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Saturday, 17 October 2015

Less is More week 246 - Theme

This is the first time for ages that I've taken part in a challenge as I was accumulating so many cards and I do like to make personalised cards for friends and family. Anyway after my crafty refurb I thought I'd get back in the groove and of course it had to be a LIM card! Here is the criteria:

Autumn has decidedly started to make an appearance here in the UK.
There's a definite nip in the air and the trees are really starting to show off their autumnal beauty! 
There were some lovely cards in our gallery reflecting this last week too.
On to this week and our theme is simply
MASCULINE

I double checked and it doesn't specify birthday so I thought I'd make a Christmas card, come and see:


I used a new MB die and the freebie stamps that came with Creative Stamping magazine this month which are lovely.

I have a couple more cards to show you, the first is another pop up box baby card for my friend's great neice


This was a card for my talented goddaughter using the cute House Mouse.


An anniversary card for my OH which it seems was our
 Sapphire ( 45 )


Finally I mentioned in my last post that I was going on the BB afternoon tea tour and thought I'd show you a couple of photos, we were so lucky with the weather, great afternoon! We had front seats upstairs.





Now it wouldn't be right not to show you Phoebe!! Here she is looking gorgeous 


And here is proud grandad with his best friend Charlie :o)


Sorry it's been photo heavy that's the trouble when I don't post regularly!




16 comments:

Neets B said...

Loving your masculine Christmas card. I love wintry scenes and this one is lovely, like the frame and the texture of the dies. And wow, that afternoon tea looked amazing, I could polish that off right now!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Laurie Unger said...

Your top card is just gorgeous! All of them are!

Meggymay said...

Love all your beautiful cards, the first one realy caught my eye with the lovely scene for Christmas. Super photos as well.
Yvonne xx

Aquarius said...

Thanks for sharing your photos - the bus trip looks as if it was a good choice - lots of cake yummm! you've been busy with lots of cards too - the Christmas one is very smart - might look out for that mag even though I'm trying to stay away from newsagents!!

Karen B said...

What a great array of cards (and cakes!!!) but my favourite is the Christmas card for the LIM challenge - gorgeous.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Alison C said...

I had to stop and admire your Christmas card. Such a peaceful, pretty scene. Also love the anniversary card.

Rosemary said...

your LIM card is fabulous, val!! you are definitely the queen of the pop up box... I bet your friend's great niece loved it!! thanks so much for sharing the photos of the grands... little Phoebe is adorable!

Kathyk said...

FAB makes and pix

Popped across from LIM

Kathyk

baileyrosy.com said...

Valerie wow !!!! What gorgeous cards especially the LIM card so beautifully done as for the pop up box amazing ! I just can't get my head or hands for that matter around them this is fantastic. I felt very nostalgically seeing that London bus they never looked like that when I lived there how wonderful. As for your grand daughter she is positively divine as is Charlie.

Marie

Pia S said...

So many lovely cards! I think your Christmas card is spot on for the LIM masculine challenge, it's a fantastic wintery scene...

Loll said...

Your masculine Christmas card is gorgeous Val!! And love your other cards too ... that pop-up box --- ADORABLE!!

And your tea cakes look yummy ... bet it was lots of fun. And great pics of Phoebe ... and the family. xx

Chrissie said...

What a fab Christmas card for a chap Val the scene is gorgeous!
Your pics are fabulous and Phoebe is a little poppet!
Proud Granny!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Lovely to 'see' you again Val.
What a gorgeous winter scene and it is perfect for a masculine challenge!
Thank you for joining us
Anne
"Less is More"

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Wow you have been super busy and posting some awesome and beautiful photos.
I got so carried away I forgot to note the card so had to pop back! Simply awesome too! brilliant snow scene and a perfect take on our masculine challenge. thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Viv said...

Wow so many beautiful creations Val, loving all of them esp. the amazing LIM one!Oooh those cakes look yummy. Aww and such a cute photo of Phoebe too, doesn't she look like Charlie.Belated Happy Sapphire Anniversary too if I forgot to say earlier...we are 2 years behind you I think lol ;) Viv xx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous photos of the beautiful Phoebe and handsome Charlie! Your cards are wonderful! I LOVE the one that you have done with the Creative Stamping free stamps. They are looking for people to submit their cards for the readers gallery, and I am sure that Amy would snap this one up! It is Stunning! The Creative Stamping facebook page has details x

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