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Saturday, 26 March 2011

Less Is More # 8 - A Sketch

Hello everyone, I hope you have had a good Saturday so far.  Mine started wonderfully with the qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix - yaaaaaaay FORMULA ONE IS BACK!!

Thursday night the strip light in our kitchen went phut, with a pop and a flash.  Last night saw me scrabbling up a step ladder to change the starter motor but that didn't make any difference so today we toddled off to the local DIY store to buy a new tube.  Who knew there could be so much choice?!  Anyhoo, we managed to get one and get it home in the car in one piece - what a daft idea to put a glass tube in a cardboard sleeve but leave the ends open!  Then came the Challenge Annika moment when Toad had to get the cover off the light, remove the old tube and insert the new one.  Last time we had to do it there had been a lot of huffing and puffing as the builders who had installed the light apparently only had one screw left to fix it to the ceiling!  But, not to worry, success!  I am now cooking dinner in a properly lit kitchen rather than ferreting about by candlelight like last night.

With that job done I thought I'd have a go at this week's LESS IS MORE challenge.  This time, Chrissie and Mandi have come up with a sketch for us to have a play with, and the instruction that it should be a tall and thin card, like a DL or similar.  Unfortunately my card came out looking a bit like me - not tall enough and not thin enough!  But it isn't square, so I hope it still counts.


This little bunny was a freebie stamp with a magazine last year (or it might have even been the year before), painted with distress inks and then I used Nestie classic circles and the out of the box technique for its ears.  Papers are from old pads that have long since lost their covers so no information there.  Sentiment is Hero Arts and stamped in Memento Rich Coco for a slightly softer look than black.

Right, got to dash, can smell something burning so dinner must be nearly ready!

Hugs, Sxx

44 comments:

Debbie said...

What a sweet little rabbit, I have just made a card with one on too....could it be nearly Easter do you think!! Debbiexx

sharingthepassion said...

super cute card love it

ali x

Chrissie said...

We would have liked it a bit taller and a bit skinnier as it alters the necessary positioning and proportion of the elements within the card... but it is a cutie!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

cebelica said...

Awww, so cute!!!

Jan said...

Fab card xx Jan

Erica said...

Everythng works on this card and it's adorable

Mandi said...

Hi Squirrel
WE particularly wanted tall and thin this week. I'm tall not thin lol
It's a super cute card and so glad you entered it
mandi

Faith A said...

Just perfect

Kathyk said...

Not so much a DL card but then ...... I'm short for my weight too!!!! Lovely card and super image

Kathyk

Lynne said...

Such a cute card. Gorgeous bunny.
Lynne xxx

Claire x said...

This is beautiful - I love it!. Hugs, Claire x

Debgem said...

Might be a different shape, but it's still a lovely card. I do like the bunny!

Line´s world said...

Oh how cute...this card is great!
hugs Line

Susan said...

That little bunny is just adorable!! Lovely card!

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Gorgeous image and a lovely card, well done.
Maureen.......x

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie love your gorgeous card the bunny is sooooo cute & your colouring is fabulous as always hun. I agree about them boxes for the tubes it always puzzles me I had to buy a new one for my craft room a couple of months ago & when I picked it up the tube fell through it didnt break but I put it back & got another one just incase lol.
Thank you soooo much for your comments hun they really do mean the world to me shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Such a cute card. I particularly love that sentiment stamp. The letters are beautiful. Hope that doesn't make me too much of an anorak. Lx

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel. What a cute bunny, beautifully coloured.

Kat xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a cute card really made me smile.

Anne

Jo said...

Isn't that bunny just the cutest? I love your card, made me smile. Jo x

kelly said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh this little guy is super cute!!

Kelly xx

Sheila said...

Great card - love the out of the box technique with the ears and your painting is fantastic. Seems we use the same dinner bell. :)

JeNjOy said...

Love the bunny image, so cute.
jenjoy x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Cute card even if it's not strictly the right shape!
Hugs, Sandra

Aussie Loz said...

very cute Squirrel! will have to join in these challenges I think.. all I can be bothered these days are less is more cards!! Mojo def vacationing hehe ♥

Sheila said...

I've awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find the details at my blog:
http://crazylovingit.blogspot.com/
Scrappy hugs!

Jackie said...

Very cute card, I love it :)
Jackie xx

Caroline Hallett said...

Very sweet card, and perfect for this time of year

Delphine said...

Not as tall and thin as your next card (no, I can't tell the future, I am just behind with my comments:-)), but extremely lovely too! Adorable image and your fab colouring:-)! Wonderful! Hugs Delphine xx

nicky said...

What a cutie your bunny is .
Nicky

Kaz said...

Cooking by candle light.....how romantic of you Squirrel! Great card too, love the way you have cut around his ears, such a cute little bunny.
Hugs
Kaz xx

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous, cute as a button
Anne x

Aileen said...

Cute card. x

Samantha said...

Oh you rebel! But it's fabby x

Suze Bain said...

How cute is that bunny. Fab colouring. x

Hazel said...

Sweet card x

pickle said...

aww squirrell this is super cute.
Kerry x

Lizy said...

Awww what a lovely Easter card! I have this stamp too...may have to dig it out! You've coloured it in so lovely too!
Lizy x

caroline said...

Such a cutie this little rabbit! well done!
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massofhair said...

VeRy VeRy cute card:-)

Curlybear said...

OMGosh how cute is this little rabbit, and so beautifully coloured,I love the pink Damask paper too Is very elegant,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Tasha said...

Oh this is totally adorable, super sweet design and the image is adorable
love tasha xx

Cheryl said...

Adorable! Your image is so sweet, and such beautiful coloring...

Zippy said...

A really cute card, adore the colours and the image is soooo cute! xxxx

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