Thursday 26 April 2012

Simply Charming

Hello again! not much to report on the building work for the past week, the walls got a little higher and the laundry room/conservatory wall is built so I can get a better idea of the space I will have to craft in - not large so I will have to learn to be tidy and put things away!  Hopefully the roof will be next week .. .. .. Mum has now come down with the virus that I'm still battling but the doc has prescribed something to loosen the phlegm - I hope it will work as she is having trouble coughing it all up.  I'm still coughing but not as bad as it has been so hopefully I'm on the mend.

I have been able to create a couple of cards from bits and pieces on my desk and in boxes that I can reach, this card is one of them and for the Less is More challenge to use a charm this week.  I do struggle with the concept of white space, or cream space on this card.  As I can't get to my picture stamps to colour, I've simply stamped a text with orchid pink Brilliance pearlescent ink and used the same ink to edge the 4" square card.  The little butterfly charm is fixed to the floral ribbon with a pearl brad and then stuck to the MS punched cream layer that I layered onto the card with 3d foam for a little added interest/dimension.

I have another LIM card made so hope it might fit next week's theme .. .. and, I also made a small simple Christmas card with a small Nellie's Choice robin stamp I treated myself to after the last visit to the dentist, and I managed to put a thank you card together for a friend using an image I'd coloured a while back - once I've posted it and given Mr Postie a few days to deliver it, I'll share with you.  Still not got the new computer up and working so struggling with the old one, I have been able to visit a few friends but I'm not a fan of the new blogger dashboard style, the list of blogs that I follow scrolls along with the posts - I want it to scroll separately but can't figure out if that's possible - any one know?


  1. Beautiful card! I love the flower ribbon!

  2. lovin this Annie, pretty coloured flowers

  3. This is a real sweetie Annie.I love the daisy braid.
    Thanks so much for joining us again.
    "Less is More"

  4. Really pretty feminine card! Your building work sounds exciting and hope you and your mum are better soon, hopefully the sun will soon be shining and all the bugs will go away!!!

  5. Hi Annie
    This is gorgeous, such a great design too!
    I hope you are well and good luck with your extension :)

  6. Ohhhh, so pretty. Love the simplicity and pretty lace.

  7. Terrific
    SO pretty

    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  8. I've switched to keeping up with people via RSS Feeds as I couldn't "manage" the blogs I follow & the reader just ended up being unreliable. Anyhow I'm quite happy with the RSS method now I've got used to it.
    I love your card - the dimension is beutifully effective & I love how the pink sentiment is picked up by your pink floral lace. Very pretty indeed. Hope your Mum improves & you do too.
    Paula (PEP)


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