Our theme this week at "Less is More" is
This can be really effective, but trying to get it looking just right can be problematic at times.
I used my new Dienamics tree die for this one and used the leaf dies a second time to make the little bird. I dragged a Distress ink pad across the card after cutting, as this leaves a great effect on the embossed die-cut.
The grass was torn from a couple of pieces of card, one of which I ran through a Sizzix embossing folder and highlighting the raised parts with Bundled Sage Distress ink once more, directly from the pad.
The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.
More torn 'grass' here this time with a Chocolate Baroque tree and a little additional interest added with overstamping with a text and a splat stamp.
The embossed panel is from a Sizzix folder.
I never like to waste anything, (which is why my craft room is such a tip I guess) so here are three little panels torn from the remnants of some embossing I did for my card for our blue and green colour challenge a couple of weeks ago. I simply added a little gold around the edges of each 'square' with some embossing powder. The bird is stamped and punched with SU products and the edges of this have also been embossed in gold. The navy panel has been dry embossed with random dots from a Cuttlebug folder.
Slimming World this week was really the best!
I lost two and a half pounds and exceeded my target by 2lbs having lost a total of 4 stones (56lbs). So I got stickers and certificates for those two achievements, then I was voted Woman of the Year by my group and also won the Slimmer of the Week award.
My aims were to be a size 14 (US 10) and look half decent in a dress. This is not a good picture sadly, I took it myself balancing my camera on the mantelpiece and it's aimed directly at my midriff, but I actually look quite good in this little dress and don't look quite as thick in the middle as appears here.
I am now a size 14 with many trousers and skirts being a size 12. A much better proposition than the size 18-20 that I was previously.
It has taken me almost a year to get here, but now I intend to stay this size!