Monday, 26 March 2012

Less is More wk60 - take 3 challenges

I didn't really feel like colouring today, so I've made a couple of simple cards for this week's Less is More challenge, which is to combine 3 past challenges.

Struggled with the photos a bit, I suspect hubby has been playing with the settings on the camera... will have to fiddle with it later, see if I can figure it out!


For my first card I've used an MFT flower die on black core'dinations, and used the 'leftover' piece instead of the flowers - I saw Jenny do the same with her flower die ages ago and have been meaning to try it ever since.  I stuck some small scraps of paper (Papermania capsule) behind each flower cut out and added some gems.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up, stamped onto pale pink linen card, which was also used for the mat behind the flower panel.

Combined past challenges for my first card: week 43 bit of bling, week 51 cut it out (aperture or hole), week 55 punches or die cuts.


And for my second card I used a Memory Box die called Dancing Tulips - it's supposed to have a large leaf too but I didn't use that bit... not sure why!  Used some pink card from my scraps, a Stampin' Up sentiment and some gingham ribbon from my stash.

Combined past challenges for my second card: week 1 pink, black & white, week 12 off centre, week 42 silhouette.

Dex is still coping fine with the yucky chicken pox spots - he's even got one on the inside of his eye and it's still not bothering him... strange child!  It's bound to start getting itchy soon, we can't be this lucky with it for long lol!  Will be round to catch up with you all later, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

47 comments:

Sue said...

Hi hun
two gorgeous cards, both striking in design, luv the top one, must try & play this week, sue,x

Elaine said...

What beautiful cards I love them ,
Hugs Elaine

Debs said...

Two stunning cards Lisa - love the striking colour combo and the fab design of the first one and the MB die on the second one is so elegant - might have to add that one to my wish list lol!!!
Hope you're keeping well.
Have a wonderful evening.
Debs xx

jo said...

Hi Lisa!They're both gorgeous - might have to have a go at the top one - it's just lovely!Glad to hear Dex is coping!
Hugs Jo x

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous cards Lisa, I especially love the first one, but both are superb xx
Hope Dex continues to cope, each day is another nearer being better.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

jules said...

two beautiful cards Lisa!!

CraftyC said...

They look gorgeous Lisa lovethe pink/black colour combo
Clairexx

Louise said...

Love them Lisa x

Jenny said...

These are lovely Lisa, I love pink and black together.....in fact they'd both fit in at CASual Fridays this week too :0)
Lucky that those dies are set out nicely so the waste can be used to great effect but it's nice to see MFT manufacture there dies seperately now though :0)
Photos look great to me :0)
Jenny x

Jenny said...

Forgot to say thanks for the mention :0)
Jenny x

Donna Mosley said...

Two gorgeous cards Lisa, love the die's you've used. Hope Dex is ok hun.

Donna x

Aileen said...

Two beautiful cards. The flowers on the first look very effective and the simplicity of the memory box die is fab. Hope Dex gets better soon. x

Molecraft said...

Two beautiful cards, very striking!
Helen x

enrica said...

two beautyful cards!! i like too mutch!!!!!Love them Lisa!!! kiss

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow hun these are so striking, love the classic designs, hope the spots go away soon with no bother, it would bug me to death on my eye lol, hugs Liz xx

heidy said...

Oh they're both gorgeous Lisa!
Big XXX Heidy

mixamatoasties said...

Ooh these are fab Lisa.

Glad Dex is feeling ok with his pox. Hope it continues.

xxx

Annette said...

Wow, these are really stunning and really catch the eye. I love the pink and black colour scheme, and the simplicity of the clean design makes them really effective. Lovely job on both cards Lisa.
Annette
xx

Donna said...

Both of these are stunning Lisa, I love these colours together, so elegant and perfect quick cards :) Donna ♥ x

Kim said...

Awesome cards Lisa. Love that idea with putting pattern paper behind the flower, why have I never thought of that hmmm!

Mary J said...

They are both stunning Lisa! I gotta try that technique on the first card - gorgeous!

Mynnette said...

OH MY WORD. These are fabulous!!! LOVE the plaid and gingham and the two intertwined flowers are amazing! :)

Lorraine said...

Hmm, got an error when I tried to post the comment, lol. Beautiful CAS cards, Lisa! Love the designs and the striking color combo - pink on black. Forgot to ask about Dex in my last comment. Poor thing! Hope he has minimal itching so he doesn't suffer much. and a spot inside his eye? blech. hope he gets better real soon!

Chrissie said...

These are both superb cards Lisa, I bought both of these dies last Saturday at the NEC and LOVE them!
I wanted the flowers to do just what you have done with them here!
Super job.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Vicky said...

These are soooooooo gorgeous sweetie I love the colours on them. You rock at these LIM cards shug!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Squirrel x said...

Both are stunning sweetie! Totally adore the first one, but love the second one too! Hugs Sxx

Christine L said...

Love your pink and black creations Lisa!

Hugs
Christine x

Kathyk said...

Lovely cards, gr8 combination of challenges.

Hope Dex gets better soon

Kathyk

Michelle said...

I love both these cards, Lisa! I especially like the first one. :-)

My eldest daughter had a massive case of chicken pox when she was little (and also had them in her eyelids) and she didn't scratch at all. I thought she was a one-of-a-kind type of kid, but Dex seems to be made of the same stuff! I hope he gets through it without too much discomfort.

Lou said...

2 stunning cards - just adore the first black one, but both fabulous - Glad that Dex is coping well with his CP spots! My daughter was the same when she had them didn't worry her at all, but my son was quite poorly when he had them! strange how it affects them so differently they were both covered in spots! Hope you have a great day Hugs Lou x

coops said...

stunning cards lisa.love the striking colour combos :D

xx coops xx

Victoria said...

What stunning cards! A fabulous colour combination and such elegant use of dies. Hope Dex recovers soon!

Jackie said...

Oh wow, two stunning cards. I love the MB tulip die :o)
Jackie xx

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, such beautiful cards! Love those dies and the colour combos you've used.

Glad to hear the C. Pox isn't bothering Dex too much. Em had one on her eyelid when she had them the worse and I had great trouble stopping her from scratching! At least she didn't get any in her mouth tho! Unfortunately the first spot she developed scarred from her scratching so she has a little scar between her eyes(and another by her ear which doesn't show). Luckily she's not too bothered by them and hopefully, over time, they may fade. It's good that Dex isn't scratching, so hopefully no scars.

Sarah

Jodi said...

I love both of your cards. So simply elegant!!

Lily Anuska said...

Hi Lisa. Beautiful simple card. I love them. Have a nice day. Lily Anuska

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Clean and simple cards, so excellent and stunning. I haven't used the hole made from the punch/die in a long, long time. Thank you for reminding me of that. Pink and black are such a great combination. The thank you card is great too. I rushed right out and added the tulip die to my wishlist.

Mandi said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Lisa
FAB use of the combos
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Debs M said...

great effect with the first card, loving that tulip die as well, hope the spots don't start bothering him!

carrie-lee said...

two stunning cards espesh love the black one and the three flowers very simple but extreamly clever effect xxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lisa these are two very classy and elegant cards I totally love the colours you have chosen for each one, the images and designs are pure perfection.
hugs
Lorraine x

Feebsy said...

Wow these are gorgeous Lisa, I really love the stylish colour combination and clever use of dies - lovely.

Feebsy
xx

Christine said...

Poor Dex. The one inside is eye made me cringe...bless his heart! Strange that he's not that bothered though, although I guess that's a good thing. The longer it doesn't bother him for the better.

Beautiful cards here Lisa. Sometimes simple is just so perfect and you've proved it here!

If you are interested, I am running a little candy on my blog to say thank you to all those that come and leave comments. You can put yourself in for it here:

http://kentcrafter.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/my-first-candy_21.html

Sending "Get Well" wishes to Dex, Christine xx

Diane said...

Gorgeous cards, love that colour combo, they both look amazing.
Diane
Hope all is ok with the chicken pox..and not too troublesome.

Annie said...

Two stunning cards, so simple but elegant! Hugs Ann x

Juls said...

these are fab! Loving the colour combo! Hugs Juls

Juls said...

these are fab! Loving the colour combo! Hugs Juls