Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Less is More wk17 - pick a square

Back from our little holiday in Devon :o)  We had a lovely time but it's always nice to get home isn't it?  Thanks for all your lovely comments while I've been away, I'm still trying to catch up!  One of the first things I did when we got back was check what the new challenge was at Less is More lol... totally addicted!  So... this week Chrissie and Mandi want us to pick a square of our card - either one of the corners or the centre square.  I've made 2 and I'm not overly happy with either of them...


For my first card I've used the new Gerbera Set of stamps from Little Claire.  I've used the corner flowers and one of the sentiments, but there are more flowers and another sentiment in the set too.  Stamped the flowers in green and coloured them with promarkers.  Added some pearls from my stash.


For my second card I've used a new stamp from a set I bought on holiday - I managed to drag Pav into Crafty Devils Papercrafts and treated myself to a few new stamps.  This one's from the Birds in Cages set by Words Like Honey.  The sentiment is Penny Black.  Added a tiny blue pearl to the top of the birdcage.  Cardstock is pale blue linen but the photo's washed it out a bit.

I'm also entering my cards for the 'clean & simple' challenge at Secret Crafter.

33 comments:

Cazza said...

Glad you had a nice holiday Lisa, nice to have you back sharing your gorgeous cards with us :o) These are no exception, both are so pretty!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Lisa,
Glad to hear you had a good holiday,but it's nice to have you back! ;)
I'm going to Devon next week,what part did you go to?I would'nt mind visiting Crafty Devils while i'm there lol
Two fab cards,love them both :)
Have a lovely evening xx

Mandi said...

Good to see you back Lisa
I LOVE the bird cage one, its adorable!
For me the square of the gerbera one is slightly too big
But, I like them both, kist LOVE the bird one!

Thank you for your entry
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Katina said...

I think they're both gorgeous Lisa! I love the gerbera stamp. Glad you had a lovely holiday but glad you're back too! xx

Jenny said...

Beautiful cards Lisa, both are great but I really love the birdcage stamp. Nothing like a bit of craft shopping whilst on holiday :)
Jenny x

Claire x said...

Glad you had a fab time in Devon, great to see you back. These are two fabulous cards. Hugs, Claire x

Sue said...

Hi hun
glad to here you had a lovely time, two gorgeous cards, luv the flower card, we are all so addicted to LIM, tis brill, sue,x

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie glad you had a fab time on your hols shug. Now I admire anyone that does this LIM thingy-ma-bib as its bloody hard.....to me anyway lol.
Anyway I think both of the cards are gorgeous my fave is the second one that stamp is just fab, I love it. Both are super tho hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Lindsey said...

Both gorgeous Lisa, really striking xx

Carol said...

Two great cards but I love the birdcage one. Carol x

Donna Mosley said...

Love them both Lisa, glad you all had a lovely holiday and a little crafty shopping. Perfect.

Donna x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Glad you had a great holiday, Love both cards couldn't choose between then but then again no need to !

Marie

Susan said...

I'm on a little break from work right now myself...and loving it! LOVE both of your cards...but I think the second one is my fave...it's really AWESOME!!
My card is HERE

Debs M said...

glad you had a nice holiday, love the cards, hmmmm i think the birdcage is my fave x

Sue - said...

Lovely cards

Jan said...

I love them both Lisa xx jan

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful cards, the colours of the first one are so happy. The second one is pure charm. Great makes from a fellow addict. XOXO Zoe

Chrissie said...

Glad you had a good time Lisa, I enjoyed my break too!
Both of these are just lovely! I love them.
Thanks so much!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Louise said...

Two gorgeous cards - I love the pearls on the Gerberas.
Glad you had a lovely holiday xx

Molecraft said...

Glad you had a good holiday, fab cards but especially love the second one!
Helen x

Faye said...

You went to my home!! Where did you go aside from Banstaple? (An hour from mine.) Nice to see you back anyway. So, love both, but really love the second. Very nice. xxx

Lisa A. said...

Yes, it IS good to be back and have you back:)!! Both cards are lovely!! The purple flowers are pretty and love the sentiment on the first one. I was wondering how anyone could use the upper left corner...you did, and perfectly!! The stamp is sweet...your sentiment perfect for this stamp...a perfect match for this challenge:)!!

Kat said...

Glad you had a good holiday Lisa, it's nice to have a break.

Love both of your cards, especially the first one.

Kat xx

Jennifer said...

Both gorgeous Lisa. Hope you are rested and refreshed after your break
xx Jenny xx

Jackie said...

Hi Lisa, nice to see you back. Both are beautiful CAS cards :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Lisa.
luv
Debby

Curlybear said...

Oh My Word these are just perfect for our challenge this week they are both equally stunning cards ..... WOW


Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 136 Clean & Simple

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.
SCSC DT

coops said...

stunning cards lisa.fantastic cas designs and i love the images :D

xx coops xx

Ang C said...

Beautiful cards - love the birdcage

Sue said...

Two brilliant cards Luv Sue x

Pauline said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Juls said...

this is so incredibly stylish! I Love it!! Hugs Juls

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Both gorgeous

Thanks for joining our "Clean & Simple" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x