Monday, 7 February 2011

Delightful ...

... and fun!  That's the new challenge over at Less Is More - a new challenge blog launched last Saturday by Chrissie and Mandi - both very talented ladies.  The idea behind this new challenge is "to promote the making of classic Clean and Simple cards".  I'm not at all sure that I have a particular style of card making.  I love to experiment and try all sorts of different challenges.  Sometimes I find that I'm just in the mood for a CAS look, and at other times I want frills, ribbons, layers!! 

Anyhoo! The first challenge the ladies have given us is to make a card that feature the colours pink, black and white - a really classic combination.   If you haven't already visited this site - it's well worth it!



Clean and simple cards are not necessarily easy cards to make.  However, I knew the look I wanted for this one - so it came a bit quicker than others.  The image is from the Simply Delightful collection by Pink Petticoat, and I've coloured it with Promarkers.  I added a little distressing to the panel to add some depth.  I mounted the image panel onto a piece of black gloss card cut to size with my trusty Spellbinders dies.  Finally, I added a tiny gem to the base of the lamp!  Clean, simple, quick!  And I love it!

Image:  Pink Petticoat - Simply Delightful
Promarkers:  Magenta, Cerise, Ice Grey 1
Spellbinders:  Long Classic Rectangles Lg (S4-142) die #3, Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles Lg (S40143) die #3
Accessories:  Card and gem from stash

Before I finish for this morning, I have to welcome Shirley-Anne to my band of followers - so nice of you to join me! 

I'll be back later today as I've got another couple of cards to upload to various challenges.  But first I really do have to do some ironing - my least favourite job in the world!! 

The wind, which had dropped a bit yesterday, is back in full force and one of my garden fence panels has broken!!  It's such a pain, and I can't get it fixed until the wind has dropped a bit.  And it sounds like the roof is going to take off at any moment - it sounds really scary!!!  Any way, see you all later!!

23 comments:

Chrissie said...

I love it too Deborah!
Thank you so much for your support in our new blog "Less is More" and for joining in with our first challenge.
I really hope that you will be a regular participant!
Chrissie

Pauline said...

Simply lovely Deborah, love the image, and the sentiment is great too.

Mandi said...

Super card Deb, it;s perfect for a CAS card
Simply Delightful in fact!
Thanks for joining our first challenge on "Less is More" hope you will take part again next week

mandi x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What a fabulous CAS card. Love the pop of bright pink and that little gem at the bottom is perfectly placed.
Caroline xxx

Kathyk said...

And it is . . . simply delightful!

Kathyk

Buffy said...

Love this card, simple yet bold, fab!!

Paula said...

You & CAS go together methinks. Super take on the challenge brief & thanks for the info about the site - very interesting indeed.
Paula (PEP)

Jan said...

Lovely card x jan

laney said...

super card Deb
hugs
laney

Suze Bain said...

Your card is gorgeous - so elegant. Thanks so much for commenting on my entry. xox

Lynne said...

Love this card. Gorgeous image. Perfect.
Lynne xxx

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

this is gorgeous!!! looove that lamp stand :) :)

Caroline Hallett said...

that is a lovely stamp - great card

Susan said...

Awesome card! Love that lamp stamp!! How did you get the shading around it? Copics?

Vicky Hayes said...

This is fab - it looks like a really trendy postage stamp!

Aileen said...

Love how you have made your lamp glow! It's very stylish.

Katy said...

Love this, really pretty.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

This really is a delightful piece you created! I really like it. Very sophisticated looking.

Stella said...

Wow; I'm impressed. I am not a CAS type and always in awe when I see a handmade CAS beauty like you made. But it's also Chic And Stunning. I love it. And how clever to distress that panel; it's a perfect soft finishing touch!

Gail said...

Cute image ,perfect card for this challenge.Elegant and understated .

Donelda said...

eeeek, love this !!!!

Sue said...

Hi Deborah,wow i love your your card,simplicity at it's best...beautiful:)

Thanks for visiting my blog

sue
xx

Annemaritta said...

Hi Deborah,
When I found "Less is More" blog, I was thinking about to tell you about it, because I was sure you would like it. No need, you already are a follower! :) with a great creation.

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