Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Waste Not Wednesdays wk21

It's week 21 of my little Waste Not Wednesdays challenge, here to get you using all that neglected and unused stash... we've all got lots of that, haven't we?  I've made 2 cards, which also fit this week's challenge at Less is More which is 'not a square' - Chrissie and Mandi would like to see shaped cards.


These flowers are one of the oldest things in my stash - from a pack of die cut flowers that I bought before I owned a die cutter.  There's a die by Stampin' Up that looks exactly the same though, so maybe I'll treat myself to that now I've actually used these ;o)  The gem brad (which is the same colour as the little gems, although it looks darker in the photo) was also an early purchase, I've probably had them for 3 or 4 years.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up, butterflies cut with Kars punches and gems from my stash.  The shaped card was cut with the new framelits dies from Stampin' Up, and this time I've got it to stand up by cutting a little straight edge at the bottom of the back piece - see pic below... thanks for the suggestion Catherine!



And then I made a similar card using black flowers from the same pack, a red gem brad and pearls.  The cardstock for both cards is white hammered card from Papermill Direct.  I'm not overly thrilled with these cards, they're not quite working for me - not sure why though!

Do you remember my moaning last year when I let myself be pressured into having Dex's surfer dude blond hair cut shorter?  We let it grow again, but recently he's been asking for it to be cut short, so I took him today and he asked for it 'as short as Morgan's'... well Morgan's is very short... she got the clippers out and I nearly cried lol!  It's going to take some getting used to - he looks very grown up all of a sudden, but he's thrilled with it so that's the most important thing I suppose.  I'll add a photo tomorrow if he'll let me take one.

Hope you all have a lovely evening :o)

39 comments:

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous cards. I am loving the shape of the framelits. Made a couple of cards recently for a friend's SU display and have been toying with the idea of getting them..... Oooh I dunno. What to do lol.

xxx

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, aren't these just fabulous! Love the flowers and the shapes are wonderful.

I'm hoping to join in this week, but have got a busy few days coming up and then half-term next week so if I don't make please excuse me!

Luckily with don't have the hair scenario with Emily - a bob and done and she still looks girlie, but I remember one of my friends sobbing over her little boys first 'big boy' haircut! He had wonderful curly hair, but wanted it gone to be 'a big boy'!

Sarah

emma mitchell said...

I love the flowers and shape of these gorgeous cards.
Hugs Emma xx

Vicky said...

They are both so gorgeous Lisa and loving those flowers sweetie.....and I know what you mean about the haircuts...my George had beautiful blonde curls too...such a shame they have to grow up..!

big hugs Vicky xx

Mandi said...

Stunning cards Lisa
This is probably my all time favourite die!
The WoW is fabulous, but then the black and white SO striking
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Debs M said...

i love the shape and the black embellishments look stunning x

Jo Street said...

Lovely cards, I really like them. The black one really stands out. Brill idea with the framelits as I've just ordered mine. Will put my lim card on tomorrow and will add to your waste not Wednesday as I've also used really old stuff.
Jo xx
P.s I know exactly what u mean about boys haircuts!!

Debs said...

Oh these are both stunning Lisa - the flowers are gorgeous and I can see why you would want the punch :o)
We have the opposite problem with Jack's hair - when I was 'in charge' of when and how he had it cut it was always short and really suited him - but now he is 'in charge' he won't get it cut and it looks a mess lol!!! That's teenagers for you!!!
Have a fab evening.
Take care
Debs xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Lisa,
These two cards are fab i actaully have this flower die and really need to dig it out :) x

Donna Mosley said...

These are both gorgeous Lisa, love the flowers. Aww! bet Dex wants to be just like his big bro. bless him.

Donna x

Bonnie said...

The white on white with the gems is soooo pretty! So is the black on white.

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous cards, love the simplicity of them but they look so elegant at the same time. The black flower on the white really stands out. Hope you get used to Dex's hair being shorter, last year Abi's was down to her bum and she went mad to have it cut off to her shoulders. I hated it but it did make her look more grown up and its growing back long again now lol!!
Lyndsey xx

Deanna said...

These are simply elegant! I really love the flower in both colors they are so clean and fresh looking-Beautiful:)

Little K Smith said...

Beautiful cards Lisa, such a fabulous design and I love the shape too :)
Kelly.x

heidy said...

Love the shape Lisa ,those 2 are gorgeous!
Well mine little boy 19 lol has had his hair always very short and now its long blond and curly lol
XXX Heidy

Mary J said...

They grow up so quickly as they say!

Two fabulous card, Lisa - so professional, bet you could sell those in John Lewis!

Tracey T said...

Gorgeous cards, Lisa, so stylish. Lovin' the flowers! xx

Karen said...

These are beautiful Lisa. I've got the framelets die on my wish list!

Victoria said...

The white on white one is my favourite... so elegant!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lisa this is simply beautiful the card shape is gorgeous that flower is beautiful, I have the SU die for these flowers and they are rather lovely.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Karen said...

Love both of these Lisa - they are stunning! Also love the fact that the die gets used for more than one thing - but that's me being a bit tight! Karen x

Alyce said...

These are both stunning Lisa. I absolutely love the embossing and those beautiful flowers. I know I have said this before but you CAS cards are just stunning!!

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful cards Lisa.
Sue x

Jackie said...

I love it in both colours, the black one really jumps out of the screen :o)
Jackie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous cafds. The black flowers are very striking.

Jenny said...

These ae gorgeous Lisa, love the fancy shape and how it stands up :0)
Jenny x

Faye said...

Lisa, these are both stunning, I like the black version, but I really, really, like the all white. xx

Christine L said...

Love both cards Lisa.... fabulous and nice to use something old!!

Hugs
Christine x

HelenR said...

Gorgeous cards Lisa! HelenR x

coops said...

gorgeous cards lisa.the designs are fab and i love the shape ;D

xx coops xx

rosie said...

gorgeous card Lisa. love the shape x

Chrissie said...

Just gorgeous... both of them!
Thanks so much Lisa.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Tammy said...

Gorgeous cards Lisa, they are both so elegant.

I hope you are getting used to Dexter's hair. My Jack is only two and I am dreading him getting his first hair cut. xx

Aileen said...

I thought these were Su's daisy die! It is my absolute fav as they remind me of gerberas - the flower that was in my wedding bouquet (and my husband doesn't think I'm romantic!!)

Love your shaped card. The bling in the centres is fab and on the butterflies. x

Annie said...

These are gorgeous...simple but elegant. Hugs Ann xxx

s4rah said...

So elegant, I love the white one especially. And you use those little butterflies to such great effect.

I was wondering Lisa, where do you buy your linen card from? I'd love to get some but I can't find it anywhere!

Hope you have a great jubilee weekend!

trisha too said...

So pretty! These would be perfect in the Unruly Paper Arts Reader's Art Quest, too--you might want to check it out?

http://unrulypaperarts.blogspot.com/2012/06/june-2012-raq-2-best-bouquet.html

:)

Lily Anuska said...

Hi Lisa. Beautiful cards. I love the shape. Wonderful flower with gem brad. Have a nice weekend. Lily

Lorraine said...

Hi Lisa! Sorry, I'm trying to catch up with all of your beautiful creations, including these two cards. I love the dimensional flowers w/ the large brads and the teeny butterflies with bling! Hope you & the family are doing fine!