Monday, 13 June 2011

Is this less is more??


After last weeks disaster where I entered the less is more challenge, only to find out my monochrome card wasn't monochrome enough, I decided to give the whole less is more thing one last shot.  I really like the style, but maybe it isn't "me" and I should give up :-/

Anyway, this week the theme is Frames, so I have stamped the freebie from the current Craft Stamper Magazine onto white Bazzill and made a frame by embossing a nestie onto the CS, a Congratulations sentiment from the Baby Baby set by Ladybug Crafts Ink (I notice this excellent value Baby stamp set is back in stock!!), and some gorgeous pewter ribbon and there you go.  Oh I did add a touch of Black Diamond Stickles to the droplets of the chandelier, and I really hope this doesn't mean that I don't count again!  The way I feel today, that might just tip me over the edge!!

I've done this as a wedding kinda of a card, and love it, so classy!!

Gosh reading back I sound really down!!  Actually I was hoping that I would have had a letter today from the school board over the appeal to get the kids in the same school, but NOTHING!!!  And I'm not allowed to ring them to find out, just got to wait for this stupid letter to find out what they have decided, and the impact this will have on our family.  Seriously, it'll be nearly a week, the letter is only coming from 20 miles away... someone could have hand delivered it quicker!!

We've gone through everything again and if we have been unsuccessful in the appeal then the only choice will be for me to give up work, which is insane for me to have spent tens of thousands on childcare in their preschool years only to be forced to give up work when the youngest starts school because some idiot thought that I can bend the laws of space and time and get them to two different schools at the same time.

LOL, can you tell I am soooooooooo frustrated waiting for this letter, so we know where we are!!  Then I can get on and deal with it, being in limbo is driving me crazy!!

Sorry for waffling...

Please can I enter my card for these challenges

More tomorrow

Sue xx


Amanda R said...

When it comes to some of the cards out there this is definitely way less! So elegant and classy, love it. If they give you a hard time about the school I will come over and we can kick some a--! Be a good role model for the kids!

Mandi said...

That's a striking bow!
Stickles are perfectly acceptable. Minimal embellishments is all we ask
FAB card, love the chandelier
Hope you get your letter soon
Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

I can completely understand your frustration about your school applications... sometimes 'rules' can be a real pain and I really wish some people would use a little common sense!
As to your card... it's very elegant I can see why you were pleased with it.
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Jo Street said...

It's a lovely card Sue and that black ribbon is lush. Hope everything works out with the schools. Sometime's schools and authorities don't understand that people do have lives I can understand your frustration, good luck.
Jo x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow i think your card is stunning Sue - i love the chandelier.
Fingers crossed you hear soon it must be sooo frustrating
Lisa x

Rusty said...

Such an elegant and classy card, it is beautiful. So sorry to hear about this whole school business, it must be so horrible and I dread that it could happen to me at some point. Surely if they force you to have 2 children in 2 different schools then they must allow for one of them to be late?? the whole thing is so stupid, around here they have knocked down several schools yet parents are screaming out for schools to put their children! such a joke!! I hope it is a positive outcome for you in the end xxx

Sheila in Cyprus said...

This is a really elegant card. I love your choice of colour and fabulous bow. Love Sheila x

sasa said...

now that's a bow! very elegant and chic...
Sarah at 194

Jess said...

this is so classy :)

Susan said...

Beautiful card! LOVE the embossed frame. I've seen that stamp a lot...and I really like it!
My Card

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sue

Whimsey said...

Beautiful card; love the colors!!

So sorry about the school thing - DANG; that's annoying.

Big hugs sweetie!

Dana Leigh said...

Elegant card. That bow is great!

Juls said...

just gorgeous!!! I love that BOW!!! its just LUSH!!!!! Hugs Juls

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sue

Fabulous elegant card just love it!


Lynne said...

Gorgeous card!
Lynne xxx

Aileen said...

Very elegant card. Perfect for a wedding. That ribbon is fab. Hope you hear soon re the schools. x

Ang C said...

A beautiful card - good luck with the appeal