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Saturday, 25 June 2011

Less is more challenge

Wow am I weary today.  Last night DH and I attended the Lincolnshire Ball at the historic Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa. Here there is a bar, which became known as the Dambusters Bar as it was frequented by those famous flight crews.  We were also lucky enough to have a Spitfire Flypast early on in the proceedings as we enjoyed   pre-dinner drinks on the Terrace.  It was a fabulous night as you can see from our grinning faces below.  Although raining,  we braved the short walk to the carousel to have a surreal ride on the horses. 
Today I'm not really with it especially as we had to get up early to see Olivia and DH off on a trip to London as Olivia won tickets for Wimbledon.  Meanwhile I took Charlie to the usual trumpet lesson and tomorrow he and I will do our bit for the Beavers when Charlie takes part in the Inter Beaver Colony Connect 4 Championships.  Life is never dull in this household!!!
Luckily today's Less is More Challenge is a sketch and thankfully not a difficult one.  I find these easier to do when you've partied hard the night before. 

Have a great weekend.
Hugs Zx
Supplies
Stamp Sets - Artistic Etchings, Occasional Greetings
Ink Cherry cobbler, crumb cake, basic black
Cardstock - Cherry cobbler, very vanilla
DSP - Love Letter
Accessories - 13/4"circle punch, pearls, sponge daubers, colour spritzer

41 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fab night - not surprised you find yourself a little weary - FAB card though and particularly liking your houndstooth check bp

    Kathyk

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  2. Sounds like you had a fab night and there's a hectic weekend ahead too! Gorgeous card - very elegant. x

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  3. Wow it sounds as though you have a wonderful time last night Zoe... makes me glad we were easy on you all today.
    Great card.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  4. Great card Zoe I love the pattern on pattern take. Your carousel photo is fab - you look like you had so much fun :-D

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  5. Classy card, love the background too

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  6. I love your last sentence! :) This card is fabulous. The choice of patterns together is interesting yet it works perfectly!

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  7. look like you had a fab time last night and I am jealous. Love your creation. See you soon Emma xx

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  8. Super card Zoe
    FAB piccy of you on the carosel
    Love that houndstooth background
    Thank you very much
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  9. great card, love the mandala type image and the pearls go great! looks like you had a wonderful night!

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  10. Sounds (and looks!) as if you had a great time at the ball Zoe! I love the combination of the Artistic Etchings image against the houndstooth background. Vx

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  11. This is truly stunning...partying didn't hurt your crafting at all!

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  12. This is great Zoe, love the houndstooth too. Sounds like a good night was had. Carol x

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  13. Your face says it all Zoe!! Gorgeous card - love the colours
    Margaret x

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  14. Great card, love it xx Jan

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  15. Ball sounds a riot, life sounds hectic! Card is really stylish love the hounds-tooth background. XOXO Zoe

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  16. Fab card. Sounds like you had a fun night.
    Lynne xxx

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  17. Great card - life is never easy when you have children to organise as well as yourself

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  18. So wish I could have been there this year as well, glad to see you've had such a fabby time. Great card as well Hugs xxx

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  19. Live life and live it well! And this is a beautiful card!

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  20. I love it-that medallion stamp looks great!

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  21. Simply stunning card. Sounds like you had a great time the other night.

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  22. Zoe you look radiant in your photo - it sounded a wonderful occasion - love your card - very elegant - Bridgette x

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  23. I like everything about this card. Hazel x

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  24. Looks like a fun night! Super card, love the circular stamps. xx

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  25. Do you know I actually got this stamp set out to make my card with it?? How freaky ;-) and I love what you have done with it!
    What a lovely the pic of you with DH looking so happy together on the horses!
    Thanks for visiting my blog today btw the paper you liked is the Level 1 hostess set so you don't have to buy it, yay!:-)
    Hugs xxx

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  26. Love your image and the paper you paired it with is just fantastic! Awesome!!

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  27. Your evening sounds wonderful...and your card is so pretty! LOve it! My Card

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  28. This is a beautiful card. I would never have thought to pair these very different patterns. However, they work so well.
    Thanks for coommenting on my card.
    Erica

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  29. You look great Zoe, do I detect a smidgen of alcohol involved on the proceedings lol? Really love this card! xx

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  30. Lovely, elegant card, love the colours,
    Sandy

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  31. fab sophisticated card, love the use of DP. Great pic looks like you had loads of fun. x

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  32. Only a little bit of Pimms Abi!

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  33. What a lovely card and thanks for sharing your picture with us.

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  34. Lovely stylish card Zoe, the hounds tooth check background is fab :)
    Jenny x

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  35. Very beautiful! Great colours together.

    Hugs,
    Larissa

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  36. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. It is appreciated.It sounds like you have had a very busy time how do you manage to produce such great cards in the middle of it all. Astounding haha. Sue x

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  37. Hi Zoe

    Ooohhh this is so lovely and classy! Thanks also for your lovely comment on my blog.

    Tina
    X

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  38. What a fabulous card! Gorgeous colour combo! I love it

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  39. Hi Zoe - how did I miss this? Super card - love the houndstooth backing and super scroll circles! Very elegant.

    The party sounds like a ball :)!!

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