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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Simply Less is More

Hello There !

Well autumn is certainly in full swing now. We have dull, miserable, damp weather at the moment but when the sun does decide to show it`s face...WOW, the trees around our house glow like fire.I`ll try to take a photo if the sun shines again before the leaves fall.

We have a sketch to follow for this weeks challenge at Simply Less is More,

I do love a sketch but it took a while to come up with a design I was happy with. This is what I made,

I cut a strip of striped card and made a fishtail using the corner of a square nestie die
I then made a mask from a postit the same size so I could stamp my design in the correct place.
I used stamps from Artemio and Kaisercraft stamped in Versacolor Orange and Versafine black.
Then I put my die cut banner in place.
I cut out the Celebrate with a Die-versions die 3 times in orange card and placed one atop the other for some depth.

Every tuesday I visit my dad . He`s 83 now and although still fit as a fiddle ( besides the creaky knees and the stiff back) I `do` for him. We sit for an hour putting the world to rights and then he goes off to visit mum in the home and do some shopping while I get on with cleaning a still clean from last week house. He usually gets back just as I`m finishing and we complain about the state of the world for a few more minutes.
A few weeks ago as he came in he asked me if I wanted a Holly bush for the garden because he`d just pulled one up from his. Never one to say no to a freebie I went to find this `bush` and this is what I found

if you look very carefully you might just about see it, I was expecting something at least 2 feet high lol. I put it in a pot for a couple of days but it`s planted in the garden now and seems to be doing well. At least I haven`t killed it lol.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Simply Less is More # 246

Hello There !
I`ve been MiA for a couple of weeks and missed the last two Simply Less is More Challenge. It`s been rather hectic on the domestic front. Nothing serious but a lot of upheaval so I was determined to join in with this weeks challenge which has the theme of MASCULINE.

I needed a card for son`s birthday so the challenge was a bonus for me, especially as I was struggling for an idea.
card from Debbie and turned it into a birthday card with a nod to Hull City football club
I used black card for my base and amber for the panel.
The hexagons are from Spellbinders and I`ve used white and black card.
I stamped a small football from a Stampman set.
The sentiment is PC generated.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx