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Monday, 16 March 2015

Simply Less is More # 215

Hello there!
I had a lovely day yesterday, it being Mothers day although quite busy. We went to see mum in law to give her her card and flowers and have a natter. She`ll be 90 in july and does really well for her age. She likes nothing better than a gossip and a giggle. We then popped in to see my mum in the care home and to give her her card before nipping to dads to catch up with all the gos from his mega 6 week holiday to Oz and NZ. He`s returned with a nasty bout of bronchitis bless him and at 83 it`s quite a worry although he keeps assuring me he`s fine and I`ve to stop fussing. Then it was get home quick for my kids to visit. This entertaining lark is quite exhausting isn`t it? Anyway...

I`m a bit late this week with my card for Simply Less is More Challenge , infact I missed last weeks altogether as we ( I) have been decorating our bedroom. More on that later...

The challenge this week is a One Layer Card to include an Animal. A good look through my stamps and I rediscovered this Humphrey stamp from Crafters Companion. I think I`ve only stamped him once before and that was a long time ago.

I stamped him then made a mask with a post it before using a Memory Box stencil for the background.
Coloured him with Promarkers and added a tiny white pearl to the centre of the flower.
The sentiment is from the same set, job done.

So...we decided to redecorate the bedroom which was in desperate need of doing. It`s quite an old house and the plastering isn`t that good so I went for an embossed paper and the palest pink I could find. We have white fitted cupboards on two walls and a huge window on the third so there`s not as much pink as it sounds. Before we started I thought it might be a good idea to do up an old stool that I inherited from an aunt donkeys years ago. It was rather mucky and very tatty so had been stuck in a corner in the loft with alsorts piled on it for ages.

Poor neglected thing. I stripped the fabric off and the braiding and found it was padded with half an old feather pillow complete with ticking which made me laugh, gave it a sand down and a wash, a coat of undercoat, a coat of white gloss and recovered it to look like ...

 This..It`s not perfect by a long shot but not bad for a first attempt. It has been decribed both as Pink Princess and tarts boudoir but I`m pleased with it. I think I got a bit carried away with the padding though but it has to be an improvement. I did ask hubby first before I plunged him into all this pinkness and he just said " I aren`t bothered, it`s dark when I`m asleep" Well, what can you say to that hee hee.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Your card is just darling! Wonderful CAS design! I love the flair of your little stool! It's a great focal point for your room. Can you ever really have too much padding?

  2. Pink is good!!! LOL
    Love the card too Lynne - he's a real cutie. x

  3. Wow loving the pink princess seat! Super glam Lynne.
    Oh your card is super duper cute and gorgeous too.
    You might also like to link up at AAA Cards as we are looking for similar cards their too. Thanks for playing along at LIM. Sarah x

  4. Love your card, such a cute image.

    LURVE your stool, well done on doing it up! I did laugh at the descriptions LOL

  5. Lynne what a cutie! And well done for giving your stool a new lease of life
    Thanks so much for your entry
    Less is More

  6. This is an absolute cutie Lynne and your stool looks tremendous... quite the transformation!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. Gorgeous card Lynne and what a wonderful transformation of your stool! Love the colour:)
    Val x

  8. Such a cute card Lynne and I love your stool transformation. Carol x

  9. Love it! It is so simple and clean, yet stylish.
    Cheers, Maya S. | Domestic Cleaning Orpington

  10. Loving that cute card Lynne and wow what a great job you made of the stool too, loving that pink of course ;) Viv xx

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