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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Less is More

I hate packing - I find it so stressful - do I take this /have I got enough to wear?

So I had to have a little break and managed to make my card for the LIM challenge which is 'One Layer with some Embossing'  I had thought about it since Saturday, but my original idea which seemed a good one, didn't turn out that good.   So thinking caps on and came up with this. I have stamped the Hobby Art Lady of  Fashion in black and coloured her skin with Blush Promarkers. I added red glitter on her necklace and to tie in with that I stamped and heat embossed the Hero Arts sentiment in red.

Well, must get back to the packing.  I hope the weather improves here and we can all enjoy some sunshine.

I have made a post holiday resolution - Get control of my life! I feel as if I have been on a roller coaster lately
time is just flying by and I never have a minute - and I don't think I am the only one in blogland saying this!!
It will be hard - DD will be home for the summer a couple of days after we get back and her bofriend is staying for a week before going to see his family, but the resolution stands.

I would just like to say 'hello' to a couple of new followers - I am absolutely thrilled that people want to follow me!  I will pop by to say hello when I return from holiday as we are off tomorrow morning.

A couple of challenges for my card:
Crafty Cardmakers - Embossing
 Divas by Design - One for the Girls

Thanks for looking,

Avril xx

23 comments:

Lynne said...

Fabulous card. Very Audrey Hepburn, love it.
Lynne xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow beautiful card .. i love the elegant image and the red accents .
Hope you got your packing done .. and have a fab time wherever you are going
Lisa x

Chrissie said...

Terrific card Avril!
I love the simplicity of this and what a superb image!
Thanks so much for joining us once more.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Mary J said...

Have a lovely holiday! I know what you mean about the packing - I always seem to leave without the shoes I needed afterall!

Gorgeous card - you do CAS so perfectly!

DesignerDiva said...

Fabulous - just like it says on your card!!
Have a great holiday, I always take too many clothes and I always have to pay excess baggage! Love your resolution think I may join you on that one Avril
Hugs Laurie x

lisa said...

It certainly is a fabulous card, Avril, I adore your elegant lady, very Audrey Hepburn.
I know exactly what you mean about time flying by.
Hope you have a lovely, recharging holiday.
Hugs Lisax

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Totally elegant card Avril. Love the lady image - she reminds me of Audrey Hepburn, and the touch of red is stunning with the black and white.
Have a relaxing holiday - hope you're going somewhere sunny!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Rachelxx said...

What a fab card - love that image - so classy. A beautifully balanced CAS card :-)

Enjoy the holiday!

Zoechaos said...

Oh wonderful the Hepburn feel of the image is echoed in the style of the card, love it! XOXO Zoe

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card !! I love this image ,,, very stylish, and the sentiment is just perfect :-)

Hope you have a lovely holiday :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Mandi said...

Totally fabulous Avril
Love it!
Thank you so much
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More
ps Im with you on that packing thing. I do hubby, Mum and me when we go away. Because I do my own last I end up rushing my own bits! lol

Kathyk said...

Great card, fab image - enjoy your vacation wherever you are going

Kathyk

Sarah said...

Hi Avril, such an elegant card. Love the image, very chic. Thanks for joining us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

Cali said...

Very classy!
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Rita said...

I just love your card Avril. The stamp you have used is beautiful. Hugs Rita xx

Jenny said...

Brilliant card Avril, love that image.
Jenny x

Deb said...

your card is so beautiful Avril, love the image and great job with the heat embossing!
Enjoy your holiday! I too feel the same about time, I need to stick to a schedule instead of letting time run away with me!
happy crafting, Debxx

Susan said...

What a fabulous stamp!!! LOVE that image...and the card is pure elegance!

Sue said...

A very classy card. Love the image. Sue.x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Simply fabulous dahling!
Hugs, Sandra Take a peek at MY CARD here

Linby said...

This is such an elegant card - I love it.
Have a fab holiday.
Linbyx

Vicky said...

Fabulous Avril...and I love the CAS look hun...!

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck!

hugs Vicky xx

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Hi Avril, I do love this card, so elegant (you do elegant really well) as to taking your life back, if you work out how to do it can you please let me know? it would be much appreciated
Love Jenni xx