Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Getting back into Less is More...

Morning everyone :o)

This year I want to get back into playing along at Less is More - I used to join in every single week but got out of the habit.  As I really need to make some batches of simple cards now (assuming my cards actually sell in the gift shop, fingers crossed...), I'm putting LIM on my weekly 'to do' list again!

This week Chrissie and Jen would like to see black & white with just a touch of another colour...

I made a batch of these in different colours, and for a few different occasions, but I think this blue version is my favourite so I won't bore you with all the others!

Items Used
White linen & plain black cardstock - Papermill Direct
A scrap of blue coredinations found lurking in the scraps drawer
Sentiment - Stampin' Up
Word Window punch - Stampin' Up
Martha Stewart Royal Butterfly punch - MCH
White & blue pearls from my stash

I'm also entering my card for the following challenges
CAS-ual Fridays - thank you
Allsorts - clean & simple
Pile it On - Black, white & another colour

It was Dex's birthday yesterday, and he had a great day - although he was amazed he still had to go to school lol... he was fine once he got there though, especially as they're allowed to take cakes in for all the class.  We had a bit of a tea party for him at my mum's so I didn't get chance to blog yesterday - hoping to catch up with lots of you later.  Hope you all have a lovely day :o)


Eileen said...

Such a beautiful LIM card Lisa. Have to admit I can't seem to do these as I always end up adding more.
This is so elegant. Love it
Eileen x

Doreen said...

stunning card Lisa - looks so amazing. Love it
Big hugs
Doreen xx

rachel said...

this is just gorgeous Lisa - love it xx

Juls said...

so very gorgeous and stylish!! Hugs Juls

Jane said...

Simple and oh so elegant.

Carol Willis said...

Stunning card Lisa. Love it. Simple and elegant.
Caz x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Love the pearls. They are a nice touch. Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS-ual Fridays:) said...

This is a beauty! Really gorgeous in every way. Hugs, Jill x

heidy said...

This is really gorgeous Lisa,love it!!
XXX Heidy

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous - love them! Karen x

Aileen said...

So elegant. I'm sure they will go down well. x

brenda said...

Your card is so very elegant Lisa, beautiful work.

Thanks so much sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Jude said...

Such a fabulous card Lisa and so elegant.
Happy belated Birthday to Dex, it was my son Sam's birthday on Monday and he was a bit miffed that he had to go to school but it worked out well as the dinner ladies sang Happy Birthday to him, he said it was a fab day. Sleepover party on Saturday!


Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty CAS card, love the butterflies.

Gaynor said...

Very sophisticated, beautiful Lisa.....hope Dexter had a lovely Birthday.xxGaynor

Donna said...

Stunning card Lisa and I really like these colours together...looks very classy with the linen card :) Donna ♥ x

Wendy said...

Beautiful CAS card Lisa, love the design.
Wendy xx

Sue B said...

Oh this is fab Lisa! I love the blue and white theme and the butterflies are so pretty! it's a perfect LIM card! :-)
Hope you're having a good week
Big hugs
Sue xx

Annette said...

Fab card. C&S is not one of my stronger points! Love the elegant design. Glad Dex had a lovely birthday. I think school (and work) should be cancelled for birthdays too.

Chrissy said...

Simple and so very elegant Lisa...beautiful it.


Debs said...

Oh Lisa this is so elegant - I love it!
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful Lisa!
Helen x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lisa.
Sue x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Lisa. I love the little butterflies and the very stylish design.
Lorraine x

Vicky said...

Such a pretty card Lisa...and glad Dex had a lovely birthday too hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

P.s...have fun with the plaques..glad you like them..:o)

Carole said...

I agree with all of the comments - the simplicity of the design is brilliant

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

So simple - but oh so stunning. Love the idea of different colours too.
Happy Birthday to Dex - I can't believe you made him go to school - meanie!! ;-)
Caroline xxx

Claire said...

Love it - a simple but so effective design ... look forward to seeing your LIM creations again. Hugs, Claire x

Jo said...

Stunning card the look of the linen card. Belated Birthday wishes to Dex!
Hugs Jo x

Nonni said...

Perfect CAS card, such a fabulous idea!!

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Lisa. The butterflies are so pretty.
Hugs Sharon. x

bastelengel said...

So cute your card. So simple and elegant. Great the blue ribbon behind the butterflies.


A stylish and elegant card Lisa - LOVE the CAS design. I'm sure your cards will sell like hot-cakes!
Happy New Year - Sylvia xx

Chrissie said...

It's SO good to have you back at LIM Lisa!
This is absolutely gorgeous... the perfect touch of colour!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Danni said...

Love, love, love this! So pretty!

coops said...

simply gorgeous lisa.i love the pretty butterflies :D

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely brilliant and gorgeous Lisa.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fabulous card and gorgeous lo the splash of turquoise is stunning!

Thanks for joining us for our CAS challenge this week at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Sheila in Cyprus said...

3 colours but only 2 words


I love this, its clean, classy and simply beautiful.

Love Sheila x

P.S. Lisa I have emailed you a query!

Unknown said...

wow, love the simplicity of this card. Superb!


Kathyk said...

Simple elegance - fab project


Nannieflash said...

So glad to hear that Dex enjoyed his birthday even though he had to go to School. Love your simple design card, its really is striking. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Vicky said...

Ok now I'm not speaking to you....I dont see how its fair that you do LIM so easily where mere mortals like moi struggle.....yes its bloody gorgeous!!
Glad Dex had a fab birthday though shug ;0)
I have to let mine have their birthdays off school, the argument is my eldest Ben always gets his off....well its on new years eve nowt I can do about that... Yeah try telling kids that when they were young, now its just stuck lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Debby said...

Great CAS card! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

Anonymous said...

Stunning CAS card Lisa! I'd love to see the other colours too!

Unknown said...

A gorgeous CAS card Lisa, love those beautiful butterflies! How lovely Dex had a wonderful birthday! Big hugs, Ira xox

Pia S said...

Oh WOW! What a clever and absolutely gorgeous design, love the border of butterflies and just that little touch of color!

Mary J said...

Simple and stunning - I LOVE this Lisa!

Debs M said...

ooh this is yummy!! hope Dex had a good day x

Unknown said...

hi lisa... i love your CAS cards... so nice to see you back at LIM

Thanks for Joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Christine L said...

LOVE this classy elegant card Lisa... and I'm sure your cards will sell loads!

Christine x

BethieJ said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!
Thank-You for joining us at PIO last week! Have a GREAT day!