Sunday, 20 April 2014

Less is More - makes me smile!

Happy Easter!  Hope you're having a lovely day.  The boys have had great fun finding their eggs, although Dex said the Easter bunny hadn't hidden them very well lol... better try harder next year then!

I didn't play last week at Less is More, as it was one-layer week, and I have to admit I just don't really like my one-layer cards... I've made them enough times to get used to it, so they're not as tricky as they once were, but I've realised I don't like them enough to ever use them, unless I end up cutting the front off and popping it up on another card.  Anyway, after all that waffle!... I'm going to do my best to play along with all the other challenges, and this week's is a fun one - it's 'makes me smile', so anything that makes you happy really.

I've used some new Lil' Inkers dies that I bought from Simon Says Stamp... it always feels like a big treat having an occasional little delivery from the US.  All those stitched edges make me very happy, and at the moment I love any dies that I can piece back together as I have with this one.  It means that the sentiment can then be stamped directly over the die cuts... and it turned out pretty much exactly as I planned, which always makes me smile!

Items Used
White linen cardstock - Papermill Direct
Lil' Inkers Stitched Butterflies - Simon Says Stamp
Stitched square - MFT Die-namics Blueprints 14 - Craft Mojo
Doodlebug Textured Cardstock Assortment - Craft Mojo
Spotty paper - Doodlebug Kraft in Colour - Craft Mojo
Doodlebug Enamel Sprinkles in Beetle Black & Lilac - Craft Mojo
Sentiment stamp - Jane's Doodles Party Time - Craft Mojo

I'm also entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says - animal antics (includes insects, etc)

Hope you all have a lovely day... don't eat too much chocolate... actually, ignore me - eat as much chocolate as you like, I will be later :o)


Tracey T said...

Ooh, gorgeous! I love your one layer cards. What a fab die set... very tempting! My Lil Inkers arrived last week and I'm loving them - expect to see them on pretty much everything for the next few weeks. Have a great Easter weekend. Hugs, Tracey x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a lovely 'Less is More' card Lisa and those stitched dies look fabulous.
Happy Easter

Sue said...

Happy Easter Lisa.
Your CAS card is stunning. I love your fabulous design and gorgeous stitched butterflies.
hugs Sue xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Gorgeous card Lisa and Happy Easter to you and yours xx

Debs M said...

love the stitching on the die - great card x

Claire said...

This is a gorgeous card, lovely design and colour. Hugs, Claire x

Annette said...

It's lovely Lisa. I love the dies, and know what you mean about the packages from across the pond. :0)

Glad the boys had fun finding their eggs, although it's shame they found them all, as you could have picked up any left over!

Have a lovely Easter Sunday with your family.

Elaine said...

Happy Easter ! Great card gorgeous dies x

Michelle Short said...

Stunning card Lisa, love those butterflies and the cour is gorgeous. Happy Easter! xx

Pia S said...

Love your new dies, Lisa, and this card looks beautiful all in purple against the white space!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Lisa, and I love those dies.
Happy Easter
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card-lovely butterflies and perfectly CAS :)
Best wishes,Nessa xxx

rachel said...

wonderful card Lisa - glad the boys had fun finding their eggs - my girls did too! Big Hugs Rachel xx

Carole said...

Lovely card and am loving the stitched butterflies, my mate is off to USA I have asked her to get me the stitched dies, lets hope she finds them x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous butterfly card Lisa, such pretty colours and I just love the stitches, great details! Happy Easter, hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Jo said...

Fabulous.....gorgeous colours & love the stitched edges......enjoy your chocolate!
hugs Jo x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, love the fab design, the sentiment looks great stamped on top.

Donna x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

This is so beautiful, I absolutely love those stitched edges! Hope you're having a lovely Easter weekend.

Whisper said...

Aaah super hun and 'it made me smile', Luv Sam x

Chrissie said...

I love those stitched edges too!
Super card Lisa!
Thanks so much
Less is More

Little K Smith said...

A lovely card Lisa, I love the butterflies and fab stitching too :)

laurie said...

Love the butterflies!

Jackie said...

A stunning CAS card (or LiM, whichever you prefer), I love it :o)
Jackie xx

Unknown said...

hapy bunny now i know they sell lil inkers at SSS.. love how you have pieced this back together Lisa fabulous!

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
Less Is More

Christine L said...

Loving this one Lisa... (hmm Ok I love ALL your cards)... but as you know I'm a Li'l Inkers fan.. and I think I'm going to have to have this butterfly die set... you've made it look so good!

Hope you had a lovely Easter..
Christine x

Carole Pollard said...

Certainly made me smile so sweet just lovely Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

Anne said...

Lisa this is so pretty!
Thank you for joining us at Less is More.
LIM Designer

Jude said...

Gorgeous card Lisa as always. I love butterflies.
Glad your boys enjoyed the hunt. We had an Easter Egg hunt in the garden of the house we were staying in over Easter, unfortunately I can't remember where I put one of them, searched everywhere but to no avail! Mind you the garden was huge!! And there were 15 eggs to hide (small ones)
Hugs Jude x

Carol Willis said...

Love this card Lisa, gorgeous butterflies.
Caz x

Laurel Beard said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Stunning. LOVE! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge! :)

coops said...

simply stunning lisa.i love the pretty butterflies ;D

xx coops xx

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Loving the butterflies!! Hugs Juls

heidy said...

Such a beautiful card Lisa!!
XXX Heidy

Kat W said...

Oh, this certainly made me smile; it's such a cheerful design and I love that die! I do love the stitching effect too - so elegant :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm really like the pieced back together look that people are doing with dies today. You definitely have to have the right kind of dies to do it with though. I love that these dies give you the option of having the stitching on both the inside and the outside of the hole!