Saturday, 30 June 2012

A great big Less is More thank you!

Well this is rather a late entry from me as it's been quite a day here... (more about that at the end of the post.) I was so excited to see that the challenge at Less is More today is to make a card inspired by the blog's lovely header and also that Kim S, whose work I've admired for ages, is guesting! My card is dedicated to the brilliant Chrissie and Mandi, who work tirelessly to make this challenge such a fun and friendly one - thank you ladies! Come and see it:


I've always admired the LIM header with its flourishes, flowers and musical score and the colour scheme is beautifully understated too. I knew just which stamps I'd use to recreate the feel - out came my Music Notes wheel, my Apothecary Art set and my Sincere Salutations sentiment set! Here's a reminder of the header:


... and here's a close-up of the detail on the card:


First, I heat embossed the sentiment and cut it out with the Decorative Label punch, then mounted it onto Brushed Gold card stock and cut just outside the shape to create a mat. This was attached to a textured black card stock strip and decorated with punched gold flowers and rhinestones. Next, I wheeled the Music Notes across a Whisper White panel. The beautiful frondy flowers on one of the Apothecary Art stamps were added by colouring the rubber with a Basic Black marker and using a stamp-a-majig to position it where it was needed. Finally, the sentiment was added to the front of the white panel and it was attached to the card front.

Here's what you'll need to make this card:
Stamps: Apothecary Art, Music Notes wheel, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Basic Black
Card stockWhisper White, Brushed Gold, Basic Black textured
Other: Decorative label punch, Itty Bitty punch set, Basic Rhinestones, versamark, clear embossing powder, heat tool, Stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.


Would you believe I was halfway through making today's card when my husband came in from a bike ride with my youngest son, blood everywhere, babbling about an accident. My lovely son was still smiling but minus half of his two front teeth, and two minutes later we were on our way to the emergency dentist and I was hearing all about the magnificent dive over the handlebars! He really was so brave while being patched up but unfortunately one of his teeth was shattered vertically and will need quite a bit of treatment. So it looks as if I'll be continuing to live at the dentist for the forseeable future - but with some excellent company this time!

Hope you're having a great weekend. I shall be back tomorrow with an exciting announcement, so do come back then!

Hugs,

59 comments:

  1. Simply stunning Vicky, I love the itty bitty blossoms and the fab gold rimmed label. Beautiful!

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  2. Oh no ...poor thing!! Gosh that must have been a shock when they burst through the door. I hope he's comfortable and not in pain.

    Stunning card...this would take the prize for being the closest copy of the graphics for sure :0)
    Jenny x

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  3. Just beautiful Vicky...love it!
    sounds like you had "fun" today hope the dental treatment goes well
    suzi b xx

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  4. Beautiful card! Your poor son, and poor you for having to be so brave - I would have been a wreck, can't stand teeth! M x

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  5. Goodness me - boys eh? Mine's 19 today and he hasn't improved with age - he still gets into scrapes!
    You card is stunning - you have captured the essence of the LIM banner perfectly - Jacqueline xx

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  6. Aw poor lad, I really do hope they can save the tooth but I expect it`s very painful. Don`t kids give you nightmares sometimes lol?
    Oh yes..your card is stunning Vicky. You always make the most fabulous cards but you`ve outdone yourself this week.
    Lynne xxx

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  7. Gorgeous Vicky, you truly do an amazing job each week. Carole xox

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  8. Gorgeous! I was just getting ready to play that challenge myself! LOVE your take on it, just fabulous!

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  9. Really beautiful. Hope your son isn't too battered and bruised.

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  10. Beautifully done Vicky - it looks very classy.

    Gill x

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  11. WOw Vicky this is absolutely exceptional
    i LOVE LOVE LOVE your card
    Thank you for all those lovely words
    All the best t your son, bless him. I did similar to my front tooth as a kid, so a crown for me. However that was a hundred years ago, now they are so much for effective
    Thanks so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  12. What a fantastic case Vicky I love it. I love all the cards you've made with the apothecary set:) Your son sounds very brave and will no doubt entertain his friends with a highly embellished version of his fall!
    Val x

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  13. Hola vicky, so sorry to read about your son, i think what fright!!!is the life with chidrens, i hope he is better soon.
    OOOh my friend, fantastic inspiration for your card, FANTASTIC!!!! i love your design, the flowers, the label, all is perfect, a great job as every week Vicky, you're an inpiration for me.
    A hug from the melted island

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  14. Wow, the card is awesome, so clever. I bet there will be some beautiful entries this week. So, so sorry to read about your poor son, that sounds awful. The things children put us through! Hope he's feeling better soon, and I hope you've calmed down from the shock.

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  15. Such a wonderful card! I love your arrangement, so perfect :)
    Hugs Elin

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  16. Inspiration can be found everywhere, this card is perfect! Hope dentists there are cheaper than those here !

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  17. Fabulous take on the challenge, a super card.

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  18. Stunning card Vicky and what a clear take on LIM heading...sorry to hear about your son hopefully the dentist will sort his poor teeth out

    Anne

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  19. Scrummy, scrummy, scrummy!!!! Love it Vicky. x
    (oh and falsies are best -I mean the teeth.....LOL - Lost almost all my top ones now cos when I was in my early 20's I was hit in the face with a hockey ball.... five years later I retired from lunatic sports and took up the gentle hobby of lawn bowls...... and there's a lot of false teeth about there so I'm right at home!!!!! LOL)

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  20. Hi Vicky
    This is so.... GOOD !!!!!! love it ...so sory about your son ...hope he will be ok.....
    A little tip to stop bleeding in the mouth is spoonfull of Sugar...that was one of my Mums Remedies...i know its a bit late for that now...but it Does work.....Thanks Mum....
    Hugs Sylvie
    xxxx
    You make me speechless every time i see your cards.....and that is unusual for me !!! lolxxx

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  21. Hi Vicky
    your car has to be the winner!!!!!! for sure
    Hugs Sylvie
    xx

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  22. Oh boy, seems like you've had a right day! Still, your card is superb. Hugs, Buttons x

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  23. GORGEOUS card.

    So sorry to hear of your sons nosedive over the handlebars - hope he doesn't find the remedial treatment too bad

    Kathyk

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  24. Beautiful card, so well done! I had thought to use the Apothecary Art set with the Music Notes wheel but couldn't think how to work them together — great to see how you did it. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  25. that is a BRILLIANT recreation of the logo Vicky - so much like it but with a fabulous twist!

    Sorry to hear about your son - hope he's OK.

    Tara
    x

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  26. Your poor son! Can't believe he came in smiling but it says a lot about his courage. Hope they can rectify the damage and that he won't be in too much pain.
    Your card is one of your best and I've been visiting your blog since November 2011 now! Everything is in perfect proportion, the detail is exquisite and the colours spot on! What an absolutely brilliant thank you card for Chrissie and Mandi!

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  27. Absolutely stunning, Vicky. I love the apothecary set of stamps, and they work so well with the others you used. Simply gorgeous!
    Your poor boy. What am awful ordeal for him. I hope he isn't in any pain and his dentist does a good job on his teeth x

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  28. Just 100% perfect Vicky! I love it.

    Hope the shock is subsiding now too - here's to a successful repair and many more smiles!

    Di
    xx

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  29. Oh my goodness Vicky, yur heart must have missed a beat to be told there'd been an accident, bless him for being so brave. How clever are you! I had an idea what I could do and then saw someone else had used the same image, I need to have a rethink me thinks .hope the rest of your weekend is incident free, Julie.x

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  30. Beautiful and gorgeous. Love it, I must put this set on my list. Simply stunning. Hugs

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  31. Beautiful card - I love the layout, stamping and touch of gold - so classy!
    You sound like you were very calm during your ordeal , I'd be a complete mess! I hope it all get's fixed without pain and hopefully not too much money!

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  32. LOVE this card, Vicky! LOVE the stamping and the sentiment and the music and the bling! Understated but oh so ELEGANT!

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  33. Stunning - I thought it was the blog banner at first and had to look to see the differences - what a great job!

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  34. A great card. So close to the original, yet different.
    Sorry to hear about your son. How is he?Children are so resilient perhaps I should ask how are you? When my son was young he had an accident with his teeth, the next day I was a wreck but he insisted he had to go to school to show his mates his teeth. Take care

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  35. Thank you for our kind words!! Lovely, lovely card!! I am so glad you got the music in there...I wanted to so badly but couldn't make it work.

    So how did you react to the blood. My boys always seem to react better than I do!

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  36. Love what you've done with this card, has quite an elegant feel to it. It's never dull in a household with children in it, hope your son recovers well. Helen (Sydney)

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  37. WOW - what a beautiful card Vicky. It's superb.
    Sorry to hear about your son. Hope the dentist can fix him up without too much pain and stress.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  38. Love your card especially the flowers sticking out from behind the sentiment. Hope your son is OK!

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  39. Beautiful work such a great case of the original.
    Linbyx

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  40. Hello Vicky

    A beautiful, elegant and so classy card - I love it.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  41. What a beautiful card Vicky. I love seeing everything you come up - very inspirational.

    So sorry to hear about your son's accident, I hope the treatment will not be too bad for him.... and you!

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  42. Fabulous card as usual Vicky ! oh dear your poor son, I remember when my daughter came home with all loose front teeth from jumping her horse arghhh kids!....oooh can't wait for the exciting announcement now too:) Viv xx

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  43. Fabulous card Vicky, your interpretation is perfect. Oh, the joys of having children, hope the treatment goes okay. xx

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  44. Oh Vicky, so sorry to hear about your son, it sounds really nasty but he was very brave, bless him. I hope he gets his teeth repaired without too much discomfort and trips to the dentist :)

    Your card is beautiful, love the monochrome colour scheme. It's very elegant!

    Have a lovely evening xx

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  45. Gorgeous card as always :) Hope son is ok, my son managed to get his knocked virtually out but he pushed it straight back in, which fortunatly saved his tooth, kids eh :) xx

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  46. This has to be one of the most beautiful cards ever ! I love the perfect balance you have achieved with the stamping and black card - just lovely ! Sorry to hear about your son; I do hope all goes well for him with the dentist - they are amazing nowadays and though it will take time it will be sorted !!! Jane x

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  47. Lovely card, Vicky, so elegant.

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  48. Hi Vicky, fantastic take. Love all the details, just great!
    Hugs Claudia

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  49. First your card is stunning - so elegant and a perfect CASE of the LIM logo.

    Second, I'm sorry to hear of your son's accident. I do hope that he's feeling a bit better today. I know you've a lot of treatment ahead, but he'll dine out on that story forever!!!

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  50. Vicky, you really nailed that header! Beautiful, just beautiful! I went over the handlebars of my bike when I was 12 and broke my front teeth. Hopefully the repair work won't involve too much time or pain.

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  51. Oh my! This is wonderful, Vicky. I love your gorgeous card. Sorry to hear about your son's accident. Ann Y.

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  52. This is AMAZING and is sure to win, Vicky! I had to do a double take as it really looked like the header for a second there! FABULOUS!!!! :)

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  53. Oh Vicky your poor son how awful and how brave hope all goes well at the dentist. My youngest appeared a few weeks ago on his birthday covered in cuts and a huge gash in his hand all very brave and nonchalant needed four stitches ( he walked through a glass door ) he is enjoying regaling friends and family with his tale, I of course nearly had a heart attack when I saw him. I wish him a quick recovery ( your son I mean ) what a fabulous card and fantastic take in the theme. Beautiful and elegant a very stylish card indeed.

    Marie

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  54. Beautiful card. Great layout, fabulous stamps, I love everything about it. xx

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  55. WOW Vicky; your card is gorgeous. Absolutely stunning. I really love how you used the Apothecary stamp, very clever. All of the pieces are so wonderfully placed; at first glance I thought it was one stamp. In fact if people don't read how you pieced it together, they won't even know its not a single stamp. Fabulous card Vicky!! I hope you get ShoCASed this week, you deserve it!!

    Carole

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  56. Goodness what a nasty shock, I do hope all goes well with the dental work. your card is stunning I love the dramatic black mat, it sets the design off beautifully.
    .....now hide the bikes and wrap children in cotton wool.....if only we could :0)

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  57. A perfect interpretation of the logo. This has given me inspiration.

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  58. I love the layout. A beautiful card!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x