Tuesday, 31 May 2011


I am so struggling to get any motivation due to this job situation.  I am trying to remain realistic, not too hopeful that I might be redeployed and pragmatic about the future.  Is it the worst thing that can happen---probably not.  But it's the not knowing and this colours everything at the moment.  So I have missed some of my favourite challenges lately, and I need to have some discipline because ultimately it's the crafting that makes me feel better and allows some stress free time.  So I gave myself a good talking to today, watched the launch of Dawn Bibby on Create and Craft (some great new products) and set about making a couple of cards.  This one is for Less is More (I am after all a Limette), whose theme this week is "square". 
I kept this one really simple:

It's a little smirk shaker topper, with a lurve theme.  My OH is in Las Vegas and this softie is missing him. And I've just added lots of basic layers, the last 2 of which are distressed with a Tim Holtz thingy.
So it is very simple but the topper was so sweet and the theme just begged for basic, for this Limette anyway.  I have set myself the objective of doing at least 2 stamped cards this week too as I am seriously neglecting my stamps.  Am going to order the Kaisercraft rub ons on C and C tas I can't yet get the hang of the computer text I see such fab examples of on the LIM site, but I am going to do some practice sheets and have bought some SAFMAT so I can save any good examples and print it off to use again.  Yeah right!
Catcha later, off to check out your blogs.


  1. Oh what fun!
    Hope your hubby is home soon
    Thank you for your entry
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

  2. What a sweet card, a lovely image.

  3. This is so cute, love all your layers. Carol x

  4. Hi there, Love your CAS card, it's so sweet, hope hubby comes back soon and good luck with the job situation, keep strong :0) xxx

  5. Love your CAS card! I know I miss my hubby when he's gone....hope yours returns soon!
    My card is HERE

  6. Aw what a sweet card it made me giggle , hope hubby hurries home and good luck on the job front.


  7. Hi there,
    This is such a Sweet card!!! Love the cute little image. Fabulous little CAS card. Hope the job situation improves for you and that your Hubby is home soon with you.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxx

  8. Love it... hope hubby will be back soon!
    Thanks so much for your continued support.
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  9. I love your description of the TIM HOLTZ THINGY!!!! Smashign card - hope hubby will return home soon too


  10. So cute card ! Love it !