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Sunday, 12 June 2011

Less Is More

Hello, I'm back  and couldn't wait to start crafting again, so after getting all the washing and ironing out of the way, and a lot of pruning in the 'overgrown' garden,  I have made my card for this weeks LIM Challenge.  This weeks theme is One Layer Card  'In the Frame' and I have a few 'frame' stamps (this makes a change 'cause I'm ususally thinking have I got anything suitable!). This one is a Crafty Individuals stamp -and hasn't been inked up for quite a while - Girls Night Out - stamped in black and the 'girls' lightly coloured with Promarkers, and a little glitter on the necklaces and ear rings, the sentiment is Hero Arts.

I am always amazed when I check out the blog on a Saturday and see how many entries there are on the day!  and as yesterday was such a miserable day,  too wet and cold to go out, I had a crafting day and made my card. This morning was quite sunny, but by the time I got around to taking my pics - the rain had arrived again, and the glitter necklaces and earrings aren't really showing up.

I am also entering this card in Papertake Weekly challenge - Anything Goes
Do You Stack UP - Birthdays
Pennys Paper Crafty - Best Friends

We had  a fabulous holiday in Dubai, where the weather was very hot - 40 to 43 degrees!!!  I think we were getting used to it when it was time to come home - back to a chilly North East.  I haven't been warm in a week and we have had to put the heating back on!

DD is home for the summer, she is doing her 3rd year work placement with Boots -(when we were away I took a photo of one of the Boots shops in Dubai - apart from the Arabic writing on the shop front, its the same inside with the 3 for 2 offers and all the No.7 Makeup,) told her to get her CV sent off!!

Well that's it for now, hopefully will be back with another card tomorrow and a catch up in blog land.

Thanks for looking

Avril x


Lisa Jane said...

LOvely to see you back and with such a fab card ..that image is really striking
Lisa x

Beryl K said...

Lovely card - great image
Beryl x

CraftyB said...

wonderful card

Denise and Louise said...

Great card and I love that image. Thanks for joining us at DYSU xx

Ang C said...

A gorgeous card

Chrissie said...

Great card and perfect for this week's challenge.
We've got our heating on today too it was freezing!
Thanks so much for a terrific card.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Susan said...

What a great card! Love that image...and I love the bit of sparkle on the necklaces!
My Card

Suze Bain said...

Love the image, a fab card. xx


Fabulous card Avril - love the image. Hope you've had a great weekend - hugs, Sylvia xx

Suzilou said...

WOW what a fab stamp, really likeing this card, just lovely :)

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Terrific card!! love the image, missed you on here!!! good to see you back and creating again
Love Jenni xx

Netty said...

I have that stamp and never considered it for a card but after seeing yours, which is fab, will definitely use it this way. Thank you for the inspiration. Annette x

Debgem said...

That's such an elegant looking card - I do like the colours in the image.

Sounds like a great trip to Dubai!

Mary J said...

Hi Avril! So lovely to have you back! Bloomin' weather - where's our summer?!!

Love your card! The touch of colour is brilliant!

Emma said...

Good to see you back and what a card to return with!! Love it ~ it's stunning!
Hope you had a lovely holiday!
Love Emma xx

Pauline said...

This is wonderful, a great image!

lisa said...

I'm so glad you had a great holiday. Those temperatures sound wonderful, Summer is but a distant memory here now isn't it!!
Love your card, they remind me of those Boots Ads, Here Come The Girls!!
Lovely to have you back.
Hugs Lisax

Jenny said...

Hi Avril this is such a fab image that needs to take centre stage on a card, adorable card. Love how you've shaded it and added glitz n glamour too :)
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Welcome home Avril! I've just realised that my bog roll thingy didn't update to show me your last couple of posts so I missed them - so sorry! This card is fabulous and perfect for the challenge. It will be nice for you to have your DD home for your birthday. xx

Mandi said...

Fantastic card, love that image
Glad you had a good holiday, bt too hot for me out there!
Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Juls said...

gorgeous and stylish card!! Loving it!!! Hugs Juls

Courtney said...

What a great card Avril! Thanks for joining in on our “Best Friends” Challenge. Good Luck!!


Disp6194 said...

What a fabulous card Avril! That image is so fun :) Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly!

Jules said...

Hi Avril

I am pleased you had a good holiday .. .. it is always good to get back to all the crafty stash for a play isn't it?

But not so good to have to meet up with the washing machine and the ironing board.

Your card is gorgeous and I love the sentiment too.

Love Jules xx

Aileen said...

Super image for your card. Your holiday sounds fab. x

sasa said...

what a great image with such bold colours!
Sarah at 194

Lisa A. said...

What a cool and pretty card...lovely ladies and lovely coloring:)!!

Manuela said...

What a great card. Love the image.
Many thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenges and Good Luck.

princesskitten said...

Such a glam image

kitten DYSU team