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Saturday, 6 September 2014

Simply Less is More # 188

Hello there,
First let say a very warm welcome to my latest follower Jane. Thank you for choosing my little blog to follow.

It`s a colour challenge over at Simply Less is More and this weeks colours are;

Mmmm lovely colours but how to use them on a card was a tad baffling. So...when you run out of ideas, make a Christmas card.

I`ve also got a bit greedy and have plain and milk chocolate.
I used dark chocolate card for the base, made a panel from white linen card and rounded one corner.
The tag is made from an offcut of white linen card using a Die-Namics tag die.
I made the banner from Pink Petticoat 
Swiss Dots DP in milk chocolate using the corner of a square nestie to make the fishtail.
I stamped the sentiment, Papermania`s Joyeaux Noel set, in Versacolour Brown ink onto pale green vellum and embossed with clear EP before wrapping it around the tag.
I punched a snowflake from pale green glitter card ( think it should`ve been a bit bigger now) punched a hole in the top of the tag and tied some green twine to it and there you have it.
Definitely a non traditional Christmas card is ever there was one.

There is mention on more than one of the design teams blogs of chocolate goodies like Aero and After Eights which is far too tempting for a chocoholic like me so I`m off to see what I can find in the treat tin.

Edited to add; I got so carried away thinking about chocolate that I forgot to thank the girls for showcasing my sketch week card. So sorry, I`m chuffed to bits.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. I can't get excited about dark chocolate I'm afraid but I can get excited about your fab card! Smashing take on this week's LIM theme


  2. What a simple, delicious card! I love the 'dark chocolate' border, it's really striking! Hmmmm, I think there's some chocolate in the fridge - must dash lol!

    love Mags B x

  3. Hope there was something yummy in the treat tin Lynne.
    I had the Christmas card idea idea too this week!
    This is simply fabulous!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. what a lovely card

  5. Lovely card - nice different approach to colour schemes for xmas

  6. Terrifically different colour combo for a Christmas card Lynne and I really like it LOTS! (Travelled to east Yorkshire on Friday from home in Lancashire!)

  7. Gorgeous use of the colours Lynne and great combining it with a Christmas make - I really must get organised!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  8. Lynne what a lovely chocolatey design!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  9. Great Xmas card Lynne and use of the colours too. Well done you :) Viv xx


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