Saturday, 15 October 2011

Less is More - cocktail

Mandi and Chrissie are challenging us to make a cocktail today at Less is More and I've played along with this girly happy card which is intended for an amazing young lady, Alice P who, as well as her sister Milly won an award at Inspirational Awards for women, they have raised a HUGE amount for charity and raised awareness of the bone marrow donor list.  I've been writing to Alice via Post Pals for a couple of years, please Limettes check out the link and think about sending some of  your cards to children who are ill. 

Anyhow, getting off my soap box, my card started with a DP, Basic Grey Out of Print.  Normally I avoid patterned papers when I'm trying to do LIM cards, but this paper reminded me of cocktail olives so in it went.  The image is matted and framed as I wanted to colour with Copics, it is a Stampinbella.  The sentiment is from Elzybells.  The ribbon and bow (colour matches fine in real life) just seemed to find their way on to the card, hope it's not too much for a LIM card:).  I've played along with the cocktail quiz and I am made up of uniqueness, wit and magnetism.  I only hope that is unique in a good way.

Finally, thank you everyone for their good wishes for Red-dog.  I'm sorry to say that yesterday we took the difficult decision to have him put to sleep; he had responded to treatment for a spinal cord infection at first  but things then deteriorated from Wednesday and he went downhill by the hour until it was clear it was not fair to him to carry on trying. 


  1. Great card Anne.
    Sorry you lost your beloved Red, it's so heart breaking.
    You gave him a loving happy home, remember him with love. Hugs xx Jan

  2. This is great Anne and perfectly fine for LIM... I see what you mean about the olives.
    I was so sorry to hear about Red-dog but sometimes it's the kindest thing for the animal if not for the owners.
    I'd say that your cocktail just about sums you up! Great mix!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. If only we all looked so elegant whilst having a few drinkies.

  4. Brilliant card Anne
    Margaret x

  5. Really sorry to hear about your dog - i know how heartbreaking the decision is even when you know you're doing the right thing.

    I love your card - nice to see another bella fan - I have quite a collection - they were the stamps that got me hooked. I keep resisting that paperpad but I may have to change my mind now I've seen it in use.

    Tara x

  6. Great image and DSP, pretty coloured ribbon too.
    Sorry to hear about your dog.

    You can view my card here

  7. Hola Anne, so sorry for your lovely dog, i know, it's a very difficult decision, i'm sorry darling....but i thnk now is peace...
    Fantastic card Anne very CHIC!!!, i love it, good job.
    A warm hug for you and your family

  8. fantastic one!

    It's so sad to read it, about your dog!


  9. So sorry to read about red dog Anne.

    Beautifully done, simple and elegant. Great sentiment, too.

  10. Great card, love that image. So sorry about your dog, I know just how you are feeling.
    Lynne xxx

  11. Hi Anne

    I am so sorry to hear about Red. He was such a lovely friendly dog, and he really welcomed me into your house when every I came to see you. Will really miss that.

    Fab card as always - you just seem to hit the right note with it.


  12. Great card, so sorry to hear about Red dog. Sending hugs

  13. Terrific card Anne
    Super image
    Aww Im so sorry about your dog, awful decision, been there, but kinder.
    Someone said to me you have to love them very much to let them go..
    True eh
    Best wishes
    Thsnk you
    Mandi LIM

  14. The olive paper is a perfect addition to your card!

    I'm so sorry to hear about Red-dog Anne. It is so difficult to lose those we love whether they're people or animals. Take care, Vicky x

  15. So pretty! I love those colors with the white and that designer paper is fabulous! Beautifully done!!!

  16. So LOVE this Bella sooooo fun Anne!

  17. simply stunning anne ~love the paper you have chosen ~perfect!!
    vanessa xx
    ps sending you many hugs xx

  18. I'm so sorry to hear about red-dog - I know what a hard decision that must have been.
    Great card-love stampinbella.

  19. This is a lovely card Anne.

    I'm so sorry to hear about Red-dog. Sending you lots of hugs. You showed him the ultimate love when he needed you most. Take care my friend.

    Jo xx

  20. So sorry to hear about Red-dog. I too had to make the same decision about my cats.
    Great card - love the background paper xx

  21. Great card Anne, love the paper. So sorry to hear about Red-dog, sending lots of hugs. Carol x

  22. Great card, love the image and the sentiment.
    Sorry about your dog
    Beryl x

  23. Lovely card, well done. You can view my card here /so sorry about your dog. Maureen........x

  24. Thinking of you - such a hard decision, our pets give us unconditional love and you've done the same for Red Dog.
    TFS your beautiful card, love the image and colouring, pretty DP too,

    You can view my card here


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