Monday, 6 June 2011

Less is More wk 18 (again!)

I started off with so many ideas today and everything went horribly wrong! I made a DT card, which didn't go too badly, but then I wanted to make some more cards for this week's Less is More 'monochrome' challenge. Mum says a few people at her work have been interested in my cards, so I'm sending a box in next week... I've got loads of birthday cards that I can put in but I need some other themes, so today I was going to do some monochrome 'get well' and 'thinking of you' type things.  Well I've only managed one get well card!  Nothing else worked out... grr!


I was aiming for a card that could be used for a man, not sure if I really achieved it though! I've used a Hero Arts stamp, stamped in Rich Cocoa memento ink, and a Papermania sentiment.  The textured and plain Kraft cardstock is from Stampin Up, dark brown card is from Papermill Direct. Ribbon and pearls from my stash.  Seem to have been on a bit of a corner rounding mission with this card lol!

I'm also entering my card for the following challenges:
Fingers crossed for a better day tomorrow!

53 comments:

Louise said...

It's gorgeous Lisa x

Divinity said...

wow!!!!!! love it!

Tina said...

Simply beautiful

Tina

Fiona said...

this is gorgeous Lisa...I love the effect with this kraft card...must try it!!

Thanks for your lovely comments wishing Holly well.

Fi
x

Vicky said...

This is beautiful Lisa. You may have only made the one, when you intended to make a whole batch, but it was well worth it!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Sue said...

It's gorgeous Lisa.
Sue x

martina's kaartjes said...

what a fab card ! lovely !!
greetings martina
x

Ang C said...

A beautiful card

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Lisa...so love the kraft hun..!

hugs Vicky xx

Netty said...

Smashing card and love the Kraft cardstock. Annette x

Claire x said...

I love this Lisa and think it would suit a male perfectly. Hugs, Claire x

Katina said...

I love it Lisa! xx

Debs M said...

ooh love it, fab card for a bloke x

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! it's fab Lisa. Love the kraft and gorgeous image.

Donna x

Beryl K said...

Stunning card, very elegant
Beryl x

Chrissie said...

I think this would be well received by any recipient!
Lovely card.
Thanks again.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Cazza said...

Fab card Lisa, love the kraft and brown tones, perfect for a male.
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Denise and Louise said...

Fantastic card Lisa - well worth all that effort :0) xx

Lynn said...

Wonderful card - the kraft works well with the colours of ink and gingham ribbon. Lynn x

Mandi said...

I think it;s FAB whoever it was given to
Would look super adapted in other colours
So effective and useful design to replicate again!

Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Diane J said...

Love the colour of your card andthe stamp is gorgeous.
Dianex

Faye said...

Oh, I love, love, love this one too!! ;)
xxx

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful creation Lisa. Thanks for playing at CES challs this week! xx Jenny xx

Fluffles said...

A beautiful card. Jx

Sheila said...

Stunning card! Sheila:)X

Sheila said...

Stunning card! Sheila:)X

Rita said...

What a Gorgeous card. Hugs Rita xx

Juls said...

love this so so much!!! It has a fabulous softness to it!! Hugs Juls

Kathyk said...

Splendid card and a really smashing image

Kathyk

Sue said...

Wonderfull card and my favorite colours Luv Sue x

Jenny said...

Doesn't it make you cross when you have days like this...a lovely card is the end result tho:)
Love the stamp and the colours are very unisex so I think it would be fine for a chap:)
Jenny x

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Lisa. Looks great in Kraft and brown but it would be just as amazing in any colour. I think the design would be suitable for anyone and a variety of occasions. Love it.

I know what you mean about not getting as much done as you hoped. I had a day off and spent all my time on altering a frame. As well as walking dogs a few times and making tea etc!

Kat xx

Jules said...

Oh Lisa .. .. your card is wonderful.

I love it!!

Love Jules xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lisa to tell the truth I love, love this card the darker colour card and the stamping of that image is brilliant the ribbon and sentiment looks great I think this is top notch.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Karen said...

A beautiful card - such a great take on the challenge too x

coops said...

stunning card lisa.the image is superb and i love the mono colours and design :D

xx coops xx

coops said...

stunning card lisa.the image is superb and i love the mono colours and design :D

xx coops xx

Irene said...

A fabulous card, I love your colour combo. The flower image is surpurb and the addition of pearls just perfect.

irene
xxxx

Pauline said...

This is beautiful! I love these brown tones, so warm and restfyl with this image.

Sandra said...

Lovely card, and love the brown colours.

Aileen said...

Lovely card and should go well at your Mum's work. x

Whisper said...

Simply stunning, Luv Sam x

rosie said...

gorgeous x

Jan said...

Love this xx Jan

TaraG said...

Wonderful card! I love the monochromatic colour scheme and the image is so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge!
Hugs,t

Kelly Schelske said...

Less really is more, it's gorgeous Lisa!

Molecraft said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, love it!
Helen x

Janet said...

Wonderful Card Lisa, I love it
http://janetscraftycreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/monochrome.html

Jack said...

This is a fabulous card but more than that the design is great and one that you could repeat with different stamps for different themed cards (ie men's birthday, anniversary, etc). I had a great tip from a friend who makes her cards 3 at a time, keeping them similar but not the same. That way if more than one person likes a card you've got another similar one to sell them, lol.
xx

Susan said...

What a wonderful card! I LOVE that stamp..in fact, I just bought it the other day, and now I can't wait to use it! You've inspired me! Thanks!
Susan@Keeping in Touch

Shobana said...

This is lovely too! :) Pretty with those pearls!

Julie said...

Wow - this is fabulous Lisa!! Love the whole design!! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week, Juliexx

kaylou said...

wow such a gorgeous card thank you for joining our clean and simple challenge at CES.
Hugs Kaylou xx