Saturday, 11 June 2011

You’ve been framed!

Afternoon!  It’s been a beautiful sunny day in Nottingham thus far!  Isn’t it a little bit sad that instead of thinking about sitting in the garden sipping a cold drink….the first thought through my head was how much washing I could get dry today!!  What’s even sadder is it makes me soo happy getting washing dry!! LOL!

Anyways  I have managed to sneak a peek at the Less is More challenge today.  OK…I admit it!  It was the first thing I checked this morning.  

Happy BirthdayThis week is a One Layer Challenge (hmmm…not my favourite) and Chrissie and Mandi have asked us to create something  In the Frame.

 So after much thought while at dancing and football (not at the same time) I’ve used my new Cheers to You stamp set.

I’ve used Baja Breeze and stamped three cocktails on the front.  I’ve coloured the cocktails in using my glaze pens.  I’ve stamped a greeting (from Party This Way!) and doodled a frame around the images. 

Happy Birthday


Now I was happy with this card until I saw the photo.  I think it’s a cute card but it looks a bit grey in the photo.  That is of course because it’s on baja breeze card.   So much for trying something different!  LOL!  I’ve re-made it on white.  Such a difference!

Hope you like it!  No doubt I’ll be back later in the week to try this challenge again.  Chrissie and Mandi really do keep us on our toes with the LIM Challenge.  Like I said, OLC is not my favourite so it does make us work outside our comfort zone!  I love it!



  1. The card is great but as you say the photo is a little dark. If you download Picasa (free photo editing software) you should be able to enhance the picture considerably.
    If I can manage it anyone should be able to!
    Try it and see!
    Thanks so much for joining us again.
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  2. Lovely card and I recommend following Chrissie's advice about Picasa. It's so easy to use and really enhances your photos.

  3. Make mine a mojito!!! Fab card, really must get my set of these stamps out more often now I've seen such fab entries


  4. Lovely cheerful card Linda, love the colours you've used
    Margaret x

  5. I think it's great! Very summer-y looking and cute.

  6. Would love one of those now! I'm in celebration mood! Fabulous cards (both)

  7. This photo is much better, I looked before but it was too dark to see properly. That stamp is great and I love your frame. Hazel x

  8. I think a few people haven't realised that you've remade the card - not just lightened the photo! Great card and I love that doodling, was reading to see what stamp it was LOL!

  9. Love these cocktail stamps and your fab frame :)

  10. first thing I do on a saturday morning is check the LIM challenge too!
    fab card!

  11. I really like the colourful CAS design of this card (I just thought the first one was in shadow). xx

  12. Cheers to you with this fabby card!

  13. Brilliant card, love the summery feel and the doodled frame is excellent :)
    Jenny x

  14. Terrific summery card, Annette x

  15. Yep - I checked to see what Chrissie & Mandi had in store for us first thing too! THEN I got up and got on with the day!!!! LOL!

    Love your cheerful card. I especially like the way the sentiment breaks the frame! Great idea.

    Hugs, Sandra View my card HERE!

  16. Excellent card, lovely colours.
    Beryl x

  17. Super cool card Linda
    PIcassa would enhance your card photo, hope you try it
    Thank you
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

  18. I do like those cocktails!! I think they do look so much better on the white card, although the baja breeze base is elegant!

  19. Linda, both cards look great! I think the bright colors make it a fun card! As for the photos...I did a little tutorial recently on my blog about how I take my photos that might help you a bit. I think all you really need to do is adjust the brightness and Picasa is a free program (a link is on my tutorial).
    My Card

  20. This is fabulous Linda! I love those images! And yes, Chrissie is right about Picasa...I managed to turn an otherwise blue photo (because my camera was on the wrong setting!) into a perfect photo!
    Lizy x

  21. Good thing you did your washing yesterday Linda. If it's anything like here in Solihull today where you are, it hasn't stopped raining all day.

    Love your card, the frame looks great. I have this stamp set too and don't use it nearly enough.

  22. My kinda card! Make mine a margarita! Lovely colouring and the frame is great!

  23. I love the way you doodled the border. Fab card

    Julie x

  24. I think it looks fun in either colour. Love the sentiment set in the frame. x

  25. I think its a really fun bright card, I feel drink coming on!!
    Jo x

  26. Your cards are stunning Linda. I love the doodled border and like you, I prefer the white one. Vx

  27. Those drinks look yummy. Bright and fun cards. Great doodled frame.

  28. I loved the first card but then I saw the white version and love that even more lol. Fabulous image.
    Lynne xxx

  29. Love this card. I'm thirsty now! ;)

  30. What a "cool" card...and LOVE your framing...very nice:)!!


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