Monday, 8 February 2016

LIM 5th Birthday - white on white


The Less is More challenge is 5 years old! Where does the time go - I've been playing along for all that time, although in recent years not every week.I've been a winner and showcased a few times which I take as a very high accolade indeed. Congratulations ladies and here's to the next 5 years.

The LIM challenge is white on white and the die I have used is one that Anne from LIM used a while ago, and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it as it is very close to my favourite designer rose by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

It's been sitting on my desk and not quite made it to a card, so this was the week for it. I've used Tattered lace pierced squares for the bases and embossed in silver the sentiment.

As I have a box of white snippets and all these pieces came from it I am off to show everyone in the snippets playground. But before I do......

A few weeks ago I was very lucky to be able to go to a workshop sponsored by Boots No7. Boots is a Nottingham firm although now has US owners and there was also an exhibition all about the brand which was fascinating. At the workshop we got all the materials to make a little purse and try out some techniques. I chose to use some vintage Boots branding and a transfer method onto aida cloth.

 For the other side of my bag I used some Nottingham lace and other embellishments that were provided. As a bit of a social historian I loved playing with the images and also to have this wonderful keepsake.
Afternoon tea was provided and at the end of the workshop we all got a very generous Boots No7 goody bag which I was not expecting. A fab workshop all together.
Here's a photo of how the tables were set up with all the materials on cake stands.
 and here I am really concentrating......


19 comments:

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous card for LIM ... very elegant.
Elaine

creationsnz said...

Fabulous white card, I like how you showcased the one bloom.

brenda said...

That sounds like a great workshop to attend Lynn.

Your WOW card is beautifully elegant.

B x

Di said...

LOVE this card Lynn - so classy and definitely very CRM too! Lovely indeed.

Hugs

Di xx

Viv's Visuals said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Now I have to HAVE that die! This is beautiful. x

Barb said...

I love you white on white card. It looks as if you had a great day. What a pretty purse. Barbxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Evening Linby what a beautiful white card I must say I love the die you have used and your design is wonderful.
Debs xxx
{Debs Cards}


Valerie Nolan said...

Fab card love that die!
Val x

Sarita said...

Stunning!
Sarita xx

SARN said...

Lovely W.o.W card and how fab to go on that Boots event. xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love the crisp and gorgeous WOW card, Linby! And that bag just blew my socks off!!

BTW, yippie! Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition from Less Is More!!! Hugs, Darnell

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fabulously, elegantly, strikingly White on White Linby. Love your take on the challenge and Thanks for sharing at Less is More 5th Birthday challenge this week. Sarah

scrappymo! said...

This WOW card is gorgeous. I also love the focus on the single flower combined with the decadent corner die.

I really enjoyed the Boots photos. I think the idea of presenting the supplies on the cake tiers was a wonderful idea. I used to join in The Counterfeit Kit Challenge. It was a month long challenge where you made up a kit from your onhand supplies and then tried to scrapbook from that kit for the month.
People named their kits and presented them in fabulous staged photo ops. The cake tier idea would be fabulous there.

scrappymo! said...

This WOW card is gorgeous. I also love the focus on the single flower combined with the decadent corner die.

I really enjoyed the Boots photos. I think the idea of presenting the supplies on the cake tiers was a wonderful idea. I used to join in The Counterfeit Kit Challenge. It was a month long challenge where you made up a kit from your onhand supplies and then tried to scrapbook from that kit for the month.
People named their kits and presented them in fabulous staged photo ops. The cake tier idea would be fabulous there.

Neets B said...

I can see why you wanted that corner die, so lovely. Looks gorgeous on this white on white beauty.
Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Chrissie said...

This looks completely awesome Linby, what fab dies!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful card beautiful designand the bag is stunning.

I started my working life in Boots, when it was all still British and Head Office in Nottingham, I loved it and was a "real" Boots girl.

Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful card beautiful designand the bag is stunning.

I started my working life in Boots, when it was all still British and Head Office in Nottingham, I loved it and was a "real" Boots girl.

Anne said...

Linby it looks fab in white, think I need to CASE you if that's ok?
Thanks so much for joining our 5th birthday celebration challenge!
Anne
"Less is More"