Sunday, 29 April 2012

Less is More wk65 - sketch

There are some fab new images at DigiStamp Boutique, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them as soon as they landed in my inbox... except it was much better in my head than it is on my card!  There's a sketch this week at Less is More so I've followed that... I missed last week, as when I'd made my card I hated it so much I couldn't even face blogging it!

I've used the fab Coffee break set - lots of coffee related images and perfect sentiments to go with them too.  I layered the cup images onto some digi paper (from Raspberry Rd) in PagePlus, flipping the flowery cup the other way.  Added some teeny gems and a touch of shimmer on the steam using a sakura clear stardust pen.  Then cut some frames using nestie dies and added a heart that was a waste piece from another die cut.  The sentiment was printed directly onto the card blank and is from the same set - love the font :o)

I only realised after taking the photo, that I should have added some shading under the cups to ground them - not sure why I forgot, I normally do that automatically.  I also managed to break one of my Big Shot plates AGAIN!  I think it's the 3rd time I've broken one, and I was only cutting a circle - not forcing it or anything... no idea why it keeps happening.  So off to Hobbycraft tomorrow, and if they've not got them I'll have to get them online and manage without the Big Shot for a couple of days... sob!

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend :o)


  1. Great acrd Lisa, love the coffee mugs and the colours you have used. Love that sentiment and the font too. Hope you get a new cutting plate soon! xx

  2. Hi Lisa. This is great. Fab image and the sentiment is just wonderful. Love it.
    Enjoy your evening.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  3. lovely card, great digi's x

  4. This is just gorgeous, what a great choice of papers!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Marvellous combination of papers and stamps... with a great sentiment to boot!

  6. Aww this is gorgeous Lisa, love the colours and that cute little heart on the frame :0)
    Never managed to break a plate but they do make some awful creaking and cracking noises sometimes :0)
    Jenny x

  7. Gorgeous card I love the colours, Mary x

  8. Hi Lisa,what a fab card,great idea to flip the coffeemok!
    Hope they have your plate!
    XXX Heidy

  9. Gorgeous card Lisa
    Love how you have flipped the image and the DP's are beautiful.
    Hope you get your Bigshot plates :o)
    Take care
    Debs xx

  10. Hi Lisa,
    Great card,love your design...oh no i love my bigshot and always have a spare pair of cutting plates in just incase lol
    Have a lovely eveing :)
    Fab card below too!love tilda on the flower and glad to hear hubby's ok :) xx

  11. Fabulous Lisa...really loving these images and I cannot wait to play with mine...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  12. This is so elegant! I love that font too .. I really love the simplicity of this, it is stunning. Laura x

  13. Hi hun
    fabulous LIM card, great design, luv the sentiment, sue,x

  14. the colours, love the design, love it all...superbly stunning Lisa! xx

  15. just love it lisa! can't believe you have broken a plate xx i couldn't survive without mine i don't think

    jen xx

  16. Fab card Lisa, I love it :) Viv xx

  17. Great card Lisa, love that sentiment. I'm so useless with digi images. I can just about manage to re-size them lol!

    Kat xx

  18. A really fab card Lisa, love the design. Hope you manage to get some plates too hun.

    Donna x

  19. Hi Lisa, fabulous card - love the colours you've used.

    Your card in the previous post is wonderful too.

    I think it's amazing the way you can switch from prettily embellished cards to really elegant CAS cards.

    Sorry to hear your hubby has pneumonia but I bet you must be glad he's out of hospital.

    Hope he is well on the road to recovery.


    PS - I'm trying to join in with this weeks WnW and I might make it, but will probably be last minute on Tues!!!

  20. Lovely - really warm, lovely colours and theme! M x

  21. Oooh that's fab! Simple but very elegant and I love the colours :)

    Glad hubby home now. Hope he's still taking it easy.

    Susan xx

  22. This is very sweet! However, I think this are the tiniest gems I have ever seen, I could see me having some issues putting those on hahaha!

  23. Lisa this is really cute. Love the little image and you have done a great job :)

  24. Wonderful card Lisa, great job with the sketch.

  25. Gorgeous card Lisa.... pefect for the LIM theme.... and just right use of those images!

    Christine x

  26. What a beautiful CAS card, the colours are just right for coffee, cream and 1 sugar for me please :o)
    Jackie xx

  27. gorgeous card lisa.stunning cas design and image ;D

    xx coops xx

  28. What a fab card! I love the little cups and those papers are gorgeous :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  29. fabulous Lisa!!
    I LOVE this clean less is more design! really brilliant!

  30. Fabulous card sweetie love the image & sentiment.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  31. Thanks for the visit to my blog and the offer to do the box tutorial. I've managed to come up with sort of a solution, at least I think I have.

    Your last couple of cards have been gorgeous. I'm very envious, but in a nice way. Oh and good news about your husband being allowed home, while its awful being stuck in hospital its the ones back home that have all the running back and forth to do. xx

  32. Another perfect CAS card, Lisa! And wow, three broken plates with the bigshot? I broke one, but that's after a couple years, I think - the sandwich was too thick going through. Maybe your bigshot is defective - the opening is too narrow?

  33. Fantastic!! I really wish you'd do something naff just to make me feel better!

  34. Fantastic card Lisa, I love those cups. Think I can feel a spend coming on!!
    Jo x

  35. Brilliant image Lisa, love the colour you chose too :)
    hope Pav is doing ok x
    Congratulations on winning Debs Candy, have fun xxxxx
    Hugs Mau X

  36. Love your little coffee cups. Super take on the challenge. Mine's a latte! x

  37. What a gorgeous card Lisa! I love the mix of papers and the sweet heart on the frame. I think there might well be something amiss with your machine if this is the third cutting plate that's broken. I'd take it back! Vicky x

  38. This card is so cute, I love the little coffee mugs. xx