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Monday, 21 March 2011

Less is More and more and more......
















Hi, its been a combination of a bad day and a good day today. Went to the hospital for the after Op review, resulting in the Consultant wants to do more to me, and its not nice.........still we all have our little hobbies don't we, but don't fancy his hobby much..........lol The good part was I held my great grandson for the first time, aaah bliss...........

I keep meaning to take part more often in the blog Less is More (a clean and simple challenge blog) but time often escapes me. This week the subject is Masculine and it gave me a chance to use my new stamp by Crafty Individuals. The words are a bit quirky, but thats my awful sense of humour. I also had a play with the mini cards from Papermania keeping these clean and simple, great fun.

Hope you all have had a goodly day. Am off now to look at all your lovely new creations. Thank you for popping by, Take care, Annette x

66 comments:

Carol Q said...

gorgeous cards Netty, love that banner stamp and your watercoloured/stamped flowers. good luck with your further proddings by the docs.

donna said...

Sorry to hear the bad news which hopefully turns into good news. Your cards are wonderful. I love all of stamps you have used and your inking is superb! And yes I always have a shell or a rock in my pocket.Hugs...Donna

McCrafty's Cards said...

these are all gorgeous cards Annette, I think ive got some post from you, it has an eye watching me lol so I cant open it :o( lol. good luck with your tests.
Kevin xx

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Annette, sorry about the bad news and happy for your good day :0)
I'm loving your new cards, so CAS, yummy red can can girls, love them all. Fingers crossed for a good luck sort of day tomorrow and the next day and next and next you get my drift?:0) xxx

Lizzy xx said...

Gorgeous card Netty...you have been busy :D
Hope all goes well with the further tests hun

xx Lizzy xx :)

Meggymay said...

Netty they are all super cards, they have your special touch.
I have my fingers crossed for your next hospital session. hugs xx

Jo said...

Sorry about your bad news. All of these cards are great, a lovely selection. Jo x

Cheryl said...

oh hun hope they do not have to do too much to you,all that prodding,you take it easy,as for your cards hun you really have mastered,the clean and simple look,these are great works of art hun adore that,crafy individuals card,and that water colored stamped flower love the addition of the banners,too,brilliant,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

ThinkInk Creative said...

Gorgeous cards and I love your sense of humour. I daresay your sense of fun is reflected on all your cards here. Well done. Handmade cards are better when injected with some personality.

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Brenda Brown said...

Oh how lovely to hold your great grandson, that is so special. As for the hospital, good luck I hope things get sorted very soon.
Love your cards, such a variety and all of them have something different to look at and something that really catches the eye.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

PetraB said...

Wonderful quirky cards ... the cancan girls being my favourite. The card has such a vibrant colour.
Cross my fingers that hopefully everything goes ok with the doctor. Good luck!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great cards Netty, really love the flower one which looks like a watercolour effect, love the flowers. Is that a stamp? All your creations are wonderful and I love the bunting. Tracy x

Susan said...

Big congrats on your new great-grandson! How precious! Love all your cards...very nicely done!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I'm sorry to hear the bad news and don't blame you for not liking his hobby. Here's hoping that it's not all that bad and doesn't keep you from creating your beautiful art. I love that banner stamp!

Shannon said...

I'm so sorry to hear you're having to go to the doctor for anything at all. I hope you're doing okay? I love Crafty Individuals, not only do all their stamps rock and all their images and papers (and now their new tags too), but Malcolm and Jean are the two nicest people ever. I like the simplicity in these cards you did. Sometimes I need to focus on doing much simpiler cards and projects every now and then. I'd love to know where you got the banner stamp. Banners are so, so popular right now, they are everywhere. It's funny how the mixed media world and scrapbooking and card making world go through these trends. This years it seems to be banners, flags and those rosettes. At any rate, sorry to babble on and on. I always enjoy viewing your artwork. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful collection of cards Netty love the wording on the top one and then each one down for different reasons guess you have sorted out quite a few of your upcoming card requirements now LOL

Sorry to hear the hospital news hope one last not so nice will be an end to it for you. You did have a lovely reward holding your greatgrand son. XOXO Zoe

wearestampers said...

Great cards Annette! Loving the floral one best! Hope all goes well with your Doc and you!!
Pam

Lori said...

Lovely cards, Netty, love them all. And I for one LOVE your sense of humor. Peas in a pod, we are. lol. Hope you are not looking at too many more Dr. visits...

Gerri Herbst said...

All of these are fabulous. Simple elements done so wonderfully. I have to admit I like the can can dancer.take care hope all goes well with your tests, dearie. gerri

JeanFB said...

WOW! You have been a busy girl. These are all so fabulously gorgeous. I am fascinated by clean and simple cards that are also vintage (or goth!) - such an unexpected and delightful combination, and you are expert at it. Thanks for the inspiration! Beautiful!

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

Wow - to behold such talent! Each one of your cards is such a delight. Thanks for posting here!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Glad that you enjoyed my magnolias.
You are such a talented gal!
Barb

kay said...

super cards nettie,good luck with the hospital,x

Fliss said...

These are all absolutely gorgeous Netty. Less most definitely is more!!!

Sorry to hear you have to have more hospital stuff and hope it all gets sorted out soon.
Sending best wishes, Fliss xx

Chrissie said...

What a fabulous bunch of cards, you have certainly been busy.
Wishing you all good wishes for what is to come!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Daniele said...

what a great array of cards...lovin them all but esp. love the flowery painty one....how did you do it, tutorials needed, thats a hint Annette....lol
hugs

Paula said...

you've nailed the Less is More challenge this week Netty...Im going to be bold and say I thinks its your best CAS card to date.
Ive failed miserably at this weeks challenge....me and masculine cards just dont mix lol

Von said...

Super cards Annette :) the flower card is awesome.:P Aww that new baby smell ;)
Keep positive
Hugs Von x

Anesha said...

Stunning creations, love the flower with the watercolour effect. Hope things improve for you. Hugs Anesha

craftattack said...

Great work as always, Netty. Sorry that the doc is after you!!

Kathyk said...

LOvely card - really like the crafty individuals stamps

Kathyk

Suze Bain said...

Wow, you have been busy. They're all fabulous cards. x

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow wow big applause for all this wonderful cards.
Absolutely great. I love them all.

Julie Shoemaker said...

Beautiful work on all Nettie. Thank you for the 'heads up' on the CAS sight. I'm sorry to hear you don't have a clean bill of health yet. Keeping you in prayer.

Jan said...

I just love these and the colorful banner looks great with the black on white images :)

Kristel said...

Wowww these are all very stunning Nettie!!
Hugs Kristel

Mandi said...

Great cards, love the bunting Its fabulous
Thanks as always
mandi
"LEss is More"

Viv said...

Great cards Netty, sorry about the doctors prodding...not nice:O( nice about your holding the baby though :O)Viv xx

Minxy said...

A beautiful collection of amazing cards x Loving the bunting :D

1CardCreator said...

So sorry you will need more done Annette. Gorgeous cards, so many very, very cool cards!

Linda R. said...

Your cards look wonderful my sweet friend.. I just love your style.. they look like little pieces of art to me.. I am hoping everything goes OK at the DR.. I will keep you in my thoughts...

Hugs, Linda

Maggie said...

Fab cards Netty love them all, how fantastic to hold your ggrandson for the first time, ahhh; good luck at the hospital!

Terry said...

Amazing cards, Netty. Sorry to hear that the docs want to continue! At least you did get to hold your grandson and yes, this hobby does make things better. Thinking of you!

massofhair said...

I have that banner too isn't it a versatile stamp... Each card is so different and shows a different side of your talents. No particular favourite...

Hope all goes well for you, take care:-)

Andrea C said...

Sorry to hear about the post op review. Must have been amazing to hold a little ickle baby again. Your cards are just plain and beautiful, love the bunting that looks fabby and the splatter flower is lush as x

Heidi said...

Gorgeous cards Netty!
Sorry about the bad news, I hope it will turn into good news.
Take care.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Candy C said...

Hi Annette...Your cards are all just wonderful. You did the "Less is More" thing perfectly! I am sorry that it's looking like you're going to have to have more things done. No one looks forward to that. I will keep you in my prayers in that regard. But, to hold your great grandson for the first time...that is truly as you said, "BLISS". Isn't the circle of life an amazing thing? The wee ones bring us so much joy. <3 Candy

Laura said...

Great cards. Love the bunting!

Rosietoes said...

Super cards Annette. Love the first one!

Sorry to hear that you have to have more renovation work done my love. Hope it all goes well.

Hugs,
Edna x

Astrid Maclean said...

All of them are just wonderful Netty. Hope the doc takes good care of you and congrats on your great grandson!!

Chris said...

Wowsa..Wowsa...Wowsa sweetie... what an awesome collection of gorgeous cards (can't remember the last time I made one... need to take a leaf out of your book). My favourite is the top one... I LOVE that guys stamp and what a wonderful way to use it... very clever me lovely.
Sorry to hear that your consultant wants to do not nice stuff... hope it all goes well for you ((((HUGS)))

Chris xx

CuddlyBunny said...

Wow, maybe if you give your doctor one of these GORGEOUS creations he'll leave you alone in exchange!

After all ... he'd feel guilty keeping you from your calling, right?

And Yay to huggles with the little one!

p.s. LOVE the banner stamp and especially that Lautrec-inspired stamp!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

These cards are fantastic!!
Hope you are having a marvelous Wednesday!!

Chris A. said...

Well Netty, you either need to update your blog pic. Or you are awfully well preserved to be a Great Grandma.
Your cards are all lovely.
Hope your medical issues are resolved quickly. Big XO

Nicks said...

blooming gorgeous cards!

stampdiva said...

The first card made me lol as they are such grumpy looking men.
Great selection of cards.
Wishes
Lynne

Dolly Daydreams said...

You never cease to amaze me it's always a delight to see you creations .
Now I have those crafty `individuals stamps and never thought of putting them together they work so well.
Love your sense of humour. Good luck with the hospital am sure all will go well
. Marie

Faye said...

Delightful cards, Netty, I love the clean and simple masculine one. They are all very lovely. How awful to have to have more done! I'm really sorry. The good news is that you have a great grandchild to love up on. I doubt that I will ever have one so I am really thrilled when my friends get to enjoy another generation.

Shar said...

Fab designs! They all rock but I especially like your dapper gentlemen!

Jules said...

Hi Netty

I love all of the cards you have posted here .. .. very different but all so lovely.

What I don't love though is the bad news you have spoken about. I am so sorry.

Thanks for all of your comments whilst I have been AWOL.

Love Jules xx

Angelnorth said...

Great set of cards! Love the multicoloured stmaping of the thistley-thing! Sorry to hear the consultant wants to do more, hope it's the last of it for you.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How wonderful, you've created fantastic less is more pieces.

CAROL said...

I love all of your cards Netty and I too love the banner stamp, it's brilliant. Hope everything turns out well for you xxx

Sylvie said...

Wonderful cards
Hug Sylvie x

Sue said...

What beautiful cards, I can't pick a favourite 'cos they are all special. Those guys sitting by the seaside cracked me up, and your watercolour flower is stunning. Then there's your bunting and the colours on your Moulin Rouge - nope no favourites they're all perfect. Good luck with the doctors, hope he doesn't prod too hard, and congratulation on getting to see your Great Grandson at last.
Have a fab week, Sue x

Mieke said...

LOVE the easter card!!!!!!!