Saturday, 16 July 2011

Less is More wk24 - circles

This week at Less is More Chrissie and Mandi would like to see 'circles' - and it has to be more than one circle. I've used some of the new stamps I ordered with the Simon Says Stamp voucher that I won at Papertake Weekly...


For my first card, I've used an Inkadinkadoo stamp set, and stamped various circle images from the set onto linen card, using memento inks in 'pear tart', 'paris dusk' and 'grape jelly'.  The sentiment is a CC Designs stamp.


The plane image on my second card is from a little Kaisercraft stamp set, stamped in 'tangelo' memento ink and then cut out.  I've cut a circle from a scrap of MME paper, and used the 'waste' piece rather than the actual circle.  Mounted this piece (raised up with foam pads) onto teal cardstock from Papermill Direct, added a CC Designs sentiment and my cut out plane.  I've also added a strip of orange cardstock that I've de-bossed (totally on purpose of course lol!) with the swiss dots folder.

I'm also entering my cards for the following challenges:

I'm feeling a bit bah humbug at the weather today - we were supposed to be going to a family BBQ tonight, but it's been called off because of the rain.  The boys are very disappointed and grumpy, especially Morgan who's been going on about it all week... think we might let him stay up and watch a film with us instead.  Off to do a huge catch up session with you all now, as I don't seem to have had much blogging time over the last couple of days!

62 comments:

Debs M said...

2 lovely cards! the sun is shining now, any chance the bbq will be on again!

Kathyk said...

Fab cards - I keep looking at the inkadinkado circles but have so far resisted ....... maybe not for much longer!

Kathyk

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Wonderful cards, great use of circles, Gay xxx
Hope it stays dry for you, Gay x

Gibmiss said...

Hi
gorgeous circles ...very nice
hugs
sylvie
xxx

Tracey T said...

Love your choice of colours for this card - so nice to see a change from the usual blue! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Debgem said...

Both cards are just great - love the plane on the second one. But I adore the first one - I really like the graphic feel!

Sorry about your BBQ - hopefully the weather will improve soon.

Claire x said...

Love both of these cards, the first one is really effective and I love the colours. Hugs, Claire x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Both cards are just brilliant.
Hugs, Sandra View my card HERE!

Chrissie said...

Love your LIM card... super bunch of circles and a fab colour combo!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Lisa, Loving your new stamps, great fresh colours you have used too. Have a good weekend, hugs Heidi x

Ang C said...

Two fantastic cards

Zoƫ said...

Both cards are terrific. The circles fit the LIM challenge perfectly and I'm really liking your one for the boys.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love both the cards they are super, Hazelxox

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards Lisa...love the colours on the first card and the lil aeroplane on the second...weather so rubbish today I agree :( Donna x

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow two fabulous cards, luv the colours on the top one,sue,x

Margaret said...

Both lovely cards Lisa, but I love the colour combo on the first one
Margaret x

Mandi said...

Love our LIM card, super colours
Sorry about the BBQ, we were so lucky to have had our party last week!
Thank you
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Lynne said...

Gorgeous Lisa, love those colours together.
Lynne xxx

Craftilicious said...

A couple of fabulous cards - that little plane is adorable :-)

CraftyC said...

Both gorgeous cards Lisa. Shame about the weather but hope Morgan enjoys the film!
Clairexx

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

You are the second blog I have visited tonight where a BBQ has been cancelled. Such a shame.

I also feel sorry for couples getting married when it rains so heavily on a Saturday.

Two lovely cards . .. I particularly love the last one with the text paper.

Love Jules xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Lisa, two really fab cards hun. Love the bright colours and really great designs. Aww! sorry you missed the bbq, the weather always spoils things.

Donna x

Jenny said...

Love how you used circles in your two cards and such different styles. Shame about the BBQ...it dried up here at 3pm and been lovely since :)
Jenny x

Kat said...

Great cards Lisa. The second one is a perfect wee boy card. Thanks for sharing it with us at TG this week.

Know what you mean about not having time to blog. And the worst bit is I don't know what I've been doing.!

Kat xx

Helen said...

Great cards as always, Lisa - I love the different coloured ink you've used on them.

Hope tomorrow is a better day - it certainly can't get any wetter!!

Helen x

Lizy said...

These are both gorgeous cards Lisa! :)
Lizy x

coops said...

fantastic cards lisa.love the funky circles and love the design on your 2nd card, really fab :D

xx coops xx

Fiona said...

wow Lisa...another fab card and perfect for that little guy. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

Fi
x

Faye said...

Me too with the humbug. We were supposed to go to a party and poor Sweet Cheeks caught a bug. Projectile doesn't really do it justice...!
Anyway, I really like these. Fab circles on the first, guess I'm telling you I like the stamp and the second is just perfecto. xxx

Kelly Schelske said...

These are both great Lisa!

Anonymous said...

These are both so fab Lisa! I really love that orange and blue one!

Vicky Hayes said...

Love these Lisa especially the first - it's got an edginess I love. The circles remind me of my first ever stamp set called Seeing Spots - I loved it! Hope you had a good evening in the end - it wasn't really BBQ weather was it?!! Vx

Jackie said...

Two fab cards. I love the colour combo on the first and the bold colours of the second :o)
Jackie xx

Debs said...

2 Fab cards Lisa -especially love the colours of the first one and love the design of the second one.
Shame about the weather - and we are in the middle of summer - if you can't plan a BBQ then - when can you!!!!!
Hope it's a better day today.
Have a good one!
Debs xx

Feebsy said...

Both of these are super Lisa. I really like the colours you've used. I really like the orange and blue on the second card.

Sorry to hear about the BBQ. It was miserable weather yesterday :(.

Feebsy
xx

Janette said...

Both cards are just fab Lisa, love that plane by the way...xx

Kozmik said...

2 Great cards - Thankyou for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck xx Kozmik xx

melsanford said...

Fab cards! Love all the colours :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow lovely creations dear.

Craftdee said...

Great circle cards Lisa...and that airplane is yet another stamp I've bought and not yet used, I love how you've used it here! TFS, Dee

Zoechaos said...

Super cards love the first one especially. XOXO Zoe

Maureen said...

Two lovely cards for this challenge. Well done.
Maureen.......x
You can view mine here

Faith A said...

Fantastic cards, love the colours you have used too, especially in the first one.

coldwaters2 said...

Two fab cards Lisa I have been thinking of doing something for this challenge and have been searching through huge stamp stock and sifting my brain for some ideas so thank you for some wonderful inspiration. That first one really appeals to me and a great design on the second.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Cazza said...

Ooooo fab bright colours on your first card but I love your aeroplane one, the layout is brilliant!
Sorry to hear your BBQ was rained off, stupid British summertime weather ay :o(
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Vicky said...

2 gorgeous cards Lisa...!

thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin...and good luck..!

hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

Two fabulous cards Lisa, love the designs and colours!
Helen x

maxine said...

Beautiful cards Lisa hugs maxine x

Sharon Keanly said...

A wonderful boys card, thanks for joining in the fun at Totally Gorjuss this week. Sharon

Aileen said...

Great designs for both cards. Love your first one very zesty! x

Susan said...

Lisa, I love both cards...but my personal favorite is the second card...so perfect for a little guy...can I have it? LOL!!! I have a grandson with a birthday soon....he'd love it! Guess I'll have to CASE it!! LOL!! My Card

Cazro said...

A brilliant card, love the style and the colours are so fresh and pretty. Caz

GinaA said...

Very stylish, super cards.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

2 brilliant cards. Love the plane one and the clever way you used the 'waste' piece.
Caroline xxx

Anonymous said...

Gosh, that was along scroll down to leave a comment!!! I'm not surprised though as both of these cards are gorgeous. I love the blue and green you've used on the first one. xx

Beryl K said...

Fabulous cards, I think the first one is my favourite love the colours
Beryl x

Teresa said...

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' challenge with your great 'For the boys' card.
Teresa xx

rosie said...

gorgeous. fab set of cards x

Suzi B said...

Love the colours so crisp and bright. Great card
Sue :)

Marlena M. said...

Wonderful, trendy colors! ;)

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, both cards are great. Really like the aeroplane one, the colour combo is just fab. Sarah

fatmonica said...

Beautiful cards but I love the colours of the first one.