Monday, 27 June 2011

Lost LIMs

I'm rubbish, I admit it. I spend half my Saturdays annoying my DH by constantly logging on to the Less Is More blog to see whether they've updated it with the new challenge yet, then I fidget around all weekend until I have time to myself to make my card(s), and then.... life overtakes and I forget to post the dratted things. That's the second time that's happened. Or is it the third? Could it possibly coincide with visitors? Anyway. This week I'm posting this week's LIM challenge (a sketch) AND last week's, to prove I really did do it.

Last week's monogram cards: an anniversary and two birthdays. I used a stencil and Stickles to get the lettering perfect. How about that! I didn't expect it to work, but doesn't it look impressive? The corners are from an EK Success punch, and the dies are Spellbinders hearts and a Cuttlebug one.

And now, because I know you've had to read through all that fluff to get to the point of why you're here.... Ho Ho Ho!

And a close-up, because my camera angle really could have been better...

I used the LIM sketch, and I've made 6 (and an extra one because I had the bits left over) for Fab's Big Christmas Cards Challenge. June's challenge is 6 cards centred around the sentiment, and I'm fully intending to go back and do January through to April as well. When life lets me.

My next life distractions include typing up the minutes from a particularly traumatic church AGM, a PCC meeting (more minutes), and starting a singing group at church. This last is losing me sleep. I serve, I don't lead. I'm a singer, not a conductor or director. I can play the guitar but not the organ, and we don't have an accompanist. We also haven't got any songbooks yet, or not any with black dots in them - only one or two with the words. Several of the singers can only attend half the practises, mostly at different times from each other. Some want a late practise after work and others only go out during daylight. Most only want to sing traditional hymns - and the priest only knows contemporary stuff. Aaaaaaaargh the trials and tribulations of the don't-wanna-be choir director........

Our first meeting/rehearsal is next week. If you could spare a little prayer that this will be a success, I'm sure we would all much appreciate it. Especially me. Thank you!


Netty said...

Loving all your monogram cards and your sketch cards for LIM. The choir sounds a total
Annette x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Squirrel, gorgeous monogram cards, what a shame you missed posting them but it sounds like you have quite a lot on your plate:0) I love your Christmas cards, great idea to make so many too, Gay xxx

Debs M said...

wow some great cards, im so envious that you have batch made some christmas cards and they are fabby, good luck for the rehearsal! x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Wow that is a big stack of xmas cards ! and a great idea - think I might go raid my paper scraps drawer and get some xmas cards done with this sketch !
Great xmas colours x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Fabrizio said...

Wow lovely cards and the full six too ! Hurray ! I'm so pleased you're back following the challenge. Hugz X Fab

Faith A said...

Great Monogram cards, love the colours and your HO HO HO cards are just perfect.

The only advice I can say about the choir is make a time and stick to it, everyone will want to do what they want, but at the end of the day it's YOU who is in charge!
Makes me sound quite bossy, but as my hubby says I can tell others what to do and don't do it myself lol Hope it gets better and saying a little prayer for you.

Chrissie said...

Your cards are wonderful, last week's and this week's.
I can empathise with the singing group frustrations, I was a church choir mistress for several years ... but that was some time ago... nowadays I just help out the altos with special services!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

FAB ho ho ho card
Sorry you missed last week, super monograms
Thank you very much
Diva LIM
Less is More

Susan said...

There were some great monogram cards last week..hate that you missed entering your gorgeous creations! Love your cards for the sketch! My Card

Carol said...

All great cards, shame you missed last week. Carol x