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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

This wasn't my idea

After receiving some really lovely comments on my last LIM card, I thought I would have another go at the Less is More challenge #79 this week which is "blue and green" and I'm also going to enter my card into Cute Card Thursday 228 for "CAS" and My Mum's Craft Shop #69 who are looking for "Christmas in August".
This wasn't my idea though. Ages ago, my dear friend Alex showed me a card she had made which was inspired by a lovely SU demonstrator called Joanne. I used Alex' inspiration to make a valentine's card earlier this year which I didn't post it on my blog.  
I loved Joanne and Alex's idea of using punched hearts with this simple branch from a Stampin Up set.   Today, I swapped the hearts for baubles and opted to go with a turquoise blue, some Nestie embossing straight onto the card base (something I haven't done before) and a fabulous PTI sentiment stamp.  And here is the card I made first using their idea.

37 comments:

Tracey T said...

What can I say? Absolutely stunning, Lesley. Hugs, Tracey

Inger said...

Wowwwww so beautiful and elegant Lesley!!!
LOVE it!! :)

♥ Hugs, Inger

Linda said...

Oh I do love that aqua. Very very pretty Lesley.

Céline said...

Oh My lesley an other fantastic LIM card (congrats for win with the last one!).
love the gorgeous pearls on stamp!
hugs
céline
ps : please .... again... lol

katy said...

I love less is more Lesley, so striking! enjoyed browsing your blog...Love Katy

Chrissie said...

This is fabulous Lesley, it's a great image and the baubles look terrific!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

heidy said...

OMG Lesley,this is so pretty,I love it!!!
Thanks for joining CCT this week with this awesome creation!!!
XXX Heidy

Jenni's Jems said...

This is absolutely stunning! x

Elaine said...

Fabulous job Lesley its sensational , simple and so classy what a super card well done Hugs Elaine

Valerie said...

Stunning card Lesley, love the baubles and the fabulous pearls:)
Val x

Joey said...

Lesley this is stunning! so very elegant and I love the colour! Joey x

julieprice3 said...

I love the green and aqua,very pretty
hugs Julie P

Shelby said...

This turned out absolutely gorgeous! Love how you've done the ornaments and CAS is definitely one of your strong suits!

Shelby

Tracy said...

It's stunning Lesley! The turquoise is so pretty on the white and I love how you used the pearls for baubles. Super cute! Hugs!

kingstonmama said...

This is so pretty. Those little pearls look lovely hanging from the branch. Ann Y.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Lesley.
luv
Debby

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card.
Sandra

Anita/AniLi said...

Beautiful and elegant card! Love it!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

coops said...

so stunning lesley.gorgeous colours and stamp and i love the pearl baubles ;D

xx coops xx

Niki Estes said...

Very pretty! I love the CAS design!

Marie said...

Simply divine. Love the non traditional Christmas colors. Great LO.

Barb King said...

I love this one!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your version of this design Lesley with your gorgeous embossed frame and the sentiment stamped straight onto the card base. Vicky x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Lesley, A gorgeous card, I love the stamp and hanging baubles works brilliantly, pretty sentiment too, Gay xxx

Sue said...

Both lovely cards, very pretty and elegant. I like how you have used the pearls for baubles on the first. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. Sue x

Rica said...

The is beautiful Lesley, the colour compo is stunning and the image and sentiment are perfect - I love it!!!!

hugs
Heather xx

Carole said...

I agree with everyone else, elegant & stunning. Hugs C x

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

Your turquoise Christmas card is just gorgeous!!!

Love the colour combo and all the super neat embossing. Scrummy pearls.

I love your second one too with the hearts .. .. but then I would wouldn't I? LOL!!!

Hope all is good with you.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog. Sorry I am a bit of a stranger .. .. busy, busy, busy at the mo!!!

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Faye said...

I love the shades of blue and green you've used. The branch looks fab with it's baubles, but otherwise, as I am Bah Humbug, I'll be back on 24 December (after I've finished making all my cards)to comment on the Christmas card! Have a great weekend my friend. xx

Vicky said...

WOW..............this is incredibly stunning, wow you have such a natural talent for LIM hun you really do. This is what I struggle with the most, wow I really would be sooooooooo darn proud if I did this!!!

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Mandi said...

This is stunning Lesley
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh girl!!! Your creation is too stinkin' CUTE!! :) Love the ornament design and the colors!! Well, it's a fabulous idea if you ask me!! :) TFS!! Have a great weekend friend! HUGS

Julie said...

This is gorgeous Lesley! Love the colours and the scored frame - perfect! Juliexx

Bonnie said...

I'm sorry I missed this last week! I could have enjoyed it much earlier! I love the idea of hanging baubles from this branch. It stirs my CAS heart, Lesley!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love this design, so cute

Kelly said...

Simply stunning! Thank you for playing along at My Mum's Craft Shop this week

anita01 said...

Hai Lesley,

Hoe geweldig mooi is je stempel...en nu met kerstballetjes, jemig enig enig....

Warme kerst groetjes (31 graden hier in Holland;o))
Anita xxx