Thursday, 19 January 2012

Less is More - one layer, birds

I thought I was going to end up missing Less is More this week... the challenge is a one layer card with a 'bird' theme.  I thought of lots of things I could use, but nothing that really suited one layer.  Then I thought of this...


It's very simple - probably too simple lol!  I've used one of the cute new valentines images from DigiStamp Boutique, available here.  I printed it onto Stampin' Up kraft card and coloured it with prisma pencils - first time I've used them on kraft and I've made a bit of a mess of it really but never mind!  The sentiment comes with the image, and the blue bakers twine is from my stash. Oh, I added some glamour dust to the hearts on the image for a bit of sparkle, not sure how well that's showing up.

I don't think I've ever mentioned before that my hubby isn't my eldest son's dad, although we met when Morgan was a baby.  I'd split up with Morgan's dad when I was pregnant... I won't go into details but there were good reasons... anyway, when I went into work to show off my new baby, there was Pav in my chair - he was my maternity leave cover lol.  It took us a long time to get together though - we were just friends for a couple of years.  There is a reason for my ramblings, honest!  Tomorrow Morgan will be going away with his 'real' dad for a family wedding - they're going to Mexico for 2wks and I'm going to miss him so much!  He's never been away from me for anywhere near that long.  So I'm popping this card in with his things, so that he'll see it while he's away and know that we're thinking about him :o)

56 comments:

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous card Lisa, and what a lovely thing to do for your son, he will miss you terribly too, Gay xxx

~* Jay Jay *~ said...

Cuuute cute cute, I love your cas birdie card!!!

Hugs
Jay Jay

Denise and Louise said...

This is adorable and your colouring looks perfect. I hope your son enjoys his trip to Mexico (lucky lad) and that you don't miss him too much. You will have to talk to him everyday on the phone - LOL
Hugs
Denise xx

jo said...

Aww, that's such a lovely idea, i bet he'll miss you just as much as you'll miss him! Fab card, by the way!
Jo x

Victoria said...

Aw Lisa - I love this card, the image is gorgeous as always and I don't think you've messed up the colouring at all.

Ma-hoosive hugs for you whilst Morgan is away. I don't know how I'd cope with my boys being away for so long - you're incredibly brave. Lose yourself in crafting whilst he's away (()).

He will love it when he finds the special card from Mummy

Love
Victoria
x

HelenR said...

What a lovely idea and a gorgeous card! HelenR :) x

Gemma said...

Stunning card Lisa, just love this clean and simple style! Hugs Gemma

Faye said...

Morgan will LOVE this card! Fab to hear your story too. As for the card, it's gorgeous. I think you're far too hard on your colouring here too. xxx

Kat said...

Great card Lisa and what a lovely idea for Morgan to find it while he's away. Hope he doesn't miss you too much!

Kat xx

Carol said...

This looks fab Lisa, Morgan will love finding it in his case. Carol x

Chrissie said...

What a wonderful thought for Morgan whilst he's away... it will keep you close to him!
It looks simply fabulous and the twinkle shows up beautifully!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

Arr, that's such a sweet thing to do Lisa and you're so brave letting him go all that way....it can't be easy!
Definitely a cute CAS card and your shading looks fab with your new pencils:)
Jenny x

Claire said...

This is a lovely card and Morgan will love it. Being divorced, my kids have always had holidays and time with their Dad and usually for 1 or two weeks, so you do manage to adjust to them not being around and yes you do miss them, but you also make the most of the quiet time too. Two weeks will fly and he will be back before you know it. Hugs, Claire xx

Susie said...

Oh, what a lovely thought! Gorgeous card and the colouring looks fantastic to me:0) Susie x

Julie said...

This is just the cutest card ever, what a perfect little card to pop in the case,chin up,he'll be home before you know it!.x

Anonymous said...

This is just perfect Lisa and a lovely thought for Morgan. What a great opportunity for him to visit Mexico!! I love your story about how you and Pav met - some things are just meant to be!
xx

Liz, said...

Spooky! I thought the same about my LIM card this week! Yours is fab and what a lovely gesture, I'm sure he will treasure it the whole time he is away,

Liz x

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww gorgeous card, what a cute little brdie, luv the sparkle on his heart, sue,x

Lisa A. said...

Your card is sooo sweet, Lisa!! Love your little bird!! Your son will treasure a special card from mom:)!! When my daughter(who was 19...MUCH older:)!!)went to Brazil last year, I sent her with one card for every week of the 12 she was there...she came to look so forward to each Monday when she could open a card from me...still has them:)!! He will be a little world traveler...what fun...for him...it will be ok, Lisa!!

Debs said...

Oh Lisa Morgaan will love this card and what a heartfelt thought.
You will miss him terribly I'm sure but he will have a fab time and it will pass quickly :o)
Keep your chin up hun.
Take care
Debs xx

Janette said...

Oh Lisa the card is a fab idea for Morgan, I'm sure you will miss him and worry while he is away, lets hope he enjoys every minute and comes homes with wonderful stories to tell you both...take care sweetie.xx

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

What a lovely idea and a lovely card I dont know how I would cope for a fortnight already panicking about my son going to Germany with the school band for a week in June K xx

The Little Stamper said...

Oh goodness Lisa, I know it must be so difficult to know that Morgan is going to be away for a while and I am sure you will miss each other, but your card is a lovely idea....and I Morgan will be back with you before you know it. Best thing is to keep yourself busy with Pav, Dex and your card making.

PS - Your story about how you met Pav.......how romantic!

Sharon x

Annette said...

That's such a sweet thing to do. I'm sure you'll miss him loads, but you'll have to ensure you get some quality 'me' time too. Such a cute image, and I love your fab colouring. Can't see the 'mess' you speak of. Think you need specs if you think that! Annette xx

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, awww such a sweet card! Love the little birdie, just so gorgeous. Perfect LiM card I would think.

What a lucky boy to get to go Mexico for a couple of weeks, but I can totally understand how much you will miss him - I bet he will miss you too, at first!!!

Sarah

PS - Hubby and I met at work too - not maternity cover, but I'd separated from my first husband and moved back to my parents. Got myself a job and met Peter - rest is 13 years worth of history now, but still call him my 'current' hubby ;-)

heidy said...

Oh Morgan will love this,it's so thoughtfull of you and it's only natural that you will mis him hun!
Big hugs Heidy

Debby said...

Very nice!
Debby

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is just too cute and perfect for the occasion! I'm sure he will miss you as much as you miss him!
Helen x

melsanford said...

Oh what a sweet card! I know how you feel - even though my eldest is 16 now, I still miss him when he goes. A perfect card for Morgan :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Abi said...

Such a lovely card but I fail to see the 'mess' you refer to...

Big hugs to get you through the next 2 weeks hon xx

Victoria said...

What a lovely idea -Morgan will love it, who wouldn't? I'll be thinking of you over the next couple of weeks.

Btw if my 'bit of a mess' were half as good as yours, I'd be really pleased!!

Louise said...

What a beautiful card Lisa and what a lovely idea to make it as a surprise for your son. He'll love it xx

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coldwaters2 said...

Awww Lisa I bet he is going to love it so much, knowing that you made this just for him, I think you have chosen the perfect image and I love that colouring, I tried this technique on Kraft card with my Prisma pencils and yours looks tons better.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Mau xx said...

What a great card Lisa and such a cutie image, Morgan will love it. xxxxx Hugs Mau

Craftdee said...

This is too cute, Lisa. I think it will help Morgan know how loved he is while he's with his biological dad... it sounds like Pav is more of a "real" dad to me :-) I hope it goes well for him and you (it's hard when the apron strings start pinging off, but that is our job - to let them grow up) Donna xx

Jackie said...

Brilliant, I love it :)
Jackie xx

Christine L said...

How fabulous is this card?!!! I LOVE IT! He's just so perfect on his ownio on the Kraft card.... I'm going to have to CASe that one if you don't mind... get some in my local shop for Valentines day..

And awwwwwwww Lisa.... I'm sure you are going to miss Morgan terribly.... It'll be like your right arm has been cut off.... and you'll worry till he's back - but just think how you'll feel when he IS back and you have all those hugs and cuddles to look forward to!
Big Hugs for you
Christine x

Love to Doodle! said...

Awww....what a lovely idea and I adore the card - it's perfect.

Morgan will be back before you know it...and time flies when they are having fun so it will go quick for him too...xx

Kathyk said...

I think it's simply fabulous and just perfect for the occasion - Morgan will be back before you know it.

It's just perfect for Clean And Simple

Kathyk

Vicky said...

Totally gorgeous card sweetie love the image & your colouring is fabulous hun nothing wrong with it. I love the look of pencil on kraft it looksfab.

WOW....2 weeks gosh its no wonder you will miss him shug, the longest mine have been away is 5 days when on a school trip my eldest hated being away & not having my cooking lol that he never went on another trip unless it was just for the day lol, even now altho he's moved out I still see him nearly everyday & I have them for tea still a couple of times a week.........yep & he still raids my fridge & cupboards lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Vicky said...

Meant to add just think of all the squishy hugs you will get he will come running back into your arms cus he wil have missed you so much hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Craftilicious said...

Fabulous card and great idea to pop it in the luggage - he's love the thought I'm sure :-)

rosie said...

gorgeoous card. Morgan will love it and both you and Pax will miss him so much.
the time will pass very quickly and he will be bounding back into your arms before you know it!!
hugs to you all x

Jessica said...

So cute! Jx

coops said...

gorgeous card lisa.the bird is so sweet and your son will love it.i bet you can`t wait for the 2 weeks to go quick so you can have your son home again.

xx coops xx

Mandi said...

Never too simple for us Lisa
this is absolutely terrific The kraft card base looks superb
Many thanks
mandi
"Less is More"

pickle said...

It might be simple but it's a little beaut Lisa.

Your little story bought a tear to my eye..bless you he will be home again before you know it (hugs)

Kerry x

Julie said...

Love the card and the reason you made it. Sounds like he is a lucky boy. He will have so much to tell you when he returns!

Sally said...

Aaaww Lisa this is so sweet and dont think it can ever be too simple. Big hugs while Morgan is away. Just think of the making up when he gets back :)
Hugs Sally xxx

angelwhispers said...

A beautiful card and I bet it will be a wonderful surprise when he finds it!!!! Love Chanelle xxx

Nannieflash said...

Wow Lisa that is gorgeous I love that simple design and that image is just so cute to. hugs Shirleyxxx

Joey said...

Aww Lisa, your son is going to miss you just as much as you will him! this is such a lovely thing to do. Joey xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Isn't it awful when they go away Lisa - and for two weeks! I expect he'll have a lovely time but he'll miss you too and will really appreciate this beautiful card! Vicky x

Gemma said...

Awww sweetie he'll be back before you know it..sending you comforting hugs...also love your card!!
hugs and xxxx
Gemma

Debs M said...

love the colouring on Kraft, if you blend does it show up on the back?

lovely romantic story and how nice for him to find the lovely card! hope the time goes quick xx