Tuesday 26 June 2012

Less Is More - Take 2

After yesterday's debacle with paper piecing for the current Less Is More challenge, I followed up with another card and this time used proper designer/patterned paper:
I used:

- 7" x 5" white card stock

- green backing card, found lurking in a drawer here

-  Milton & Co. 'Milton with Lily' image stamped , stem and flower paper pieced with snippets and a 'tickle' of Pro Marker on the flower itself

- sentiment by Hero Arts from the 'Good Friends' set, stamped in Certainly Celery

Update/sit. rep from here. Back is still iffy, thank you for such sweet comments yesterday, but it's improving, with the aid of Nurofen just now and then. By now and then, I'm daft really but if I know the pain level I can check if there's any improvement. Another treatment is, as my pal says, regular 'rub downs with The Sporting Life' :) Snigger, I'd never heard this expression before and had a mahoosive fit of the giggles when she suggested it.

Trip out yesterday was fun, albeit not a great success at The Range - some days I find loads of things and others not much. Yesterday was a 'not much' day, one Michael Powell stamp and a pack of cello bags, but good for the purse. Oh, and a Regatta body warmer/gilet - I know, it's June for goodness sakes - but it was a bargain and bright pink :)

Tuesday's Tale, if you're looking for it, is below.

Another sunny day seems to be looming, surely not - it's Wimbledon Fortnight for goodness sakes!



  1. Such a cute image Di. I love this card. (Actually I liked the previous one as well).
    When I come over to visit my sister in Poole, I enjoy a browse round the Range. I don't think we had them up where I used to live near Shrewsbury.
    Your Tuesday tale gave me a laugh too. Kate x

  2. Look after that back Di....it's the only one you will ever have :-)
    A x

  3. Everyone's got piecing on the brain this week! I like the chequered leaf most of all. Take care!

  4. Great card Di. Loved your Tuesday tale. Hope your back feels better soon.
    Caz x

  5. Totally adorable card Di.
    Keep taking the Nurofen! Hope you feel better soon honey xxx

  6. well done again Di have been naughty lazing on here instead of doing jobs but love both cards and also the story below too, love Shaz in oz.x PS tomorrows post should have the offering which has been on my desk finished at last for your snippets challenge.

  7. What a sweet image and lovely paper you have used to piece with.

  8. Oh so sweet, love the gentle colours. Can't believe you said it's sunny during Wimbledon! Did they waste their money building that roof over centre court then!!


  9. Wonderful card Di, your bear is so cute! I'm gonna give paper piecing a go tonight, wish me luck :)

    Bad backs are the worst and can make you pull the strangest of faces. Rest up on the bench in the playground, l'll be along later to wrap the check blanket round your legs :)

    Have a good evening xx

  10. This is gorgeous Di, love the paper piecing. My last trip t th range involved a £1.99 purchase lol. Hope your back feels better soon. Hugs, Amanda x

  11. What a beautiful sweet card, fab paper peicing and love the pale green border.

    Kath x

  12. Very pretty card there Di.

    Look after yourself and have a virtual hug from me.


  13. Now you nailed it!! That adorable image is purefection for paper piecing! Sorry you weren't inspired to single-handedly boost the nation's economy yesterday, but glad to hear the back is a bit better, being rubbed and all!

  14. Shhhhhhhh. Don't tell everyone the Michael Powell stamps will be back in stock mid July I'll never get me stamp otherwise!!!!!
    Nice bit of paper piecing. How'd you manage not to get the runs (best not in your state)with your pro markers is wot I wan't to know.
    Hugs Mrs A. (don't change into Night Owl for another 4 mins.)

  15. This is totally stunning Di and the image is just so adorable and really fits the challenge :)x

  16. Absolutely FAB Di
    The combination of the colouring and the piecing looks terrific
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"


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