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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Cut It Out!

It's the weekend again and that means Less Is More. Thought it was tricky this week with the brief being to create a card with an aperture. Although that in itself is not difficult, the problem was coming up with something that had not already been done, and at the time of crafting, this hadn't. I'm also entering this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge which is 'Penguin Suit', in aid of Penguin Awareness Day. (yes really!)


So without further ado here is my effort.


A very simple creation this week made using a Marianne die, a Hobby Art sentiment and some ribbon from my stash. The white card is raised on sticky fixers and it was a real bugger trying to get the 'waste' piece between the bird's legs. Chrissie will no doubt admonish me for a floating branch, tee hee. I suppose I could have positioned the die so it was off the edge of the white card but birdy's tail would have been very near it too. Never mind eh, someone will like it I'm sure.

On a different subject altogether, I am pleased to report I have finished my decorating, Hurrah! It's taken me a fortnight on and off but I have done the entire ground floor of my house.

Yesterday I popped out to a jumble sale, such excitement I can tell you, as I last went to one in about 1975 when I was a Girl Guide. Seeing Vix's JS bargains spurred me on to find one in my area and I loved it. Alas no vintage finds but I purchased six items of clothing for the princely sum of £3!!! Most of it was for my 12 year old niece, who said 'Cool,Thanks!' and promptly donned one of the garments. (a shirt) Her mum said 'don't you want to wash it first?' but after a perfunctory sniff she decided it was clean enough
and went off shopping in it.

Here are some of my recent chazza shop buys.

Chain belt and bead necklace £1 each




Tan handbag ( A1 condition and matches my boots exactly!) £3

Looking forward to the telly tonight as the new BBC midwife drama is on, I enjoyed it last Sunday. Have a good week all and thanks for reading.

Fiona x



35 comments:

  1. Lovely projects, love your LIM card - monochrome is so classic

    Kathyk

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  2. Glad to hear you're finished with the decorating Fiona which must be a huge relief.
    Love that card and your aperture is a very clever one too, I'd never have thought of doing that with a die.
    Your charity bargains look fab too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx
    PS: Sorry to be missing but massive book-keeping workload is to blame!

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  3. I love this idea, it looks fabulous in black and white.
    I love your 'bargain' buys, especially the bag, it would go with my new boots too!
    Love Sheila x

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  4. Great card, I love black and white cards. Its so striking.
    Jo x

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  5. Love your card Fiona, very elegant. Like the bag too - what a great bargain! xx

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  6. Nice card and thanks for visiting me!
    Debby

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  7. Gorgeous card Fiona
    Margaret x

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  8. Super card... I love the simplicity and that's such a pretty ribbon!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  9. Excellent card ,very stylish.
    Diane
    P.s fab budget buys....love that bag!

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  10. Hi Fiona, This is gorgeous, I love the simple balance of your card, well done for getting the feet piece right :0) Great purchases too :0) Gay xxx

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  11. Beautiful card! Very striking and elegant. Love your bargain finds! Those are my colors too!!

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  12. I love that card, simple like me. I love the card you sent me too. Of course I have questions about it! The card blank, beautiful colour, what is it?
    The sentiment: sincere thanks, where's it from.
    I'm guessing you have some sort of machine?
    Loving the chazza bargains
    Jakix

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  13. Beautiful card, very stylish. Love all your bargains too. x

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  14. What a clever card Fiona and very effective in black and white (pleased to see Prudy celebrating penguin awareness day too!) You have a real eye for a bargain - love those necklaces and I've yet to meet a 12 year old who understands about laundry! Vicky x

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  15. Sueprb card Fiona
    Love the sentiment, it works perfectly
    What super buys you had too!

    Thank you very much
    amdni
    "Less is More"

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  16. sorry I saw how I'd typed my name!
    Mandi
    LIM

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  17. Wonderful silhouette and very striking design :) So glad you played with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  18. What a beautiful card Fiona.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  19. Such a beautiful card, love how the sentiment sits just right with it too.

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  20. Beautiful card & wow what bargains you got too :O) Viv xx

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  21. The birdy card is lovely, I have no problem with the floating branch! Nice charity shop finds too, and wow! Such a huge spend at your jumble, hahaha! I'm off to one on Saturday, and I'm organising one at school next month - that way, I get to rummage through first! xxxx

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  22. Fabulous card and what great bargains you found.
    Lynne xxx

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  23. I love this simple design & a gerat aperture. What fab bargains you found, that's a lovely bag. I'm following the BBC's new midwife drama as well & I'm really enjoying it.
    Sally x

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  24. Love the simplicity of your design, and wow that bag is a stunner for £3

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  25. A beautiful card, so elegant - very striking in black and white. Sue.x

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  26. This is gorgeous Fiona! And because og the ribbon, the branch doesn't look all that floaty!

    Love the charity shop finds...I donate to them alot, and recently got 2 pairs of M&S trousers for £1 each! :)
    Lizy x

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  27. Fiona, your card is just beautiful!! I love that die cut...and the sentiment looks great with it!

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  28. I love your bird on his floating branch, and I don't have a problem with it floating. I enjoyed the midwife programme too, really good. Have a good week. Maggie

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  29. Hola Fiona, simply and elegant, cleve idea Fiona, beautiful card!!!well done!
    Awarm hug from Palma

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