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Saturday, 1 June 2013

Front Door Dissatisfaction

It's time for LIM's latest challenge and this week they want to see cards inspired by the colour of your front door.  



The card I've produced is somewhat like my UPVC front door, ie uninspiring! I should have spent more time on it but I've been busy in the garden today and also revising for my refresher exams. 

 
Later on this month my niece Emily will be sitting her Grade One piano examination and I have no doubt that she will pass it having listened to her playing her exam pieces. However I think this card looks more like a wedding card, I guess that's always the danger with white cards. The only other colour on my door is the silver coloured letter box, so I used grey for stamping the Woodware bunting and I highlighted the letters with a touch of iridescent glitter, hardly visible in this photo despite the sun. I embossed a long piece of card in a Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder and swore quite a lot as I got a line across the centre the first time round. Despite my displeasure with this creation I'm also linking it to

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This time next week all being well, I should be 35000ft up in the air winging my way to Croatia, Yippee!  Keeping my fingers crossed that I'll get some decent weather there!

See you when I get home.
xx

21 comments:

  1. This is so striking Fiona - love it!
    Margaret x

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  2. Great bunting, I am sure your niece will be very happy to receive it.

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  3. I think your card is a fantastic interpretation of your front door. Your niece will love it, Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  4. Worth persevering though as your card's fab.

    Kathyk

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  5. This looks great Fiona and good luck to your niece too!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. This is a lovely card, I love white on white

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  7. It's a great interpretation of the brief, Fiona, and good luck to Emily!
    Yay, holiday, celebrate! Have a wonderful time in Croatia - I have never been and really fancy it, so take a ton of photos and tell us all about it when you get back. xxxx

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  8. What a pretty card-so clean and fresh-lovely design :)
    I think this has to be the most fun challenge yet at LIM and i am really enjoying visiting everyones Blogs (and front doors!)this week.
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

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  9. We are stuck with a pvc door too sadly. The card is sweet, what a thoughtful auntie you are. Have a lovely time in Croatia! xx

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  10. I think the card looks lovely, Fiona. Have a fab time in Croatia, look forward to reading all about it x

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  11. Really like the card for your niece, I'm sure she's going to love it.
    So exciting about Croatia! Hope you have a wonderful time x

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  12. I've always fancied Croatia, have a wonderful time!
    What a super card. Our ancient wooden front door is patched together like a jigsaw puzzle, desperate for a new one but life's too short to spend cash on such mundane stuff! x

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  13. The banners are so much fun, Fiona! The embossing looks fantastic, too. I'm sure your niece loved it. Have a great trip! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  14. love the banners, Fiona!! a fabulous card for your niece!

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  15. love the white on white look. very pretty! thanks for joining in us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  16. Great banners! You can always alter it to become a wedding card when you need one! Thanks for joining in us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  17. I'm really sorry for my late visit.. just wanted to pop over and say Hi
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen
    "Less Is More"

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  18. I think your front door is quite unusual and I like the casual slate number propped up against the step. I like your card too and don't think it does look like a wedding card at all. Love the way you laid your banners out perfectly to incorporate a long and a short word. Happy hols! Vicky x
    PS Thank you for sharing your mum's 'goes like a train' saying. I thought that meant something quite different but am quite happy to incorporate it into my vocab!

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  19. Great card, hope you are enjoying your little break now too :) Viv xx

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  20. I think your card is perfect actually. Better than a lot of the ones you see in shops. I love the swiss dots.

    Have a wonderful time in Croatia. We went two years ago and loved it. Go island hopping if you get the chance! xx

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