Saturday, October 22, 2011

Less is More - week 38 - Polkadots

Morning LIMettes! Lovely autumnal day here in West Midlands and it's my birthday - but I'm not giving my age away!!!!!! Suffice to say I'll not see 21 again!
So today at Less is More it's POLKADOTS. Great, I love spotty cards. Mine is a 5inch square pale blue pearl card that I embossed with a Creative Expressions embossing folder. The dots are slightly bigger on this folder which I like. I printed the sentiment on my pc and then just lightly coloured the edges of the card to tie in with the blue printing. The flower is  the Chinese rose by Marianne and the leaves are also a Marianne die. I touched the edges of the leaves and rose with the same blue to make them pop off the page. I might add 3 pearls later if I can just work out the right place for them.

Off now to have a lazy day, playing with my new smartphone (a present to me from me) and dreaming looking forward to my pressie from OH. He's taking me to London next week to 'An Evening with Alan Titchmarsh' who I think is the best 'gardeny' person ever - though I haven't quite forgiven him for leaving Gardeners' World - my Friday evenings are not the same now!! (How sad is that eh?)


Loli said...

beautiful card Diane, i love the paper card base, so elegant, fab flower...well done, Diane.
A happy birthday hug from Palma

Gibmiss said...

Hi Diane
Fabby card...Happy Birthday....enjoy your Day.....

Chrissie said...

Happy Birthday Di, I hope you have a lovely day!
This is a super card to start it off!
Thanks so much for joining us on your 'special day'.
"Less is More"

Jan said...

Happy birthday Di! Love your card xx Jan

Kimberley said...

Happy Birthday. I can't say anything about your card other than FABULOUS!

Vicky Hayes said...

Happy birthday to you Diane - hope you have a fabulous day! What lovely prezzies - especially the trip to see AT! Your card is gorgeous - love the monochrome scheme! Vx

nicky said...

Happy Birhtday Diane .
Your card is so so so stunning

dizzy di said...

Happy Birthday Diane!!!
Just found your blog and might I say "I'm very impressed"
I just love your style.
This polka dot entry is superb ;o)

TAM said...

Fabulous card Di.
Enjoy your birthday - you share it with my daughter who is 17 today (obviously a day for special people)

Jenny said...

Such a pretty card Diane, love the tone on tone colours.
Hope you have a great day today..... These smartphones are addictive!
Jenny x

Margaret said...

Lovely card Di. Enjoy your birthday
Margaret x

Beryl K said...

Happy Birthday Diane, love your card it's gorgeous
Beryl x

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful card Diane and Happy Birthday, have a fabulous day! xx

Mandi said...

Happy birthday Di
We love Alan Titchmarsh too, he was our Lord Lieutenant for the island a couple of years ago, met hm at a charity dinner too...nice man! Seen him in Marksies here too, I have to tell Mum NOT to cal out hehe
Oh your card is gorgeous
Thank you
mandi LIM

Lynne said...

Super card Di. Love that EF and it works really well on pearlescent card. Hope you`ve had a fabby day.
Lynne xxx

Pauline said...

Happy birthday to you, hope you're having a wonderful day! Gorgeous card, love the embossed dots, and the shimmery card stock.

Anne said...

Happy birthday! Have you read Alan Titchmarsh's new book? Great ghost story, interesting rather than frightening... oh love your cad too lol!

Suzilou said...

Ooo have a fab birthday. Love your card and gorgeous pearl paper :)

Linby said...

A lovely card very CAS. Belated birthday wishes.

Zoechaos said...

Delightful card, love the colour and elegant simplicity XOXO Zoe