Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Less is More - Week 107 - Up in the Air

Well, it's did that week go by so quickly???  Mind you we have been away for a long weekend - which nearly turned into a longer one............we went up to Essex on Friday to attend a family wedding on the Saturday.  Stayed in a lovely pub which had transformed their stables into ensuite rooms.  Great atmosphere, friendly pub and locals and brilliant food - what more could you want?  Anyway come Sunday morning we have breakfast by an open roaring fire in the pub, go to our room and pack everything up.  Time to load the car..........keys, we need car keys......HELP!!!!  Tony had lost/misplaced/thrown away the car keys - we had them Saturday morning which was the last time we saw them.  So, it's 9.30 in the morning - we unpack, empty the rubbish bin, go over to the pub, phone the taxi firm we'd used the day before, phone the reception venue..........NOTHING.  So unpack again - nada.........Tony rings HondaCare for help; they say it is going to cost us an arm and a leg (several hundred pounds......!) to get a replacement key cut and they didn't know if it could be done that day.  Pace up and down again - go and unpack and repack; search the car park, get a phone call from Honda saying they had located a locksmith who would be calling us............then I had the brilliant idea of ringing our neighbour, who has the keys to our house, to get my set of keys and courier or local taxi them to Essex - whatever, it would be cheaper than getting a key cut.  So organised that - probably have to stay an extra night............go back to the room and Tony starts checking everything again and, GUESS WHAT?????? Yep, he finds the car keys (also house keys, fob and penknife!) in the toe of one of his's 12.30pm by this time.  Phone calls follow to cancel everything, we pay the bill (to much sniggering) and beat a hasty retreat!  Do you think I'm going to let him forget this??????

Anyway, onto this week's LIM challenge which is:

For our theme this week we have chosen Up in the air
 For this we would love to see aircraft, rockets, balloons etc, although if you have none of this sort of image then we would like to see how inventive you can be with the theme.

I decided to use a Stampin Up embossing folder which embosses pin pricked clouds.  Sponge on some DI Shabby Shutters.  Then I die cut the Memory Box hot air balloons and a mixture of Puffy Clouds and Marshmallow Clouds.  I paper pieced the hot air balloons using some bits in my box.  I stamped the sentiment (SU Oval All) onto one of the clouds and clear embossed it.  I then attached the sentiment cloud to the largest hot air balloon.  Tied some Bakers Twine around the main card - rounded the edges and the card was finished.

Thanks for dropping by - hope you haven't nodded off!!!  lol


  1. Lol !!!!!!!!!!! Sorry cant help myself, I know I shouldn't laugh .....Men what are they like !!!!! Anyways your card is fabulous and I love the embossing folder its such a good match and so clever to stamp your sentiment on one of the clouds.


  2. Well what an eventful weekend! Hope the wedding was worth it:) Fab card Karen, I love those cloud dies, great idea to have one attached to the balloon.
    Val x

  3. Lovely card Karen and like your pricked clouds and use of twine


  4. Crikey what an adventure!
    Love the card.

  5. you`ll not forget that weekend will you karen.
    fabulous card, pam

  6. Just completely fab Karen!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. Up in the Air seems fitting for what you went through on the last day of your "restful" holiday. Now you need a rest from that :) Great story and one you can hold over Tony for a long, long time. Don't you love when that happens??!!

    On to the card! Love it. Great embossing and great dies and paper piecing. Fabulous design with the rounded edges ... just like the clouds! Loll xx

  8. Lovely card, I'm adding that embossing folder to my wishlist! Hope you get spoilt rotten next weekend to make up for the "mis"adventures lol!!

  9. karen this is fab... i love the scene you have created

    Thanks for joining us this week
    "Less Is More"

  10. Oh, dear, Karendipity. Tony is on the "naughty boy chair" BIG TIME!! It's that last bit of humiliating sniggering by the hotel staff that's the hardest to take!! Sorry you had to go through that unnecessary stress at the end of a lovely weekend!

    Let it go now, like your soft and beautiful hot air balloons. Which, BTW, need to be very careful flying up there with those prickly cards!

    Okay, seriously, this is really lovely. I had that cloud EF on my wish list and I've just underlined it. Twice!!

    Take care! xxxooo Dippy


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