Sunday, September 18, 2011

Card 1 Lisa 0....

Hey ya'll, welcome back. 
Just want to say thank you for the wonderful comments and the great laughs I've had with your responses.  I had to refer back to a few of them this week, while doing this card...
I'll explain.

But before I get into that,
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Here's my 
Pick Of The Week 
from last week's entries

Tea Time 
You think the image is on the front of the card...
but, it's not....
Layers of adorableness!
Thanks so much for sharing this with us!!

Now to the hot mess I call my card. 
I had an idea and it just went from bad to worse.  Every single step of the way went terribly wrong.  Coloring smeared, using the Big Shot the die slipped, applying adhesive - fingers stuck to everything but what I wanted it to.  
I'm not sure at what stage in this card I finally waved the white flag, but it was obvious this card had a mind of it's own and would fight me to the end.
I conceded.

Here's another view of the card that refused my persuasions...
I actually respect the card for it's persistence and gumption.
I like it a lot better than my concept.

Here's what I tried to do
You win some, you lose some but in the end it's all a learning experience.

Have a great day everybody and thanks SO MUCH for stopping by.
Lisa :)



Chrissy said...

Oh Lisa...making cards can sometimes just make you spit!!!

I messed up my sky something fierce on my other DT...could not be fixed had to start all over last night.grrr...
Love your pick of the week, and in the end you have made an awesome Autumn card...


Mitralee said...

Too funny!! Thanks for making me laugh today! Loved the title of your blog!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Obviously you were very grateful when this card did make it to the finish line Lisa, the sentiment says it all!!! It has turned out wonderfully well.

Tracey said...

Thanks for visiting The Squirrel & the Fox and for leaving such a lovely comment for us. We really appreciate it. Your blog is gorgeous and I LOVE the name! I am now following.

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Lisa,
Love the Autumn hues .Super embellishing with ribbons and button and sentiment tag .
Hugs Shirley-Anne

Lisa Jane said...

so glad you persisted .. the final card is stunning.. i love the image -so pretty .
And your pick of the week is so cute with a fab colour combo
Lisa x

Mary J said...

It turned out beautiful Lisa! But I bet it would have been fab with the original too!

Love your pick - so much great attention to detail!!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Thank you for sharing another beautiful card and I love you sharing what you tried to do....I have so many of those too...makes a gal feel good in good company.

nnalorac said...

The end result is beautiful Lisa, images can exasperate us some times! Lovely pick of the week. Carolxx

Rene said...

This is SO pretty! I love fall! :D
And your pick of the week is too cute!
Rene :D

Rae said...

Thanks for the peak at your "learning experience". I came over via MIM to let you know how much I like your card. It turned out just beautiful!

Marjorie said...

This is a lovely card hun, love autumn colours, and I know all about something not coming together, spent all day on my card for mim yesterday, but like you say it's all a learning experiance lol!! Love your blog will be back again!!

Kerrie said...

Oh, it turned out just beautiful, and want a wonderful pick of the week, it just gorgeous.

Martina Rau said...

a wonderful result,Lisa.


Margaret said...

Ms Lisa, you are way too critical! Besides...since you managed to finish the card it's not a complete surrender, more of a compromise!! Your end product is wonderful!

Margaret said...

Ms Lisa, you are way too critical! Besides...since you managed to finish the card it's not a complete surrender, more of a compromise!! Your end product is wonderful!

Intruderlady said...

Saw your card at MiM. Love your card. It's very elegant.