Saturday, 9 June 2012

LIM week 71 - use a flourish, one layer

I've been such a good girl today! I've been doing housework before making any cards. I steam cleaned the kitchen and bathroom, defrosted the freezer, hoovered by actually moving things (in the craft room too!!)!, and baked these banana muffins from the new book by the winner of the last British Bake Off - Jo Wheatley
Then I sat down to watch some of a Barbara Gray DVD and fell asleep!!!!
Anyway, Chrissie and Mandi want to see flourishes this week on the Less is More Challenge. I've used an Anna Griffin stamp twice and a Big n Juicy Pad  in Hydrangea. The sentiment is from a Debbie Moore stamp set.
Before you go just to share this tale with you. I needed an orange to zest for the muffins. I bought one yesterday in Tesco priced 25p (I know!) got home and realised that the checkout lad had charged me for a Clementine which made it 66p! I did see him having a bit of a faff with it but thought no more of it. It isn't worth the petrol or time to go back so I decided on a different route and wrote on their facebook wall with this picture, the mug to show the size difference. Pointing out that surely there staff should be trained to know the difference between an orange and a Clementine.
At first they just said they could understand how frustrating it was and to go back and get their twice the difference refund. I pointed out I was making the muffins and would not have the orange to take back and then got someone else who offered to put the difference onto my clubcard which I accepted. Sorry for the long post - you are probably ready for a sleep yourselves now!
I'd also like to enter this card into Oldie but a Goodie challenge - anything goes, the A Griffin stamps I bought last summer from QVC. BTW I made their top three on the last challenge - thanks very much.


Katina said...

Well done you for saying something about being overcharged. Glad you got a refund too.

Love your card. The colours you've stamped in are lovely. Your muffins look delicious!

Suze Bain said...

Well first of all, no wonder you needed a snooze after all that housework and as for Tesco - if he wasn't sure what type of fruit it was, you'd think he'd just have asked you! Anyway your flourishes are fabulous. A lovely card. xx

Chrissie said...

You've been really busy today Linby, it made me feel tired just to read about everything you did. I would have felt mad about the overcharging too, and I'm really glad you got a positive outcome without spending money on petrol!
Clever thought... using technology to solve the prob.
Your card is fab by the way!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Julie Brooks said...

Beautiful colours.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Linby

What a gorgeous flourish stamp so classy. Hats off to you for getting so much done before you started crafting today and for making a stand with Tesco!

PS I would have had a sleep after all that too - mind you I don't need much of an excuse for a little afternoon snooze!

Merry said...

You do these one layer cards so well...this card is very pretty. Well done on getting your money back too....quite often it is not worth the time and effort.

Kathyk said...

GORGEOUS flourish project and WELL DONE for standing up and being refunded


Lisa Jane said...

Make no wonder Tescos make so much profit - well done you for taking them to task.. bet the muffins taste even better lol
Love the flourish .. the colours are gorgeous
Thanks for joining us at Oldie But a goodie
Lisa x

Carole said...

Gorgeous flourish Linby, I love it!

Yum, those banana muffins look delic! Wouldn't mind a cup of tea and a muffin right about now.

Lynn said...

Hi there, all that cleaning puts me to shame! Your card is gorgeous, and your banana muffins look pretty yummy too. Lynn x

Loli said...

Hola Linn, well done!!!!the big companies are really thiefs and at last your muffins look FABULOUS YUMMY!!!!like your card, these flourishes are gorgeous, fantastic colouring, your kitchen towel...God save the queen!!!:D:D:D, perfect for tea time:D
A hug from a avery, very hot place:C

Mandi said...

Well done on sorting TEsco Lynn, it;s the principal eh!
Super card, love the solours, those flourishes are FAB

I'd have fallen asleep watching BG too hehe

Thanks very much
"Less is More"

Jules said...

Hi Linby

I'm not surprised you fell asleep .. .. what a lot you managed to fit into you day .. . . including a gorgeous card.

Loving the swirls very much!

Well done on sorting out your refund too. Just shows it pays to check your till receipts!!

Hope you have a good Sunday.

Love Jules xx

Bea said...

fab card - I think Anna Griffin has some lovely stamps - I have some lovely borders by her.

M said...

Great flourishes, really elegant. And I love the colours you've used! M x

Kaz said...

Gorgeous stamp and colours on this card. You had such a busy day, I hope you get to relax more today!

Anne said...

How annoying about the orange disguised as a clementine! Anyhow the muffins look yummy and the colours of your swirls are super!

Maggie J said...

I know it was frustrating for you when you were overcharged at Tesco but the way one thing led to 20 other things did make me smile! Your cards are lovely and the muffins look good too. Bravo for thinking of a way of complaining without the drag of going back to the store.
Maggie J

Rosemary said...

your card is just lovely, lynn!! so glad you were able to get a refund without having to head back to the store!! and the muffins look just yummy!!

Vicky Hayes said...

You must've been exhausted after all that activity Linby but not too tired to make your beautiful card! I love the flourish in these shades and I like the way you've positioned your sentiment in the curve of one of the flourishes. The muffins look delicious and I was very interested to hear the supermarket's reaction to your facebook message. How resourceful to sort it out without wasting any petrol. Vicky x

Faith A said...

Smashing card, love the colours.

Good for you and clever to have thought of putting it on their facebook page with a picture, at least you had money back AND used it.

KatzElbows said...

Would you like to pop round and do some cleaning here? No? Can't say I blame you!

You've made me want to get my big and juice rainbow pads out! Great card, especially with the flourish going off the edge. I always like that and here it suggests and multitude of flourishes.


Lynne said...

Fab card Lynn, love that flourish stamp.
Lynne xxx

Susan said...

Linby, that flourish stamp is gorgeous and I love the color you chose to stamp it in!! I'm impressed that the store responded to you via cool is that! Happy results! You asked about my last zentangle card...yep...I drew it. I'm getting more and more into my tangles. I find that it really relaxes me.

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful colors on your flourish. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love. Hugs.

Viv's Visuals said...

good on you for not letting them get away with the overcarging - wonder how many people actually check their receipts - my OH is on a rant to the same supermarket - cos each time he goes into our local one they've moved everything round and he has to spend ages looking for the few things he wants!
The muffins look scrummy!!
But the flourish is scrummier!! Great card!

Elaine said...

Great card - love the shaded colours of the flourish and your muffins look great too!!

Inkyfingers said...

I'm amazed you had the energy to make a card after you household exertions Lynn! The muffins look great and good on you for taking on Tesco. The card is lovely and the two tone flourishes are gorgeous.

Aileen said...

Love those fabby colours and your cakes look delish. x

Deanna said...

This is just lovely and great layout!