Sunday, 15 April 2012

Purple flowers

Hi Crafter's

I hope you are all well and enjoying the fine weather we are having this morning.
I have not long got back in after taking the dog for his walk. It was a bit on the cool side just nice for a brisk walk, we went over the fields to Mapperley village then down into Shiply park. We stopped for a coffee at Derby lodge and then back home again via Bell Lane. On part of the walk we go through some woods, I love that part with all the birds singing in the trees. And if I'm lucky I don't see another sole until we get into Shiply Park, today was one of those mornings.

Well onto today's cards.
Have you ever wished you hadn't started something........ I have.......This weeks Challenge  at the Less is More web site..... LOL
The challenge this week is a one layer card and the theme this week is DOODLING...

Oh goody gum drops I thought. I can get out my Zig Art & Graphic twin tip pens for this one. Not because I can draw  but because they make drawing flowers a doddle. And so a card idea formed in my head. So off I went creating my card....
Here is the card I made.
Then I read the challenge again....... It said a ONE LAYER CARD!!!!  I have LAYERS in this card RATS!!!!! I have to start again.

Three cards later, and all in the bin, for one reason or another I managed this one....

This card didn't look like the one in my head though.
I drew the flowers with my Zig Art pens and then stamped the leaves but I don't like the finished result and I don't know why...... So I had to have another try.
This time I used a different stamp a Clarity stamp  "small sprig".
I drew the line of flowers first then traced them onto a scrap of paper and masked them off then stamped around them. I then drew in the other flowers after.  I'm still not happy with my efforts but this card is a little bit like the original one I had in my head.

I am beginning to wish I hadn't started this or tried something simpler..... But you know in my noggin  IT WAS SO SIMPLE....... ARRRRGGGGG........
Five hours...... FIVE hours I  spent yesterday trying to get the card I wanted .... So in the end I  gave up.... it had beaten me.
All I can say though, is,  I have had a go, and  have enjoyed playing along .

Well that's it for this post. I am off now to have a look at all the lovely cards that have been created by all the other LIM'etts

I will be back soon with another card or two. Thank you for stopping by TTFN.


Rosmarie said...

Thank you for your nice comment Sue.

Your card looks very flowery, just right for the upcoming season.
Wonderful colors!


Unknown said...

Oh Sue - I've done that so many times that you'd think I'd learn to read it thoroughly first before I start!!! How frustrating but you got a brilliant card that someone will love. Agree about the leaves on the second but the third card is absolutely lovely.

Kathyk said...

Some people think that successful CAS cards are so simple but we know this is not the case.

Love all of your cards today


Zoechaos said...

They are all beautiful, don't be so hard on yourself trust the rest of us XOXO Zoe

Margie said...

Hi Sue - had to smile because that's so like me but all your cards are lovely, especially the first one, even if it has layers! I'm coming to Derbyshire soon on holiday so looking forward to walking in your lovely countryside.

Diane said...

Well I have to say your efforts were well worth it, your cards are gorgeous! Five hours well spent!

Autumn Mist said...

Is Derby Lodge a tea rooms, possibly a tudor style building? I can remember riding past it last year, of course we couldn't stop, but I really liked the look of it. Lovely cards, I totally understand your frustration, the LIM challenge really makes me think and sometimes my brain goes and I don't have anything to enter! Never mind, there's always next week!

Suze Bain said...

Oh Lol! Despite what you think, they're all really lovely cards. xx

Margaret said...

I think they're all fab Sue
Margaret x

Mandi said...

Glad you had 'fun'
They are all very pretty

Not sure why you arent happy, maybe if they trailed off the page slightly one side, to ground them a bit?
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Maribel said...

Precious, two cards is very beautiful

Jenni's Jems said...

Well you did better than I did and these are all great but like the last one best it looks like ALL of it was stamped! x

Darnell said...

Your first and last cards are truly beautiful and show all the hours of work that went into them. Someone will be very lucky to get them!

Chrissie said...

The last one looks completely stunning, but they're all super!
Fab cards.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Elaine said...

Well done on your perseverance!! Love the Especially for You card and the colours you've chosen to use.

Helen in the UK said...

It may not have been what you had in your mind, but you've made wonderful cards. I particularly like the 2nd one :)

GinaA said...

You sound just like I feel sometimes when I have an idea and it just won't translate onto a card, well done on the perseverance. Doesn't time fly when you are enjoying yourself and you do have 3 lovely cards at the end of it all.

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

Sue these are gorgeous! You would think they were stamped not hand drawn! It was well worth the 5 hours you spent :) Sarah x