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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Simply Less is More # 173

Hi There!
Anyone who follows my blog regularly will know just how much I love my dies so you will understand how chuffed I was when I saw this weeks challenge at Simply Less is More was to use a DIE CUT.
This is what I made,

I started by embossing a square onto a 6x6 card base using a square nestie, masked it off then sponged it in very pale pink decorative chalk.
I made the vase by cutting out an oval shape with a nestie, then cutting across the top with another oval to make the opening. I cut  straight across the bottom with scissors for the base, chalked that in pale pink with a little darker pink along the bottom and one side to give it some depth, then ran it through the cuttlebug with a swirl EF.
I cut the foliage, Memory Box Flutter Vine in pale green card and the flowers, also MB Dancing Tulips, in white card. I coloured the flowers with Promarkers and cut the stems to fit the vase.
I slightly curved the vase with a bone folder and used a big blob of silicone glue to adhere it to the card base and slotted in my flowers and foliage while the glue was still pliable.
The word dies are from Britannia Dies cut from white card and adhered with a quickie glue pen.
I`ve got a family birthday coming up next month so I think this will do very nicely.

Not a very nice day today, in fact in feels more like october than nearly june. I`m hoping it`s going to improve soon as I`m sick to death of rain already. I`m sure I`m solar powered.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Hola Lynne, simply wonderfuuuull, fantastic card, i love dies too :D.
    Gorgeous card Lynne.
    A warm hug from Palma.

  2. Absolutely amazing! You are certainly a detail card-maker!

  3. Totally gorgeous Lynne, I love the pastel shades :D x

  4. Fabulous card Lynne - grotty weather here too so I can totally sympathise! Jo x

  5. I love this Memory Box tulip die, definitely one for my wish list. A beautiful card Lynne. x

  6. Beautiful card! I love the way you've embossed and inked the square - fab background to that gorgeous vase and flowers! xx

  7. Oh my word, Lynne, this is so pretty and elegant! The embossed square makes a wonderful background for the fab vase of flowers!

    love Mags B x

  8. Lynne, this is absolutely gorgeous. Great placement of all elements and so pretty.

  9. So VERY beautiful and perfect detail

  10. This is so fabulous. Feminine, delicate, elegant and beautiful use of dies.
    You are a star
    Thanks for taking part.
    Less is More

  11. Stunning use of die cuts! Also love the embossed square you did to frame it up! Lovely.

  12. Oh my, This is super stunning!.x

  13. This is fab Lynne, I'm glad the challenge pleased you this week!
    Super card!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  14. Your pop of pink against the white is divine~

  15. Love the little flowers, Rebecca x

  16. This is absolutely beautiful, Lynne! Those diecuts are so delicate and pretty.

  17. Pretty,soft sponging on your bg and embossed vase and I love the delicate die cut flowers!

  18. Lynne this is just brilliant, how beautiful!
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

  19. This is so pretty, clean and delicate. Those flowers are just gorgeous and I love the pale pink colouring effect. Gorgeous!

  20. supercute Lynne

    Love how you used the dies for this weeks challenge.
    Thanks for joining us at Less Is More
    Jen xx

  21. This is so very gorgeous Lynne, I just love everything about it :) Viv xx


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