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Sunday, 20 February 2011

Spring's on its way........hopefully!!!

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 Happy Sunday I hope you are enjoying a relaxing weekend.  We'd not long finished brunch and an interesting discussion with my son Charlie started.  He began by asking why Mummy and Daddy didn't look like each other but he and his sister did.  We explained that he and Olivia had been made by us, but that we had different parents and therefore different looks.  He then exclaimed  "Gangan and Nanny were very pretty when they were ladies!"  So I foolishly asked "What are they now then if they are not ladies?"  His quick response was "Grandmas!!!"  Best not pass this info on to the grandmas I guess.

Now there's a new challenge on at Less is More this week with the usual theme of clean and simple, but with a theme, and it's Spring! I've done some simple punch art with the Two Step XL Bird punch.  I'll let you work out which bit comes from where in the punch.  I cased the idea from Brenda a lovely us demo and I think it's fun and adds another use to this already versatile punch.  I've also used the Scallop Trim Border punch which is a favourite of mine and along with daffodil delight, pear pizzazz and peach parfait as my colour combo it is definitely advertising spring.  Although Easter is late this year I can't believe it's already half-term and my children have my schedule planned for the week ahead.  I have set aside Tuesday morning though for one of my technique clubs so a little bit of crafting is coming my way. Hope you have a fun half-term.
Finally I'd like to thank everyone for the lovely comments and good wishes that you've sent for my win on Shelli's Creative Challenge. There's a new challenge this month so why not check it out and have a go yourself.  You just need to make a project using Sale-a-bration free gifts.  There's still time, until 28 February to place an order and receive your own free gift with qualifying orders. Check out the details by clicking on the SAB brochure in the right hand side bar. 
Back with more soon.
Hugs Zx


  1. Lovely I really like the twirly ribbon, a lovely effect.

  2. This is lovely Zoe, that bird punch is just so versatile isn't it? Wouldn't be without mine!!
    Margaret x

  3. That is a really innovative ribbon treatment Zoe... I haven't seen anything like that before! Lovely springlike colours too.
    I loved the story about the Grandmas!
    Thanks for joining us again, and see you next week!
    "Less is More"

  4. Clever use of punches, very Springlike!
    Had to chuckle at your lad, bless so funny

    Thanks for joining us, its much appreciated
    "Less is More"

  5. What a great idea to use punches for this challenge. lovely card.


  6. This is a lovely cheery card. I like your use of ribbon.

    Your story about Grandmas made me laugh.

  7. Very Spring-like card - wonderful ribbon!!

  8. You are awesome with the punchwork!! Lovely card!

  9. great card - love your embelliwhments and colour scheme

  10. Gorgeous card, Zoe. I love what you've done with that ribbon!

  11. Lol at Charlie, I really love the children's way of seeing life! Card does indeed shout (or rather sing sweetly) Spring to me, so very pretty.I will see you in the morning xxx

  12. Super pretty card. I love hearing the things kids say. So funny.
    Lynne xxx


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