Saturday, 12 February 2011

Less is More week 2 eeeeek!


Not so long ago I had a go at a few one-layer cards and decided I was RUBBISH at them... hubby would generally laugh at my efforts which didn't help.  I was never going to make one again.  But I've got it into my head that I'm going to do the challenges at Less is More each week, and this week is the dreaded one-layer card (with a flower or tree).  I shuddered, I sobbed, but I've had a go!  Hubby says 'it's not that bad' which is an improvement on laughing out loud...

The thank you sentiment is from Elzybells, the flower and dot stamp are Stampin' Up.  I've added some pearls from my stash, and then because it looked a bit boring, I outlined the flowers and dots with a Sakura clear stardust pen.

I'm also entering this at Totally Papercrafts where their challenge is clean & simple.

We've finally had a breakthrough in the potty department today :o)  Dex was 3 last month but has been stubbornly refusing to use the potty or toilet.  This morning when he got up his bottom looked a bit sore, so I convinced him to keep his nappy off and said if he managed to use the potty he could have a marshmallow... lol such bribery!  Amazingly it worked - he's done every wee on the potty today, and we've got through quite a few marshmallows...

41 comments:

Fiona said...

this is fab Lisa and if it's any consolation...my hubby just laugh at all my efforts!! men eh!!

Fi
x

Jennifer said...

It's very stylish Lisa, and great news re the potty! Well done Dex :-) xx Jenny xx

Claire x said...

Well I think the card is better than not bad - its fab Lisa. Great news for Dex too - a little bribery goes a long way LOL. Hugs, Claire x

Debs M x said...

YOU GO GIRL!! oh and you go boy (for dex) x

Mandy's Crafts said...

love this card. so effective....

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

I'm loving your card!!! Fab!! :)

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Love the simplicity of this. Nice choice of colours. Love Sheila (Cyprus)

Amanda said...

Hi Lisa, lovely card, very elegant. Not had the courage to try ths style yet. Goo luck with the potty training, you may need to have the marshmallows on regular order.
Amanda x

Susan said...

It's adorable! I love the little bit of sparkle you added!

Caroline Hallett said...

thats a lovely card - really eye catching - well done

Chrissie said...

This is superb Lisa, I love the twinkle you added to it, love the pearls too.
My daughter came to stay here for a week when potty training my granddaughter Daisy... a chart and lots of stickers did the trick for her... bit cheaper than marshmallows too!
Congrats on Dex's success today!
Thanks for joining us again, it's great to see you back!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Margaret said...

Love the card Lisa. My grandson is a little bit ahead of Dex and the treats were getting more & more often so now we only have treats for "big wees!!" :0)
Margaret x
www.makingpapercrafts.blogspot.com

Kat said...

Great card Lisa. Very elegant.

Well done Dex!

Kat xx

Jack said...

Brill card! I didn't realise it was week 2 already so you can guess what I will be doing tomorrow, lol. Have you done the OLW challenge?
Jack xx

Debgem said...

Lisa - this is lovely, very pretty flowers. You can do CAS - keep repeating - you can do it!!

Well done to Dex - I remember those days :)

Cazza said...

Your card is so pretty Lisa, love the clean and simple look hon!

Hooray for marshmallows ay ;o)
Hugs,
Cazza
zzz

Buffy said...

This is a great card, simple yet elegant, brilliant.
Well done to Dex

Kelly Schelske said...

I think it looks wonderful Lisa and it would be handy to have some on hand..easy enough to duplicate as well!

Kathleen said...

Super card. Well done Lisa.

martina's kaartjes said...

lovely card ! great, thanks for sharing,
greetings, martina
x

Liz, said...

Love this. A perfect example of clean and simple.

Liz x

Mandi said...

Oh hubby's can be cruel!! lol
Super dooper card, you have no need to say or think you are rubbish It;s perfect!

Thanks for participating
mandi
"Less is more"

Jackie said...

Lisa it's beautiful. You have mastered the art of one layer cards very well :o)
Jackie xx

Donna said...

Less is definitely more on this card Lisa, a really stunning design and such swwet flowers :) Donna x

Aileen said...

Very pretty card, love the touch of sparkle.

melsanford said...

Oh I love it! Absolutely beautiful, Lisa! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Lisa, very elegant card, love the pretty flowers. Well done to Dex!

Donna x

Silli said...

Your card is sooo pretty Lisa..!

Lynne said...

Gorgeous sweet card. I love it.
Lynne xxx

Vicky said...

I just love it Lisa, love this style of card and you have done a fantastic job!:o)

Well done Dexter too, you better have a HUGE supply of marshmellows lol!

hugs Vicky xx

coops said...

fabulous cas card lisa.i love the delicate flowers, very elegant and well done little man on using your potty :D

xx coops xx

Katina said...

This is lovrly Lisa - a perfect one layer card that's so fresh and crisp. Love it! xx Well done Dex with the potty but how's mummy getting on with the Cricut? ;o) xx

Suze Bain said...

This is a lovely card, I love your colour choices. x

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
oh we all learning this new C&S, you have done a brill job with this hun,sue,x

Meggymay said...

Love your card

Stamps and Paper said...

Just love your card its very pretty.

Anne

Lindsey said...

Beautiful!
Hubby needs to be trained as this is stunning!
Well done on the Potty front too!
Linds x

Jose said...

Excellent card, and love the amount of white space you still have.
Jose

joey said...

Hi Lisa Hunny

this is gorgeous, fab arrangement, thanks for joining us at tpc

Joey xxx

June said...

Lovely card it really caught my eye!

Juls said...

I LOVE this!!!! Hugs Juls