Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Less is More - predominantly purple

I didn't manage to join in with last week's challenge at Less is More, even though there were 2 weeks to play along - it's the first time I've missed one :o(  So I thought I'd combine this week's theme of 'predominantly purple' with last week's 'just one word'...



It had to be a very simple card today, because Dex's cough is making him a bit miserable and he doesn't want me to do anything - he sat on my feet in the craft room while I made this!

I've used a cute Elzybells bear - never used before even though I've probably had it a couple of years, so that's another one of my un-inked stamps I can stop feeling quite so guilty about.... I stamped it onto linen card and coloured it with promarkers and flexmarkers, and used a sakura clear stardust pen for the spots on her dress.  Added a gem on her flower (Dex told me to - he likes a bit of bling lol), a Personal Impressions sentiment and then mounted it on a lilac (or lavender? Light purple?...) card base.

Sorry this is a bit brief (you might think that's a good thing), hopefully I'll have a bit more time tomorrow!

49 comments:

Debs M said...

love this, great stamp, well done on using an uninked stamp! x

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, that is one of my fave Elzy images and I love the purple of course! Hope Dez feels better soon xx

Kathyk said...

Simply adorable and works so well with just the one word too

Welcome to 2012

Kathyk

Carol said...

This looks fabulous Lisa. Carol x

Denise and Louise said...

This is adorable. Such a cute image.
Hope Dex gets rid of his cough soon.
Hugs
Denise xx

heidy said...

Wow Lisa,love it,sorry to hear Dex is still not feeling better hun!
Hugs Heidy

The Little Stamper said...

This is a lovely card and a great idea to combine the two challenges.

I hope that Dexter will soon be feeling better.

Sharon x

Susan Flynn said...

Gorgeous LIM card Lisa. They are so hard to do but you have done a brilliant job, hugs Susan x

PS I have candy if you are interested x

Janette said...

Now if my LIM cards looked like this I would be delighted, it's so gorgeous and I love the colour too....

Do hope Dex is soon better Lisa, bless.xxxx

Debs said...

Soooooo cute!
Hope Dexter feels better soon.
Debs xx

Mandi said...

Terrific card Lisa, your colouring is incredible.
You are firgiven for missing our challenge, it wa's christmas after all...you were missed though!

Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

Oh bless him, and poorly just after his birthday too!
Super adorable card Lisa, love the CAS design and the suitably proud face on the little bear :)
Jenny x

Tracey T said...

Adorable,Lisa. The sweet image really stands out in the uncluttered layout. Fab! xx

Lisa said...

Hi Lisa, Awww adorable card ... love this cute Elzybells bear :-) I have a few of these cuties uninked in one of my stamp drawers.

Hope Dex feels better soon.

Lisa x

Annette said...

OMG this is adorable. So simple, yet so beautiful. And love the purple. Annette xx

jo said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa,fantastic colouring, you make LIM look so easy..........i just can't master it lol!Hope your little boy feels better.
Jo x

cathi139 said...

Your card is amazing - as always!!! I love it
Cathi

Sarah said...

Oh sooo sweet, Lisa! Just adorable and love the colours. I used to look at the Elzybells images and think, nah not for me - wish I had now!!

Hope Dex feels better soon (my Emily likes a bit of bling on the cards as well - she's always advising and it generally includes 'add sparkles mummy').

Sarah

Sue said...

Hi hun
fabulous card, super cute image,fab design, sue,x

Vicky said...

Ooh Lisa....so simple but so perfect hun....you do the best CAS cards ever...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Katina said...

Perfect card as always Lisa! Hope Dex feels better soon.
xx

Amanda said...

Cute card Lisa, just love purple. I am guilty of having a few elzybells stamps that are still unlinked, hoping to change that tomorrow on waste not wednesday. Hugs, Amanda x

Little K Smith said...

Aaaawww this is adorable Lisa, love the cute little bear and the bit of bling :D
Kelly.x

Molecraft said...

A gorgeous card, so cute! Hope Dex feels better soon!
Helen x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Awwww - this is super-cute Lisa - I just LOVE that image! I'm hoping to join in again - just searching for my lost Mojo at the moment!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Chrissie said...

Just fab Lisa, she's a real cutie and no mistake!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Lizy said...

Aww this is just so sweet Lisa! I love it! :)
Lizy x

Lorraine said...

This is perfect for the challenge and that bear is so cute! I don't usually use purple - so when I do, I have to totally scrounge for something to go with it, lol. I'm glad Dex had a fab birthday! Hope he feels better soon, though - poor thing!

Craftdee said...

I love your CAS cards, this one is no exception! I have such a limited range of "amount" I can put on a card: I can't do vintage-masses-of-flowers and I struggle with Clean and Simple as well!! Donna xx

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card Lisa, love the sweet image.
luv
Debby

Jessica said...

Aww - I love the little bear - so sweet. Jxx

coops said...

gorgeous card lisa.i love the sweet bear and your lilac/purple colours are lush :D

xx coops xx

Jackie said...

Oh wow, superb card :o)
Jackie xx

Christine L said...

Lovely clean card Lisa... that image is fab with just the single word too!

Hope Dexter is a little bit better today - but I do love his liking of bling!! hehe - he obviously has taste!
Hugs
Christine x

melsanford said...

Awww so cute! Such a sweet image :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Pauline said...

This is just gorgeous! A really sweet image, and it looks fabulous in these purple tones!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa what a cute image and its such a stunning card design, I love the whole package its gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxx

Donna said...

Oh my, so beautiful Lisa, the image and your coluring say it all! Go you, using up your unsed craft stash, very impressive hun :) Donna ♥ x

rosie said...

stunning. simple, perfect, professional and wow!!

Sasha said...

Such a gorgeous card! Your image is soooo sweet:) I hope your little boy is feeling much better:)

Little Snippets said...

Gorgeous Lisa, I love her purple dress :) I have that stamp too - still un-inked though...I should follow your example and start using mine! Sarah x

Claire said...

Gorgeous CAS card, love the colour. Hugs, Claire x

Aileen said...

Cute card the little bear is adorable and I like the way you made a background for her. x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Lisa this is so beautiful the colours you have used are gorgeous and I so love that image she looks a right little poser, lol. superb card.
hugs
Lorraine x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Lisa this is so beautiful the colours you have used are gorgeous and I so love that image she looks a right little poser, lol. superb card.
hugs
Lorraine x

Viv said...

Another beautiful card Lisa :O) Viv xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Such a beauty and charmingly coloured too. Sorry to hear Dex is not well - hope he's better soon. Vicky x

Victoria said...

What a lovely layout and stamp! Hope your little boy is feeling better today.

Karen said...

Gorgeous card, fab colouring! Hope your little one feels much better soon - there are so many nasty colds and viruses going agound at the moment hugs Karen x