Friday, May 06, 2011

Less is More Lucky Dip


I've forgotten to make my MIL a birthday card although I could use one I had already made it didn't seem right but yesterday afternoon didn't work as planned. Hubby and DS was going to put together the Corner Garden Harbour we brought ourselves but I ended up reading and explaining the instructions. I was exhausted and didn't feel like making a card but after a bit of break I thought I would make a Less is More card.
This week its Lucky Dip for a Thank You or Congratualtions card. I decided I would use this opportunity to use the butterfly swirl from Penny Black. Made a bit of boob and ended up cutting it out and matting it.
The big butterfly is from Hero Arts and I blame that Kath for making me buy the clear set.  The sentiment again from an old Hero Arts clear design set.
I though a flat bow would be more elegant than my usual bows. The ribbon is straight because I made a point to make sure it was so the crooked photographer is back.

While I was waiting for the ink to dry on the butterfly so I could cut it out, I used this Penny Black stamp not sure if its ever been inked up before. I used copics to colour, you can tell I need practice. Added some glitter and some white dots and the sentiment is Hero Arts. I consider this as a bit of failure, not really liking it at all. But its important to record it so I don't repeat it.
Hope to be back with MIL card.

58 comments:

  1. Ganz phantastische Karten, liebe Debby. Eine schöner als die andere.
    Besonders die erste ist sehr edel!

    Liebe Grüße
    Uschi

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  2. Both of thecard is soo beautiful. I love it.
    Hugs, Nataša

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  3. Absolutely stunning. I love the images you have used on both and the bows.

    Jayne xx

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  4. Great cards, my favourite is the first one as it looks so clean and crisp. Gorgeous xx Jan

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  5. Two fab cards Debby especially love the blue and white.
    Hugs Sally xxx

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  6. Less is definately more! Love both your cards!

    Hugs Kim

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  7. Hi Debby,
    don't be so hard on yourself, these are 2 very lovely cards so very different to what you normally do.
    spectacular!!
    have a lovely day and rest
    hugs
    Suzie Qx

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  8. FAntastic cards as always Debby
    Your work is always so absolutely perfect!
    Love the blue butterfly
    Magnificent!
    Continued thanks for your support of our challenge
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More
    Congrats on making our showCASe for last week 'Off centre'

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  9. Both very elegant cards Debby! I like the second one the most ;)
    xoxo Anita

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  10. Both stunning cards Debby. Don't you just hate that photographer - he visits me often!!! Have a good weekend. Hugs x

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  11. What a simple,clean and elegant card Debby! I would be happy to receive this, really lovely-definately not a failure!
    *hugs* Sal x

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  12. Hi Debbie - I've just joined your followers as I often see your comments on others' blogs and had a peek!
    Love your style of cards - this one is beautiful in it's simplicity! I like the way you (hmmmm don't know how to describe it)... curve your decoupage/paper piecing.... what a fab technique! Do you use an embossing tool? Would love to know more about how to achieve it.
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  13. Love both cards Debby. The first, with the blue and white, is total classic elegance, so gorgeous, and the frame on the second sets off the flower perfectly. Great job hun. Sxx

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  14. These are absolutely stunning Debby. Love them. hugs Sharon

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  15. Both lovely card, but the blue is my fave. Love butterflies on cards. Well done on the less is more. Marianne x

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  16. I just love your first card Debby, the colour is amazing and I love both the butterfly and the butterfly swirl. Just lovely everything!
    I'm with you in that the second one is not as appealing as the first! Put it down to experience!
    Thanks once more!
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  17. Hey Debby, no matter what you say, I like the cards ;)
    xxx Dutch Tulip
    Marja

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  18. Wow, I am really loving your CAS cards, Debby! Both brilliant use of white space!

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  19. Both cards are super but your blue card really caught my eye. Love the little butterfly panel and your 3 d butterfly. The ribbon and sentiment tie it all together. x

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  20. I am not a butterfly fan but this card is so beautiful, I love it. Gorgeous colour too.
    I also like the image on the second card I just wonder if it is the colour of the ribbon that is not right, your colouring and everything else looks great to me.

    Kath x

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  21. Both gorgeous Debby...I love the blue on the first one and those tiny little butterflys...very cute.
    Very nice flower image on the second, ribbons look very straight to me.Very lovely.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  22. Wow Debby, These cards are gorgeous and elegant!
    Hugs Trudy

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  23. Beautiful work hun xxx

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  24. Hi hunni I love both of these cards they are gorgeous the top one is my fave but mainly cus I just love the blue. The 2nd one I also love the image is beautiful hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  25. Gorgeous Debby!!
    Hugs Heidy

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  26. Hi Debby. Two very beautiful cards. Love the butterflies on the first one and the colours and image on the second one are so pretty. Donna

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  27. Both are sensational ! Love them both clean and crisp beautifully executed.

    Marie

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  28. Beautifully done Debby, i especially love the lavendar card it is so beautiful and very soothing
    love tasha xx

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  29. both cards are very elegent, my favorite is the top one, beautiful fresh look.
    Kevin xx

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  30. Both cards are gorgeous but the butterfly one is amazing. I love the shade of blue you`ve used. Fabulous!
    Lynne xxx

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  31. 2 Beautiful cards debby -cant choose between them
    lisa x

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  32. Simply beautiful Debby, I love your decoupaged butterfly, it looks amazing!

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  33. Debby you do simple just as wonderfully as you do fancy and 3d, love these classy cards,I have the 2nd image so thanks for the inspiration.janex

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  34. Two really lovely cards Debby....love the buttefly on the LIM card...

    Anne

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  35. I love both cards..both are so pretty...but WOW! That first card is amazing! I LOVE the blue..and that butterfly popped up is fabulous!

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  36. such stunning and elegant cards!

    Hugs Juls

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  37. wow both stunning card Debby!

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  38. Both cards are beautiful Debby.
    Avril x

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  39. both beautiful cards Debby, your 3d really does make a less is more card and your second one is so pretty, don't know why you don't like it!
    Have a great weekend!
    Happy Crafting, Debxx

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  40. stunning cards debby,the images are so beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

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  41. Both are gorgeous cards Debby, I love how you've positioned the bow on the first card:0
    Jenny x

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  42. Two beautiful cards Debby but the blue has my vote! its perfect!
    Hugs Laurie x

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  43. Oh my!! these cards are gorgeous Debby, I find it so difficult to make a cas card but sweetie you have a real talent for them. They are both stunning. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  44. Hi Debby, both cards are so beautiful! Love the swirlstamp with the butterflies!

    Gr. Corine

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  45. Wow Debby these are fab, I have both of these stamps but I've never made them look as good lol,hugs Liz xx

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  46. Two fab CAS Cards Debby, especially love the first one!
    Helen x

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  47. Both your cards are just amazing.

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  48. Really gorgeous creations!! Thanks for sharing! *Vicki* from Stamped Smiles

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  49. Love them both Debby. The first one is especially gorgeous :o) Lisa x

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  50. So, so beautiful and inspiring! The butterflies look brilliant the way you've put them on the first card.

    Also, men - huh! Why are they incapable of reading instructions? It drives me nuts!!

    Have a good weekend! luv, Mags x

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  51. Wowwww Debby,so wonderful cards.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  52. I think BOTH cards are lovely!! No favorite, but the second card is NOT a failure!!! Just wish I could color like that! Good job on BOTH!!!

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  53. Both soooo Beautiful.xx

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  54. Totally stunning, I absolutely love them xx

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  55. O wow, these are gorgeous, so elegant ... love seeing these Less Is More cards but can't make me one. Can't wait to see your white on white card. Hugs xxx

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  56. Beautiful cards! Both gorgeous but I have to say, I think your blue and white one is one of my favourites of yours that you've ever done - gorgeous! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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