Wednesday 12 June 2013

Clean and simple times three...

Good afternoon, my dear blogger friends!  My, these weeks are just flying by and what wonderful weather we've been having - it was fabulous for getting the washing done, but not so much for crafting!  Everytime I walked into my craftroom, the sunshine called me back outside again!  We've been gardening, barbecuing, relaxing, swimming and my little man got man of the match in his footie game last Friday...such a proud Mamma and a chuffed little boy, too!  He has a match again tonight, so fingers crossed the rain stays away and he has a good game!
Anyhow, I managed to sit at my crafty table...well, to be honest, I was sat at it most of Monday, yesterday and today as I had 3 card orders to make, then Mum and I spent yesterday trying to get ahead with workshop cards (very trying!) and the same again today!  In between all this cardmaking, I managed to get a couple of hours to colour...oh, I do LOVE to colour!  I decided to make a few CAS cards after being inspired by the lovely Delphine - I love how simple her cards are, just showcasing the image and her fabulous colouring!  So this is what I knocked up in a few hours of therapeutic colouring...
...This first card was made using Wee Stamps Dreamy Dragon - he is just adorable!  I glittered his scales and the flower centres with Stardust Stickles, but it doesn't show very well in the image!
Body - Soft Aqua, Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Surf Blue
Scales - Meadow, Leaf, Bright, Forest Greens
Wings and feet - Soft Fawn, Soft Peach, Rose Peach
Tree - Sandstone, Caramel, Saddle Brown
Flowers - Vanilla
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - 
(Ribbon, Pearls, Sparkle/Glitter)
Fantasy and/or Fairies
...Next up, I made a card using Digi Stamp Boutique's Alyssa Relaxing and paper pieced the bath with a paper from First Edition's Dreamcatcher pad.
Skin - Blush, Dusky, Sunkissed Pink
Hair - Sandstone, Caramel, Cocoa, Henna, Umber
Bath top and feet - Ivory, Vanilla, Sandstone
Pillow - Pale Blossom, Pale Pink, Sorbat
Bottle - Pale Citrus, Aniseed, Pear Green
Bow - Cocktail Pink, Vermillion
Shadow on bath - Dove Grey, Dolphin Blue
Shadow - Pastel Beige
I would like to enter this card into the following challenge - 
O for Open (Anything Goes)
...Last up, I used Saturated Canary's Hugs and Kisses digistamp.  I wanted to make the colours a little brighter, so decided to colour her hair in purple...
Skin - Blush, Dusky, Sunkissed Pink
Hair - Orchid, Wild Orchid, Purple, Slate
Skirt - Dolphin, Denim, Cadet, Navy Blues
Heart - Cerise, Vermillion
Boots - Pink Pearl, Sorbet, Fuschia Pink, Lavender, Orchid, Wild Orchid, Soft Khaki, Sandstone, Caramel
Box - Soft Khaki, Sandstone, Caramel
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges :
Mad about Markers
Anything Goes
...I really like CAS cards and I managed to make these three in the same amount of time it would take to make a 'normal' card with all the layers!  Hope the fine weather comes back again soon and I'm going to need it over the summer holidays as the council are planning to modernise our house...I am terrified at the thought of having to try and pack up as much of our things as possible and of the mess that the work will entail, but I will be so glad when it is all done and I can decorate everywhere as I want.  It will be a lot of work and unfortunately is likely to mean I will be absent from blogging for a while, but I will still be able to come and visit you all on my tablet and hope to get ahead enough with my DT duties that I shan't have to miss any challenges...fingers crossed!  Thanks for coming to visit me today and I hope you like my quick and easy cards...see you soon, Lisa x


Ali said...

Beautiful cards - your colouring is fantastic - I definately need more practice xx hops off to check Delphines blog xx

Sue said...

WOW!!! A wonderful selection of cards Lisa. I love the images and your colouring is fabulous.
Well done to your Son too!
hugs Sue xx


Beautiful cards love the saturated canary image (hugs and kisses)
your colouring is wonderful
Thanks for joining us at Crafting when we can


Ella's Design said...

Thanks, Sue! He was so pleased! X

Delphine said...

They are all fantastic! Beautifully coloured and I love the designs, just perfect! Thank you very much for your words that make me blush, you are too kind:)! BIG hugs Delphine xx

Anonymous said...

thank you for joining us for the Hobby House first challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Lau W said...

Oh wow ! Your cards are wonderful, superb designs !

coops said...

so stunning lisa.really gorgeous images and your colouring is fabulous :D
fingers crossed your work will be done quickly and with not too much mess.

xx coops xx

Dewi Lestari said...

Fantastic cards! Love your coloring. Thanks for joining at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges: Fantasy and /or Fairies

Crafty KJ said...

Love these clean and simple cards Lisa, almost tempted to try some myself but I don't think I could do it! Maybe when I've got the hang of the colouring like you I'll give it a try lol. Hugs, Karen xx

Ella's Design said...

Hi, Karen! I don't know what you mean?! Your colouring is certainly good enough to have s go at CAS and worst case scenario, you bodge it up and have to start again! Lisa x

Claire said...

Wow what gorgeous cards, beautiful colouring! Thanks for sharing with us at NMWC
Claire xx

rosie said...

gorgeous cards. love the colours x fab layouts on all 3. great ideas for clean and simple. love your colouring x

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Beautiful cards. Love your colouring work and all the images. Thank you for sharing and joining us at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

Unknown said...

Such beautiful CAS cards!
Thank you for sharing with us at The Hobby House Challenge and good luck!
Tracey x

Sheryl said...

This is such a pretty card. I really like your design and image. Thanks for joining us at NATALIE & AMY’S this month. Please join us again next time.
Hugs Sheryl xx