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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Simply Less is More # 225

Hello There!

The challenge this week at Simply Less is More is to USE SOME METAL.
Mmm not something I use much of on my cards but I do have a few charms so that`s what I went with. This is my 3rd attempt at this card, I think Mr Mojo wants to play in the garden rather than the craft room. More about that later.

I started by masking off my chevron stencil  ( Penny Black) and sponging clear embossing ink on, then embossing with metalic silver ep.
I used scraps of DP for my banners and circle and also the swirl ( Die - Namics)
The sentiment is Flourishes Tag Lines stamped in Versamark Black
The butterfly is my metalic element bought from a craft fair a couple of years ago.
Apologies for the rubbish pic, we have a dull cloudy day here today.

I love growing my own seeds for the garden and we have 2 plastic green houses, a 3 tier and a 4 tier. The garden is very small and there is no room for a proper glass house. At the beginning of april I spent all one thursday sowing seeds into trays, all chosen especially for certain areas of the garden. I set both greenhouses up and filled them with the trays, watered them that day and again on the friday and saturday morning. Just before lunch on the saturday a huge gust of wind blew the 4 tier house over. I managed to save about 3 trays but the rest was just a heap of potting compost and empty trays.
After I`d dried my eyes and composed myself I bought a couple more packets of seed and squeezed them all into the smaller greenhouse and they`ve come on a treat, well most of them.
I`ve been in the garden on and off all week planting out Night scented stock, Livingston daisies and asters as well as weeding and dead heading established plants.
So yesterday was a beautiful day and I decided to use what was left in hanging baskets. A quick trip to the garden centre for some ivy and begonias and I was set up. By the time I`d finished I had 3 hanging baskets, 3 wall mounted halfmoon pots, 2 troughs and a tub filled. I`m really looking forward to this years show but, golly am I feeling it now. Hopefully we`ll get some decent weather after today and I can just sit back and enjoy it.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Beautiful card, love how you've combined the different elements. Karen x

  2. Mr Mojo did the business in the end Lynne this is super!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. I think your mojo has certainly popped back indoors for this card Lynne. Its fabulously elegant and a gorgeous butterfly charm.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  4. i like your soft colours it's really pretty

  5. This is beautiful Lynne, love the design too, nuffin wrong with Mr Mojo!

    How awful to watch your hard work go up in the wind, your "show" sounds like it will be beautiful.

  6. Fantastic layering and still wonderfully CAS, loving the flourish under your butterfly.
    Thanks for sharing with us
    Anita x
    Less is More

  7. Such a beautiful card, Lynne! Love the pretty elements you have combined here. It sounds as if your garden is going to look gorgeous in full bloom - I am sure it will be worth all of the hard work :)

  8. Beautiful! I love the layers, simply stunning!

  9. Gorgeous creation Lynne!
    Sounds like the garden will be full of colour soon, lovely.
    Thanks so much for joining us
    Less is More


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