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Saturday 5 July 2014

Simply Less is More # 179

Hi there, I`m back after being MIA for a while. I`ll explain later. First though I`d like to say a big welcome to Rachel. Thank you for following my blog.

 This week at Simply Less is More 
is a colour challenge and it is to use Earth Tones.
I love the rich autumnal colours and couldn`t wait to get stuck in,

The blocks of colour are actually some that I did for watercolour week but didn`t get time to use, so I thought I`d put them to good use today. I`ve sponged the edges and corners with inks to give them some depth and then a slight spray of gold spritzing ink.
The die is Memory Box Flutter Vine cut from some patterned green DP but the pic doesn`t do it justice.
I`ve added some bronze coloured pearls and a sentiment from Waltzing Mouse.

So I haven`t been around much and I apologise for my lack of commenting. There I am sorting, pricing and boxing cards for the summer fayre when a rotten cold bug decided to pay a sudden visit. Then it took up residence in my sinus`s and on my chest and laid me low for over a week. I did manage to do the fayre but it was such a cold miserable day I don`t think I did myself any good really. I`m feeling much better now, just a nasty lingering cough but it`s so tiring. Anyway I`m on the mend so I`ll be posting a bit more often this week.
Not sure how much we raised at the fayre yet but Hull City Council decided to put the Lord Mayors Parade and a free party to celebrate Hull getting City of Culture status on the same day so the turnout was pretty poor. Such a shame because a lot of people had put alot of effort in. I think we`re going to try and organise something else at a later date.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. What a brilliant card lynne. xx Jan Ltc Lim GDT

  2. lynne this is fab and I love the layout
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

  3. What a great layout! That;s a super idea to use with the die! have a creative weekend, Gerrina

  4. Lovely card a Lynne great design and brilliant use of your die


  5. Love your blocks of colour joined by the main image !

  6. Love everything about this card Lynne, fantastic layout and blocks with the die-cut on top. Superb use of the colours.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Lynne. I love the watercolored panels and the vine die arrangement. This is a perfect CAS card!

    Sorry to hear you have not been well and that they Fayre could have gone a little better. Plano has a huge Craft Faire every fall and I love going to see all the creations. Hope your next Fayre has a brilliant turnout.


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  9. I just love this Lynne, so elegant. So sorry your fair didn't go as well as you'd hoped - such a shame
    Margaret x

  10. STUNNING card.

    Isn't it a let down when a fayre goes poorly, I'm sure the next one will be wonderful for you.

  11. as always your card is just fabulous, lynne! hope you feel better very, very soon!

  12. Oh, Lynne, this is brilliant! I'm pinning this one! I thought your wee mats were pieces of wood veneer, the coloring is incredible! And the vine overlaid is just exquisite! Love this one!! I hope you are 100% in no time!! Hugs, Darnell

  13. Outstanding job on this! Pinning for future case!

  14. This is absolutely gorgeous!


  15. Gorgeous colours Lynne, like you I love the autumn/earthshades and your blocks of colour are so stylish
    Hope you are feeling better!
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  16. what a fantastic card, love the design, colors, die cut , and pearls . the design really pops!

  17. This is just terrific Lynne,.. a fabulous design, those brads really give some pizzaz!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  18. This is gorgeous Lynne. I love the colours you used.
    Hope you are feeling better soon.

  19. Stunning!! I love this card Lynne, sorry to hear that you're not well, a quick recovery is wished for you :) Hugs Gay xx

  20. Beautiful CAS card love the blocks of colour and fern die
    Carol x


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