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Sunday 5 May 2013

Simply Less is More # 118

Good afternoon all.
Wow, we are finally having some lovely weather, and for a bank holiday too. Now that`s almost unheard of here in the UK.
The challenge this week at Simply Less is More is a colour challenge.

We are to choose two opposite colours from the colour wheel. Not usually a problem for me with my penchant for vibrant colours but I have to admit I struggled a bit. I`ve made 3 cards but I`m not overly impressed with any of them.
 For my first card I went with yellow green and violet red.
The base card is pearlised lime green.
I used a new ( to me) Penny Black slap stick stamp called dreamy stamped in Versacolor Burgundy.
I`ve added a bit of Glamour Dust to the flower head.
The sentiment is Layers of Color stamped in Versafine Onyx.
 My second is a paler version of yellow green and violet red, more like light green and lilac really. This was actually the last card I made and I was beginning to lose the will to live lol.
I stamped Papertrey Turning a new Leaf in Fresh Green Versacolor of the edge of my base card.
Punched some butterflys from purple card and added some gems.
The sentiment is a mix of Layers of Color and Waltzing Mouse.
And finally, I used another new to me stamp, Chevrons by Lawn Fawn stamped in Versacolor Orange and Cyan.
I cut out circles with a nestie die in orange and bright blue card.
The sentiment is by Flourishes stamped onto white card and cut out with a nestie circle die.
Really not sure about this one, I think it needs something more.

Right then. Less than a week after Ruby was declared cancer free, she is back in the wars.
One of the side effects of the chemo she was on is what the doctors call, Wobbly Leg syndrome. Apparently it affects the calf muscles and the ankles and makes the kids walk a bit stiff and are prone to falling over. It`s a temporary condition but Ruby`s mum and dad decided to get her a trampoline for the garden to help build up the muscles and also to teach her to jump because she does a funny little bunny hop at the moment :)
Anyway tuesday afternoon after nattering for weeks to be able to play outside she finally got to go on the trampoline with big sister Charlotte.
And promptly fell awkwardly and broke her collar bone.
I know...you couldn`t make it up could you?
She now has her arm in a sling but is absolutely fine and turning mum and dad into nervous wrecks while she carries on as if nothing is wrong. The only downside, from Ruby`s point of view, is that she can`t have a tantrum because it hurts when she stamps her feet. Lol.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. These Lim cards look great xx Jan

  2. There you go again - there's nothing wrong with any of these!! Three perfect designs! I struggled but convinced myself I was having 'fun', lol!!

    Poor Ruby, I couldn't believe this when I read it on Facebook! Hope she recovers quickly so she can enjoy her tantrums, lol!

  3. Well done for going with several of the colour choices Lynne. I think the second one is my fave!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Lovely cards Lynne.....poor Ruby but you couldn't believe what happened had to smile at your comment about her tantrums ..lol..bless her


  5. what a fabulous set of cards, lynne! love the one with the chevrons! oh goodness... poor ruby! hope her collar bone heals quickly!

  6. I love the second one of your cards Lynne with those leaves and the violet butterflies and gems but they're all lovely. Glad to hear Ruby has at least tried a tantrum! Vicky x

  7. Three great cards, Lynne!! I LOVE the second card. Very soft and elegant. The third card really pops with the great color combo!

  8. wow lynne fabulous set of cards. Fabulous colour choices. Thanks for joining us the week
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"

  9. Such lovely cards Lynne, the first is my fav I think.Been looking at that Dreamy stamp for ages, still not decided if I should buy it, whenever I do it isn't it stock ...an omen?? Awwww no poor Ruby, just cannot believe it, one thing after another isn't it! I do hope she mends very soon, gentle hugs for her :) Viv xx


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