Sunday, 10 April 2011

Less is More wk10 - 1 layer & sentiment focus

This week's challenge at Less is More is a one layer card, with the focus on the sentiment.... umm.... eeek!  Now, if this had been any other challenge, I'd have passed on this week and not even attempted it.  But as it's Less is More, and I've played along every week so far, I had to get on with it!  This one is my first attempt...


I found this stamp while I was looking for the stamp I used on my second card, and thought it might work... not sure if it really did though.  The sentiment is an Elzybells stamp, butterfly is from a Pink Gem set.  Not really keen on this one, so I made another card...


This is my second card, with the sentiment I was looking for, which is from Paper Makeup I think.  The flower is from Little Claire.  I think this card worked better than the first one, but I'm not sure if I got the focus fully on the sentiment... I'd intended the flower to be slightly paler than it turned out.  I like this one though.

Hubby's been cooking while I've been playing in the craft room so I'd better go and eat... will visit you all in a bit though :o)

43 comments:

Vicky said...

Fabulous cards Lisa....love them both but the second one is my fave too...love the colour you have used and gorgeous sentiment...another perfect LIM card!

hugs Vicky xx

Jane said...

two lovely cards hard to choose between them xx

Liz, said...

Hiya, both brilliant, hard to pick a fave!

Liz x

Claire x said...

Two lovely cards, but I do like the second one much better. Hugs, Claire x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

2 fab cards - I actually prefer the first one... lol** I think it's really pretty and cheerful.
Caroline xxx

Chrissie said...

I love the second one too Lisa, I think the colour contrast is spot on, the flower has identity without overpowering the sentiment!
Fabulous!
Enjoy your week.
Chrissie
"Less is More"
PS I must say thanks for doing a challenge which you might otherwise have not bothered with... I really appreciate it!

Jennifer said...

You lucky girl having hubby cook for you! Mine just can't cook to save his life lol! Am loving the simple look here. Both great! xx Jenny xx

*Vicki* said...

Two very pretty creations!! :) Love the colors on the top card with the butterflies!! Hope you enjoy hubby's cooking!! :) Smiles, Vicki

Mandi said...

Like both your cards Lisa
F=Orange and pink is my FAV combination, but the green one is fabulous!
thank you Lisa, appreciate you taking part, other will too
mandi
Less is More

Janette said...

Both are gorgeous, think my fav is the second, but they are fab.xx

Jessica said...

Both lovely cards - clean and simple but oh so elegant. Jx

Jan said...

Both lovely cards, I just prefer the second xx Jan

TAM said...

Two fabulous entries. Like you my favorite is the second one with the flower from Little Claires - love this image, sentiment and the colours you've used.

Molecraft said...

Fabulous cards, I do prefer the second one too, I think it's the colour that works so well!
Helen x

CraftinGranny said...

Great cards Lisa. My preference is also the second one. I love the greens, so CAS. "Hugs" Carol

kelly said...

I think that the flower one is my favorite.
thanks for commenting on my card
kelly xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh i do luv how we all working so hard for these girlies, two fab card hun, think the 2nd be me fav, like you i did two! lol, sue,x

Katina said...

Both gorgeous Lisa but I think the second one has the edge! xx

Sandra said...

Two beautiful cards Lisa...must say my favourite is the second one,love the flower stamp you've used.

Take care
San x

Donna Mosley said...

Both gorgeous cards Lisa, my fave is the second one too. Very elegant, must get that gorgeous stamp. Hope you enjoyed playing in the craft room hun.

Donna x

coops said...

2 stunning cas cards lisa.i love the fab stamps you`ve used :D

xx coops xx

Jules said...

Gorgeous makes Lisa.

Love the sentiments .... especially the one on the second card.

Hope you have had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Linby said...

Two great cards but the second one has the edge for me. Just love the simplicity of it and the colour you used.
Linbyx

Susan said...

Lisa, I think both cards are great...but I'm with you and I think I like the second one a little better....love the softness of the green flower!

Hello From Texas said...

Your first card is great; your second card is awesome!! Perfect use of inks and stamps. Well done.
TFS
Carole

PS - I'm with you, OLC are too hard for me. I should have passed this week; would have saved myself hours of stress. LOL

Diane said...

Both are great cards...but that second one is my favorite....perfect!!

Sarah said...

Hi, I like them both - but the first is just pipped at the post by the second. I actually don't mind one layer cards, but I don't do focus on sentiment. I'm trying this week tho! Thanks for the good luck wishes on my blog, fingers crossed, eh! Sarah

DeeP said...

You've pulled this off beautifully: I still find one-layer cards the hardest to do, I don't think the green flower is too strong; the brief is for the MAIN focus to be the sentiment, and yours is :-) Dee

massofhair said...

Both cards are great but i ReAlLy like the second one as it is just so beautiful:-)

Cheryl said...

They are both GORGEOUS,I need to try some one layer cards!!!
xx

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards, but the first one is my favourite :o)
Jackie xx

Shirley said...

Beautiful cards, I really like the second one, the colour is lovely.
Shirley x

Aileen said...

Both are super but especially the green one.

I know what you mean about passing on this one. I gave a groan too. x

Donna said...

Love the second card although both are really fab x

Vicky Hayes said...

These cards are both stunning but I agree the focus is more on the flower on the second card. I love the first with the vivid pink spiral sentiment.

coldwaters2 said...

Two very beautiful and classy cards Lisa love them both but must admit the second one is my fave.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Lorraine said...

Love your CAS cards! My fav is the second one - love the different colored inks - gives it dimension.

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Both are lovely cards, hard to choose which one but it has to be the .... second one, but only because I like the colour. Love Sheila x

Donna said...

Both of these are beautiful Lisa, you do CAS card so perfectly...jealous much lol! :) Donna x

sasa said...

I love them both - they each have their own appeal!
Sarah at 127

http://blueboxbabe.blogspot.com/

Jenny said...

The second is my favourite too, love the colours and that the sentiment is darker to take centre stage.
Jenny x

melsanford said...

Oh gorgeous cards! You really do this style well. Beautiful! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Lynne said...

Like them both a lot but the second one is my fave. Subtle and understated.
Lynne xxx