Saturday, 6 August 2011

Less is More wk27 - your nation's flag

Hubby's taken the boys to his mum's this morning so I could have a few hours peace, it's been lovely!  I've sat in the craft room happily stamping, with NO interruptions, and made a few cards for the new challenge at Less is More :o)  This week Chrissie and Mandi want to see your nation's flag colours.


Now when I have a 'red, white & blue' challenge to do, I always think - boy card!  So that's what I did with my first card.  I made the panel using my Inkadinkado circle stamps and memento inks on a pale blue piece of linen card, and added a few small red dots using a Stampin Up stamp... I've no idea why I didn't just use a piece of red, white & blue patterned paper, it would have been much quicker lol.  More fun this way though!  The stars were cut with a sizzix die, button and twine from my stash and the sentiment is from a set by The Cat's Pajamas.  I'm also entering this card for the 'clean & simple' challenge at Cards For Men.


Then for my second card, I went with the colours of the St George's flag, rather than the Union Jack (and it works for hubby's Polish flag too).  The flourish stamp is from a set by Eco Green, that I treated myself to because I didn't have any flourish stamps... now that I've got them I'm not totally sure what to do with them, but they're all gorgeous so I'm sure I'll find a use for them!  The bird is a Glitz stamp and the sentiment is from the 'kids play' set by Flourishes.  It's ended up looking a lot like a Christmas card, but that wasn't my intention!


This one makes me hyperventilate just looking at it!  Eek, so much white (or ivory linen actually) space!!!  The flower and the sentiment are from the Penny Black 'salutations' set, and I added a teeny blue pearl in the centre of the flower... not sure I'll ever use this card, it's a bit too CAS for me!

60 comments:

Mandi said...

Three fabulous cards lisa
don;t hyperventilate, cos that may make you add something lol
Good to see you
Thank you
Mandi
Diva IM
"Less is More"

Craftilicious said...

3 stunning cards - the final really clean one is lovely - too lovely not to use :-)

Chrissie said...

What a super bunch of cards, it looks as though you really did have fun! They are all terrific and as you probably won't be sending the last one to yourself, that is perfect too!
Of them all the first one is my fave!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Susie said...

Gorgeous cards, all of them, but my fave is definitely the first one!
Susie x

Нюсечка said...

What a beauty!!! I love them)))

Jan said...

3 fabulous cards Lisa xx Jan

melsanford said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them all but the first one has to be my fave :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

CraftinGranny said...

Wow Lisa, you been one busy lady lately with the beautiful CAS cards. Sure glad I don't have to pick just one.....lol Have a fab weekend! "Love & Hugs" Carol

Katina said...

All so different but equally as gorgeous! I think the second one is my favourite. Glad you've had some 'you' time! xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
wow you have been busy, a gorgeous selection of cards,you have been a busy girle, you are brill at these case cards hun, sue,x

Valerie said...

All 3 cards are fab Lisa but I especially love the 2nd one, it's beautiful :)
Val x

Fiona said...

All three cards are lovely Lisa, well done. I think the first one is my fave.

Whisper said...

All of them absolutely fabby hun and i'm so glad you have managed to get some peace and quiet, Luv Sam x

Vicky said...

They are all so gorgeous Lisa...and I must say I LOVE the second one...the wee bird is fabulous hun...

hope you have enjoyed the peace n quiet sweetie...!

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

MARY B said...

Three super cards I like the last one. Mary x

Ang C said...

Three FAB!!!! cards

Claire x said...

WOW three fabulous cards Lisa - love them all. Hugs, Claire x

Lynsey said...

Hi Lisa, these are all lovely cards!
Hugs Lynsey x

Maureen said...

Three lovely cards, well done. You can view my card here.
Maureen.......x

Suze Bain said...

Three fabulous CAS cards. xx

Denise and Louise said...

Wow Lisa - I love each and every one :0)
Hugs
Denise xx

Sarah said...

These are all fabulous! I really like the simplicity of the last card, I think anyone would be happy to receive it!

Faye said...

All totally, totally gorgeous. xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow, wow and wow Lisa these all look terrific, I absolutely love the circles on the first one they look so bright and clear, perfect stamping and much better than paper. That second one is rather elegant with the bird and swirls and love the third one that flower is just perfect.
Hugs
Lorraine x

StampingStace said...

These are just great, I think I'd be hard pushed to chose a favourite - lovely!
Stacex (48)

Debs M said...

gorgeous cards and well done on doing 3..the challenge had me stumped x

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh My Goodness, I am so impressed! :) I have never managed to make more than one card in a day, and you have created 3 stunners! :)

All different but all brilliant! :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

dutchstamptramp said...

Beautiful collection of cards, great choice of stamps

coops said...

these are fantastic lisa.i love your cas cards, they always look stunning.my fav is your first with the stars, so striking ;D

xx coops xx

Feebsy said...

Totally stunning Lisa, I can't decide which one I like the best they're all so stylish. You certainly made good use of the peace and quiet!

Feebsy
xx

Jenny said...

What a busy bee!
brilliant creations, love the stamping on the first...much more fun making your own bkgd!
Luuurve the CAs-ness of the last too :)
Jenny x

Pauline said...

These are fab cards, love them all.

Nannieflash said...

Stunning cards Lisa, simple designs with wow results. hugs Shirleyxxx

Donna Mosley said...

Fab cards Lisa, love the patterned panel you've created.

Donna x

Jessica said...

Super cards Lisa - love the less is more look - very in at the moment. Jxx

Lynne said...

Slow deep breaths Lisa. Lol.
They are all fabulous, love both your LiM cards and the really CAS one is really great.
Lynne xxx

Zoechaos said...

All 3 are smashing cards, much more fun to stamp and paste! XOXO Zoe

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lisa
Three Stunners all superb....love them all .....
hugs sylvie
xx

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Three gorgeous makes .. .. I think the second one is my favourite.

You certainly make great use of those few hours of peace!!

Love Jules xx

Beryl K said...

Three fabulous cards
Beryl x

Kat said...

Fantastic cards Lisa. I love them all especially the third one.

Kat xx

*Vicki* said...

Lisa, these are all stunning creations my dear!! You did an amazing job with CAS style!! ;) HUGS

Jennifer said...

All fabulous Lisa, but #1 is my fave! Sounds like a perfect morning (now please could you have a word with my hubby too!) xx Jenny xx

Sarpreet said...

Such gorgeous cards, beautiful image and colours.

Aileen said...

All fab cards. I like your patterned panel on the first card. It does suit a boy especially with the stars. Love the flourish on your second card with the bird. I know it's scary to leave so much white but your third card looks great with just the little flower and the sentiment crossing it. x

Jen said...

HI Lisa,

perfect CAS Card... And perfect for the LIM challenge

jen xx

P.S
Thanks for joining in with my Clean & Simple Challenge this week at Cards For Men and good luck

Maja said...

Fabolous cards

massofhair said...

Three outstanding cards! The last one is perfect for the challenge but i must admit to liking your red and white bird and swirl card. Such elegance is truly beautiful:-)

kingstonmama said...

I love all of your cards!

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, just looking at the LiM blog and came across your cards - they are just brilliant. The middle one is my favourite - love the swirl. You lucky girl getting hubby to take the children, mine does that once (no make that twice a year ) to go shopping for my birthday and Christmas presents! Sarah

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, just looking at the LiM blog and came across your cards - they are just brilliant. The middle one is my favourite - love the swirl. You lucky girl getting hubby to take the children, mine does that once (no make that twice a year ) to go shopping for my birthday and Christmas presents! Sarah

Kathyk said...

A FABULOUS selection and I'm hard pushed to pick a fave but I do LOVE the boy card with the stars and circles

Kathyk

Suzi B said...

Great cards! my favourite is the middle on .. fabulous scroll
Sue B :)

Susan said...

What a fab job you did with all three cards, Lisa!! Love that "guy" card...and the others are just as perfect!

rosie said...

fabulous set of cards. love them all.

Sasha said...

Three terrific cards! Second one is my favourite - Love the birdie!

Karen said...

All fabulous card, especially like the male theme one lol Karen

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi

What gorgeous cards and I think with this amount of comments they speak for themselves!

Tina (no 75)

Lisa A. said...

Hi Lisa! Your cards are wonderful!!! Especially love the red bird with the flourishes! I'm with you on having flourishes because they're so pretty, but like you...don't know what to do with them...I'm going to watch YOU:)!! Love the simplicity of the last one...all just lovely:)!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Hi Lisa, Hope thing are good with you? Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men Challenge. You did a great job making your card Clean and Simple. I love seeing you creations. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugz, Patricia