I have been a bit of a slacker in the crafty department this week or so it may seem, but it has in fact been just the opposite ! Right here come the excuses , firstly big birthday week Stavroula was on Wednesday, I was on Thursday and my oldest `Greek friend ( I don’t mean in years ) was on Friday which meant lot’s of cards and gift making this week ( I always leave everything until the last minute ! ) This accompanied with lunches and evenings out, champagne drinking and a lot of excess in the food department have kept me away from you all ! ( what do you mean you didn’t know I was gone ! ) Husband took me out to get a couple of ” rig outs ” and to wine and dine me so I have been finding it difficult to get back into my craft room plus it’s over 30 degrees here and the outside world has been beckoning !
I also had great news this week when I learnt that I had been appointed DT member for Sassylilsketches who not only have a great challenge blog for scrapbookers and card makers but a fabulous forum for all things crafty and creative, so another reason to celebrate.
What am I leading up to well, I feel like a bit of a cheat I only made two cards for Less is More this week who’s theme is ” Button or Ribbon ” ( or plural thereof ) I usually make a few but hubby has been lurking around my craft room door all morning and has been enticing me by quoting dishes from my favourite seafood restaurant and reciting the wine list to me so……..sorry Mandi and Chrissie but I am weak and have given in to temptation and taken up his offer of lunch by the sea.
So here are my two very simple cards even by Less is More standards.
See ya !
I'm Loving your cards xx Jan
looks like you had a terrific week!!! panda tetoia!!! love your cards too!
Super cards Marie… they look fabulous! A belated happy birthday too! Sounds like you've been having a wonderful time!Thanks so muchChrissieLady LIM"Less is More"
wow… four fabby cards! the less is more cards are brilliant!
H ζέστη δεν σε αποδιοργάνωσε όπως βλέπω,ίσα ίσα που σε έπνευσε περισσότερο!!!!
Hola Marie, thank you for your beautiful comments, i'm feel so goood.For my weaving card all you need is…PATIENCE :Dfantastic cards, Marie, great ideas,the concept of Remember card is fantastic!Good Job.Congratulations for your MEGAPARTIESBIRHTDAY, and for to be a DT in a blog.Have a nice week and a hug from Palma
They are fab cards and shows less IS more !A belated happy birthday and a big thank you for hearing my plea for help.x
Fab projects, (love your LIM card) Happy Birthday and Congratulations on your DT slot too – sounds like you've been having a ball!Kathyk
Hi Marie,you've made 2 beautiful cards! Love the font you've used on the first one. I also want to wish you a happy and unforgettable birthday :)Thanx for your visit and oh so sweet comment!Hugs,Lins 😉
FAN-TABULOUS cards!Belated birthday wishes tooThanks so muchDiva LIM"Less is More"
Happy belated birthday Marie, sounds like a fun week:)I love your cards for LIM, the ribbon on the finger is an awesome idea. Dom't blame you for passing up crafts for dining out especially by the sea :)Jenny x
These are Showcase material if ever I saw some – FANTASTIC! Belated Happy Birthday Marie xxx
Fab cards Marie and belated birthday greetings! Congrats on the DT call, well deserved:) I'm surprised you were hesitating about a fishy lunch with wine, that or craft, no contest!!!Val x
Two super cards Marie, hope you enjoyed lunch. Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday – you have had a busy week. Carol x
Apologies for missing your birthday I plead complete ignorance of the occasion. Less is more is so your style two fabulous cards! XOXO Zoe
Να ζήσεις Μarie και χρόνια πολλά πολλά 🙂 πολύ χαίρομαι που περνάς καλά και έχεις και έμπνευση και συνεχίζεις τα αριστουργήματά σου. Καλή συνέχεια σε ότι κάνεις. φιλιά
Lovely cards, you have been busy x
Hi Marie,As much as I love crafting I think a seaside greek lunch would win every time especially in 30 degrees. (it's been cold and wet here this week)Marvellous cards, love the 'finger' fab idea. Congrats on your DT appointment-well deserved.
Beautiful cards !Carol W
Oh! only you could put one finger up and get away with it LOL. I LOVE these cards, so clever, they had to be from you.
A belated Happy Birthday – hope you had a lovely day. I love the cards .. the mannequin with the punch button border is my favourite ..Lisa x
Wow your less is more is so less, but I know what you mean it's comeing up with the ideas that takes the time :)Glad you had a fab birthday Hugs Von x
oh wow hun what can I say well first so sorry for missing your birthday hun,hope you had a brilliant day,and what can I say hun you really have the cas down,perfectly,just stunning cards hun you are so talented,brilliant work hun love hugs cheryl xxxx
Wow-wow-wow – all pieces are breathtaking. Your Less is More cards are outstanding, those CAS cards are really difficult for me.
Great cards but I really love the first one-I love that knot on the finger!
Love your cards, especially the 2nd one! Very eye-catching. Congratulations on your DT appt! Another few weeks and I will see some of that sun in Crete! Maria x
Both fab cards :o) Hope you had a lovely birthday and congrats on your new DT post! Lisa x
Hi Marie, I'm sorry I missed your Birthday, sounds like you've been having fun and I'm very glad to hear it:0) Thank you so much for your congrats and I have to say congrats to you!! A new DT position, well deserved:0) I love your new cards, totally simple and so effective, love them:0) So a very happy belated birthday to you, Hugs Gay xxx
I'm so happy you are weak and soppy and you have a wonderful husband to entice you away from your arty room. Sounds divine! Lunch by the sea .. what could be better. The cards you have made are stunning in their simplicity. The birthday week you describe is the envy of all of us I'm sure. Keep on enjoying every moment. xxDonna
dear Marie,Congrats on yr DT postion! Hope you have recovered enoughfrom the birthdays for the additional responsibility. LOL. Love these two simple cards..especially the mannequin one!take care, gerri
Your Less is More cards are very creative and beautiful, Marie. Hope your birthday was as special as you are! You are a generous blogger. I always appreciate your visits. I'm glad you got gorgeous birthday cards.
Hi marie!! i am glad you liked your card and i hope you had a nice day ( week) of celebrating. Both card you made are lovely but my favorite is the 2nd, love the details on the side. Channa
I adore your two cards Marie! The graphic colours and little details always make your cards eye catching. Glad you've had good week – I can't imagine you were exactly dragged from your craft room kicking and screaming! Vx
Simple and beautiful. And I know, too, it takes lots of time in any case! 🙂
Hi Marie. Sounds like you had a great birthday and lots of celebrations. Lovely cards. Regards Florence x
Sounds like you've had a great week. Your two LIM cards are so fab & original, especially the knot on the finger. Super duper. xx
I love the first one – so original – you always have such funky ideas!
Love the knotted finger card, fun idea. x
Fabulous cards and a belated Happy Birthday
Fab cards from you and from your friends who remembered your birthday. Glad you had a good few days celebrating. Oh for some of your sunshine. (Tell a lie as we have had a bit of it this weekend)
Both cards are striking – the one with the finger made me laugh 🙂 and I LOVE the one with the dressform – your cards are always so unique and gorgeoussss!!
Two brilliant cards, love the hand one with the ribbon.Oh sorry it's late, Happy Birthday.Kath x
Hi Marie,Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments.Your cards are fabulous! Simply class!Belated birthday wishes from me, too x
What wonderful creations! I think your metal embellishments are fantastic – look grungy enough to me 🙂 Lynn x
Very creative card! Well done!
Hi MarieYour cards are fab I love them both and I love the birthday cards you received too. Belated birthday wishes to you! Seafood lunch by the sea I can see why you were talked into that!!!Take careTina
Perfect examples of CAS! Love the dress form but they are both wonderful! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog! Look forward to seeing and hearing more from you. Happy belated birthday!Suzanne
Two fabulous cards for LIM, yes so simple, but stunning in their design and effect! And two gorgeous cards from your friends too.
Belated Happy Birthday! That finger with the ribbon tied round it is inspired, what a great idea and 2 lovely cardsAnnex
Two fab cards, they are very eyecatching. Love the 2nd one best.Sounds like you had a great week – Happy belated birthday.Avril
Awesome cards…and so creative! LOVE the first one!! My Card is here
Fab cards and very original ideas. I love the dress form one.Linbyx
Wow these are stunning! I love the one with the dress makers dummy and the gorgeous button shapes!Love Beth xx
Two fabulous cards! The ribbon on the finger is so clever.Who could resist lunch by the sea? 🙂
Great cards – love the humour of the first one and the ribbon looks great. Gill x