Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Less Is More Challenge...Week 12

Morning folks and what a difference a day makes...only in this neck of the woods....500 miles nearer the Arctic Circle than London....can it be scorching one day and blooming chilly the next but even I was surprised when I peeked out the window this morning at silly o'clock to see this......
crikey has it been SNOWING....it's not exactly a rare phenomonen for it to snow here in April and May but after focusing the sleepy eyes I realised its only the blossom fluttering down from the old Cherry Tree....
which I've been planning to prune back for years but I don't fancy the job of being up a ladder with a chainsaw and am still on the lookout for a very very nice man who does.....
But enough waffling on about our strange climate variations ...time to share a quickie card (in between alcohol inky sessions) for this week's Less Is More Challenge.....

Background: Unity Stamp Set....All You Need..stamped with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink
Hero Arts: H5312 - Silhouette Burst
Hero Arts: CL383 -Antique Engravings stamped onto Acetate and coloured with Alcohol Ink..Lettuce
Sentiment:  Unity Stamp Set...All You Need
Pearl coloured with Promarker....Hobby House

Off to look out the fleece and cosy scarf for our morning stroll and then back to the job in hand....it's going to be a "having lots of fun with configuration boxes" kind of a day   Catch up with you all tomorrow over at WOYWW and it's anybody's guess what will be on my workdesk.
Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add: how could I forget to tell you the most important news of the week.....Mr Vagabond The Second has arrived at The Papeterie so I will be on my way soon to go pick him up...let's hope he is better behaved than his older brother.


  1. morning Kath - gorgeous card, and the acetate butterfly is fab, especially with the pearls coloured with promarkers :)
    have a great day

  2. Oh my gosh, snow Kath! we are so far from you on the Isle of Wight, enjoying the wonderful, warm sunshine
    Will try to send it up to you
    Fantastic card, as always!
    Thanks so much
    Diva LIM
    Less is More

  3. A really beautiful card, Kath. I can see I still have SO much to learn about stamping & card making. I shall continue to follow you for further inspiration!

  4. Beautiful, beautiful work ! Your stamping and colouring is amazing ah and the butterfly.......gorgeous. Good luck with the V machine.


  5. I think Mandi has the same kind of 'snow' that you had on your lawn in the Isle of Wight too Kath!
    A super card as always, love the effect you created with the butterfly!
    Enjoy your week.
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  6. Morning Both.Your card is great Kath.Just wish i lived nearer to attend your days that you do.Pleased you haven't waited too long for your Vagabond fingers crossed this one is ok.
    Have a good day.
    Kathleen x

  7. love the dandelion seed head card - it's striking! My sister did the same as you the other night when she was leaving to go home - she shouted ' oh it's been snowing! ' we have the brother of your tree (and it HAS been pruned - lol) Have a good day, Mary G x

  8. My blossom has all gone now,but thats what my garden look like a week ago.Im more middle well on the edge in Liverpool,so my weather is kinder(sometimes) Lovely card Kath,fab image ang colour.
    Sue xx

  9. Just gorgeous as always.

  10. Beautiful card again Kath, enjoy your walk.Love Debbie x

  11. Gorgeous card Kath - as ever. Enjoy your new Vagabond, lets hope he's better behaved than his cousin!!

  12. Fabulous card , Kath, and a great link to it . You always make your blog fun to read
    Anne x

  13. Beautiful card..and hope you haven't eaten all 3 of those big Easter eggs!! Glad your new Vagabond has arrived!!

  14. Oh Kath, I love your cards! I've had to 'pin' a few to my Pinterest board to 'case'.

  15. I love that butterfly & the off-centre. This kind of LIM I might be able to manage. WOYWW - let me guess - Vagabond no 2 in for a test run.
    Similar weather here in Brecon & I had a numptie moment (I'll blame you for introducing that word into my vocabulary) when I put the storage heater in my craft room on last night - but forgot to set the input level- stone cold this morning. Thank goodness for an understanding husband who told me to put the convector element on as he saw me with the microwaveable heat bag around my neck!!.
    Paula (PEP)

  16. Wish I could justify a Vagabond but I simply can't right now!

    FABULOUS card loving the layout and images - Fabulous (did I say that already?!)


  17. Very stylish. Love the colours. x

  18. A super card Kath, the butterfly is fabby. x

  19. This is a beautiful card. I Love it :O) x

  20. Beautiful card I love it.. Chris xx

  21. Beautiful card Kath. Glad you machine has arrived, how it works better than the last! :)Hugs to Buddy.

  22. I just LOVE this card Kath.

    Hope your 2nd Vagabond stays and plays nicely in the Cubbyhole.

    Hugs, Sandra

  23. Gorgeous card Kath :0) Hope Vagabond the second behaves better for you look foward to seeing what you create :0)


  24. Hi Kath another brilliant card. Hugs x ChrisB

  25. A very gorgeous card Kath. Very elegant and understated. Delicious!

  26. Gorgeous card Kath, very elegant. Love the butterfly.

    Still looked nice when I took the dogs out about 6pm. But I needed sunglasses and gloves!!

    Kat xx

  27. Very pretty card...that butterfly is absolutely stunning!

  28. Love your card - we've got the same kind of snow here of the pink variety. I've 2 of those flowering cherries in my garden and what a waste of time they are they flower for one week only and no fruit... nothing... just blossom and leaves to pick up twice a year! If you get that chain saw out I've got job for you lol.

    Love Lynda xxx

  29. Fabulous creation KAth have fun with VB the second!

    Ali x

  30. A fabulous card. I love the acetate butterly - so beautiful. Sue.x

  31. Beautiful card Kath. Love the coloured pearls, my Promarkers wouldn't colour my pearls, you must have the knack x

  32. lovely card, the butterfly is gorgeous. XOXO Zoe