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Sunday, 8 April 2012

LIFE'S TOO SHORT

Hi Everyone

Happy Easter Sunday to you all.

As usual I have hit my snippets today for joining in the fun with Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge - No 15

This week it was time for the green snippets to get a bit of a culling.

My stamp is certainly great for getting rid of some of those smaller pesky pieces I have been clinging onto .. .. but I have to confess that next time I use this stamp I will simply be colouring it .. .. or at least colouring "most of it".

This card will not be being duplicated in a hurry as life is just too short LOL!!   It doesn't look anything compared to the time it took to make it!!





As usual I am taking advantage of it being Sunday and being lazy and not listing anything I have used .. .. but ask away if there is anything you want to know.

If you fancy joining in the fun just follow the link at the top of this post.  No prizes .. .. just the satisfaction of using up some of those offcuts of paper and card that we can't bear to throw away .. .. .. .. and lots of lovely playmates showing you great ways to use up your snippets.

We are having a super chilled and relaxed Sunday here in the House of Hearts .. .. I have installed myself at the table and am going to be getting on with some wedding work whilst hubby has football on in the background.  Happy days!!!

Have a great Sunday everyone and I'll catch you again tomorrow.  Woo hoo!!  Another Bank Holiday!!!

Love

40 comments:

Doreen said...

Beautiful...well worth the time it took.xxx

Irene said...

Brilliant card Jules, and well worth all your effort.

See you in the playground.

luv
irene
xxxx

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, lots of snipping been going on there x lovely card x Susan x

Lynne said...

Your card is fabulous as always Jules. I bet it took ages too, all that stamping and cutting. Well worth it though.
Your house sounds like ours, crafty stuff all over the table while Alan shouts at the telly.
Lynne xxx

Di said...

Crumbs - I'd rather peel a big dish of grapes Jules! Mind you, the result is truly stunning so worth all the work in the end. Just brilliant!

Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday :)

Love, Di xx

Michaela said...

Hi Jules
Great card! Love the use of your little pesky pieces as you say.
Happy Easter!
Michaela xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Great card and i can imagine how long this took you to make,all that cutting lol
Have a fab afternoon :) x

Mrs.B said...

They say Women have patience - you must have it ALL - but worth it, card looks FABULOUS!!
Have a great Easter weekend.
Avril xx

Elaine said...

Love this Jules, love how you have offset the papers. well done Hugs Elaine

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Well, despite it taking a long time to do, I think you have a great result.

Happy chill time xxx

Cynthia said...

Your effort totally paid off--your card is really quite beautiful!

Anne said...

Wow, what a stunner Jules but I can appreciate what you say about it taking too long to make. Worth the effort now and again though. Hugs x

Vicky said...

It's fabulous Jules...and I can see why you will not be duplicating it..it must of taken ageeeeesss sweetie..lol...!

hope you are having a lovely Easter...big hugs Vicky xx

Catherine said...

Fab card, I love how simple it looks but I can see that it must have taken ages lol.....

Lyn said...

Great card and that paper piecing is definitely something I must try, it looks superb. Take care, Lyn x

Katina said...

Hi Jules, love this CAS card that I can well believe took an age to make! The results are worth the time and effort though. I think it would fit this week's Less is More challenge too.

I have had a knitting day today and have finished item two of five (yay!) I'm hoping to make some 'just because' cards tomorrow.
xx

MagsB said...

My oh my what a lot of work has gone into this! A wonderful selection of papers, they look great together! Happy Easter!

love Mags B x

Jenny said...

Hi Jules , love this graphic font and the greens are yummy...I'm probably not the first to suggest you could enter this into Less is More this week who want a least 3 shades of green.
http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/week-62-colour-challenge.html

Jenny :0)

Sally H said...

There are one or two things I've thought that about recently! It is fabulous though, even if a bit fiddly

Home sweet home said...

Great card and I love the letters so fun and great idea.Happy Easter love Merethe

Thank you for all your lovely comments in my blog:):)

Andria said...

I think it is stunning, absolutely love the paper piecing, brings it to life :).

angelwhispers said...

Looks great Jules and love the snippets you have used such perfect colours! Chanelle xxx

Donna Mosley said...

It looks fab Jules, love all the green letters. Paper pieced to perfection hun. :o)

Donna x

Sally said...

It's a smasher Jules. It must have taken you quite a while to stamp & cut all those letters but worth it 'cos it's a great design.
Sally x

Sue said...

Wow! well it was well worth the effort Jules - because it looks fab! I love the letters in the different papers - what a great way to use up those little bits that are left over. I might have to start saving them again!!
Hope you have a lovely Easter Monday!
Love Sue xx

Lynsey said...

Great card Jules even if it did take ages!
Hugs Lynsey x

Carol said...

Hi Jules, the end result was worth the effort though it looks fabulous. Love all the papers. Carol x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

This is awesome!!! I love the paper piecing on the letters!!! It looks amazing, love love love it!!!

and definitely us crafty types can tell the time spent doing even teh simplest looking things!

Ann said...

fabulous and well worth the effort.
Ann xxx

Bernie said...

HOLY MOLY Jules that was an awful lot of fussy cutting but what a fantastic result. Great colors!
Hugs

Christine said...

Brilliant card, but I can see how much work went into it. I think it has turned out beautifully! xx

Beryl said...

It may have been a lot of work but the result it well worth it. Great way to get the message across.
Beryl xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

I disagree with you Jules ,it is a wow card.I love it and can see the time and effort put it,but it was really worth it because the different patterned paper make all the difference,but then again life is short.
enjoy your lazy times,we ladies don't get enough of them.
janex

coops said...

brillinat card jules.love the large happy birthday and fab paper piecing ;D

xx coops xx

Mau xx said...

As Crafters we all know the amount of work this will have taken Jules, but its well worth it :) A super card and fab papers xx
Hugs Mau xx

Elizabeth said...

Fab card, Jules, though I wouldn't choose to do all that paper piecing either, it must have taken you forever :) Elizabeth x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Brilliant card Jules well worth the effort.

jacqui x

Sam said...

That is a lovely looking card and probably seemed like a good idea at the time, but I think it would have hit the "sod it" box long before I had finished it if it were me making it! Well done for your patience! xx

jules said...

love it Jules!! looks fab!

Mrs A. said...

You must have had sissor cramp by the end of this card. I looked and looked very hard and was about to give up when finally I spotted the heart. Now is sneaky!!!! Erm just how do you peel a grape then? hugs Mrs A.