Monday 20 June 2011

Monogram And Something New

OMG!  What a weekend!! I’ve been dying to get my craft stuff out but with football, dancing, parties (for the kids and er…one at the pub), christenings and Father’s Day coupled with visiting family…I’ve had absolutely no time! But it’s been fab!

Emilia and Annie

This is my youngest, Annie (on the left) with my youngest niece, Emilia.  They are such good friends and love it when we get together.  Both are 4 years old and are gonna be a right handful when they’re older… this space!


So even though I have only just managed to make my card for the Less is More challenge, it was still the first thing I quickly checked on Saturday.  It’s actually take from then until lunch time today, while flicking through the latest Ideal Home magazine to get inspiration!! Monograms!! No idea!!  Anyways….I rushed home and have made this tonight, taken a pic while it’s still light enough….hopefully!!  What do you think?

New Home

I think this one is self-explanatory…I’ve used Stampin Up’ colours of  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Tempting Turquoiseon a crumb cake house.  I’ve crinkled the roof and the curtains using my Paper crimper (available from Stampin’ Up)  and 3d’d the whole image onto a 15cm square card blank.

I like it….but I think it might need matting.  I’d be interested to know what you all think .

I’m also entering this in The Crafty Pad Challenge: Something New.

So now I’m off to peruse the other entries while thinking of my next idea.  Tomorrow I’ll share pics of my mad (but fun) weekend.  Hope you can come back then Smile.



  1. It's a fabulous card Linda, I love the idea of making the house into the letter H or vice versa, however, with the rest of the word there it's not truly a monogram.
    Lots of LIMettes have done the same thing this week and have treated the challenge as a decorated or 'illuminated' letter and not as a monogram per se.
    It's a great card though!
    Thanks so much
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  2. I wont repeat Chrissie, as she says it so more eloquently than me lol
    FAB crd though
    thank you Linda
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

  3. Oh this is brilliant Linda, love your little house :)
    Jenny x

  4. It's super sweet! Caught my eye in the gallery straight away!

  5. Great house and lovely card so well put together.


  6. A fab card, great design & colours. xx

  7. Great card, clever idea to use the house for the letter
    Beryl x

  8. this is so so fabulous!!!! I love the creative use of a monogram!! Hugs Juls

  9. But still a lovely card


  10. Super cute card, Linda! Love the little house you've created with the H.
    My Card

  11. I popped over to see your new home card, i love the simplicity of it....thank you for taking the time to comment on mine x

  12. Love your creation!

    Thank you for joining The Crafty Pad this week. :)


  13. I LOVE this! I wouldn't change it at all. So pleased you joined us at THE CRAFTY PAD for our SOMETHING NEW challenge!

    Hugs, Ali x


I'd love to hear what you think....thanks for looking :-)