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Sunday, 17 April 2011

3 Cards, 3 Challenges, 1 Post


And a happy sunny Sunday afternoon guys!  Hope this finds you all feeling fine and full of Spring joy, and if you are unwell, I send you big warm get well soon hugs.

Less Is More - Week 11 - Acetate
Now, I have to make it clear here, I love the LESS IS MORE challenges ...... but, when I saw this week's challenge, I nearly cried.  I absolutely HATE acetate, I loathe and despise the stuff with a passion!  However, I was not prepared to duck out of the challenge so here is a very simple card using as little acetate as I could get away with ........

Very straightforward, two layers of textured cardstock, EK Success retro flower punch for the pink and the acetate which is offset over the base flower, Card Candy for flower centres, a few pearls and a Hero Arts sentiment!

Lili Of The Valley - Challenge 92 - Happy Birthday
This little card for the LILI OF THE VALLEY challenge happened by accident.  I had the urge to play with a stamp, and as I already had the Basic Grey Marjorlaine papers out on the workdesk, this is what happened....

Thought I would sneak this one into the CRAFTY CATZ CHALLENGE too for their theme of Furry Friends.
Little Acorn has to be one of the sweetest of the recent LOTV animal releases, but it is a close call as they are all gorgeous.  Painted with distress inks, layered on DCWV cardstock and Doodlebug paper and then lashing of Basic Grey papers.  Card Candy and a LOTV sentiment to finish.

Last But Not Least
This little Easter card came about because we received one in the post yesterday from Toad's brother and his wife.  Marianne had used this Magnolia cross, which reminded me that I had the same stamp buried in my Tilda box so I had to dig it out as it is perfect for Easter.


Distress inked again, the Basic Grey papers that were out and begging to be used, and a Penny Black sentiment.

You may be relieved to know that this is the last you will hear from me this week post wise, I've got a frantic four days at work this coming week (my boss is away now and I'm away when she comes back) but I hope to still be able to snatch half an hour in the mornings to pop over and see what you are all up to.

Hugs Sxx



40 comments:

Michele Spera said...

Oh such pretty cards!!Totally love that bunny:-) really Nice paper colors:-)
Nice job
XMicheleX

Clare said...

Well you have been a busy little Squirrel today haven't you hun. Beautiful cards, i love little acorn, he is so cute. Got to admit i brought a couple of LOTV cuties this morning!!!. Sorry to hear you have a mad 4 days ahead darlin. Just think "bank holiday, bank holiday!!!". Big hugs gorgeous girl. Hugs Clare xxx

Aj* said...

Love them all !


Im in your mad corner, easter fund raiser here next sunday, hope to raise over £1000 on isle to go towards the costs of us hosting tall ships for 3 days during this years tall ships race, just hovering above that all out frantic omg loads still to be done stage. Tis nice out today, took a box of mini easter baskets I'd made, outside with a box of ribbon and embellies and soaked up the sun while I pimped the girls baskets up.


Aj.

Debs said...

Lovely cards Squirrel, I took one look at the LIM challenge and it was a definite no from me. I'll join in one week though! I love your LOV card. Can't wait for Friday, the secretary at work was off ill last week and she is off on holiday this week so I have to do her work as well as my own. Debs xx

Vicky said...

They are all gorgeous hun...

hugs Vicky xx

Caroljenks said...

Fab cards Squirrel - I did laugh at your acetate quandary! Gorgeous flowers :)

Beautiful Little Acorn too - you have coloured him to perfection!

And your Easter card is lovely - beautiful image and perfect for Easter.

Have a good week in work and then a good few days off - I'm off that week too - pity we live so far away from each other!!!

Hugs, Carol x

Victoria said...

gorgeous cards

Sorry not visited in a while family illness etc etc

Vicky x

Jenny said...

Love how you've used the acetate flowers. A sweet CAS card :)
Jennie x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Busy girl ! Lovely cards and fab acetate flowers pesky little thing , super colours too.

Marie

Fluffles said...

You've been busy! Beautiful cards, all three & all so very different. Jx

Tracy said...

Wonderful creations Squirrel, I love the LOTV image, great designs too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Three cards...and I thought I was good doing two....and I get the feeling you dont like acetate..lol..the only thing I dont like about it is when I've cut it out I cant see it...and loose it..lol..great cards hun! love the little bunnie, the papers are fabulous with the branch he's sitting on, and you did a great job with the ACETATE!!!Lovely little cross too. at first I thought is was a Meljen Design..
Have a great evening...[or day]I'm lost..
Luv CHRISSYxx

Hello From Texas said...

LOL - Squirrel, you are not alone in your dislike of acetate. I dislike the stuff as well.

However, your card is wonderful. Simple and clean; just what the challenge calls for.

Love your other cards as well; especially the adorable LOTV bunny in a nest. I have to see if I bought that one or if I need to place an order. ;)

TFS
Carole

cebelica said...

These are very pretty!

Chrissie said...

Super cards Squirrel, and your aversion to acetate doesn't show in this fabby card!
Thanks for rising to our challenge and not just opting out this week... the sign of a true LIMette!!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

TAM said...

Wow you've been a busy bee today - three great cards

Delphine said...

3 cards in a post... a dream to me... something I will never be able to achieve!!! And they are all gorgeous! Your colouring of the LOTV image is fantastic (please remember I am watching the space LOL), and it is just so adorable... And I love your use of acetate, very clever! Hugs Delphine xx

Rufus said...

Yup, we're all watching that space, coming soon! 3 great cards, love the bunny! Sorry to hear that I won't be getting my Squirrel fix for 4 days. Hope it's not as bad as your thinking it will be.
Hugs,
R/

Kristel said...

These are really marvelous cards Squirrel! Looks so great!
Hugs Kristel

Jackie said...

3 beautiful cards Squirrel, I love them all :o)
Jackie xx

Mary J said...

They are all so wonderful, Squirrel!!

Wishcraft said...

All gorgeous cards Squirrel. Love your LiM card - fab design and great colours... the acetate's not much fun though is it?! Hope your week isn't too hectic :o) Lisa x

Karina said...

Wonderful cards, Squirrel. The second one with this cute LOTV image is my fave. You have coloured this cutie so lovely and the layout is fabulous.
Hugs, Karina

Mandi said...

Im so impressed you didn't just not join in this week Squirrel, I would have wussed out having such a dislike to the 'A' word!!
FAB card, you;d never tell you didn't like it
Thanks so much
mandi
Less is Mroe

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fab. cards Squirrel - love all of them, and you have done an amazing job with the acetate challenge at LIM.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a happy week - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Susan said...

Squirrel, you've really been busy! Three fabulous cards!

kay said...

fabuolous trio of cards squirrel,x

Rosietoes said...

Lovely cards Squirrel. :)

The wee bunny in the acorn one is just so cute - thank you for joining with us at LOTV this week.

Edna x :)

GoonerGirl said...

Beautiful cards..Chrissieann x

Lynne said...

Three fabulous cards.
Lynne xxx

carol said...

lovely cards, thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFTYCATZ, x carol

Michelle said...

fabulous cards xx

Mina said...

gorgeous cards S, each so different and so beautifully made...love em
Mina xxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!! Gorgeous!! I just love your cards!! Beautiful images and design.

Suze Bain said...

Great LIM card, I used as little acetate as I could get away with too! x

Stamps and Paper said...

You have certainly been a very busy girl....all lovely cards...but just adore the LOTV image...

Anne

Aileen said...

Love the design of your lim card. x

Jose said...

Lovely cards
Jose

Kaz said...

Great solution to the acetate challenge!
I just adore that iccle squirrel in his acorn shell, stunning colouring as always. Loads of yummy papers on your cards too.
Have a great Easter!
Hugs
Kaz xx

Zippy said...

Stunning cards hun, love the bunny! Stunning colours and papers and as always, perfect colouringxxxx

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