Saturday, November 5, 2011

A challenge for a change

It's still wet, damp and dark outside and the forecast is 11 degrees for the day but I am not complaining, it could be worse (we could be in the middle of a snow storm). I am envious of Christiana and Sophia having 21 degrees in Cyprus though and I know that they are looking forward to the rain, there is just no pleasing us at times is there?

I met up with 7 ladies last night and we had a lovely evening chatting, drinking coffee and doing some stamping and colouring in (yes colouring in, very theraputic), how relaxing, just what the doctor ordered, really he did. I have to get my blood pressure right down so am trying to chill as much as possible, no worries, no stress, I do believe I am starting to feel better already.

For a change, I have decided to enter a challenge today, something I very rarely do but on the Less is More challenge the colour theme is red and orange. I have just finished making some thank you cards so I had the stamp already out on my untidy craft table and this is what I have come up with.
I do hope that when you click on the picture you can see the embossed lines at the top of the card. Now does it need a little bit of glitter or not, mmm, tough question.

Yet another day passed yesterday without a cigarette and I seem to be coping at the moment. Now not being able to drive for the next 4 weeks is going to be harder than not smoking I think so, if you are nipping out for a wander around a shop, going for coffee somewhere or visiting dunelm, a garden centre etc. and would like a little company, please remember me, I may be climbing up the walls and in need of a change of scenery.

Thanks for having a read x

26 comments:

Anne said...

Hi Tracey
First of all well done on the non smoking, think how much crafting stash that will get you before you even think about your health lol!
Secondly your card is so elegant, I can see the lines fine when I click, had the same trouble when I photographed mine. Beautiful stamp and perfectly coloured, I don't think glitter is needed myself...
Anne
x

Kimberley said...

Simply beautiful.

Chrissie said...

This is so beautiful... gorgeous colouring... fab card!
I can only reiterate what Anne said about using the cash for stash, that you save from being a non-smoker!
Well done you!
Thanks so much and do join us again next time.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Loli said...

Hola Tracey, i'm glad to see you.
Beautiful CAS card, i like the subtle colouring for the leaves, good job.
A hug from Palma

Margaret said...

Simple but stunningly beautiful Tracey. Well done on the non-smoking I am in awe - wish I could find the willpower!!!
Margaret x

Margaret said...

Simple but stunningly beautiful Tracey. Well done on the non-smoking I am in awe - wish I could find the willpower!!!
Margaret x

Vicky Hayes said...

This is just gorgeous Tracey! I love the scoring and the single flower looks stunning. Well done on getting smoking out of your life and getting the blood pressure down - and I bet you ARE starting to feel better already! Vx

Sandra said...

very elegant, well done for not smoking also. My OH gave up 6 yrs ago and never regretted doing so. Keep up the good work.

TAM said...

Fabulous card - very elegant

Jan said...

Gorgeous card xx Jan

Diane said...

Simply fabulous and yes you can see the embossed lines. xx

Victoria said...

Ooo lovely, so subtle and with beautiful colouring. Well done on not smoking- make a stash wish list to stay focussed!

Carol said...

This looks fabulous, love it. Well done on not smoking. Carol x

Beryl K said...

Super card
Beryl x

Valerie said...

Beautiful CAS card, love the embossing! Keep up the good work on the smoking front:)
Val x

Karen said...

Stunning card Tracey. You know I don't think it needs any glitter as it's simply beautiful as it is. Sorry to hear you're under the weather. {{{ HUGS }}}.

Love Karen xxx

GinaA said...

Simply perfect, love the coloring and the style, definately no glitter required.
Sorry your not 100%, playing with ink is certainly therapeutic, have you tried Zentangle?

Diane said...

Great less is more card!! simply beautiful!!

Chantal said...

gorgeous! I like it very much.

Lynne said...

Super card, love the lines. No, I don`t think it needs glitter either.
Lynne xxx

Handcrafted With Love said...

A beautiful card Tracey, I didn't know that you are ill but please hurry up and get well soon and well done on giving up smoking.

Love Pam xx

Aileen said...

Gorgeous colouring, love the simplicity. x

Craftilicious said...

Your card is so elegant and beautiful.

Hello From Texas said...

Congratulations on the Non Smoking. I smoked 2 packs a day when I quit. It took a few months to stop thinking about it everyday, and every minute, but once I got past that, I never looked back. And it did indeed free up some cash. :D Good luck and don't hesitate to reach out if you need to chat about it.

Your card is beautiful. I love that set and am ashamed to say I own it and it has never seen ink. :( Your card is inspiring so I will pull it out this weekend and see if I can make a go of it.

Carole xx

Suzi B said...

A simply beautiful card.
suzi b :o)

Karen said...

now that is a stunner, and now there is another set of SU stamps I want lol Kx