Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Robin Red Breast

This is a scheduled post as I am still on holidays. I am in Filey, North Yorkshire enjoying a beach chalet style of life with Dh's cousin and his lovely wife. They keep a beach chalet year round and have decorated it in a British Flag theme. I will post pictures once home as it is truly fabulous!
We have a great routine of beach mornings with the dog and then home for lunch and on to other plans for the day. The days seem to unfold with a relaxed, idyllic style and it is wonderful.

I do have a card to share, another from my cardmaking blitz this summer up at the lake.
The card is a little too plain for my liking but I was really getting to the bottom of the bit and bobs I brought up to the lake. It was getting hard to be as creative when I was running out of supplies!  I was chanting Less Is More, over and over as I made it...but it did not help!

I do love the robin though...and I have come to the realization that I must love K & Co too! I have noticed that more often than not, when I go to write my card recipe, there it is, K & CO, listed over and over...shame they are not sponsoring me!
I just seem to pick up their 3D sheets whenever they go on sale...that way I have some pretty elements ready when my mojo goes walkabout.

This Less is More card has 5 elements...a piece of DP, a kraft card stock die cut, a piece of chipboard from you know where, a K & Co 3D robin and some diamond bling. That is it! I even managed to keep the lid on the cream paint this time!

Here is a close up of the detail of the K & Co 3D bird.
This is another one that will go into the inspirational cards box...I may use it to write a letter or I may stamp a sentiment inside just depends on the individual circumstance when it is called into play!

No recipe today as this card is so easy and I have already basically listed everything in the narrative above.

Since I did manage to employ one measly snippet of kraft card  stock for the die cut, I will take this card over to Di @ Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets, and join in the fun.

I will appologize to the others who have joined in there, this week. While on holidays I am not getting round to my usual visiting and comments. Usually, I try to visit everyone who drops by Di's Pixies Crafty Workshop...Will return to visiting you all again, when we are back home.


MagsB said...

This is such a lovely CAS card, I love the shabby chic vibe! Isn't it satisfying to use up snippets and stash? And isn't it strange how there are always more snippets and stash left over???!

Your holiday sounds just perfect! Enjoy!!

love Mags B x

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful card Mo, I love the bird, the frame and the paper.
Kevin xx

Tracy said...

I don't blame you for nabbing those K&Co. embellishments. Their animals and florals are some of the loveliest pieces out there. The robin is a perfect example and you achieved that "less is more" you were chanting for. Lovely card. :-)

Redanne said...

Your card is so beautiful, it really does not need anything else added. You have created wonderful symmetry with your elements - I love it! How I envy you being on the Filey coast too.... Hugs, Anne x

Di said...

Beautiful card Mo! I can see why you adore Kay and Co. goodies so much.

Don't fret about not hopping round the Playground - we just want to see your holiday photos at some point.

Hugs, Di xx

Karen Petitt said...

You are not the only one who likes/loves K&Co! I've used most of my stash up now but I had a lot of their papers and embellishments. Still have quite a few embellishments in fact lol! Beautiful card and that bird is gorgeous.
Hope you are enjoying your visit and time with the two Sue's! hugs Karen x

MaryH said...

Maureen, I don't think your pretty card needs anything else to make it be more lovely. I buy a lot of the K&Co too, on sale when I can find it. Loved your dimensional robin, perfect embellie with your DP. Loved that kraft diecut too. It looks very 'clean', but also still with your vintage touch. I'm lovin' this look on your cards. Glad you're still having fun. Just saw another blog where you were meeting up with a poster (or else since I'm so late gettin' round, you've already done so). Hope it is/?was?! fun! Hugs & TFS

Hettie said...

What a gorgeous card you have created here Mo. I just love the soft muted colours of this card Mo.
I cannot believe your trip is coming to an end.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Well you may think its "a little too plain" . . . but I absolutely LOVE it to pieces!

Sarn xxx

Kathleen said...

Hi, What a shame, I have been at Filey at my Daughters holiday place at The Bay and if I had known we may have been able to meet up, we are at home at the moment.
Fabulous card, love the Robin and the layout.
Hope the weather has been kind to you.

Kath x

Tracy said...

Your card is very pretty. Even though you say your card is plain, it really isn't. I know we as crafters think we need everything with so much detail or it should take awhile to make. But sometimes we need to just keep it simple :)
I hope you are having a wonderful holiday

Planetsusie said...

I like this loads Maureen - sometimes I think it works out well when you don't have all your stash with you and you have to use what is there! The colours are really subtle and gentle (if you know what I mean here) and really go well with your birdy!

Lots of love to you and safe journey home.

Sue Pxxx

Pia S said...

I don't think this card is plain at all - I think less is more with this design! Lovely shabby chic look!

Glenda Atkins said...

Very lovely your 5 elements make for one beautiful card. I too love K &Co!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mo
This is gorgeous... Love the Robin....
Hugs Sylvie xxx