Tuesday, March 22, 2016

ART FROM THE MAIN HOUSE: Less is More Challenge #268

The (Simply) Less is More challenge this week is "What's Outside Your Window?"  It can be interpreted literally or figuratively.  I took the window literally, but what's outside figuratively.  I have come to realize that friendship really matters and should not be taken lightly.  A friend has been diagnosed with cancer and will, most likely, not be here next Spring.  Our dinners out and weekends away will soon be diminished to just three of us rather than the four of us...and my heart hurts.  My card today is dedicated to that friendship.

I used a Sizzix die to create my window, ripped a scrap of green paper to create a bit of grass to ground my Stampotique image called Little Friends.  The sentiment was created and printed using my computer.  Clean and simple, yes, but not without much thought and love.


There is still time this week to play along with this challenge and to create a card to brighten someone's day.  Details here.

Thank you so much for your visit today and for taking a moment to leave a comment.  I value both!  

Cheers!

26 comments:

  1. Oh Kay, I'm so sorry about your friend and the hurt you and your other friends must be feeling. How very sad. Your card is beautiful, and a lovely tribute to friendship. I hope you can all make the most of the time you have together. Hugs xx

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  2. So sorry to hear this Kay, it is so hard when our close friends are ill. I will your friend well and send you some love and support. xox

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  3. Lovely card for a friend Kay. I like that window and girls standing behind it :)

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  4. I'm so sorry to read about your friend and think you have struck just the right note with your lovely card. Best wishes to your friend with filling whatever time she has left with love and laughter

    Kathyk

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  5. Lovely frame for a card !!

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  6. What a touching tribute to friendship, Kay....so sorry to hear about your friend. A beautiful card and the window provides a really effective frame. Thanks for sharing with us at Less Is More x

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  7. Beautiful and truly poignant card Kay,my deepest sympathies to you and your wonderful friend
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  8. Hugs to you, my friend! This card is extra special when it is straight from the heart.

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  9. Your card is very touching Kay... it touches me A LOT.
    Much love to you, I know what it is and how our heart hurts in these hard moments when we are afraid to loss our best friends (two of my best crafty friends I know well have a cancer too at the moment, and I'm SO terribly sad too...)
    Take care of you please.
    Hugs xxxx

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  10. Such a beautiful dedication to your dear friend ! Kay and what a deeply heartfelt piece of Art. Your words resonate as my very dear brave friend lost her battle to cancer just over a year ago now and though I didn't see her everyday ( she lived overseas) I feel her loss tremendously . I only wish I had created something as beautiful for her .
    big hugs Amanda x

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  11. Adorable Kay. I just love how you use Stampotique stamps :) :) :)
    Sending hugs xx

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  12. A great friendship card and lovely use of white space. I am so sorry to read about your friend.

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  13. So sorry to hear about your friend, Kay. It is such a sadness to see so many wonderful people succumbing to this disease, and I applaud your effort to pay tribute with this lovely card. Hugs...

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  14. My heart goes out to you especially as my little group of friends has dwindled from six to four in three months sending big hugs your way. Friendship matters so much especially to those who are to leave us so soon. I love your card it really touched me.

    Marie

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  15. Friendship matters!
    Herzlich Pippa

    ...and if you want to, you are friendly invited this and every week to
    http://disipi.blogspot.de/
    for example this friendship-artwork, it is allways in the meme!

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  16. What a sweet card, you are so talented, Kay!

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  17. So sad to hear of your distress Kay, you're right we need to make the most of every minute we have with our friends. Love your card, clean simple and just right :D x

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  18. That is such sad news Kay and your beautiful card is all the more poignant in light of that. You have used the perfect stamp.
    Thanks for joining us at Less is More,
    Sharon xx

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  19. Kay I'm sorry to hear your sad news which has inspired such a thought provoking card.
    Treasure your friend while she is here, and when she is gone treasure the happy memories. x
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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  20. A very touching creation Kay, so sorry to hear about your friend.Lou x (Guest designer at LIM)

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  21. It's taken me a while to get around to seeing what's outside your window!
    This is just fab Kay.. so nostalgic!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  22. I'm so sorry to hear your bad news Kay - you are right, friends are so important, and your card is really lovely xx

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  23. Simple and very beautiful. I am so sorry for your friend, and for you...

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  24. Another beautiful and carefully created card. Love the little window. So clever.

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  25. Brilliant framing of the image and I love that subtle addition of colour for the grass.
    Alison x

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  26. The window! what a brilliant idea. I really like the use of this stamp.

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