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Sunday, 31 March 2013

A Load of Old Scallops!

Predictable I know....but what else could I use for a title when this week Less Is More have the theme of Scallops?  I tried to think outside of the box for this challenge to  produce a fantastically original card but ideas eluded me on this occasion so this is what I created.



I used Memory Box's Huckleberry Branch stamp inked with Memento's Pistachio and Olive Grove.  I coloured the berries with Versacolour Seashell on a fine paintbrush and used a Salmon pearl pen on a few for dimension, the sentiment is by Inkylicious.  It's not quite as clean and simple as my usual entries but I hope it still fits the brief.


I'm also linking to Dutch Dare Card Challenge- CAS

I'm working at Gatwick throughout this four day Easter break and during my duties yesterday as I glanced at the check-in desks emblazoned with 'Happy Holidays' I was overcome with a feeling of extreme annoyance.  What happened to 'Happy Easter'???   Are we too frightened these days to admit that although multicultural, we are a predominantly Christian country. Should we worry that we might offend someone of another faith??  Personally, I am not in least bit religious but this really pissed me off, we are in danger of losing our national identity.  What next, no mention of Christmas?  Do you agree with me or do you have a different point of view, I'd like to know what you think.  Maybe I'm just turning into a grumpy old woman?

I'm on night shift tonight so going to get organised for that now and then try to catch a few zzz's before I go.  Have a great Easter weekend.

ttfn x


21 comments:

  1. I'm totally with you Fiona, we shouldn't lose our British values and beliefs and anyone wishing to live here should appreciate that fact. No-one is forced to come I'm sure!
    Your card is gorgeous, the shading is so subtle.
    Thanks so much
    Happy Easter!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. This is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing it with us over at Dutch Dare Card Challenges!
    Chantal

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  3. your card is gorgeous, Fiona and looks perfectly clean and simple to me! we are getting just as silly in the US regarding holidays like Easter and Christmas! now people want to call the Easter bunny the "Spring" bunny! I hope your Easter was lovely!

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  4. The card is lovely, Fiona. I am always astonished at the beautiful cards you produce, which you see as flawed or predictable - to a mere mortal like me, they always look amazing!

    I have no religious belief at all, and in truth am fairly anti-religion... I don't mind particularly if people drop Easter or Christmas in favour of a generic "holiday", we all know what it is anyway. I'm not convinced Christianity is bound up with our national identity (whatever that is), and traditions come and go and change over generations anyway. Do most of the people who enjoy Christmas or Easter do so because of the Christian aspects of these festivities? I doubt it!
    I'd be happy with a secular society based on humanist ethics, I've had enough Christanity rammed down my throat over the years!
    Now aren't you glad you asked the question?! If you're a grumpy old woman, then so am I! Hope your working weekend goes OK, and that there are some lovely days off to come! xxxxx

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  5. That card is lovely, I do like the scalloped edge.
    I'm with Curtise, I'm a dyed-in-the-wool atheist and don't consider religion to be part of our national identity. "Happy Holidays" makes sense to me, everyone I know is happy to get a few days off work and only set foot in churches for funerals.
    xxx

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  6. Stunning card Fiona! Love the stamping and colours and how you've shaded the scalloped square.

    I've decided I'm on the fence with this one; I was of the same mind as Chrissie but then when I read Pastcaring's comment it made a lot of sense.
    xx

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  7. Totally agree about the Happy HOlidays thing - really annoys me, too. Bet it's busy at Gatwick this time of year.

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  8. Hello there :)This is such a beautiful card-love your layout and your stamping is fabby ! Best wishes,Nessa :)

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  9. fiona it's fab.. at first i thought it was cut at both corners

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen
    "Less Is More"

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  10. Your card is beautiful, Fiona! As for the happy holidays...BAH! I too am tired of all the changes when people say happy holidays rather than Merry Christmas or Happy Easter. It might be politically correct to say holidays...but as a Christian, I still prefer (and say) Happy Easter and Merry Christmas! I could really get into a conversation on this subject...but I best leave it alone! LOL!

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  11. What a lovely card and I really like how you used the pearl pen to add some extra interest.. Seems perfectly CAS to me!

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  12. This is fabulous Fiona - absolutely love it.

    I'm with you on the "holidays" thing - I think the expression originated in the USA, but we see it more and more in the UK.
    Sylvia x


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  13. Beautiful card. I love how you added a touch of color to the corners of your scallop it really gives it a lot of depth and dimension. The layout is lovely. Thanks for joining us at the Dutch Dare this week.

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  14. Gratuluję wyróżnienia. Twoja kartka jest nie tylko delikatna, ale bardzo gustowna.
    Pozdrawiam
    Lin_ka

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  15. Congrats on your win at Less is More .... I think your card is such a beauty. Your colours and shading are perfect.
    (And yes I agree with you about the wishes ... it's Happy Easter and Merry Christmas!)

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  16. Congrats on your win at Less is More .... I think your card is such a beauty. Your colours and shading are perfect.
    (And yes I agree with you about the wishes ... it's Happy Easter and Merry Christmas!)

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  17. Fabulous card and a worthy winner too. I too agree with your post - I get totally peed off trying to not offend anyone. If people choose to live here, then they should accept our culture, even if they do not follow it themselves.

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  18. Fabulous card - congrats on your LIM shocase, Jo x

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  19. Love how you shaded two of the corners. I've not seen that done before and it's a beautiful look. Nice job!

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  20. Congratulations on The Less Is More Challenge. Fabulous card and just love the Sentiment.
    Love
    Michelle x

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