Saturday, 9 July 2011

Less is More meets St Luke's .....

... good morning fellow LIMettes - have you seen this week's challenge?  No, that was a daft question - of course you've seen it.  This week Chrissie and Mandi from Less is More would like us to make a one layer card that features "something with legs".  My first thought was a table!  Don't have anything with a table stamp - so off to think again.  And I've made a card for my darling son, Ben.  And my card has lots of legs!!!  Oh yes, it is also suitable for our challenge at St Luke's Charity Card challenge where we want you to make a card using "Black, White and one other colour" - do check it out - it's for a great cause.  What do you think?



This set of patterned animals is just fantastic.  I made a couple of cards with this set in May for the OLW challenge - see here and here.  All the animals are a bit unusual - they feature funky designs, and I've been dying to play with the lizard stamp.  I also wanted to play with my new Papermania typography stamps.  They're large size sentiments in great fonts and can be coloured, paper pieced or left plain.  The frame is from the Frame-It set by my favourite rodent!!  I was going to colour the sentiment but decided to keep it simple in black and white, and added colour to the lizard - sparkly green!!

Stamps:  Inkadinkadoo - Patterned Animals; Papermania - Son (PMA907413); Waltzingmouse - Frame-It, Free Spirit - Words
Inks:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Card from stash; Stardust pen and Promarker

I've done a close up photo of the lizard so that you can see the design easier - it's such a cute lizard!!


I know I'm not going to be the first to post my card to the challenge blog - but it's way earlier than usual!  And now that I've made this card, I'm going to have a busy day helping Kathryn to tidy her bedroom.  It looks rather like a bomb site!!  I suspect I'll be doing more tidying than supervising :)  Still, it will also give us the chance to have a move around - which is always fun.  I'm going to try and get back later to post another card - this time for the CAS-ual Friday challenge - a non-traditional shaped card!!  See you later.  Have a great day.

43 comments:

Zoë said...

Perfect for both challenges Deborah and I love the lizard! Zx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Deborah, Great card, gecko's are my favourite lizard they have the cutest feet and can hang on any surface, fun, Gay xxx

nicky said...

great card , just right for a man's card
Nicky

Jane said...

Cute lizard and funky sentiment, I'm sure Ben will love it.

Kim S said...

I really like how you have met the challenge and I love all the patterns in this card. That's just the perfectly styled sentiment to go with your little lizards.

Kathyk said...

Smashing - love the patterned lizard

Kathyk

Gibmiss said...

Hi DEBORAH
gorgeous card...we have loats of geckoes here in Gib ....one jumpedout of my makeup bag one morning....it was such a fright ....but there are lovely
hugs
sylvie
xxxxx

Carol said...

Great card Deborah, love the geckos and the typography stamp. Carol x

GinaA said...

Brilliant card Deborah, love the Geckoes

Lynne said...

Fabulous Deborah. Love the geckos. My son used to have 2, they were called Art Gecko and Eddie Lizard. They had the most beautiful eyes.
Lynne xxx

Faith A said...

Love the geckoes reminds me of when we had one in the house while in Riyadh. The typography stamp is awesome, great card

Jo Street said...

Love the Geckoes, great card.
Jo x

Vicky Hayes said...

Lots of legs here - love the lizards! And perfect for the St Lukes challenge too (can't tell you how much trouble I've had with that!!!) Enjoy the tidying!

Craftilicious said...

I think you're winning for the entry with the most legs so far! Great card - I love the gekos and that sentiment set looks gorgeous.
Tara x

Stella said...

Lovely lizards :) and a fabulous take on the challenge. Love the sentiment too:)
Hugs!

Jenny said...

Your right, those lizards are very sparkly and quite cute:)
Fab card.
Jenny x

Rosemary said...

really cool card!! love the lizards!!

Paula said...

Ha - the Blogger Gremlins have hit Safari now......
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Love the green lizards - anything like this is great fun. Hope the tidying went well.
Paula (PEP)

~ Ali ~ said...

Super creations love it

ali x

Pauline said...

A fab card for your boy, I love those lizards in their sparkly suits!

Beryl K said...

Great card for your son, I love those lizards
Beryl x

Chrissie said...

Great card Deborah!
Saw a few of these in Spain last week!
Thanks so much!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

pink latte said...

Wow! This is stunning Deb! Love the lizards, they are sparkly gorgeous! :)

Susan said...

such a cute card! Bet your son will love it!! My Card

Ang C said...

A great card - lovin' the lizards!

Suze Bain said...

Deborah, I so very nearly used this lizard, he's fab. Love the large sentiment, a super card. xx

Aileen said...

I love lizards, geckos especially. Your font goes so well with the patterns on the lizards. x

fatmonica said...

Fabulous card!

flutterbycrafter said...

Great card, love the lizard

Dolly Daydreams said...

Love these little critters, and how you did the layout, fab colours too.

Marie

Mandi said...

FAB card DEborah, tour Ben is really lucky to receive so many of your FAB cards
Thanks very much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Hazel said...

Your card is brilliant. This is the second attempt to post a comment so hopefully this one will be accepted. Hazel x

Zoechaos said...

Love it! XOXO Zoe

Michellem said...

Love your lizards - we have a Bearded Dragon so all things lizard call out to us - Those stamps look like Zentangle- so cool!

Jen W. said...

Ooooh love that lizard image! It looks like the one tattooed on my foot! :) This stamp set is definitely going onto my wish list.

Jess said...

what a great masculine card :)

The Crafty Elf said...

Excellent card! Love those little guys, we see them when we are down south.

Lisa said...

Love this card, the stamps are gorgeous xxx

Mrs.B said...

Hi, Great card, like the way you have kept it black & White and just coloured the little lizards backs.
Avril

Buffy said...

Brilliant card Debs, love the little lizards

massofhair said...

I have this stamp set too and am loving all of the Patterned Pets, great use of the gecko.
A fun card:-)

Joan said...

I do like little lizards and these are lovely.

Sandy said...

Love your lizards, and the mixed fonts in Son looks wonderful
Sandy

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