Saturday, 30 October 2010

Elegant or boring?

Well I was going for elegant  but I'm not sure if I achieved it!  And I missed the challenge that was asking for elegance anyway lol...

A5 card blank made from ivory linen card.  I've used a cuttlebug embossing folder on pearlised paper for the tree - I've had this embossing folder for about a year I think, and this is it's first outing!  One of those things I just had to have... Red ribbed paper and gold cardstock from my stash, sentiment from Craftwork Cards, red pearls from stash.  I wonder if it needs something more - what does it need though?

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:
Apologies for the awful photo, I can never manage to take a decent pic of anything red.


  1. i think it is lovely and yes elegant, love the red card that adds texture, very beautiful,

    Jenny :)

  2. Hi Lisa, Lovely card, definately elegant. Love the red and gold. Doesn't need anything else and the red pearls are gorgeous.

    Donna x

  3. Lisa this is so not boring!, very elegant hun and the red pearls just finishes it off nicely :o)
    hugs Vicky xx

  4. Derfinately not boring Lisa, extremely elegant.

    That embossing folder is so beautiful it needs treating just the way you ahe done.

    Thank you for joining in with my red, cream and red them at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  5. This is a gorgeous card hun and would look amazing in lots of colours - you could try adding a glitter instead of pearls to give it a different look - its certainly very elegant. Hugs, Claire x

  6. hi i just love it and i need that embossing folder too lol i think it is very elegant and definately NOT boring xx

  7. Definitely elegant Lisa, love the clean lines on this card and red, white and gold together are always elegant :) Donna x

  8. Neither, its gorgeous simple it might be but stunning in effects. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

  9. gorgeous card lisa.really classy and elegant.i love the embossed tree and fab pearls :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Oh could anyone go with boring?!!! This is by far VERY elegant indeed!! I love the slight shimmer as well!! Gorgeous!! :)

  11. Hi! It's gorgeous Lisa. Love the colours (and thanks for joining us at FabnFunky!) xx Jenny xx

  12. Elegant! Definately elegant! Do you know I think I have this very folder somewhere and have never used it! I think it came in a bundle when I got my Cuttlebug....must go and look!
    Linds x

  13. I think you've hit the clean and simple bief just right. Great card.
    Thanks for playing at Fab 'n' Funky this week, and hope to see you again next time.
    Sharon x

  14. it's definitely not boring Lisa, it's stunning.
    I love CAS cards.
    Thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage this week:)
    Anne x

  15. Not only elegant but very classy card Lisa I love that base card it really helps show off that embossed tree to perfection.
    Lorraine x

  16. Definitely NOT boring, it's a beautiful card and very elegant :o)
    Jackie xx

  17. Definitely elegant and not boring and perfect for those who don't understand really cute cards. I need several of these.

  18. Oh, Lisa! This is gorgeous - definitely elegant! Beautiful card. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  19. Gorgeous card! So elegant.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  20. beautiful card,love the textures and colour,thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

  21. elegant!!! don't you even think its boring!! nothing you have done is every boring. they are all fabulous.
    this is simple, elegant and professional x