LIM #175 - colours of my bedroom

The great idea for the colour challenge at Less is More this week is to choose the colours of your bedroom.  I would expect that if you choose the colours of your bedroom yourself, then they must be colours you like!  My husband was just saying today that purple (and yellow, but we'll leave that part out) were always his favourite colours.  Luckily then, that we have 'aubergine' and predominantly white in our bedroom, with a little dash of other colour such as pink, lime, orange.  And maybe that is why my latest card has just those colours in it, so perfect for this challenge.
 My card today has been a bit of an experimentation, using stencils, both bought and home made, and a couple of Memory Box dies - I love their daintiness.  But you can see that this card echos the colours in my bedroom.  I do apologise for the terrible photo of it, but it is impossible to take a better shot, as I'm looking into a wall of windows!  Our bed linen is usually white, with the only colour coming from the aubergine feature wall behind the bed, the roman blinds and our big cushions, but with winter here now, we have added a very pretty quilted cover.

In addition to the LIM challenge, I'm adding this extra card to the post, because I have a very busy week ahead, and wanted to post the card I have been working on (ie thinking about) for a few days - a 60th wedding anniversary card requested by a friend.  I rather like how it has turned out, with the recipients' names on the inside in similar presentation to the front.  The centre square is a kind of shaker, with tiny confetti inside, in the same colours as the numerals - a mixture of hearts, stars and sequins.  It will be posted to the UK next month, so I hope it is up to standard - and more importantly, that they like it!


  1. Two stunning cards. I love the butterflies they are so delicate.

  2. Great card Ann, thanks for your comments on my card. See what you mean about the colours! Those Memory Box butterflies are gorgeous and such a pretty colour palette. :)

  3. Two gorgeous cards. Love the colour combination of the first card. Great stencilling. The second is very elegant and so appropriate for a 60th Wedding Anniversary

  4. great cards Ann and I particularly love your LIM one. Considering this is an experiment with stencils I think you must be a professional. It's perfect. Beautiful backdrop to those butterflies.
    thanks for sharing and taking part
    Less is More

  5. Great cards Ann, I love your LIM one and thanks so much for the peek and your beautiful bedroom!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Splendid makes - loving your LIM card


  7. lovely cards
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"

  8. Fab stencilling on your card!
    Thank for for joining us at Less is More this week
    LIM Designer

  9. Your LIM-card is so delicate, I love it!

  10. Wow, Ann, what a stunning beauty. I love those black butterflies on top of your stenciling. So Happy you played with us this week at Less Is More. - Lisa Lara (LIM Guest Designer)

  11. Two gorgeous cards. Love the butterflies. I'm sure the recipients will love their card too - 60 years - what an achievement.


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