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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Less is More # 125

Good evening all!

I`m running late again but I wanted to pop in to post my card for this weeks Simply Less is More challenge, which is to make a card suitable for Jen who`se birthday it was yesterday. Lucky girl Jen is sunning herself in Istanbul at the moment so she wont know I`m a day late lol.

I`ve used Pink Petticoat
DP because I know how much Jen loves PP.
A Penny Black image stamped in Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens.
The sentiment is computer generated.

I think I`m going to be MIA this week. I`ve got two weeks off work but I`m hoping to decorate the kitchen this week and then we`re away for a few days next week. With a bit of luck I might get some crafting time in inbetween.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Less is More # 124

Good Afternoon All!

I`m back today to share my entry in this weeks Simply Less is More challenge. It`s theme week and this week we are to use HEXAGONS.
The Gods were favouring me this week because I`d just finished making my dads fathers day card and what do you know...I`ve used a hexagon die.

This is getting to be my regular style ATM. I made a panel slightly smaller than the card base and cut out an aperture with a hexagon die.
After masking off the shape on the card base I sponged different shades of green ink and then used the Elegant Weeds stamp from Hero arts stamped with Versafine Onyx black.
I used clear EP over the whole design and heat embossed it.
The sentiment is by Layers of Color stamped in Memento Tuxedo onto the panel which is placed using foam pads.
I was chuffed to bits to be showcased again yesterday for my `Colour of my Door` challenge. Thank you so much Chrissie and Jen.
I`ve had a really hectic two or three days but I`m hoping things will settle down soon.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Die Hard part 3

Good Morning All!
I`m a little earlier today with my post as I`m sneaking some crafty time in. I have a couple of cards to make for the weekend so the housework will have to wait.

I`ve gone a little bit mad with the dies on this one...
..and decided to use handmade flowers too.
The DP is by Pink Petticoat and is a very pale yellow Damask.
I used the Spellbinders Lace Doily Motifs die and put it at an angle, then used a Floral Ovals die for the sentiment and placed it over the centre of the Doily.
The rolled Roses are by Marianne designs cut out of yellow paper and I`ve used a pink ink pad along the outer edges.
The pink flowers are made of tissue paper cut out with a SB Scalloped Circles die and held together with a yellow brad.
The daisies are made with white paper using a punch and I`ve also swiped the edges witha pink ink pad before adding a tiny yellow pearl to the centre.
The leaves are from the Marianne Designs Rolled Rose set. I`ve added some pink stamen to the one one the right.

Now I have to make a 21st birthday card for a male and I haven`t a clue what to do. This should be interesting lol.

Thanks for popping in..Lynne xxx

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Die Hard part 2

Good Afternoon All!

Yet another card with dies, this one is for my sister in law, Janice who`s birthday is at the end of the week.

Almost minimalist compared to some I`ve made lol.
I found some pretty pink DP from Crafty Impressions and let that inspire the rest of the card.
I used a nestie Labels 4 die and then cut out an oval, in white card.
I cut a another oval shape using the SB Floral ovals die in pink DP and cut another oval in the centre of that one and placed it over the label using foam pads.
The rose is from my stash and the leaves and grass dies are from Marianne designs in pale green card.
The sentiment is PC generated and I`ve made a banner, adding a fishtail with a square nestie die.
The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.
I added some pink stamen to one of the leaves and some Ivory pearls to the Oval and the butterfly.

I changed my hours at work so I do the evening shift, 5 til 9 now. This was a deliberate decision on my part as I was sure it would give me more time to do the things I wanted to do. Somehow it`s not working very well yet although I`m sure once I get into a routine it will. Cooking an evening meal straight after lunch takes some getting used to though...

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Die Hard part 1

Good Afternoon All!
Just popping in to share another card made with dies. I`m certainly getting my money`s worth out of these :)

Another delicately coloured one.
DP is Pink Petticoat.
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Doily Die by Cheery Lynn designs
Grasses behind flowers from Marianne designs.
Happy Birthday die by Britannia from Pink Frog Crafts.
Butterfly is Martha Stewart punch.

I`ve another one to share tomorrow and hopefully will find some time soon to get crafty and do a proper post.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Simply Less is More # 123

Good Afternoon All!

Well it`s been another busy week here. I really must organise my time better than I am doing. The work, home, me time is a bit weighted towards work and home at the moment. I`ve managed to grab a few miniutes in the craft room to make this weeks Simply Less is More card. It`s one layer week this week with a theme of NEED FOR SPEED.
I needed a card for a girl at work who has just passed her driving test so this was a bit fortunate. Maybe not quite what Chrissie and Jen had in mind but I`m sure the need of the speed of a car far out weighs shanksies pony.

Really quick and simple. I embossed an oval with a nestie then stamped the car ( Hero Arts) in Memento Tuxedo Black before colouring with Spectrum Noir pens.
The sentiment is PC generated.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Simply Less is More # 122

Hello all. Sorry I seem to have been M.I.A. for the past week or so. It was a week of `no`s`.
No time, no mojo and, for nearly a week, no hot water when my boiler went on the blink. Not that that should have stopped me crafting but all my spare time was spent in the garden, digging and planting what seems like millions of tiny seedlings that I`ve grown in the greenhouse.
Really backbreaking but I do feel a sense of achievment :)
Anyway back to this weeks challenge at Simply Less is More which is a colour challenge and we`ve been asked to use the colour of our front door.

Terrible photo I know but I can`t get one from outside because my neighbour is having some building work done. I didn`t think buckets of half mixed plaster and piles of rubble was a good look so I`ve tried to take one from inside my dark and dingy hall. As you can see it`s a very boring white UPVC door with a gold letterbox and a bit of red stained glass in it.
I decided to use the red and gold and came up with this,

My usual panel with a rectangle cut out with a nestie.
For the background I simply swiped a clear embossing ink pad randomly across the rectangle (after masking) and added detail gold EP. After heating that, I swiped again with the pad on the bits I`d missed and embossed with red EP.
Wasn`t sure at first but as soon as I put the panel over it, it changed the look completely. I think it looks quite arty...anyway I`m pleased with it.
I`ve added some die cuts from Marrianne Designs  and the sentiment which is a mix of Waltzing Mouse and Layers of Color.

Hopefully I`ll get a bit more crafting time in now the gardens planted up.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx