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Monday 6 January 2014

Simply Less is More # 153

Good morning all!
Happy monday to you. I hope you are all keeping well and not suffering too badly from the atrocious weather we`re having at the moment in both the UK and the States. We`ve been really lucky up here, just rain and a bit of wind.
Well...two weeks on the trot I`m here for a Simply Less is More challenge. I do hope I can keep it up, I`ve really missed my weekly CAS makes.

This week it`s colour challenge week and the title of the challenge is;

                                          WINTER BLUES

 Here is my entry,
I struggled a little bit trying to come up with something that wasn`t a Christmas card. My dad has a birthday coming up so this is ideal.
I finally decided on my old `go to` panel design.
After cutting the panel to size I cut out an aperture with a dekkle edge die from Caroles Crafts.
I masked the card base slightly larger than the aperture and used blending chalks in 3 shades of blue.
The leaf die is by Marrianne Designs cut out of Royal Blue pearlised card and stuck in place with foam pads, leaving some leaves overlapping the aperture.
The sentiment is PC generated.

Now that life is back to normal after the Christmas and New Year holidays, I`m looking forward to spending alot more time in the craft room. Don`t hold your breath though lol.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Really like this Lynne - I am struggling with this challenge so probably won't manage anything! LOL

  2. This is just fabulous, love the die cut

    Happy 2014


  3. fab card lynne, love the aperture

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

  4. Fabulous card, I love the way you've placed the die cut image so it hangs outside of the aperture. Beautiful

  5. Beautiful card Lynne. Happy New Year to you and your family
    Margaret x

  6. Hola Lynne.Happy and Cretive New Year!.I´m glad to see you, thank you for your comment, i´m missed my weekly CAS makes too, so busy times for me, i hope peaceful time now.
    Fantastic card Lynne, i like your blue leaf and the coloured background, so elegant work.
    A warm hug from Palma and take care.

  7. This is FABulous! Love how the die cut is flowing through the frame. Hugs Bev x

  8. Wow this is just Gorgeous, your dad will love it!

  9. It's great to see you on top CAS form again Lynne! Love the graduated background in the aperture and the perfect positioning of the leaf. Happy new year to you and yours, Vicky x

  10. Hi Lynne-lovely design-beautiful card and just perfect for the LIM theme Thank you for stopping by my little Blog to say hello today-i appreciate it :)
    Hugs,Nessa xx

  11. Dear Lynne
    a really beautiful card and really like the idea of hte element stepping out of the frame like that... and thanks so much for visiting my little corner as well. I really appreciated that .
    best wishes for 2014 to you as well


  12. This is a gorgeous card Lynne, fabulous design.

  13. I really like this and the leaves coming out of the aperture, great card.

  14. Beautiful use of the die -- This also qualifies for Addicted to CAS - use a die!

  15. Hi Lynne... Happy New Year too! fab card, loving the colours and one of my fav dies too :) hugs Viv xx

  16. This is simply beautiful, love that die! xx

  17. This is just gorgeous Lynne!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  18. Such a lovely elegant card in beautiful shades of blue. I'm sure your Dad loved it!


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