Tuesday 5 June 2012

Retro Sketches #14

Loving simplicity as I do, the sketches by Arielle at Retro Sketches really appeal to me... and this week's is no exception. In fact it is similar to a design I use very frequently and is not too dissimilar to one we had at "Less is More" some weeks ago.
My version uses a  strip of Harlequin DP from Pink Petticoat mounted on a strip of card with the edges embossed with an embossing stylus to give a rounded and more finished look to them. The flower is from Prickley Pear as is the die which was used to cut it out. It's adorned with a stamen punchout plus a gem and the simple sentiment is from Kaisercraft.

At weigh in yesterday, I hit the 50 lb loss mark and have just 7 lbs to go to reach my target. What I have lost is more than the equivalent of carrying my granddaughter around with me all the time... what a strain that must have been on my heart and all my other vital organs... to say nothing of the effect on my knees and back etc.. When I get to target, I'll post a pic of the new me!
Slimming World does do an online programme in the USA. If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll forward your email address to them. It's certainly working for me!


  1. I love your take on the sketch Chrissie... love their sketches too!
    Oh... and congrats with the weight loss!

  2. wow congrats on the weight loos i lost ly six stones the yr before last last year(took me 2 years mind) sadly due to health and meds..ive put back on at least 2 so not ahappy bunnie i must try harder...but i know how you feel its a great feeling isnt it keep on to your goalyou deffo can do it you made me laugh about carrying your grandad around.lol!!!.on to your card as always just perfect i wish icould hold back and not make mine so ott..but hey if we were all the same life would be a bit boring love all the other cards in the jubilee colours too fab work as always hugs sassyxx

  3. Congrats on your weight loss, that's exciting! Really lovely black and white card Chrissie! So glad you played RetroSketches this week!!!

  4. hi Chrissie
    Your card is gorgeous, such an elegant design. Well done on your weight loss, you should be really proud of your achievement


  5. Fabulous classic card well done Great work Chrissie Hugs Elaine

  6. Hi chrissie
    Congrats on all that weight loss... Well doneyou ..... Fabulous card ....
    Hugs sylvie xxx

  7. Love the harlequin bp Chrissie, fab card. Congrats on your continuing weight loss:)
    Val x

  8. A fab card Chrissie, I love the B&W & the simple sketch. Thanx for putting me onto this challenge, it looks perfect for my style. Big congrats on your ongoing weight loss & I look forward to seeing the "new" you.
    Sally x

  9. Love your card and love that sketch from LIM weeks back, well you know that.
    Congratulations on on your 50pounds weight loss that is amazing.

  10. What a gorgeous card Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  11. oh I love mono and this is so classy with it, just love it all
    Hugs Kate x

  12. Gorgeous card, love the black/white. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love. Hugs

  13. Wow that's really good going Chrissie, put like that I can see what an achievement and a bonus to your health that'll be :0) well done!
    Gorgeous card too, the clean and simple sketch is so you.
    Jenny x

  14. I love this in black and white! Stunning! Congratulations on the weight loss. It's so much easier to gain than lose. My hat's off to you!

  15. Gorgeous card Chrissie & well done on the weight loss again :) Viv xx

  16. Hubby cooked and I got called t dinner a bit ago and had to come back...yup that similar one was mine for LIM but oh how I like the black and white moved towards the center. Fabulous black and white!

  17. Gorgeous card Chrissie - and FANTASTIC effort!
    Many thanks for stopping by my blog too - MUCH appreciated :)


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