Monday, 24 October 2011

Less is More wk38 - polka dots

Apologies for my lack of blogging over the last few days... as I mentioned on Friday, Dex was poorly and then I've not been well either.  We're more or less all better now, so hopefully I'll be able to get on with things this week.

I was quite pleased to see that the new challenge at Less is More is 'polka dots' - I love spotty things (and stripes and gingham too...) so here are my creations so far...


For my first card I've followed the sketch at Clean & Simple and punched some flowers from a scrap of aqua card.  I then stamped some black spots on each flower using a little Stampin' Up stamp that I've never used before as it's too small to do much with - perfect size for these flowers though.  I shaped each flower with an embossing tool, added card candy centres and a Stampin' Up sentiment which was a recent ebay purchase.


Then I made a set of simple thank you cards, using a spotty butterfly stamp from the Funky Flowers set from Pink Gem Designs and another one of the Stampin' Up sentiments.  I thought I could maybe do sets of these in different colours when (if?) I set up the Etsy shop.

It's the school hols this week and hubby's taken the week off work too, so we're hoping to have some days out.  Hubby took the boys to the park this morning so I could get a DT card done, and when they came back Morgan had the beginnings of a black eye!  He fell off his scooter but I've no idea how he managed to land on his face... that's going to look good when we're out and about this week!

45 comments:

Louise said...

Lovely cards, Lisa - as always xx

Debs M said...

2 great cards, good luck (if/when) with the etsy shop x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lisa
Fabulous card ....simple but elegant....
Hugs sylvie
xx

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely cards Lisa, Jo x

Carol said...

Love both designs Lisa, very simple but elegant. Hope Morgan's eye isn't too black! Carol x

Scrapcat 1 said...

you make cas look so easy but I really struggle with it, I'm trying but it's hard. Hope the black eye goes away soon!

Abi said...

WHEN you set up the Etsy shop it's going to be stocked with gorgeous cards! Love these. Glad things are improving well apart from the black eye of course ;-) xx

Claire said...

Glad you and Dex are feeling better. Two lovely creations and love the thank you card sets. I have just set up an Etsy shop, there is nothing on it yet though LOL. Hugs, Claire x

Michelle said...

Great cards Lisa, I love them both. Love the colours on the first and the love the butterfly on the second lot. Hope you are fully recovered soon and have a fab half term xx

heidy said...

They're lovely Lisa!
Glad your all feeling better!
Hugs Heidy

Beryl K said...

Super cards
Beryl x

cathi139 said...

I love your cards, they are very cute and elegant! An fantastic example that it doesn't need much embellishement to look pretty
I always enjoy visting your blog
hugs
Cathi

MARY B said...

Two beautiful elegant cards, Mary x

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Lisa. Hope Morgan is OK, poor boy!
Clairexx

Jenni's Jems said...

Both gorgeous cards but love the colour of your first one x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful CAS cards Lisa. These will sell very well in your Etsy shop!
xx

Doreen said...

These are gorgeous Lisa,I love the simplicity and elegance of them.xxx

xGemmax said...

Hiya Lisa...
Sorry to hear you & Dex have been poorly..also hope Morgans eye will be ok!!

Absolutely stunning cards sweetie...simple but soooooo effective..love em!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Dora said...

These are beautiful, so elegant.

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow, love these clean and simple look cards. Very effective and those flowers are beautiful.
Diane xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa!! These are both gorgeous CAS designs with such nice clean layouts!! Beautiful job!! Hope all is well!! HUGS

kingstonmama said...

I love both of these! Clean and simple perfection. :) Ann

Pauline said...

Beautifully CAS cards, Lisa, love them both.

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your gorgeously CAS designs and agree the butterfly one would make a perfect set in different colours. You know the Etsy shop? - Go for it Lisa!

Hope poor Morgan's eye clears up soon. I'll never forget my oldest son falling down our front steps on photo day at school! Vx

TAM said...

Fabulous cards - looks like we've both made similar e-bay purchases

Chrissie said...

What gorgeous cards Lisa, I love them both!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

coops said...

gorgeous cards lia.great cas designs and i love your spotty flowers and butterflies ;D

xx coops xx

Faye said...

Hiya Hun. I hope you and Dex are both better now. Both these cards are completely fab. Have a great week. xxx

Jenny said...

A fantastic collection of cards Lisa, the first is so pretty...I need to use that sketch too :)
Hope your all feeling better now...they're so generous with their sickness germs ;)
A black eye...eh?... at least there's no chance of a school photo this week. Lol
Jenny x

Margaret said...

Both gorgeous Lisa
Margaret x

Vicky said...

They are both so gorgeous hun...

big hugs Vicky xx

Cazza said...

Wow Lisa, these are both absolutely STUNNING! Love them both :o)
Glad you're feeling better x
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Lorraine said...

Beautiful polka dot CAS cards, Lisa, as well as the vintage auto cards below! Sorry to hear you & Dex were sick. Glad you're feeling better.

Kat said...

Gorgeous cards Lisa. Both really elegant. Love your idea for a set of cards with the butterfly ones.

Glad to hear you and Dex are feeling better. Poor Morgan though, sometimes you do wonder how they manage it don't you?

Kat xx

Lisa A. said...

Wow...what pretty cards, Lisa!! I especially love the first one...the color and candy dot middles...love how you made them curl...and the sentiment...PERFECT...LOVE that sentiment...super sweet cards!!!

Vicky said...

Fba cards Lisa! I just love dotty designs! You just can't go wrong with them and they cover a multitude of occasions! Hope you're feeling much better soon!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Jackie said...

Hi Lisa, good to know your are both feeling much better!
Both cards are absolutely superb :o)
Jackie xx

Mandi said...

FANTASTIC.....as ever Lisa
LOVE the aqua daisies
Thank you
Mandi LIM

Suze Bain said...

Two beautiful CAS cards. xx

Christine L said...

Both are stunning Lisa... but I think the butterfly one has the edge for me!
Hugs
Christine x

Anonymous said...

Glad you are all feeling better, fabulous CAS cards, love the butterfly!
Helen x

Craftdee said...

Love those little aqua flowers! Glad you're feeling better, and just think how much worse it would look if YOU were the one wandering around with a black eye, lol. When my kids (especially my eldest, the adventurous one) seemed to constantly have some part bandaged or bruised, we must have looked like really lax parents - at best! Dee

Zoechaos said...

You make CAS look so easy with these sweet cards XOXO Zoe

coldwaters2 said...

These look totally ACE Lisa the flowers are so beautiful and love the pink butterflies.
hugs
Lorraine x

chantal said...

I love your cards. It's gorgeous.