Friday, 22 April 2011

Going Clean & Simple!

I've been observing all the Clean & Simple cards that have been appearing around blogland recently so I thought I'd be adventurous and try my hand at making one. I can categorically tell you now that this style of card is definitely not for me...oh can I say...kind of naked? Yup that's the word...there I've said it!

Sophie stood guard over my design papers so that I couldn't dip into them...if she hadn't who knows what could/would have been added to this card lol! At least I can say I've tried a CAS card but I don't think there'll be any more on my blog in the near future coz I'm definitely sticking to lots of layers!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges...
Claudia & Company...Clean & Simple
I ♥ Promarkers...Anything Goes

PS: Huge thanks to the girls at I ♥ Promarkers for picking me as one of their top 3 winners last week...I was chuffed to bits when I picked up my badge!

Digital Images : Digi Stamp Boutique (Handbag Collection)
Card Stock : Papermill...White Linen
Colouring Medium : Promarkers
Tools : Circular Punch
Embellishments : Gems from my craft stash
Circular Sentiment : Created on the Computer


Sonia said...

You did make me lol Donna. It's a very nice card but I know what you mean, I struggle with cas cards.
Have a lovely Easter.
Hugs Sonia xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Donna, this is very pretty and I love the cute little handbags and pretty inked edges. I think you have the look spot on with this one hun.

I'm with you about the naked look though, I just have to add LOTS of bits & bobs to my cards, can't help myself.

Well done on the top 3 too, you really deserve it. :o)

Donna x

Emma said...

A beautiful card Donna, love the layout.
Happy Easter, hugs Emma x

MARY B said...

I think it's Beautiful. Mary x

Catherine said...

Your card is beautiful and elegant Sweetie ! I love the layout but I am like you, I find it difficult not to add embellishments and "stuff" on my cards ! Hugs and love from Catherine

sari said...

Oh Donna! This is stunning! Love the CAS style, but i can never do it... Like you, i think it's i keep adding...and adding...*lol*
But i truly think your card is perfect!! Have a happy hoppy easter! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

Saskia said...

Lovely card, so sweet!!

Joey said...

Hiya Donna

its gorgeous the more of them you do the easier it gets rofl.

Joey x

Tine said...

Hi Donna. Great CAS card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Donna.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous i so love this image, the colours are fab too, Happy Easter big hugs love pops x

Wishcraft said...

It's lovely Donna, but then I love the CAS look :o) As Joey says it gets a lot easier as you do more of them! Lisa x

Delphine said...

Well I absolutely love your card, Donna! It is so elegant! Whether you put a lot of layers or not, your cards are gorgeous! Hugs Delphine xx

Anonymous said...

Fab simples card Donna, love it!
Helen x

Mandy said...

I have visions of you sat at your desk just eager to dip into those papers Donna.

It's always nice to try something different, and I think your card looks fab.

Have a great Easter break


Sue said...

Hi hun
this is stunning, luv the clean classy look to this,have lovely weekend, sue,x

xxxtglxxx said...

I hear ya sista! :) lol. I am so with you on the CAS style! I love seeing them, they look so classy, but I just cant make them. Even if I try, I end up finishing them off properly at a later date! lol

You have really pulled this off brilliantly though, great little images, and just the perfect finishing touch with the ribbon and pearl buckle. It really looks fab.

Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week,



Lynsey said...

Hi Donna, love your naked card lol! Its very elegant!
Hugs Lynsey

Joy said...

love the pink and CAS! thanks for playing with Claudia and Company, Joy DT

Paula said...

I can't do it either - it takes me ages to do a CAS & I just end up feeling frustrated & stifled & the bin is full of failed attempts. Naked is the word - I've also decided that I'm not going there. One Layer just does not compute with me.
Paula (PEP)
Yet I can admire other people's cards - I just think we have to know our own limits - if you know what I mean.

WeirdCat said...

So delicate and pretty, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Love to Doodle! said...

Beautifully snazzy indeedy....xx