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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Simply Less is More # 221

Hello There,

Well I`m a bit earlier this week for the Simply Less is More Challenge thank goodness. The craftroom move is done, most of the sorting out is finished but I`ve put the rest on hold so I can get back to some crafting.

I`m also entering this into  Pixies Snippet Playground,

The challenge this week is to INCLUDE A TAG
Well anyone who has been following me recently will know of my almost obsessive use of tags on cards so this was right up my street.

I made two cards, this is the girly one.
Using the CB Swiss Dots EF I made a panel for the front of my card.
I used a left over scrap of Pink Petticoat Swiss Dots printed card for the tag, cut out with a Die- namics tag die.
The heart is also cut from a scrap of white card with a Sizzix heart die.
The butterfly is from a Memory Box die and, again from a scrap of pink paper.
The twine is white crochet thread that I coloured with a Spectrum Noir pen.
The sentiment is Flourishes Tag Lines made into a banner.
I`ve finished off with some irridescent sequins and some tiny clear gems.

I also made a male one, just because.
Again mostly from scraps and snippets.
The panel on the front is another from CB because it reminded me a little bit of the sea.
The tag is another from Pink Petticoat swiss dots.
The Anchor and Wheel dies are from Die- namics
The sentiment is computer generated.

My daughter ( Rubys Mum) made me cry on friday. Now this is not unusual as I cry at the drop of a hat but I still fill up everytime I think of this.
One of the kids at the oncology clinic in Leeds wanted to go to see the new Cinderella movie so her dad rang the local cinema to see when the quietest time was to take her. He explained to the lady on the phone that because his daughter had cancer, her immune system was very delicate and they couldn`t risk taking her when there would be lots of other people around and also the air conditioning can cause problems. The lady on the phone said she fully understood as she had been poorly too and to leave it with her and she`d get back to him.
A couple of hours later the lady rang back to tell him that she`d been intouch with Disney and they had agreed to let them put on a special screening of the film.
Thinking that there would be maybe a few dozen other special children there off the family went to the cinema. When they arrived the little girl was greeted by two real life Disney Princesses ( Cinderella and Frozen) and they had the whole cinema to themselves. The little girl was sat with the Princesses at either side holding her hands, she had a huge box of chocolates and the time of her life.
How wonderful is that?
I`m off now before I start myself off again.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Two fabulous cards Lynne love the dotty one, so pretty! What a wonderful story too made me fill up :0) There are some amazing people around that go the extra mile.
    Val x

  2. Hi Lynne - what super cards! I think they're both super, but my favourite is the guy card.

    I so enjoyed reading about the cinema trip too - there are some wonderful people in this world.

    I just realised that it's been ages since I popped in here too! So sorry for that - I've had a look at your cards - just lovely. xxx

  3. Two lovely tag cards, I love the pink and dotty theme, so pretty. And well done on the masculine one too, never easy!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More GD

  4. WOW! Gorgeous I love that you've done a completely female and masculine tag cards. Both are gorgeous Lynne and can't choose between them.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  5. Two super cards Lynne, the first is so pretty and what a fab male card. Love your story...it made me cry too! Carol x

  6. Got me filling up here now Lynne! What a wonderful thing to be arranged for the little girl.

    I love your tag cards, both are really lovely! I just made my own entry here and used the Cuttlebug Swiis Dots folder for the background too :) Mind you, my entry is otherwise very different as nowhere near as good as yours!


    Di xx

  7. That butterfly card is a real stunner Lynne! That bright pink really pops! A winner in my book! Hazel xx

  8. Two fab cards Lynne. What a wonderful thing for the little one - her own very special princesses too - restores my faith a little in human nature. x

  9. Beautiful cards Lynne, I think your story about the little girl is wonderful...... its the little things that make all the difference isn't it. Take care........... Sue x

  10. Beautiful cards, love the tags and your designs.
    Beautiful story too.

    I took my hubby to the cinema last year for his birthday, we were the only ones there! so I told him I had booked the cinema especially for him. LOL

  11. What a lovely story Lynne, how refreshing to read that there are still kind, caring and considerate people in the world!
    Your card is magnificent as always!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  12. Beautiful tag cards and a lovely story - there should be more kindness like this :) The soft pinks and polka dots on your first card are very pretty!

  13. I love both of your cards Lynn, how one is so pretty and feminine and the other masculine. Just lovely.

  14. Love your tag cards and a fantastic story too. It goes to show there are good people in the world still !!

  15. Stunning cards, I love them both. Isn't it great when a design comes together for both sexes.
    Amazing story, it restores your faith in human nature.

  16. Two fab tag cards and a wonderful story to boot! :)

  17. How lovely, your story has made me cry too.
    And Lynne your two tag cards are fabulous, love the nautical style.
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More
    Less is More

  18. Hola Lynne, thank your for your comment.
    Your cards tags are beautiful the nautical is so clever, but the most wonderful in your post is the cinema story, oh Lynne, you make me cry too, if i lived in this town i would go only to this cinema. A really extraordinary memories for these children.
    Blessings for you and your familiy

  19. Very delicate and pretty in pink-lovely card :)
    Best wishes,Nessa xxx

  20. Gorgeous gorgeous cards Lynne........and oh my what an amazing story too, I bet the little girl was so amazed. Glad to see Ruby is doing well now also...Go Ruby!!! ;) Viv xx


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