Monday, 24 August 2015

Sketch challenge at Less is More

The other day I was browsing Pinterest and spotted this beautiful pin - I was really struck with how well the punched border and die cut dragonflies worked together. The link on the pin went to the KT Hom Designs blog where I got lots more inspiration!

And when I saw the sketch which is this week's challenge at Less is More I thought it would be a great chance to CASE the card in the pin.

So here, rearranged slightly to fit in with the sketch, is my take on it - sorry about the lousy lighting, it's such a gloomy day that even with every light on and my daylight lamp at the side, I can't get enough light for the white to look white!


  1. A really pretty card. The border looks lovely and goes so well the the gorgeous dragonfly. xx

  2. Wow Jane, what a pretty card - love it! Know what you mean about the light down our way today, even the ducks in the snippets playground are getting fed up with the torrential rain we had most of the day :)

    A Tuesday Tale - crash, take that!
    My parents were generally quite placid people, especially my Mum - it was Dad who had more of the sense of adventure whilst Mum was the home maker, and he sometimes verged into being a bit of a likeable rogue. BUT, my Mum did have her limits, and this is one example.

    We were living in Malta and I was probably just a toddler when this happened - but the tale was related more than once over the years, generally if Dad was pushing his luck a bit :) Despite the heat, Mum was a traditionalist and always cooked a Sunday roast - Dad was also a traditionalist and liked to nip down to the Mess for a pre-lunch pint with his buddies. One particular Sunday (I suspect I was grizzling or going through the 'Terrible Twos' phase) Mum objected to being left to cook lunch and cope with me at the same time whilst Dad quaffed a pint or two then sauntered back home to lunch followed by a nice snooze. He dug his heels in and Mum did too - soon they were in the throes of a heated argument as Mum was beginning to get pots and pans ready for a roast beef lunch.

    Suddenly, and without any warning, I think a sort of 'red rag to a bull madness' came over Mum and she lost the plot totally. She happened to be holding a large empty roasting tin at the time:
    Said roasting tin was raised in the air and brought down with a HUGE wallop on the top of Dad's head! He saw stars ********* but still went out for his pre-lunch drink - nursing an already throbbing head.

    I suspect he didn't enjoy his pint or two or the huge lump that had now appeared on the top of his head but it was now a matter of pride. He returned home to find my Mum sobbing her heart out in the kitchen. Thinking that he'd been rather a 'cad', remorse overcame Dad and he hugged her and apologised. Mum's reaction though wasn't quite what he expected - the tears got worse - then she opened the oven door and cried 'Look what you did to the joint of beef!!'.

    Sitting there jauntily, in the roasting pan on top of a large bowl shaped hump in the centre was the Sunday joint - merrily overcooking and enjoying the 'mountain experience'.


    Di xx

  3. Oh Jane! This is so funny and am such a clown. I'd copied and pasted that long tale from a blog post I wrote a couple of years ago into an email to a friend. Then I commented on your lovely card and pasted the tale accidentally! Still, maybe it made you smile :-)


    Di xx

    en I ued to o Aong and college of years old

    1. Well it made me smile and brought back memories of my own army wife days, so thank you for sharing it even if it was accidental!


  4. What a beautiful and elegant take on the sketch Jane!
    Love your adorable dragonfly and such a pretty border to the blue panel.
    Thanks so much for playing along at LIM this week
    Sarah x

  5. What pretty die-cutting, this looks lovely!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Love the pretty blue with the white, and the die cut border is so delicate.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More


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