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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


  1. Ho, just popped over from LiM to take a better look at your card and it is even more beautiful up close, love the bright spring colours and that you have used the lettering vertically x

  2. Just lovely Lynne - and boredom meant that Ruby got to play dress up!

  3. Hi Lyn
    Fabulous card....
    Hugs sylvie xxx

  4. Lovely spring-like card Lynne.

  5. I am sitting here giggling at Ruby's pirate comment - what a star she is! I'm so very glad that things are going so well. Bless her, she looks so sweet in the Lord Mayor's outfit!

    Your card is so pretty, I love the gorgeous colours!

    I hope you have more sunshine enxt week!

    love Mags B x

  6. Lynn, your card is just beautiful! I love that you have the sentiment on the card vertically...very creative and unique!

  7. Hi Lynn,
    As usual you've come up with something so beautiful, elegant and clever; I love the way you've added the letters!

    I'm so glad Ruby has finished her treatment now and I hope the wait doesn't go too slowly for you all. She looks so sweet in the Mayor's 'pirate's' hat, lol!

  8. gorgeous lynne

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  9. your card is just amazing, lynne!! one of the best take on the technique that I have seen! so glad to hear that ruby is done with her chemo. looks like she had a good time wearing all those robes!

  10. That Ruby is a pistol, bless her heart! I'm praying that all the tests come out great!! You've all been through so much.

    Lynn, your CASE of Chrissie's card is stunning! It would be a wonderful Spring card on it's own without the dimensional letters. Then when you see them, WOW, it knocks your socks off! I love the technique result, but it looks difficult ... still, I'm itching to try it out.

  11. Wonderful post Lynne, fingers crossed for Ruby's results and I think she looks very dignified in those ceremonial robes!
    Bless her!
    Your card is superb too, I think I may well use this technique for some more thank you cards!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  12. Love your card - like the twist with the vertical letters.

    LOVING Ruby the pirate in her mayoral gown - I can see a future mayor in the offing ;-)


  13. So lovely to see a vertical version of this stunning technique Lynne, love your choice of stamp too :0)
    Wonderful story of generosity about the boxing glove and had a giggle too about the tricorn hat..... pretty good observation :0)
    Jenny x

  14. It's a great card! Good to hear that Ruby had her last chemo. I hope the resulst will be good and that she can live a happy life without cancer.

  15. Love the way you did your card vertically it's beautiful ! and Ruby suits her ceremonial robes very fetching,fingers crossed everything goes o.k for her.x

  16. Another beauty Lynn, so lovely to see Ruby enjoying herself too :) Viv xx


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