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Monday, 31 August 2015

Simply Less is More # 239

Hello There!
Well it`s a very wet and miserable day here today.As it`s a bank holiday in England it was only to be expected really but still Mother Nature could have made an exeption. Never mind, at least I got in the craft room.
It`s a Lucky Dip week at the Simply Less is More Challenge and we`ve been asked to use Sprays / Mists on our creations.
I`ve taken a teeny, tiny liberty with my card. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and, as the ribbon colour is Gold, the Facebook page for cancer awareness has asked that we wear/ use something gold for our profile pics. I`ve gone with this in my card design and will be changing, not only my FB profile but my blog profile pic too, just for september.

I used a flourish stamp from Papertrey inc for my butterfly trail, stamped in clear ink and embossed in gold EP.
The butterfly is made from 2 Memory Box dies in gold mirror card and stuck back to back.
The sentiment is computer generated
I`ve finished with a good spray of gold spritzing ink from Docrafts

The card below shows the sheen from the spritzing better.

We had a lovely day yesterday.
Our immediate family seems to have altered and grown in the last few months.My daughter has moved in with her new partner Karina and her daughter Ava and my son seperated from his wife a while ago and now has a new girlfriend with two children.
I thought it would be a good idea to have a little get together so that all the different members could finally meet up and get to know each other. Although I`d forgotten what hard work it is organising food for a multitude and how tiring toddlers are we had a brilliant day. Everyone hit it off and got on really well, most of the food disappeared ( although I squirrelled some away for us today to save cooking ) and the little ones were a treat.
I have to admit age is catching up fast though, I was tucked up in bed by 9. 30 last night.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Simply Less is More # 238

Hello there !

We have a sketch this week on the Simply Less is More challenge.

Considering we are having one of the hottest days for a long while and I`m sweating cobs in the loft, for some reason I have Christmas on my mind. So I went with it...

The DP is from an Artylicious CD, Seasons Greetings that I`ve had forever.
Snowflakes are from a Die-sire die
Sentiment is by Papermania stamped and embossed in silver ep

Funnily enough I made a card yesterday that might have fit this challenge but I don`t think it`s quite CaS enough.I`m sharing it anyway.

 I`ve had the DP for about 2 years and now and  again I get it out just to look at it. How sad is that?
So I thought it was about time to put it to good use and make a card with it.
I also made the pink and blue flowers but the purple ones are from Wild Orchid crafts.
No sentiment because I`m not quite sure who to give it to yet

Enjoy the rest of your week end and I hope your weather is as good as ours.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Happy Birthday Card

Hello There,

I`ve been quiet again this week but I have been busy.
It was my friend George`s birthday at the beginning of the week so I dropped in to see her and to take her a card. I haven`t seen her for a few months and during that time she`s joined Slimming World. What a difference, she`s gone from a size 22 to a 16 and looks fabulous for it. Well done George.

Here is the card I made for her,

The background papers are from Pink Petticoat ( Swiss Dots )
The die is one I`ve had for ages and never used. It`s a Marianne Designs and it`s so pretty I don`t know why I haven`t used it before.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts and the sentiment is PC generated.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Simply Less is More # 236

Hello There

I`m flying in today to share my entry for this weeks Simply Less is More Challenge.
It`s one layer week again and this week the title is
                                       THE EYE`S HAVE IT
so our creations must include eyes somewhere on the design.

Having missed last weeks challenge because of an absolute total lack of mojo I was determined to join in this week. Unfortunately I don`t have many stamps with `eyes` or at least not obvious eyes. I did find this digi image stored away on the PC. This little cutie is called Rex and he`s from Digistamp Boutique.

Nice and easy, I printed the digi and added a pc generated sentiment then coloured the image with Promarkers

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Monday, 10 August 2015

Another wedding book card

Hello there !

I still seem to be neglecting my blog lately. It`s nothing personal, honest, I just keep running out of time.
I do have a card to share today though. I was asked to make another book card for a couple due to get married this month, the colour is gold and pale green and this is what I came up with.
Appologies for the rubbish pics. I had to photograph it quickly on friday morning before delivery and didn`t realise how bad they were until it was gone.

The card is A5 size but because of the depth I had trouble making a box to fit as I only have A4 card. I eventually came up with a design that meant that one side was made seperately and had to decorate the box to hide the join. I was quite pleased as it involved measuring and calculating and believe me, maths is so not my strong point.

Backing papers by Pink Petticoat, Brocade, in gold faded on PC
Dies by Spellbinders, Romantic Rectangle and Floral Oval.
Flowers mainly from Wild Orchid crafts but the smaller ones are handmade by me

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Ruby`s 7th Birthday card

Hello There!
It was Ruby`s 7th birthday yesterday so ofcourse I made her a card. She is such a little star, apart from being our very own Super Hero, I just had to go with those in mind. Luckily for me the latest challenge at In the Pink is titled Starry, Starry Pink and we are to use stars on our creations.
Here is my entry,

Lots of pink card and pink glitter paper stars on this one.
The DP is Pink Petticoat.
The image is a digi by Hand made Harbour.
The sentiment is computer generated and I`ve made a Gold Ribbon which is the Childhood Cancer awareness ribbon with a small ruby added.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid

Ruby was back in clinic on wednesday for tests and chemo. Her blood levels have stayed up which means her bonemarrow has recovered from the nasty infection she had over Christmas. The Dr decided that she was strong enough to have the strong chemo upped to 35% from 20% and she also had another round of Steroids.
When we went to see her yesterday for her birthday she was very drowsy and not showing much interest in anything but after 30 minutes or so the excitment got the better of her and she pulled herself round enough to open her presents.
The chemo and steroids combined really knock her for six and she was a bit weepy, which is so not Ruby but it`ll only be a few days before she`s back to her old self.

Thanks for popping in ...Lynne xxx