Saturday, July 2, 2011

Less is More - week 22- BLUE

This is so spooky!! I've been catching up on making family and friends' birthday cards this week and as most of them were for men, guess what?................. Yup, most of them had a blue theme!
But I had to make a special effort for the lovely Lady and Diva Lims so I made another one this morning. Just a quickie because I'm off to a special school reunion later this morning. The school that I left (can you believe it) 50 years ago - yes I AM that old - is 100 years old this year so they're having a centenary celebration. Can't wait to see how many girls turn up and to see how we've all changed!
I'm sorry I'm rambling again - so with a blue theme I made this 'Just to say' card. It's a 5 inch square dark blue base card (some I had left over from making Christmas cards a couple of years ago) and I scored a couple of lines to help keep the little squares straight! These are just bits out of my 'odds' drawer. Then I added a dotted line with a white pen and did a ............HANDWRITTEN! - yes handwritten sentiment also in white. I used to have very good handwriting (years of practise working in a school) and wondered if it was still as good. What do you think. Should I have put a printed one on?
Off to get ready for my day out now. No doubt I'll see you later with another one - I'm loving this week's theme.
Close up of my handwriting.

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48 comments:

Jess said...

looks great. your handwriting is fab!

Mandi said...

Hi Di
We do read our LIMettes minds did you not know? lol
Super card, love the simplicity
i think your handwriting is pretty much as good as printed! FAB
Enjoy the reunion
Thank you
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Gibmiss said...

Hi Fabby card ....
love the hand writing
hugs
sylvie
xxxxx

Julie said...

Brilliant! I think there needs to be a new range of sentiments stamps released in "Di's script" I'd never have realised it was hand written. You could make yourself some pocket money if you got the stamps made;)
Have a great reunion,Julie x

Sandra said...

your handwriting is much better than mine, looking forward to Wednesday .......... your hols.
lovely card by the way

Suzilou said...

Lovely card and WOW! to your handwriting, just perfect :)

Jill said...

Just love this card, Diane! It works beautifully!

Jill S

Craftilicious said...

love it - the dark base is yummy!

Loli said...

Hola Diane, thank you for your comment, i'm happy to see you in my blog.
Beautiful card Diane, i love the track of pet, fantastic idea,well done.
A hug from Palma

Sally said...

Great handwriting, really neat with lovely lettering. A nice, simple but effective card. Enjoy your school reunion, I went to one a few years ago & loved meeting up with all my old classmates.
Sally x

Michelle said...

Hi

I saw your card over at Less Is More and thought I would come take a closer look.

What a lovely card, your handwriting is beautiful, would not have known it wasn't stamped if you had not said.

Michelle :o)

nicky said...

wow such a fabby card
Nicky

Lynne said...

Fab card.
Lynne xxx

GinaA said...

Great idea, love the stiching detail and the HANDWRITTEN sentiment is georgeous.

Helene said...

Great card. Your handwriting is so good that if you hadn't said so I would have assumed it was printed or a stamp. Wow!

Kaz said...

WOW...I wish my handwriting was as neat as yours! FAB card.
Kaz xx

Ang C said...

A beautiful card - lovely handwriting

Jo Street said...

A gorgeous card, love the handwriting, soooo jealous!
Jo x

Victoria said...

another fab card Di, wish my heandwriting was so neat
hugs
Victoria
x

Ruth M said...

Lovely card and your handwriting looks perfect - fabulous job!

Angelnorth said...

Looks great on the dark card base - very stylish!

Debgem said...

This is superb - love the deep blue cardbase and the squares. Your handwritten sentiment is fab!

Faith A said...

Love all the squares, GREAT handwriting.

Dana Leigh said...

Great card and your handwriting is perfect!!

Hazel said...

Love those embossed squares. Hazel x

Rachelxx said...

Love the patchwork effect. I've used freehand writing on my card too but mine is copying a script - not my own wonderful handwriting like yours is :-)

VICTORIA said...

Great card. good luck in challenge. Victoria :)

Annes Art said...

Beautiful card!!

Sally H said...

fabulous! I love it! I think I could do with handwriting lessons from you! I can do it about 4 inches tall on the board, but this small I am not good at!

kingstonmama said...

Love your blocks of color and fab handwritten sentiment!

Vicky Hayes said...

My goodness Diane - I'm SO impressed with the handwritten sentiment! A great card too. Hope you had fun at your reunion.

Meggymay said...

Super card, love your handwriting. Yvonne

Molecraft said...

Fabulous card, great design and your handwriting is amazing!
Helen x

Brenda Dean said...

What a lovely card!

Anne said...

Amazing handwriting, blimey I'd be happy if people could just read mine lol. Stunning c&s card, have fun at the reunion
Anne
x

Debs M said...

great card, nice handwriting!

Jenny said...

I love the patchwork squares Di, a brilliant CAS design :)
Jenny x

Zoechaos said...

Lovely card. XOXO Zoe

Theresa said...

Perfect!! The writing is just fabulous.

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card, and you are sooo brave to write on your card
Beryl x

fatmonica said...

It's lovely.The handwriting is brilliant!

Wendy M said...

Great way to use up scraps, I am putting this one in my sketchbook for sure :-)

Shelley Starkis said...

This is so elegant! Your handwriting is beautiful!

The Crafty Elf said...

Your hand written sentiment looks like you used a stamp - good for you, it's awesome! Have a great time at your schools birthday celebration and enjoy seeing how everyone has changed.

Sue - said...

Lovely card

Sandy said...

These little squares make a fab card,
Sandy

Angela Weimer said...

A lovely card and very nice handwriting. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Aileen said...

Love the squares and I like your handwritten sentiment. x