Monday, 20 February 2012

Less is More - punches or die cuts

Huge enormous thank yous and hugs to everyone who left me lovely messages on yesterday's post, you're all fab xxx

I was hoping to return with a half decent card today, but Mrs Mojo decided to abandon me and I've thrown so many rubbish attempts in the bin... only one card survived!  The challenge at Less is More this week is 'punches or die cuts' and I really did try to be clever, but I gave up in the end and my effort is very ordinary...


I used a set of nesties - Labels 14 - that I bought recently from Pink Gem Designs, and did lots of inking.  Even that wasn't going well for me today and I kept messing pieces up and starting again, and then I managed to dunk the first card blank in brown ink too.  The image and sentiment are from a Flourishes set and the swirl is Eco Green.  Card blank and nestie shape cut from ivory linen card, and the ribbon is from my stash.

You never know, maybe the mojo will come back tomorrow and I might have a better day  Still trying to catch up with you all as usual - I'll get there eventually!

46 comments:

Jan said...

Fabulous card xx Jan

Debs M said...

wow this looks great x

Scrapmate said...

I love the inking on this card.

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! I love this Lisa, fab inking and the die and image are so lovely.

Donna x

Mau xx said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, your ordinary and my ordinary must be very different....lol I love the colour and the stamping is lovely xxx
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Victoria said...

Fab stamp and gorgeous inking. I think you're your own worst critic!

mixamatoasties said...

Oh I love that Lisa. It's stunning!

Susan xx

Louise said...

If you can produce a masterpiece like this without mojo, you can send it to me!!
It's a beautiful card, Lisa xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Oh wow...considering your mojo has gone you have presented a stunning card. Love the distressing and the image is lovely.
Diane xx

lainey said...

simply gorgeous!! lainey x

Squirrel x said...

Oh hun, your cards are never ordinary, far from it - this is fab! Hugs Sxx

Chrissie said...

Great design Lisa and gorgeous shading!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

heidy said...

Oh it's beautiful Lisa it's not ordinary .it's simple gorgeous!
Big XXX heidy

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I think it is a very pretty card and anyone would love to receive it. It just evokes fishing peacefully in the countryside. It is a very relaxing card (even if it did cause you a lot of stress to make it!)

Lou said...

It is sooo far from ordinary, Honestly it is great, I would be proud to make something like this, be proud Lisa, it is brill. Lou xx

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

Its gorgeous Lisa , a lovely card ...Karen x

Faye said...

Lisa, this is sooooo stylish. xxx

Aileen said...

Gosh Lisa this looks stunning to me and not at all ordinary. Love the scene on the nestie and the composition. x

Molecraft said...

Nothing ordinary about this Lisa, it's gorgeous!
Helen x

CraftyC said...

Love it Lisa, fab colours. Tomorrows another day as they say and I hope your feeling a little brighter!
Clairexx

smittenstamper said...

What a stunning card ,just love the colours ..so rich!love it.Wilma x

Bea said...

gorgeous card - love the clour scheme

Lorraine said...

Lisa, your mojo is still there. I love your card! The colors, inking and design are gorgeous! Also loving that image in the punch.

Feebsy said...

Oh Lisa your card is anything but ordinary I think it's gorgeous. I really love the warmth you've created and the image is lovely.

I'm sorry my hugs are a couple days late but I'm thinking about you all.

Feebs
xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie loving the effect & the colour.
Just seen your previous post as I'm way behind...again!! I'm so sorry hun I know how you feel I have lost 2 the 2nd one was in my arms after surviving just 13 hours, I was 17 at the time he would have been 22 january 29th my first ones memorium is in april. People say it gets easier but it doesnt its just we learn to cope & deal with it as time goes on but the hurt is forever there & nothing will ever take that heart ache away. E-mail me anytime hun if you fancy a chat or anything I still struggle with the days even after all these years shug.
Take care sweets mmwah.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Jackie said...

Oh wow, this is stunning. Wonderful inking and a great image :o)
Jackie xx

Christine L said...

And that's without your mojo????? It's beautiful Lisa!
Hugs
Christine x

Denise and Louise said...

There is nothing "very ordinary" about this card at all - it is gorgeous.
Hugs
Denise xx

coops said...

wow love this lisa.really striking colours and design and the image is stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Elaine said...

Less certainly is more I love the image and the colours you have used.
Well Done
Hugs
Elaine

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fab card, love the image and distressed shape. Hope you are feeling a bit less emotional today, although its very understandable. I cant imagine what it must be like.
Take care
Lyndsey xx

Michelle said...

I don't think your mojo has gone, this is fab Lisa. Your inking is gorgeous and love the stamps xx

Anne said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the rich colour :-)

Zoƫ said...

Serene and peaceful. You could just walk in and relax. Zx

Viv said...

Such a fab card and little scene , well done :) Viv xx

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is gorgeous Lisa, I love the delish colours and the image is so lovely 'n' dreamy :)
Kelly.x

ding said...

Beautiful card, so serene, I love it.
Diane

Lori said...

Ooooh, loving all the inking and the silhouette! So pretty!

Love n hugs,
Lori

Craftdee said...

This is a very striking card, Lisa. It's seriously good in it's own right, just different from your other cards, I really like it. Donna

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This is the beautiful nature creation art drawn in this cards.It look so fabulous and colorful.This pictures on the paper creations look so beautiful.

rosie said...

if you made this without mojo Lisa - I may as well give up now!!!!
LOL. only kidding hun.
fab card. love the image. love the inking.
In fact I just love it x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Lisa I would call this anything but ordinary that colour you have used looks like chocolate and I love that serene little scene the added ribbon is perfect.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Misty's Mum said...

That image is just the sort of thing I love. What a clever use of the die shape & a stunning image.
It is not surprising you have so many lovely comments

Susan said...

I love those Flourishes images...but never thought to cut them out with a label die...very clever! Beautiful card!

Mandi said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, fab stamping
Thank you
mandi
"Less is More"

Karen said...

stop being so hard on yourself! this is gorgeous, no way is it ordinary, lovely card, beautifully inked and stamped hugs Karen x