Saturday, May 28, 2011

Less Is More Challenge #17 ~Square



This week the Less Is More Challenge is to be "square" (see sketch)......I used a cuttlebug little embossing folder and colored it with Pebbles Creme Chalk ......I love this chalk....I purchased it at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon...what a great way to try it out...I liked it so much I have since gone back and bought other color groups...it has a bit of metallic in it.....
I had to add the ribbon to my card...it just screamed for it.......I decided that there is no wrong or right way, that if we all made our cards the exact same way it would be a boring world (that's my story and I am sticking to it...lol)..... sorry Mandi and Chrissie...honestly I could hear this card screaming all the thru the house to add that ribbon...and its only a skinny one...just close one eye and look at my card and maybe you won't notice the addition...hahhah........
Sorry I couldn't leave comments last week, so thank you to all that visited me...I will visit you this week....now my followers disappear and reappear...thanks blogger!!
Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see my "what's blooming in your garden post"...I have some beauties this week.
Also wanted to add the ribbon on my card does match perfectly...it's the gloomy weather here...bad for photo taking...cold, too!!

39 comments:

Mandi said...

Well, I think you have to have a house point knocked off this week lol
I agree the image needed a little something else, but tut tut at the ribbon placement :)
Thanks so much Diane
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Linda said...

Hi Diane

This little embossing folder looks so cute....and I agree about the ribbon *snigger*. It is only a skinny one so maybe you'll get away with it :-)

Thanks for the tip for fixing the commenting too! It's worked a treat! Now just have to get my followers back *sigh*.

Margaret said...

Lovely card Diane, so pretty
Margaret x

BEAR's Mom said...

i know what you're saying about the ribbon...mine just seems to crawl out of the box and circle my cards :D
love the card by the way :D
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Kathyk said...

Lovely card and I like the ribbon but quite see how you got a house point knocked off (me too because my embellies were a little off the square) - looks like it's you and me in detention!!!!

Kathyk

Kathyk said...

In answer to your question - probably just in detention till we make another LIM that is spot on ....... you first!

Kathyk

Rita said...

Beautiful card. Hugs Rita xx

Rosemary said...

oh what a sweet card... i like the ribbon myself. smiles!!

Helene said...

Sometimes it is worth breaking the rules. Lovely card.

Maureen said...

Lovely card, well done.
Maureen......x

GoonerGirl said...

Very pretty.. Chris xx

Ohneilly said...

A lovely card, I found it hard not to put anything else on mine.
Claire x

joanne wardle said...

very pretty!!

Jan said...

This is gorgeous.xx Jan

Netty said...

Very pretty card, Annette x

Trace4J said...

Another beautiful card!! You are so talented. I bet your friends love getting your cards.
Have a great weekend
Granny Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Kathleen said...

When I first looked at your entry my first thoughts were 'oh I wonder what Mandi will say about the ribbon' lol

I wasn't wrong but I thought it was fine. Lovely card.

Kath x

Hazel said...

It's lovely. Hazel x

Diane said...

Brilliant use of this folder. I love it, such pretty colours xx

Beryl K said...

Very pretty card
Beryl x

JeNjOy said...

Lovely card.
jenjoy x

Jenny said...

Lovely card, bravo for making a rectangular card for this challenge too. Love the chalking :)
Jenny x

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Diane,
WHat a beautiful card!! And my follower's list disappeared too!! Did I mention I am panicked? lol I hope it returns or I feel lost!
XO
Cindy

StampingStace said...

Very pretty!
Stacey at 32
X

Debgem said...

I think your embossed design is lovely, the colours are so pretty! It's hard to make a card with so much white space :)

Vicky Hayes said...

Isn't there something about rules being made to be broken?!! Love your soft chalking. Vx

kelly said...

know what you mean, I had to fight the urge to add something too the opposite corner to balance the card. Think the ribbon looks fab.
everyone has to be a bit rebelious sometime!
kelly x

Jo said...

This is a really pretty card. Nellie is adorable. Jo x

Ang C said...

A lovely card

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I made a faux pas this week too and got me legs slapped lol :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Lynne said...

Really pretty.
Lynne xxx

Pauline said...

Beautiful card!

Viv said...

Lovely card, I also love using chalks too. I would add a ribbon to all of my cards if I could, they seem to finish it off so nicely don't they :O) Viv xx

My name is Wynneth said...

Lovely card ! I wasn't able to comment last week either and my Followers all disappeared - Blogger hmph... Seems OK this week though and my Followers came back without me doing anything, hope yours do too
hugs
wynneth
x

Marlena M. said...

You have inspired me to break out those chalks! Love it! I bought some fixative spray for them and haven't used them since. But now, well, you did such a fine job..I have to! ;)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Isn't amazing how our stash actually talks to us and more amazing that we listen. Love your card with or without ribbon and the chalk is very effective.

Marie

Susan said...

Well, all I can say, Diane, is....I would have added the ribbon too! LOL! Nothing worse than having your card shout at you! LOL!! Love that little embossing folder...and I love the way you've chalked it up!

My card is HERE

Chrissie said...

Well I have to say that your ribbon did stray quite a long way out of your chosen square Diane, maybe you should shut your ears to the screaming! If your embossing had been mounted on another colour you may not have need the ribbon!
It is pretty embossing though!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Shobana said...

Very pretty! Nice idea with the embossing and chalking :)