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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


  1. Awww bless him Lynne . . .I "found" a holly bush just like yours growing at the bottom of my garden about 3 years ago. It must have grew from a bird dropping a holly berry maybe, I cut back the bushes around it and now its actually quite big. No berries on it at all though but maybe when it gets bigger (or it could be male plant which wont be berries I believe). Your card is lovely Lynne, nice pale colour with the black works nicely. Have a lovely day and take care....... Sue x

  2. Love the card Lynne.... think the holly may take a little while to grown??? LOL x

  3. Brilliant take on the sketch Lynne and love the combination of elements here! Why not link up at Uniko too as we have a geometric challenge there too and your card would fit brilliantly. Thanks so much.
    Less is More

  4. Striking and colourful CAS card Lynne!
    What a lovely routine to spend time with your dad and your holly bush (when it grows up a bit!) will always remind you of that :)
    Thank you for joining us
    "Less is More"

  5. This is super Lynne, the limited colour palette works brilliantly!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. A fabulous abstract design, perfect unisex card too!
    Sorry for the late visit!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More


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