but, my it`s a bit chilly. Still it`s a lovely feeling to get up to sunshine and to be able to put the washing out to dry. By heck I lead such an exciting life ;)

The challenge this week at Simply Less is More is called CASE IT and we are to take inspiration from either Chrissie`s or Jen`s cards or both if we wish.
I have cased Chrissie for now but hopefully will have the time to case Jen too as they are both fab cards.

This is Chrissie`s card,

And here is mine.
I`m still getting my thank you card stash built up so this will come in handy.
Not only am I feeling springlike but I`ve been out in the garden planting tubs up and preparing for seedlings so it`s no surprise really that I had to use a spring flower stamp. I`ve no idea of the make, it`s another I got from a craft fair but I do love it.
The alphabet dies are from Die-Namics.

A Ruby update.
Ruby had her last Chemo session last week, Yaaay!. She has to have lots of tests to see if the treatment has had any side effects and that all her organs are working correctly, and, obviously that the cancer has gone. The worse part is that it`s a nine day wait for the results but we`re all still positive.

Last monday Cheryl, Darren and Ruby had lunch with the Lord Mayor of Hull.
Our Olympic Gold Medal winning boxer Luke Campbell had donated his boxing gloves for Hull City Council to auction off to raise funds for their chosen charity. The man that bought them knows Darren and has been following Ruby`s story in the paper and so has donated one of the gloves to be auctioned again to raise funds for Candlelighters.
They were presented with the glove at a luncheon and, ofcourse the local paper was there too. Ruby is getting a bit fed up of having her photograph taken now. Poor kid, it seems that every where she goes, someone sticks a camera in her face and tells her to smile. On top of that, Lord Mayors Lunches are`nt that interesting when you`re only four and Ruby was getting a bit bored.
A very nice man, who Cheryl thinks was the Mayors assistant decided it would be a good idea to dress Ruby in the Mayors ceremonial gown.

How wonderful is that? The best bit though was when he placed the tricorn hat on her head  and Ruby said " Ooh arr I`m a pirate". ( Makes me giggle everytime I think about it)
Needless to say they all had a fabulous time and lots of wonderful memories.
Luke Campbell`s glove is nearly as big as Ruby.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Simply less is More # 115

Good afternoon all!

My but it`s a blustery day today. I spent most of yesterday afternoon planting seeds in trays ready for when the warmer weather finally arrives. I still have some left to do but it`s so windy I`m afraid they`ll blow away. I hope it`s better where you are.
The challenge this week at Simply Less is More is to use a favourite film as inspiration for our cards. Mmm, a tricky one as it`s one layer week too.
I don`t really have a favourite film. When I think of the best family films all I can come up with is Goonies and apart from that I prefer a good psychological thriller. I have nothing in my stamp collection that comes anywhere near.
So after a trawl through the collection I settled on a Peter Rabbit stamp and the film Watership Down.
Yea I know...pushing it a bit aren`t I ? ;-)

Peter Rabbit is by Crafters Companion and I stamped him and then masked him to stamp the bullrushes.
I bought this stamp from a stall at a Ross Papercraft show but it hasn`t got a makers name so I can`t give credit. I stamped it in Memento Olive Grove and used some tiny seed beads for the heads.
These seed beads are sold as nail art and come in a pack of 12 in various gorgeous colours. I got mine from work ( Poundland) for 50p because some thieving toerag had stolen one of the tubes. How low can you get?
The sentiment is from the same Peter Rabbit set.

Quick update on Ruby.
She is doing really well and waiting for the results of her latest blood test to see if she`s ready for her final dose of chemo, yaay!
The day after she came out of hospital the local paper called round to do a follow up after the report on Callie`s hair cut. They did a lovely article on Ruby and on Wilms Tumours. There were also some great pics.
This one has to be my favourite,
Mother and daughter smiling together.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Friday, 12 April 2013

A delicate, pastel thank you

Morning all!

In complete contrast to yesterdays bright and bold offering, I`ve made a much more delicate, springlike thank you card. I`ve had a quite creative week this week. Mr mojo has been very attentive.

Another very quick and simple card using snippets.
I cut 3 pieces of card into strips and rounded the bottoms using a nestie circle die.
Punched the daisies out of the same card and added a clear gem to the centres.
The sentiment is TSG.

The fundraising box is getting rather full now. We just need a date and a venue for the main fundraising event and we`re off. Can`t wait.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Bright and Bold thank you card

Afternoon All!

Regular readers will know that every now and again I get the urge to go bright and bold with vivid colours. I`m sure this is because of an inbuilt need for bright sunshine, which we have had a little taste of this week but are now back to a dull grey. Will spring ever arrive?

Not too OTT which is just as well but I`m really pleased with the effect.
Hearts are cut out with a Sizzix die.
Sentiment is PC generated.
The coloured hearts were embossed with a Swiss Dots EF after cutting.

Thanks for popping in ...Lynne xxx

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

White on white thank you

Good evening all!

A really quick post from me to share another thank you card to add to the stash. Mojo and imagination were sadly lacking but after a quick trawl through the web and Pinterest I had ideas coming out of my ears. Pity I ran out of time :)

Panel made with CB Candy Cane EF.
Alphabet is Die-namics raised with foam pads.
Daisies made with a punch and clear gems.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Monday, 8 April 2013

Grandma`s knitting basket

Good morning all!

Among the thank you cards that Cheryl asked me to make is one for a lady that has knitted a selection of hooded cardigans for Ruby.  ( Yes, our Rubes is a hoody ; ). Mainly because of the cold weather  but I think she`s also a little bit conscious of the fact that she hasn`t any hair and all the other children at school do. Anyway Cheryl asked if I could make one with a knitting theme and I found this fabby digi from Just Inklined

I`ve coloured the image with a mix of pens and cut it out using a Spellbinders Floral Ovals die. I`ve added some Glossy Accents to the lens of the glasses for fun.
The sentiment is Flourishes Tag Lines and the DP is Pink Petticoat. Some ribbon and a bow to finish.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Simply Less is More # 114

Good Morning All!

I hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend.

Ruby is home from hospital and is doing very well. Her ear infection has cleared up now but not before it spread to her other ear and perforated her ear drum. She was very very poorly for a while because her platelette count was on zero so she had nothing at all to fight the infection with. Thank goodness for antibiotics. Once they kicked in she was soon on her feet and causing havoc in the hospital hee hee.
Me and my other daughter, Angie went to see her on wednesday and when we were leaving Cheryl came down to see us off leaving Ruby alone in the bed. This is what she came back to...

Ruby`s favourite member of staff, Nurse Nicki thought it would be a great idea to let Ruby paint a picture. She had splashed the walls, the bed needed stripping and the frame had to have a wash down. But Ruby was happy so who cares? Lol.
Anyway the point I was getting to is that now Ruby`s treatment is coming to an end ( fingers crossed) Cheryl  needs some thank you cards to give to the many people that have supported them all over the past year and a bit. I thought I might as well make a stash and she can choose any she needs.

The challenge this week at Simply Less is More is a colour challenge, USE LIME AND BLACK,
Here is my Lime and black thank you card,

I made another frame card using a rectangle nestie and stamped some script by Indigo Blu using Versafine Onyx Black.
I`ve added a torn piece of card over some of the script and a Lime ( looks much more lime IRL) die cut from Marianne Designs.
The sentiment is by TSG.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx