Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Less is More wk61 - picture inspiration

Oh you can imagine my joy when I saw the latest Less is More challenge was a photo inspiration one... sob!  I know lots of you probably see an inspiration pic and run off with all sorts of ideas, but they just don't work for me... I see the colours and that's about it!



I'm not very happy with my card (surprise, surprise!), it doesn't look at all like the idea that was in my head.  I used my new Cheery Lynn fanciful flourish die, a little x cut flower punch, Kars butterfly punches, and some scraps of Raspberry Rd paper and core'dinations card.  The pearls are from my stash and the sentiment is Penny Black, stamped in 'London Fog' memento ink.


I'm feeling a bit frazzled today... the boys have been squabbling all day and they're SO noisy!  They're now sat giggling over a book together, which is an improvement on the squabbling but still very noisy lol.  Oh well, they'll be in bed soon and I can have some peace.... Hope you're all surviving the school holiday, will be round to catch up on some commenting later :o)

54 comments:

  1. It is beautiful Lisa, don't know what you are worried about.

    Pam x

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  2. Hi Lisa,
    I know exactly what you mean about photo inspiration challenges I just go for the colour too lol
    Your card is gorgeous,loving your new flourish die,it's lush :)
    I have two boys myself and they dont break up for easter until thursday...i must admit they are both very well behaved but they have the odd day where I feel like theyve been possessed by the devil lol
    Enjoy your peaceful evening :) x

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  3. Oh Poor you it's only the first week too maybe they'll settle soon, roll on bedtime:0) Your card's gorgeous, I love the intense colours and pearls they suit the leafy flourish beautifully. Gay xxx

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  4. oh Lisa I think you card is beautiful- so elegant and perfectly composed.
    You are too hard on yourself - stop it now lol!!
    Hope the week improves for you.
    Have a peaceful evening.
    Debs xx

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  5. Super card Lisa loving the sentiment and embellishments fab CAS card! Jo xxx

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  6. Hi Lisa, I absolutely love this card it is so elegant, really love it. Hope the weather is not too bad where you are, we are just having a flutter of snow!
    Hugs Sue W.

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  7. This is totally gorgeous, I love it.

    Emma xx

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  8. It's gorgeous Lisa, love the sentiment & pretty details.

    Donna x

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  9. Just so gorgeous hun...such a fabulous layout..and loving the wee butterflies too :O)

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  10. Lisa you are too hard on yourself, this is gorgeous!

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  11. So pretty, Lisa!It looks gorgeous. I've just bought that die too....love how you've used it. My lot driving me mad today too,they're all indoors as it's awful weather here ...rain, wind and it's freezing!
    Hugs Jo x

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  12. Wow Lisa - this is stunning. The gorgeous leafy swirl makes a perfect focal point, and I love the way you've placed the tiny flowers and butterflies. Fabulous!

    Hugs, Sylvia x

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  13. What a beautiful card Lisa great stamping and fabulous flowers and butterflies Hugs Elaine

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  14. Wotcha talking about Lisa, it`s a beautiful card.Love that leafy flourish and your flowers are lovely.
    Lynne xxx

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  15. Oh this is so pretty Lisa,you are too hard for yourself!
    Have a relaxing evening!
    XXX Heidy

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  16. Oh this is so pretty Lisa, a fabulous design and love the pearls too :)
    Kelly.x

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  17. Hi Lisa, well I think it's beautifully elegant! I love the little flowers and butterflies and the sentiment is great. Don't be so hard on yourself - you make gorgeous cards.

    Sarah

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  18. I think it's terrific Lisa!
    It looks so delicate!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  19. What a naughty girl you are Lisa, it's a beautiful card. I've had lots of ideas for this challenge and coloured lots of different images yesterday but nothing finished. At least I got my Totally Gorjuss DT card finished. I could do with a local holiday every Monday lol!

    Did anyone ever tell you it doesn't get any better when they get older, just different!! When Mhairi, my youngest, comes to visit I can never hear myself think or concentrate on the telly she sometimes yaks so much lol!! Always been like that!

    Kat xx

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  20. Oh this is just beautiful sweetie, love the delicacy of it, so gorgeous. 'fraid I'm the same with photos - my head gets stuck with the first image that registers - this time it was the daisies. Ho hum. Must oil my thinking cogs more often. Adore what you have done. Hugs Sxx

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  21. Lisa this is just gorgeous! I don't know why you don't like it...it is so elegant and pretty :)

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  22. This is stunning been trying to get this die for ages sold out as quick as it comes in. Love the little flowers

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  23. So pretty Lisa, I have that die and have not used it yet, you have inspired me now!
    Helen x

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  24. Hola Lisa, gorgeous and elegant CAS card, i love it:D
    An spring hug from Palma

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  25. Lisa this card is stunning....if you're not happy with this I can only imagine what you were planning in your head!! Very elegant! Wedgie xxx

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  26. Absoloutely fabulous card, I love it.

    Kath x

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  27. This is gorgeous Lisa.
    How did you stick the flourish down?

    hugs Sarah x

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  28. It's gorgeous and original and generally very beautiful, Lisa! Don't be so hard on yourself! Hugs, Tracey x

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  29. Hi Lisa

    I love your card .. .. so delicate and beautiful.

    That die looks gorgeous.

    I won't mention the boys LOL!!!

    Love Jules xx

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  30. Oh, I think this is lovely. I like that flourish and your little butterfly and flower accents are so pretty. Ann Y.

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  31. Hi Lisa

    Well I think it's gorgeous too!! And I'm a bit like you with photo inspiration.... I scratch my head and struggle!!

    Hugs
    Christine x

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  32. We don't have kids but our dogs play together and sometimes it looks like they are going to bite each other's faces off!!! But it all ends in licks!

    What a gorgeous card - so fresh and feminine and delicate - love it!

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  33. How can you not be happy with this stunning card, it's so beautiful. I am the same with so called 'inspirational photographs', they don't get the old grey matter going at all! :o)
    Jackie xx

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  34. Gorgeous, elegant card Lisa, I love it.
    luv
    Debby

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  35. I'm not a massive inspiration photo person...I see the colours too.

    I LOVE this card. It so fresh. Really, really nice xx

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  36. so stunning lisa.really beautiful and delicate :D

    xx coops xx

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  37. Be happy with this card Lisa, it's stunning and probably one of my fav CAS cards you have made, I love the tiny detail, so pretty :) Donna ♥ x

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  38. It's a lovely card, nothing not to like about it Lisa !:) Viv xx

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  39. Lovely card Lisa, I love the use of the flourish, very clever - and hey, the colour IS part of the photo inspiration, so it counts, lol. BTW, I have a Followers Candy if you're interested, Donna ☺

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  40. Well whatever was in your head can't be any more beautiful than this!! I absolutely love it.
    xxx

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  41. Lisa, what a delightful card. Love how delicate and soft it looks, great use of the flourish and embellies.

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  42. What a stunning card! love the die

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  43. We are our own worst critics Lisa
    Your card is beautiful
    I created a fairly similar wedding card at the weekend
    Thank you so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  44. I adore this Lisa....just my thing...it's beautiful xx

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  45. Don't know why your not happy with this it's gorgeous! and working in a school nursery I LOVE the holidays!! hee he x

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  46. Okay, blogger is not being nice. Lisa, I love your card! It's so pretty! I love the CAS design, the flourishes and the little die cuts! Precious!

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  47. I think you've worked well with the photo. Your card has simplicity and sophistication! x

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  48. Yep that's more like the school holiday reality!!!
    I love love love this Lisa, the white on white flourish is beautiful with the spots of colour in the flowers and butterflies...not sure how you imagined it but I'd be well chuffed with this as my card :0)
    Jenny x

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  49. Fab card Lisa. The flourish is lovely and the way you have used the tiny flowers and butterflies sets it off beautifully. xx

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  50. Gorgeous card, love the delicate design.
    Diane

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  51. Wowwww this is stunning Lisa I really love how you have put the doodles on also the flowers and butterflies it looks so delicate but beautiful.
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  52. What a beautiful CAS card - really classy!

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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