Saturday, 11 February 2012

Patriotic Stripes

It's Saturday already and that means 'Less Is More', this week the girls would like to see STRIPES on a one layer card. As Her Maj celebrated 60 years as our monarch this week I decided to go with a red, white and blue colour scheme in her honour.

I don't have any stripey stamps so I asked my friend Eunice (two doors down) if she could oblige. As usual she came up trumps with a Hero Arts set and I selected one of the stamps to make this.

Other stamps used were the Hobby Art sentiment and a Rhona Farrer flower image. I can't decide if it looks strange with the design all in the lower half of the card, what do you think? I wondered if I should continue the stripes higher but dismissed that idea because I thought the card would look too busy for a CAS card. Never mind eh, I'm not going to lose sleep over it.

We've still got snow in Sussex and although it was a lovely day today, it was bloody parky when I went out for a stroll around the village this afternoon. I took my camera with me and got these shots.

Can I hear you yawning?

Thanks so much to those of you who left lovely messages last week and apologies that I haven't returned as many as I would've liked. I'm still
training for my new job and have had a fair bit of work to do at home

Hope you all have a splendid weekend.

Fiona x


  1. I think the card looks lovely (they all do!) and the layout works for me.
    Gorgeous photos - ahh, that little lych gate, I love them!
    Keep warm and hope the training is going well. xxxx

  2. I think it;s terrific Fiona actually I's say it would still look fab without the flowers
    Terrific card, great stamping

    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  3. WTG using the stripes! Looks wonderful! Your snow on the other hand.... not so much~ :)

  4. Fab stripes Fiona and I love the RW&B. (lovely pics too!) xx

  5. Clever take on the theme Fiona!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Clever idea, love the idea and the result is brilliant XOXO Zoe

  7. Definitely not yawning Fiona - I love your photos and it looks beautiful there in Sussex today. Your card is great too and no, I don't think it looks odd having the design all in the bottom of the card. How lovely to have a crafty pal two doors down! Vicky x

  8. Hi Fiona

    Love what you have done with the stamps nice to see them get used ha ha.

    Lovely photos the little red post box is great and so striking against the snow.

    Is that my Christmas Tree ?


  9. Great card and stamping, I thought you had placed ribbons on the card, love it. AND your lovely photos

  10. Love the red white and blue. Super stripes. x

  11. Hola Fiona, thank you for your comment, i understand you, i'm a very busy life too:D, i appreciate your comment.
    Great idea for your card and fantastic design, i love your colours and the flowers are beautiful!!!well done Fiona.
    A hug from Palma

  12. Gorgeous card Fiona - I love the patriotic colours and striking design! Your snowy photos are lovely too - I love taking pictures in the snow, they always look so pretty! :) Love, Georgia xx

  13. Great card! Love the ribbon stripes!

  14. Not strange at all but rather fabulous

    Love the snow pix too


  15. I think the layout works well on the card - nicely balanced!

  16. What a fabulous card Fiona, personally I like all the white space at the top
    Margaret x

  17. It`s a brilliant card, love it.
    Lynne xxx


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