Monday, 30 May 2011

Less is More " Pick a Square "

Things have been so hectic around here lately what with traveling and work commitments that it seems my crafting and blogging has fallen a little by the wayside. I have missed the last couple of challenges at Less is More but was determined this week to participate even if it was with only one piece . The theme this week is Pick a Square and this is my contribution.

A simple card as you can see I used mirror card and beautiful bronze embossed paper together with some beautiful handmade paper , the die is daisies for Stampin Up by sizzix, sentiment is also SU embossed in gold .

For any one who follows my blog they will know that I have two dastardly dogs  Rosy and Bailey known as R&B who have been known to eat my paper projects on occasion. Just wanted to share a photo with you of Rosy . Last week when I was travelling to the UK to visit my family Rosy waited until I had finished packing and climbed into my suitcase even the promise of her favourite doggie toy couldn't get her out.

Do you think she is trying to tell me something. ?


One last thing before I go Would just like to wish happy birthday to the lovely Lynne of Adorn who has her birthday today I met Lynne a while ago through blog land , she is an amazing artist and an all around thoroughly nice chapette you should pop by and visit her blog so many lovely things to see. This next card is dedicated to Lynne hope you like it !





The above is a free image but for the life of me I can't remember where I got it from but as soon I find out who it belongs to will be back to credit it to them please forgive me. If you do recognise it in the meantime please let me know.

Hope you all have a great week and look forward to catching up with you all

Marie










76 comments:

  1. You have coloured your card for Lynn beautifully your colour choices are perfect.

    Great LIM card love that flower! so SU are now pairing with Sizzix do you still have to get them through SU?

    You know that doggie fits that bag perfectly! XOXO Zoe

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  2. wow that flower really pops against the white-great card. Love your little dog in the suitcase-sweet.
    Linbyx

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  3. love the flower - very dramatic

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  4. Fab selection - loving your LIM entry and your fab photo!

    Kathyk

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  5. Great card, love the flower. Carol x

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  6. WOW that flower is stunning and the papers are gorgeous :)

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  7. Gorgeous cards!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love the vintage feel of the second one!
    as for Rosy....absolutely adorable!!

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  8. Both fabulous cards in totally different styles.
    Do you think Rosy wanted a holiday too?

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  9. Beautiful work, as always Mrs Daydrems! I think your dog was def trying to tell you something! Hugs, Valerie

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  10. Love the card Marie and your Rosie cracks me up hiding her eyes as if to say I can't see you so you can't see me lol
    Have a great day
    Von x

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  11. Wonderful cards, the flower is stunning!

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  12. Such a beautiful card.

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  13. This card is awesome...that flower just POPS!

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  14. Loving your LIM card such a beautiful flower. Annette

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  15. hello, Marie
    what a wonderful daisy! I like the colors!
    Simple but effective!

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  16. Love your flower for the LIM challenge

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  17. Fabulous flower Marie and a perfect LIM card! Love it! x

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  18. Wow, what a fab flower, another stunning card.xx

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  19. what a gorgeous flower! your card is just beautiful!

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  20. Τόσο απλή μα με τόση ομορφιά!!!!
    Ο λαθρεπιβάτης σου μια χαρά βολεύτηκε!!!

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  21. Stunningly simple! Love it
    One of my all time fav dies
    Thanks very much
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

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  22. Hi Marie, woah look at your cute dog Rosie, she is definitely telling you to stay home but you went anyway, wicked woman:0)Glad you had a good time LOL
    Your first cards stunning, I love the whole drama and the birthday card's vintage look is great too, have fun:0) xxx

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  23. That stunning flower makes for a stunning card! Your comment on my blog made it! many thanks
    Sue :)

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  24. Hi Marie
    I will start back to front. Another post that includes birthday wishes. I really am so taken aback today with this outpouring of warmth on my birthday. Thank You so much Marie. I am so glad we found each other and yes, we have the wonderful Cindy who had us both (including Zoe) as Featured Artists the same week. You have become a lovely Blogging friend and I love the card, it is stunning.
    As is all your work. You made that flower?!! Against the white creates such impact.
    When are you mailing this doggie over to me. Does he know how cute he is? I am sure he does. Too adorable for words.
    Marie, thank you for everything and so sorry for the long-winded comment!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  25. καταπληκτικες καρτες!!!ειδικα η πρωτη με το λουλουδι ειναι φοβερη!!!!!

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  26. Fabulous LIM card, love that flower!
    Helen x

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  27. That flower is magnificent! Love your card - & your doggy - me thinks he wanted to go with you! Jx

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  28. Wonderful artwork Marie, love the dimensional flower! What a cute pic of Rosy too! x

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  29. Glad you were able to join us this week marie as your card is fabulous. The flower really pops on the white base :)
    Jenny x

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  30. Your card is beautiful Marie, love the layered flower. Aw she really did wanted to come with you and I hope you enjoyed your visit to your family. Everything is well for me, except for trying to get something for hubbies birthday this friday arrgh men what do you get them when they turn round and say to you I don`t know just get me something. Hope you are all well and the little ones are behaving... Chris xx

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  31. Again some wonderful projects, Marie!
    I love both of your cards!

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  32. What a beautiful card and that handmade paper is awesome. I have to say, your dog looked so darn cute and comfortable in your suitcase.

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  33. What a lovely flower !

    Carol

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  34. What a stunning flower, beautiful colours, great entry.

    Kath x

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  35. oh wow hun these are gorgeous cards each so different yet oh so effective,that flower hun is just stunning amazing work hun hugs cheryl xx

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  36. Wow!!! What a gorgeous flower, Marie! It looks almost like an antique brooch. I love all the various colors that you used. That die sure makes an awesome flower. And the card for Lynne is so beautiful. I have no idea where it came from either, but it is really nice. Thanks so much for commenting on my posts. I really do appreciate it. And especially so since I know how busy you are. Have a great week.

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  37. Dearest Marie,
    Thanks for visiting all my back posts today. I do value your comments. I love the flower card but I really love the dog in the suitcase...that's a great picture.LOL
    take care, gerri

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  38. Your LIM card is stunning! I love that you can have such a beautiful, intricate flower and still maintain the CAS style. Your doggie is a cutie... my cats tend to do the same thing. They definitely know when we are leaving!

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  39. I love the way you made the flower out of the mirror card and handmade paper - it adds to the 3D look. Rosy is so cute and I bet she was glad to see you get back! Hope life stops being hectic soon - my idea of bliss is when nothing much is really happening! Vx

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  40. I just love your LIM card. The flower is so fabulous! Your second card is wonderful too!

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  41. Oh I love your creations, Marie! And I love that pic with the suitcase!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  42. Yπέροχες κάρτες!!η πρώτη μ'αρέσει λίγο πιο πολύ!!!πειράζει?

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  43. I love the beautiful flower card! very simple and very classy. Your dog make me smile ... they are all the same. My English setter used to climb into my case as soon as it would appear. They KNOW! Thanks so much for dropping into my blog today and leaving your kind words. Take care .. hugs, Donna

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  44. Gorgeous layers of bloom.. really pops :)

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  45. Gorgeous cards, the flower you made is wonderful!

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  46. marie this is a amazing flower. Love it very much. Very stylish and elegant.
    Marvelous.
    Gr. Marja

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  47. Beautiful projects Marie. Fab photo of Rosy.
    Regards Florence x

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  48. Such a gorgeous flower, all the papers work very well together. Hope you enjoyed for holiday. When I saw your scrapling cards I just had to have a go, and posted on the challenge blog. I did make an envelope, and you can find the template on my blog if you want it. Lynn x

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  49. Beautiful LIM card, I love the flowers, beautiful colours and very striking xx

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  50. Ειχα καιρό να περάσω απ' τπ μπλοκ σου.... οι κάρτες σου ειναι φανταστικές!!!

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  51. Love the flower it is so dramatic against the stark background.
    {{Debs}}xx

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  52. Hi Marie, gorgeous cards, beautiful image on your card dedicated to Lynne and you LIM card is stunning, that flower is stunning and I love the colours and texture of it!!
    Who'd have pets (hmmm - we would)LOL
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  53. Great card, Marie! I love this die. As you've proved...it makes fabulous cards!!!
    :-)
    Linda

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  54. Hee hee, how funny is Rosy?! Obviously not impressed at her mum going away and leaving her ;-)

    Your card is stunning, i just love that daisy die (and happen to have the same one myself, must use it more)

    xx

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  55. First on the LIM card, it is so beautiful, again you put a new twist on things and start me thinking why haven't I thought of this before.

    Oh poor Rosy didn't want you to go, and yes they do know what's happening, even though we don't tell them, I know this from my lovely old Jess who died a few years ago, (NEVER to be replaced)

    Your card to your blogland friend Lynne is just beautiful, love the photo.

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  56. Lovely card, that flower really pops. I especially like the colour/pattern of papers/card that you used to die cut it with. Kx

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  57. Wow, stunning flower, Liz x

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  58. The effect of those papers is simply stunning... a simple yet elegant creation.
    Thanks so much for a fabulous card.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  59. Thanks for commmenting on my card.
    Isn't this SU die one of the best they've come up with? I used often. You've given it that special touch here.

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  60. Fabulous card. The bloom is gorgeous and I love how it catches the light.
    Bless your little doggy - she didn't want you going anywhere! lol**
    Caroline xxx

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  61. Love your card… specially the textures on the flower...

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  62. A beautiful flower! Love the colors!
    My card is HERE

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  63. Fantastic pieces, your square is breathtaking.

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  64. Lovely! That flower with the amazing papers just pops up! :) Need to get that die now! LOL!!
    Your dog is too cute! Bet you have a blast with them! :)

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  65. Beautiful, no words, I love the color.Gracias by your words

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  66. I've been desperate to comment on these, but due to technology issues (and no, it's not the fault of this house this time) was unable to.
    The first card is stunning, very simple....a bit like yourself and using some of my fave colours, but so complex too with the amazing flower.
    I love the second card too, I recognise the pic...it's you as a child with dear mama. Oh what fun we had.
    Seriously, you amaze me because I know what a busy life you lead and yet you still have time to produce such stunning art. Well done X

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  67. Now that's a flower - love the bright colour against the white.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Sarah at 281

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  68. I love what you have done with this die, it's a gorgeous die, one of my faves ;-) Isn't it funny though as soon as the cases are out how the dogs know, ours used to get in our cases too, she hated to be left behind!
    Hugs xx

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  69. Wow! Your flower is amazing. Gorgeous card.
    Lynne xxx

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  70. Love that die! Looks fab with the papers you have used :-)

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  71. Love your LIM card and your other one. Picture of your Rosy is priceless.
    Hugs, Neet

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  72. Love that beautiful card....yummy flower!!! Adorable picture of Rosey!!

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  73. I'm loving that you've mixed different patterned papers for you flower, look stunning! Your little pooch look so cute!
    Kelly xx

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  74. Such a lovely card - beautiful flower! And how cute is Rosy?! Lisa x

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