Friday, 16 September 2011

Flourishes challenges

I spotted some challenges on the Flourishes blog, where there's a chance of winning the entire new release of stamps... I love Flourishes stamps (although I've only treated myself to one set so far!) so I had to have a go.

My first card is for the sketch challenge...


I've used one of the fab silhouette images from the 'kids play' set, stamped in 'rich cocoa' memento ink.  I've used some scraps of Pink Petticoat papers, all printed onto linen card, cardstock is core'dinations.  The flower was cut with a x-cut punch, button and pearls from my stash.  The bottom corners of my card were a bit of a happy accident - I intended to round them but picked up the inverted corner punch by mistake... oops!

And my second card is for the Three's a Charm challenge, where you must use exactly 3 layers on your card...


I've kept things very clean and simple.  My layers are the base card, the gingham stamped panel and the blue mat.  The stamp is another from the 'kids play' set, stamped in 'paris dusk' memento, the gingham is another Pink Petticoat scrap printed on linen card.  The sentiment is from the same set and the pearls are from my stash.

And look what happened while I was crafting!


Dex came upstairs to play while I was in the craft room, then said he wanted to watch an Elmo dvd.  About 10mins later I realised it was very quiet so I went to investigate and there he was, fast asleep... he's still asleep now, I should probably wake him up really!

30 comments:

Tina said...

lovely cards.....i love th ecolors and the details...kids are so cute when they sleep

Tina

Carol said...

Two gorgeous cards Lisa, love those silhouette stamps. My boys used to be like Dexter at that age - so cute :) Carol x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Lisa. How beautiful and such elegance too. Love the delicate colours and your designs really show off the images. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxxc

Denise and Louise said...

Two fab cards Lisa - love the blue one. Your little one looks so cute asleep - bless!!
Hugs
Denise xx

craftymum said...

These are cards are fab Lisa. Very elegant. Love the cute photo too
hugs sarah x

Debs M said...

two gorgeous cards! never heard of flourish stamps before..will have to have a look x

ChristineCreations said...

Oh WOW...two stunning creations...I so love how you've combined your soft paper patterns in the pink card and the clean lines in the blue card. Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing with us at Flourishes!

Debs M said...

ooh they are lovely x

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful cards, I adore the pink soft colors you used with the girl. Great job on both cards. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Challenges.

heidy said...

Wow Lisa love your cards theyre so beautiful,and what a sweet little boy!
Hugs Heidy

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wonderful creations, both perfect for the challenges! I love the sweet simplicity of them both! GOOD LUCK!

Vicky said...

Two wonderful creations Lisa..the images are so pretty and I so love the dp's too...

and wee Dex looks so cute...!

have a super weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Claire said...

Two fabulous cards Lisa - love them both, fab images. Great pic of Dex too - I remember those days well, even though we are talking years ago LOL. Hugs, Claire x

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards Lisa,a fab photo of Dex.xxx

Janette said...

Gorgeous cards Lisa, and a lovely pic of Dex, how sweet....xxx

MARY B said...

Two lovely cards. Mary x

Jenny said...

These are beautiful Lisa, I love the clean lines of the second card and the blue is just so vibrant :)
Bless him, it's lovely when they have a daytime nap...as long as you don't pay for it later!!!
Jenny x

coops said...

gorgeous cards lisa.the silhouette images are stunning and i loev your designs.
aw dex looks so angelic :D

xx coops xx

coldwaters2 said...

Awww how cute they look when they are asleep, lol. Wow Lisa your cards are brilliant, really, truly brilliant, the designs and images are superb.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Kelly Schelske said...

They are both fabulous Lisa! Come to think of it, I just bought this set too, I may just have to play along!

Sarpreet said...

Both gorgeous cards, aww so sweet he fell asleep and did not disturb mummy

melsanford said...

Beautiful cards! The images are gorgeous and I love the colours you've used :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Jessica said...

Both fantastic cards Lisa - love the stamping on patterned card - it looks great. Ahhh how cute is Dex - watching Elmo is hard work you know!!! Jxx

Jackie said...

Two beautiful cards and a lovely photograph :o)
Jackie xx

Romantyczka said...

super, rewelacja bardzo mi się podoba, kolorki i szczególiki pięknie dobrane

Cazza said...

Wow Lisa these are stunning hon! I do love your cards!
Bless him, he must've needed the nap x
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Pink Dandelion said...

Two gorgeous cards, love the images. Aww little Dexter looks so cute. Debs xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Lisa! Aww, Dex is so cute! xx

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! Love the silhouette images over the papers!! Really gorgeous designs hun!! Sweet photo of little one sleeping!! :) They are all angels at this time, right?!! LOL!!

Lorraine said...

Oh your cards are beautiful - as is your son!