Thursday, 19 June 2014

Less is More week 176-one layer

Evening all, gosh it seems ages since I posted a card but the days have just whooshed by, as Darnell would say :)
Last week I was busy practising for our show at the Highgate summer fair which was a great success. We were very well received, a large audience and lots of people coming up afterwards saying how much they had enjoyed our set :) We are busy practising again now for our big concert on July 5th at St Mary's uni in East London.
Tuesday I had a dental appointment as a crown had fallen out and I was a bit worried that my wisdom tooth was loose.Anyway to cut a long story short I am now minus two teeth!!! A complete medieval practice but it didn't hurt and have not been in pain since although I had to have a couple of days on baby food! Back to normal today.
This week's challenge over at Less is More is as follows:

Once more it's One Layer Card time and
 the title of our challenge is 

I used some old SU two step stamps but I don't know the name and the reeds from the Wetlands set. The sentiment and dragonfly are from a SeeDee set. The lighting wasn't good so I've shown two photos as the dragonfly with the glitter looks a totally different colour!

I've been busy playing with Craft Artist and making some scrapbook pages of Charlie using an out of the frame technique which is cool, come and see:

I also made a card for Dom to give Jim for Father's day and as he is into his shed and gardening I went with this:

I had a beach chalet stamp and used it to create the shed adding the side to give perspective and embossed it for texture. This is where the SU hardwood stamp would have come in useful :) The wall is a TH ef.

Sorry for the overlong post I should have told you to settle down with a cuppa or a glass of vino:)
Ooh and I nearly forgot, I was showcased this week at Less is More, so exciting!! 
See you all soon


Aquarius said...

Well you have been busy - love the one layer card, such pretty stamps and colours. Clever out of the frame technique - must investigate this on CA.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Love your pretty scene - it's just perfect.
Thanks for taking part
Less is More

Unknown said...

Pretty card Val - the two photos look so different!!! Gorgeous scrapbook pages of Charlie, love the out of the frame look - it's really effective. Glad you're back to "normal" food now.......hope that includes a drink or two!!! lol

Karen x

PS Well done on being showcased at LIM

Viv said...

Oooh Val what a beautiful card and great stamping too.Love the fathers day card and the OOF digi work is fabulous. Love seeing Charlie again. Glad the show went well, hope you didn't get wet!Oh dear not good with the teeth problems but glad it's all sorted now at least.Good luck for the next concert now too :) hugs Viv xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful cards, love the fresh look on the first one. Super photos as well.
Yvonne x

Chrissie said...

This is a great card Val and your photo manipulation is awesome... totally beyond me!
We will be singing the Dream of Gerontius in St Mary's Portsmouth next Saturday and I'll be going to the craft show in Portsmouth on the Sunday... will you be around then?
It would be nice to catch up again!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your cards Val and what lovely pictures of Charlie..


Rosemary said...

your LIM card is just wonderful, val and those layouts and your grandson are so adorable!! fun card you created for your hubby!

Darnell said...

Fantastic creations covered in this post, Val! I enjoyed it all, although I am sorry to hear about your toofs!! Congratulations on last weeks' showcase! I hadn't even seen that (it whooshed right past me!), so I'm glad you mentioned it! Well done!! Hugs, Darnell

Anne said...

Lovely one layer card Val and your Craft Artist pages are amazing!
Thanks so much for joining us again this week at Less is More
LIM Designer

Linda said...

Such a pretty card .... great off the edge design
Linda xx
LIM Guest Designer

G Peplow said...

Woah!! Looks like I have a lot to catch up on Val you have been a busy bunny :D
Love the Father's day card and Charlie's having a whale of a time in that little house, nice LO. In fact Charlie looks fab in all his photo's good job!!!
Your LIM card is gorgeous, I love the purple flowers :D Gay xx

G Peplow said...

p.s I nearly forget congratulations on being showcased at LIM, brilliant news :D x

Shirley said...

I guess you've been busy!! So much to love. I really like your beautiful dragon fly with flowers, how you used Charlie's photos to make a lovely memory pages. The OTB treatment for both. Dom's card will be cherished too! and Love that wall and garden shed too! Beautiful keepsakes!

Diane said...

Wonderful post, love the pictures and cards.

Hugs Diane


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