Wednesday, 22 June 2011

CAS-ual Fridays - colour blocking






Lots of photos, sorry, and I've had such a faff trying to get them to upload! I've ended up having to switch to the old editor but it's added the photos all mixed up (with my least favourite at the top!) and it won't let me add my text before the photos... and the cursor seems to have disappeared... agh!

Anyway... I decided to combine my entry for CAS-ual Fridays, where their theme is 'colour blocking', with the sketch at Clean & Simple, and also use up some of my scraps for Jules' Sunday Snippet Challenge. I may have got a little carried away as I seem to have made quite a few cards! Although really I should be using up patterned paper scraps as I've got loads of them, so maybe I'll make another batch later in the week.

I won't go into too much detail as I don't want to bore you silly, but I've used my new Stampin Up embossing folder on all of them. All made entirely from scraps apart from the card bases. Stamps are mostly a mix of Penny Black and Kanban.

The school rang me to collect a poorly Morgan this morning, so I've ended up with him at home. He says his head hurts and he feels sick. So I've not got as much done today as I would've liked!

Right, let's see if I can get this to post now...



39 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Hey Lisa!! My oh my these are so striking with your embossed strips of colors!! I really must try this out....love the look!! TFS!! :)

Debs M said...

blogger is being a nightmare today!!! LOVING these cards tho they look fabulous! x

Janette said...

Oh don't even get me started on blogger..lol.....

Fab set of cards Lisa, love the colours and that weave card looks brilliant..xxxx

Cheryl said...

FABULOUS cards,I love the embossing....I thought it was textured cardstock!!! I had to upload my photos through the old editor too,the first photo you add should go to the bottom,the next on top of that and so on.After saving I then switched back to the new editor for typing.You can also move things around by cutting and pasting in the HTML section.I hope this helps.
xx

Cazza said...

These are great Lisa! I love how you make such simple cards looks so stunning! :o)
I've had real problems with blogger today too, grrrrr it's so annoying isn't it!!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Jack said...

Hope Morgan is feeling better soon. Fab cards, love them. And thanks for the tip about switching to the old editor. I did that, added my pic, switched back and then I found I could move my pics about. OOOOh look at me getting all techie!!! xx

craftymum said...

How I love these cards. the texture is fab and The colours all so vibrant. I just might try it out!
Hugs sarah x

kingstonmama said...

These are beautiful. I love the Clean and Simple sketch this week. You've made a whole set of great cards with it. The embossing is a great touch.

Vicky said...

Awwww bless poor Morgan hope he's better soon hun. Love all the cards hun I love how they are all similar but still each unique in their own way.....I think my fave is the butterflies one.
It seems a few peeps are having probs with blogger.....touch wood I havnt had any of the probs thankfully.....hope I havnt jinxed meself lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Virginia L. said...

Wow, Lisa! Can I just say that I love it when you got "carried away"? I mean, look at these fabulous cards with embossed color block!! Thank you for the inspiration! I'm so glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Amanda said...

What a gorgeous set of cards, can't decide if the blue or green/brown one is my favourite. I am so glad I have ordered this folder it looks amazing.
Hope Morgan feels better soon

Feebsy said...

Your cards are wonderful Lisa. I really like the boldness of them and the embossing folder you've used is lovely. Great inspiration, thank you!

I hope Morgan feels better soon, poor thing.

Feebsy
xx

Donna Mosley said...

Oh wow! these are amazing Lisa. Love them all. Fab embossing folder and great LO. Hope blogger will play nice tomorrow and also hope Morgan is feeling better too. Bless him.

Donna x

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh i couldnt upload me card this afto just done it now to blog 2moro!!
Luv these set of cards, luv the colours, fab embossin folder, lovely design hun, sue,x

Vicky said...

Blogger bad....cards are fabulous! love the colour schemes Lisa and the embossing folder is gorgeous hun..!

Hope Morgan is feeling a little better too...

hugs Vicky xx

coldwaters2 said...

Well Lisa they all look totally fabulous that embossing looks ACE and I love all the images you have used, I do hope Morgan feels better soon, there seems to be a lot of bugs around at the moment.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Katina said...

Absolutley FANTASTIC!!!! I love these so much; the colour scheme on each one is beautiful and I love the stamps. Hope Morgan is feeling better soon. xx

Lynne said...

Lisa these are all beautiful. Love all the colour combo`s. Fabulous!
Lynne xxx

coops said...

fantastic cards lisa.fab colours and the embossing is stunning.
i hope morgan feels better soon.

xx coops xx

Donna said...

Gosh Lisa, these are beautiful, I love the colours you have teamed together, I've not heard of colour blocking before but boy what a fab effect! I hope Morgan feels better tomorrow :) Donna x

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

What a beautiful array of cards.

All are such beautiful colour schemes .. .. and not a bad one amongst them.

That is one very detailed embossing folder!! Gorgeous.

I love them all but my favourite is the one with the butterflies.

Thank you for keeping me company on my war against the craft room snippet.

Love Jules xx

Molecraft said...

Wow, these are brilliant Lisa, love them all, so striking!
Helen x

Juls said...

wow!!! Loving all of these, just loving the colours and the texture!!! Hugs Juls

Jennifer said...

So beautiful Lisa! A really striking set of cards...love them!!xx Jenny xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Love the fab color combos! Every one is awesome!

I hope Morgan is feeling better!

Karen B. said...

Here's to hoping your little one is feeling better soon. This is a fantastic array of wonderfully clean and simple color blocked card! I love each and everyone one of them! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

melsanford said...

Fab cards! Gorgeous colours and I love the texture. Hope Morgan feels better soon. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Lisa!
wow wow wow I absolutely love these cards,your clean and simple cards always impress me as I think making something simple but effective is quite a hard task well it is for me anyway LOL
Hope Morgan feels better soon
:) xx

rosie said...

gorgeous set of cards. love all the colour combos. fab idea x

Vicky Hayes said...

Fantastic! The embossing really brings the background blocks of colour to life! Hope poor Morgan feels better soon. Vx

CraftyC said...

Beautiful array of cards Lisa, love the embossed backgrounds!
Clairexx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa hope Morgan has improved from yesterday I would keep an eye on him in case hes sickening for something nasty.
Love your cards what a useful set of stamps to have to hand. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Lorraine said...

Wow, these are striking! The color blocking is beautiful especially with your embossing! Hope your little one is feeling better.

Lou said...

Hi!just love these sooooo much,really pretty-great designs too.
hugs Lou.xx

Kryssi said...

Very cute card! Love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Maribel said...

I love the strips in relief and the color scheme you used, gorgeous and an inspiration.

Mau xx said...

These are just Gorgeous, Love that embossed effect. Mau xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Love your colour block cards.

Hugs, Sandra

triciasconfetti said...

Fantastic set of cards. I always feel very virtuous if I manage to do a whole set of similiar ones as I know they will save me time in the long run.
x Tricia